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House GOP sues administration over health care law

House GOP sues administration over health care law

November 21st, 2014 1:23 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Washington the morning after Obama announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally.

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Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

November 20th, 2014 6:51 pm by Associated Press

It was the second record-high close for the Dow this week and the third for the S&P 500. The modest gains erased losses from the day before, pushing the three major stock indexes further ahead for the week.

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

November 20th, 2014 10:36 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers

Average airfares are $307.52, up 1.1 percent from last year.

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U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

November 20th, 2014 10:02 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

The number of people receiving aid has also fallen steadily, and now stands at 2.33 million, the lowest since December 2000. Yet there are still 9 million people unemployed.

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

November 20th, 2014 8:00 am by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to rise slightly this year, clocking in at $49.41. That's 37 cents higher than in 2013.

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NETWORKing: Hawkins  seeks partnership with Sullivan group for industrial recruitment

NETWORKing: Hawkins seeks partnership with Sullivan group for industrial recruitment

November 20th, 2014 12:30 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's industrial developer of eight years retired last month, leaving his $50,000 per year job vacant. Most industrial developers in the region make twice that salary.

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Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

November 19th, 2014 8:07 am by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Haircut: women 43 euros, men 26. Roll-on deodorant: women 2.04 euros, men 1.96. Shaving gel: 2.87 euros in a pink canister, 2.39 in a blue one.

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Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

November 19th, 2014 7:58 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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DOA: Franchise proposal would kill third ambulance provider in Hawkins

DOA: Franchise proposal would kill third ambulance provider in Hawkins

November 18th, 2014 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

One resolution grants an exclusive county franchise to Hawkins County EMS for territory west of Surgoinsville. The other resolution grants an exclusive county franchise to Church Hill EMS for everything east of Surgoinsville.

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Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

November 18th, 2014 5:44 pm by Associated Press

"We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. "As a result, it's not surprising we're seeing a series of record highs."

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