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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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U.S. consumers buy more retail goods in March

April 13th, 2011 12:24 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Consumers spent more in March on furniture, electronics and at restaurants, but also paid more for gas.Retail sales increased 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It was the ninth consecutive monthly gain.

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Unraveling the spin on the fight over hidden debit card fees

April 12th, 2011 11:34 am by Marian Wang, ProPublica

The Federal Reserve and the banking industry have made opposing claims about whether debit interchange feesthe fees that merchants pass on to banks whenever a customer uses a debit card to payare on the rise.The Fed has proposed capping the fees for big b

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Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

April 12th, 2011 4:58 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Soaring gas prices are starting to take a toll on American drivers.Across the country, people are pumping less into the tank, reversing what had been a steady increase in demand for fuel. For five weeks in a row, they have bought less gas than t

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Men are disappearing from the workplace

April 11th, 2011 4:38 am by Staff Report

BusinessWeek is reporting that the March jobs report released on Apr. 1 seemed like the best in years. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis released a statement noting that the four-month drop in the jobless rate, to 8.8 percent from 9.8 percent, was "its large

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