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Want to lower your insurance rates? Let your insurer put a data collector on your car

March 14th, 2011 10:06 am by Staff Report

According to USA Today, Progressive, one of the nation's largest auto insurers, today launches a nationwide ad campaign for its "Snapshot" program, in which drivers can elect to install a small data recorder in their cars that tracks how hard they brake,

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iPad 2 online orders backlogged 3 to 4 weeks

March 14th, 2011 4:14 am by Staff Report

The iPad 2 saw the familiar long lines of consumers fighting to get into Apple stores this weekend to be first on the block with the hot new item.By Sunday, the iPad 2 was all but sold out at Apple stores and other retailers.

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Tennessee liquor stores feel squeezed by grocers' push to sell wine

March 14th, 2011 3:55 am by Toby Sells

MEMPHIS If a grocery store owner sells a bottle of wine in Tennessee today, he or she could sit behind bars for 11 months and 29 days, get a $2,500 fine, or receive both penalties.It's now a Class A misdemeanor. It has been against the law since Prohibit

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Earthquake, tsunami in Japan take dire toll on economy

March 13th, 2011 7:19 pm by Associated Press

TOKYO The Bank of Japan stood ready to prop up the financial system amid fears the Tokyo stock market will nosedive when trading opens Monday following the disasters that killed thousands and devastated the country's northeast.

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Taxpayer confidentiality shields details of Amazon dealings with Tenn. economic developers

March 11th, 2011 3:43 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amid the fierce competition for economic development projects, Tennessee officials are usually tightlipped about business prospects and the incentives they are offering them for fear off tipping off their neighbors.

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NPR Interim President confident critics will change their minds if they open their ears

March 11th, 2011 3:37 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) National Public Radio's interim president and CEO said Thursday she is fully confident the organization's leadership team and said those who think their news coverage is biased would change their minds simply by listening to its programmi

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Analysis shows retail sales recovery solidly in place

March 10th, 2011 1:17 pm by staff report

ETSU economist Steb Hipple says his fourth quarter analysis of the local and area retail economies shows the retail recovery is solidly in place and is one of the bright spots in the overall business picture. At all levels, consumers returned to the mark

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