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Stocks slip at close, stabilizing a day after sell-off

Stocks slip at close, stabilizing a day after sell-off

March 11th, 2015 6:44 pm by Associated Press

Stocks rose at the opening of trading and, until about an hour before the close, were holding onto their gains. The losses at the end were tiny, and energy and financial companies managed to rally.

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The euro's tumbling and here's why

The euro's tumbling and here's why

March 11th, 2015 12:55 pm by PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

On Wednesday, the euro fell as low as $1.0557, its weakest against the dollar since April 2003.

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Holston Electric names Sandlin general manager

Holston Electric names Sandlin general manager

March 10th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The longtime general manager of an Alabama electric utility has been hired to replace retiring Holston Electric Cooperative GM Larry Elkins, who held that post for 35 years.

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Stocks fall sharply on fears the Fed may soon raise rates

Stocks fall sharply on fears the Fed may soon raise rates

March 10th, 2015 5:35 pm by Associated Press

Investors dumped stocks from the start of trading and the selling accelerated as the day wore on. All 10 industry sectors in the S&P 500 closed lower.

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Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

March 10th, 2015 1:49 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO and MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

The state transportation secretary said that if someone had called the railroad emergency number posted at the crossing, a dispatcher could have reached oncoming trains in time to stop them.

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Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

March 10th, 2015 8:56 am by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

A U.S. official briefed on the plans said the Secret Service was testing drones for law enforcement or protection efforts and to look for ways, such as signal jamming, to thwart threats from civilian drones.

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The next must-have device? Apple Watch unveiled

The next must-have device? Apple Watch unveiled

March 9th, 2015 7:13 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple wants to move the Internet from your pocket to your wrist. Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up for a wearable device.

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Power company seeks 2.4 percent rate hike to offset costs from  storms

Power company seeks 2.4 percent rate hike to offset costs from storms

March 9th, 2015 6:57 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Kingsport Power Co. has filed documents with the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) seeking a 2.4 percent rate hike to recover unanticipated expenses from past storms.

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'Blood from a Turnip': Hawkins IDB probably won't sue tenant farmer for breech of contract

'Blood from a Turnip': Hawkins IDB probably won't sue tenant farmer for breech of contract

March 9th, 2015 5:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

Last year, the IDB and Phipps Bend Joint Venture approved a five-year lease contract with R&C Farms based in Grainger County for 85 acres of Phipps Bend property that can't be developed because it's in the floodplain.

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'Buy Local' hopes to offset the snowstorm's bad effect on sales

'Buy Local' hopes to offset the snowstorm's bad effect on sales

March 9th, 2015 8:47 am by Hank Hayes

Talk of a new Buy Local campaign began after City Manager Jeff Fleming saw the city's initial report on snow removal expenses - a $350,000 hit. That number has since grown to more than $500,000.

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