Oct 5, 2012 California discovers how close it lives to a tipping point when refinery problems combine to create a sudden gas shortage and a spike in prices.
Oct 3, 2012 Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Sep 24, 2012 As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.
Sep 13, 2012 The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 14, 2012 Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Aug 13, 2012 Oil prices have jumped to a three month high in overseas trading. Brent Crude is at $114 a barrel this morning, despite forecasts that say global oil demand will be lower than first expected.
Sep 4, 2012 Charging less than a dime per gallon, Venezuela sells cheapest gas on the planet. Norway has some of the highest fuel prices in the world.
Aug 1, 2012 What, as a consumer, annoys you most? A survey of the top ten consumer complaints from the Consumer Federation of America hopes to shine some light.
Jul 30, 2012 As companies miss their sales targets, more are citing weak consumer confidence as the reason for lower expected profits this year.