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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (L) and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pretend to fight while posing for photographs during a reception with about 250 mayors from across the country in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Cities booming, with some left behind

Jan 21, 2015
The U.S. Conference of Mayors meets this week in Washington.
Posted In: conference of mayors, hunger, povery
An employee packs an order for online retail giant Amazon.

And on the seventh day, Amazon applied dynamic pricing

Jan 21, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching for Wednesday.
Lou Brazils fills his tank this week at a gas station in Dellwood, Missouri.

Oil prices tank, we save billions

Jan 20, 2015
In more than half the states, gas is selling for less than $2 a gallon.
Posted In: crude oil, oil prices
Tankers are berthed beside an oil terminal in Southampton, England.

Oil traders are hedging their bets

Jan 20, 2015
One strategy: Buying oil then storing it in tankers until prices go back up.
Posted In: oil prices, oil tankers, traders
President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

U.S. is a bright spot in slowing global economy

Jan 20, 2015
U.S. growth outpaces Europe, Japan and other developed regions.
Posted In: global economy, State of the Union
President Obama meets with four of the letter writers who will join the first lady and Vice President Biden's wife, Jill, for tonight's State of the Union address.

Forecasting Tuesday's State of the Union address

Jan 20, 2015
Obama has offered several previews in the weeks leading up to the speech.
Posted In: Taxes, employment, State of the Union

PODCAST: Faster, supercomputer! Faster!

Jan 20, 2015
College tuition, a new dark pool, and making the fastest supercomputer.
State of the Union

Closing the loophole on a tax advantage

Jan 20, 2015
More on President Barack Obama's proposal.
Posted In: State of the Union, tax cuts, trust fund
Chinese laborers repair an oil pumping unit at an oilfield on the outskirts of Hejian city, Hebei province, China.

Disappointing economic growth in China

Jan 20, 2015
The numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
A McDonald's drive-through worker hands an order to a customer in San Francisco.

The rich get richer, with no end in sight

Jan 19, 2015
The wealthiest 1% of people may soon control more than 50% of the world's wealth.
Posted In: Rich, one percent, oxfam, wealth disparity