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FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

June 21st, 2011 1:57 pm by Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Rotting teeth. Diseased lungs. A corpse of a smoker.Nine new warning labels featuring graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012. Other i

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Oil near $94 as IEA warns crude costs hurt economy

June 21st, 2011 4:37 am by Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) Oil prices inched higher to near $94 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as a top energy industry expert warned higher fuel costs could undermine the global economic growth.

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Wal-Mart needs to press harder on advancing women

June 21st, 2011 4:28 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Wal-Mart scored a big victory on Monday when the Supreme Court threw out the largest sex-discrimination case in U.S. history. Still, the nation's biggest private employer has been forced to address the issues raised in the suit.

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Clinch Mountain Arts and Crafts shuts its doors in Gate City

June 21st, 2011 4:03 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY After barely two years in operation, Clinch Mountain Arts and Crafts in downtown Gate City closed its doors to the public Friday.

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Supreme Court blocks huge sex bias lawsuit by women who work at Wal-Mart

June 20th, 2011 11:07 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of women who work there.

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With executive pay, rich pull away from rest of America

June 20th, 2011 4:10 am by Staff Report

According to the Washington Post it was the 1970s, and the chief executive of a leading U.S. dairy company, Kenneth J. Douglas, lived the good life. He earned the equivalent of about $1 million today. He and his family moved from a three-bedroom home to a

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States look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps

June 19th, 2011 10:02 pm by Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if they could only agree how to do it: Internet re

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AARP slammed for not fighting Social Security cuts

June 18th, 2011 11:07 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) AARP, the powerful lobby for older Americans, was hammered Friday by fellow activists for refusing to oppose any and all cuts to Social Security benefits, a position the group says it has long held as a way to extend the life of the massi

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