News for Sunday, February 15, 2009


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Backlog still large for TV converter box coupons

NEW YORK (AP) - Though hundreds of TV stations are turning off their analog signals next week, households in line for their $40 coupons for digital converter boxes are likely to have to wait at least several weeks longer.

Peanut Corp. of America files for bankruptcy

ATLANTA (AP) - The peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak is going out of business.

Ga. readies for $5.9B federal stimulus

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.

Sooie! Alabama college students eat BBQ for grades

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Four college students walk into a smoky restaurant, sit at a table under a blaring TV and order up their class work for the day - two slabs of spare ribs dripping with reddish sauce, white bread on the side.

43 TV stations delay analog shutdown until June

NEW YORK (AP) - An intervention by the Federal Communications Commission just days before nearly 500 television stations had planned to turn off their analog signals has resulted in 43 stations delaying their cutoffs until June, the agency said late Friday.

Wal-Mart laying off 400 workers at Macon facility

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's laying off 400 employees at its return center in Macon and work will be shifted to a facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.