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Stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

Stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

November 26th, 2014 4:56 pm by Associated Press

"This seems to be a classic holiday plateau," said Kristina Hooper, head of US Capital Markets Research & Strategy for Allianz Global Investors. "Probably, we are not going to get any focus until we come back on Monday."

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Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

November 26th, 2014 3:12 pm by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Award will be formally given Feb. 18 in Nashville.

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AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

November 26th, 2014 2:06 pm by Rick Wagner

Consumer Pulse Holiday Shopping survey also found 24 percent began holiday shopping before November.

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Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

November 26th, 2014 2:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Holidays deals coming earlier and earlier, with research showing more deals on Thanksgiving Day than Black Friday.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

November 26th, 2014 10:46 am by MATT STROUD, Associated Press

In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons.

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The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

November 26th, 2014 8:09 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writers

Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. Unemployment is low, too, but then so is wage growth.

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Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

November 25th, 2014 10:16 pm by Staff report

Cabela's 82,000-square-foot store will serve as the anchor tenant of The Falls, which hopes to develop approximately 1.5 million square feet of retail space.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

November 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories — and, in turn, restaurants may make their foods healthier to keep calorie counts down.

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Stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

Stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

November 25th, 2014 5:20 pm by Associated Press

Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting in Vienna on Thursday.

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

November 25th, 2014 1:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008.

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