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Workers in technology, telecom, finance at greatest risk of jobs loss as skills in fast-changing industries quickly become obsolete

August 5th, 2010 5:31 am by Staff Report

To understand the potential consequences of long-term unemployment, consider the job prospects of Sheldon Fisher and Douglas Lawson. In January, Fisher, 53, was dismissed from a software company in Washington State. Lawson, 34, lost his job in October wit

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Stalkers exploit cellphone GPS

August 5th, 2010 5:28 am by Staff Report

Phone companies know where their customers' cellphones are, often within a radius of less than 100 feet. That tracking technology has rescued lost drivers, helped authorities find kidnap victims and let parents keep tabs on their kids.But the technology i

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Tenn. housing grants go to board affiliates

August 5th, 2010 5:20 am by Naomi Snyder

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded at least $28 million in competitive grants and allocations to organizations associated with its own board members since 2007, according to a review by The Tennessean. Four members of the 19-member b

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Man's 7-story fall from building believed to be suicide

August 5th, 2010 5:17 am by Hayes Hickman

KNOXVILLE Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a man who fell from the seventh-floor window of his North Knoxville apartment just after 5 p.m. today.Henry Richardson, 70, was a resident at the publicly subsidized Northgate Terrace apartment h

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Police in India using Facebook to catch scofflaw drivers

August 4th, 2010 7:41 am by Staff Report

NEW DELHI This city is famous for its snarled traffic and infamous for its unruly drivers aggressive rule-breakers who barrel through red lights, ignore crosswalks and veer into bicycle or bus lanes to find open routes.Now, the city's overburdened traff

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Economists warn lawmakers that inaction hurts economy

August 4th, 2010 5:37 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that Congress needs concrete plans for tax cuts, stimulus and deficit control because inaction dooms the economy to slow growth, a panel of economists told lawmakers on Tuesday.The economists, who testified before the Senate Budget

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Your anonymity is in name only for cutting-edge Web firms

August 4th, 2010 5:29 am by Staff Report

You may not know a company called [x+1] Inc., but it may well know a lot about you.From a single click on a web site, [x+1] correctly identified Carrie Isaac as a young Colorado Springs parent who lives on about $50,000 a year, shops at Wal-Mart and rents

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