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Stocks inch higher, helped by strong jobs report

November 5th, 2010 10:27 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are opening with slight gains after a strong jobs report in October gave investors another reason to be hopeful about the economy.The gains early Friday put the Dow Jones industrial average on track to extend a five-day rally that br

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Eastman increasing cellulose triacetate capacity

November 3rd, 2010 12:26 pm by Associated Press

KINGSPORT, Tenn. Eastman Chemical Co. has announced plans to add production of cellulose triacetate at its Kingsport site.The material is used in the liquid crystal display industry in the manufacture of polarizer films for computers, televisions, monito

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Freddie Mac posts $4.1 billion loss for Q3

November 3rd, 2010 9:56 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac on Wednesday posted a narrower loss of $4.1 billion in the July-September quarter.The government-controlled mortgage buyer also asked for an additional $100 million in federal aid, substantially less than the $1

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Tennessee rated second best business climate in the nation

November 2nd, 2010 3:56 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Site Selection magazine has chosen Tennessee the nation's second best state for business climate.The publication's November issue lists North Carolina No. 1. Tennessee was No. 5 a year ago.

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Decision on extending Bush tax cuts pretty much up to Obama

November 1st, 2010 12:06 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Will Congress extend the Bush tax cuts into 2011 in the weeks after Tuesday's election or let the automatic increase start cutting into most people's paychecks early next year?

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Local father puts technological twist on the old scavenger hunt

October 30th, 2010 1:20 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT As a child, Kollin Day passed the time on long drives playing a sort of scavenger hunt, searching for license plates and other things he could spy along the way.

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Eastman on track to reach record earnings

October 30th, 2010 8:22 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. is on track to reach record earnings for the year.Eastman President and CEO Jim Rogers told industry analysts Friday morning he expects the company to earn more than $7 per share in 2010.

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September was 8th month of job growth for Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol labor markets

October 29th, 2010 2:12 pm by Don Fenley

September was the eight straight month of job growth for Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. That's the good news. The not-so-good news in Kingsport and Bristol is the job growth is not nearly as robust as it was earlier in the year. And while Johnson C

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Mild increase in economic growth expected in Q3

October 29th, 2010 4:24 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The economy likely expanded at a greater rate last quarter as Americans loosened a tight grip on their wallets. But the expected pickup in growth wasn't strong enough to make a noticeable dent in high unemployment.Leading economists polle

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