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Jobs crisis extends to unemployed, lawmakers

October 9th, 2010 7:47 am by Staff Report

WASHINGTON (AP) There's no relief from the jobs crisis for everyday Americans or lawmakers facing the midterm elections.The most rampant layoffs of teachers and other local government workers in nearly three decades more than offset weak hiring in the p

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Foreclosure mess could last for years

October 7th, 2010 4:56 am by Staff Report

BusinessWeek is reporting that the dimensions of the foreclosure crisis keep expanding. Lenders and loan servicers including JPMorgan Chase and Ally Financial are facing an explosion in homeowner lawsuits and state attorney general investigations of claim

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McDonald's, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

October 7th, 2010 4:52 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that nearly a million workers won't get a consumer protection in the U.S. health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government exempted their employers.Thirty companies and organizations, including McDonald's and Ja

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2009 SW Va. GOP candidate convicted of sex assault charges

October 7th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that Troy Bird, a former candidate for a state House of Delegates seat representing Roanoke, was convicted Wednesday of sexual assault.Bird, 28, a Republican who campaigned last year as a bearded and tattooed social and fisc

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Pair charged with defrauding immigrant workers

October 7th, 2010 4:39 am by NET Staff report

GREENEVILLE A federal court date was set for two city residents who were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 36 counts of wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.Debra Lynn Gouge, 52, and Jawad Lashin, 35

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3 Johnson City men mugged at gunpoint on West Maple Street

October 7th, 2010 4:38 am by NET Staff report

Three men were mugged at gunpoint while walking home on West Maple Street early Wednesday morning, with one handing over cash and one refusing, police reports said.Andrew Price, 22, was confronted by two men around 3 a.m. at 800 W. Maple St. The men began

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NRA chooses not to endorse either candidate in Tenn. governor's race

October 6th, 2010 11:32 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Neither Democrat Mike McWherter nor Republican Bill Haslam have succeeded in securing a coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association in the Tennessee governor's race. The country's largest gun rights organization gave Has

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