TriSummit Bank holding grand opening
Direct Auto Insurance plans giveaways
Tennessee accepting online tax payments
Kingsport Livestock Auction
Dow trims losses; stocks end mixed
NEW YORK - Wall Street pared steep losses Monday to end narrowly mixed after a surprise drop in new home sales for February triggered further concern that economic growth is slowing more than expected. The Commerce Department reported that sales of new single-family homes fell by 3.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 848,000. It was the slowest sales pace in nearly seven years and dimmed hopes for a rebound in the troubled housing market. The Dow fell 11.94, or 0.10 percent, to 12,469.07. Last week, the benchmark index posted a 370 point gain, its best weekly point rise in four years. It dropped as much as 112 points earlier on Monday. Broader stock indicators were slightly higher. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.39, or 0.10 percent, to 1,437.50, and the Nasdaq composite index added 6.70, or 0.27 percent, to 2,455.63.
KINGSPORT - TriSummit Bank officials in Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol, Va., have announced that grand opening celebrations will be held simultaneously over a three-day period this week at the TriSummit Bank financial centers in each city. The celebrations are scheduled for today through Thursday to mark the grand opening of operations by TriSummit, which began opening offices Feb. 26. The public is invited to come in and meet the TriSummit banking professionals, enjoy refreshments throughout the day, and register for door prizes at any of the TriSummit Bank locations - 1999 E. Stone Drive, Kingsport; 600 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City; and 425 State St., Bristol, Va. The financial center offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in each city. Door prizes to be given throughout each day of the grand opening celebrations include hats, pens, mugs and other logo items. Each day of the celebration in all three cities will conclude with a 5:30 p.m. drawing for prizes that include gift certificates, Palm Pilots, iPods and Dell laptop computers. No purchase is necessary, but you must be 18 years or older to win. Employees of TriSummit Bank and their families are not eligible to win. For more information about the bank visit www.trisummitbank.com.
KINGSPORT - Direct Auto Insurance, 1101 E. Stone Drive, will give away food, drinks, prizes and insurance quotes Friday and Saturday during its Customer Appreciation Days. The business will be open 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. both days. Customers who bring in potential new customers to get a quote and potential new customers who get a quote will be entered in separate drawings to receive a gift card. For more information call 245-1515.
NASHVILLE - With tax season here, the Tennessee Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers and practitioners they can take advantage of the department's electronic filing options. Electronic filing of the sales and use tax, consumer use tax, individual income tax, professional privilege tax, minimum franchise and excise tax returns, and estimated payments and extensions is available at www.Tennessee.gov/revenue. Taxpayers also may make tax bill payments for any tax online, and many tax registration applications for business taxes are available electronically.
March 24. Steers, medium frame 1: 200-300 lbs., $107-122.50; 300-400 lbs., $100-131; 400-500 lbs., $73-121; 500-600 lbs., $72-115; 600-700 lbs., $75-108.50; 700-800 lbs., $75-103. Heifers, medium frame 1: 300-400 lbs., $94-115; 400-600 lbs., $70-106; 500-600 lbs., $50-98; 600-800 lbs., $60-89. Beef cows and calves: $450-775. Stock cows, $250-800. Baby calves, $80-190; Butcher bulls: 1,000-1,500, $46.50-70; 1,500 lbs. and up, $49-59. Sl cows breakers & boners: $40-42. Sl cows lean: $45-58. Low dress: $10-25; crips, $10.