2016 Presidential Race

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Companies tend to cut their guidance ahead of elections, according to new research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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The U.S. tax code gives entrepreneurs a break for taking risks, but in 1995 Donald Trump took the idea to an entirely new level.

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The first head-to-head presidential debate highlighted the stark divide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Democrat Jared Bernstein says.

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Hours after trading barbs in the race’s first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton appears to have put some distance between herself and Trump.

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After endless debate over the honesty of America’s presidential candidates, voters on Monday night get 90 minutes of pure transparency. The first 2016 general election debate will place both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump under a microscope more searching than either has experienced before. The audience may reach 100 million people, encompassing the vast majority of …

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Hillary Clinton on Thursday announced an increase to her proposed top estate tax rate in her latest nod to Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Now that the Fed’s meeting is over, market focus could swing to Monday night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Analysts warn that the Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election have many of the same parallels and pitfalls.

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“The market has been pricing in a closer election all summer,” Strategas’s head of policy research tells CNBC.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to a crowd gathered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on March 23, 2015, to announce his presidential candidacy.

In modern American politics, Democrats and Republicans disagree on virtually everything—except the virtues of small business, that is. This sector is “the backbone of the U.S. economy,” said the Republican Party platform, which hails small business 11 times. It is “the engine of job growth,” said the Democratic platform, which touts small business 19 times. …

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks in Waukee, Iowa.

This is the week we will begin to see the GOP field blossom toward its eventual full size with the addition of multiple candidates with little chance of getting the nomination but with the potential to fracture the campaign in potentially significant ways. Already, Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have announced …

Where Clinton and Rubio stand on economic policy

Hilary Clinton and Marco Rubio have very different ideas on economic policy. John Harwood tells us where their focus could be.