Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 3, 2013 As Egypt grapples with political unrest, many economic analysts are worried about the price of oil. But Egypt's Suez Canal isn't as important as you'd think.
Jun 25, 2013 The president spent much of his speech on climate change focused on the economy.
Jun 17, 2013 A year of unrest and civil war has created a new opportunity for private citizens in Syria to earn money with makeshift oil refineries.
Jun 14, 2013 Google says it has found evidence the Iranian government is spying on its citizens. The tech giant suspects the Iranian government is trying to head off any political unrest by looking at citizens' email correspondence.
Jun 14, 2013 Iran’s economy is likely to be a major election issue, as the country faces crippling international sanctions, 30 percent unemployment, and soaring inflation.
Jun 4, 2013 Alaskans are worried that a cut to oil taxes could ruin the state budget. BP credits the tax break for spurring new investments in the North Slope oil field.
Jun 4, 2013 There will be new penalties for financial institutions that deal in Iranian currency, which should cause the rial to devalue further. But new sanctions on the country's car industry could be felt more acutely.
May 30, 2013 The boom in U.S. oil production has disrupted global oil’s pecking order and caused fractures inside the once all-powerful OPEC.
May 14, 2013 America's closer to energy independence, but the days of $2 gas are history.
May 14, 2013 When fossil fuel gets cheap.