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Kroger Buys Harris Teeter In $2.5 Billion Grocery Deal

The move expands the reach of Kroger, already the nation's largest grocery chain, into the mid-Atlantic region. Harris Teeter is based in Matthews, N.C.

WATCH LIVE: Texas Lawmakers Debate Abortion Bill Again

The state is once again the focus of the abortion debate as lawmakers take up new legislation. Last month, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster kept the bill from passing.

Why Summer Is A Good Time To Talk Cash With Kids

Summertime isn't just for lollygagging. Many teens are working hard to pick up a few dollars. But how can parents prevent kids from squandering hard-earned cash and save some for the future? Host Michel Martin gets tips from financial expert Alvin Hall.

Kids Bring Home The Bacon: What They Need To Know

The best part of summer for many teens is their first paycheck. And while they may want to buy digital gadgets, financial experts say it's the perfect time to learn how to manage money. Host Michel Martin talks with parents about teaching smart money moves to kids of all ages.

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs.

Crash Investigators Turn To Asiana Pilot Who Was At Controls

Among the things officials want to know: How much training had the pilot received before taking the controls of a Boeing 777; and what was the "training pilot" on board doing at the time of the crash?

Washington Monument Now Glows At Night

While there's scaffolding so that workers can repair cracks and other damages from the 2011 earthquake, lights will illuminate the monument each evening. For at least the next six months or so, Washington will have a nighttime treat.

Snowden's Leaks Puts National Security Agency In A Bind

It's been four weeks since Edward Snowden leaked secrets about government surveillance. On Monday, The Guardian newspaper released more of an interview with Snowden. His actions have stirred up a lots of issues for the National Security Agency.

Why There's Too Few Cooks For New York City's Elite Kitchens

New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It's a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures and closer ties to surrounding farms are looking way more appealing.

Employers Face Changes After Same-Sex-Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act means married same-sex couples are now eligible for the same federal benefits as straight couples. Employers are beginning to think about the changes they will have to make.