The surprising surge in the price of oil put a damper on the economic recovery in 2004. Stephen Beard takes a look at why there was such a demand for fuel this year and why 2005 might not be much better for consumers.
Diamonds may be a terrorist's best friend. They're small, valuable and hard to trace. Now, the federal government wants diamond sellers to help it crack down on money-laundering terrorists. Eric Niiler reports.
Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.