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Senator Corker: Stimulus should begin with housing

Posted: 02/19/2009 - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told a group of Middle Tennessee real estate agents that the current economic downturn began with the housing market began and it should also be the spring board to push the country out of recession.

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GM plant in Bowling Green set to reopen

Posted: 02/19/2009 - General Motors workers are set to return to work Monday at the company's Bowling Green plant after nearly two months off the job due to lower demand amid the economic recession.

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Knox County woman facing TennCare fraud charges

Updated: 02/19/2009 - A Knox County woman is facing TennCare fraud charges in Anderson County after allegedly trying to pay for a fraudulent prescription using TennCare benefits.

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Higher education could get $500M from stimulus

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz says Tennessee higher education institutions could get as much as $500 million over the next two years under provisions of the economic stimulus package.

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Knoxville jazz fest announces 2009 schedule

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Jazz Festival Inc. proudly announce the 4th annual Knoxville Jazz Festival March 4-7, 2009. The four day event presents jazz for all tastes from big band to an intimate piano quartet to straight ahead to the eclectic and edgy. It features Knoxville’s own excellent jazz players as well as internationally acclaimed musicians. A pre-festival tribute concert in honor of Jerry Coker, founder of UT’s Jazz Program, kicks off the festivities on February 22, 2009.

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2nd Browns Ferry reactor shut down by TVA

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Problems have forced the Tennessee Valley Authority to shut down the second of three reactors at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama.

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Ohio food drop to aid families of jobless workers

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Eleven semitrailers of donated food, toothpaste, soap and other items are scheduled to arrive in Wilmington for the families of thousands left jobless due to the planned pullout of air cargo carrier DHL.

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Cal budget deadlock broken

Posted: 02/19/2009 - California lawmakers have apparently broken a deadlock holding up legislation to close a $42 billion budget gap.

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SC gov says he'll take money despite misgivings

Posted: 02/19/2009 - South Carolina's Republican governor says his state will accept money from President Barack Obama's stimulus plan even though he is ideologically opposed to it.

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Couple indicted in killing of Fourmile man

Posted: 02/19/2009 - An eastern Kentucky couple have been indicted in the death of a man who was bound, gagged and thrown from a Cumberland River bridge.

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Hormel Foods 1Q profit falls 8 percent

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Hormel Foods, maker of Spam and other food products, says its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 8 percent as its refrigerated foods segment was partly weighed down by bigger-than-expected hog costs.

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