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Study: Small firms' job-growth role may be overstated; startups, not older firms, are economic engine

September 9th, 2010 1:29 pm by staff report

As President Barack Obama lobbies the Senate to pass his proposed $42 billion aid package to buoy small businesses, three economists are challenging what they call "the enduring notion" that firms employing less then 500 people "create the most private se

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Right Way Marketing lays off most of staff

September 9th, 2010 4:10 am by Sharon Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE Less than three weeks after announcing it would hire 50 new employees, Right Way Marketing laid off virtually its entire staff on Friday. But owner Timothy Hill said Wednesday the call center is still in business. "We hired a tremendous a

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Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save

September 7th, 2010 5:33 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money.Demand is rising for kitchen and bath gadgets that squeeze out that last blob of toothpaste and help get the suds out of tiny slivers of soap.

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Average price for a used three-year-old vehicle in July was 10% higher than last year

September 7th, 2010 5:04 am by Kevin Castle

A national auto clearinghouse is reporting that more consumers are kicking the tires on pre-owned model cars and trucks than the newer nameplates on the showroom floor.According to a release from Edmunds issued last month, the average price for a us

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Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save

September 5th, 2010 10:39 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money. Demand is rising for kitchen and bath gadgets that squeeze out that last blob of toothpaste and help get the suds out of tiny slivers of soap.

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Laid off twice, Chad Riner now helping unemployed find work

September 4th, 2010 2:53 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Chad Riner knows what it's like to be unemployed. In the past two years, this father of two has been laid off twice from two different manufacturing companies.

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Former egg farm workers say USDA inspectors ignored complaints

September 3rd, 2010 4:25 am by Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) U.S. Agriculture Department employees worked full-time at two Iowa egg farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive recall, but two former workers said they ignored complaints about conditions at one site.The USDA employ

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