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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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Bush Hog shut down for at least two weeks

January 7th, 2009 12:00 am by JEFF KEELING

A Bush Hog factory in Telford that opened in 2002 is shutting down for at least two weeks, and a local economic developer said Tuesday he hopes the layoff will indeed be brief.

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After sales, will shoppers pay full price again?

January 6th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK Shoppers are getting used to those 75 percent off sale signs, and that's bad news for merchants who worry they will also have to quickly slash prices on spring goods to attract customers.

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Food City in Piney Flats will be store No. 102 for company

January 5th, 2009 12:00 am by NET News Service

Food City opened its 100th store in October and hasn't looked back, with a new Piney Flats store opening Wednesday marking store number 102.

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TVA inspector says business put before regulatory compliance after Alabama incident

January 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority's inspector general said in a report that agency managers placed business interests above regulatory compliance after a plant incident in Alabama.

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