(CNN) - Mitt Romney will deliver a significant speech on the economy Friday, according to a top campaign aide, when just 11 days remain in the presidential race.
His speech will be delivered in Ames, Iowa, and is aimed at "reinforcing the big choice in November," a top campaign adviser told CNN.
(CNN) – The latest spot from President Barack Obama's re-election team focuses on an improving economy through the voices of middle class American workers, who argue for a second Obama term by pointing to a slow but noticeable recovery.
"We've gone from pulling into our parking lot, which was so depressing – there would be 2 or three cars in this parking lot – to our parking lot being full," says one woman in the ad, which was released Monday.
Rochester, Michigan (CNN) – Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan focused on the sluggish economy at a rally that included a rock star introduction by Kid Rock, despite last week’s slight improvement of the nation’s jobless rate.
In Michigan Monday evening, Ryan pivoted from Friday’s government report, which showed unemployment had dipped to its lowest rate in years to 7.8%, to sluggish job growth.
(CNN) – In a week that looked like it would end with widespread criticism of President Barack Obama's debate performance, it instead closed with a slight boost to his campaign with Friday's surprising jobs report, according to a CNN roundtable.
The report, released by the Labor Department, showed that 114,000 jobs were added during the month of September, and that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8%, down from 8.1% in August. The jobs report was less of a happy occasion for the president and more of a relief the week did not end with politically harmful jobs statistics, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin said Sunday on "State of the Union."
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The unemployment rate tumbled in September as more people returned to the labor force and steady hiring continued.
Employers added 114,000 jobs during the month, down from a revised 142,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said Friday. But revisions to July and August mean the economy added 86,000 more jobs than originally reported in those months.FULL STORY
(CNN) – No issue has been hotter throughout the run-up to the election than jobs - and both candidates took pains to tackle the issue during their first debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.
"Over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created," Democratic incumbent Barack Obama said.FULL STORY
Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign seized on what Republicans called a "stunning admission" made Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden when he said the middle class "has been buried" the last four years, putting the Obama campaign on defense.
During a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, the vice president reiterated recent attacks against his Republican opponents: claiming that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's economic plans would raise taxes on middle class families.
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(CNN) – Marlene Monteolivo was a Democrat for many years, then a Republican. Now she's registered as a nonpartisan voter in Nevada who wants to support a candidate who will make the economy better.
The Colombia native, who works for a Las Vegas social services agency, says she's leaning toward GOP challenger Mitt Romney. She likes his business sensibilities.FULL STORY