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NYSE rejects Nasdaq, IntercontinentalExchange bid

April 10th, 2011 10:35 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange said Sunday that it rejected an $11.3-billion bid from Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange to buy the company.

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For the very wealthy this is the 'most generous tax situation that's existed'

April 10th, 2011 6:22 am by Staff Report

According to BusinessWeek this could be the best tax day since the early 1930s for those who are well-off: Top tax rates on ordinary income, dividends, estates, and gifts will remain at or near historically low levels for at least the next two years. That

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Food locally grown? It all depends on how you define it

April 9th, 2011 6:06 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The No. 2 official at the Agriculture Department recently got a real-life lesson in the loose definition of the trendiest word in groceries: "local."Walking into her neighborhood grocery store in Washington, Kathleen Merrigan saw a beauti

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Stocks waver as government shutdown looms

April 8th, 2011 10:46 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are closing lower as oil surged to new highs for the year and a budget dispute threatened to shut down the federal government.Investors are watching Washington Friday, where Republicans and Democrats are in talks to reach a budget ag

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Kingsport aldermen question location of Gas 'N Go site

April 6th, 2011 4:21 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT The location of a Gas 'N Go station at the new Food City grocery in downtown Kingsport came under fire by a couple of members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night.

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Beef 'O' Brady's to open Kingsport location

April 5th, 2011 12:51 pm by staff report

Beef 'O' Brady's, the 220-unit franchise of family sports pubs & restaurants, announced today the signing of a franchise agreement in Kingsport, Tenn."I am honored to have the opportunity to grow the Beef 'O' Brady's brand in a new region," said local own

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Couric leaving news anchor post

April 4th, 2011 4:29 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast.

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