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 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 9, 2012 More officer workers are choosing to stand instead of sit at work. The trend may mean better focus and even a longer life.
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 26, 2012 Colorado got only 2 percent of its normal snowpack, which means low rivers this summer. But what's bad for rafting guides is good for fishermen.
Jun 20, 2012 The U.S. and Europe are focused on diplomacy and sanctions to stem violence in Syria -- and perhaps force the current regime from power. One problem is Russia's alleged supply of arms to the government there. But Western diplomats have discovered a vulnerability: every weapons-carrying ship has to carry insurance.
Jun 12, 2012 While most experts are still calling a return to the drachma for Greece unlikely, private companies are scenario planning just in case.
May 9, 2012 A change to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual changes how autism is diagnosed. A lot of money in social services is at stake.