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Economists pick Romney over Obama

Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them.

Bullied anchor responds to hate mail targeting her weight

A Wisconsin TV anchor took to the air to defend herself after a viewer attacked her for being overweight.

Obama vs. Romney: How they'd tackle deficits

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney share a similar goal when it comes to the federal debt: They want to get it under control.

Romney, Obama prepare for presidential debate, but does it matter?

After months of talking about each other and their policies, the world finally gets to see Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney go toe-to-toe on the same stage in a series of three televised debates ahead of the U.S. election.

New report compares Obama, Romney health plans

President Obama's Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will most likely reduce the number of uninsured in every state, age group and income level - a stark contrast to a GOP presidential nominee and Mitt Romney's plan, according

Peanut butter recall expanded due to possible Salmonella contamination

Sunland, Inc., has expanded its voluntary recall to include all of the products manufactured at its peanut butter and nut manufacturing plant in Portales, New Mexico.

Popcorn recalled; possible Listeria contamination

Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

New poll: Obama opens up lead over Romney among Catholics

President Barack Obama has opened up a significant lead among Catholic voters, a crucial swing voting bloc, according to a recent Pew poll.

Americans face $3,500 fiscal cliff tax hit

American households face an average tax increase of $3,500 if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center. Overall, 88% of households would end up with higher taxes.

Teacher mistakenly kills son after neighbor reports robber

A Connecticut grade-school teacher accidentally shot his 15-year-old son during what he apparently thought was the attempted robbery of a neighbor's house, police said Friday.