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After historic gains, are stocks nearing a bubble?

March 6th, 2011 9:52 pm by Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke fielded the usual questions about inflation, tax cuts and government debt during a trip to Congress last week. Then a new question popped up: is the Fed creating another bubble in stock prices?

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Dealership moves driving change on Stone Drive

March 5th, 2011 12:41 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT It was once known as the Golden Mile. But soon, Stone Drive may be known as Model City Auto Mile. Several car dealerships will be relocating or moving to new facilities along a three-mile stretch on Stone Drive, joining other dealer ships in th

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Joblessness is down but some conservatives and liberals are still downbeat

March 5th, 2011 11:18 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Why so glum? Unemployment is dropping, but the reaction from both the left and right ends of the political spectrum is surprisingly unenthusiastic.Conservatives fear the improvement will weaken their argument that the way to bring back jo

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Mazda recalls 65,000 cars for spider infestation

March 4th, 2011 11:02 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Mazda Motor Corp. has an itsy-bitsy problem, and it's recalling 65,000 cars to fix it.Spider nests in tiny rubber hoses linked to fuel tank systems could cause pressurization and ventilation problems in certain cars, according to the Japanese

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Stocks rise sharply after unemployment claims fall

March 3rd, 2011 12:57 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks jumped higher Thursday after an unexpected drop in new applications for unemployment benefits and higher February sales reports from retailers. The Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to 368,000. Th

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Libyan chaos stirs global panic over oil supplies

February 27th, 2011 8:42 pm by Associated Press

MADRID Libya's oil industry is in chaos and there's no telling when that will end. Armed men loot equipment from oil field installations. British and German commandos execute secret raids in the Libyan desert to rescue stranded oil workers as security d

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Competition forcing video rental stores out of business

February 26th, 2011 12:00 pm by Sharon Hayes

Not so long ago, video rental stores were in nearly every shopping center, in nearly every town across America.Not anymore.Hammered by competition from Netflix and Redbox, many video stores are disappearing, and most are already gone.

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