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It's Election Day. San Bernardino has one the highest unemployment rates in the country while Oklahoma City has one of the lowest; our reporters check in to see how voters are feeling in both cities. Some people have experienced long waits at their polling places today -- how does constant waiting affect us financially and psychologically? No matter who wins the presidency tonight, they will inherit an improving economy. Even when this election is over, super PACs are here to stay. And we hear about workplace etiquette for the day after the election. Hint: It’s not polite to gloat if your guy wins.

Segments From this episode

Election Day a holiday for United Auto Workers

Nov 6, 2012
UAW members have had Election Day off since 1999.

Election Day: Is waiting the hardest part?

Nov 6, 2012
An economist and an engineer on the frustrations and virtues of waiting.

Commuter rail project in Hawaii hangs on today's vote

Nov 6, 2012
The leading candidate for mayor of Honolulu has pledged to derail a $5 billion rail project to help ease Oahu’s terrible traffic.

Employed or not, voting ritual often the same

Nov 6, 2012
In many ways, the 2012 presidential election is a referendum on a number: the nation's unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Reporters in Oklahoma City (unemployment around 5 percent) and San Bernardino, Calif., (unemployment pushing 12 percent) look behind the numbers.

Super PACs are here to stay

Nov 6, 2012
Outside political groups expected to focus their dollars on post-election issues.

Yea or nay: Whether to talk politics at work

Nov 6, 2012
Politics, like religion and sports, can be a delicate workplace conversation topic. How will the day after play out around the office water cooler?
Amey Esparza puts her 'I Voted' sticker on after casting her ballot at John Fremont Middle School on Nov. 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Next president inherits hopeful economy

Nov 6, 2012
Whoever it is, the next president could benefit from an improving economy. Housing prices are rising again and unemployment is expected to fall.

It’s Election Day. San Bernardino has one the highest unemployment rates in the country while Oklahoma City has one of the lowest; our reporters check in to see how voters are feeling in both cities. Some people have experienced long waits at their polling places today — how does constant waiting affect us financially and psychologically? No matter who wins the presidency tonight, they will inherit an improving economy. Even when this election is over, super PACs are here to stay. And we hear about workplace etiquette for the day after the election. Hint: It’s not polite to gloat if your guy wins.

Music from the episode

Father and Son Apollo Brown
Narrow Sun Fool's Gold
Missed the Boat Modest Mouse
Missed the Boat Modest Mouse