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Senate GOP Bashes Ben Folds and Jason Isbell as Being Part of Unhinged Left

So much for southern hospitality. In the latest effort of campaign sabotage, the national organization devoted to electing Republicans in the Senate has called two popular musicians set to play at a Democratic rally in Tennessee part of the unhinged left. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) on Monday slammed singer-songwriters Ben Folds and Jason Isbell with the political tarring hours before their performance at Democratic senatorial candidate Phil Bredesens rally in Nashville. In a press release titled Phony Phil partners with the unhinged left, the NRSC argued that Folds…

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Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow foreign workers to take jobs in the U.S. for several years, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Pooja B. Vijayakumar from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick set out to study the implications of such a…

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GE Kicked Out of Dow, the Last 19th Century Member Removed

General Electric Co. suffered a crowning mentioned as a Dow candidate. Tuesday’s switch de-emphasizes industrial companies in the Dow, currently the biggest industry group in the index at 23 percent of its value, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Walgreens is categorized as a consumer-staples company, a group that now only makes up 5.7 percent of the Dow. Health-care companies are 13 percent. According to the index manager’s website, the Dow favors a company that “has an excellent reputation, demonstrates sustained growth and is of interest to a large number…

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This Guy Tried To Ban Gay People From Entering His Store And It Backfired Hilariously

When it comes to stating your opinion, there’s nothing like a big sign to perfectly convey your stance one topic or another. Jeff Amyx, a hardware store owner from Tennessee, displayed his stance on homosexuality by declaring gay people were not welcome in his store. The whole story began in 2015 when Amyx decided to put-up a sign that said ‘No gays allowed’ on his hardware store door. The store owner didn’t stop at the sign but chose to also sell homophobic merchandise. Recently, the hardware store owner, who is also…

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