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Consumer spending up for second straight month

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The government says consumers increased spending for a second straight month in February even though their incomes slipped due to continuing massive layoffs.

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TVA takes Sequoyah reactors offline

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken the two reactors at its Sequoyah Nuclear Plant offline and a spokesman says there is no safety issue, just some noise.

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Army recruiting on the rise in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/27/2009 - While most businesses are downsizing, the United States Army is going in the opposite direction. Officials say in the last year, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of people enlisting, and one of the main reasons may have something to do with the economy.

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UT's Class of 2009 finds tougher competition, fewer prospects at job fair

Posted: 03/26/2009 - They'll have their diplomas in weeks. But what hundreds of u-t seniors are really hoping -- is that they'll graduate into a job. U-T has brought them together with more than 100 prospective employers, in its annual spring job fair. But the soon-to-be grads, and some alums are finding that they're competing for fewer positions.

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Emotional sendoff of East Tenn. soldiers

Updated: 03/26/2009 - More than 1,000 soldiers of the 844Th Engineer Battalion out of Knoxville are headed overseas. About 200 left Thursday morning.

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Bredesen opposes Employee Free Choice Act

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Gov. Phil Bredesen said that when he was being considered for a post in Washington one problem was that he does not support a measure in Congress that would make it easier for workers to join unions.

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Damage assessed in Mississippi town after tornado

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Authorities are beginning to get a clearer picture of the damage done overnight in rural Mississippi, after a line of severe storms blew through several Southern states last night, spawning two tornadoes.

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Obama touts new online-style town hall meeting

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Brack Obama kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House, thanking online participants for watching it online.

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