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U.S. Closing In On Saudi Arabia's Oil Production

The AP reports new drilling methods have boosted U.S. oil production 7 percent this year. And next year, the Energy Department sees American output falling just shy of Saudi Arabia's 11.6 million barrels per day. Industry analysts predict that by 2020, North America could be "the new Middle East."
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Resorts Try To Lure Skiers Back After Last Year's Bust

There's a palpable anxiety in mountain resort towns this fall. After last season's abysmal skiing and snowboarding revenues, these towns are counting on heavy snow this year to make up for the loss. Now, analysts say without early snow, resorts may suffer a "hangover" from last year's disappointment. Luke Runyon reports for Aspen Public Radio.
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Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild

Google is doing for the backcountry what it has done for cities and towns — making digital maps that can be accessed on the go. Will it change the experience of the wilderness? NPR's Steve Henn travels to the Grand Canyon as Google engineers make their first trip with the Street View Trekker.
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After Bad Day For Market, Facebook's Revenue Rise Boosts Stock

A larger-than-expected increase in revenue and a smaller-than-expected loss has buoyed investors. The news followed a tough day for other major stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 2 percent.
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Hands On With The New iPad Mini: Lighter, Costlier Than Rivals

Apple unveils a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet. NPR's Laura Sydell gets a hand-on look and finds that the iPad mini is lighter and thinner than she expected. But starting at $329, is it too expensive to compete with other small tablets?
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Buying Food Past Its Sell-By Date Tough To Swallow For Greeks

Incomes have dropped nearly 50 percent in Greece, but food prices are at record highs. Now the Greek government is encouraging retailers to discount nonperishable food that's past its sell-by date. And it's not going over well.
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Homeowners' Deductions: Economic Boost Or Burden?

The mortgage interest tax deduction lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on home loans. Some economists say it should be eliminated, but many homeowners fear a change would wreak their budgets. Host Michel Martin talks about the issue with NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

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