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Report signals weakening labor market, new claims for jobless benefits jump by 480,000

December 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week as the recovery of the nation's battered labor market proceeds in fits and starts.The Labor Department said Thursday that the numbe

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Health care helping prop up medical office space

December 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Assocaited Press

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Third quarter retail sales down as recession continues its grip on the Tri-Cities economy

December 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

ETSU economists Steb Hipple's analysis of retail sales shows that the recession continued its grip NE Tennessee's three major three cities during the third quarter. On a year-to-year basis, dollar sales fell 4.2% in Bristol, 4.9% in Johnson City, and 8.

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House votes to turn down volume of noisy TV ads

December 15th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The House on Tuesday voted to level off the abrupt spikes in volume felt by television viewers during commercial breaks. The bill approved by a voice vote is aimed at stopping TV ads from playing noticeably louder than programs.

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Analysis: ETSU College of Business added $102M to region's economy last year

December 14th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

The College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University is doing its job. An economic impact analysis shows that the college added $102 million to the region's economy in fiscal year 2008-2009, generating $32 million in household earning

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Obama slams 'fat cat' bankers; bankers plan to tell him to lighten up

December 14th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is asking bank executives to support his efforts to tighten the financial industry, while bankers are prepared to tell the president he should stop oversimplifying their concerns if he wants good-faith collaboration

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Construction of Olive Garden gets under way at East Stone Commons

December 12th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Workers are preparing the foundation for the new restaurant at East Stone Commons next to Chili's, on the site of the former Cootie Brown's restaurant.

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Tennessee Electric Company branching out across country to maintain jobs here at home

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

It's operated in Kingsport for years without much notice or fanfare, providing highly skilled jobs at various industrial sites across the region.Now, you'll find employees of Tennessee Electric Company working across the country from installing cable on

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