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In Bankruptcy, American Airlines Looks At All Options

American Airlines is acknowledging that a merger with US Airways is a possibility as it works its way through bankruptcy. American's pilots and other unionized employees are pushing the merger option.
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From Coal To Gas: The Potential Risks And Rewards

A new report links some extreme weather events to climate change, but greenhouse gas emissions have been declining in recent years. In part, the decrease might be attributed to the change from coal to natural gas for energy production, but that too has its critics, and draws concerns over potential environmental impact.
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A Tale Of Two Cities: Too Many Jobs, Or Not Enough

Yuma, Ariz., along the Mexican border, has the country's highest jobless rate, at 28.9 percent — more than three times the national rate. Bismarck, N.D., has the lowest rate, at just 2.5 percent. Both communities are struggling with the realities of those economic extremes.
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Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise

For decades, coal represented half of the nation's electricity generation, but it dropped to only 34 percent in March. Technological breakthroughs in fracking have led to a gas boom that's caused prices to plummet, and now hundreds of coal miners are being laid off as the nation shifts away from the oldest and most plentiful source of electricity in the U.S.
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Google Partners With Smithsonian To Map Out Museums

Visitors at the Smithsonian Institution can now trace their steps through 17 museums in the District.

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$6B Deal Eases Credit Card Surcharge Restrictions

Credit card companies Visa and MasterCard along with major banks have agreed to pay several billion dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by retailers. The deal is one of the largest anti-trust settlements in history. The retailers claimed that Visa, MasterCard and the banks conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit and debit cards. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.
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Bain, Bain, Go Away: In Defense, Romney Attacks

In flurry of rare TV interviews, Mitt Romney denied he had any role in running Bain Capital at a time when, according to reports, the company invested in firms that outsourced jobs overseas.
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Credit Card Companies Settle Swipe Fee Suit For $6B

Visa, MasterCard and some of the largest banks in the country have agreed to pay more than $6 billion to settle a lawsuit that claimed they conspired to fix credit card payment fees. The suit was brought on behalf of seven million merchants. The agreement could have wide-ranging implications for retailers and consumers. Steve Henn talks to Melissa Block.

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