President Obama and Mitt Romney heaped criticism on China during the presidential campaign, with the Republican candidate advocating an especially aggressive policy stance toward Beijing.
Romney pledged to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office. And if Beijing did not immediately move to float its currency, Romney said he would slap countervailing duties on Chinese exports to the U.S.
Obama was more measured in his criticism, but still MORECharles Riley - Nov 7, 2012 5:02 AM ET
To the investors on Intrade, there was little question who came away from Wednesday night's presidential debate on top: Mitt Romney.
Intrade is a prediction market that allows investors to wager on the outcome of events. In this case: the presidential election. (Watch video: The debate in 99 seconds)
Earlier this week, the site's users placed the odds that President Obama would win re-election as high as 79%. Just before the debate MORECharles Riley - Oct 4, 2012 10:01 AM ET
Despite a wave of disappointing economic reports, President Obama is still likely to top Mitt Romney on Election Day, according to the latest forecast from Moody's Analytics.
According to the model, which produces a state-by-state prediction based in part on the latest economic data, Obama is on track to capture 303 electoral votes. (270 are required for victory.)
Moody's is predicting that Obama will win several important battleground states, including Virginia, Colorado and MORECharles Riley - Oct 2, 2012 8:24 AM ET
President Obama's re-election chances rose in July on stronger employment data, according to an election forecasting model created by Moody's Analytics.
The group's model -- which produces a state-by-state prediction based in part on the latest economic data -- currently predicts that Obama will capture 303 electoral votes and another term.
Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger, is projected to win 25 states and 235 electoral votes. Romney's chances had improved in recent MORECharles Riley - Aug 23, 2012 12:14 PM ET
The British, famous for their grumbling, have apparently taken the advice of London's mayor and "put a sock in it."
Fifty percent of the British public now believes the Olympic Games are worth the $14 billion investment, according to a ComRes poll conducted for The Independent. Forty-two percent say the Olympics aren't worth the price tag. Eight percent don't know.
That's a sharp turnaround from March, when only 40% said the games MORECharles Riley - Jul 31, 2012 11:05 AM ET
Mitt Romney is gaining ground in key swing states, according to the latest election forecast from Moody's Analytics.
The group's model -- which produces a state-by-state prediction based in part on the latest economic data -- shows that Romney's chances improved last month in seven of the 10 swing states that Moody's currently forecasts will be won by President Obama in November.
But Romney's positive momentum was not enough to change any MORECharles Riley - Jul 26, 2012 2:08 PM ET
Democrats failed Monday to corral enough votes to bring the DISCLOSE Act up for a full debate in the Senate -- another blow to efforts designed to bring anonymous political donors out of the shadows.
The legislation -- sponsored by Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse -- would require any group that spends more than $10,000 during an election cycle to almost immediately disclose any donors who contributed more than $10,000. Some MORECharles Riley - Jul 17, 2012 12:22 PM ET
Washington is locked in a battle over what to do about the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year.
Positions vary. Republicans want to extend all rates at current levels. Democrats want the rich to pay higher taxes -- which would likely be accomplished by raising rates for the top two income tax brackets.
It's worth remembering exactly what that means for the wealthy.
As New MORECharles Riley - Jul 12, 2012 12:45 PM ET
At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, athletes from China collected more gold medals than any other nation -- including the United States.
This time around, an unlikely group is predicting a return to gold glory for Team USA. That group? The economists of Goldman Sachs.
Goldman forecasts that the United States will earn 37 gold medals in London, compared to 33 for China and 30 for host country Great Britain.
The MORECharles Riley - Jul 11, 2012 4:36 PM ET
Mitt Romney brushed aside a bubbling controversy over his offshore financial holdings on Tuesday, saying that his assets are held in a blind trust and that he doesn't "even know where they are."
"There is nothing hidden there," Romney said during a radio interview, noting that all taxes have been paid.
The Associated Press reported last week that Romney, who is worth an estimated $84 – $264 million, did not disclose in MORECharles Riley - Jul 10, 2012 12:54 PM ET
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