The U.S. trade imbalance is at a six-year low, and many people wonder how low foreign oil demand can go. Bill Radke talks to Financial Times correspondent Carola Hoyos about whether OPEC members will once again cut production.
American Idol has wrapped up its first week of the new season, and ratings suggest the show is losing younger viewers. Bill Radke talks to Variety's Michael Speier about whether the show has hit its peak.
Democrats are talking up a plan today to make executive pay-outs commensurate with long-term performance. But some are worried about the government's role in that kind of pay shift. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The Obama administration unveils today unveils some stimulus guidelines on how state and local governments can and can't spend their share. John Dimsdale reports why federal officials are warning them to be careful.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is worried about the safety of China's $700 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds. In a press conference, he asked the U.S. to "maintain its good credit." Scott Tong reports.
Some experts on the U.S. job market are saying things have gotten so bad that applicants are willing to drop two rungs in salary and stature to get a job. Jeremy Hobson crunches the numbers and finds out why some are willing to settle.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has high hopes for next month's G20 summit in the U.K., but critics say a split between the U.S. and continental Europe could result in little being achieved. Stephen Beard reports.
It's looking like ticket sales will be in decline when Major League Baseball kicks off in just a few weeks. Steve Chiotakis explores the reasons for the lackluster numbers with sports commentator Diana Nyad.
The E.U. is slowing the flow of U.S. biodiesel into Europe. As of today, all American exporters will have to pay a tariff to sell the plant-based fuel over there. Caitlan Carroll reports how much more U.S. biodiesel will now cost in Europe.
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