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Lower gas prices, but spending stuck in neutral

Dec 18, 2014
Many people don't believe the low prices will last.
Posted In: gas prices
A packaging machine sorts crayons while moving them toward individual boxes at Binney and Smith, maker of Crayola crayons.

100 uses for petroleum – and counting

Dec 18, 2014
Maybe we should be asking what isn't made from a barrel of oil.
Posted In: petroleum, petroleum products, Oil, barrel of oil

Cuba's open doors don't mean open for business

Dec 18, 2014
Despite thawing U.S.-Cuba relations, full-blown business opportunities are largely years away.
Posted In: cuba, tourism, sugar, rum, business opportunity
A detailed view of the Goodyear Eagle tires.

A circular argument: How cheap oil affects tire prices

Dec 18, 2014
If oil prices fall, will tires cost less? The answers are far from black and white.
Posted In: tires, Oil, petroleum, oil prices

Farmers feel ripple effects of the oil boom

Dec 18, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to commercial grain farmer Curt Mowery.
Posted In: farmers, Oil, oil prices
Those are LeBron James' feet sporting Nike shoes on the court this month in New Orleans.

Nike earnings: Wall Street and Sneakerheads weigh in

Dec 18, 2014
The street vs. Wall Street on Nike
Posted In: Nike, shoes, emerging markets, nike earnings

Ugly holiday sweaters undergo a renaissance

Dec 17, 2014
Tacky Christmas cardigans are hot this year thanks to 'Ugly Sweater' parties.
Posted In: sweaters, clothing, ugly sweaters, raiding your mom's closet

Train horns driving you crazy? Just wait a few years

Dec 17, 2014
There is a way to silence passing trains, but it takes years and costs millions.
Posted In: trains, noise
Landmark and several other theater chains scuttled plans to release "The Interview" before Sony Pictures canceled the film entirely.

Sony cancels 'The Interview'

Dec 17, 2014
After a crippling hack and terroristic threats, Sony has scrapped the comedy.
Posted In: movie, hack, North Korea
Display of energy drinks in a store in San Diego.

Now that’s an unexpected energy boost. (Thanks, Cuba)

Dec 17, 2014
Investors confuse the Cuba Energy Company with the country.
Posted In: energy drinks, cuba, cuban beverage company, San Diego

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