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Twenty years later, impact of bitter dispute between Pittston, UMWA still felt

June 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Camouflage-clad men carrying homemade signs stand along the dusty road leading to the mine's entrance, where other men and some women also outfitted in the familiar camouflage colors sit on the pavement blocking coal trucks from entering steel gates. St

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VCEDA marks end of second decade bringing jobs to Southwest Virginia

June 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

LEBANON At the conclusion of two decades as Southwest Virginia's economic development engine, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority looks back on $117 million in funding for more than 200 regional projects to help bring nearly 12,000 jobs

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Johnson City unemployment rate lowest in Tri-Cities

June 25th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Johnson City is the only one of NE Tennessee's four largest cities where the unemployment rate did not go into double digits during May. That city's unadjusted rate was 8.4 percent - up 0.7 perccent from last month - according to data released Thursday by

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Olive Garden coming to former Cootie Brown's site

June 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT After years of speculation, rumor and a great desire by many people in the Model City, Darden Restaurants is opening its first Olive Garden in Kingsport. Deputy City Manager Jeff Fleming said the company has not announced when construction woul

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Durable goods orders up sharply for second straight month in May, led by big gains in aircraft

June 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose sharply for a second straight month in May, and a key indicator of business investment surged by the largest amount in nearly five years.The Commerce Department said Wedne

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