Oct 4, 2012

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.

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Debate roundtable: Ohio voters pick Romney as winner

Oct 4, 2012
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.

In debate Romney hits on strengths with voters

Oct 4, 2012
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?

Romney tacks to the center, Obama silent on 47 percent

Oct 4, 2012
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?

Small businesses vie for campaign customers

Oct 4, 2012
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.

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

Oct 4, 2012
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.

Chavez fights for re-election in Venezuela

Oct 4, 2012
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

Oct 4, 2012
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?

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC