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Tri-Cities 4th quarter retail sales down, but may be following nation out of recession

March 9th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

ETSU economists Steb Hipple said today that with a "continuing recovery in retailing at the national level, the turnaround in retail activity in the state and Tri-Cities region cannot be too far behind." But, he added, the Tri-Cities region was late in e

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Former Nu-Energie biodiesel plant up for auction

March 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

SURGOINSVILLE The former Nu-Energie biodiesel plant in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park is headed for the auction block.

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Tennessee trying to tax hotels for 'free' breakfasts

March 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE The so-called complimentary breakfasts at many hotels in Tennessee have stirred the appetite of state revenue officials.

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Regional Alliance restructures, focuses efforts on recruitment

March 6th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

He's been on the job as interim president and CEO of the Regional Alliance for Economic Development for just over a year now. And already Tom Ferguson has restructured the organization, cut its staff in half, and changed its focus from marketing to recrui

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State Corporation Commission cuts Old Dominion Power rates

March 5th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

GATE CITY Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, on Friday applauded decisions made Thursday by the State Corporation Commission to cut electric rates for Kentucky Utilities/Old Dominion Power Co. customers in Southwest Virginia.

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Retail sales post strongest gains since late 2007

March 5th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Shoppers returned to the nation's malls last month, buying a surprising amount of spring clothing and other items and helping stores post the strongest retail sales since November 2007, a month before the recession began.

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Kingsport, organizations partnering to promote downtown redevelopment

February 28th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Peace has come to downtown Kingsport.The city of Kingsport, Downtown Kingsport Association, Kingsport Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce have all agreed to set aside their differences and work together f

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Gun fans cheer Starbucks' policy

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

Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, but not a peep from the baristas.

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