Kingsport Times News Friday, December 19, 2014
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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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Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

November 26th, 2014 3:12 pm by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Award will be formally given Feb. 18 in Nashville.

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AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

November 26th, 2014 2:06 pm by Rick Wagner

Consumer Pulse Holiday Shopping survey also found 24 percent began holiday shopping before November.

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Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

November 26th, 2014 2:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Holidays deals coming earlier and earlier, with research showing more deals on Thanksgiving Day than Black Friday.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

November 26th, 2014 10:46 am by MATT STROUD, Associated Press

In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons.

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The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

November 26th, 2014 8:09 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writers

Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. Unemployment is low, too, but then so is wage growth.

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Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

November 25th, 2014 10:16 pm by Staff report

Cabela's 82,000-square-foot store will serve as the anchor tenant of The Falls, which hopes to develop approximately 1.5 million square feet of retail space.

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