Oil prices slipped to around $97 a barrel as fears eased on Libyan supply cuts. Saudi Arabia signals it could boost supplies to contain surge in oil prices.
02/25/2011 09:00 am
Rapidly rising oil prices, and fears it could harm the US economy, make tapping the strategic reserves a tempting option. But analysts say it would work only for the short term.
02/24/2011 07:23 pm
Muammar Qaddafi's Libya may be autocratic like Tunisia and Egypt. But unlike the leaders of those regimes, Qaddafi seems willing to plunge his country into war to preserve power.
02/22/2011 03:09 pm
Bahrain (officially the Kingdom of Bahrain) doesn't usually receive much international attention. But the uprising that swept through the Middle East last year reached Bahrain's central Pearl Square, as thousands turned out to protest for reforms. Below are some key facts about this small cluster of islands off Saudi Arabia's coast.
02/16/2011 03:24 pm
Stock prices were up in European capitals as hopes grew that the eurozone's debt crisis would ease.
01/18/2011 08:23 am
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Concord Coalition's Bob Bixby comment on the impact of the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal.
12/06/2010 01:21 pm
A 60 percent majority on Obama's bipartisan deficit commission say they approved the co-chairs' recommendations, not enough to force a vote in Congress. Will their work have an impact?
12/03/2010 02:40 pm
A new energy revolution – similar to shifts from wood to coal to oil – is inevitable as climate change and oil scarcity drive a global search for sustainability in power production. But even the promise of renewable energy holds drawbacks.
11/08/2010 11:54 am
Recent interruptions in exports of rare earth minerals are due to a sharp cut in export quotas announced last July, argue China and rare earths analysts.
10/20/2010 09:12 am
Jimmy Carter ran for president as a maverick. It’s also how he’s lived his life.
10/11/2010 07:05 am