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Obama hopes Nevada turnout team trumps bad economy

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It's people like Paul Prekop who make Nevada a maddeningly difficult state for President Barack Obama to lock down, and who give Republican Mitt Romney hope that there's a route to the White House even if he loses the big prize of Ohio.

‘Fiscal cliff’ already hampering U.S. economy, report says

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The “fiscal cliff” is still two months off, but the scheduled blast of tax hikes and spending cuts is already reverberating through the U.S. economy, hampering growth and, according to a new study, wiping out nearly 1 million jobs this year alone.

It’s not about the economy, stupid

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President Obama moved from center stage to center court Tuesday. The day after the third and final debate, Obama started his day at a tennis stadium grinning under the waves of adulation from an eager and approving crowd. The night before, the president was all sharp elbows and crisp declarations about world affairs, but for those arrayed in the bleachers surrounding him on all sides, he was in full campaign mode, joking, switching accents, and returning to the perils of Romnesia—less Situation Room and more The Situation.

Ryan to focus on poverty in Ohio speech

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As the campaign for the White House enters the final stretch and both campaigns focus on just a handful of states, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will address upward mobility and the economy in Ohio Wednesday afternoon.

Biden, Ryan trade sharp words on foreign policy, economy during vice-presidential debate

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Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) tangled fiercely and noisily here Thursday night over the economy and foreign policy in a spirited debate that underscored the vast differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets on virtually every issue in the presidential campaign.

On Economy, Romney Blurs Contrast

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Apparently Mitt Romney likes government regulation, loves Medicare the way it is, agrees fairly regularly with President Obama, and does not, in fact, want to cut taxes very much. Those are gross simplifications of Romney’s economic platform, and ones very much at odds with the antitax, antiregulation, pro-entitlement-reform campaign the former Massachusetts governor has waged for more than a year.

Pray for rain

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The weather forecast could have a big effect on America’s economic forecast next year. The more rain, the better.

Romney campaign aims to recalibrate around economic message

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In response to sagging battleground polls and criticism from some Republican party insiders, the Romney campaign – as part of its recalibration – intends to get more specific with its economic message, trying to reach out to the increasing number of voters who believe Mitt Romney doesn't understand their problems.

Machine-gun Bernanke

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It is almost impossible to imagine the Federal Reserve, as currently constituted, acting more aggressively to speed up the economy than it did Thursday afternoon. After months of tinkering with monetary policy on the margins of an ongoing American jobs crisis, amid escalating cries that Ben Bernanke had run out of weapons to fight unemployment, the Fed has unleashed a full and sustained burst of monetary stimulus.

Economy might be gaining traction, new data suggest

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After a spring and summer of weak economic indicators, a flurry of fresh data suggest key sectors of the economy might be gaining traction, just as the battle for the White House enters the final round.