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New $3B foreclosure prevention program added to Wall Street reform bill

May 26th, 2010 4:22 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Housing Wire the Senate has passed the Restoring American Financial Stability Act, approving a new program that would reduce mortgage payments for the unemployed.The program would provide $3bn from the Troubled Asset Relief Pr

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Judge won't toss out jailhouse confession in Willis case

May 25th, 2010 12:04 pm by Staff Report

Accused killer Howard Hawk Willis' motion to have an alleged jailhouse confession excluded from his double murder trial has been denied by the trial judge.Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled that Willis had not presented new evidence material to the is

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Update: Burglary suspect dead after shooting self in head while hiding from deputies

May 25th, 2010 12:01 pm by Staff Report

A suspected burglar died after shooting himself in the head this morning as he was confronted by Washington County Sheriff's deputies at a house near Jonesborough, investigators said.The incident took place about 8:45 a.m. at 212 Bob Clark Road.Deputies s

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Private business paychecks hit new low, government benefits at a high

May 25th, 2010 4:35 am by Staff Report

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year while government benefits rose to a record high during the first quarter of 2010 according to a USA TODAY analysis of

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Public frustration with proposed tax hike growing

May 25th, 2010 4:29 am by Cliff Hightower

Public resentment continues to grow in regard to a proposed 33 percent property tax increase as some citizens lambasted Mayor Ron Littlefield for the hike and a website emerged that asks the public to help stop the tax.Criticism also was leveled at the ci

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Autopsy ordered in freak accident death of man who fell off motorcycle

May 25th, 2010 4:19 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who fell from his motorcycle while sitting on it in his yard Sunday evening. The cause of death remains unknown.The sheriff's department identified the victim as Terr

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Waitress is latest to learn that a Facebook rant is a release, but it can cost you a job

May 24th, 2010 8:07 am by Staff Report

SunNews.com is reporting that Ashley Johnson had a good job making good money as a waitress at Brixx Pizza on Sixth Street in uptown Charlotte. But that changed about a week ago, when a couple came in for lunch and stayed for three hours - forcing her to

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Wall Street tries to dodge two big reform bullets

May 24th, 2010 5:44 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that Wall Street is setting its sights on escaping two of the harshest elements of Washington's reform efforts.The measures take direct aim at some of the more risky -- and profitable -- parts of banks' business. One proposal would

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