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Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California.

The long party for commodity producers is so over

Aug 24, 2015
Commodities run in long cycles, with booms sustained by a historical event.
Posted In: China, commodities, stock markets, Economy, corporations

Weekly Wrap: Hillary Clinton, mergers and commodities

Jul 24, 2015
Catherine Rampell and Cardiff Garcia join us to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: hillary clinton, commodities, mergers

Spoofing: An explanation using bananas

Apr 22, 2015
Marketplace Editor Paddy Hirsch explains "spoofing"
Posted In: bananas, fraud, commodities
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Counting gallons: How much water do you use?

Feb 5, 2015
A Marketplace reporter tracks the water his family uses in a day – and its cost.
Posted In: water, price, commodities
Oranges on a tree in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Why it's hard times for citrus growers

Dec 31, 2014
A deadly tree disease and decreased demand are among the problems facing citrus growers.
Posted In: citrus, oranges, farmers, commodities
The U.S. Capitol.

Weekly Wrap: Comsumers, Congress and commodities

Dec 12, 2014
A discussion of highlights from the week's news.
Posted In: consumers, Congress, commodities

Steel's slow, grinding growth

Oct 8, 2014
Lisa Goldenberg of Delaware Steel Company shares how the economy feels day-to-day.
Posted In: steel, economic growth, commodities, construction

We're paying more for butter and milk. Way more.

Sep 12, 2014
U.S. milk and butter prices have risen to record levels this year.
Posted In: Food, commodities, dairy, food prices

Foreign banks ask China: Where's our copper?

Jun 17, 2014
In China, a warehouse of copper is used over and over again as collateral for loans.
Posted In: China, commodities, scam, loans

Drought puts California rice in a sticky situation

Apr 30, 2014
California grows almost all medium grain rice in the U.S. And prices are up.
Posted In: California drought 2014, rice, commodities, farming

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