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Dollar General will hire 6,000 for new stores this year

January 3rd, 2011 3:10 pm by Assciated Press

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Discount-store operator Dollar General plans to open 625 stores and hire more than 6,000 workers in 2011.The company said Monday the store openings will be in 35 states it currently operates in as well as in three new states: C

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Report says Facebook nets $500M investment from Russian investment firm, Goldman Sachs

January 3rd, 2011 5:19 am by Associated Press

Social networking behemoth Facebook has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investment firm in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, The New York Times reported.Goldman invested $450 million and Digital Sky Technologies invested

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Obama aide: Don't 'play chicken' with debt ceiling

January 3rd, 2011 12:11 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Some Republican lawmakers said Sunday they opposed raising the ceiling on the nation's debt without tackling government spending, and President Barack Obama's top economic adviser warned against "playing chicken" on the issue.

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Outlook says coal industry is a dead man walking

January 2nd, 2011 10:03 am by Staff Report

According to the Washington Post, the headline news for the coal industry in 2010 was what didn't happen: Construction did not begin on a single new coal-fired power plant in the United States for the second straight year.This in a nation where a fleet of

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Kingsport poised for growth as housing market rebounds

January 1st, 2011 7:59 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Nationwide the housing market is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. But when it eventually turns around, Kingsport expects to be ready.

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Move to Kingsport effort draws 444 families in four years

January 1st, 2011 7:50 pm by Marci Gore

Dave Price says the mild climate, the low tax structure and the cost of living are just a few of the amenities that led him and his wife, Liz, to Kingsport from Bakersfield, Calif., nearly a year and a half ago.Because their son and grandchildren live in

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New jobless claims drop to two-and-a-half year low

December 30th, 2010 1:35 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest point in nearly two and a half years, a sign that the job market is slowly improving.Applications dropped by 34,000 to 388,000, the fewest since July 2008, the L

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Bellagio short circuits $25,000 chip after casino heist

December 29th, 2010 8:48 pm by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) Las Vegas casino bosses are serving notice to the bandit who made off with $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio: Try to redeem those worth $25,000 soon or they'll become worthless.Bellagio owner MGM Resorts International is giving publi

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