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Consumers cut back spending in April as gas prices surge

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by surging gasoline prices, cut back spending for clothes, cars and other items in April, raising worries about the already weak economy.

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Tennessee farmers hoping to sow corn, reap profits

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA - Despite some inclement weather, farmers are hoping to make a big profit in corn this year, planting more acreage of the crop than any time since World War II.

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Red fire ants may have met their match in virus

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by BETSY BLANEY

LUBBOCK, Texas - Imported red fire ants have plagued farmers, ranchers and others for decades. Now the reviled pests are facing a bug of their own.

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As withering drought worsens, Georgia crops at risk

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - At Hillcrest Orchards in the north Georgia mountains, the annual Apple Pickin' Jubilee will go on as planned this fall - although the state's most withering drought in decades threatens to destroy the country festival's namesake.

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Va. farmer switches from tobacco to vineyards

May 11th, 2007 9:12 pm by Staff report

CHATHAM-Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board member Joe Williams is a tobacco and beef cattle producer who's operated his Pittsylvania County farm for more than 30 years. His family has been in the tobacco industry for more than three generations.

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Names in the News - May 11, 2007

May 10th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff Report

NASHVILLE - Country singer Tanya Tucker has sold her home and several hundred acres near Nashville to an investor who says he plans to build an upscale subdivision and golf course.

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OxyContin maker and executives plead guilty

May 10th, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

ROANOKE, Va. - The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

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Majority of Iraqi lawmakers call for timetable for U.S. withdrawal

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Radical Shiite politicians pressed Thursday for legislation demanding a time- table for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops and a freeze on the number of foreign forces already in the country - even as the U.S. Congress debates the fate of the tr

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Blair sets June 27 as final day as Britain's PM

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

LONDON - Tony Blair announced his resignation Thursday in a poignant - almost apologetic - speech to the nation, thanking his compatriots for his successes during more than a decade as prime minister, and seeking understanding for leading Britain into an

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