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Yellow pages publisher R.H. Donnelley files Chapter 11

May 29th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

CARY, N.C. Yellow pages publisher R.H. Donnelley Corp., which has been struggling to service its debt as the recession slashes its revenue, said Friday it voluntarily filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law.

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Unemployment declines or stays the same in all local cities except Bristol

May 28th, 2009 12:00 am by Don Fenley

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment for April declined or did not change from last month's level in all but one of the four cities in Northeast Tennessee. Morristown's jobless rate remains the highest in the region even after it dropped to 17.8 percent, an

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Initial jobless claims drop, but continuing claims at record high; demand up for durable goods

May 28th, 2009 12:00 am by Assocaited Press

WASHINGTON -- The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

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National report shows home sales inching up; local report shows April sales up 22%

May 27th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Sales of previously occupied homes rose modestly from March to April as buyers who were brave enough to dive into the market took advantage of prices that were 15.4 percent below year-ago levels.

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Survey: Over 90 percent of economists see recession ending this year with bumpy recovery

May 27th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 90 percent of economists predict the recession will end this year, although the recovery is likely to be bumpy. That assessment came from leading forecasters in a survey by the National Association for Business Economics. It i

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Johnson City Power Board making switch to 'smart meters'

May 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Jeff Keeling

JOHNSON CITY "Smart meters" are coming to local electricity customers, and the Johnson City Power Board hopes they'll eventually help those customers make money-saving decisions about when and how they use their electricity.

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