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Irish company may bring 450 jobs to Sullivan

March 24th, 2011 1:42 pm by Sharon Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE An Irish company is now negotiating solely with local economic development leaders to bring a new plant and up to 450 jobs to America. Richard Venable, chief executive officer of NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership, said Thursday the company cod

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Toyota to halt some U.S. production because of parts shortage

March 24th, 2011 4:44 am by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Toyota Motor Corp. expects to halt some production in the United States because of a parts shortage caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Sales of new homes slowest since government began keeping data

March 24th, 2011 4:39 am by Staff and wire report

WASHINGTON Home construction in the United States is all but coming to a halt. Americans are on track to buy fewer new homes than in any year since the government began keeping data almost a half-century ago. Sales are now just half the pace of 1963

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EPA pursues Michigan's largest coal-fired plant

March 24th, 2011 4:23 am by Associated Press

MONROE, Mich. (AP) A Michigan utility spent $65 million last year replacing key parts at the state's largest coal-fired power plant. When regulators found out, they hauled the company into court for what it didn't do: Spend millions more at the same time

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Sullivan sales tax collections climb

March 24th, 2011 4:01 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE Sales tax collections were up across Sullivan County for five of the last eight monthly reporting periods, indicating the economy is slowly recovering in Northeast Tennessee. It is a turnaround from a year ago, when the same eight-month

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February another "wait-and-see" month for Sullivan, Kingsport home sales

March 22nd, 2011 1:47 pm by Don Fenley

February was another "wait-and-see" month for the existing home sales market in Sullivan County and Kingsport. Despite improving economic conditions the local housing sector is drifting up and down on a monthly basis with no clear direction. Complicating

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