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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

Wall Street Hedged No Election Bets

With Republicans angry about the financial regulations pushed through by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, the securities and investment industry was the only major source of campaign contributions to switch sides in 2012 compared with 2008, giving a record...

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Florida Governor Rick Scott greets Mitt Romney during a rally at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 13, 2012.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott greets Mitt Romney during a rally at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 13, 2012.

Medicare Fraud: Obama-Backing Super-PAC Ties Scott, Romney

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who won election despite a business record including a company engaged in Medicare fraud, is not the most popular politician. The super-PAC backing President Barack Obama is counting on both that and the Medicare voucher plan...

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Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

Priorities’ Bill Burton says the ad, “Stage,” is back by popular demand.

`The Stage’ is Set in Ohio: Priorities

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, has spent millions portraying the business career of Republican Mitt Romney as ruinous to the lives of people who worked for some of the companies that Romney’s Bain Capital took over....

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012 in Durham, New Hampshire.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012 in Durham, New Hampshire.

Bill Clinton to ‘Moderate Mitt’ — ‘Where Ya Been, Boy?’

Bill Clinton has his own explanation for Mitt Romney’s debate performance. “I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did,” Clinton told an audience of 2,000 in Las Vegas yesterday. “I thought, ‘Wow, here’s...

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Reporters watch the final minutes of the Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Reporters watch the final minutes of the Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Obama-Romney Debate: Lost Points

Written with Lisa Lerer Mitt Romney says he’ll offset tax cuts with loophole closings. “We don’t know the details,” President Barack Obama said in debate tonight. Romney says he’ll repeal Dodd-Frank financial regulation, but doesn’t explain how, the president said....

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Private Equity’s Election Bounce?

Could all this madness actually be good for business? After enduring almost a year of attacks on private equity, one of its chief practitioners seems to think the industry could come out ahead when the November dust settles. Steve Schwarzman,...

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A supporter in Leesburg, Virginia, on August 2, 2012.

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A supporter in Leesburg, Virginia, on August 2, 2012.

Obama Didn’t Say It Quite That Way

Tonight, we are hearing about the Bain Capital Children’s Charity. And Ray Fernandez, a Florida pharmacy chain executive, saying Bain has made life better. Then President Barack Obama, shown on the giant screen above the stage of the Republican National...

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