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Oil down nearly 3 percent despite storm

September 3rd, 2011 5:49 am by staff report

NEW YORK Oil prices fell Friday along with the prospects for global economic growth as the government reported the economy added no jobs last month.

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King College releases labor market study

September 3rd, 2011 5:48 am by staff report

BRISTOL, Tenn. The King College Regional Economic Studies (KCRES) team has released its third report, "Local Labor Markets: Job Loss During the 2007-09 Recession and Links to the National Economy."

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Farmers exempt from new federal transportation rules

September 3rd, 2011 5:38 am by staff report

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last month that it will not propose new regulations governing the transport of agricultural products.

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Treasurys surge after dismal August jobs report

September 2nd, 2011 4:13 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is falling near record lows after a bleak jobs report renewed fears that the economy is stagnating.

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Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; unemployment rate unchanged

September 2nd, 2011 9:18 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 pe

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Eastman acquires Brazilian company

September 2nd, 2011 9:03 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Company has acquired a Brazilian company to expand its plasticizer business.

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Economy shows signs of growth

September 2nd, 2011 5:20 am by Associated Press

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Dollar higher on positive US economic news

September 1st, 2011 4:01 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) The dollar rose against the euro, pound and yen Thursday after several reports suggested the U.S. economy is still growing. That eased fears of a recession.Worries about the future of a rescue fund for indebted European countries and the re

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