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  • Romney Reviews Debate Issues During Virginia Stops
    After Tuesday night's presidential debate in New York, GOP nominee Mitt Romney headed South for a pair of rallies in Virginia. The state is an important swing state in this year's election. Romney went question by question through some of his favorite moments in the town hall debate.
  • Obama Tries To Regain Female Voter Advantage
    One day after the second presidential debate of 2012, President Obama campaigned in Iowa and Ohio. The campaign spent much of Wednesday taking Mitt Romney to task for what some regard as out-of-date comments about women in the workplace.
  • Scientists Solve Mystery Of Disappearing Salt Marshes
    Marshes along streams and estuaries protect land from storm surges. But they're disappearing fast and now scientists have discovered a previously unknown marsh killer: nutrients. Nitrogen from fertilizers and sewage makes marshes grow faster, but the roots grow smaller so the soil can't hold the bigger plants. That means soil banks collapse and marshes turn to mud.
  • Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke'
    Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval. Mitt Romney doesn't mention climate change in his energy plan, and favors cheap energy sources like coal.
  • Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate Race
    The race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat has been dominated by three things: an independent former governor, third-party spending and a barrage of negative television ads. Among the casualties of the campaign have been the candidates' positions on the issues.
  • Sheldon Adelson Shakes Up Israeli Newspaper Market
    Two of Israel's oldest newspapers are having a tough time competing financially with one that was established by U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and is being given away free of charge. Adelson is a strong supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the paper is nicknamed the "Bibi Press."
  • ABC's Kimmel To Compete Against Late-Night Kings
    Huge changes are coming to the world of late-night TV: ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is getting a better time slot, comedian Arsenio Hall will host a show again and NBC's Jay Leno took a pay cut to avoid further layoffs. Kimmel will compete against Leno and David Letterman.
  • E.U. Summitt To Discuss Currency Commission
    European Union leaders will discuss how better to integrate their budgets and banks at a two-day summit that begins in Brussels Thursday. The most controversial proposal comes from the German finance minister, who wants the body to appoint a currency commission with the power to veto budgets of eurozone states.
  • Japan's Softbank CEO Demonstrates Appetite For Risk
    Earlier this week, a Japanese company announced a $20 billion bid for a majority stake in Sprint Nextel, America's third-largest mobile carrier. The deal was launched by the CEO of Softbank — an executive who says he has a "300-year business plan," and who is fond of making investments his peers call "crazy."
  • Romney's 'Binder' Debate Moment Goes Viral
    Spirit Airlines latest promotional pitch is "binder full of sales." It's in reference to a line Mitt Romney used during the presidential debate Tuesday. He said, "I went to a number of women's groups and said 'can you help us find folks' and they brought us whole binders full of women.

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