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Campaign ads crowd out local businesses on airwaves

Aug 8, 2012
Small businesses are seeing higher TV ad rates, fewer time slots in key swing states.
Posted In: ads, television

Obama, Romney draw attention over apps

Aug 8, 2012
With election day now less than three months away, the campaigns of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have amped up. One of their newest feats? Mobile apps.
Posted In: app, mid-day extra

Campaigns experiencing online ad space crunch

Aug 2, 2012
Demand for the 15- and 30-second spots that automatically play before online videos are sold out in some markets or being auctioned off at record prices in others.
Posted In: online advertising, 2012 campaign

Orlando is 'purple' when it comes to political donors

Aug 1, 2012
Central Florida city is a top locale for both GOP and Democratic fundraisers, in a swing state that will play a key role for either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama winning the election.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, campaign finance, Florida

Enter to win...a president

Jul 25, 2012
Both the President Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns are using sweepstakes to coax small donations. Do they work?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Teach for America fields political candidates

Jul 23, 2012
Teach for America is tapping its nationwide network of alumni to recruit candidates for public office -- so much so that in one Tennessee race, two TFA alums are squaring off against one another.
Posted In: politics, teachers, Teach for America, Education, 2012 election

The influence of the vice president

Jul 18, 2012
As Romney prepares to tap running mate, historians say vice presidents have a mostly unseen role in shaping policy.
Posted In: vice president, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Squaring rhetoric and reality on outsourcing

Jul 17, 2012
There's a new bad word in the race for president: 'Outsourcing.' But the latest political back-and-forth, while dramatic, ignores the realities of the American economy.
Posted In: outsourcing, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Report: Mitt Romney stayed at Bain longer than he's claimed

Jul 12, 2012
The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that government documents show GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney remained CEO and chairman of the private equity firm Bain Capital for three years after he has said he left Bain.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Boston Globe, Securities and Exchange Commission

The president is a 'betting' man

Jul 5, 2012
As President Obama's "Betting on America" tour gets underway, we ask a linguist: What does it mean to "bet" on the country?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, slogan, Barack Obama

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Marketplace takes a look at the biggest business stories of the year that was 2010, and looks forward to see what we can expect for the year ahead.