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Numbers say Black Friday weekend losing allure

Numbers say Black Friday weekend losing allure

November 30th, 2014 4:21 pm by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation.

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Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

November 29th, 2014 9:28 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The question in Young's case is whether UPS violated the law through its policy of providing temporary light-duty work only to employees who had on-the-job injuries, were disabled under federal law or lost their federal driver certification.

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Local gun sales shoot up on Black Friday

Local gun sales shoot up on Black Friday

November 28th, 2014 10:02 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

Thomas Isaacs, owner of Tri-Cities Gun Depot in Elizabethton, said his shop was set to open at 10 a.m., but was somewhat surprised to see that 20 to 25 people were waiting near the door.

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Shoppers around Kingsport celebrate Black Friday

November 28th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Black Friday 2014 may be remembered as the year the iconic U.S. shopping day morphed into something that could be called Black November.

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Nashville police watching shoppers by air

Nashville police watching shoppers by air

November 28th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

Two of the helicopters are equipped with thermal imaging technology, and the pilots all fly with night vision goggles for nighttime operations. Helicopters will patrol various areas at various times during the long shopping weekend.

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S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks

S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks

November 28th, 2014 5:32 pm by Associated Press

The S&P 500 index lost 5.27 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 2,067.56. As a group, energy companies lost 6 percent, the worst drop of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 by far.

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Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

November 28th, 2014 8:49 am by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

"I'm awful proud to still be in the Christmas tree business," said John Tillman, who ships up to 20,000 trees each fall from nine fields south of Olympia, Washington. "We lost a lot of farmers who didn't make it through."

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Tri-Cities labor market still waiting for boost from national economy

Tri-Cities labor market still waiting for boost from national economy

November 27th, 2014 2:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities employment moved slightly lower in this year's third quarter as "discouraged job seekers" continued to leave the labor force, according to a report released Wednesday by the ETSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Vito's Italian Ristorante providing handmade Italian food to Kingsport residents

Vito's Italian Ristorante providing handmade Italian food to Kingsport residents

November 26th, 2014 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"Richard always dreamed of having his own restaurant and wanted to have a restaurant in downtown Kingsport ... The Isaacs enjoy greeting customers at the door and talking with them as they dine. We treat everyone like family"

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Stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

Stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

November 26th, 2014 4:56 pm by Associated Press

"This seems to be a classic holiday plateau," said Kristina Hooper, head of US Capital Markets Research & Strategy for Allianz Global Investors. "Probably, we are not going to get any focus until we come back on Monday."

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