Jul 20, 2012 As one of the world's biggest agricultural exporter, the drought in the U.S. could impact food prices worldwide. In recent years, high food prices have initiated destabilization of the Middle East as well as Haiti.
Jul 12, 2012 Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Apr 13, 2012 A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.
Mar 13, 2012 After February's devastating tornadoes, the feds say "no" to extra aid.
Mar 6, 2012 They're mourning loved ones and assessing damage across the Midwest and South this week, in the aftermath of as many as 80 tornadoes, that left 40 people dead.
Jan 24, 2012 Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Jan 23, 2012 Though billions of dollars of aid was promised after the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti two years ago, much reconstruction work remains to be done.
Jan 12, 2012 A just-released study says texting donations for crises like the Haiti earthquake could become the new norm.
Dec 9, 2011 Farmers are hurting as wheat prices drop, but it doesn't necessarily mean the price of bread and cereal for consumers will also fall.