Until now, Europe has escaped the economic problems troubling the United States. But there it was: news today that Germany, France and Italy had terrible second quarters. Stephen Beard reports on what happened.
Oil is an especially volatile commodity this year. First it soared to record prices, now it's going the other way. Host Kai Ryssdal asks an oil expert to help sort this out. You might be surprised by this expert's prediction.
You know the saying, Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Apparently Detroit auto makers haven't heard it. Commentator Todd Buchholz says big cars turned out to be just like the dot-com craze. A bubble. And it burst.