Nov 8, 2012

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Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy. Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may prove to stay party-loyal. Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One…

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Among the winners in 2012? Pollsters

Nov 8, 2012
Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy.

Is time wasting really a waste of time?

Nov 8, 2012
We all waste time in different ways at work -- maybe on Twitter or Facebook -- could it actually be beneficial?

Young voters turn out for Obama

Nov 8, 2012
Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may stay party-loyal.

In Obama second term, EPA set to issue emission rules

Nov 8, 2012
Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One area where the President can act without Congress is supporting the Environmental Protection Agency as it writes new rules limiting emissions.

China changes leaders at critical economic crossroads

Nov 8, 2012
Depending on which economist you talk to, China is either on a steady path to overtake the U.S. as the world's number one economy or it's on the verge of economic collapse.

Latino voters grow in number, political importance

Nov 8, 2012
With the election over and the numbers in, pollsters are now combing through the data to tell us who voted and what they were saying when they cast their votes. This year's big surprise: Latino turnout.

AT&T puts $14 billion toward expanding wireless

Nov 8, 2012
AT&T announced this week it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to beef up its wireless and broadband services. The news is good for wireless customers, but could portend the demise of the old fashioned landline phone.…

Leadership change to be announced in China

Nov 8, 2012
The Chinese Communist Party will hand over power to China's next leader during its party congress this week.

Political uncertainty continues to hang over markets

Nov 8, 2012
Following Tuesday's election, the markets took a plunge. The major stock indexes all fell nearly 2.5 percent -- the biggest sell-off of the year.

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

Nov 8, 2012
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could…

Could a California supermajority fix state finances?

Nov 8, 2012
In California, voters may have beefed up Democrats to a two thirds majority in both the Assembly and Senate -- a situation the state hasn't seen since 1933.

PODCAST: An orc victory and stock uncertainty

Nov 8, 2012
California lawmakers acquire a long-lost superpower: Taxation. The start of the once-a-decade change in leadership in China. And Barack Obama's prospects next to other notable two-termers: Reagan, Clinton and Bush the younger.

Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn’t so easy. Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may prove to stay party-loyal. Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One area where the President can act without Congress is supporting the Environmental Protection Agency as it writes new rules limiting emissions. We all waste time in different ways at work — maybe on Twitter or Facebook — could it actually be beneficial?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC