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American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

March 29th, 2014 6:15 pm by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

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Wine-in-stores vote may occur in November

Wine-in-stores vote may occur in November

March 29th, 2014 5:46 pm by Hank Hayes

If organizers get their way, all three Tri-Cities and other Northeast Tennessee localities will get a chance this November to vote on whether wine should be sold in grocery stores and other retail outlets.

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Two more recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month

Two more recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month

March 29th, 2014 5:00 am by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.

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White House plan targets methane emissions

White House plan targets methane emissions

March 28th, 2014 7:00 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources.

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Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

March 28th, 2014 3:15 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather.

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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

March 28th, 2014 8:03 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

In this day and age of constant connection, the public has been surprised to learn that radar and satellites aren't actually all-seeing, cellphone locations aren't always traceable and key data about the plane is only recorded, not transmitted in real tim

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Amazon expected to debut video device

Amazon expected to debut video device

March 27th, 2014 10:00 pm by By Jay Greene, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Rumors began circulating last year that Amazon was readying a streaming media device that would connect to televisions and compete with gadgets such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku.

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Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

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Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

Haslam: 'Ways to go' on voucher consensus

March 27th, 2014 5:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Vouchers — or so-called "opportunity scholarships" — give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school, with the state providing funds for tuition.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

March 27th, 2014 4:34 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Roughly 37 million individuals in the U.S. are saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, and they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

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