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Productivity gains may be bad news for job seekers

November 5th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Companies across the economy are finding ways to do more with fewer workers, dimming hopes that hiring will take off anytime soon.Employers became leaner and more efficient in the third quarter. Wages, meantime, remain flat or falling. Th

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Economy places historic Moonlite Theater in peril

November 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

ABINGDON The curtain may soon close on the Moonlite Theater after more than a half century in operation. Owner William O. Booker recently closed the historic drive-in for the season and is asking for the public's help to open it again next year. The sign

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Eastman spills 2,150 gallons of acetic acid into Holston River, kills fish

November 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

KINGSPORT An accidental spill at Eastman Chemical Co. last week apparently killed an undetermined number of fish.

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Pay czar, Federal Reserve move forward on compensation plans

November 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

The government's "pay czar" expects compensation plans for additional employees at the seven companies getting the biggest bailouts to be in place by year's end, while the Federal Reserve will soon start its own work on banks' pay practices.

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As jobs vanish, factory towns slow to see stimulus

November 1st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Many communities hit hardest by job losses, those built around dying factories and mills, have been slowest to see relief from President Barack Obama's stimulus plan, underscoring how hard it is for Washington policymakers to create lasting work in areas

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Unemployed workers launching their own businesses during downturn

October 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Wayne Patterson worked for the same auto dealership for nearly 30 years and expected to retire from the business.But last summer the certified master mechanic was told his job was being eliminated.Patterson, 51, started searching for a comparab

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TeleHealth Network will link Lee cardiac patients to HVMC

October 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

PENNINGTON GAP Patients at Lee Regional Medical Center will soon have access to board-certified specialists at Tennessee's top cardiology program without leaving Lee County.

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