Election campaigns turn focus to economic crisis

Presidential candidates sound off on economy; Folgers targets budget-conscious; comedian's rant might boost ticket sales; and more.

Presidential campaigns take a sharp turn as both candidates shift the shape of their messages around the economic crisis, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Senator John McCain called for the dismissal of Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission, who is under fire for his role - or lack thereof - in Wall Street practices. Senator Barack Obama said he would meet today with his economic advisers.

The New York Times sums it up: "With Election Day less than seven weeks away, the financial crisis has transformed the race, wiping away almost all other issues."

Also:

Folgers will launch its most expensive ad campaign for its newest roasting method, in part to target consumers who are returning to home brewing to save money.

The FDA is inviting public comments for proposals of genetically engineered animals, an issue that often raises debate in the country.

Comedian-actor Dane Cook's headline-making rant on MySpace about Photoshop tactics used in the movie poster for "My Best Friend's Girl" may fuel interest in the film, which opens this weekend.

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