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Why has the US trade deficit grown?

High oil prices and cheaper Chinese imports are causing America’s trade deficit to balloon, according to this BBC report uploaded on February 11, 2001.…

Is Obama too soft on big business?

Rachel Maddow invites Pulitzer-prize winning political analyst Eugene Robinson to discuss Obama’s Monday speech at the Chamber of Commerce. “All of the niceness in [Obama's] speech…wasn’t directed at the people in the hall, it was directed at the folks at home, especially the independent voters,” says Robinson. This video is…

Grocery bills are on the rise

In January, world food prices hit a record high. The Associated Press reports that escalating food prices is related to civil unrest. This video is from The Associated Press, uploaded on February 07, 2011.…

Al Jazeera Inside Story: Corruption in Egypt

The latest Inside Story segment examines how many Egyptians think that only the country’s businessmen with ties to the government benefit from Egypt’s wealth. Inside Story investigates: “How did Egypt become so corrupt? And what can a new government really do about it?” This video is from Al Jazeera, uploaded…

Shell profits double to $18.6 billion

The oil giant Shell has reported profits of $18.6 billion (£11.5bn) for 2010 thanks to rising oil prices and higher production.…

Million dollar foreclosures

As foreclosures in 2011 are predicted to exceed the record 3.8 million reported last year, John Blackstone reports on a group of million-dollar home owners bucking the trend.…

Pot meets pop in new marijuana soda

A California entrepreneur is marketing a new line of medical marijuana soft drinks. Canna Cola contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and will only be sold in legal pot clubs.…

Consumer protections to arrive this summer

A new federal watchdog will be policing credit cards, mortgages and other financial products beginning this summer. Treasury Adviser Elizabeth Warren explains ……

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