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Features by Adam Allington

After shooting, buyers snap up gun magazines

When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Newtown

Efforts to keep barge traffic flowing on drought-affected Mississippi River

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: Mississippi River, drought

Amtrak high-speed rail to compete with airlines

Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Posted In: Amtrak, Transportation, air travel, missouri

Michigan trademark case questions who owns the road

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: highways, Michigan, logo, trademark

Some see dollar signs in invasive fish

U.S. exporters hope to sate Chinese demand for Asian carp.
Posted In: fishing, fish, asian carp

Paying for beauty in a drought

It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Posted In: gardening, water, drought

In Midwest, Isaac brings much-needed rain

The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Posted In: drought, hurricane, Isaac

Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.
Posted In: durable goods

Drought takes toll on river transport cities

Because of the drought, there is only one shipping lane on the Mississippi. So the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they’ve never had to.
Posted In: drought, St. Louis, Mississippi River

Cities demolish homes, but problems linger

Cities across the Rust Belt are finding it cheaper to tear down abandoned homes than pay for the upkeep. But critics say demolishing problem properties does nothing to ease a poor neighborhood's troubles.
Posted In: St. Louis, abandoned homes, Housing

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