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Walmart May Take Over Grocery Store Site

We may have another grocery shopping option soon in Tyler.

Right now the site of the old Albertsons store at Troup Highway and Loop 323 in East Tyler is still vacant.

But that may change soon. Who's moving in?

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Underwear Buyers Help the Economy

Have you heard the crazy notion that men's underwear sales are an economic indicator?

When men's underwear sales are up, the economy is doing well. When people are not buying guys' tighty whities, the economy is in the tank.

Ladies, do you think it's true?

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Understaffed Detroit Police Say Enter the City at Your Own Risk

Abandon all hope ye who enter here. Here being Detroit.

A recent report by the Detroit Police Officers Association offers a strict warning to those who plan to visit the city, saying that due to “grossly understaffed” and overworked law enforcement, people now enter the Motor City at their own risk.

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Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy

Call it the "baby bust." For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined.

Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.

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Who’s Struggling the Most With the Recovering Economy? – Dollars and Sense

Just about everyone was hit hard by the bad economy and had to change their lifestyles in at least some small way. Now that we’re all attempting to regain our footing, there’s actually one group of people having a harder time doing so than everyone else.

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Economist Says 2012 Will Be ‘Good, Solid Year’ for Tyler

According to economist Dr. Ray Perryman, "2012 will be a good. solid year for Tyler."

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Valentine's Day Spending is on The Rise
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Valentine’s Day Spending On The Rise

Now that the Super Bowl is over, it's time to countdown to -- Valentine's Day.

Times are tough these days and Americans are trying hard to save as much as possible. However, Valentine's Day is fast approaching and despite a poor economy, experts are predicting a rise in Valentine's Day spending.

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Anti Government Protesters Take To The Streets In Cairo
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Protest Swells In Egypt

Many thousands of protestors took to the streets of Cairo on Friday to protest the long rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who they claim has undermined freedoms of Egyptian citizens while neglecting issues like the nation's suffering economy. The recent ousting of a similarly authoritarian Tunisian leader inspired the revolt.

Military enforcement has been called in by the government to deal with the demonstrators, firing water cannons and tear gas to into the crowds as seen in the below video footage:

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Winning The Future 2011 State of the Union

President Obama's 2011 State of the Union (titled "Winning the Future") focused heavily on all political parties working together -- Republican and Democrat congress members even watched in a mixed seating arrangement, rather than occupying separate sections of the House. Obama also announced his administration would move forward with health care reform, work on immigration law, build infrastructure to help us compete with advanced nations like China, and make a serious effort to reduce the national deficit, among other topics. Watch the full speech after the jump:

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