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Corker says no regrets about voting against auto bailout

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

DETROIT The lawmaker from Tennessee met with GM Chief Operating Officer Fritz Henderson behind closed doors at the North American International Auto Show.

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Tax credit to aid in construction of Duffield's Holston Medical Group complex

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Wes Bunch

U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher and Holston Medical Group President Dr. Jerry Miller were at Weber City Town Hall Monday to announce a federal tax credit that will assist in the completion of a new health care facility in Duffield.

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Many states' lottery sales are rising in recession

January 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Even in these tough economic times, many people are feeling lucky. More than half of all states with lotteries have reported rising sales over the past six months, and some researchers say financial insecurity might be driving people to risk more of their

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Tips to recession-proof your job

January 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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Those who escape layoffs shouldering more work, stress to keep job

January 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Day after day, Patty leaves home before dawn and returns well after dusk, exhausted from long hours at work and loads of stress. "They laid off several people in my department, so I'm having to cover their workload plus mine, and I'm tired," sa

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Colleges forge pact for software engineering students

January 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

WISE The University of Virginia's College at Wise and three Southwest Virginia community colleges forged an agreement this week to allow community college students to transfer to the UVa-Wise software engineering program after completing courses at the c

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Analysts say Chrysler is a lost cause

January 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

DETROIT Even by the standards of battered automakers, Chrysler is in dire shape. Its sales in December were down a stunning 53 percent, far worse than Ford or General Motors, and analysts say it probably won't survive the year as an independent company

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Alcoa to cut 450 jobs in Tennessee

January 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Assocaited Press

Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. says it will cut 450 jobs from its Tennessee operations as part of an overall reduction of 13,500 employees.

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