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Obama's plan to cut payroll taxes worries Social Security advocates

December 12th, 2010 7:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to cut payroll taxes for a year would provide big savings for many workers, but makes Social Security advocates nervous that it could jeopardize the retirement program's finances.

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Eastman Credit Union set to pay extraordinary dividend of $4 million

December 11th, 2010 2:15 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Credit Union members may be in store for some extra money come February. ECU has announced it will pay a $4 million extraordinary dividend to eligible members in February 2011.

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MeadowView debuts new conference wing

December 11th, 2010 2:14 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT After more than a year under construction, the new executive conference wing at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center opened its doors to host its first event Saturday night.

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Taxpayers make $12 billion profit on government's Citigroup bailout

December 8th, 2010 8:54 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) After all is said and done, taxpayers will make a $12 billion profit on the government's $45 billion bailout of Citigroup.The Treasury Department said late Monday that it had struck a deal to sell its remaining holdings in Citigroup commo

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Congress muffles loud TV ads

December 6th, 2010 5:17 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Here's a message TV viewers may not want to mute: The days of getting blasted out of the easy chair by blaring TV commercials may soon be over.The House on Thursday gave final congressional approval to a bill that would prevent advertiser

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Retail recovery stronger across region than in urban centers

December 6th, 2010 5:07 am by Staff report

ETSU economists Steb Hipple's third quarter retail sales report shows retail recovery continued to bypass the regional urban centers. On a year-to-year basis, retail sales revenues increased 1.5% in Johnson City, 0.2% in Kingsport, but fell 3.8% in Brist

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Faulk predicts economic good times, hints at 'mega-site' for Northeast Tennessee - VIDEO

December 5th, 2010 11:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE Despite the deficit of more than $1 billion that the Tennessee General Assembly will have to overcome this coming budget season, Sen. Mike Faulk told Hawkins County leaders last month he predicts economic good times for Tennessee in the not-t

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Business depicts city scenes on ornaments

December 4th, 2010 1:39 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT This year, you might want to hang Church Circle on your Christmas tree. Or how about Allandale Mansion or Netherland Inn? For 12 years now, Terri Willis Jones has selected one scene unique to Kingsport and re-created it in the form of an orname

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Tri-Cities FTZ helps import businesses save money

December 4th, 2010 1:33 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE On the ground floor of the region's economic development effort is a little-known entity run by one person who works with a commit tee that meets only twice a year.Tri-Cities Regional Airport's foreign-trade zone (FTZ) operation hopes to be a

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