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Stocks end mostly up as gains extend into fourth week

Stocks end mostly up as gains extend into fourth week

November 14th, 2014 6:45 pm by Associated Press

After flitting between tiny gains and losses for most of the day, the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose just two-hundredths of one percent to close at a record high.

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House passes controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill

House passes controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill

November 14th, 2014 1:46 pm by Kurtis Lee And Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The vote, along with a similar Senate proposal scheduled for a vote Tuesday, foreshadows the first post-election legislative showdown between the White House and Congress.

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Auto parts manufacturer to build Sevierville plant

Auto parts manufacturer to build Sevierville plant

November 14th, 2014 7:52 am by Associated Press

An automobile parts manufacturer that already has a presence in Morristown is opening a new plant in Sevierville and create 117 new jobs.

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Former Massey CEO indicted in W.Va. mine blast that killed 29

Former Massey CEO indicted in W.Va. mine blast that killed 29

November 13th, 2014 10:07 pm by Associated Press

Don Blankenship is accused of conspiring to violate safety and health standards at Upper Big Branch Mine and became the highest-ranking executive to face charges in the blast.

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Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

November 13th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The malware, called "Cryptowall," doesn't tamper with files on a computer, but keeps them locked until a ransom is paid.

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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

Education commissioner leaving for private sector

November 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A letter signed by Republican lawmakers demanded Huffman's resignation, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about his leadership style as his department implemented a series of changes.

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Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

November 13th, 2014 3:40 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The Pentagon warned Congress on Thursday that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

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Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 13th, 2014 8:50 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be 44-cents lower that previously expected.

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Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

November 13th, 2014 8:19 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

A quiet area is being roiled by plans to put it in the path of a pipeline from West Virginia through North Carolina. While the proposed pipeline may not lower energy bills, utilities say it might prevent spikes during extreme weather.

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Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

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