Jun 3, 2013 Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Dec 18, 2012 McDonald's is telling franchisees to open this year on Christmas Day. Staying open on Thanksgiving this year gave a nice boost to McDonald's sales, and they'd love a repeat performance.
Dec 14, 2012 This time of year, the spirit of volunteerism begins to creep out of the deepest reaches of the cerebral cortex and sends well-meaning people in search of a deserving outlet for a helping hand. Commentator Zachary Slobig says for the greater good, please resist that impulse.
Dec 11, 2012 The Department of Agriculture's final report for 2012 says farm income increased despite the drought, because of high prices for crops that made it to market. But the drought is continuing into winter and could affect next year's harvests.
Dec 5, 2012 Ethics rules lay out how much holiday cheer members and staff can have on lobbyists' dime.
Nov 23, 2012 The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.
Nov 22, 2012 This summer's drought meant higher corn prices, and turkeys eat a lot of corn. So restaurants -- and you -- will pay more this Thanksgiving.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Nov 26, 2012 One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Jan 3, 2013 Weather, speculation, and the economy all impact food prices. So are you paying more for groceries today than in decades past? Find out with the Marketplace Grocery Shop Simulator.
Sep 13, 2012 The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.