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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

November 25th, 2014 1:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008.

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VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

November 25th, 2014 12:28 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

To some, the policy may open the door to the union eventually representing all workers in contract negotiations. To others, it may undercut the union by giving an opposing group an official voice at the plant.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

November 25th, 2014 8:20 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving.

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Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

November 25th, 2014 8:08 am by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options.

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Hawkins County commissioners table EMS franchise proposals

Hawkins County commissioners table EMS franchise proposals

November 25th, 2014 12:23 am by Jeff Bobo

There was substantial support on the commission for awarding the ambulance franchises Monday to Church Hill EMS and Hawkins County EMS. But the majority of commissioners agreed that a little more study is needed before action is taken.

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Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

November 24th, 2014 7:33 pm by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or lock them up, and even kill the engine.

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Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

November 24th, 2014 10:27 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.

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Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?

Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?

November 24th, 2014 8:19 am by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Sales of high-end Samsung and Apple phones remain robust, but demand for budget phones is growing.

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Buy Local: Downtown small businesses are hoping to reap dollars from 5th annual 'Small Business Saturday'

Buy Local: Downtown small businesses are hoping to reap dollars from 5th annual 'Small Business Saturday'

November 24th, 2014 8:11 am by Hank Hayes

Founded by American Express and held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is an exclusive event for small retailers and other community businesses.

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Scents-ible idea: Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Scents-ible idea: Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

November 22nd, 2014 12:36 pm by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press

The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin-based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant.

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