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Monday, October 17, 2011

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  • Kinder Morgan Announces Plans To Buy El Paso
    A huge deal in the energy business is just the latest signal that natural gas is a hot commodity. One of the largest natural gas pipeline operators, Kinder Morgan, is buying its rival El Paso for $21 billion.
  • What Is The Future Of Natural Gas Use In The U.S.?
    The Kinder Morgan deal will likely make the company the largest natural gas pipeline operator in North America. This comes at a time when more people in the U.S. are becoming reliant on the fuel. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Associates and author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.
  • A Look At Royal Succession Reform
    Melissa Block speaks with David Rennie, political editor of The Economist, about the monarchy — and proposed changes to the royal succession reform law.
  • A Twitter Push To Keep Chiquita From Splitting Town
    Over 300 jobs are at stake if the company leaves its Cincinnati headquarters, so locals are tweeting the CEO. Not to be outdone, residents in Charlotte, N.C., have started their own campaign to lure the company to their city. It's a good-natured battle over a decision usually kept behind closed doors.
  • Toyota Redesigns The Camry, Aiming To Stay On Top
    Toyota, which has suffered through a bout of recalls and the Japan earthquake, is pinning its hopes for the future on its crown jewel, the top-selling car in the U.S. The new 2012 model isn't radically different from its predecessor, but it's harder to redesign the mass-appeal Camry than a Ferrari.
  • 'Why Read Moby-Dick?': A Passionate Defense Of The 'American Bible'
    Moby-Dick is a difficult book to read. But the author of a new book about the Melville classic says it's worth it to make the effort.
  • For Older Job Seekers, An Even More Difficult Road
    Though some people have had success landing jobs in recent months, millions of Americans are still out of work. But many older people are finding it particularly difficult to get hired. Some say age discrimination is a key factor working against them.
  • Israel-Palestinian Prisoner Swap Stirs Strong Debate
    Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas are set to carry out the first stage of a prisoner exchange Tuesday, with nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners and one Israeli soldier being freed. Most Israelis support the move, but some say it will only lead to more attacks.
  • Cuba's 'Ladies In White' Mourn Leader's Death
    Laura Pollan, a founder of Cuba's Ladies in White, the island's most prominent dissident group, died Friday at age 63 after a brief illness. Her death comes at a difficult time for the group, as it struggles to broaden its message beyond freedom for jailed dissidents.
  • Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Gets A Closer Look
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is surging in the polls. He credits his success to three numbers: 9-9-9. Tax experts say the plan would most likely cut taxes for the rich and increase the burden on the poor and middle class substantially.

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