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Stock indexes hit milestones before slipping back

Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock market indexes are hitting major round-number milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 for the first time early Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose past 1,800, then dipped slightly. At midday, the Dow was up 40 points, or 0.3 ...

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Haslam budget hearings get underway this week

Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s annual budget hearings are getting underway this week. The Republican governor will kick off the annual public discussions with agency leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday with the Education Department. Wednesday’s hearings include the correction and safety departments, while ...

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Hall visits DC and encourages innovation for low-income student success

On Thursday, Oct. 31, APSU President Tim Hall went to Washington, D.C. and joined other school officials from across the country to discuss with senators the ideas and innovations schools are making to help low-income students not only acquire degrees, but also in a timely manner. The hearing was held ...

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Lawmakers push to keep Obama’s health care pledge

DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama’s long-ago pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it ...

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Democrat Terry Adams joins US Senate race in Tenn

Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Terry Adams has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate next year. Adams is a Navy veteran and a Knoxville attorney. He said in a release Monday that his campaign will seek to capitalize on infighting within the Republican Party, where ...

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Gov’t shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight

DONNA CASSATA Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without ...

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