What would delayed election results mean for the economy?

Oct 22, 2020
The results from the election could remain uncertain for weeks. "And uncertainty is generally really bad for economy activity," said Brookings' Wendy Edelberg.
Even with record-breaking early voting, it could take some time to know who won the presidential election this year.
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Money is still flooding into the campaigns. But how to spend it?

Oct 22, 2020
In the final run-up to Election Day, campaigns, parties and outside groups are rushing to spend unprecedented cash on hand.
Television screens air the first presidential debate at a sports bar on Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C.
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What Trump, Biden had to say about economic issues in the first debate

The Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, climate change and the reopening of the pandemic economy all came up.
Trump continued to say he wants the economy opened more quickly and continued to dispute his own scientists on whether it was safe to do so. Biden wants to take a more cautious and slow approach, basically arguing the risks aren’t worth it.
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In first presidential debate, what will we hear about the economy?

Sep 28, 2020
Additional coronavirus aid for state and local governments is a likely point of contention.
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Banks weigh in on what the 2020 presidential election might do to the stock market

Sep 25, 2020
Economists often look to previous elections to model upcoming ones, but 2020 continues to break the mold.
Goldman Sachs economists said in a note Thursday that worries are overblown — that there will be a victor on election night and in turn the markets will stay steady.
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What it takes to turn a sports venue into a polling place

Sep 10, 2020
With record voter turnout expected in this year's elections, arenas and other large venues are turning into voting “supercenters."
The Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is one of many sports arenas across the country that will be converted to voting "supercenters" for the November elections.
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The RNC and DNC painted very different pictures of the U.S. economy

It was Trump's appeal to American prosperity versus Biden's "Build Back Better" plan.
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What do the wealthy think of Joe Biden's plan for taxes and economic rebuilding?

The private sector isn't necessarily "running scared," says Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer.
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Why women are successful global leaders

Aug 19, 2020
Kamala Harris is only the third woman in U.S. history to be nominated as a VP candidate for a major party.
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What kind of change could Kamala Harris bring to U.S. politics as vice president?

Aug 12, 2020
As evidenced by female leaders around the world, Harris could bring changing perspectives and priorities to governing.
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