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DirecTV plans to hire 100 'agents' in SW Virginia

March 30th, 2010 12:00 am by Steve Igo

ABINGDON Getting to work for 100 Southwest Virginia residents will soon be a seriously brief commute, depending on how fast one can get out of bed, into the shower and to the kitchen table.Or wherever in the house a home-based workstation may be.U.S. Rep

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Ben Franklin Crafts moving to former Circuit City site

March 30th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Ben Franklin Crafts store owner Lynn Omland said Tuesday he has purchased the former Circuit City building and is now renovating it to move his store there this spring.

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Geely to buy Volvo from Ford for $1.8 billion

March 28th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

STOCKHOLM Zhejiang Geely Holding Group signed a binding deal Sunday to buy Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo Cars unit for $1.8 billion, representing a coup for the independent Chinese automaker which is aiming to expand in Europe.

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Leclerc Foods completes expansion, adding employees

March 27th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

It moved into the area less than two years ago, and already, Leclerc Foods has completed a major expansion and tripled its employment. And it's expecting to add even more workers by the end of the year.

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Fitch Ratings upgrades Wellmont outlook to stable

March 25th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

KINGSPORT Citing improved profitability and solid market share, Fitch Ratings has upgraded Wellmont Health System's rating outlook to stable and affirmed the system's BBB+ credit rating.

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Average sales price for Kingsport home up in February; area sales volume increases

March 24th, 2010 12:00 am by Don Fenley

In Kingsport one fewer home sold during February than in January. The average sales price was $155,260, up 9.10 percent from January's average. The 2010 year-to-date data show 41 homes have sold in Kingsport at an average price of $148,626. That's the sa

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