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Stocks close at a record high as energy sector recovers

Stocks close at a record high as energy sector recovers

February 13th, 2015 5:37 pm by Associated Press

"Stability seems to be coming back," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. "Overall, I think the market is going to go higher ... but it may be a case of two steps forward, one step back."

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House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

February 13th, 2015 1:29 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama objects to the bill because it would add $79 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

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Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

February 12th, 2015 7:38 pm by Associated Press

Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in. But Facebook says its users wanted more choice.

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Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

February 12th, 2015 9:25 am by Associated Press

Orbitz owns CheapTickets, HotelClub. Expedia owns Hotels.com and Hotwire.

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Hawkins EMS one step from primary ambulance status

Hawkins EMS one step from primary ambulance status

February 11th, 2015 11:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

The BMA will consider the third and final reading of the ordinance when it meets in regular session March 10.

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Stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

Stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

February 11th, 2015 6:22 pm by Associated Press

Greece wants to renegotiate the terms of its international bailout, which has imposed years of punishing austerity on the country. The current agreement expires in late February.

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Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 7:35 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands should no longer be exempt from a tax used to clean up oil spills.

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Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

February 10th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Although coal production is concentrated in Southwest Virginia's northern counties, the economic impacts of lost jobs ripple throughout the region. A new King University report released Tuesday suggests manufacturing could offset those losses.

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Stocks advance on earnings, possible Greece deal

Stocks advance on earnings, possible Greece deal

February 10th, 2015 5:02 pm by Associated Press

"The economic data is coming in OK, and when you delve into the big picture of the earnings reports, they're not bad," said Robert Pavlik, Chief Investment Strategist at Boston Private Wealth. "People want to be in the market when it starts to go back up.

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Fire at Phipps Bend disrupts plant's schedule

Fire at Phipps Bend disrupts plant's schedule

February 10th, 2015 2:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE - It occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. at Cooper Standard, inside the Phipps Bend Industrial Park. The Church Hill Fire Department responded to find that a dust filter on a deburring machine had caught fire.

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