Uri Berliner As Senior Editor at NPR, Uri Berliner oversees coverage of business and the economy.

Miller Farm, the terminus of Van Syckel's pipeline, in 1868. The oil was pumped to Miller Farm and then transported by railroad. Drake Well Museum/Courtesy of PHMC hide caption

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

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Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

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The number of catalogs mailed in the U.S. peaked in 2007, according to the Direct Marketing Association. It's come down since then, but last year it reached 11.9 billion. NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

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John Harris makes a weld for a test during a welding class at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Oct. 22. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

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Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

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It was a great time to be an American man in the workplace after World War II. Hiring was strong for both white-collar jobs and factory work while industries like autos, aviation and steel were booming. By the 1960s, that started to change. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

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From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

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After Week Of Tumult, Clippers' Focus Must Turn Back To Basketball

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Florida's Will Yeguete shoots over Missouri's Keanau Post in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament on Friday in Atlanta. Investor Warren Buffett is betting $1 billion that no one can pick all 63 winners of the NCAA college basketball tournament that begins next week. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

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A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner concludes its first flight in September. Overall, plane-related fatalities have decreased dramatically this year. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013

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A man pushes his cart loaded with fuel containers in Tehran, Iran. Sanctions on Iran's oil have put a serious dent in the country's economy, pushing up the inflation rate to 40 percent. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal

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Gary Robins sits in the chair of his Supercuts salon in Media, Pa., one of 41 he owns throughout Philadelphia and Delaware. Will Figg for NPR hide caption

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The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain

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Is North America The Next World Capital Of Energy?

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Emotions, Fees Play Major Roles For Individual Investors

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Want to invest in coffee futures? One roaster says when it comes to the price of coffee, it "is like a roller coaster." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe

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