Features by Adam Allington
Posted In: sequester, defense, Boeing, St. Louis
The long-term nature of defense contracts shields the industry from short-term sequester disruptions in areas of the country that depend on military spending, such as St. Louis.
Posted In: Auto, carmakers, hybrid cars, electric cars
Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Newtown
When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought
Every year roughly $180 billion worth of freight makes its way up and down the Mississippi River. An epic shortage of water on the nation's major inland waterways is expected to put upward pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.
Posted In: Amtrak, Transportation, air travel, missouri
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Posted In: highways, Michigan, logo, trademark
In northern Michigan, there's a fight over a trademark on the sign for the iconic and beautiful M-22 -- a state highway that loops through the Leelanau Peninsula.
Posted In: fishing, fish, asian carp
U.S. exporters hope to sate Chinese demand for Asian carp.
Posted In: gardening, water, drought
It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Posted In: drought, hurricane, Isaac
The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Posted In: durable goods
Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.