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2012 Election: Which Industries Won When Obama Did

The election is over, and now, the many investors who were keeping a close eye on the polls know what they're getting (somewhat) in terms of the federal government for the next few years. Here's a look at 21 economic sectors, and what a second Obama term will mean for each of them.

Obama and the Bayonets: Who's Right on the Defense Debate?

President Obama's snappy comeback about bayonets and horses put Mitt Romney on the defensive on defense spending ... but do his arguments hold water? Is Washington being a good steward of your tax dollars, as it spends them on aircraft carriers, nuclear subs, and other gear for our smaller, high-tech Navy?

Defense Cuts to Clip Lockheed's Wings?

Following Congress's debt deal, the Pentagon faces up to $600 billion in cuts, on top of $400 billion previously demanded by the president. What might this mean for Lockheed Martin, the contractor whose F35 Joint Strike Fighter -- intended to be a "cost effective" project -- has already become a fiscal and logistical disaster?

Nine Cheap, High-Quality Stocks for the Long Run

Some stocks may seem like bargains when they're really duds. Here's how you can find stable, defensive stocks that might provide market-beating returns. You can start with these nine high-quality stocks that should do well for buy-and-hold investors.

DailyFinance's Top 11 Value Stocks for 2011

Wall Street expects the S&P 500 to tacking on an 11% gain over the next 12 months -- with lots of ups and downs along the way. That has us inclined to play defense in our 2011 picks, with an eye toward bargain stocks paying generous, sustainable dividends. Here are our top 11 for 2011:

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.

What's Really Going On With Jobs?

Entering February, a mixed picture on employment has developed: Job cuts in January reached their highest total since August, but still represent a 70% reduction from the same time a year ago, when they peaked at 241,749. What's going on?

Obama's Plan to Scrap Moon Mission Blasted

President Obama's plan to scrap the Constellation space program designed to send U.S. astronauts to the moon is being blasted by senators from states with heavy space industries. The policy shift reignites questions about the mission of the U.S. space program and the role of private companies in that effort.

U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan May Backfire on Firms

American manufacturers of weapons and aerospace systems could face a backlash from China over a $6.4 billion weapons deal between the U.S. and Taiwan. The People's Republic says it will impose sanctions on the companies involved, adding another layer to U.S.-China friction.

Lockheed Profits Fly Past Estimates

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin posted higher fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations, boosted by sales of its fighter jets and satellite systems. The earnings per share results, however, were boosted by a share buyback.

Defense stocks: No longer a sure thing

For most of the Bush era, defense stocks seemed pretty close to a sure thing. Those days are over and are not coming back any time soon, according to...