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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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Real estate industry basks in March sales increases, but will it last?

April 23rd, 2010 12:00 am by Don Fenley

The real estate industry is basking in higher existing home sales for March. Kingsport sales were up 50 percent from the previous month. The 11-county region of NE Tenn. and SW Va. area serviced by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Relations also

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Unemployment drops in Kingsport-Bristol, more jobs reported in 7 of 10 job sectors

April 23rd, 2010 12:00 am by Don Fenley

Employment is up in seven of the 10 Bureau of Labor Statistics job sectors collected for the Kingsport-Bristol TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.And, the unemployment rate for the MSA declined by 0.4 percent from February to 9.8 percent in March. That'

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Eastman's first quarter earnings rise sharply

April 22nd, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. crushed Wall Street expectations Thursday, posting stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter in what could signal an end to the recession for the Kingsport-based company.Eastman reported net income of $101 milli

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