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Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

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Surging Gas Prices Have Drivers Fuming

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A 1974 Gremlin covered with Mardi Gras beads is part of the auction lot of items from the former Kenner Mardi Gras Museum. The car is expected to draw several bids. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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'Les Bon Temps Rouler' To The Auction Block

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Deal Reached On Gulf Oil Spill Victims

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Billions Of Dollars At Stake In BP Oil Spill Trial

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Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

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The town of Nitro has its beginnings in 1917, when the U.S. government created it as a place to locate a munitions plant. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

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Joe Paterno's Death Is A Sad Day For Happy Valley

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A woman pays her respects at a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus in State College, Pa., after learning of his death on Sunday. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Legendary Football Coach Joe Paterno Mourned

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Rejected Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue

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Penn State President Meets With Alumni

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