Oct 11, 2013 So many metaphors have been used to describe the government shutdown. Do they help at all?
Oct 10, 2013 A cadre of so-called "debt-limit deniers" says it’s no big deal if the U.S. fails to raise its borrowing limit.
Sep 27, 2013 Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.
Sep 10, 2013 Syria doesn't produce much oil. But the Middle Eastern country's issues are having a big effect on the market for crude.
Aug 29, 2013 The levee board for the New Orleans region sued oil companies over their damage to delta wetlands that are a protective buffer against storm surges.
Aug 28, 2013 With the Syria headlines, the price of oil could become a drag for the U.S. economy and beyond.
Aug 27, 2013 The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets this morning.
Aug 13, 2013 Mexico is sitting on 87 billion barrels of untapped oil, yet production has dropped 25 percent in the last decade.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 2, 2013 Four of the world's biggest oil companies -- Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP -- reported smaller quarterly earnings compared to a year ago.