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Local home builders ask for help

February 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Hank Hayes

Nearly 20 home builders, appraisers and suppliers captured the attention Monday of field staffers for Tennessee's GOP U.S. senators to convey one urgent message: Something big needs to be done for housing in the huge federal economic stimulus package.

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Consumer spending falls again, drags down economy

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

Consumers slashed spending for an unprecedented sixth straight month in December, feeding the already painful recession as millions of households opted to save rather than buy.

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Economic woes don't disappear from Super Bowl ads

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

long with the usual punchlines, cartoonish violence and car chases, the real world of a depressed economy slipped into the showcase of Super Bowl commercials.In a Bud Light commercial, employees sat around a conference table while their exasperated boss w

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'Paradox of thrift' is hurting economy

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

WASHINGTON Americans are hunkering down and saving more. For a recession-battered economy, it couldn't be happening at a worse time.

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Grocers, pizzerias double up on supplies for Super Bowl parties

January 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Kevin Castle

The chips are double stacked, twice the pizza dough is rising, and rack upon rack of beer is chilling. When it comes to the Super Bowl, area merchants must double their efforts to meet the need for game-time parties.

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Eastman to scale back capital projects in 2009

January 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT "Everyone knows the world changed pretty dramatically beginning in November when demand dropped as rapidly as I have ever seen it," Eastman Chairman and CEO Brian Ferguson told industry analysts in a conference call Friday morning.

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NET legislators pledge to push pro-business agenda

January 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT With Republican majorities in the Tennessee House and Senate, Northeast Tennessee GOP lawmakers pledged to push a pro-business agenda in the Tennessee Capitol in tough economic times during a regional chamber of commerce breakfast Friday.

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Struggling Appco shortens hours at convenience stores

January 29th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Its store shelves nearly bare, its fuel pumps mostly dry, Appalachian Oil Co. has shortened operating hours at the majority of its convenience stores across the region, hoping for an influx of capital to put the struggling company back on solid footing on

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