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Microsoft, Sony take aim at Nintendo Wii at Electronic Entertainment Expo

June 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo has been quite the moving experience. During presentations at the video game industry trade show, both Microsoft and Sony debuted prototype motion-control devices for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that could riva

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Stores, brands tap into power of frugal bloggers

June 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

When Melissa Garcia was frustrated by Old Navy's scanty coupon offerings, she didn't just complain to the store. She vented on a message board tied to her blog consumerqueen.com, which is read by at least 30,000 people each month and now, increasingly, by

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Treasury secretary says U.S. concerned about deficits

June 1st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

As the federal budget deficit soars into the stratosphere, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is reassuring the Chinese the largest holders of U.S. government debt that the Obama administration is serious about restoring fiscal discipline once the curr

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Treasury secretary says global recession losing force

May 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Monday that the global recession seemed to be losing force but that it will be critical for the United States and China to institute major economic reforms to put the world on a more sustained footing.

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DKA, DBA at loggerheads over best way to promote downtown Kingsport

May 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT A group of downtown business owners has launched its own business alliance to promote the central business district, and they've won the financial backing of city leaders for their efforts. But at whose expense?

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Renovation of former Quebecor site could start as early as July

May 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT A multimillion-dollar renovation project at the Quebecor property could begin as soon as July, with the work expected to transform a large portion of the old book printing facility.

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Concerts causing friction between downtown organizations

May 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

For several years now, it's drawn folks to the downtown district for free entertainment and fun. But this year, the summer concert series specifically the stage used by entertainers has become the battleground in the fight between two competing downtown

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