Hillary Clinton

Residence: Chappaqua, N.Y.; Democrat; born Oct. 26, 1947

Previous: U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator, First Lady of the United States, First Lady of Arkansas; lawyer; law professor; activist; graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School

Family: Husband, Bill; daughter, Chelsea; two grandchildren

Running mate: U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Richmond, Va.; born Feb. 26, 1958

Donald J. Trump

Residence: Manhattan, New York City, N.Y.; Republican; born June 14, 1946

Previous: chairman, The Trump Organization; businessman, TV personality, politician; graduate of Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

Family: Wife, Melania; five children, seven grandchildren

Running mate: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence; born June 7, 1959

Topic: Economy

Clinton: Invest in infrastructure, manufacturing, research and technology, clean energy and small businesses; raise minimum wage to living wage; require companies to give back tax breaks if they export jobs.

Trump: Create 25 million jobs over next decade; reform policies with pro-growth tax plan, new regulatory framework, America-first trade policy and energy plan.

Coming up: International relations, Oct. 9; Health care, Oct. 16; Education, Oct. 23; Energy, Oct. 31