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Obama, McCain Woo CEOs to Shore Up Economic Cred

Candidates try to make up for their lacking economic records

(Newser) - John McCain and Barack Obama are doggedly courting CEOs of leading businesses in an effort to win voters' economic confidence, the Wall Street Journal reports. Each candidate has already lined up a corps of "poster CEOs," including the FedEx chairman, who is supporting McCain, and Warren Buffet, who... More »

FedEx Chief: Exports Will Stave Off Recession

CEO says increased globalization in high-tech a boon to struggling economy

(Newser) - Strength in high-tech US manufacturing and the globalization of the market has helped the US avoid a recession, with its exports being driven by a weak dollar, FedEx CEO Fred Smith told the Financial Times today. And, he said, as emerging economies continue to grow, so will US exports, even... More »

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