1. ELECTION

    Unemployment Rises in Key States

    SAN MATEO, CA - JULY 16:  A box for job seekers to leave resumes sits on a table at the National Career Fairs' San Francisco South Career Fair on July 16, 2012 in San Mateo, California.  As the national unemployment stands at 8.2 percent, dozens of job seekers attended a career fair in hopes of finding employment.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    In a report released Friday, the Labor Department revealed that unemployment has risen in six of the election’s 10 key battleground states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Virginia. Other swing states stayed steady, with only Ohio seeing unemployment fall. That news could spell trouble for President Obama, whose lead has shrunk in states like Nevada and Pennsylvania in recent weeks. 

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal