A Voter's Guide to the Economy

With a recession looming, it's Issue No. 1 for the candidates. What will they do to turn things around?

Record home foreclosures and a worsening credit crunch have voters looking for help. The economy is near the top of every campaign agenda, even though none of the candidates have ever balanced a state budget or run a company. No President can magically fix what ails this economy, but White House policies--on taxing and spending, trade and regulation--will set the stage for recovery. Here's where the candidates stand on five key issues: [This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine.]

DEMOCRAT Hillary Clinton DEMOCRAT Barack Obama REPUBLICAN John McCain 'I would take immediate, comprehensive action to fix the housing...

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