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  • Amazon: Jobs available in 13 states

    Amazon.com jobs announcement comes a day before President Obama visits its Chattanooga, Tenn., warehouse. Some 5,000 of the Amazon jobs are in warehouses; another 2,000 in customer service. 

  • Gas prices fall below $3 in two states

    Gas prices are silver lining in economic gloom. Since April, gas prices are down more than 30 cents a gallon and experts predict more decline.

  • Spurs and Thunder star in NBA’s Western Conference Finals: 10 extra dimensions

    The clash of the Spurs and Thunder in the NBA’s Western Conference finals may fly a bit under the national radar when it opens Sunday. Here are 10 factors that make this showdown intriguing.

  • Top 10 cities where house prices are rising

    House prices continue to fall nationwide, but here and there they’ve begun to turn up as Americans return to the housing market. Which 10 metropolitan areas have seen the biggest increase in the past year? The winners, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), include a state capital, a furniture-making center, and a resort that was once America’s foreclosure capital. Can you guess who they are?  

  • Can Mitt Romney stop Newt-mentum in South Carolina?

    With polls showing that Newt Gingrich might be making up ground in South Carolina, Mitt Romney launched an three-pronged assault Wednesday that painted Gingrich as unreliable.   

  • Oklahoma mom kills home invader: Why the law was on her side

    Sarah McKinley, an Oklahoma mom who shot and killed a knife-wielding intruder, was cleared of any wrongdoing by prosecutors on Thursday – vindication of the 'castle doctrine,' proponents say.

  • BMW looks to hydrogen. Not for car. For factory.

    BMW looks to hydrogen. Not for car. For factory.

    BMW unit in US is researching whether it can turn landfill gas into hydrogen, which could power the BMW factory in South Carolina.

  • NFL lockout: Small businesses begin to sweat

    NFL lockout: Small businesses begin to sweat

    NFL lockout could mean smaller revenues for businesses that rely on training camps. NFL lockout would have to last seven more weeks to begin affecting training camp.

  • Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures have been huge in cities that rode the real estate bubble in the West and in Florida. But the fastest rise in foreclosures is taking place primarily in far less frothy metropolitan areas of the Southeast, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. North Carolina alone was home to four of the Top 10 fastest-rising foreclosure metros last year. While their foreclosure rates are still quite low compared with most places, these metros and their plight illustrate how the poor economy is driving the housing crisis now.

  • Nikki Haley wins GOP nomination for governor in South Carolina

    Nikki Haley wins GOP nomination for governor in South Carolina

    Nikki Haley, with the help of Tea Party activists and Sarah Palin, overtook the old boy network to win the GOP runoff.