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Analysis shows retail sales recovery solidly in place

March 10th, 2011 1:17 pm by staff report

ETSU economist Steb Hipple says his fourth quarter analysis of the local and area retail economies shows the retail recovery is solidly in place and is one of the bright spots in the overall business picture. At all levels, consumers returned to the mark

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Employment outlook points to growing confidence among employers

March 8th, 2011 4:58 am by Staff Report

Confidence among U.S. employers is spreading geographically, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Manpower Inc.According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Outlo

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Economy takes another victim: Inove Graphics, 25 employees

March 8th, 2011 4:25 am by Staff Report

Tri-Cities.com is reporting that Inove Graphics will soon be ceasing its printing operations in Kingsport citing a difficult economic environment as the reason for the closure.Inove Graphics Vice President, Dana Wolfe, said the company will finish all wor

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Oil prices continue to set post-recession highs; retail gasoline leaps above $3.50 per gallon

March 7th, 2011 1:20 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices continued to set new post-recession highs Monday as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded rebels near a key oil port in Libya. It's unclear how long the country's oil exports will be cut off, and traders prepared for a worst-

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After historic gains, are stocks nearing a bubble?

March 6th, 2011 9:52 pm by Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke fielded the usual questions about inflation, tax cuts and government debt during a trip to Congress last week. Then a new question popped up: is the Fed creating another bubble in stock prices?

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Dealership moves driving change on Stone Drive

March 5th, 2011 12:41 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT It was once known as the Golden Mile. But soon, Stone Drive may be known as Model City Auto Mile. Several car dealerships will be relocating or moving to new facilities along a three-mile stretch on Stone Drive, joining other dealer ships in th

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Joblessness is down but some conservatives and liberals are still downbeat

March 5th, 2011 11:18 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Why so glum? Unemployment is dropping, but the reaction from both the left and right ends of the political spectrum is surprisingly unenthusiastic.Conservatives fear the improvement will weaken their argument that the way to bring back jo

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