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State employees, teachers won't get pay increase

State employees, teachers won't get pay increase

March 31st, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he won't be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections.

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Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

March 31st, 2014 2:54 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills.

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US stocks rise as investors close out quarter

US stocks rise as investors close out quarter

March 31st, 2014 2:52 pm by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer

Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technology sector higher.

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Spring elements and supply shortages continue pumping up gas prices

Spring elements and supply shortages continue pumping up gas prices

March 31st, 2014 1:19 pm by Staff Report

Gas prices continue to increase in Northeast Tennessee, due in part to what AAA calls "typical spring factors," including refinery maintenance, increasing demand and the switch to summer-blend fuel.

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Target's credit-monitoring offer not enough to protect consumers, experts say

Target's credit-monitoring offer not enough to protect consumers, experts say

March 31st, 2014 8:23 am by By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee (MCT)

Target certainly isn't the only retailer to have been hit — Michaels, Neiman Marcus and most recently Sally Beauty Supply have reported exposure of customer data — but it's definitely among the biggest ever.

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Georgia bill would go far in expanding gun rights

Georgia bill would go far in expanding gun rights

March 31st, 2014 8:18 am by By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill."

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House panel: GM twice failed to fix defect

House panel: GM twice failed to fix defect

March 30th, 2014 8:27 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by a House subcommittee.

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Test accurately rules out heart attacks in ER

Test accurately rules out heart attacks in ER

March 30th, 2014 3:06 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

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Boiler bill for benefit of Domtar advances

Boiler bill for benefit of Domtar advances

March 29th, 2014 7:54 pm by Hank Hayes

Legislation aimed at allowing state-granted variances to the frequency of industrial power boiler inspections is advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

March 29th, 2014 6:15 pm by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

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