Kate Archer Kent
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Congolese seek economic stability after fall of militant group
Nov 11, 2013
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?
U.S. high-speed rail: Express to ... where?
Nov 5, 2013
An advocacy group pushing high-speed rail in the U.S. begins its annual meeting.
Expensive cancer treatment centers spreading to small cities
Sep 30, 2013
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.
Fill up your gas tank, pay off your car loan
Sep 5, 2013
The maker of a three-wheeled vehicle wants to get rid of the monthly car payment altogether.
At Fashion Week, social media spreads the 'fabulous'
Sep 5, 2013
Fashion Week's traditional runway shows may not be cost effective for many designers.
Louisiana alligator hunters set to reel in profits
Aug 27, 2013
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.
Cotton no longer king in Louisiana
Jul 31, 2013
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
Lumber mills buzzing again in Louisiana
Jul 1, 2013
Louisiana manufacturers that produce lumber plan to reopen and expand factories, as nationwide housing market shows steady recovery.
NRA's charity trains a whole new generation of gun owners
May 3, 2013
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.
Keystone XL pipeline runs into landowner scrutiny
Apr 18, 2012
TransCanada has secured almost all the land it needs to begin construction of the XL Pipeline. But a few landowners are holding out.