Features by Adam Allington
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.
Posted In: drought, St. Louis, Mississippi River
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: St. Louis, abandoned homes, Housing
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.