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After Missteps, Does J.C. Penney Stand Another Chance?

After losing many customers through an unsuccessful facelift attempt by Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney will be led by former CEO Myron Ullman. One analyst says it must "embrace" its customers to recuperate, but others wonder if it can survive.
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How Louisville Went From 'Little Brother' To Powerhouse

University of Louisville fans have had a lot to cheer about lately — and not just basketball. Monday's big victory by the school's men's basketball team over Michigan is just the latest success for an athletic department that is quickly becoming one of the country's most admired.
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Vermont Bests The Nation In Local Chow

Vermont tops the nation when it comes to locally produced food, according to a new ranking from the nonprofit Strolling of the Heifers. Having farmers' markets, CSA programs, and distribution systems all helps.
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Kansas City Slow To Connect With Google's Super Fast Internet

Google has already rolled out an experimental broadband network in parts of Kansas City.
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New York's Penn Station Makeover Faces Arena-Sized Obstacle

Every day, more than 600,000 thousand rail commuters navigate the crowded maze of tunnels and tracks that is Penn Station. Mass transit advocates would like to replace the aging station with a world-class transportation hub. But there's a big obstacle: Madison Square Garden, the arena that sits directly on top of Penn Station. And the Garden's owners show no signs of moving.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Could Be Huge Boon For Canada

Audie Cornish talks to Alberta Premier Alison Redford about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposed from the oil sands of her Canadian province through the United States.
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Republican Senators Threaten To Filibuster Gun Control Bill

Melissa Block talks to Idaho Sen. James Risch about opposing the gun legislation Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to move to the floor later this week. Risch was one of thirteen Republican senators who signed a letter addressed to Sen. Reid on Monday, threatening to filibuster the bill.
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Senate Committee: Campaign Finance Laws Aren't Enforced

Senators on a Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday heard about the hundreds of millions of dollars spent in political campaigns last year from secret donors, and why federal agencies are nearly powerless to do anything about it.
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Obama's Late Budget Submission A Strategic Move

President Obama submits his budget on Wednesday and he's more than two months late. But there's a political strategy behind his tardiness — he waited until after both House Republicans and Senate Democrats passed their budget plans.

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