Presidential Elections

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on October 4, 2012 in New York City. Following news that European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is committed to the central bank's new bond-buying plan, stocks rose with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 80.75 points.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Pepperdine Study: Economy Improves Before Nearly All Presidential Elections

Two Pepperdine University economists are proving correct the adage, “It’s the economy, stupid,” in their study that upcoming presidential elections are almost always preceded with economic improvement.


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Initiative Seeks To Make Election Day A Holiday

If Election Day were a holiday, would that boost voter turnout?