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Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

May 18th, 2015 12:38 pm by Hank Hayes

One of the biggest myths, said Jerry Bird, is most people think only about fast food and retailing when they think about franchising.

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Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

May 18th, 2015 12:27 pm by Marci Gore

At about 8:20 a.m. Monday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a possible drowning of a 2-year-old in a swimming pool in Yuma. When emergency personnel arrived CPR was already being performed on the boy.

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White House steps up warnings about terrorism on US soil

White House steps up warnings about terrorism on US soil

May 18th, 2015 9:48 am by By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Alarmed about the growing threat from Islamic State, the Obama administration has dramatically stepped up warnings of potential terrorist attacks on American soil after several years of relative calm.

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Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions

Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions

May 18th, 2015 9:47 am by By Ellen Jean Hirst, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

More people are making big health decisions based on genetic tests. The industry is expected to grow to $15 billion to $25 billion in sales within six years; up from $5 billion in 2010

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health law tax passed along to states

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health law tax passed along to states

May 18th, 2015 9:46 am by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers. As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser.

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Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

May 18th, 2015 9:45 am by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor - and injects it into the woman's aching knees and elbows.

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Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

May 18th, 2015 9:36 am by Nick Shepherd

"I think this is a great place for people who are really down on their luck," he said. "It doesn't matter if people are homeless or going through what I'm going through. He'll (Hunger First Director Michael Gillis) help people out how he can."

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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

May 18th, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

May 18th, 2015 8:22 am by Marci Gore

Earlier this year, an arrangement was made with First Presbyterian Church and the Scott County Master Gardeners to set up a community garden on a piece of land adjacent to the church, just off of Jones Street in Gate City.

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Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

May 18th, 2015 8:05 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia.

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