US election tops Yahoo! 2012 search chart

2012-12-03 09:40

The US presidential election became the most-searched item and Kim Kardashian was the most-searched person on Yahoo! in 2012.

Obama welcomes victory online

2012-11-07 07:04

US President Barack Obama, who pioneered online electioneering, has claimed victory in his re-election battle with posts on his Twitter and Facebook pages.

Rand range-bound ahead of Greek, US votes

2012-11-06 09:21

The rand steadied against the dollar, with investors unwilling to take strong positions until after the US election and a Greek bailout vote.

Wall St advances before US election

2012-11-06 07:24

US stocks advanced modestly in light trading in one of the year's quietest sessions on the day before the US presidential election.

Asian shares mixed ahead of US election

2012-11-05 07:39

Asian markets were mixed as better-than-expected US jobs figures were offset by caution ahead of this week's US presidential election.

Q&A on 2nd US presidential debate

2012-10-16 22:20

Questions and answers are central to the 2nd presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

67 million watched US debate

2012-10-05 10:03

More than 67 million people tuned in to see President Barack Obama square off with Mitt Romney in the first debate of 2012, the largest audience in 20 years, ratings agency Nielsen reported Thursday.

Obama within reach of second term

2012-09-30 22:42

Obama is within reach of enough electoral votes for a 2nd term but Romney could still surprise.

Obama in joking mood on campaign trail

2012-09-09 10:46

US President Barack Obama has shared a few jokes with people at a packed restaurant in Florida where he was introduced to a boy born in his home state, Hawaii.

Anti-Obama movie surprises industry

2012-09-03 14:39

A new documentary, 2016: Obama's America, that claims US President Barack Obama is motivated by his late Kenyan father, is now one of the most successful political documentaries ever.


Gold rallies as Obama gains ground

2012-11-07 07:05

Gold has extended gains after rising nearly 2% in the previous session on speculation that victory for Barack Obama could mean further economic stimulus.

Republicans try for more governor's offices

2012-11-07 06:05

North Carolina voters have elected their first Republican governor in two decades fanning the party's hope of broadening their hold on more governor's mansions across America.

Celebs endorse Obama, Romney on Twitter

2012-11-06 07:44

Rappers, rockers and starlets have taken to Twitter to weigh in on the race for the White House, endorsing their favourite candidates in last-ditch pleas for their followers to vote.

JSE opens softer‚ platinums higher

2012-11-05 10:45

The JSE all share index opened flat‚ just short of the record high it reached on Friday‚ with global market attention focusing on the outcome of the US election.

Obama, Romney gear up for final debate

2012-10-20 16:08

President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have begun preparing for their final debate, with Obama hunkering down at Camp David and Romney staying in Florida.

Obama has wide lead in early votes

2012-10-14 22:46

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but the incumbent appears to have a big advantage with those who have already voted.

US gun lobby endorses Mitt Romney

2012-10-05 07:35

The National Rifle Association, the biggest gun rights lobby in the US has announced its endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for president.

Obama campaign raises $114m+ in August

2012-09-10 07:40

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $114m in August, filling up its coffers for an expensive battle against well-funded Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Hollywood starlets take stage for Obama

2012-09-07 11:44

Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johannson and Kerry Washington brought some Hollywood glamour to the Democratic convention stage to try to persuade American voters to re-elect Barack Obama.

Clint Eastwood speech unique - Romney

2012-09-03 10:26

Ann Romney has called Clint Eastwood "a unique guy" after his rambling speech to an empty chair ahead of her husband Mitt Romney's own speech at the Republican National Convention.

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