A world awash in cheap oil
Cheap crude oil is glutting the market worldwide. That's a boon for some companies, but creates real problems for many oil producers. OPEC members meeting in Vienna are facing a brand new playing field, as prices continue to fall.
Beijing goes on a fox hunt
The Chinese government is cracking down on tax evaders in a program called Fox Hunt. Beijing is sniffing out suspects who have bolted the country with their fortunes, and bringing them back to face charges. Hundreds of people have been nabbed so far.
Fracking and the West Virginia blues
West Virginia in the eastern United States has a bounteous supply of natural gas and oil. It has been a good business for generations. But plummeting prices due to fracking have pulled the rug out from under the market, and drilling companies are having to regroup in response.