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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 1st, 2015 4:45 pm by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Following HTC's announcement of a new HTC One smartphone that sports a better camera, Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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Malaysia jet mystery leads to new plane tracking test

Malaysia jet mystery leads to new plane tracking test

March 1st, 2015 1:10 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

March 1st, 2015 1:01 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday in a 260-mile-high action that unfolded 50 years to the month of the world's first spacewalk.

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Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

February 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says it may have been a "mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville that started its life as a Saturn factory.

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Fourth-quarter ETSU labor report shows conflicting picture

Fourth-quarter ETSU labor report shows conflicting picture

February 25th, 2015 9:46 pm by Hank Hayes

The negative view, based on data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), shows employment declining. But the positive view shows total payroll employment increasing based on data from the Current Employment Survey (CES).

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Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

February 25th, 2015 5:18 pm by Associated Press

"The market is just trying to figure out whether the next move is up or down," said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

February 25th, 2015 10:11 am by By Deborah M. Todd, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the White House in late January, Hong Kong-based DJI responded quickly with the release of a software update that added a 15.5-mile no-fly zone around Washington.

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Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in wake of snowstorm

Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in wake of snowstorm

February 24th, 2015 9:41 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

While more than 30,000 homes across the state lost power in the wake of wintry weather, a Johnson City Power Board official said their total outages had yet to break double digits.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill, defies GOP

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill, defies GOP

February 24th, 2015 8:43 pm by Associated Press

Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate change.

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Slight gains push stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

Slight gains push stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

February 24th, 2015 5:41 pm by Associated Press

The latest milestones came as investors liked what they heard from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who told Congress the central bank would be patient about raising interest rates as the economy improves.

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