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As United States debates, China acts with a building boom

December 19th, 2010 10:20 pm by Associated Press

HANGZHOU, China Gravel-laden barges glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Grand Canal, plying a trade route built 2,500 years ago to bring grain from China's fertile south to its rulers in the north.

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UPS, FedEx turn to rented vehicles to handle holiday load

December 18th, 2010 12:04 pm by Sharon Hayes

Don't look now, but Santa's sleigh could be that U-Haul truck barreling down the road. Out of room in their own delivery vehicles, United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx are turning to rental trucks and vans to help handle the holiday load.

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Survey finds banks still foreclose on homeowners seeking loan mods

December 17th, 2010 5:01 am by Karen Weise ProPublica

In May, we first reported on how disorganization at banks caused homeowners to lose their homes while still in the loan modification process [1] -- something that's not supposed to happen under the rules of the government loan modification program. Treasu

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Pfizer extends tender offer for King Pharmaceuticals

December 16th, 2010 1:39 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK Pfizer Inc. on Wednesday extended its $3.6 billion tender offer for Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals Inc., citing the need for more time to meet regulatory and antitrust conditions.

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Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City foreclosure filings increase during November

December 16th, 2010 6:10 am by Don Fenley

U.S. foreclosure filings saw their biggest drop in five years during November, but not in the Tri-Cities.

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Jobs growth helps push economic stress in Sullivan Co. down for third straight month

December 15th, 2010 1:21 pm by Staff and wire reports

Job gains and fewer bankruptcies kept Sullivan County below the national average on the Associated Press' Stress Index again during the month of October. It was the third monthly decline for Sullivan Co.The job gains pattern for Sulli van Co. follows wh

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New company has plans to reopen some former APPCO stores

December 14th, 2010 4:16 am by Kate Prahlad

It's the end of one chapter in the APPCO saga, and the long-awaited beginning of another.Former APPCO owner Jim MacLean's property company finalized a settlement this week with the chain's current owner Sunshine Energy, bringing an end to the legal limbo

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Obama's plan to cut payroll taxes worries Social Security advocates

December 12th, 2010 7:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to cut payroll taxes for a year would provide big savings for many workers, but makes Social Security advocates nervous that it could jeopardize the retirement program's finances.

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Eastman Credit Union set to pay extraordinary dividend of $4 million

December 11th, 2010 2:15 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Eastman Credit Union members may be in store for some extra money come February. ECU has announced it will pay a $4 million extraordinary dividend to eligible members in February 2011.

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MeadowView debuts new conference wing

December 11th, 2010 2:14 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT After more than a year under construction, the new executive conference wing at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center opened its doors to host its first event Saturday night.

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