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Obama-Romney, the Final Round: 5 Things to Watch for Tonight

After two dramatic debates, in a tight race, we have come to this -- one final showdown that may decide who becomes the next president. In theory, it'll all be about foreign policy. In reality, it's about something much bigger. It's about leadership and decision-making ... and, as always, the economy.

How Much Cash You'd Need in Worst-Case Scenario

Imagine that the worst does happen again: A major attack. Chaos and disorder. Banks could be closed, ATMs down. Electricity could be out. Your credit cards? Suddenly useless. So how much money -- good old folding cash -- do you need to be able to put your hands on to get through the aftermath?

9/11 Survivor Finds 'Purpose' by Helping Others

In 2001, Nicole B. Simpson was just another Morgan Stanley financial planner on the 73rd floor when the 9/11 attacks struck. She survived, but the emotional trauma left her old life in the wreckage. Eventually, though, she found a new purpose in helping others through traumas of their own.

Disaster Plans: Prepared for a Worst-Case Scenario?

The deadly tornadoes and flooding that struck the South and Midwest in April, the devastating earthquake in Japan, and concerns about terrorist reprisals after Osama Bin Laden's death should serve as reminders to property owners: You may hope it never comes, but you need to plan for the worst-case scenario.

Airline Stocks Despite Travel Alert

Despite the State Department issuing a travel alert Sunday following the killing of infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Wall Street analysts expect airline stocks to continue their upward ride Monday.

Bin Laden's Death Lifts Dollar, U.S. Stock Futures

The dollar and U.S. stock futures rose following President Barack Obama's announcement late Sunday night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Analysts said the boost to the currency was a signal of greater confidence in the United States and a reduction in national security risks.

Authorities Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks on Banks, CEOs

Authorities have warned executives at major investment banks that a Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may bye planning attacks against financial institutions or their top employees. Intelligence analysts are concerned that operatives in Yemen may try to send package bombs or chemical agents to Wall Street bankers through the mail, NBC New York reported. Authorities are also concerned that terrorists may be discussing the names of top bankers.

Tea Party Leaders Say They'd Back Defense Cuts

The Tea Party says everything is on the table regarding its goal to cut federal spending and balance the budget -- including defense spending. If the political faction succeeds in cutting military spending, not only would the U.S. economy benefit, national security could well be strengthened.

Airport Security Pat Downs: Too Much for Too Little

While the TSA argues that the more aggressive security is necessary to find weapons or bombs under clothes and stop terrorists, travelers say they feel like they're the ones being terrorized. Worse, the procedures fail to achieve the stated aim of creating safer skies.

Are Air Cargo Costs About
to Go Sky High?

The discovery of two explosive devices found in packages on U.S.-bound cargo planes Friday raises new questions about security in the air-freight industry -- and its potential cost.

BP's Alleged Political Meddling Over Libya: Old Habits Die Hard

BP reportedly lobbied Britain for the release of Lockerbie bomber, a Libyan, to further its oil projects in the African nation. But big oil companies have a long history of political meddling -- BP helping to instigate the overthrow of Iran's leader, Mossadeq, in 1953 is an example.

Was Times Square Bomb a Warning to South Park's Creators?

The location of an unexploded car bomb discovered on Saturday night has many observers speculating that the thwarted bombing attempt may be connected to censored episodes of 'South Park' and the angry, threatening response they prompted from some Islamic organizations.

Al Qaeda Crippled as Money Is Cut Off

As governments have fought to destroy al Qaeda, the most successful battle so far may be at the bank. Cutting off the terrorist group's money supply has caused the once centralized organization to fragment. As a result, its main leadership has lost much of its power to direct terrorist operations.

Health Concerns About Full Body Scanners Mount

A report by the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety, which includes the European Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency and the World Health Organization, said that the government must inform air passengers about any health risks that the screenings pose, including the possible exposure to higher radiation levels.