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By PBS NewsHour
After a decade of economic growth due in large part to energy revenue, Russia is reeling from the global financial crisis and the drop in oil prices and production.
As crude oil costs climb higher, summer travelers are watching the price of gasoline increase. Analysts examine the factors pushing oil prices up.
Russia and Ukraine signed Monday a 10-year deal to resume natural gas supplies to Europe after a two-week shutoff due to a dispute over gas prices and the payment of other debts.
Question/Comment: There was an article in the New York Times suggesting we peg gas prices at $3.50 and use the income to fund the Big Three bailout and future alternative energy research. This would also keep the pressure on to…
Violent clashes between government supporters and opposition protesters in Bolivia have left at least eight dead and tipped off a diplomatic dispute culminating in U.S. diplomats being expelled from both Bolivia and Venezuela.
The presidential hopefuls hit the campaign trial Wednesday, with GOP Sen. John McCain visiting the toss-up state of New Mexico and Sen. Barack Obama touring the battleground state of Virginia. Kwame Holman recaps the latest campaign news.
In the second installment in a series of conversations about the struggling economy, Ray Suarez speaks with author Nan Mooney about what she found to be troubling America's middle class. She interviewed more than 100 people for latest book, "(Not)…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Labor Department reported a 0.8 percent rise in consumer prices in July -- double the expected rate -- sending inflation on its fastest annual pace in 17 years.
Question/Comment: Car companies such as Ford, GM and Toyota sell cars throughout the world. In examining the U.K. Web sites for these companies, even in cases where the car model is the same as the U.S.
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