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Senate health care reform bill will embrace public option

October 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Health care legislation heading for the Senate floor will give millions of Americans the option of purchasing government-run insurance coverage, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday, although he stopped short of claiming the 60 votes needed to pass

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Tupperware, Hershey sweets more profitable than health insurers

October 25th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Quick quiz: What do these enterprises have in common? Farm and construction machinery, Tupperware, the railroads, Hershey sweets, Yum food brands and Yahoo?

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Renovating can boost home value, marketability

October 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Nine months ago, Dave Clark paid $130,000 for a 1920s house in the Fairacres community of Kingsport. The builder and developer budgeted $100,000 to fix up the two-story bungalow. But once renovations got under way, he realized the house would require more

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Eastman may restore 5 percent employee pay cut

October 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. may soon restore employee pay to 2008 levels.Eastman Chief Executive Officer Jim Rogers told industry analysts in a conference call Friday that the company could reverse a 5 percent employee pay cut by the end of the year.

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Eastman's earnings smash Wall Street expectations

October 22nd, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. posted a rise in profit for the third quarter this year and shattered Wall Street estimates for its quarterly earnings.The Kingsport-based company announced net earnings of $101 million or $1.38 per diluted share in the thi

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