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Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

December 9th, 2014 12:06 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

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Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

December 9th, 2014 9:59 am by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer

A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman's daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline, ordered a senior crew member off the plane.

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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

December 9th, 2014 9:34 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"At its best, social media makes the world a smaller place and builds community on a global level," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said in an interview.

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

December 9th, 2014 12:15 am by Associated Press

"Unfortunately, there are still companies out there that are more concerned about generating revenue than protecting the privacy of kids."

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UAW reaches top tier of VW labor policy in Tennessee

UAW reaches top tier of VW labor policy in Tennessee

December 8th, 2014 8:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.

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Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking

Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking

December 8th, 2014 3:31 pm by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, AP Business Writer

William says his interest in the issue stems from his family's longtime passion for wildlife conservation.

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Merger momentum to continue in 2015, EY says

Merger momentum to continue in 2015, EY says

December 8th, 2014 3:23 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

On Monday, drugmaker Merck announced that it was spending $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals in another sign of the recovering confidence in the market for mergers and acquisitions.

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High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 1:33 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

The court's decision makes the economic and property damage settlement final, starting a six-month deadline for filing claims, said plaintiffs' attorney Joe Rice of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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Kingsport schools working on policy for use of laptops

Kingsport schools working on policy for use of laptops

December 8th, 2014 10:14 am by Rick Wagner

Draft policy includes $50 annual technology fee that would roll over if no repairs needed that school year.

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

December 8th, 2014 8:33 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

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