Despite the arrival of a hot summer, natural gas prices are almost double what they were in December. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains last winter's effect on current supplies and other culprits to the rising costs.
Congress passed a law designed to stop terrorists from using container ships as part of an attack. But a report out of Europe this morning says the measure could be bad for global trade. Stephen Beard reports.
Home buyers in China used to pay the full price for a house upfront. But a new generation is following a pattern familiar one seen in the U.S. a few years ago -- they're borrowing more for real estate. Lisa Chow has more.
With the credit crunch making it harder for even those with good credit to get a loan, small business entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to peer-to-peer lending. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to a few who have prospered.
The number of uninsured Americans gets a lot of media coverage, but that doesn't mean we should ignore the ranks of those without enough insurance. Jeremy Hobson reports on the growing number of underinsured.
Not getting enough of presidential hopeful Barack Obama? Now for the right price, you can take a miniature him home. Renita Jablonski talks to German doll maker Marcel Offermann about his tribute to the presidential nominee.
Volkswagen may have closed its U.S. plants in 1988, but the car maker wants to make a stateside comeback. Alisa Roth sites reasons for the company's return, including a weaker dollar and the price of exporting cars.
The Senate is voting on an energy bill designed to force oil prices down by taxing oil companies and granting federal authority to sue OPEC nations in U.S. courts. But Sam Eaton reports the move may be little more than PR in an election year.
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