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TV commercials shrink to match attention spans

October 27th, 2010 11:28 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) And now, a word from our sponsors. A very brief word.TV commercials are shrinking along with attention spans and advertising budgets. The 15-second ad is increasingly common, gradually supplanting the 30-second spot just as it knocked off t

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Kingsport home prices hit 15-month high in September, sales volume down

October 25th, 2010 3:02 pm by Don Fenley

Kingsport's existing home sales and prices moved in the opposite direction from what happened on the national level during September.Locally the average sales price was up - a 15-month high - and the sales volume was down. According to the National Associ

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Eastman Chemical sells PET business

October 25th, 2010 11:51 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT -- It's official: Eastman Chemical Co. is exiting the PET business.The Kingsport-based company announced Monday it plans to sell its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) business to DAK Americas, LLC, in a deal valued at $600 million.The transaction

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Employers facing cost hikes look at options to new health care law

October 24th, 2010 9:06 pm by Associated Press

The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.

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Obama: Consumers lose if financial overhaul repealed

October 23rd, 2010 10:26 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says consumers would lose if Republicans regain power in Congress and try to roll back his hard-won Wall Street overhaul.

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Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars

October 21st, 2010 4:50 am by Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems.Toyota will call back about 740,000 cars in the U.S. for repairs and 599,000 in

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Nation's slow-growth economic area includes Tri-Cities

October 21st, 2010 3:40 am by Associated Press

The U.S. economy grew unevenly in early fall, with more than half of the regions in the country expanding modestly while others struggled to grow. A survey by the Federal Reserve released Wednesday found that seven of the Fed's 12 regions reported mode

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Kingsport foreclosure filings post big Sept. increase

October 20th, 2010 1:04 pm by Don Fenley

Foreclosure filings in Kingsport more than doubled during September ending six months of steady declines.The increase coincided with a national increase that RealtyTrac CEO James Saccacio said probably wouldn't last. His opinion was based, in part, on sev

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Market woes threaten quality of U.S. beef

October 20th, 2010 4:25 am by Associated Press

AINSWORTH, Neb. In this Great Plains ranching town, cowboys still lasso steers as part of their daily routine and cattle producers such as Bob Sears still take pride in the long tradition of raising American beef. But Sears and many other ranchers say

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