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Job competition toughest since recession began

October 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The number of job seekers competing for each opening has reached the highest point since the recession began, according to government data released Friday. The employment crisis is expected to worsen as companies stay reluctant to hire. Many e

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Eastman Credit Union celebrates 75th anniversary

October 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

During the Great Depression in the fall of 1934, when banks were failing and many folks couldn't get credit, a small makeshift office inside Building 75 at Tennessee Eastman Co. opened its doors to help.Called the Tennessee Eastman Credit Union, the offic

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Nation's retailers say sales may finally be starting to turn around

October 8th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Americans are finally spending a little more, but they're playing hard to get. A tally of sales at top stores managed a gain in September for the first time in more than a year. It was a pleasant surprise for retailers, but analysts say shoppers

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Downtown Kingsport groups agree to merger

October 5th, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

The Downtown Kingsport Association and Downtown Business Association agreed to terms of a merger Monday.

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Even as layoffs persist, some employers can't find people with right skills to fill good jobs

October 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus benefits.

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After the housing boom: a look at area residential development

October 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

It's a popular local refrain when the country is struggling economically: The Tri-Cities doesn't have the peaks and valleys other parts of the country do.

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Drama unfolds at DKA press conference on old Strand Theater

October 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT A Friday morning news conference on the Downtown Kingsport Association's new partnership for a performing arts center in the old Strand Theater downtown had some unplanned drama.What started out as a news conference about the DKA and Restoratio

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New home sales in August inch up 0.7 percent, but results miss Wall Street expectations

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

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New U.S. home sales posted a tepid 0.7 percent increase last month, missing Wall Street expectations and providing more evidence that the housing market recovery remains tentative.The Commerce Department said Friday sales inched up to a

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