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Greece To Receive Second Bailout Loan This Month

Greece has taken almost all the action needed to secure a second bailout from eurozone countries, according to the head of the European currency group. The first loan can now be paid out by March 20, as long as Greece completes a bond swap between Athens and private investors, which should cut the nations privately-held debt in half.
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As Gas Prices Rise, Natural Gas Vehicles Get A Boost

With gasoline prices on the rise and pressure mounting to make better use of domestic energy, natural gas vehicles are making a comeback. Climate change is also driving demand — natural gas produces 20 to 30 percent fewer carbon emissions than diesel.
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Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras

Regulators were about to announce that as of 2014 all new cars would have to include rearview cameras so drivers could see what's directly behind them. Then they delayed the rule. Safety advocates say the auto industry is stalling; carmakers see the proposal as government overreach.
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Underground Cold War Relics As Doomsday Castles?

The Cold War is over, but decades later, several defunct missile silos built to fight that war still dot the American landscape. A developer in Kansas is converting one such silo complex into an underground condo tower.
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What The IRS Could Learn From Mormons

Many religious traditions stress the importance of charity. But Mormons are remarkable for the amount and the precision with which they give to their church.
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Greek Bondholders Won't Be Paid, For Now

An international trade association ruled Thursday that the restructuring of Greece's government debt is not yet a "credit event." It means, for now, that Greek bondholders who took out billions of dollars of insurance contracts against Greece defaulting on its debt won't be paid. Robert Siegel talks with Scheherazade Rehman, Director of the European Union Research Center at The George Washington University.
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Conservative Publisher Breitbart Dead At 43

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles. For more on the Breitbart's life, Steve Inskeep talks with Dave Weigel of Slate.com.

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