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Eastman Credit Union celebrates 75th anniversary

October 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

During the Great Depression in the fall of 1934, when banks were failing and many folks couldn't get credit, a small makeshift office inside Building 75 at Tennessee Eastman Co. opened its doors to help.Called the Tennessee Eastman Credit Union, the offic

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Nation's retailers say sales may finally be starting to turn around

October 8th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Americans are finally spending a little more, but they're playing hard to get. A tally of sales at top stores managed a gain in September for the first time in more than a year. It was a pleasant surprise for retailers, but analysts say shoppers

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Downtown Kingsport groups agree to merger

October 5th, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

The Downtown Kingsport Association and Downtown Business Association agreed to terms of a merger Monday.

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Even as layoffs persist, some employers can't find people with right skills to fill good jobs

October 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus benefits.

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After the housing boom: a look at area residential development

October 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

It's a popular local refrain when the country is struggling economically: The Tri-Cities doesn't have the peaks and valleys other parts of the country do.

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Drama unfolds at DKA press conference on old Strand Theater

October 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT A Friday morning news conference on the Downtown Kingsport Association's new partnership for a performing arts center in the old Strand Theater downtown had some unplanned drama.What started out as a news conference about the DKA and Restoratio

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New home sales in August inch up 0.7 percent, but results miss Wall Street expectations

October 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New U.S. home sales posted a tepid 0.7 percent increase last month, missing Wall Street expectations and providing more evidence that the housing market recovery remains tentative.The Commerce Department said Friday sales inched up to a

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