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Senior administration official says Obama weighing new levy on banks

January 11th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is weighing a levy on financial institutions to help recover shortfalls in a $700 billion bank bailout fund and to help balance a budget that is looking increasingly grim amid an ongoing economic crisis.

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Toxic metal in children's jewelry from China

January 10th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United

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Region's ski areas not hit by recession

January 9th, 2010 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling, Johnson City Press

BANNER ELK, N.C. Ski patrolman Kyle Hassler won't fib: when the recession hit, he wondered if the local ski areas that are home to his beloved winter pastime would struggle to make it through.

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Employers cut more jobs in December than expected, as unemployment rate remains 10%

January 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The economy lost more jobs than expected in December while the unemployment rate held steady at 10 percent, as a sluggish economic recovery has yet to revive hiring among the nation's employers.

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'The Rat Pack is Back' set to entertain at chamber dinner

January 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

KINGSPORT The legendary Frank, Sammy, Dean and Joey are coming to Kingsport. The Rat Pack is Back, hailed as "the best show in Vegas," will headline this year's Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce 63rd annual dinner.

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