Panel: Cement Tests Should Have Raised Doubts

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Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado (left) and Republican challenger Ken Buck appear on NBC News' Meet the Press, on Oct. 17. William B. Plowman/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images hide caption

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Money Has Poured Into Colorado's Senate Race

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Republican Scott Tipton says his opponent, incumbent John Salazar, is too "bought in" to Washington, D.C. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Colorado's 3rd Is Divided, Much Like The Nation

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Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, the Constitution Party candidate (left), Republican candidate Dan Maes (center), and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, at a television debate last month. Tancredo's presence in the race has split the Republican vote. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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In Colo., Democrat Gains From GOP Infighting

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The U.S. burned 138 billion gallons of gas last year. Currently, gasoline contains up to 10 percent ethanol. The ethanol industry wants to increase that to 15 percent, but the oil industry has raised concerns. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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EPA Rules That Fuel Can Contain More Ethanol

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The sun sets over an oil platform waiting to be towed out into the Gulf of Mexico at Port Fourchon in Louisiana. Getty Images hide caption

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White House Lifts Ban On Offshore Drilling

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Terry Walter grows hay, wheat and corn and runs well over 2,000 cows on about 3,000 acres in Colorado. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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Farming Gives Colo. Family A Living But No Nest Egg

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Interior Department Unveils New Drilling Rules

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Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) visits with a young girl as he campaigns in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 9. After surviving a tough primary challenge, Bennet is now in a close race with Tea-Party-backed Republican Ken Buck. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Struggling Senator Sticks To Middle Of Road In Colo.

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A bad harvest and fires in Russia have caused U.S. wheat prices to jump nearly 50 percent in recent months. Bakeries and other businesses are facing higher costs. Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Will It Cost More Bread To Make Bread?

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A wind turbine, generating power near Boston in 2006. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Wind Power Wanes With Fading Federal Incentives

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U.S. Weighs Grades For Car Fuel Economy

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This is the house Bob Lynn, owner of Peak Property Development Co., remodeled in Denver. hide caption

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Homebuyers' Dilemma: Has Market Bottomed?

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In Lawsuit, Students Claim College Deceived Them

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