With many encampments razed or in jeopardy, Occupy Wall Street needs a second act. For now, many activists are settling on issues of concern to local residents. Will that weaken the movement, or strengthen it?
Commodities like oil, gold, and copper all fell this week. Silver led the plunge in commodities with a 28 percent decline.
Oil prices rise if optimists are right and world economy takes off, analyst says. If pessimists are right and unrest spreads to other oil producers, oil prices will also rise.
The race for Chicago mayor has never seen this level of fundraising. Rahm Emanuel has raised almost $12 million – and former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun less than half a million.
Protests against taxes and red ink are set for this weekend. Their potential to form a formidable national movement is unclear.
Protests against Washington spending took place in more than 700 US cities Wednesday.
Tax protesters gather around the country. Is it a GOP put-up job?