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TVA sets record demand for February

TVA sets record demand for February

February 20th, 2015 8:38 am by Associated Press

The electric provider says meeting the high demand required a combined effort from its generating facilities and 155 local power companies and large industrial customers. TVA had also asked businesses and households to conserve energy.

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Micro-drone flying competition at  UVa-Wise Saturday

Micro-drone flying competition at UVa-Wise Saturday

February 19th, 2015 11:39 pm by Stephen Igo

A flying circus with a purpose is on tap at the David J. Prior Convocation Center on Saturday at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

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Uncorked opens wine & bourbon bar on Broad Street

Uncorked opens wine & bourbon bar on Broad Street

February 19th, 2015 11:32 pm by Hank Hayes

"There is no other place like this in the Tri-Cities," Uncorked owner Tony Hughes said in an email. "The concept comes from places that I have visited all over the world as I travel for my computer engineer job."

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Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

February 19th, 2015 9:33 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000 workers, or nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees.

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U.S. stock market ends mostly lower

U.S. stock market ends mostly lower

February 18th, 2015 5:43 pm by Associated Press

All told, four of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 ended lower. Energy stocks slumped the most, declining 1.5 percent. Utilities notched the biggest gain at 2.4 percent.

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W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

February 18th, 2015 10:38 am by JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after cars derailed from a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude Monday.

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Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

February 17th, 2015 11:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Commission may use county funds to pay off the debt on the Phipps Bend spec building which has been for sale since it was constructed in 2009.

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Stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

Stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

February 17th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Stock indexes had been lower most of the day, but recovered their losses on reports that progress was being made between Greece and its creditors.

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Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

February 17th, 2015 11:21 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Lawmakers who want to rein deficit spending insist that any increases for the military should be financed by cuts to domestic programs.

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Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

February 17th, 2015 8:28 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Many of the group's leaders played prominent roles in the narrow defeat of the UAW in a unionization vote in February 2014 at the Chattanooga facility.

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