Features by Kate Archer Kent
Posted In: Congo, Africa
After two decades of bloodshed, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the main rebel group in the country are expected to sign a peace deal today. Could this be the development needed to put this country, rich in natural resources, on a path toward economic stability?
Posted In: high speed rail, California rail, bullet trains
An advocacy group pushing high-speed rail in the U.S. begins its annual meeting.
Posted In: Health, cancer, radiation, proton beam therapy, hospitals
Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Posted In: Auto, car, Elio, low-income
The maker of a three-wheeled vehicle wants to get rid of the monthly car payment altogether.
Posted In: fashion, Fashion Week, social media
Fashion Week's traditional runway shows may not be cost effective for many designers.
Posted In: luxury, alligator, hunting, Louisiana
For the next month, it's open season on wild alligators in the Bayou State, and it's big business for hunters and luxury fashion houses like Hermes and Gucci.
Posted In: cotton
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
Posted In: lumber, Louisiana
Louisiana manufacturers that produce lumber plan to reopen and expand factories, as nationwide housing market shows steady recovery.
Posted In: NRA, National Rifle Association, guns
As the NRA hosts its annual meeting in Houston, a look at its charitable programs for shooting sports. Fundraisers for "Friends of the NRA" have seen record crowds.
Posted In: GM, manufacturing
Dozens of shuttered GM plants across the country are for sale, and a recent uptick in manufacturing means there are many interested buyers.