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Eastman's profits decline, but still top expectations

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

KINGSPORT Eastman Chemical Co. posted lower profits in the second quarter but beat Wall Street expectations, earning 89 cents per share. Analysts who track the company estimated Eastman would earn an average of 71 cents per share in the quarter.

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Unemployment continues increasing in NE Tenn. cities

July 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Don Fenley

Unemployment rates continued increasing in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and Morristown during the month of June with all but one of NE Tennessee's largest cities in double digits.

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Sales increase points to home sales recovery

July 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Signaling a housing recovery is under way in much of the country, sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June.The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that home sales rose 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted ann

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New jobless claims rise more than expected, total unemployment benefit rolls fall

July 23rd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week, though the government said its report again was distorted by the timing of auto plant shutdowns.Unemployment insurance claims have declined steadily since the spring, but most p

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Credit cardholders could have more say in court

July 22nd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK When handling consumer disputes, credit card companies have a critical tool for keeping down legal costs: The option to avoid court and go to arbitration.Unbeknownst to many consumers, card agreements typically include an arbitration clause that

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Boucher hosts conference on transition to electronic medical records

July 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Wes Bunch

Health care officials from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee gathered at a conference in Abingdon Monday morning to discuss how the region could benefit from the transition to electronic medical records (EMRs).

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Titan facing Appco lawsuit

July 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

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