Are Republicans better at talking about the economy?

Dec 3, 2020
Communication expert Lee Carter says President-elect Biden "underestimated how important the economy was to Americans."
Joe Biden and Donald Trump in their first presidential campaign debate. Lee Carter recalls that during the campaign, Trump emphasized the economy and Biden highlighted character issues.
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How the election certification process works, and why it matters

Nov 13, 2020
Election certification happens after every general election. This year, it’s looking to be costly.
Canvassers process mail-in ballots at a county board of elections headquarters in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Canvassing is part of the election certification process.
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The presidential election is over. What does that mean for the economy?

Nov 11, 2020
Wendy Edelberg of the Hamilton Project is feeling better after the election, but says the state of the economy is still "panic-inducing."
President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Change in the White House means changing plans for some businesses

Nov 9, 2020
Companies large and small are getting ready for changes in trade, taxes and health care policy.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appear in Delaware during their successful campaign. The White House is expected to send Congress a massive relief package in the coming days.
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Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

Nov 7, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and the first person of color vice president-elect.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, at a rally in August, are headed to the White House after the Associated Press called the presidential race Saturday.
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Despite business doing well during the pandemic, this manufacturer is nervous about the future

Oct 29, 2020
A check-in with Cary Quigley, president of Sterling Technologies in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Factory workers at Erie's Sterling Technologies in 2017.
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How promises to fix income inequality have played out after elections

Oct 28, 2020
Income inequality is on the minds of many voters right now, much like in the run-up to the 1968 presidential election.
We know from the Nixon White House tapes that he didn't really believe in wage and price freezes to get roaring inflation under control.
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Chinese exporter's take: Biden or Trump?

Oct 27, 2020
Some Chinese manufacturers do not expect the trade tensions with the U.S. to change much even with a Biden presidency.
Midnight Charm lingerie factory has been attempting to expand markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East because of the U.S. tariffs imposed on its products.
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What Supreme Court reforms are available to Democrats?

Sep 29, 2020
In the most recent example in history, Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted 15 justices on the court.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2018.
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