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Lufkin Industries to be Purchased by GE

General Electric wants to get more involved in the energy industry, and that means big bucks for one Lufkin Company.

It's been announced the GE is buying Lufkin Industries for 38 percent above the closing price of its shares on Friday.  GE values the deal at around $3.3 billion dollars.

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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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You May Be Surprised to Learn Just How Many Americans Shop to Boost Their Mood

You would think that with a sluggish economy, saving money would make Americans happy, but it’s actually spending that can put a smile on their faces.

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5 Important Ways Social Media Networking Affects Your Career

While the social media landscape often changes quickly, it’s pretty clear that networking on those sites is going to be a big part of our lives for a long time—both personally and professionally.

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IRS Warning — 12 Scams to Watch Out For This Tax Season

The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.

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Store Raises Eyebrows By Charging a $5 ‘Just Looking’ Fee

The economy is getting so tough one store is actually charging customers who don’t buy anything.

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Today Only – Get 30% to 75% Off Seize the Deal Items in Lufkin-Nacogdoches!

Spring is finally here, which means it's time to do some spring cleaning on our local Seize the Deal website!

Today only (Thursday, March 21), visit the Lufkin-Nacogdoches Seize the Deal website to get 30% to 75% off every item!

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Diboll Cat Sanctuary Needs Volunteers To Avoid Potential Closure – HELP!

Pet lovers never say "die", and as a result, they tend to live heartier lives than those of us putting in the OT at the job each week.  It's been well published that cat owners, for example, typically experience lower blood pressure than non-cat owners.  If only I wasn't allergic!

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