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Fannie Mae tightens lending standards

May 3rd, 2010 4:18 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Battered by a tidal wave of loan defaults, mortgage finance company Fannie Mae is tightening standards for the adjustable-rate and interest-only loans that fed the housing boom and contributed to the bust.The company said Friday it will r

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Euro partners agree on $145 billion Greek bailout

May 2nd, 2010 8:06 pm by Associated Press

BRUSSELS European governments and the International Monetary Fund on Sunday committed to pull Greece back from the brink of default, agreeing on $145 billion in emergency loans on the condition Athens make painful budget cuts and tax increases.

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BAE Systems program creating culture of healthy living

May 1st, 2010 7:20 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Like all companies, BAE Systems in Kingsport wanted to make sure its employees stayed healthy and on the job to maintain productivity and contain rising healthcare costs. So a few years ago, the company took an unusual step it began offering f

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DKA narrows its focus for downtown, adopts mission statement

April 27th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT The Downtown Kingsport Association is narrowing its focus for the future. DKA's board of directors on Tuesday approved its new mission statement: "To bring people in the doors of downtown Kingsport businesses."

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No agreement yet on financial overhaul as test vote looms

April 25th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Democrats are showing little willingness to alter financial overhaul legislation any further and are ready for a showdown vote Monday, hoping to splinter solid Republican opposition or to cast the minority party as an ally of Wall Street.

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Going green: Large and small businesses in area adopting Earth-friendly practices

April 24th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Earth Day may have come and gone. But for some businesses, Earth Day is everyday. Here are two examples of businesses one large and one small now incorporating green practices into their daily operations.

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