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Consumer confidence at lowest since 2002

March 7, 2008
By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON – Confidence in the economy dropped to a new low as worries about a possible recession, persistent problems in the housing and credit markets and lofty energy prices put people in a more gloomy mind-set.

According to the RBC Cash Index, confidence sank to a mark of 33.1 in early March, down from 48.5 in February. The new reading was the worst since the index began in 2002 and surpassed the previous low reached in February.

“The U.S. consumer is definitely in full defensive mode,” said T.J. Marta, a fixed-income strategist at RBC Capital Markets.

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Super Tuesday: Looking Toward the White House

February 5, 2008

(AP) — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton fought for a breakout in their eyeball-to-eyeball Democratic duel while Republican John McCain hoped to bury his rival’s presidential hopes in a blur of voting Tuesday from Alaska to the Atlantic.

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at ...
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Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) ... An enormous cache of delegates was at stake — not enough to clinch a nomination but plenty enough to mint a runaway favorite, or even two.

The days of retail politicking in rustic diners was a distant memory, although just weeks old. Sens. Clinton and Obama each poured more than $1 million a day into TV ads in the last week alone; Clinton buying an hour on the Hallmark Channel for a town hall meeting on Monday night, Obama seeing some $250,000 disappear in 30 seconds in his Super Bowl ad a day earlier.

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) ...
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor ...

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Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee ... 

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From USA Today

By Michael Medved

The only safe prediction about campaign 2008 is that no prediction is safe.

Experts once assumed, for instance, that today’s “Tsunami Tuesday” primaries and caucuses would settle the nomination struggles in both parties. It’s now obvious, however, that hand-to-hand combat over delegates could continue for weeks, if not months, at least among the Democrats.

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