Aug 13, 2012 Both drought and heat are taking their toll on small businesses, but businesses find ways to get by and even prosper.
Aug 13, 2012 First came mortgages. Now, courts are ruling against credit card issuers for sloppy paperwork or lack of proof when they sue alleged deadbeats.
Aug 13, 2012 Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.
Aug 10, 2012 The Midwestern drought is taking its toll on the corn crop, but over the years, more and more acres have been devoted to corn.
Aug 9, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses what the drought will mean for farmers and food prices, and the administration's plans to try and help.
Aug 9, 2012 We've talked about the possible effects of the fiscal cliff on the economy, but there will be immediate and duplicate consequences for individuals too.
Aug 6, 2012 Out on the plains, drought is parching everything from corn to cattle. And when the prairie grass burns up, so does a business model that depends on it: ranching.
Aug 3, 2012 Even in severe drought, farmers who grow commodity crops such as corn and soybeans are significantly protected by insurance they buy from private insurers. The ultimate insurer in a disastrous year? Taxpayers.
Aug 1, 2012 To get herself out of debt, one banker had to take a very different kind of job.