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Technology stocks lead a broad market decline

Technology stocks lead a broad market decline

March 26th, 2014 5:36 pm by Associated Press

Facebook led the technology sector lower as investors gave the company's latest acquisition the thumbs-down.

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As homes plug in to Internet, hackers plug into homes

As homes plug in to Internet, hackers plug into homes

March 26th, 2014 11:21 am by By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

For decades, hackers have used the Internet to break into network routers, personal computers and advanced industrial devices. But now, hackers are having a field day with a new generation of often-mundane household devices connected to the Internet.

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Downtown JC violence causes concern for some business owners

Downtown JC violence causes concern for some business owners

March 25th, 2014 9:43 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

A fatal shooting in a downtown Johnson City parking lot is the latest in a series of violent crimes that downtown business owners are hoping isn't the start of a trend.

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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

March 25th, 2014 9:20 pm by Associated Press

Justices struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

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HTC updates One phone, emphasizes metal design

HTC updates One phone, emphasizes metal design

March 25th, 2014 7:40 pm by ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press

The original HTC One received good reviews and was named the best smartphone of 2013 at the wireless industry's premier trade show in Barcelona, Spain, last month. But HTC has failed to translate that glowing praise into sales.

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Stocks move higher on Wall Street

Stocks move higher on Wall Street

March 25th, 2014 6:15 pm by Associated Press

Stocks got a lift Tuesday as health care companies bounced back after a heavy sell-off.

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House moves to block Obama coal rule

House moves to block Obama coal rule

March 25th, 2014 6:07 pm by Associated Press

House Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would prevent the Obama administration from imposing a stream-protection rule for coal mining that government experts say would eliminate thousands of jobs.

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Coast Guard begins unannounced cruise inspections

Coast Guard begins unannounced cruise inspections

March 25th, 2014 2:43 pm by CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems,. Cruise ships must address any safety problems identified by the Coast Guard before they can allow passengers to board.

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Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

March 25th, 2014 2:38 pm by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

The Obama administration is expected this week to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program to end the government's practice of collecting the phone records of millions of Americans and holding them for five years.

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Update: Effort to rewrite Tenn. whiskey law fails for year

Update: Effort to rewrite Tenn. whiskey law fails for year

March 25th, 2014 8:39 am by Associated Press

State lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, meaning the rules supported by Jack Daniel's will govern other distillers in the state for at least another year.

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