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Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

January 12th, 2015 8:29 am by JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writers

Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. They're not happening.

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SpaceX launches for NASA but no luck with rocket's landing

SpaceX launches for NASA but no luck with rocket's landing

January 10th, 2015 3:49 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge.

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Local officials seek gas tax hike

Local officials seek gas tax hike

January 10th, 2015 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee's 21.4-cent gas tax has not gone up in more than 20 years, and Tri-Cities local elected officials insisted per gallon tax revenue for maintenance and construction has declined as vehicles become more efficient.

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Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

January 10th, 2015 10:03 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap.

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Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

January 10th, 2015 10:00 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago.

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Bluff City denies railroad request to close crossing

Bluff City denies railroad request to close crossing

January 9th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Despite pleas from Norfolk Southern, members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Alderman refused to shut down a crossing the railroad says will eventually cause a fatality.

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Seismic event: Seahawks game to be site of earthquake experiment

Seismic event: Seahawks game to be site of earthquake experiment

January 9th, 2015 7:15 pm by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

Fans cheering on the Seahawks have been known to shake the ground around CenturyLink Field. Now scientists will use expected fan quakes during Saturday's playoff game to experiment with an earthquake early warning system.

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Sky's the limit for drones at Vegas electronics show

Sky's the limit for drones at Vegas electronics show

January 8th, 2015 6:14 pm by Associated Press

"People have been saying the drones are coming. But I think the fact that we have an unmanned systems area dedicated to them now means they're not coming. They're here," says Andrew Amato, editor-in-chief of Dronelife.

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U.S. stocks gain, recovering losses from first days of year

U.S. stocks gain, recovering losses from first days of year

January 8th, 2015 1:25 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

The price of oil is also showing signs of stabilizing after six months of heavy losses.

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Selfie sticks: Tourist convenience or purely narcissi-stick?

Selfie sticks: Tourist convenience or purely narcissi-stick?

January 8th, 2015 12:35 pm by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

Relatively new gadgets called selfie sticks make it easy to take your own wide-angled self-portraits or group shots.

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