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Big Oil: Hands off our tax breaks

May 13th, 2011 5:13 am by Staff Report

According to CNN Money oil executives mounted a vigorous defense of their business practices on Thursday -- pushing back against plans to eliminate tax breaks for the "big five" oil and gas companies.

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Regulators update Congress on financial overhaul

May 12th, 2011 12:50 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators gave Congress an update Thursday on their efforts to implement the biggest overhaul of America's financial rules since the Great Depression.

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Hedge fund founder convicted in inside-trade case

May 11th, 2011 2:18 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) A former Wall Street titan was convicted Wednesday of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters into giving him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology and other stocks what prosecutors called the largest insider

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Amazon proposes Nashville, Knoxville distribution centers creating 1,700 full-time, 2,000 part-time jobs

May 9th, 2011 4:35 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amazon.com has proposed building three more distribution centers in Nashville or Knoxville, Tenn., just as the political debate over the Internet retailer's tax burden in Tennessee is gaining momentum.Amazon.com says in an April 29

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Why junk bond rally should be cheered, and feared

May 8th, 2011 5:43 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK Here's a markets riddle for you: What has jumped in value more than its biggest fans expected and withstood worries like slowing U.S. growth, European debt woes and even the specter of the U.S. losing its top credit rating?

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Gas prices expected to drop 50 cents by summer

May 7th, 2011 4:49 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Some relief from suffocating gas prices will likely arrive just in time for summer vacation. Expect a drop of nearly 50 cents as early as June, analysts say.After rocketing up 91 cents since January, including 44 straight days of increases,

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MSHA on track to offer $6 million in employee incentives

May 7th, 2011 1:02 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT If Mountain States Health Alliance continues on its current financial track, MSHA's chief financial officer said employees can look forward to sharing in $6 million to $6.5 million in incentives before the calendar year's end.

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Haslam remains committed to Amazon tax break

May 6th, 2011 4:54 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLEGov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he continues to back the Bredesen administration's commitment to Amazon that the company will not be required to collect state sales taxes despite locating two distribution centers in Southeast Tennessee.

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Sevierville voters reject bid to allow liquor stores

May 6th, 2011 4:46 am by Hayes Hickman

Sevierville residents will have to continue to go elsewhere to buy liquor and wine after city voters rejected a bid to allow package stores to operate within the city limits.

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Gas prices could slow job growth this year

May 6th, 2011 4:31 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) A brightened outlook for job growth may dim this spring as rising gas prices weigh on companies and prompt some to rethink their hiring plans.Analysts' consensus forecast is that the economy added 185,000 jobs in April and that the unempl

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