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Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

April 4th, 2014 7:50 am by Associated Press

The spending plan includes $600 million to maintain, replace or repair roads and bridges around the state. It also envisions interstate projects, including truck climbing lanes, interchanges and capacity expansion.

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Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

April 4th, 2014 7:20 am by By Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee (MCT)

North Carolina-based home-improvement retailing giant Lowe's Cos. Inc. has agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at more than 100 of its home-improvement stores throughout the state.

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House GOP moves against health care law

House GOP moves against health care law

April 3rd, 2014 4:45 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.

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Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

April 3rd, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Report

Marsh Regional recently held its seventh annual awards luncheon at Bristol Motor Speedway to honor the top 47 blood drive sponsors for 2013.

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Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

April 3rd, 2014 8:26 am by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent debit, prepaid and ATM cards.

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Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

April 2nd, 2014 6:58 pm by Associated Press

The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.

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Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

April 2nd, 2014 6:33 pm by Associated Press

Clothes shopping for plus-size teens can be frustrating in general, but shopping for a dream prom dress can be a tear-inducing, hair-pulling morass of bad design and few options.

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Amazon unveils Fire TV streaming device

Amazon unveils Fire TV streaming device

April 2nd, 2014 6:02 pm by Associated Press

The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming boxes. But it remains to be seen whether Amazon is offering enough new and better services to lure customers away from their current streaming methods.

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S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

April 2nd, 2014 5:51 pm by Associated Press

Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump.

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Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch

Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch

April 2nd, 2014 2:15 pm by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers; TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writers

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved.

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