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Colorado is among a handful of battleground states being heavily courted by Mr. Romney and President Obama.

Media reports in the state said that an experimental plane crashed at the airport Sunday morning, killing one person and closing two runways.

FED

Lone dissenter doesn’t think move will help

The lone dissenter to the Federal Reserve’s decision to launch a third round of bond buying to boost the economy says he doesn’t think it will provide much help. He also says it runs the risk of making future inflation worse.

Jeffrey M. Lacker, the president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, opposed the Fed’s action to begin buying $40 billion a month in mortgage-backed securities and keep making those purchases until the labor market improves. The Fed’s action Thursday triggered a rally on Wall Street and in financial markets around the world.

Mr. Lacker said in a statement Saturday that he thinks the labor market is being held back by factors beyond the capacity of the Fed to offset. The Fed vote was 11 to 1.

Mr. Lacker has cast the lone dissenting vote at all six Fed meetings this year. In his latest dissent, Mr. Lacker took issue with the decision to launch a third round of bond purchases, a process known as quantitative easing.

He also objected to the Fed’s decision to extend its timetable for keeping short-term interest rates low until mid-2015, six months longer than previously planned.

And he objected to new language in the Fed’s statement in which the central bank said that it plans to keep rates near record lows “for a considerable time” even after the economy begins to show signs of strengthening.

IOWA

O’Malley on campaign trail, ambitions tested

INDIANOLA — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is walking an early — and tricky path — into presidential proving ground Iowa on Sunday, less than 60 days before the 2012 election.

The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association says he is focused on helping Iowans elect a Democratic governor in 2014, not sowing seeds for his own presidential ambition.

Mr. O’Malley tells reporters before speaking to hundreds of Iowa Democratic activists that he’s attending the fundraiser because his friend, Sen. Tom Harkin, asked him to come to Mr. Harkin’s annual fall fundraiser.

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