Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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The morning after the presidential debate, voters in the swing state of Ohio weigh in on who won and what issues matter most this election. The middle class was a popular talking point for candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in last night's debate -- how did it play in the minds of voters? Presidential debates are designed to help voters decide who to support, but if you run a small business that does political work, more often than not, you’ve got to pick sides too. Venezuelans will be going to the polls this weekend to elect their president. Unlike any election in recent memory there, it's looking close for Hugo Chavez, who has been in power since 1998.

PODCAST: Sarah Brightman in space and the Venezuelan presidential race

Voters in the swing state of Ohio weigh in on what issues matter most for the middle class this election and who won the debate. In last night's debate Romney drew on his strengths with voters -- the economy, the deficit, and the role of the federal government. How will Romney's performance affect the trajectory of the race?

Chavez fights for re-election in Venezuela

Venezuelans will be going to the polls this weekend to elect their president. Unlike any election in recent memory there, it's looking close for Hugo Chavez, who has been in power since 1998.
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez

Breaking down Obama's '$90 billion' green investment

In last night's debate, Mitt Romney said the president gave $90 billion to the green energy world. That $90 billion number? That's right, sort of.
Posted In: clean energy, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Small businesses vie for campaign customers

Presidential debates are designed to help voters decide who to support, but if you run a small business that does political work, more often than not, you’ve got to pick sides too.
Posted In: 2012 election, Small Business

Romney tacks to the center, Obama silent on 47 percent

Last night's debate brought a number of what seem like novel developments: Pivots on critical issues by Romney; the president leaving out seemingly obvious talking points. But how surprising are they, really?
Posted In: debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election

In debate Romney hits on strengths with voters

In last night's debate Romney drew on his strengths with voters -- the economy, the deficit, and the role of the federal government. How will Romney's performance affect the trajectory of the race?
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Debate roundtable: Ohio voters pick Romney as winner

Following the presidential debate, voters in the swing state of Ohio weigh in on what issues matter most for the middle class this election and who won the debate.
Posted In: debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, middle class, Ohio

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Babylon of the Occident (Instrumental)
The Shanghai Restoration Project
Real Scared
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My City Was Gone (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Pretenders
Good For Great
Matt and Kim

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