A Voter's Guide to the Economy

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