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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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Stocks close at a record high as energy sector recovers

Stocks close at a record high as energy sector recovers

February 13th, 2015 5:37 pm by Associated Press

"Stability seems to be coming back," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. "Overall, I think the market is going to go higher ... but it may be a case of two steps forward, one step back."

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House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

February 13th, 2015 1:29 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama objects to the bill because it would add $79 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

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Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

February 12th, 2015 7:38 pm by Associated Press

Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in. But Facebook says its users wanted more choice.

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Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

February 12th, 2015 9:25 am by Associated Press

Orbitz owns CheapTickets, HotelClub. Expedia owns Hotels.com and Hotwire.

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Hawkins EMS one step from primary ambulance status

Hawkins EMS one step from primary ambulance status

February 11th, 2015 11:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

The BMA will consider the third and final reading of the ordinance when it meets in regular session March 10.

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Stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

Stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

February 11th, 2015 6:22 pm by Associated Press

Greece wants to renegotiate the terms of its international bailout, which has imposed years of punishing austerity on the country. The current agreement expires in late February.

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Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 7:35 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands should no longer be exempt from a tax used to clean up oil spills.

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