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Earthquake, tsunami in Japan take dire toll on economy

March 13th, 2011 7:19 pm by Associated Press

TOKYO The Bank of Japan stood ready to prop up the financial system amid fears the Tokyo stock market will nosedive when trading opens Monday following the disasters that killed thousands and devastated the country's northeast.

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Taxpayer confidentiality shields details of Amazon dealings with Tenn. economic developers

March 11th, 2011 3:43 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amid the fierce competition for economic development projects, Tennessee officials are usually tightlipped about business prospects and the incentives they are offering them for fear off tipping off their neighbors.

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NPR Interim President confident critics will change their minds if they open their ears

March 11th, 2011 3:37 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) National Public Radio's interim president and CEO said Thursday she is fully confident the organization's leadership team and said those who think their news coverage is biased would change their minds simply by listening to its programmi

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Analysis shows retail sales recovery solidly in place

March 10th, 2011 1:17 pm by staff report

ETSU economist Steb Hipple says his fourth quarter analysis of the local and area retail economies shows the retail recovery is solidly in place and is one of the bright spots in the overall business picture. At all levels, consumers returned to the mark

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Employment outlook points to growing confidence among employers

March 8th, 2011 4:58 am by Staff Report

Confidence among U.S. employers is spreading geographically, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Manpower Inc.According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Outlo

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Economy takes another victim: Inove Graphics, 25 employees

March 8th, 2011 4:25 am by Staff Report

Tri-Cities.com is reporting that Inove Graphics will soon be ceasing its printing operations in Kingsport citing a difficult economic environment as the reason for the closure.Inove Graphics Vice President, Dana Wolfe, said the company will finish all wor

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Oil prices continue to set post-recession highs; retail gasoline leaps above $3.50 per gallon

March 7th, 2011 1:20 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices continued to set new post-recession highs Monday as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded rebels near a key oil port in Libya. It's unclear how long the country's oil exports will be cut off, and traders prepared for a worst-

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