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U.S. Chamber lists economic priorities

Aug 28, 2008
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today issued its top economic priorities, and the list includes more than housing, credit and energy costs. From Washington, Danielle Carson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Oil, Taxes

Fuel costs motivate shipping changes

Aug 28, 2008
High fuel costs have companies reconsidering their shipping methods. One strategy is to get goods made closer to home and use trains for your cargo instead of planes. Janet Babin looks into what else companies are doing.
Posted In: Oil

Gulf Coast waits for Gustav's next move

Aug 27, 2008
The latest forecast calls for Tropical Storm Gustav to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Monday morning. Kai Ryssdal talks with oil worker Buddy Bollfrass about how oil companies are getting ready.
Posted In: Oil

U.S. dollar starts coming back around

Aug 26, 2008
The dollar is up this morning against the trend over the last several months. Stephen Beard talks to Scott Jagow about fears of a continued struggle in the Eurozone economy and why the dollar is rising again.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Week on Wall Street

Aug 22, 2008
Host Kai Ryssdal goes over the week's big financial stories with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas, Texas. Fannie and Freddie, the Russians and gyrations on the stock market come up.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Oil, Wall Street

Oil, energy second-quarter winners

Aug 22, 2008
Companies are reporting their profits for the second quarter, and oil and energy have profited from high prices. But Amy Scott reports if you don't count banks and other financial companies, earnings actually improved a bit.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

NATO and Russia in war of words

Aug 19, 2008
NATO wagged a finger at Russia today, warning that the invasion of Georgia was jeopardizing Russia's relationship with NATO. Russia's response was stern. From London, Steven Beard has the story.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Fay not moving in on oil production

Aug 18, 2008
Tropical Storm Fay has encouraged Shell to remove hundreds of workers from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. But Dan Grech reports that oil production has not been affected so far, according to energy firms.
Posted In: Oil

Why oil prices continue to fluctuate

Aug 18, 2008
The idea of drilling domestically for oil has long been circulating, but can it be a reality? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with Mark Bernstein, director of USC's energy institute, about why that won't really help oil prices.
Posted In: Oil

The road to a BHP, Rio Tinto deal

Aug 18, 2008
BHP Billiton reported record earnings, today, but there are questions about the company's $130 billion all-share bid for its rival, Rio Tinto. Stephen Beard reports given BHP's strong earnings, Rio can demand a much better offer.
Posted In: Oil

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