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1 defendant in massive fraud case sentenced

June 28th, 2011 3:59 am by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The first of five men has been sentenced in an oil and gas fraud scheme that involved millions of dollars from hundreds of investors nationwide.

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TCRA opting out of state retirement plan

June 28th, 2011 3:39 am by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE Airport commissioners decided Monday to notify the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System that future Tri-Cities Regional Airport hires will be offered a different retirement plan.

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Pediatricians file $5 million countersuits against HMG

June 28th, 2011 3:39 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Three counter lawsuits seeking nearly $5 million each in damages have been filed against Holston Medical Group on behalf of three pediatricians who were sued by HMG after leaving the practice to work under the Mountain States Health Alliance

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Kingsport-Bristol May retail sales collection up; US spending hits 20-month low

June 27th, 2011 9:52 am by Don Fenley

Local residents increased their spending during May at the same time that spending on the national level hit its weakest pace in 20 months.The Commerce Department cited higher gas prices and unemployment as the reasons for weak consumer spending in its Mo

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Target CEO talks prices, products and plans

June 27th, 2011 4:36 am by Staff Report

In this exclusive interview with USA Today, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel shows it's almost full-speed-ahead for the chain, in contrast to the jitters at many other retailers. He's presiding over the company's record number of remodeled locations this year

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Booty Pop entrepreneurs turn niche idea into successful firm

June 27th, 2011 4:35 am by Staff Report

Have you admired the shapely derrieres of stars such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams or Kim Kardashian? A USA Today report says thanks to the founders of Booty Pop, you no longer have to be in the gym for hours or spend a lot on expensive plas

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Cash-starved performers hit Vegas streets for tips

June 27th, 2011 4:24 am by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Las Vegas Strip is teeming with Spidermen, Elmos and Elvis Presleys of all waistlines.Nevada's woeful economy has inspired dozens of jobless and under-employed men and women to dress up like celebrities, movie characters and cartoon he

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Washington state abandons all tourism marketing

June 27th, 2011 4:11 am by Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Washington state is shuttering the official tourism agency that unifies its marketing message and abandoning all public support for one of its largest industries.

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