elections

GOP's Anti-Union Measure Fails in the Senate

The Senate rejected a Republican attempt Tuesday to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker representation elections in their effort to organize more workplaces.

Midterm Election TV Viewership Up 11% from 2006

Networks broadcasting midterm election results attracted 11% more viewers than they did during the 2006 elections, and about a third more than the 2002 midterms, indicating the heightened level political interest among Americans concerned about House and Senate races, Nielsen reported Friday.

Can 7-Eleven Cash In on Obama's Slurpee Shout Out?

President Barack Obama%u2019s wisecrack about a "slurpee summit" has the makers of the sugary drink scrambling to take advantage of free publicity. Throughout the election campaign, Obama joked about Republicans standing by with their slurpees while Democrats did all the work for the country.

California Voters Reject Proposition to Legalize Pot

It looks like a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in California has failed. Proposition 19 would have made it legal for adults of drinking age to possess up to 1 ounce of pot, as well as to grow and smoke the drug in private, and would have authorized local governments to tax its sale.

Speed Bumps Ahead for
Wall Street?

The remarkable six-week rally will be put to the test in the next few days by the much-anticipated midterm election and the Fed policy statement. And if that weren't enough to make things interesting on Tuesday and Wednesday, October's employment report is slated for Friday.

The 10 Biggest Corporate Givers to Politicians

As the mid-term election slowly draw nearer, we're taking a look at the companies whose deep pockets help keep America's political campaigns rolling along. With the help of the nonpartisan folks at the Center for Responsive Politics, we've combined a list of the top ten corporate campaign contributors, offering a look at the candidates they support, the issues that concern them, and their lobbying habits.

Will Peruvian Politics Shake Mining and Energy Investments?

Political upsets in Peruvian regional elections could indicate a national shift to the left -- and some business leaders worry that could discourage foreign investment in the country, which has rich natural resources such as oil, gas and gold.

House Republicans Unveil Election Manifesto

Republicans in the House of Representatives promised to end "job-killing tax hikes" and repeal the health reform law as part of their campaign manifesto for the November election. In their "Pledge to America," House Republicans also say they will ban federal funding for abortion, cancel any unspent stimulus funding, and try suspected terrorists in military courts, The New York Daily News said.

Why a Late-Year Market Rally Could Be in the Cards

Despite the big gains earlier this week, the market has been range-bound for months, with the S&P 500 turning positive for 2010 only on Tuesday. What can shake the mark tout its torpor? If history is any guide, the coming mid-term elections may be just what the doctor ordered.

Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaigning

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down two long-standing limits on corporate spending in U.S. political campaigns by a 5-4 vote. Companies can now use money from their general treasuries to pay for political ads.