As the price of gold increases, so do pressures to mine more of it. These days, though, many gold deposits are on lands occupied by indigenous Americans. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Government researchers launch a hearing today to look at just how dangerous pthalates, found in many plastics, may be. As Helen Palmer reports, the chemical industry has a lot at stake.
<em>Newsweek</em> Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that the market is skittish about the threat of inflation, whether that fear is founded or not.
A study out today says a California family of four must bring in $71,000 a year just to make ends meet. From the Work and Family Desk, Sarah Gardner reports on what these figures signal for the rest of the country.
Chief Justice nominee John Roberts says he won't decide cases based on his personal views. But what about cases in which he might have a financial stake? Typically the justices recuse themselves — Ian Ayres says they shouldn't have to.
Whether it's a hurricane or 9-11, a major disaster can make us re-examine our infrastructure. Like fancy systems we've devised for just-in-time inventories and job outsourcing. Writer and commentator Barry Lynn takes a look.