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Average price for a used three-year-old vehicle in July was 10% higher than last year

September 7th, 2010 5:04 am by Kevin Castle

A national auto clearinghouse is reporting that more consumers are kicking the tires on pre-owned model cars and trucks than the newer nameplates on the showroom floor.According to a release from Edmunds issued last month, the average price for a us

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Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save

September 5th, 2010 10:39 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money. Demand is rising for kitchen and bath gadgets that squeeze out that last blob of toothpaste and help get the suds out of tiny slivers of soap.

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Laid off twice, Chad Riner now helping unemployed find work

September 4th, 2010 2:53 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Chad Riner knows what it's like to be unemployed. In the past two years, this father of two has been laid off twice from two different manufacturing companies.

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Former egg farm workers say USDA inspectors ignored complaints

September 3rd, 2010 4:25 am by Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers said they ignored complaints about conditions at one site.The USDA employ

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Car buyers to find fewer hot deals

September 1st, 2010 4:54 am by Associated Press

DETROIT For years, Americans shopping for cars were treated to all sorts of deals and incentives, especially at the end of summer. Think Cash for Clunkers, which paid up to $4,500, or promotions that offered employee discounts to everyone.Those days are

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Entrepreneurs see opportunity in recession

August 31st, 2010 11:13 am by Associated Press

Yes, the economy is struggling. But some entrepreneurs still have energy, dreams and drive, developing ideas, opening storefronts, starting businesses and finding ways to succeed amid the deep recession.Today, Deborah Dower is her own boss. She'd been the

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