Republican Mitt Romney is trying to ride a wave of momentum from a strong debate performance against President Barack Obama and reset the presidential campaign.
The challenger and incumbent alike are preparing for the government's release Friday of new unemployment data and the latest update on the nation's economy.
Obama is accusing Romney of being dishonest about how his policies would affect the tax bills of middle-class families and the Medicare benefits of retirees.
Nearly a month before Election Day, both campaigns are seeking to move on from the first presidential debate and gain any possible advantage in a tight election.
Romney emerged from Wednesday's debate energized.
Obama says the televised encounter shows areas where his Republican rival was not being candid with voters.