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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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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

Romney Adviser Criticizes ‘Phony’ Google Antitrust Probe

Charlie Black, a veteran Republican strategist and adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized “phony antitrust suits” at an event co-sponsored by Google Inc., a lobbying client whose competitive practices are under U.S. investigation. “Phony antitrust suits that are...

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A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of E. coli O157:H7.

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A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of E. coli O157:H7.

Pelosi’s `E. Coli Club:’ Republicans

“The E. coli Club” — Nancy Pelosi’s term for the Republicans. “Bless their hearts, it’s a philosophy that the Republicans in Congress have, and bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs,” Pelosi, the former House speaker and current Democratic...

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An automated teller machine (ATM) in San Francisco.

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An automated teller machine (ATM) in San Francisco.

The Owner of This ATM May Charge You an Added $3 Fee Per Transaction

Call it a sign of the regulatory times: Banks want relief from a requirement to post signs on automated teller machines advising customers of the fee they’ll pay for a transaction. That relief is called H.R. 4367. Chris Strohm reports...

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President Obama supporters rally in front of the Statehouse, in Boston.

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President Obama supporters rally in front of the Statehouse, in Boston.

‘Romney-nomics’ vs ‘First 100 Days’

A couple of themes have emerged from a media battle for the presidency. The fight between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is being waged on TV and online, by the campaigns and parties alike. And it boils down...

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Counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags in Hong Kong, China.

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Counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags in Hong Kong, China.

China Sets Romney Apart, Aide Says

Republican Mitt Romney has talked about taking on China — making the nation “play by the rules” in international trade — in his premier general-election TV ads. His policy director, Lanhee Chen, today tells Bloomberg News’s Al Hunt that the...

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JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York.

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JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York.

Bankers Snap Up Swaps as Regulation Looms

The bankers are getting nervous. The talk in Washington about heightened regulation — and what seems like an increasingly real risk that talk may translate into action this time — has investors buying more credit-default swaps on Wall Street banks. In...

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Mitt Romney during a moment of silence for victims of a restaurant shooting in Carson City, Nev., before he spoke about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy in Las Vegas.

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Mitt Romney during a moment of silence for victims of a restaurant shooting in Carson City, Nev., before he spoke about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy in Las Vegas.

On Day Seven: Romney Rests

Updated at 2 pm That will be one long day, that first day of a Romney presidency. In a continuing series on what “a Romney presidency would be like,” the Republican candidate’s campaign has released this morning another ad about...

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