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Lawmakers Wary of Obama's Economic Package

Updated: 04/09/2009 - After listening to his dire warnings, Democratic and Republican lawmakers remain skeptical of President-elect Barack Obama's plan to revitalize a weakened economy.

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Questions Loom Over Use of Treasury Bailout Money

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The head of a congressional panel overseeing the $700 billion bailout program says she is "shocked" that officials trying to follow where the money has gone still have many unanswered questions.

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Job Losses Stack Up as Recession Deepens

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Analysts are bracing for another expected blow to a battered economy as the Labor Department prepares to release last month's unemployment report.

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Jobless Rate Jumps To 7.2 Percent In December

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The government says the nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest since early 1993, as employers slashed 524,000 jobs.

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Armed Robbery In Harlan County

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Kentucky State Police tell Mountain News they are searching for the person responsible for an armed robbery in Bledsoe in Harlan County.

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Community Trust Bank Sues Merrill Lynch

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Kentucky's largest state-chartered bank has sued Merrill Lynch for $40 million over failed securities bought through the investment firm.

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Cigarette Tax Hike Touted

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The big issue on the plates of Kentucky's legislature this session, a proposed 70 cent hike to the cigarette tax.

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Elderly Targeted In Scam

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The suspects are preying on older people in several counties across eastern Kentucky in an attempt to get money.

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Scholarship Winner Wants To Be Heard

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The WYMT Mountain Classic is not just about action on the basketball court, it also gives stars in the classroom a chance to shine.

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Hazard Emergency Room On Track To Becoming Trauma Center

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Only three Kentucky cities have a trauma center, and doctors say that is costing lives for people in eastern Kentucky. But after a statewide trauma system bill passed last year, at least one local hospital is well on its way to becoming a trauma center.

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Shooting Victim Is Out Of The Hospital

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Police say Dexter Hicks shot 38-year-old Brian Napier in hicks' home Tuesday Night and hit Napier with an unknown object as he tried to leave the scene.

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Remembering Verna Mae Slone

Updated: 01/08/2009 - She was known to most and "The Moses of the Mountains" or simply Granny Mae. Friends and family remembered 94-year-old Verna Mae Slone in Knott County. Slone was a famous quilt maker and wrote several books about appalachian life.

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Daschle Calls for `Aggressive' Health Care Reforms

Updated: 04/09/2009 - At a Senate hearing today, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle criticized the nation's health care system as being expensive, mediocre and too often unavailable.

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Porn Industry Bailout?

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Kentucky native Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis are asking congress for a piece of the bailout pie.

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