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Tri-Cities Regional Airport flying high with upgrade plans

November 13th, 2010 6:30 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE A makeover at Tri-Cities Regional Airport that could represent a litmus test for the region's economy is taking off.

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U.S. Postal Service losses $8.5 billion

November 12th, 2010 2:19 pm by staff report

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Foreclosure filings drop sharply in Oct. in Tri-Cities region

November 12th, 2010 3:50 am by Don Fenley

Foreclosure filings for the Tri-Cities area dropped sharply during October, mirroring a decline in filings nationwide that was likely fallout from the recent "robo-signing controversy." According to data released this week by RealtyTrac, the number

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Claims that federal stimulus projects came in under budget, faster than expected are put to the test

November 11th, 2010 11:28 am by Rob Farley, Politifact, and Michael Grabell, ProPublica

Obama claims most stimulus projects have come in under budget, faster than expected. There is no comprehensive federal database that tracks whether stimulus projects have come in under budget. But the White House pointed us toward Vice President Joe Biden

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Tennessee sales taxes grow by highest rate since 2007

November 10th, 2010 12:40 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's most recent monthly sales tax collections grew at the highest rate since April 2007 and the state's general fund has now exceeded projections by $46 million through the first quarter of the budget year.Sales taxes, which

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Eastman offering early retirement incentives for up to 300 employees

November 10th, 2010 10:38 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. is offering an early retirement incentive program for up to 300 employees at three U.S. sites.Company spokesman Tracy Broadwater said employees who are already eligible for retirement will be able to sign up for the incenti

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Job growth, fewer bankruptcies drive down Sullivan, Washington, Hawkins economic stress levels

November 10th, 2010 6:12 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER and MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press DON FENLEY, Times-News

Jobs growth and fewer bankruptcies offset more foreclosures and drove down economic stress in Sullivan, Washington and Hawkins counties during September. The average county stress score in September was 10, down from 10.3 in August. The last time the aver

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Wellmont Health System reports income of $22.8 million

November 9th, 2010 9:58 pm by Staff reports

KINGSPORT Wellmont Health System more than tripled its income from operations in fiscal year 2010, posting operating income of $22.8 million vs. $7 million in 2009.

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General Motors pink slips Mr. Goodwrench

November 9th, 2010 12:42 pm by Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) General Motors is asking Mr. Goodwrench to pack up his toolbox.The mechanic who served as the symbol of GM's dealer service brand for 37 years will be scrapped as of Feb. 1 in favor of "certified service" brands for each of GM's remaining fo

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