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Medicare goes high-tech to head off fraud

June 17th, 2011 10:38 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say Medicare is adopting technology similar to what credit card companies use to screen claims for clues that can predict fraud.The Obama administration announced Friday it has a awarded a contract worth up to $77 million to def

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Blackberry goes splat; stock drops 15%, layoffs planned

June 17th, 2011 5:20 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion believes its white knight is coming. But while it waits, the company is drastically lowering its financial outlook and handing out pink slips.

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Study finds Facebook users trusting, engaged

June 17th, 2011 4:39 am by Staff Report

Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated wi

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Capital One to buy ING Direct USA for $9 billion

June 17th, 2011 4:04 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Capital One Financial Corp., until now best known for its credit cards, is poised to become a major force in online banking.

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Asian shares slump on Greek default fears

June 17th, 2011 4:03 am by Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) Positive economic data out of the U.S. failed to provide a boost to stocks in Asia on Friday, as worries mounted that Greece will be forced to default on its debt.

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Rogersville to file suit over HVAC at Hale Springs Inn

June 17th, 2011 3:54 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE The Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed earlier this week to take legal action against the manufacturer and installer of a faulty HVAC system at the Hale Springs Inn.

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Stocks on pace for first weekly gain in 6 weeks

June 16th, 2011 12:57 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Better-than-expected reports on home building and jobs put stock indexes on track for their first weekly gain in a month and a half.The pace of construction of new homes quickened last month, the government said Thursday. And the number of

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