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AEP to close plants, trim 600 jobs to comply with EPA rules

June 10th, 2011 4:18 am by staff report

American Electric Power on Thursday announced it plans to shut down several coal-fired power plants, convert or retrofit others, and cut as many as 600 jobs in the next few years to comply with regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection

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Merchants beat bankers in Senate debit card vote

June 9th, 2011 4:23 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether

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FCC report finds major shortage in local reporting

June 9th, 2011 4:20 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) There is a shortage of in-depth local journalism needed to hold government agencies, schools and businesses accountable, the federal agency that regulates television broadcasters concludes in a new report.The dearth of reporting comes des

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Oil rises above $101 after OPEC output unchanged

June 9th, 2011 4:08 am by Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) Oil prices rose above $101 a barrel Thursday in Asia, extending gains from the previous session after OPEC leaders unexpectedly left crude production quotas unchanged.

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FDA: Some chicken may have small amount of arsenic

June 8th, 2011 1:58 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration says some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.The FDA said Wednesday that a new study develope

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Tablet war pushes PC makers to focus on R&D

June 8th, 2011 1:56 pm by Associated Press

TAIPEI The tablet war is pushing personal computer makers to focus more on research and development and Web-based ecosystems to enable their products to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.It's a marked shift for companies that have long relied o

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