Metals market is red hot

May 10, 2006
Planning on getting new plumbing or rewiring your house? It may be time to think again. Copper prices hit an all-time high of $8,000 a ton today. Amy Scott finds out what record copper prices may mean for the world economy.

Tax cuts feeding economy or starving government?

May 10, 2006
The Senate is expected to pass a tax bill today extending many of President Bush's tax cuts through 2010. The move is intended to make it very hard for whatever party controls Congress in 2010 to raise taxes again. John Dimsdale explains.

Spoon-Fed on Wall Street

May 10, 2006
Ahead of today's Federal Reserve meeting, Cheryl Glaser reports new Fed chief Ben Bernanke may have learned his lesson about speaking too freely about US monetary policy.

Growth forecast: Average

May 9, 2006
Economists say a slowdown is coming, but considering gas prices and interest rates, things could be a lot worse. Hillary Wicai reports.

Quarterly earnings run

May 8, 2006
This corporate earnings season marks at least the 10th straight quarter of double-digit earnings growth. Bob Moon takes a look at what's behind the trend.

An Asian equivalent to the euro?

May 4, 2006
Today China, Japan and South Korea announced a plan to work toward coordination of their monetary policies. But the first hurdle will be overcoming centuries of suspicion and mistrust. Bob Moon reports.

Long-term oil outlook

May 4, 2006
Consumers should get used to $3-plus gas prices. Crude oil prices are expected to stay high through 2007 but a new report out Wednesday suggests motorist are adapting to higher gas prices. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

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Avoiding Congress, Inc.

May 4, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the potential consequences of US economic protectionism.

Three rolls of forever stamps please

May 3, 2006
The US Postal Service wants to raise the price of first-class stamps to 42 cents. But this time you might be able to hedge the rising cost of postage by purchasing "forever stamps." Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Ameriquest bows out

May 3, 2006
The nation's largest provider of sub-prime loans is laying off a third of its staff and closing more than 200 branch locations. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at why.