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Election Day a holiday for United Auto Workers

Nov 6, 2012
UAW members have had Election Day off since 1999.
Posted In: United Auto Workers

California cities vote on soda tax

Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california

On economy, young voters sound like everybody else

Nov 5, 2012
College students speak out on economic issues they're thinking about this election year, from taxes to the deficit.
Posted In: voters, youth

The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Nov 5, 2012
Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

So what can $6 billion buy you?

Nov 5, 2012
The price of this year's campaign spending is what Americans spend every year renting DVDs.
Posted In: campaign spending, 2012 election

On the fence: A small business owner from Virginia

Nov 5, 2012
With less than a day to go until the nation selects a new president, small business owner Brett Fry's vote will go to the party that will be good stewards of the armed forces.
Posted In: Small Business, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election, military

Obama slammed by attack ads in final weekend of campaign

Nov 5, 2012
Outside spending the weekend before Election Day tops $73 million
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

News organizations want to be right -- and fast

Nov 5, 2012
The race among the news media to be first to declare states for President Obama or Gov. Romney will be intense. And yet, accuracy is also important. How will news organizations balance the two on election night?
Posted In: news, 2012 election

Jorge Ramos on the candidates, immigration, and the Latino vote

Nov 5, 2012
Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision News, shares his take on what matters most to Latino voters this election and where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of immigration.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Latino voters, Immigration

Exit pollster reduces size of survey in non-swing states

Nov 5, 2012
Edison Research will divert resources from largely predictable states to swing states, 'where the news is.'
Posted In: voters, polls, swing state

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