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Weak retail, jobless reports pull stocks lower

June 2nd, 2011 12:53 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Weaker than expected sales reports from retailers and another large number of claims for unemployment benefits pulled the stock market lower for the second straight day Thursday.

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Kingsport native tapped as state's new small business advocate

June 1st, 2011 9:35 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson announced today that Kingsport native Lauren Varney Plunk will serve as the state's new small business advocate.Plunk will provide information and assistance to businesses with 50 or fewer employees in dealing with s

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Nokia shares plunge after profit warning

May 31st, 2011 10:55 pm by Associated Press

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Why safe corporate bonds aren't so smart anymore

May 29th, 2011 8:18 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK The safest corporate debt isn't looking so smart anymore. Companies deemed good for the money are raising trillions selling bonds to investors who can't seem to get enough of them. It looks like a great deal for both parties until you consider

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The Meadows shows off new look

May 28th, 2011 11:26 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT It's gotten a half-million-dollar makeover and it's ready for the big reveal. The Meadows Restaurant at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center closed for six weeks earlier this year to undergo a complete overhaul to compl

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Stocks rise in early trading with higher spending

May 27th, 2011 10:57 am by Associated Press

Stocks pushed higher for the third day in a row after a report showed Americans' spending edged up last month and a gauge of consumer confidence made an unexpected jump.The Commerce Department said early Friday that both personal income and spending rose

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