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Congress muffles loud TV ads

December 6th, 2010 5:17 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Here's a message TV viewers may not want to mute: The days of getting blasted out of the easy chair by blaring TV commercials may soon be over.The House on Thursday gave final congressional approval to a bill that would prevent advertiser

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Retail recovery stronger across region than in urban centers

December 6th, 2010 5:07 am by Staff report

ETSU economists Steb Hipple's third quarter retail sales report shows retail recovery continued to bypass the regional urban centers. On a year-to-year basis, retail sales revenues increased 1.5% in Johnson City, 0.2% in Kingsport, but fell 3.8% in Brist

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Faulk predicts economic good times, hints at 'mega-site' for Northeast Tennessee - VIDEO

December 5th, 2010 11:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE Despite the deficit of more than $1 billion that the Tennessee General Assembly will have to overcome this coming budget season, Sen. Mike Faulk told Hawkins County leaders last month he predicts economic good times for Tennessee in the not-t

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Business depicts city scenes on ornaments

December 4th, 2010 1:39 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT This year, you might want to hang Church Circle on your Christmas tree. Or how about Allandale Mansion or Netherland Inn? For 12 years now, Terri Willis Jones has selected one scene unique to Kingsport and re-created it in the form of an orname

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Tri-Cities FTZ helps import businesses save money

December 4th, 2010 1:33 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE On the ground floor of the region's economic development effort is a little-known entity run by one person who works with a commit tee that meets only twice a year.Tri-Cities Regional Airport's foreign-trade zone (FTZ) operation hopes to be a

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Private hiring pickup forecast for November

December 3rd, 2010 4:47 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Private employers probably revved up hiring in November as signs grow that the economy is gaining momentum. Yet, few expect a change in the 9.6 percent unemployment rate.After a sharp slowdown in the spring and a tepid rebound in the summ

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Eastman increases quarterly dividend to 47 cents per share

December 3rd, 2010 4:24 am by staff report

KINGSPORT For the first time since 1996, Eastman Chemical Co. has upped its quarterly dividend. The Kingsport-based company's board of directors has increased the quarterly cash dividend by 7 percent to 47 cents per share on the company's common s

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First Community Bank is the new owner of the Ridgefields Country Club

December 1st, 2010 2:42 pm by Matthew Lane

Before a packed ballroom of Ridgefields members, employees and other interested parties, FCB held a foreclosure and public sale of the 158-acre club and golf course Wednesday afternoon.

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