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Fee fight: Airport Authority enters spat pitting off-site parking operators against Nashville's airport

Fee fight: Airport Authority enters spat pitting off-site parking operators against Nashville's airport

March 7th, 2015 9:29 am by Hank Hayes

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA), which governs TCRA, believes it should protect parking revenue by opposing state legislation allowing off-site airport parking companies to dictate the terms of contracts with metro airport authorities in the state

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US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

March 7th, 2015 9:25 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.

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NETWORKS courts five  prospects for Phipps Bend

NETWORKS courts five prospects for Phipps Bend

March 6th, 2015 11:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

Among those five, however, is a whopper that has also caught the interest of the Tennessee Valley Authority - a forging operation that represents close to $700 million in investment and more than 700 jobs.

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Dow reshuffle: Apple replaces AT&T in blue-chip index

Dow reshuffle: Apple replaces AT&T in blue-chip index

March 6th, 2015 5:35 pm by Associated Press

The move isn't likely to impact the 30-stock index much, and will have no effect on the fortunes of the two companies. But market experts say it does have symbolic importance, sort of like getting an Oscar at the Academy Awards - or at least a nomination.

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Stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

Stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

March 6th, 2015 5:20 pm by Associated Press

The dollar surged and Treasuries fell as investors factored in the possibility that the Fed could implement its first rate hike in almost a decade as soon as June. The prospects of higher interest rates sent stocks tumbling.

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U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

March 6th, 2015 10:28 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Much of the dip in imports likely came from lower oil prices and a labor dispute that disrupted shipping at West Coast ports. At the same time, the strong dollar that has made American-made goods less affordable abroad is weighing down exports.

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Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

March 6th, 2015 7:14 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Economy Writer

U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February.

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

March 5th, 2015 2:18 pm by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

"There's been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers," said Alana Feld, the company's executive vice president. "A lot of people aren't comfortable with us touring with our elephants."

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Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

March 4th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Two not-for-profit health systems remain in the running to either merge or align with Wellmont, with one of those widely believed to be Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) based in Johnson City.

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Stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

Stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

March 4th, 2015 5:26 pm by Associated Press

Given the market's recent run, it's only natural for investors to turn cautious, said Terry Sandven, senior equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.

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