Oct 8, 2012 After a brief uptick, the percent of households owning stock is back down to where it was at the start of the financial crisis, according to new numbers from the Investment Company Institute.
Oct 4, 2012 Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
Oct 3, 2012 As President Obama and Mitt Romney practice their talking points and zingers on the American economy, Freakonomics reveals why we may never get big-time economic growth back.
Sep 28, 2012 You've heard warnings about the economic disaster that could happen if Congress fails to avoid a fiscal cliff. But what is the fiscal cliff anyway? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch enlists the support of his friends Thelma and Louise in this three-minute explanation.
Sep 24, 2012 We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 21, 2012 Everybody knows that Apple is big enough to move markets. This year, that’s been a boon -- but what if the iPhone 5 falters?
Heidi N. Moore
Oct 30, 2012 When the moon is in the seventh house, what’s a Wall Street trader to do? Pay some $300 for a financial astrology newsletter -- to go with stock charts.
Sep 4, 2012 As car makers report higher sales, a strengthening housing market can play a role.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.