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New home sales soar 11 percent in June in largest monthly increase in more than 8 years

July 27th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the worst downturn in decades.The Commerce Department said Monday that sales rose 11 p

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Hale Springs Inn to welcome first overnight guest since 1998 - VIDEO

July 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

After all the delays and a couple of false starts, the historic Hale Springs Inn today will welcome its first overnight guest since closing in 1998.

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Sullivan County commissioner pushing ahead on jobs task force

July 26th, 2009 12:00 am by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County Commissioner Bart Long said last week he's moving forward with plans to get himself and other county commissioners more actively involved with job creation efforts for the county.

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Kingsport BMA appoints panel to create oversight board

July 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

As a result of ongoing tensions between the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week appointed a new three-member committee charged with creating a new oversight board for t

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Kingsport Chamber adjusts to economic downturn

July 25th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Miles Burdine doesn't like to hear the "R" word (recession). He refuses to speak it.The president and chief executive officer of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce wants to stay on the bright side regardless of the economy."We like to think

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Center eyes former Fingerhut facility in JC

July 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

JOHNSON CITY Johnson City could be on the verge of welcoming another call center, and a local economic development official hopes the company settles in a long-vacant Boones Creek building once home to a Fingerhut calling center.

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Eastman's profits decline, but still top expectations

July 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. posted lower profits in the second quarter but beat Wall Street expectations, earning 89 cents per share. Analysts who track the company estimated Eastman would earn an average of 71 cents per share in the quarter.

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Unemployment continues increasing in NE Tenn. cities

July 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Don Fenley

Unemployment rates continued increasing in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and Morristown during the month of June with all but one of NE Tennessee's largest cities in double digits.

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