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Obama to visit Nashville
Obama to visit Nashville

President to speak at Antioch high school

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Let there be light
Let there be light

A look back at electricity in Rutherford County

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Record number of people expected to travel over holidays

More than 94.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.

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Hippie Hill gains county approval
Hippie Hill gains county approval

The owner of Hippie Hill will be allowed to continue offering homeless people a place to seek shelter and receive food as part of a special exception granted by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Gas prices continue on slow descent

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers

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Input sought on citywide comprehensive plan

The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.

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Midstate consumer outlook worsens
Midstate consumer outlook worsens

With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.

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LETTER: Time has come to raise minimum wage

Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.

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Study: Binge drinking costs state $4B annually

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.

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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state
La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state

Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.

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Schwan Cosmetics relocating headquarters to Murfreesboro

Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.

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Gas prices take slight dip
Gas prices take slight dip

The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.

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Discovery Park opens in West Tenn.

Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.

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LETTER: Religious leaders should focus on economy

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.

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October gas prices end on low note

After gas prices jumped on the announcement of the government reopening, bearish fundamentals have pushed them back down.

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Census: Many still struggling despite improved poverty rate

The state has experienced a slight improvement in its poverty rate, but the struggle for low-income families is far from over, according to recent data.

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Economic experts offer optimistic outlook
Economic experts offer optimistic outlook

Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference

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GUEST EDITORIAL: No reason to panic over tapering

A Federal Reserve that argues it must prop up the economy with massive stimulus does not engender trust in that economy.

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Tensions with Syria send oil prices up

Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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Gas prices are down as travel is up

Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.

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MTSU master’s program internships can lead to full-time jobs
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Gas prices drop as Egyptian violence grows

Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.

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Gas cheaper this year than last

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.

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LOGUE: Car payments drive Americans

Americans are now doing in mass numbers what many people, including yours truly, have been doing for years – driving their cars until they can’t be driven anymore.

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Oil, gas prices stabilize

Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.

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Gas prices dip slightly

Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.

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Tennessee leads nation in auto manufacturing

Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Wal-Mart offers good career path

Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.

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Gas prices speed past $3.50/gallon

Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week

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LOGUE: Living wage dispute highlights real problem

While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.

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Gas prices spike after July 4th holiday

The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.

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Rutherford County ranks 3rd in nation for employment growth

For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.

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LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs
LOGUE: Recovery possible if Congress concurs

If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.

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Consumer Price Index sees modest gain
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
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Report: Home values improving across midstate
Report: Home values improving across midstate
Approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent analysis by CoreLogic.
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Income inequality largely permanent, study suggests

Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.

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Gas prices remain stable across Southeast
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
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Midstate closings mark 2007 levels
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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New veteran unemployment rate decreases
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans slightly declined in May to 7.3 percent, according to data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
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Gas prices remain stable over holiday
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
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Auto supplier expanding in Manchester
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
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Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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LETTER: Precious metals better investment than paper money
I would like to prevail upon the people to give some thought into legalizing gold and silver as a medium of exchange and not subject to sales tax in Tennessee.
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Report: Gas prices remain stable
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
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Make Cannon County your destination
Make Cannon County your destination
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
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US Treasury to sell more GM shares
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
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Economic news signals lagging fuel demand
Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low.
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Housing market is getting healthier by the month
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
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Falling dollar put brakes on gas prices
The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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Report: Beer distributors generate millions for state
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
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Employer registration available for MTSU internships, jobs fair
Employers may register to attend the fair by going to the Career Center’s website.
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Gas prices see slight drop
Retail gas prices continue on a downward path this week and remain below year-ago levels.
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AEDC offers help for troubled employees
AEDC’s Department of Defense employees have a program available to resolve personal problems before these issues interfere with their work.
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Oil prices fall following poor manufacturing data in China and Europe
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
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Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
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Four states reach $4/gallon mark
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
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Haslam looks to increase state exports
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
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Housing market shows double-digit growth
Housing market shows double-digit growth
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
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Even higher gas prices likely through spring months
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
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DesJarlais: Obama ignores reality in address
Following his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama drew little praise from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who described the speech as an attempt to defy reality.
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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Signs point to good year for housing market
Rutherford County’s 32 percent increase from January 2012 to January 2013 is a good sign that this year will be another good year of positive growth in the local real-estate industry.
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New Nissan plant coming to Rutherford County
A Nissan spokesman confirmed Tuesday reports that the company is seeking to expand to a new space near its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
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Tennessee's unemployment is lowest in 5 years
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
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More low-income students having breakfast at school
More low-income students having breakfast at school
A new study from Food Research and Action Center ranks the state 10th for the number of low-income children in a school lunch program who also participate at breakfast.
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Report: Mortgage rates climb to 4-month high
Mortgage rates have reached the highest level since September 2012, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 3.67 percent last week, according to analysts.
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Real estate ends 2012 on positive note
With a 28 percent increase in local home sales volume, 2012 turned out to be the year that the real estate market turned the corner.
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Southern Breeze blows into new showroom
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
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Report: Megabanks give less than 1 percent to charity
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
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Gas prices on Jan. 1 set record high
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
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Seniors try to keep footing at edge of fiscal cliff
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
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BERC: Tennessee's economy is looking up
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
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VINSON: Lighthouse provides more than a home
The first time I pulled open the door to walk inside, I admit I had mixed feelings: I needed to conduct my business as quickly as possible and vacate the premise as quickly as possible.
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Housing market shows steady improvement
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
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Corker introduces debt ceiling legislation
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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FirstBank repays capital to US Treasury
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
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Median home prices rising
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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Survey finds sharp drop in consumer confidence
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
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Tennessee youth face crisis finding employment
According to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of employed young people fell to its lowest level in 50 years in 2011.
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Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
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Thanksgiving gas prices are highest ever
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15 per gallon as of Sunday, Nov. 25.
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Residents encouraged to shop local
Residents encouraged to shop local
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
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Gas prices continue downward trend
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
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Counties partner for unique tour
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
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Tennessee unemployment falls slightly
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
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Local home sales take unexpected turn
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
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‘White gold’ is center of sweet saga in Cuban documentary
The story of sugar’s prominence as the “white gold” of the Caribbean will be told at the world premiere of an MTSU professor’s new documentary.
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Job Fair being held Thursday
The Career Solutions center in Antioch will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday for Automation Personnel Services.
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Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon Sunday.
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Surprising growth seen in home sales
Sales did go down in September, but they unexpectedly went back up in October.
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Report: Women still earn less than men
Report: Women still earn less than men
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
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National unemployment remains steady
Total employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
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Hurricane Sandy makes gas prices unstable
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
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LETTER: Capitalism has caused injustice
American citizens are guaranteed rights to life, liberty and property on paper according to the Fourteenth Amendment, but statistics show that is far from reality for too many people.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
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Home sales remain strong despite seasonal dip
Rutherford County finally experienced a dip in home sales last month – a seasonal decrease that is to be expected during cooler months.
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Rising home sales signal changes in future supply
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Goodwill hosting job fair in Antioch
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and officials with Goodwill say they are committed to helping them find a job.
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Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
When it comes to current students and graduates finding internships and employment, Middle Tennessee State University has quite a pipeline to media outlets in Nashville.
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Stones River Mall celebrates 20 years
Anniversary bash slated for October
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MTSU Career Development Center to hold annual career fair
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
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Organizations partner to launch veterans program
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
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Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
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Property assessor settles hundreds of appeals
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
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Experts: Uncertainty preventing stronger economic recovery
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
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Report: Income tax data differ from rhetoric
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
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Housing sector shows signs of recovery
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
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MINUTE: MTSU to examine economic outlook
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
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Registration deadline Friday for MTSU Economic Outlook Conference
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
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Campaign ads lack substance
If the past is any indication, some hot-button issues will consume more and more radio and television time until the election in November.
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Meat processor considering Cannon County for plant
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
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Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
Gasoline prices are on the rise again, and the arrivals of Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Isaac will only increase them further, but that won’t stop Americans from traveling this year.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: What values do houses reflect?
A McMansion is a curious thing.
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Home sales showing steady improvement
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, local real estate expert Steven Dotson continues to emphasize an improvement in home sales.
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Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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Democratic opponent challenges DesJarlais to debates
Less than a week after winning the Democratic Party primary, state Sen. Eric Stewart is pushing for his Republican opponent to participate in three debates, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the freshman congressman.
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Tennessee kids ranked healthiest in South
Fewer Tennessee teens are abusing alcohol and drugs, fewer kids are living without health insurance and fewer babies are being born at low birth weights in the Volunteer State.
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Economy takes toll on American wealth
Economy takes toll on American wealth
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
Murfreesboro Police gets funds to replace outdated radios
The two-way radios currently used by Murfreesboro police date back to the early 1970s
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Mosque attention affects economic development
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
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Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
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Planning Commission sees surge in development requests
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
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Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
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LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
Recently, a controversy ignited after testing revealed many apple juice products being sold in America contained a level of arsenic higher than what is permitted in drinking water.
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Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
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Housing market maintains improvement
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
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HIRINGS & PROMOTIONS: FNB Mortgage adds new staff
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
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Few bright spots in new TN KIDS COUNT Report
While state unemployment has dropped nearly 2 percent since this time last year, the latest KIDS COUNT report shows that Tennessee children have greater needs for support.
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Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
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Construction sector shows signs of life
Construction sector shows signs of life
Murfreesboro is abuzz with construction with several subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants currently or nearing being built.
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Power of Ten looks to attract business to region
Power of Ten looks to attract business to region
Officials and business leaders from 10 Middle Tennessee counties gathered May 23 to discuss regional collaboration and its role in making the area attractive for businesses.
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Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
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Tennessee unemployment continues downward trend
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
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Music fest brings needed income to Gulf Coast
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
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College graduates face tough job market
College graduates face tough job market
Middle Tennessee State University’s most recent graduates are entering the nation’s toughest job market in decades but that doesn't dampen their enthusiasm.
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Markets bring goods from farm to table
Markets bring goods from farm to table
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
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Experts discuss economic recovery, jobs
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
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Grocery sales tax slightly cut by lawmakers in state House
On Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to decrease the sales tax on grocery food and raised the exemption threshold for the inheritance tax – but not without some contentious exchanges among members.
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Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
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Construction on slow, but steady rise
Construction on slow, but steady rise
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
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The taxman cometh
The taxman cometh
IRS extends deadline to April 17
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Area foreclosure rates down in February
Area foreclosure rates down in February
Struggling homeowners find hope in NeighborWorks
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Demolition of old MTMC is nearly complete
Demolition of old MTMC is nearly complete
The demolition company expects to be finished with property by April 1
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Study: Wireless technology use surges
Study: Wireless technology use surges
Mobile apps gaining ground among small-business owners
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HUDGINS: Bojangles’ to open second Murfreesboro location
After months of anticipation, North Murfreesboro residents’ can finally quench their cravings for Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
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Opryland returns
Opryland returns
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
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All signs point to improving economy
Slowly but surely, the economy is heading toward overall improvement, various indicators show.
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Home sales show continued improvement
Home sales show continued improvement
February, third quarter sales show steady growth
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Battlefield history aids economy
Battlefield history aids economy
Stones River National Battlefield wasn’t only important to the course of the Civil War, it’s also important to the course of Rutherford County.
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Halfway to California, professor's vehicles using virtually no gas
Halfway to California, professor's vehicles using virtually no gas
Driving halfway across the U.S., using only one-half gallon of gasoline you pay for at the pump, MTSU professor Cliff Ricketts is more than halfway toward his 2012 goal of motoring coast to coast on 10 gallons of gas or less.
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Price of oil dips, but gas prices still on rise
Tennessee’s average price rose 3 cents from last week.
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Experts: student loan debt weighing down housing market
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
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Kelton’s launches Pet of the Month program
Attention all pet owners: Kelton’s wants to feature Fido (or Kitty or Polly) as its Pet of the Week.
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Fuel on 32-day increase, likely to remain
Fuel on 32-day increase, likely to remain
Unrest in Africa, Middle East blamed for spike in crude oil, gas prices
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Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
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MTMC to fill nursing need with job fair
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair Feb. 21 for these positions only.
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Tennessee Democratic leaders call for sales tax reform
NASHVILLE - After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption.
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Meat-and-three with a twist
Meat-and-three with a twist
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
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Opry Mills announces new, returning retailers
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Rutherford County decreased 0.4 percentage point to 6.7 percent in December.
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Homeless find help in Rutherford County
Homeless find help in Rutherford County
United Way funds multiple agencies that give hand up to homeless
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Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
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Rentals boom amid weak housing market
With foreclosures still looming over the housing market and continued lack of job security on the horizon, many residents have opted for a more temporary means of housing – rentals.
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Release inner goddess with 'flirty fitness'
Release inner goddess with 'flirty fitness'
Studio Goddess to open M’boro location
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HUDGINS: Growth prompts relocations, openings
With the growth of Medical Center Parkway, two local businessmen have decided to follow suit.
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Commercial real estate rebounds
More optimism in the industry right now
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KELTON: Tips for reducing winter home heating bills
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Shadow inventory good for homebuyers, bad for market
Shadow inventory good for homebuyers, bad for market
Fannie Mae offers HomePath lending initiative to spur sales
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A Christmas present for Murfreesboro
City leaders close deal with Amazon
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City commission backs development requests
The Murfreesboro Planning Commission approved several requests for property development Wednesday - proof that the real estate market is beginning to coming back to life in Rutherford County
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Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
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La Vergne retailers open for business on Waldren Road
La Vergne city leaders announced Tuesday construction crews opened a finished section of the Waldron Road expansion project and stores located along that stretch of road are open for business.
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Opry Mills shouldn’t affect local revenue
Opry Mills shouldn’t affect local revenue
Shoppers tend to stick close to home
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Support local biz by shopping on Saturday
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
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Greenery fades, Pa Bunk’s begins
Greenery fades, Pa Bunk’s begins
Healthy food choices for local residents
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City surveys newly annexed Blackman homes
A special census is underway over a 283-acre annexed area on the city’s west side to find out how many new city customers there are to provide the City of Murfreesboro’s many services for.
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Shop smart for Christmas
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
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Senate approves veterans tax credit
Senate approves veterans tax credit
The U.S. Senate voted in favor Thursday of a bill giving tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled military veterans.
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Real estate sales continue to improve
Real estate sales continue to improve
As closings increase, prices remain erratic
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City approves contract for 'Project Tango'
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to discuss several recommendations by city departments, including a few items regarding "Project Tango."
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Retailers change tactics for holidays
Retailers change tactics for holidays
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
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RuCo to receive $430.45 million from state in FY 2012
State Sens. Jim Tracy and Bill Ketron announced Thursday during the fiscal year 2012 the county will receive approximately $430.45 million in state appropriations.
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Occupy Wall Street, Nashville style
Group to stage protest Thursday at state capitol
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Obama pledges to end 'political circus'
Obama pledges to end 'political circus'
Lays out $447 billion jobs plan, promises is paid for
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Banks adding fees
Change in banking regs means fees for account holders
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Pancakes in the park
Pancakes in the park
Group works to put food in mouths of hungry
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Black hopeful about debt debate
Friday, U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN), released the following statement on the Budget Control Act of 2011.
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Middle Tennessee employment workshop, job fair for veterans next week
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Sheriff continues cost-cutting measures
Mandatory training for some 140 Rutherford County Adult Detention deputies will be conducted in-house next fiscal year, saving travel money and time away from the facility, the training coordinator said.
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MTSU to see another tuition increase
Board of Regents votes to approve a nearly 10 percent hike in tuition at MTSU.
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Tennessee rises from nation’s ashes
Economic growth remains strong
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Stagnant growth comes from lack of confidence, Black says
U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) met with Murfreesboro residents to discuss the current debt crisis facing the country at a town hall meeting Tuesday.
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AARP: Leave SS, medicare out of debt ceiling deal
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Falling dollar affects gas prices
The U.S. dollar dropped to a 16-month low against the euro last week and pushed crude prices to settle Thursday, during the shortened trading week, at $112.29 a barrel.
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Research: Medical bills leading cause of bankruptcy
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Recession makes state revenue estimates into guessing game
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Crude oil prices drop for first time in month
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Oil, gas prices surge after Libya fallout
Oil and gas prices spiked last week after concerns Libya's oil exports would be disrupted became a reality.
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MCCAA to hold annual Financial Fun Fest
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County approves two new Dollar General Store locations
Commissioners disagree on who should pay for traffic improvements.
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Report: Tennessee projects leading on clean energy
Clean energy could attract billions of dollars in clean power investments over the next decade to the U.S., and some Tennessee projects are leading the way.
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TVA identifies 'Boro as good for data center development
A Tennessee Valley Authority program identified Murfreesboro as one of a dozen sites in the Southeast as prime locations for developing a data center industry.
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MTSU to hold Career Fair
The MTSU Career Development Center will serve as host to the 2010 Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
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Tennessee Taxpayers vs. Bush Tax Cuts
High-earning taxpayers already get a significant tax break, because the Volunteer state relies almost solely on sales tax to fund the government.
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August unemployment rate drops
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RuCo sees drop in unemployment
County still above national average
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Back to school shoppers use tax-free weekend to save
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City Council approves bulk zoning and annexation
The zoning change has broader implications for future development.
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State sales tax holiday set for first weekend in August
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RuCo unemployment continues downward trajectory
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County continues budget review
The county's Budget Committee held its third meeting to review the 2010-2011 budget Thursday night.
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State unemployment rate down
Seasonally adjusted rate down 0.1 percentage point from March
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Poll: Most Tennesseeans want financial reform now
As a financial reform bill makes its way through Congress, a new poll shows more than 50 percent of Tennesseans like the idea of tighter regulations for Wall Street.
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State revenue in black for first time in two years
Tennessee revenue collections improved in April with a net positive growth of 2.23% over April collections one year ago.
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Poll says financial reform is crucial
Poll found that Americans believe the financial reform being debated in Congress is vital to returning confidence to the economy.
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Report: TN Tax Structure is 'Leaving Money on the Table'
Legislature looks to lower tax on food
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Foreclosures, short sales hold market down
SmartMove stages Homebuyer weekend
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Midstate economy continues to struggle
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State revenues down again in February
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RuCo officially 'Recovery Zone'
County Commission approves designation, funds to renovate McFadden
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City, RuCo will weather economic storm
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg said city and county will make it out of the economic storm battered, but not broken.
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Top 10: Local firms bailing out slumping economy
Demand creates need for additional growth
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Teach Tennessee expands for recent college grads
The new program will train recent college-graduates who wish to teach in high-need subject area in grades 7-12.
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Is the rollercoaster headed back up?
Local business growing confident about new year
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State budget woes could trickle down to RuCo
State legislative delegation warns of more tough budget times ahead
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Business tax administration shifts from local government
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Initial unemployment claims drop last week
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Homelessness focus of 2010 One Book selection
Read to Succeed invites the community to read “The Soloist” by Steven Lopez for the 2010 One Book Community Read.
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Shoppers try to hit delicate balance
Trying not to splurge for the holidays
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State to issue extended unemployment application
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RuCo unemployment rate improving
Rutherford County's unemployment rate improves to 9.3 percent.
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Midstate's future on path of technology
Tennessee Valley Corridor Conference tries to build "new economy"
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State’s October unemployment rate unchanged
Tennessee's unemployment rate holds steady at 10.5 percent
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Bredesen begins budget hearings
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Weekly claims for unemployment up in Tennessee
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Only time will tell if RuCo’s economy is stabilizing
Rutherford County’s economy may be stabilizing, said David Penn, director of MTSU’s Business & Economic Research Center.
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County Commission may have violated local, state law
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Tennesseans concerned about health care, MT Poll
Approval of handguns in parks and bars shot down, Obama approval declines
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County coffers fat with stimulus cash
The county commission will consider accepting stimulus grants totaling almost $1 million Thursday night.
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Transportation lead stimulus projects in state
Tennessee has spent $214.9 million of $5.6 billion in stimulus funds and created more than 7,000 jobs.
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Downturn hits RuCo's uninsured, housing sector
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City moves debt from bond fund
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More security for Evergreen, debt on agenda at City Council
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Millions in stimulus funds for Tennessee seniors, families
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Local property assessments fighting national trends
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County schools to apply for stimulus funds
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Extended unemployment benefits available
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MTSU tuition to climb again
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State unemployment rate hits 26-year high
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MTSU tuition to rise at least 5.1 percent
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April unemployment rates steady in RuCo
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Bredesen announces $635 M in stimulus funds for schools
First Allocation of Tennessee Stabilization Funds Approved to Save Jobs, Drive Reform
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County applies for stimulus funds
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City budget contains no new taxes, cuts jobs
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TDOT Opens Bids for 119 Recovery Act Funded Projects
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Public Agenda: May 11-15
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High school grads face tough job market
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RuCo may hire new deputies with stimulus funds
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Bartering makes a comeback in today's economy
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Rainy day fund dry, RuCo needs more in taxes
Mayor, Finance Director recommend 20.5 cents on property tax
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Home canning classes today, spots still open
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City schools using $1 million to balance budget
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WMOT-JAZZ 89 celebrates 40 years on the air
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Stimulus: City to apply for policing funds
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Rutherford totters on brink of the budget hole
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Local schools qualify for $5 million in stimulus funds
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McPhee addresses community concerns
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Top 10 tips for adjusting to economy
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Dr. Kestner: Have you tried the recession diet?
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MTSU still best bang for buck, McPhee says
Federal stimulus funds will allow the university will take this year to study and possibly implement the changes, along with many other proposed recommendations.
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McPhee's response and recommendations for budget cuts
McPhee did recommend eliminating 23 majors and concentrations.
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Federal stimulus funds to help local seniors
In Rutherford County, some of the money will benefit the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Meals-On-Wheels.
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County Schools to look at buy out plan, middle schools
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Rover helping to keep stimulus funds in area
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Stimulus funds to help but MTSU budget cuts to continue, McPhee says
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Stimulus: Tennessee to get $72 million for public transit
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Budget panel OKs middle schools over mayor's protests
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MTSU students protest proposed budget cuts
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Tenn confident in Obama, not economy, MTSU Poll says
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No sacred cows in final recommended cuts at MTSU
Temporary faculty, June Anderson Women's Center, some majors and departments may be cut. WMOT, Sidelines saved.
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County schools to look at ways to enforce wheel tax
Can Rutherford County Schools fix the county’s wheel tax evasion problem?
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Proposed MTSU budget cuts leave no department untouched
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Local governments, schools unsure of stimulus package impact
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Corker: Stimulus package won't fix recession
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$75 fillup has motorists thinking
Cutting trips, staying home two alternatives for residents
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A greeting card sealed the big deal
A greeting card sent in 1953 wishing the president and the entire State Farm Insurance corporation a Merry Christmas sealed the deal to bring the first major white-collar employer to Murfreesboro.
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Spring Fling brings 'Boro fans, money

Murfreesboro has been host to state high school state championship events such as basketball, volleyball and football for a number of years, but last year the city landed the grand-daddy of them all when the BlueCross Spring Fling came to town.

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