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CEOs don't want to increase employment until they know the recovery is real

January 18th, 2011 4:31 am by Staff Report

BusinessWeek is reporting that President Barack Obama's 2011 charm offensive aimed at American business leaders is ready to roll. The President plans to travel outside the Washington cocoon more often to talk up the recovering economy and exhort U.S. comp

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Downtown Kingsport Association undergoing major changes

January 15th, 2011 2:33 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Expect to see some changes at the Downtown Kingsport Association. DKA President Todd Miller said the organization's Executive Committee and Board of Directors have voted to take a new direction one that focuses on the Main Street Four-Point Ap

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Tri-Cities area foreclosure filings fall in fourth quarter

January 15th, 2011 2:15 pm by Don Fenley

Foreclosure filings in Sullivan, Washington and Hawkins counties were down in the fourth quarter at the same time RealtyTrac President Rick Sharga was saying the bleakest year in foreclosure crisis had only just begun.

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47 million packages of Tylenol, Sudafed recalled

January 15th, 2011 11:21 am by Associated Press

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa Johnson & Johnson said Friday it is recalling nearly 47 million packages of Tylenol, Sudafed and other nonprescription drugs manufactured at a Pennsylvania facility that has already been subject to a series of massive recalls, batteri

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States will soon have to start paying interest on their massive unemployment borrowing

January 15th, 2011 10:46 am by Olga Pierce, ProPublica

Sometimes it's time to pay the piper. And sometimes that piper is the federal government. And sometimes the piper wants more than $1 billion. Soon.Because of the high jobless rate and past fiscal irresponsibility, 30 states have collectively had to borrow

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Open for business MeadowView cuts ribbon on Executive Conference Center

January 14th, 2011 5:48 am by Staff report

KINGSPORT Kingsport's MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center has officially opened its new Executive Conference Center, a $15 million expansion expected to generate millions of dollars in new revenue for Kingsport. Officials

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After 3 months of declines, Tri-Cities Economic Stress Indexes increase

January 13th, 2011 1:20 pm by By DON FENLEY - Kingsport Times-News and MIKE SCHNEIDER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER - The Associated Press

Economic stress increased in the Tri-Cities in November after three months of decline. The increase was driven by higher unemployment and foreclosures. Bankruptcies also increased in Sullivan and Washington counties.The local pattern followed the national

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Banks repossess 1 million homes in 2010

January 13th, 2011 10:01 am by Associated Press

Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006. About 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortgages and more will miss payments as they struggle with job losses and

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Stocks head higher as worries about Europe ease

January 12th, 2011 3:49 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks rose broadly Wednesday after a successful bond auction in Portugal eased worries about Europe's debt crisis. Financial stocks jumped on hopes that banks would start raising their dividends this year.Portugal borrowed $1.6 billion at

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