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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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NETWORKS revamps its marketing plans

December 26th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT Sullivan County's joint economic development effort remains focused on a rifle approach of targeting selected prospects rather than a broad-based, shotgun approach.

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Stores cut prices to entice post-holiday shoppers

December 26th, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

Two hours before the doors were set to open Friday morning, a Miami-area Wal-Mart parking lot was full of cars and possibility. But in a Christmas shopping season in which many Americans were unwilling to spend, even a packed lot doesn't always translate

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King must sell Kadian assets to buy Alpharma

December 26th, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. King Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Friday it will be allowed to buy Alpharma Inc. provided it sells some assets related to Alpharma's painkiller Kadian.

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Retailers' holiday sales drop at least 5.5 percent

December 25th, 2008 12:00 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK It's official: This was a rotten holiday season for retailers.

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Green Bankshares sells $72.2M in stock to bailout program

December 24th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

Green Bankshares Inc. has completed the sale of 72,278 shares of Series A preferred equity stock for $72.2 million to the U.S. Treasury Department under the department's Capital Purchase Program.

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