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DKA certified as Tennessee Main Street Program

September 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

KINGSPORT Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matthew Kisber announced that the Downtown Kingsport Association has achieved certification through the Tennessee Main Street Program.

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Tennessee jobless rate increases to 10.8 percent

September 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Tennessee's unemployment rate for August was 10.8 percent, up 0.1 percent from July.The August rate a year ago was 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for August 2009 was 9.7 percent, up from the July rate of 9.4 percent.Tennessee Commissioner of

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US households see wealth grow for first time in nearly 2 years as stocks, homes gain ground

September 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' wealth rose this spring for the first time in nearly two years, with stocks and home values gaining as the recession faded.Still, household net worth remains about 19 percent below its peak in the third quarter of 2007, befor

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Blockbuster may close as many as 960 US stores

September 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Blockbuster Inc. may close as many as 960 stores by the end of next year, shedding more dead weight as the struggling video rental chain tries to reverse its losses and fend off rapidly growing rivals Netflix Inc. and Redbox.

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Airline trade group predicts 2009 loss of $11B

September 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Global airline losses are headed for a worse-than-expected $11 billion this year and it's not clear when lucrative business travel will rebound to pre-recession levels, a trade group said on Tuesday. As recently as June, the International Air Transport As

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Kingsport, Johnson City Super Kmart stores phasing out grocery sales, reducing hours of operation

September 14th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Super Kmart in Kingsport and Johnson City will phase out their grocery operations later this year and convert to Big K stores instead.

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Retail sales down; Kingsport -9.9%, Johnson City -5.6%; Bristol -3.9%

September 14th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Retail sales fell in all three of the Tri-Cities in the second quarter as what's being dubbed "The Great Recession" took hold of the region."In many ways, our region avoided some of the early downturn in 2008, but we are now suffering the full impact of t

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