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Third quarter weak 'but not terrible' for Tri-Cities new home permits

October 28th, 2010 3:30 am by Don Fenley

president of The Marketing Edge in Knoxville. Atkins said most of the markets his firm monitors bottomed out in the first quarter of 2009 and have been "climbing out of that dark hole for five consecutive quarters."

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New fund will provide millions to Tenn. businesses

October 27th, 2010 2:01 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is launching a new multimillion dollar fund to provide loans to small businesses across the state.The Tennessee General Assembly appropriated $10 million for the Small Business Jobs Opportunity Fund. Pathway Lending is rai

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New home sales rise 6.6% after dismal summer

October 27th, 2010 11:37 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Sales of new homes improved last month after the worst summer in nearly five decades, but not enough to lift the struggling economy.The Commerce Department says new home sales in September grew 6.6 percent from a month earlier to a season

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TV commercials shrink to match attention spans

October 27th, 2010 11:28 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) And now, a word from our sponsors. A very brief word.TV commercials are shrinking along with attention spans and advertising budgets. The 15-second ad is increasingly common, gradually supplanting the 30-second spot just as it knocked off t

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Kingsport home prices hit 15-month high in September, sales volume down

October 25th, 2010 3:02 pm by Don Fenley

Kingsport's existing home sales and prices moved in the opposite direction from what happened on the national level during September.Locally the average sales price was up - a 15-month high - and the sales volume was down. According to the National Associ

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Eastman Chemical sells PET business

October 25th, 2010 11:51 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT -- It's official: Eastman Chemical Co. is exiting the PET business.The Kingsport-based company announced Monday it plans to sell its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) business to DAK Americas, LLC, in a deal valued at $600 million.The transaction

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Employers facing cost hikes look at options to new health care law

October 24th, 2010 9:06 pm by Associated Press

The new health care law wasn't supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations.

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Obama: Consumers lose if financial overhaul repealed

October 23rd, 2010 10:26 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says consumers would lose if Republicans regain power in Congress and try to roll back his hard-won Wall Street overhaul.

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Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars

October 21st, 2010 4:50 am by Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems.Toyota will call back about 740,000 cars in the U.S. for repairs and 599,000 in

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