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Stock and job woes take toll on Americans' mood

June 29th, 2010 9:47 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK So much for optimism. A dramatic drop in consumer confidence sent stocks plunging Tuesday and left a key index at its lowest level of the year, heightening fears that the economic recovery is stalling.

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Surgoinsville company expects merger to bring 40 new jobs to region

June 28th, 2010 10:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE A Surgoinsville company that performs heat treatment on metal parts to make them stronger announced Monday it has merged with an Italian company, a move that is expected to add 40 employees eventually.

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Panera to open more pay-what-you-wish restaurants

June 28th, 2010 4:33 am by Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. As the first crowd of customers filed into Panera's nonprofit restaurant here, only the honor system kept them from taking all the food they wanted for free.Ronald Shaich, Panera's chairman, admitted as he watched them line up that he had no

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Frustrated by boycott, station owners want BP help

June 27th, 2010 10:37 pm by Associated Press

Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline. As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boyco

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Pathway Lending helping entrepreneurs across state

June 26th, 2010 9:20 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Lots of businesses struggled during the recession. Some scaled back their operations. Others called it quits and closed their doors.

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Government unveils plan to make online transactions safer

June 26th, 2010 12:37 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) In the murky world of the Internet, how do you ever really know who you're talking to, who you're buying from or if your bank can actually tell it's you when you log in to pay a bill?Amid growing instances of identity theft, bank account

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Stocks slide but financials climb on bank overhaul

June 25th, 2010 11:37 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) The stock market fell Friday after a disappointing gross domestic product reading added to investors' discomfort about the strength of the economic recovery. Financial shares rose on relief that a banking overhaul bill is in hand. The said

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