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Last-minute shoppers pack Kingsport stores

December 23rd, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT With schools out and many folks already on vacation, parking lots were busy at Kingsport Pavilion, East Stone Commons and Kingsport Town Center as well as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Big Lots and other retailers Tuesday.

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November existing home sales plunge 8.6%; sales price down by largest amont on record

December 23rd, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

Sales of existing homes plunged far more than expected last month as buyers recoiled from October's financial wreckage on Wall Street. The median sales price fell by the largest amount on record.

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Downloads sound death knell for Dad's CDs

December 22nd, 2008 12:00 am by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY The era of the local music store is nearing its end, and that breaks Steve Dorsey's heart. Dorsey, the owner of Dad's CDs, 1736 State of Franklin Road, is closing the business Dec. 31, a victim largely of the download. With the closing of C

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In a recession, it's survival of the fittest

December 22nd, 2008 12:00 am by Assocaited Press

Economic cycles are Darwinian, picking off weak companies and leaving survivors stronger. More than a year into the recession, solid retailers have their pick of mall space. Respected banks are getting an influx of deposits. Tech companies with money to s

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Price of gas hits lowest point in nearly five years

December 21st, 2008 12:00 am by The Associated Press

The average national price of gasoline fell 9 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to its lowest point in nearly five years, according to a national survey released Sunday.

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Domtar, Cooper Standard to shut down over Christmas

December 20th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT Domtar Paper Co. LLC is temporarily ceasing paper production at its Kingsport mill starting Tuesday, with production to resume Monday, Dec. 29.

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Tenn. jobless rate decreases slightly during November

December 19th, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

SMYRNA, Tenn. Gov. Phil Bredesen said Friday he was pleased Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased for the second straight month in November, but warned that there were still tough times ahead.

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