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Relief around world as US avoids debt default

Relief around world as US avoids debt default

October 17th, 2013 6:24 am by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

Political leaders, investors and ordinary people Thursday welcomed the end of a U.S. government shutdown but already were looking ahead to the next round of a budget battle.

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Gov't reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

Gov't reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

October 17th, 2013 6:14 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The White House directed all agencies to reopen promptly and in an orderly fashion. Furloughed federal employees across the country are expected to return to work Thursday.

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Need motivation? There’s an app for that

Need motivation? There’s an app for that

October 16th, 2013 10:14 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you’re sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?

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Fool’s errand or heroic stand? GOP divided on Cruz, Lee

Fool’s errand or heroic stand? GOP divided on Cruz, Lee

October 16th, 2013 5:35 pm by Donna Cassata, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — “He’s the one who got us into this. He had no strategy. And it caused us to waste 16 days and get ourselves killed in the polls,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said of Cruz. “All for a guy who was fraudulent from the start.”

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Updated: Congress votes to avoid default

Updated: Congress votes to avoid default

October 16th, 2013 5:27 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted first, a bipartisan 81-18 at midevening. That cleared the way for a final 285-144 vote in the Republican-controlled House about two hours later on the legislation.

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Jury clears Mavs' Cuban of insider trading

Jury clears Mavs' Cuban of insider trading

October 16th, 2013 4:03 pm by DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer

Mark Cuban won a years-long fight with the federal government Wednesday when jurors said that the billionaire NBA owner did not commit insider trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company in 2004.

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Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

October 16th, 2013 2:52 pm by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer

The exchanges, which began operating Oct. 1 under the new health care law, are designed to offer low-cost insurance for individuals and small businesses. Many business owners have been pleasantly surprised by the rates and coverage

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KPD seeks public's helping in ID'ing woman on motorized scooter who stole television

KPD seeks public's helping in ID'ing woman on motorized scooter who stole television

October 16th, 2013 2:31 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened on Oct. 8 at Walmart on Fort Henry Drive. The suspect allegedly towed the television in a shopping cart behind her motorized scooter out the front door of the store. The television is valued at approximately $1,000.

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Bipartisan agreement on shutdown, debt ceiling reached in Senate

Bipartisan agreement on shutdown, debt ceiling reached in Senate

October 16th, 2013 12:16 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press; DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

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18-foot oarfish found off California coast

18-foot oarfish found off California coast

October 16th, 2013 9:09 am by Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Staff at a marine institute are trying to figure out what to do with the carcass of an 18-foot-long sea creature discovered off the coast of Catalina Island.

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