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Government program to reward consumers buying energy efficient appliances

September 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Need a new washing machine or dishwasher? Tired of looking at that old avocado refrigerator and the matching freezer? The federal government has launched a program designed to entice consumers to trade in their old appliances for new energy eff

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Unemployment rate rises to 9.7 percent in August, highest level in 26 years

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

WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate jumped almost half a point to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since 1983, reflecting a poor job market that will make it hard for the economy to begin a sustained recovery.

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Study finds rapidly graying US work force as older Americans hold onto jobs during recession

September 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Older Americans will make up virtually all of the growth in the U.S. work force in the coming years as a nearly unprecedented number hold onto jobs and younger people decide to stay in school. The study by the Pew Research Center, an in

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Amendment to Dominion air emissions permit approved

September 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

WISE Dominion Virginia Power on Wednesday said a state air emissions permit for the coal-fired power plant the utility is building in Wise County has been amended to bring the permit into compliance with a ruling from the Richmond Circuit Court.

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Judge approves $6.25 million sale of Appco

September 1st, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

A Florida billionaire soon will own Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco) after a bankruptcy judge approved a $6.25 million sale of the convenience store company Tuesday. Not only will the self-financed sale to Florida Sunshine Investments backed by real estate ma

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Major cigarette makers sue over new tobacco law

August 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Two of the three largest U.S. tobacco companies filed suit Monday to block marketing restrictions in a law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco, claiming the provisions violate their right to free speech.

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Disney acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion

August 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

The Walt Disney Co. is punching its way into the universe of superheroes and their male fans with a deal announced Monday to acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion, bringing characters such as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mo

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As Internet turns 40, barriers threaten its growth

August 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have dra

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Zaxby's opening Monday in Kingsport

August 29th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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Tom Brooks keeps Exxon brand alive in Kingsport

August 28th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Remember when gasoline cost 19 cents a gallon? Or when service stations offered service for your vehicle inside a garage instead of drinks and snacks inside a convenience store?Tom Brooks remembers those days well, and he's working to keep the

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