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Economists forecast U.S. growth on upswing in 2011

January 24th, 2011 4:28 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that economists are more optimistic about the recovery than they were just a few months ago, significantly upgrading their forecasts for 2011 as consumers open their wallets.When asked to predict, nine of 10 economists said they're

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Wal-Mart vs. Civil War site: Battle heads to court

January 23rd, 2011 9:10 pm by Associated Press

RICHMOND Nearly 150 years after Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought in northern Virginia, a conflict over the battlefield is taking shape in a courtroom.

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Cumberland Marketing continues to grow in downtown Kingsport

January 22nd, 2011 12:57 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Cumberland Marketing took first place for Business Excellence for businesses employing 10 or more employees in the 2010 KOSBE contest.

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Sales of previously owned homes up slightly in 2010

January 22nd, 2011 12:56 pm by Don Fenley

The sale of previously owned homes during 2010 in the Kingsport-Bristol TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area in creased slightly over 2008's and 2009's sales, while prices were off by 2.9 percent ($4,213) from the 2009 annual average.During 2010 the perfor

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Wal-Mart to make healthful food more accessible

January 21st, 2011 4:48 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer and grocer, said Thursday that it would launch an aggressive initiative to make its food products more healthful and affordable and would build new stores in underserved areas.

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Korner-Copia to cut ribbon on new dining room today

January 21st, 2011 4:05 am by Staff report

KINGSPORT A ribbon cutting will be held at 3 p.m. today for Korner-Copia, which has added a new dining room and seating capacity to its store and deli at the corner of Center and Commerce streets in downtown Kingsport. Owner Mary-beth Morgan said

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Job growth keeps Tennessee's jobless rate at 9.4%

January 20th, 2011 3:07 pm by Don Fenley

Job creation in Tennessee again kept the December unemployment rate the 9.4 percent - the same as the national rate. "While our rate has remained unchanged since September, we've seen growth over the last year across a diverse range of industries," Labor

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Local home building outlook lags national trend, some encouraging signs noted

January 20th, 2011 2:20 pm by Don Fenley

Economists looking at the Commerce Department's report on single-family building permits say it is among the indicators pointing to a much brighter 2011 for builders.The Commerce Dept.'s report shows permits for new single-family homes were up 5.5 percent

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Sullivan officials say two manufacturers interested in region - could mean 500 jobs

January 20th, 2011 5:02 am by Staff Report

According to the Bristol Herald-Courier Sullivan County economic development officials claim two auto parts manufacturers interested in the region could create more than 500 jobs over the coming years.NETWORKS-Sullivan Partnership CEO Richard Venable told

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