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Elizabethton woman gets year in jail for thefts from business

October 5th, 2010 4:36 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An Elizabethton woman was ordered to serve a year in jail Monday after a Criminal Court judge concluded she lied when she testified the money she took from her former employer was a gift."This is based on my opinion of the credibility of the witnesses. Sh

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Lack of title insurance could slow sales of foreclosed homes

October 4th, 2010 1:30 pm by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report, foreclosed homes could get harder to buy now that one of the nation's largest title insurance companies has stopped insuring titles to homes foreclosed by JPMorgan Chase and GMAC Mortgage.Old Republic National Title Insura

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Financial industry watchdog that criticized brokerage payscales gave top execs over $11.6 million a year in salaries

October 4th, 2010 9:35 am by Staff Report

According to Bloomberg.com, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority paid its top 10 executives a combined $11.6 million last year amid criticism from member firms that the brokerage industry watchdog's managers are overpaid.Chief Executive Officer Ric

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Some local retailers rebelling against rise of credit cards

October 4th, 2010 4:46 am by Kate Prahlad

When you head to the cash register at the Coffee & Tea Haven, don't pull out anything made of plastic. It's cash and checks only at Sara Dalcher's downtown shop, so dig out your checkbook or head to the nearest ATM before you stop in for a cup of coffee o

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Verizon to give refunds to 15 million customers

October 4th, 2010 4:38 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that Verizon Wireless said it will refund about 15 million of its customers because the company incorrectly charged them for data sessions.Over the past few years, some 15 million Verizon customers who did not have data plans were b

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Wall Street selling complex securities to yield-hungry investors who may have no idea how they workand how risky they are

October 4th, 2010 4:35 am by Staff Report

According to BusinessWeek, Leona Miller, an 84-year-old retired beautician, says she was seeking safe and steady income from bonds two years ago when she bought securities recommended by her Wachovia WFC broker, Robert Baldacci, paying 9 percent interest.

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Foliage forecast: Expert expects above-average display of colors this autumn

October 4th, 2010 4:26 am by Morgan Simmons

Every year, Kathy Gould Mathews takes a deep breath and weighs in on the fall foliage season. An associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University specializing in plant systematics, Mathews does not take her annual forecast lightly. Neither do

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GOP candidates get an edge with out-of-state cash

October 2nd, 2010 4:10 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The private rooms at Carmine's, a large Italian restaurant downtown, have been hopping with political donors at lunch this week. It's a month to Election Day, and House and Senate candidates are searching far from home for last-minute campaign

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