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Porn company has quietly gained control of nearly 25% of all 1-800 numbers

April 20th, 2011 10:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you."We both have b

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Tri-Cities new home starts pick up steam

April 20th, 2011 4:09 am by Don Fenley

New home starts in the Tri-Cities struggled to a gain during the first quarter of 2011 after two straight quarterly declines that closed 2010 at a five-year construction low. The number of new residential permits increased 9.1 percent during the first

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Bill limiting foreclosure notice moves in Tenn.

April 19th, 2011 3:41 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A bill that would limit how much notice banks must give before foreclosing on a home is moving in the Tennessee Legislature.The Tennessee Bankers Association is pushing for it. The group cites the expense of placing legal notices in

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Tenn. banks want to reduce public notice for foreclosures

April 18th, 2011 4:43 am by Chas Sisk

Bankers are trying to cut how much public notice is required before they can foreclose on homes, drawing fire from an assortment of activists, lawyers and open-government groups.The Tennessee Bankers Association is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill th

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Volkswagen ready to start rolling new Passat off Tennessee line

April 17th, 2011 9:39 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA Workers starting production of a cheaper, larger Passat at Volkswagen Group of America's new plant in Chattanooga have a message for car shoppers: It's a winner.

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Advocacy group pushing for new 'Steel Interstate System' to alleviate tractor trailer traffic from nation's highways

April 16th, 2011 1:52 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Thousands of tractor trailer trucks hauling freight around the country pass through this region every day via the interstate. But efforts are under way to divert much of that freight from the highways to a nationwide rail system.

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Ford expands recall of F-150 pickup to nearly 1.2 million vehicles

April 14th, 2011 12:32 pm by Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) Under pressure from government safety regulators, Ford Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the popular F-150 pickup truck to include nearly 1.2 million vehicles that may have defective air bags.The additional recall, announced Thursday by the

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