Stocks were rising slowly and cautiously Monday, Nov. 3, as the Presidential Election loomed and October’s weak reading in the manufacturing sector, the Associated Press reported earlier this morning on several major news sites.

Headlines for Monday, November 3rd:

Are Tax Credits Welfare?

How The Economy Stole the Election

Factory Activity Slid in October

Economists See Recession Through 2009

The Debt Trap: A Series about the Surge in Consumer Debt and the Lenders Who Made it Possible