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Use of county-bought generators in Kentucky scrutinized

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Records show that many of the generators bought by a western Kentucky county during last month's ice storm were never used, or went to people with ties to the Emergency Operations Center.

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Zimbabwe to pay soldiers, teachers in US dollars

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Zimbabwe's new finance minister says soldiers, teachers and civil servants will be paid in U.S. dollars as the coalition government tries to kick-start the shattered economy.

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General Electric CEO declines bonus for 2008

Posted: 02/18/2009 - General Electric says Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt declined his 2008 bonus as the company's stock price has dropped amid deteriorating economic conditions.

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Britain's Brown holds talks on G-20

Posted: 02/18/2009 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for countries to immediately boost the International Monetary Fund and renounce protectionism ahead of the G-20 summit in London.

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Deere fiscal 1Q profit falls 45 percent

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. says its fiscal first-quarter earnings slid 45 percent, as the global economic slowdown, higher raw material costs and currency fluctuations hurt results.

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Kissell's 'buy American' provision becomes law

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The $787 billion stimulus package includes a "buy American" law sponsored by North Carolina Rep. Larry Kissell that's designed to help the textile industry.

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Court martial of soldier in Iraqi detainee death

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A Fort Campbell soldier charged with premeditated murder is scheduled to face a military jury at Fort Campbell on a charge of premeditated murder in the death of an Iraqi detainee.

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Tennessee lawmakers raise concerns over TDOT stimulus money

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Some state lawmakers raised concerns in a Senate Transportation Committee hearing Tuesday that their districts are not adequately represented among the road and bridge projects that have been deemed ready to get under way.

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Agents raid offices of Tennessee senator's employer

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Federal agents have raided the Memphis brokerage where state Senate Commerce Chairman Paul Stanley works, but the Germantown Republican says he's not been accused of any wrongdoing.

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Doc in Ky. drug case once imprisoned for murders

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A doctor charged with illegally prescribing painkillers had lost his license while he served a second-degree murder sentence, but Tennessee regulators later reinstated it.

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