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Revealed: Massey Energy's fake safety records concerning mine blast that killed 29

June 29th, 2011 8:53 am by Associated Press

Federal investigators showed relatives of victims of a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 fake safety records Massey Energy kept to throw off inspectors at the mine. During the private Tuesday night session, officials with the Mine Safety and Hea

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TN launches startup business initiative

June 29th, 2011 5:08 am by Staff Report

State officials officially launched their latest job-creation effort on Tuesday this one aimed at nurturing Tennessee entrepreneurs and spurring private investment in fledgling companies.

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AG says Tenn. can force Amazon on taxes

June 29th, 2011 4:54 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE Tennessee's attorney general said Tuesday that a proposed law to mandate that Amazon.com collect Tennessee sales taxes when it opens facilities in the state would be constitutionally valid.

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Asia stocks rise as economic slowdown fears ease

June 29th, 2011 4:32 am by Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) Signs that a global economic slowdown may be less serious than previously thought and a recovery in manufacturing in post-quake Japan sent Asian stock markets higher Wednesday.

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AP Source: BofA nears $8.5B mortgage settlement

June 29th, 2011 4:32 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bank of America Corp. is close to finalizing a deal to pay $8.5 billion to settle claims by a group of blue-chip investors that the bank sold them poor-quality mortgage-backed securities that went sour when the housing market tanked, acc

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Stocks rise on hope for Greek austerity moves

June 28th, 2011 1:00 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Progress in negotiations that could help Greece avoid default, strong earnings from Nike Inc. and a rise in home prices sent stocks higher Tuesday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111 points, or 0.9 percent, to 12,154 in midday trading

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