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Policy highlights of the US presidential debate, Round 1

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Donald Trumpand Hillary Clinton faced off for the first presidential debate of the 2016U.S. elections on Sept. 26. S&P Global Market Intelligence rounds up someof the policy highlights below. 

Jobs and theeconomy

* U.S. jobs are "fleeing the country," Republican candidate Trump said. Todiscourage U.S. companies from manufacturing products abroad, Trump suggested taxing those products as they enter the country.

"If you think you're going to make your air conditioners oryour cars or your cookies … and bring them into our country without a tax,you're wrong," he said.

* Democratic candidate Clintoncalled for more jobs in infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, innovation andtechnology, clean renewable energy and small business, "because most ofthe new jobs will come from small business," she said.

Clinton also called for a fairer economy, highlighting the needfor a higher national minimum wage and equal pay for women to reach that goal.

Renewable energy

* Clinton reiterated her call forrenewable energydevelopment, making an appeal for becoming a "clean energysuperpower of the 21st century."

* Trump called the country's energy policies"a disaster" and said they are putting people out of work.

The Federal Reserve

* Trump reiterated his belief thatJanet Yellen and the Federal Reserve are keeping interest rates low forpolitical reasons, claimingthe U.S. central bank "is being more political than Secretary Clinton."


* Clinton urged more companies toengage in profit-sharing.

"If you help create the profits,you should be able to share in them, not just the executives at the top,"she said.