The Ticker: Velshi, Cramer, Africa…

By SteveK 

> One correspondent ends his tour, while another begins one. CNN’s Ali Velshi is hitting the road on a tour of Texas this week on CNN’s Election Express bus. Velshi is in San Antonio today, talking to residents about issues and comparing the candidates’ economic plans.

> Jim Cramer extends his “Lightning Round” segment to a web-only video feature, called “Lightning Round Overtime,” tonight on The video will be posted each weeknight on the newly designed Mad Money site, shortly after 7pmET.

> ABC’s World News webcast will begin a week-long series of original reports about Africa, looking at some of the major issues facing the continent. Today’s report, from Lama Hassan, is about slavery in Mauritania.