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TN launches startup business initiative

June 29th, 2011 5:08 am by Staff Report

State officials officially launched their latest job-creation effort on Tuesday this one aimed at nurturing Tennessee entrepreneurs and spurring private investment in fledgling companies.

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AG says Tenn. can force Amazon on taxes

June 29th, 2011 4:54 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE Tennessee's attorney general said Tuesday that a proposed law to mandate that Amazon.com collect Tennessee sales taxes when it opens facilities in the state would be constitutionally valid.

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Asia stocks rise as economic slowdown fears ease

June 29th, 2011 4:32 am by Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) Signs that a global economic slowdown may be less serious than previously thought and a recovery in manufacturing in post-quake Japan sent Asian stock markets higher Wednesday.

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AP Source: BofA nears $8.5B mortgage settlement

June 29th, 2011 4:32 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bank of America Corp. is close to finalizing a deal to pay $8.5 billion to settle claims by a group of blue-chip investors that the bank sold them poor-quality mortgage-backed securities that went sour when the housing market tanked, acc

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Stocks rise on hope for Greek austerity moves

June 28th, 2011 1:00 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Progress in negotiations that could help Greece avoid default, strong earnings from Nike Inc. and a rise in home prices sent stocks higher Tuesday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111 points, or 0.9 percent, to 12,154 in midday trading

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1 defendant in massive fraud case sentenced

June 28th, 2011 3:59 am by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The first of five men has been sentenced in an oil and gas fraud scheme that involved millions of dollars from hundreds of investors nationwide.

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TCRA opting out of state retirement plan

June 28th, 2011 3:39 am by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE Airport commissioners decided Monday to notify the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System that future Tri-Cities Regional Airport hires will be offered a different retirement plan.

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