Jan 11, 2012 Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.
Jan 27, 2012 A combination of free TV debates and outside money is helping candidates penny-pinch for now.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 27, 2012 The unemployment rate in Iowa is relatively low compared to much of the rest of the country. How does the state's economy impact the Iowa caucuses?
Jan 3, 2012 All eyes are on Iowa today as caucuses there start Republicans on their quest toward the presidential nomination. What does today mean for the state of Iowa?
Jan 2, 2012 Presidential candidates and their teams spend a lot of money every four years in Iowa, from pizza delivery to TV ads. But the long-term economic benefits are what really matters to the state.
Jan 27, 2012 Poor weather on election day can mean fewer voters at the polls, and bigger expenses for the candidates.
Jan 11, 2012 Heading into the election year, we speak to Frank Newport at Gallup about how Obama's economic policies are faring in the American public, and why the economy will be the biggest issue in 2012.
Dec 29, 2011 How do Americans feel about all the GOP candidates before next Tuesday? Also, Gallup's most admired people of 2011, and gauging support for the Democrats and the Republicans after the payroll tax cuts showdown.
Dec 29, 2011 Citizens for a Working America had once planned to support Michele Bachmann. It then bought an ad in Iowa for Mitt Romney's campaign.