Stephen Beard | May 10, 2006
The price of gold hit a 25-year high in overseas trading today, rising well above $700 an ounce. From London, Stephen Beard reports that speculation about the future of China's massive foreign reserves is driving the rise.
Tess Vigeland | May 10, 2006
Congressional Republicans agreed to pass $70 billion in tax cut extensions Tuesday despite criticism the move could worsen the federal budget deficit. Tess Vigeland reports.
John Dimsdale | May 10, 2006
American manufacturers hope the Treasury Department uses those words in reference to China in a report to Congress today about countries that don't allow their currencies to float on the open market. John Dimsdale reports.
| May 10, 2006
Ahead of today's Federal Reserve meeting, Cheryl Glaser reports new Fed chief Ben Bernanke may have learned his lesson about speaking too freely about US monetary policy.
Amy Scott | May 10, 2006
Business leaders and economists gather in Washington today to weigh in on proposals to loosen strict new accounting standards for most US businesses. Amy Scott reports.
Jeff Tyler | May 10, 2006
Efforts are underway to replace the age-old "upfront market" for TV advertising with an eBay-inspired system in which marketers would bid online to place ads on different networks and time slots. Jeff Tyler reports.
| May 10, 2006
President Bush and House Majority Leader John Boehner have proposed relaxing tariffs on foreign ethanol to help reduce gasoline prices. But it won't be an easy sell to Corn Belt lawmakers. Curt Nickisch reports.
Alex Cohen | May 10, 2006
Looks like Web surfers don't need the hand-holding they used to. AOL announced Tuesday it was laying off 7% of its workforce, largely because help requests at its call centers have declined. Alex Cohen has more.
| May 9, 2006
Since the militant group Hamas won power in Palestinian elections, the US has withheld funds from its government. Will the sanctions work? And will they change the group's position? Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Palestinian expert George Joffe.
Helen Palmer | May 9, 2006
Senate Republicans are trying to change the nation's health insurance system to encourage small businesses to offer coverage. But Democrats are worried the bill may reduce coverage for millions who are already insured. Helen Palmer reports.