Despite Small Gains, NASDAQ Still Down For The Year

After The Bell: Stocks Drop On Oil Decline, International Worries

(CBS) — Stocks closed lower on the first trading day of August as soft economic data, declining crude oil prices and negative developments overseas weighed on equities. The S&P 500 lost 6, the NASDAQ dropped […]


A bacon sandwich is seen before being served at Rico's Diner August 17, 2010 in Oakland, California. As Americans consume more bacon, supplies have become short and the price is starting to go up. The price of pork bellies has risen to $1.40 a pound in August, up from 94 cents a pound in June. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If Predicted Bacon Shortage Comes True, Piggies May Not Get To Market

The summer drought caused a spike in feed prices, and Illinois pork producers – the fourth largest group in the U.S. — are losing $40 to $45 a head.


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Guide To: Randolph Street Market

The Randolph Street Market is a mecca for vintage shoppers. This May, things kick-off with their season opener. November-April, markets are held inside at Plumber’s Hall in the West Loop. During summer and fall months, the market moves indoor and outdoors. Seasonal markets include, Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market…



Fear Of Double-Dip Recession Grips Markets

Wall Street is hoping to avoid another market meltdown Friday, after fears about the health of the U.S. economy sent stocks plunging.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Traders work on the floor of the New York The Dow finished down more than 600 points after Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Market Rollercoaster Takes Emotional Toll On Investors

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with a psychologist about how to cope with the recent volatility of the financial markets.


Tom Duffy

Traders, Everyday Chicagoans Worried About Markets

A massive selloff on Wall Street Monday after the U.S. credit rating slip made for the worst single-day loss since December 2008. In Chicago, the news was depressing and worrisome.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011