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Obama: Economy showing glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope," but cautioned that it remains severely stressed and will require lots more work to turn it around.

April 11, 2009 | Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Economy may contribute to rise in family violence

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Some hospitals report seeing more than twice as many shaken babies as a year ago. Deaths from domestic violence have increased sharply in some areas.

April 10, 2009 | By Frank Eltman Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Oil rises above $50 a barrel

SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices rose to above $50 a barrel Thursday in Asia as stronger-than-expected results from U.S. retailers suggested the worst of a plunge in American consumer spending may be over.

April 09, 2009 | By Alex Kennedy Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Most of state has escaped drought

ATLANTA (AP) - Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Bailouts made Fed uncomfortable

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - While acknowledging that the Federal Reserve was "extremely uncomfortable" about last year's bailouts of big financial companies, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the central bank's strategy to ease the financial crisis is working.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Massacre kills 12 at NY immigration center

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before authorities found him dead, officials said.

April 03, 2009 | By William Kates Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Ohio man charged with DUi for crashing bar stool

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool.

March 31, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


FDA says avoid pistachios amid salmonella scare

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - In another food scare sure to rattle consumers who watched the national salmonella outbreak in peanuts unfold, federal food officials are now warning people not to eat any food containing pistachios, which could carry contamination from the same bacteria.

March 31, 2009 | By Garance Burke Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Ford, GM to cover car payments if buyer loses job

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. are offering payment protection plans to help reassure consumers who may be putting off buying a new car because of worries about losing their job.

March 31, 2009 | By Kimberly S. Johnson AP Auto Writer | State, National News


State may require driver's license tests be in English only

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature could soon require driver's license applicants to take the written portion of the test in English only.

March 30, 2009 | Associated Press Bryan County News | State, National News


The color of advertising

Ever see an inner-city schoolyard filled with white, Asian and black teens shooting hoops? Or middle-aged white and Latino men swigging beer and watching the Super Bowl on their black neighbor's couch? Or Asians and Latinos dancing the night away in a hip-hop club?

March 30, 2009 | By Todd Lewan AP National Writer | State, National News


7 states see jobless rate top 10 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Double-digit unemployment rates hit more states in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.

March 27, 2009 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Georgia Capitol notes through Day 37

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March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Two Atlanta-area schools on lockdown after shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.

March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Administration unveils financial system overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.

March 26, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | State, National News


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Facebook turns 11 — are we better off?

It's been just over a decade since Facebook arrived in American lives and changed the way we communicate with the rest of the world.

February 08, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


How you can give to charity like a billionaire

Not everyone can shell out millions to a good cause like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. But that's changing, thanks to the explosive growth of donor-based funds, a kind of personal foundation for the average person.

February 06, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Bizarre 'air-tube' train could travel near the speed of sound

AUSTIN — Elon Musk is the successful inventor who played a role in the creation of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. In 2013, he made national headlines by proposing an air-tube transit system. Called Hyperloop, it was essentially a futuristic-looking train that traveled through a pressurized tube similar the ones you use at the drive-through of your local bank.

February 06, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | State, National News


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