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AGC laying off 34 workers from Surgoinsville plant

January 2nd, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

AGC Flat Glass, formerly AFG Industries, is laying off another 34 employees from its 250-employee Greenland Plant near Surgoinsville.

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Jobs gains high in East Tennessee, losses in West

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

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. Dozens of companies in 2008 expanded or launched launch new projects in East Tennessee, leaving West Tennessee dry with high unemployment rates. Experts say the employment shift is just a phase of the recession.

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Leclerc Foods helping people 'eat their way through recession'

December 31st, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT Canada-based Leclerc Foods Inc. is making more than granola bars at its new facility, which began operation in the Northeast Tennessee Business Park on Dec. 8.

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Kingsport sees record year for new investment

December 30th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT "In this economy, Kingsport looks really good relative to the rest of the country," said Jeff Fleming, assistant city manager for development. "In this kind of economy, people wonder how we do it."

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MSHA, Wellmont buck health care layoff trend

December 30th, 2008 12:00 am by Rain Smith

The Associated Press reports rising costs and tight revenue has forced many Tennessee hospitals to cut staff and place a freeze on new hires. But Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health Systems report they were able to avoid such measures in 2

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Fallout begins after dismal holiday season

December 29th, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

The fallout from the horrific holiday season for retailers has begun, with the operator of an online toy seller filing for bankruptcy protection and more stores expected to do the same meaning more empty storefronts and fewer brands on store shelves.

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Charter increasing cable rates Jan. 1

December 28th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT The rate increases, which vary according to service levels and for basic rates on location, are the third ones in three years, with the most recent increase going into effect Feb. 1, 2008.

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