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Obama Commences Bus Tour In N.C., Va.

President Obama began a three-day bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia Monday. The president plans to continue his push for Congress to take up at least portions of his jobs proposal. He's doing so in two traditionally red states that he narrowly won in 2008. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.

What Is The Future Of Natural Gas Use In The U.S.?

The Kinder Morgan deal will likely make the company the largest natural gas pipeline operator in North America. This comes at a time when more people in the U.S. are becoming reliant on the fuel. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Associates and author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.

Toyota Redesigns The Camry, Aiming To Stay On Top

Toyota, which has suffered through a bout of recalls and the Japan earthquake, is pinning its hopes for the future on its crown jewel, the top-selling car in the U.S. The new 2012 model isn't radically different from its predecessor, but it's harder to redesign the mass-appeal Camry than a Ferrari.

Kinder Morgan Announces Plans To Buy El Paso

A huge deal in the energy business is just the latest signal that natural gas is a hot commodity. One of the largest natural gas pipeline operators, Kinder Morgan, is buying its rival El Paso for $21 billion.

For Older Job Seekers, An Even More Difficult Road

Though some people have had success landing jobs in recent months, millions of Americans are still out of work. But many older people are finding it particularly difficult to get hired. Some say age discrimination is a key factor working against them.

Pipeline Powerhouse? Kinder Morgan To Buy El Paso

The $20.7 billion deal would more than double the size of Texas-based Kinder Morgan's pipeline network. It would stretch 80,000 miles — long enough to wind around the globe three times.