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10:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Hard Times: A Journey Across America

Economy Mutes A Longtime Louisville Record Shop

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 7:02 am

Timmons browses the racks of his now-closed business. The record store will have a final clearance sale on Nov. 29.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Part of a monthlong series

In Louisville, Ky., local businessman John Timmons is trying to figure out what's next after selling music for more than a quarter of a century.

Timmons owned ear X-tacy records for 26 years here. The shop closed at the end of October. On a recent visit, dead roses, farewell notes and other mementos are taped to the glass doors. Fans of the shop have also been slipping notes of support under the door.

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10:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Getting To 55 MPG

Automakers Set To Steer Customers To Hybrids

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 9:40 am

Attendees at the Los Angeles Auto Show look at the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid concept car. Toyota's Prius is the best-selling hybrid on the market, but almost every carmaker has some form of hybrid technology.
Jae C. Hong AP

Second in a three-part series

Hybrid cars will take a lot of floor space at the Los Angeles Auto Show beginning this weekend, but they still represent a tiny portion of the U.S. car market.

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3:26pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Environment

Conservationists Pressure Obama for National Forest Protection

A dozen Colorado and national conservation groups are renewing calls on the Obama Administration to enforce a national ban on development in "roadless" national forests and scrap a Colorado plan that they say affords less protections. 

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2:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Colorado Veterans

President Signs Veterans' Jobs Legislation

photo by Zach_Beauvais Flickr

President Obama signed legislation Monday giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans. The bill passed Congress last week with rare bipartisan support.

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5:39am

Mon November 21, 2011
Strange News

It Can't Be That Bad: Boring Conference Sells Out

The second annual Boring Conference was held over the weekend in London. It began as a joke but tickets sold out this year. Organizer James Ward worried his event might be too interesting.

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