After a hard-fought campaign, the president must turn immediately to the fiscal cliff and the nation's debt limit. Already, a credit-rating agency is warning of a possible downgrade.
The Obama camp spent the most in topping 1 million advertisements aired, but Romney's supporters did their part, too.
The candidates may fear offending banks, and a distracted press just ignores the issue.
Economic concerns resonate on campus, where deficit and unemployment remain major issues.
The Las Vegas Sands head may be focused too much on the US presidential campaign and not enough on his gaming empire.
One multimillionaire gives a controversial speech saying that only consumer demand, and not the wealthy class, will help jobs grow.
The former Massachusetts governor may have the Republican nomination sewn up, but speculators in markets set up by Intrade and the Iowa Electronic Markets don't see much change in his chances of winning.
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