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To feed China's insatiable demand for coal, U.S. companies are trying to sell and ship the lucrative commodity to the Asian market from new West Coast ports. Above, the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant are seen on the outskirts of Beijing.

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The Global Coal Trade's Complex Calculation

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After working as a consultant for several years in China, Bruce Cochrane (above) has returned to his native Lincolnton, N.C., to open a new furniture plant (below).

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Back From China: Furniture Maker Returns To N.C.

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Smells Like Bar-B-Q Big Joe & The Dynaflows
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A sign at an Occupy D.C. protest reads "Fed Owns Obama." The president has so far had the worst of both worlds, with much of Wall Street convinced he's anti-business, and the protesters convinced he's in bed with the banks.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a group of supporters during a visit Tuesday to a GOP phone bank in Terrace Park, Ohio.

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From Romney, Perry, Mixed Campaign Messages

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When Dwayne Stenstrom was 8 years old a state worker told him that he and his brother were going to a special camp for the summer. Instead, he spent 12 years in foster care.

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Native Survivors Of Foster Care Return Home

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These two images were taken at the same time of day — one with a digital camera, and one with an iPhone 4S.

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The banking scandal has political implications in Iran, and the president's top adviser, Rahim Mashaei, has come under criticism. He's shown here in 2007.

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Iran's Largest Banks Swindled Out Of $2.6 Billion

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The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura

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Miranda Lambert: Breaking The Country Music Mold

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New Muleskinner Blues David Grisman