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U.S. Natural Gas Exports Stir Debate

There are several dimensions to the booming energy market. Steve Inskeep talks to Sarah Ladislaw, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about energy market trends.
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Auntie Anne's Pretzels In Beijing: Why The Chinese Didn't Bite

It's the entrepreneurs' dream: tapping into China's market of 1.3 billion people. That dream fueled the efforts of two Chinese-American MBAs to take the soft-pretzel franchise — a staple of U.S. shopping malls — to China. Cultural and financial barriers, however, led to a far more challenging reality.
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To Infinity And Beyond: Would-Be Astronauts Keep Faith In Uncertain Era

As NASA moves away from manned missions, the private sector is taking on the task. Those hoping for a ride are as eager as ever, and space exploration hasn't lost a bit of its luster.
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Walmart Neighbors Want Store To Keep Carts Out Of Creek

Neighbors in Fairfax County are calling on Walmart to help clean up Little Hunting Creek.

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Bloomingdale's Lays Out Welcome Mat To Chinese Shoppers

Decades ago, Bloomingdale's sold goods from China to intrigued American buyers. Today, to mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the store is doing the opposite: selling goods that cater to the interests of affluent visitors from Asia.
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For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity

The U.S. Postal Service's decision to end Saturday delivery comes on the heels of a plan to reduce hours at many rural post offices. In Vermont, residents of small towns are worried the change is another step toward the eventual demise of their local post offices.
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The Real Story Of How Macklemore Got 'Thrift Shop' To No. 1

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle, say they rose to the top without a label. That's not entirely true.

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