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VCEDA wins award for luring tech jobs to region

June 5th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) was honored recently by the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council (SWVTC) for the organization's strategy to attract and develop technology jobs in the region.

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U.S. unemployment rate at 25-year high; pace of layoffs slowing

June 5th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.The much smaller-th

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Eastman fined for violating environmental, conservation regulations

June 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Eastman Chemical Co. has been fined $48,000 for violating regulations of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Judge says Chrysler makes good case why 789 dealerships should lose franchises

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

NEW YORK (AP) -- The judge overseeing Chrysler's bankruptcy case said Thursday that the automaker has a good case for the termination of 789 of its dealer franchises as part of its ongoing restructuring.U.S. Judge Arthur Gonzalez said that under Chrysler

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Lawmakers question dealership losses, government aid in GM, Chrysler bankruptcies

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

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government-led bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler are drawing opposition in Congress, where bailout-weary lawmakers want explanations for the billions in more federal aid and the planned shuttering of hundreds of car dealershi

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Microsoft, Sony take aim at Nintendo Wii at Electronic Entertainment Expo

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

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo has been quite the moving experience. During presentations at the video game industry trade show, both Microsoft and Sony debuted prototype motion-control devices for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that could riva

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Stores, brands tap into power of frugal bloggers

June 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

When Melissa Garcia was frustrated by Old Navy's scanty coupon offerings, she didn't just complain to the store. She vented on a message board tied to her blog consumerqueen.com, which is read by at least 30,000 people each month and now, increasingly, by

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Treasury secretary says U.S. concerned about deficits

June 1st, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

As the federal budget deficit soars into the stratosphere, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is reassuring the Chinese the largest holders of U.S. government debt that the Obama administration is serious about restoring fiscal discipline once the curr

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