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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Colorado.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Colorado.

Obama-Romney: Lasting Impressions

Updated at midnight EDT For all the anticipation of the first presidential debate, the lasting impressions may be few. Republican Mitt Romney scored with a forceful debating stance, but left the stage without a memorable line. President Barack Obama reeled...

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Moderator Jim Lehrer, center, asks President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to respect the order of speaking during the Presidential Debate.

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Moderator Jim Lehrer, center, asks President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to respect the order of speaking during the Presidential Debate.

Obama-Romney Debate: Wall Street

“Regulation is essential. You can’t have the free market work if you don’t have regulation,” Republican Mitt Romney said tonight. “At the same time, regulation can become excessive… With some of the regulation that has passed during the president’s term,”...

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A monitor displays Ben S. Bernanke while a trader works near the two-year and five-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit.

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A monitor displays Ben S. Bernanke while a trader works near the two-year and five-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit.

Washington Daybook: Federal Reserve to the Rescue?

The focus in Washington turns today to the Federal Reserve and what tools the U.S. central bank may have left in its arsenal to boost the flagging economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies before Joint Economic Committee on...

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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington.

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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington.

Washington Daybook: Clearing the Air

Regulation of pollutants and JPMorgan will dominate discussions in the nation’s capital today, along with fallout from yesterday’s elections. The Senate Banking Committee will hear from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve, FDIC, and other market regulators on what...

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In the last moments of their administration President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle in the Blue room of the White House.

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In the last moments of their administration President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle in the Blue room of the White House.

Washington Daybook: Picture This

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura drop by the White House today to check out their official portrait and have lunch with the Obamas. The Bushes have pretty much avoided Washington like the plague since departing the...

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