FDIC chair Sheila Bair is speaking to the Senate Banking Committee today on a plan to encourage banks to keep troubled homeowners in their homes. But Dan Grech reports why renegotiating mortgage terms is difficult.
The second annual Algae Biomass Summit is going on today in Seattle, and the substance has garnered serious attention from investors for its biofuel potential. Sarah Gardner gives us more algae plus points.
Russia met with OPEC to discuss ways of leveling out the cost of oil, as oil is now so low it could make production and investment unprofitable. Megan Williams reports it's unlikely Russia would agree to cut production.
The foreign currency markets are moving at an unprecedented velocity, and in some places the U.S. dollar is at a comparable five-year high. Bill Radke takes a deeper look with currency analyst Omer Esiner.
Asian markets all closed in the red today. Renita Jablonski looks into why with Scott Tong in Shanghai, who blames fears of a global recession and explains why investors can no longer rely on emerging markets.
With less than two weeks to go until the election, it's time for the candidates to ramp up their advertising. But Senator John McCain's a little strapped for cash. Steve Henn looks into where he's focusing his ad dollars.
Machinists at Boeing have been on strike for the past seven weeks, and the company says production of its new 787 Dreamliner may be delayed. But John Dimsdale reports Boeing may still be able to ride out the strike.
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