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NuStar sells San Antonio refinery for $115 million
NuStar Energy LP has agreed to sell its San Antonio refinery and related terminal in Elmendorf, Texas to Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP for $100 million, in addition to inventory worth $15 million. San Antonio Business Journal
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NC-built, Hobbit-sized, 3-wheeled Elf cycle ready to hit the road
DURHAM -- Day after day, the forest-green buggy sits in public view on a downtown Durham sidewalk, its rooftop solar panel exposed to the winter sky. News Observer
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Norfolk, Va., has a plan to keep its head above water
Norfolk, Va., offers a hint of what’s to come for many coastal communities as climate change pushes tides higher and storms continue to worsen. Norfolk sits at the southeast corner of Virginia, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay. Surrounded by water on three sides, the city of 243,000 will experience more sea-level rise than other locales, scientists say. Some areas of the picturesque old city — home to a major Navy base and full of old houses and cobblestone streets — already flood regularly. Grist
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Orlando International expects 1.8 million travelers during the holiday
About 1.8 million passengers will pass through Orlando International Airport from Dec. 17-Jan. 2, according to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Orlando Business Journal
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Anchor Packaging putting $7.6 million manufacturing operation with 150 jobs in Rockcastle Co., KY
Food service industry specialty packaging maker Anchor Packaging Inc. plans to establish operations in Rockcastle County, creating 150 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $7.6 million, Gov. Steve Beshear said today. Lane Report
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Hillary Clinton recovering after fainting, suffering a concussion
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted days ago and suffered a concussion after becoming dehydrated because of a stomach virus, the State Department said Saturday. NBC News
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Alabama AG opposes VictoryLand liquor license
Birmingham — MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The planned reopening of VictoryLand casino in Macon County might have to occur without liquor. State Attorney General Luther Strange is asking Alabama's liquor control board to deny a liquor license for the casino. In a letter to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Strange said. NBC News
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Behind the good jobs numbers, low wages
The Labor Department’s monthly jobs numbers, released earlier this month, suggest an economy on the mend, with unemployment down to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since Barack Obama took office. While the President can rightfully claim that nearly five million private-sector jobs have been created on his watch, what we don’t see in the numbers is that a disturbingly high proportion of these are less than desirable jobs paying less than livable wages. OxFamAmerica.org
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White House: Gun control is only part of answer to address violence
Gun control is part but not the entire answer to address violence in the United States after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said on Monday. Reuters
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Toyota Miss. president makes adjustments
BLUE SPRINGS — Masafumi Hamaguchi has been in Mississippi a little more than two years, working for Toyota. But he’s not just any Toyota team member. Clarion Ledger
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