Both President Obama and Mitt Romney tossed out plenty of statements and figures in the second presidential debate on Tuesday. Many of them were ripe for charting. So we've compiled some graphs that help add context for some of our favorite moments in the debate.
A look at how and why airline ticket prices have evolved since 1979. Flying's getting cheaper, in part because airlines are getting more efficient. Oil matters. And even though baggage fees are soaring, they're still fairly small in the grand scheme of things.
The Tax Policy Center has calculated that the fiscal cliff will raise taxes on 90 percent of Americans, raising the average tax rate 5 percentage points. Here's a closer look at how the tax rate would affect different income groups.
This morning's jobs report was awful. Unemployment went down from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but nonfarm payrolls only increased by a dismal 96,000, with another 40,000 jobs lost in revisions of previous months' figures.
A look at how the U.S. power sector has evolved over time. Coal and nuclear power used to dominate the landscape. But lately, natural gas and renewables make up the vast majority of new power plants being built.