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Sullivan County commissioner pushing ahead on jobs task force

July 26th, 2009 12:00 am by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County Commissioner Bart Long said last week he's moving forward with plans to get himself and other county commissioners more actively involved with job creation efforts for the county.

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Kingsport BMA appoints panel to create oversight board

July 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

As a result of ongoing tensions between the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week appointed a new three-member committee charged with creating a new oversight board for t

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Kingsport Chamber adjusts to economic downturn

July 25th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Miles Burdine doesn't like to hear the "R" word (recession). He refuses to speak it.The president and chief executive officer of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce wants to stay on the bright side regardless of the economy."We like to think

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Center eyes former Fingerhut facility in JC

July 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

JOHNSON CITY Johnson City could be on the verge of welcoming another call center, and a local economic development official hopes the company settles in a long-vacant Boones Creek building once home to a Fingerhut calling center.

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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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