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AAA exec blames Wall Street speculation for high gas prices

April 21st, 2011 4:22 am by Kevin Castle

Frustrated at the gasoline pump? Don't blame the troubles in Libya or supply and demand. AAA East Tennessee says blame Wall Street traders. Don Lindsey, AAA East Tennessee public affairs specialist, said the speculative nature of stock traders

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N.Y. company set to expand in Bristol - 40 to 120 new jobs

April 21st, 2011 4:08 am by Sharon Hayes

BRISTOL, Tenn. A New York company has decided to expand operations to the region. Morning Dove Steel Cabin Co., of division of Kramer International Inc. of Portageville, N.Y., plans to locate facilities in Bristol and invest an initial $2.1 million

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Kingsport, Sullivan Co. home sales up, prices lag

April 20th, 2011 1:28 pm by Don Fenley

The Kingsport and Sullivan County housing market showed signs of moving from a seasonal lull into the spring selling season during March. Sales of existing home in both the city and county increased over February's sales total.Prices didn't enjoy the same

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Porn company has quietly gained control of nearly 25% of all 1-800 numbers

April 20th, 2011 10:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you."We both have b

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Tri-Cities new home starts pick up steam

April 20th, 2011 4:09 am by Don Fenley

New home starts in the Tri-Cities struggled to a gain during the first quarter of 2011 after two straight quarterly declines that closed 2010 at a five-year construction low. The number of new residential permits increased 9.1 percent during the first

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Bill limiting foreclosure notice moves in Tenn.

April 19th, 2011 3:41 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A bill that would limit how much notice banks must give before foreclosing on a home is moving in the Tennessee Legislature.The Tennessee Bankers Association is pushing for it. The group cites the expense of placing legal notices in

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Tenn. banks want to reduce public notice for foreclosures

April 18th, 2011 4:43 am by Chas Sisk

Bankers are trying to cut how much public notice is required before they can foreclose on homes, drawing fire from an assortment of activists, lawyers and open-government groups.The Tennessee Bankers Association is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill th

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Volkswagen ready to start rolling new Passat off Tennessee line

April 17th, 2011 9:39 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA Workers starting production of a cheaper, larger Passat at Volkswagen Group of America's new plant in Chattanooga have a message for car shoppers: It's a winner.

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