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Cable TV price hikes to be more frequent; Sports channels blamed

Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues, the Washington Post reports. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other ...

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Shipbuilders say McCain measure threatens Gulf shipyard jobs

A proposed amendment by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to the Keystone XL pipeline bill poses a huge threat to Gulf Coast shipbuilding industry and the $15 billion economic punch the shipyards provide, the Shipbuilders Council of America and American Maritime Partnership say. The amendment proposes to eliminate the existing requirement that vessels operating exclusively in America under the Jones Act ...

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Fed’s Atlanta district reports employers switching to hiring mode

Demand for workers has increased throughout the Atlanta Federal Reserve District in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve reported in the Jan. 14 Beige Book. Published several times a year, the Beige Book provides assessments of economic conditions in the nation’s 12 Fed districts. Beige Book information is gathered from a network of business sources in each district. The Atlanta District, ...

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Want to send someone you know to Mars? Elon Musk may have the answer

The world according to Elon Musk is about to get more ambitious — ranging from a Seattle engineering office to develop and launch satellites to the on-time delivery of a crossover electric SUV that will appeal to women. The 43-year-old billionaire also said in an interview he’s optimistic his Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the first commercial rocket maker to deliver ...

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Wear your computer on your arm? Don't laugh, it's here

A new device called Cicret is taking a major step towards the “skinscreen” future with a bracelet that has an interactive, built-in projector displayed on your forearm. You can check your email, watch videos, and sync it to your iPhone for more functionality. And just like a smartphone, you can pinch to zoom, tap to click, and swipe to move ...

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NASA test SLS rocket engine

BAY ST. LOUIS — NASA has successfully tested the rocket engine that may one day power men to Mars. The test was conducted Friday at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Steve Wofford, with the SLS Liquid Engines Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, says the RS-25 was fired for 500 seconds. He says the ...

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Ex-officer loses suit over firing over Facebook

GREENVILLE — A federal appeals court has upheld the firing of a Greenville police officer who alleged she was dismissed over comments posted on a social networking site. Former Sgt. Susan Graziosi was fired in 2012 after posting criticism on Facebook about Police Chief Freddie Cannon’s decision not to send department representatives to the funeral for a Pearl police officer ...

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Science will meet sweat at new Guruz Fitness

If you’re looking for a new place to work off those extra pounds the holidays gave you, mark down Jan. 15. That’s the grand opening day for Guruz Fitness Studio at 6935 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland. Operated by chiropractor Dominique Chagnon and wife Lacee, the studio applies science through use of a specialized heart rate based training, the studio said in ...

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