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Eastman says employees will get cash awards

May 2nd, 2011 11:44 am by staff report

Eastman Chemical Company today announced all eligible employees will receive a cash award in recognition of their many contributions to the company's recent success.

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PR industry fills vacuum left by shrinking newsrooms

May 2nd, 2011 5:08 am by John Sullivan, Special to ProPublica

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Group of six senators hones plan to cut U.S. deficits

May 2nd, 2011 1:59 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of six senators is closing in on what could represent the best chance for tackling a deficit crisis that has forced the government to borrow more than 40 cents of every dollar it spends.

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Whiskey distilleries making comeback in Tennessee after restrictions overturned

April 30th, 2011 1:34 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Whiskey distilleries are making a slow comeback in Tennessee, two years after a state law overturned Prohibition-era restrictions on the manufacture of distilled spirits.Corsair Artisan Distillery in Nashville is one of only two dis

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Hiring may boost spending despite gas prices

April 30th, 2011 6:04 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Consumers as a whole will likely spend more this year. But it's not because we'll all be earning more money. Even people lucky enough to get a raise will likely spend most of the extra dollars to pay higher gas and food prices. Yet employers a

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Eastman Chemical 1Q profit more than doubles, shares climb

April 29th, 2011 5:03 am by Staff Report

According to the Wall Street Journal Eastman Chemical Co.'s doubling of first-quarter earnings pushed the bottom line well above its upbeat predictions, as the company's revenue growth also beat the consensus estimate.Shares were up 8.8% at $112 after ho

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Somewhat sheepishly, Exxon makes $11 billion

April 29th, 2011 4:56 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Exxon made almost $11 billion and practically apologized for it.

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Economy hits speed bumps as growth slows, jobless claims rise

April 29th, 2011 4:54 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Two new snapshots of the economy, one showing a sharp slowdown in first-quarter economic output and the other a surge in weekly unemployment claims, underscored the fragility of the recovery, its vulnerability to global shocks and the still-lo

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