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Cyber Monday predictions: Which deals to expect

November 27th, 2010 9:49 am by staff report

Black Friday may be the shopping event on the minds of most Americans this week, but those looking for the best deals on the Web are already focusing on Cyber Monday. That's when the deals get really good and the only line you're dealing with is the one c

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33 percent of Tennesseans plan to spend less

November 24th, 2010 4:49 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A survey shows that 33 percent of Tennesseans polled plan to spend less this year on Christmas gifts than last.Fifty-seven percent expect to spend about the same, and 8 percent will spend more.

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Number of 'problem' banks grows even as industry posts profits

November 24th, 2010 4:22 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The number of U.S. banks on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s "problem" list grew over the summer, even as the industry posted solid net income and fewer loans soured.The number of troubled banks rose to 860 in the July-September quarter f

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Feds investigating toxic-metal contamination of comic book, movie character-themed children's drinking glasses

November 23rd, 2010 10:27 am by Associated Press

Federal regulators launched an investigation Monday into lead levels in themed drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters, declaring them children's products subject to stricter standards than those intended for adult collectors.

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Economists see slow growth; odds for new recession or stagflation low

November 22nd, 2010 10:34 am by Associated Press

The pace of the U.S. economic recovery will remain steady but slow in the face of persistently high unemployment and heavy debt burdens, according to a new survey.The National Association for Business Economics survey, set to be released Monday, found eco

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Bras and other clues on the economy can be found at mall

November 22nd, 2010 4:53 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Attention armchair economists: You don't need spreadsheets to get a handle on how this year's holiday shopping season is going. Just keep an eye on sales of push-up bras.You read that right. Retail analyst John Morris says that if we see brisk s

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Entrepreneur to share his story at the 2010 Annual KOSBE Awards

November 20th, 2010 2:11 pm by Sharon Hayes

A little known telecommunications company called Pegasus took up a U.S. Department of Defense challenge and went to work, developing a system that would block enemy forces from detonating bombs using a cell phone or other device from a distance. The idea

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TVA triples its chief executive's salary, gives staff bonuses averaging more than $6,900

November 20th, 2010 11:25 am by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority more than tripled the pay of its chief executive and will give employees bonuses averaging more than $6,900.

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Drug company paid top athletes to attract doctors

November 20th, 2010 9:26 am by Marian Wang, ProPublica

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