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Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

February 19th, 2015 9:33 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000 workers, or nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees.

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U.S. stock market ends mostly lower

U.S. stock market ends mostly lower

February 18th, 2015 5:43 pm by Associated Press

All told, four of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 ended lower. Energy stocks slumped the most, declining 1.5 percent. Utilities notched the biggest gain at 2.4 percent.

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W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

February 18th, 2015 10:38 am by JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after cars derailed from a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude Monday.

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Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

February 17th, 2015 11:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Commission may use county funds to pay off the debt on the Phipps Bend spec building which has been for sale since it was constructed in 2009.

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Stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

Stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

February 17th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Stock indexes had been lower most of the day, but recovered their losses on reports that progress was being made between Greece and its creditors.

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Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

February 17th, 2015 11:21 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Lawmakers who want to rein deficit spending insist that any increases for the military should be financed by cuts to domestic programs.

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Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

February 17th, 2015 8:28 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Many of the group's leaders played prominent roles in the narrow defeat of the UAW in a unionization vote in February 2014 at the Chattanooga facility.

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PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

February 16th, 2015 8:39 am by Hank Hayes

That growth goal is expected to get a maximum effort when PEAK hosts its 2nd annual new member recruiting event on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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Researchers test device to help deaf children detect sounds

Researchers test device to help deaf children detect sounds

February 14th, 2015 12:29 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Angelica Lopez, 3, can detect sounds for the first time - and start to mimic them - after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that bypasses missing wiring in her inner ears.

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Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

February 14th, 2015 9:45 am by By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Just before he signed an executive order to promote information-sharing between the private sector and the government, Obama spoke of a "spirit of collaboration" that he maintains would help all sides respond quickly to an attack.

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