Jul 19, 2012 Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.
Jul 19, 2012 Farmers in dry areas who rely on irrigation start off better in a drought than farmers who count on rain. But when water tables fall, irrigation starts to shut down.
Jul 19, 2012 Soybean prices have reached a record high, and corn prices are near records in the midst of a rough drought across the Midwest. It could impact all of us soon in the form of higher prices for everything from cereal to chicken.
Jul 12, 2012 Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Jul 16, 2012 Taking a look at how to provide for an elderly relative who is having trouble taking care of himself or herself.
Jul 9, 2012 The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.
Jul 5, 2012 Public pension funds are resorting to riskier investments in a bid to score returns high enough to give retirees their guaranteed payments.
Jun 28, 2012 Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect dry weather is having on farms.
Jun 27, 2012 In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.