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Eastman's earnings, sales up in fourth quarter

January 31st, 2011 7:48 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. posted a strong fourth quarter and full year 2010, but restructuring and other one-time charges bit into its bottom line. Eastman on Monday posted fourth quarter net income of $19 million or 23 cents per diluted share vs. a

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Comcast takes control of NBC Universal

January 29th, 2011 10:46 pm by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES The nation's largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., took control of NBC Universal after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services such as Netflix and Hulu.

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Stimulus funds help wire rural homes for Internet

January 29th, 2011 12:32 pm by Associated Press

Bolstered by billions in federal stimulus money, an effort is under way around the country to expand broadband Internet access to rural areas. The ambitious 21st-century infrastructure project parallels the New Deal electrification of the nation's hinterl

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More robust spending helps economy gain steam

January 29th, 2011 5:57 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The economic recovery is now consistently picking up speed, and American consumers are the ones pushing the gas pedal. They increased their spending late last year at the fastest pace since 2006.

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Blind person to drive car in public with new technologies designed by Virginia Tech students

January 28th, 2011 8:09 am by Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) It's a cloudy morning at Daytona International Speedway, but Mark Riccobono can't tell, nor does it really matter to him.He walks up to the driver's side of a black, Ford Escape Hybrid parked on the start-finish line, opens the d

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