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PHOTO: For the thousands of children across Tennessee who have food allergies, Halloween can be more tricks than treats. Photo credit: Cat/Flickr.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With the arrival of Halloween, a reminder that a bag of candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 kids who suffers from food allergies. Amy Williams, co-administrator with the Memphis Area Food Allergy Moms, says there are eight common food allergies including dairy, eggs and nuts. ...Read More

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PHOTO: Fire evacuation drills should be held in every home, according to a new safety campaign from the American Red Cross. Photo credit: Sean_Marshall/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many people in Tennessee know smoke detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows many people think they have fi...Read More

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PHOTO: Across Tennessee, women are being reminded of the importance of early detection to improve breast cancer survival. Photo credit: williami5/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While October's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month soon will come to a close, women across Tennessee are being reminded of the importance of early detection every day of the year. Linda Reddick, founder of the Memphis-based nonprofit Seeds 2 Life, said breast cancer cont...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and Tennessee finds that federal taxes paid by residents and businesses in the state in 2013 was $47 billion. Photo credit: MoneyBlogNews/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Residents and businesses in Tennessee paid $47 billion in federal taxes in 2013, according to a new report analyzing the federal budget's impact on individual states. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for the National Priorities Project, said most of the federal taxes...Read More

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PHOTO: With unemployment a way of life for a majority of the one million individuals with disabilities in the state, Tennessee is taking a national lead in efforts to improve their job prospects. Photo credit: Allen/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and with a growing need for skilled workers in the state and across the country, Tennessee is among those now focusing on making a greater effort to hire individuals with disabilities. Sarah Harvey, program director with ...Read More

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PHOTO: It's a win-win for drivers in Tennessee. The statewide average for gas is now about $3 a gallon, while new vehicles in the United States are getting better mileage than ever before. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The average price for a gallon of gas in Tennessee is now at about $3 a gallon, but that isn't the only way drivers are saving money at the pump. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average of just over 24 miles per gal...Read More

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PHOTO: A panel discussion on fraud and identity theft in Tennessee tomorrow is taking on added significance with recent reports that the summer data breach at JP Morgan Chase put the personal information of 76-million households at risk. Photo credit: Yuri Samoilov/Flickr.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the number of people who fall victim to identity theft and fraud continues to soar, Tennesseans are being urged to take steps to protect themselves. One way residents can get details on the latest cons and how to prevent being scammed is at a forum on Thursday in Knoxville. Amo...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report projects almost a six-percent increase in starting salaries in careers in technology, with some paying salaries that start at six figures. Photo credit: Tom Blackwell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A new report indicates the answer for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology. Starting salaries for tech jobs are projected to rise almost six percent, according to the report from human resources consulting ...Read More

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