Retail sales for the month of June are out, and they're not looking so good. But indicators do show that the pace of layoffs is slowing. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets more market analysis from Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
Bill Radke talks to professor Peter Sommer, cyber terrorism expert at the London School of Economics and Political Science, about how difficult it is to assess who's behind the South Korean Web site attacks.
California has issued about $3 billion worth of IOUs this month. But starting tomorrow, many financial institutions, like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, say they're going to stop accepting them. Dan Grech reports.
Oil is down from last week, but still a lot higher than it's been in recent months. That jump in price has had a lot to do with speculators. Bob Moon examines the role speculators plays in influencing oil prices.
Many G8 leaders have signed on for dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but not everyone is on board. Bill Radke talks to Mark Kenber of The Climate Group, who released a report on steps industrialized nations can take to reach short-term energy goals.
Officials are trying to find the source of a new wave of cyber attacks on Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea. There's speculation that North Korea is behind the attacks, but sourcing a cyber offensive can be tricky. Dan Grech reports.
Equatorial Guinea's GDP has increased more than 5,000 percent since it discovered huge offshore oil reserves in the early 1990's. But Human Rights Watch says the country's half a million people haven't seen that wealth. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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