Features by Sarah McCammon

In Nebraska, standing in the way of Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska farmers worry the oil pipeline will damage their land or water. Some are putting up obstacles to the route.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, natural gas, Nebraska

IRS beats the sequester! Lucky you

The IRS is canceling its Monday furlough day because it has managed to cut costs enough to avoid it.
Posted In: sequester, government cuts, IRS, Taxes

Power grid is tested by heat wave: Will it pass?

A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather

Tesla stock reaches pole position: NASDAQ-100

Tesla joins the NASDAQ-100 on Monday, only a year after some critics were expecting it to be another dud.
Posted In: NASDAQ, Elon Musk, Tesla S, electric cars, tesla

Deadly virus among piglets puts hog farmers on alert

The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.
Posted In: pigs, virus, farming, farm

Does anyone send greeting cards anymore?

The greeting card company’s founding family is trying to take American Greetings private. It’s been hit by e-cards, like most paper products companies.
Posted In: greeting cards, Hallmark, Internet

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train

Food stamps may be cut from new farm bill

In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture

Cheap beer not as cheap anymore

As hipsters demand more Pabst Blue Ribbon, restaurants and bars raise prices.
Posted In: beer, Pabst Brewing Co.

Federal cuts threaten healthcare fraud investigations

Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, fraud


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