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.
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.
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.
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.
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.