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Big Tobacco cutting contracts with US farmers

May 19th, 2010 4:18 am by Associated Press

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) -- After years of faithfully supplying leaf to tobacco giant Philip Morris International, farmer Jess Burrier received a postcard, thanking him for his contributions and telling him his service wasn't needed this year."They were very c

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Workers to government: Keep your hands off my 401k

May 18th, 2010 1:44 pm by Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa What happens when the government considers tinkering with retirement accounts and asks for citizen input?It gets plenty.Government officials began seeking comments in February on a proposal to add an annuity option to retirement plans. S

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Area homes sales increase, prices soften during April

May 18th, 2010 5:46 am by Staff report

Existing home sales increased during April but prices softened as buyers and sellers across NE Tenn. and SW Va. closed out tax credit deals. April's sales were 10.7% higher than March in seven of the 11 counties in the regional market according to Mu

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Review: Oil rig inspections fell short of guidelines

May 16th, 2010 10:16 pm by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES The federal agency responsible for ensuring that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own policy that inspections be done at least once per month, an Associated Press inv

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Miller, Wilson inducted into Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

May 15th, 2010 6:53 pm by Staff reports

KINGSPORT Local business leaders Jerry L. Miller, M.D., and Keith Wilson were inducted into the Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities Business Hall of Fame during a gala event Thursday night at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center.

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Food City eyes Quebecor site for new store

May 14th, 2010 8:14 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT Food City is planning to bring a new grocery store to downtown Kingsport next year.Steve Smith, CEO of Food City parent company K-VA-T Food Stores, said Friday his company is hoping to build a new store on the old Quebecor property in downtown

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Eastman celebrates success of Tritan line

May 13th, 2010 11:27 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT It's been less than three years since Eastman Chemical Co. introduced its new Tritan copolyester to the world, and already the product has surpassed expectations with record sales and growing demand.On Thursday, Eastman celebrated that success

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