Kingsport Times News Friday, April 18, 2014
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Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

April 3rd, 2014 8:26 am by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent debit, prepaid and ATM cards.

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Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

April 2nd, 2014 6:58 pm by Associated Press

The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.

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Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

April 2nd, 2014 6:33 pm by Associated Press

Clothes shopping for plus-size teens can be frustrating in general, but shopping for a dream prom dress can be a tear-inducing, hair-pulling morass of bad design and few options.

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Amazon unveils Fire TV streaming device

Amazon unveils Fire TV streaming device

April 2nd, 2014 6:02 pm by Associated Press

The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming boxes. But it remains to be seen whether Amazon is offering enough new and better services to lure customers away from their current streaming methods.

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S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

April 2nd, 2014 5:51 pm by Associated Press

Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump.

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Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch

Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch

April 2nd, 2014 2:15 pm by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers; TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writers

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved.

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Chick-fil-A tops KFC as top chicken chain

Chick-fil-A tops KFC as top chicken chain

April 2nd, 2014 7:37 am by Associated Press

Preliminary data from food industry researcher Technomic shows that Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A held the lead because its locations are much busier, even though there are far fewer of them.

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S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing pickup

S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing pickup

April 1st, 2014 5:55 pm by Associated Press

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 13.18 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 1,885.52. That's above its previous record of 1,878.04, set on March 7. The gains were broad, with eight out of the ten sectors in the S&P 500 rising.

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Syrup-makers go high-tech with wireless monitoring

Syrup-makers go high-tech with wireless monitoring

April 1st, 2014 2:35 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press; LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks.

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Report: Tenn. offered contingent incentives to VW

Report: Tenn. offered contingent incentives to VW

April 1st, 2014 8:29 am by Associated Press

Haslam, who has been a vocal critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to represent workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant, has long denied suggestions that tax credits, grants and other incentives were tied to the union being rejected at the factory.

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