Tonight, seven Republican candidates for president will take to the stage in Las Vegas for a crucial nationally televised debate co-hosted by CNN and the Republican Western Leadership Conference.
The candidates are likely to address the key issues facing the nation, such as unemployment, foreclosures and illegal immigration, as Mitt Romney seeks to cement his status as the frontrunner in the race. However, Romney will have to fend off a serious challenge from Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, who has been moving up in the polls.
Today on American Morning, Carol Costello sits down with Jon Ralston, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, to get his take on what Nevada voters are looking for in a potential GOP nominee.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters gained an unexpected advocate last week in the form of Henry Blodget, a former top stock analyst who went on to found the website Business Insider, where he is now the editor-in-chief.
Blodget recently posted an article the website titled "What the Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About," which has already received almost four million views. Within the post, Blodget presents a series of graphs that illustrate the protester's grievances, arguing that "in the never-ending tug-of-war between 'labor' and 'capital,' there has rarely—if ever—been a time when 'capital' was so clearly winning."
Today on American Morning, Blodget sits down with Christine Romans to explain his arguments and to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Today on American Morning, Christine Romans reports on the morning business news headlines.
Today we're watching:
* Corporate earnings are being released today. Goldman Sachs has announced its first quarterly loss since 2008, while Bank of America's earnings beat estimates.
* U.S. markets are poised to open lower this morning. Investors are waiting for tech giants Apple, Yahoo and Intel to release their quarterly earnings later today.
* China's economic growth slowed slightly from July through September. This morning, China reported that it's GDP grew 9.1% in the third quarter, down slightly from 9.5% last quarter.
Tune in to American Morning at 6am Eastern every day for the latest in business news.