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  • 'Fired Up' Obama Makes Appeal To Early Voters
    President Obama barnstormed from Iowa to Las Vegas and L.A. on Wednesday, before taking a red eye back east.
  • Romney Exudes Confidence In Nevada, Iowa
    Mitt Romney continued his post-debate campaign swing Wednesday.
  • Watching TV Online Often Exposes Slow Bandwidth
    There are more ways than ever to watch TV programs on the Internet, from Netflix and Amazon to Hulu. But many viewers discover that watching TV on the Web can be frustrating, as their favorite show might suddenly stop and stutter, the victim of a lack of bandwidth.
  • Sunday Football Helps NBC Reclaim Top Spot
    For years, NBC has struggled at the bottom of the pile of big broadcast networks, ratings-wise. However, this season it's on top, thanks in part to Sunday Night Football.
  • Amid VP Run, Ryan Working To Keep House Seat
    Rep. Paul Ryan is campaigning across the battleground states as Mitt Romney's running mate, in hopes of being the next vice president. But he's also running for re-election in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.
  • Calif. Death Penalty Opposition Focuses On Economy
    Among the propositions on the ballot this November in California: a referendum that would end the death penalty. The effort to end capital punishment is being sold as an economic issue — not a moral issue.
  • In Calif., A Death Penalty Proponent Changes Course
    Ron Briggs, a member of the Board of Supervisors in El Dorado County, Calif., and his father helped expand the state's death penalty in 1978. Now Briggs wants the death penalty repealed and replaced with life without parole. Renee Montagne speaks with Briggs about his shift from death penalty supporter to death penalty opponent.
  • Ford Forecasts Big Losses In Europe
    Ford expects to lose about $1 billion on its European operations this year. The automaker says European vehicle sales are down 20 percent since 2007, and it will have to close down some of its European factories. Up to 5,000 jobs could be lost.
  • $1 Billion BOA Lawsuit Claims Mortgage Fraud
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are suing Bank of America for more than $1 billion for mortgage fraud against government-backed mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac around the time of the financial collapse. The lawsuit alleges that Countrywide Financial, which was later acquired by Bank of America, sold large volumes of mortgages that weren't quality-controlled.
  • Buying A New Car: Is Cash, Lease Or Financing Best?
    With the buying season for new cars under way, Renee Montagne consults Michelle Krebs, of the auto information website Edmunds.com, about the best way to pay for a new car: buy, lease, or finance.

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