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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

Midwest oil damages more than land

Aug 18, 2008
Oil drillers have been descending on farms in the Midwest to sink new wells, and that's making some farmers rich. But it's also damaging the environment and wrecking other farmers' lives. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Oil

Nature has a hand in natural gas costs

Aug 15, 2008
The price of natural gas is down. But it's not just because of lower crude oil prices or word that three states will provide new supplies. Dan Grech reports on an unexpected factor in the availability of the important fuel.
Posted In: Oil

Why oil prices soar and dip

Aug 14, 2008
Oil is an especially volatile commodity this year. First it soared to record prices, now it's going the other way. Host Kai Ryssdal asks an oil expert to help sort this out. You might be surprised by this expert's prediction.
Posted In: Oil

Inflation hits 17-year high

Aug 14, 2008
The July Consumer Price Index rose more than expected, as the average weekly earnings fell in the same month. But how does that mesh with plummeting home prices? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Housing, Oil, Retail

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