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Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

May 22nd, 2014 11:14 am by Nathan Baker

Employment in the Tri-Cities declined again in the first quarter of 2014, continuing a downward trend the region has seen since the spring of 2012.

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Patient increase allows MSHA to add 100 nurses

Patient increase allows MSHA to add 100 nurses

May 21st, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

After several quarters of shedding jobs, Mountain States Health Alliance, one of the region's largest employers, was finally able to announce some hiring gains Wednesday.

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Mountain States hospitals hire 100 new nurses despite recent job cuts

Mountain States hospitals hire 100 new nurses despite recent job cuts

May 21st, 2014 1:58 pm by Contributed - MSHA

The hirings resulted from an increase in inpatient admissions and a series of financial adjustments.

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Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

May 20th, 2014 10:19 pm by Nathan Baker

Higher national meat prices are making local consumers squeal at the checkout register and cutting local restaurants' profits to the bone.

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SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

May 20th, 2014 10:31 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

David Wayne Grigsby was also sentenced to 3 years probation and fined $4,000.

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President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

May 19th, 2014 10:14 pm by Associated Press

The president of a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is out amid an ongoing federal investigation into a scheme to defraud customers.

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Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

May 19th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

A trip for two to Japan will cost the partially taxpayer-funded Washington County Economic Development Council nearly $5,000, but the officials headed out of town say the expense could pay off if it helps bring more jobs to the area.

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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 6:16 pm by Associated Press

AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a me

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Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case linked to 13 deaths

Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case linked to 13 deaths

May 16th, 2014 12:03 pm by JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

It's the maximum penalty that the government can impose and the first time an automaker has been fined that much.

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Potential Young Farm developer pulls out

Potential Young Farm developer pulls out

May 15th, 2014 9:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The developer of the Young Farm site, an empty tract of land off Interstate 26's Exit 17 where local officials plan a large retail shopping center, is no longer affiliated with the project.

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