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The Good And The Bad Of Kenya's First Oil Strike

For the first time, oil has been discovered in the East African nation of Kenya. The country's energy minister quickly held a news conference. Holding up a bottle of crude, he pledged to make sure oil is a blessing for the people and not a curse. Will Ross of the BBC talks to David Greene about how oil can be a plague on unprepared nations.
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Auction House To Sell Titanic Collection

Next month marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. A collection of more than 5,500 objects amassed during seven expeditions to the site is up for sale. Items range from binoculars and tea cups to a giant slab of the ship's hull. The collection has been appraised at $189 million. David Greene talks to Arlen Ettinger, president of Guernsey's, the auction house managing the sale.
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Christie's To Auction Recovered Cezanne Watercolor

For nearly 60 years, the whereabouts of a work by Paul Cezanne remained a mystery. But the 19th century watercolor turned up in the home of a physician in Texas. He died last fall and in May, Christie's will auction off "A Card Player." That piece led to Cezanne's series of card players. It's estimated to sell for $20 million.
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Enbridge, Enterprise To Increase Pipeline Capacity

North American oil production is expanding and that's creating demand for new ways to move that oil to market. Two energy companies — Enbridge Inc. and Enterprise Products Partners --have announced plans to build new pipelines that will stretch from Illinois to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Federal regulators would need to approve the plan.
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Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Could Reach Far Beyond Health Care

The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor unfairly forces the states to participate. And their decision could greatly affect the relationship between the federal government and the states.
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To Keep Customers, Brick-And-Mortar Stores Look To Smartphones

New apps could guide you to specific products and even deliver discounts based on where you're standing in a store. It's all designed to get you to continue shopping locally instead of online.
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Juicing: Vegetables, Fruits, Spices, and More

Juicing is back, and it goes well beyond basics like apple and orange juice; spinach, beets, wheat grass, and almost anything else in a garden can yield a glass of "liquid nutrition." We explore the techniques and recipes that get the most from juicing.

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