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Tri-Cities Crossing plays catchup in competition involving three regional super retail developments

Tri-Cities Crossing plays catchup in competition involving three regional super retail developments

December 8th, 2014 8:04 am by Hank Hayes

The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) has approved a resolution essentially delegating the Kingsport Economic Development Board (KEDB) as the point operator for the Tri-Cities Crossing project and any other development in its immediate area.

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Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

December 7th, 2014 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Starting with sixth grade, the 1-to-1 laptop-to-student ratio in Kingsport City Schools is planned to move to grades 4-12 systemwide.

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For unemployed, job market hits a turning point

For unemployed, job market hits a turning point

December 7th, 2014 12:48 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

The job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the first time since the Great Recession ended 5 years ago, America's unemployed are now as likely to be hired as to stop looking for a job.

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Deep in coal country, some pondering future without it

Deep in coal country, some pondering future without it

December 6th, 2014 5:23 pm by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

HARLAN, Ky. — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun has yet to crest the ridge above.

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Eastman completes acquisition of specialty chemical company

Eastman completes acquisition of specialty chemical company

December 5th, 2014 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

During a presentation to analysts earlier this year, Eastman executives pledged the Taminco acquisition would strengthen Eastman's presence in agricultural and personal care business lines.

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Stocks rise after hiring surge; Dow misses 18,000

Stocks rise after hiring surge; Dow misses 18,000

December 5th, 2014 5:24 pm by Associated Press

The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent.

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How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

December 5th, 2014 11:05 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Shoppers are addicted to deals, but it's taking more and more to get their attention. Twenty percent off? Better throw in free shipping, too.

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US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

December 5th, 2014 8:45 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

But the large job gains are not yet lifting most Americans' paychecks.

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Eastman raises dividend to 40 cents per share

Eastman raises dividend to 40 cents per share

December 4th, 2014 6:39 pm by Staff report

"This increase marks the fifth consecutive year that we have increased the dividend," said Curt Espeland, Eastman's executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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Government terrorism insurance program faces lapse

Government terrorism insurance program faces lapse

December 4th, 2014 12:56 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The market for insurance covering terrorist attacks — which is crucial for economic sectors such as real estate, hospitality and major sports leagues — dried up after the 2001 attacks.

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