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6:57 am
Mon August 12, 2013

TN Exports Increase $300 million In First Half

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Tennessee's exports increased 1% in the first half of the year, setting a new record for the state. The International Trade Administration says exports were $16 billion, up $300 million from the same period last year. The biggest export gains were increases of 60%to Singapore, 26% to the United Arab Emirates, 26% to South Korea and 17%to the Netherlands.

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7:21 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Bredesen And Frist To Co-Chair Leadership Panel

Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will co-chair the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's Tennessee state advisory committee. The panel intends to raise awareness of the important role U.S. foreign policy plays in Tennessee's economic growth and security.

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7:01 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Number Of KY Coal Jobs Lowest Since 1927

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The state says Kentucky's coal jobs have dropped to the lowest level in the more than 85 years that the state has kept records of the number. The Energy and Environment Cabinet says eastern Kentucky mines cut 916 jobs from April through June, while western Kentucky mines added 65 jobs, an increase of 1.5%.

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11:13 am
Wed August 7, 2013

How Community Groups Can Book Speakers for Events

Kate Lochte speaks with Constance Alexander, Kentucky Humanities Council presenter and Murray State TQI Faculty Scholar and poet, on how community groups can book speakers for events. They talk about the Kentucky Humanities Council and how Constance became involved and one of her topics, "Connecting People and Place," about the people who used to live in and around what is now the general LBL area. They also talk about memories of WWII and its impact on society.

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6:54 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Beshear Says KY 3rd In Car Production Nationally

Gov. Steve Beshear is bragging about Kentucky's standing as the nation's third-ranked automobile-producing state. Beshear said yesterday that only Ohio and Michigan produced more vehicles in the first half of 2013. And he said Kentucky is on pace to surpass last year's production total of more than 1 million vehicles. The second-term Democrat said growth in the automobile industry means more jobs and a stronger economy in Kentucky.

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Business
1:14 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

USEC Begins Layoff Process at Paducah Plant

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United States Enrichment Corporation officials are notifying local union representatives of specific union job classifications that will be cut at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant this month.

Union employees slated for cutbacks work their last day on August 16. 

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2:03 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kayser Automotive to Establish First US Plant in Fulton Bringing 121 Jobs

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Gov. Steve Beshear joined company and local officials today to announce A. Kayser Automotive Systems USA plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Fulton, creating 121 jobs and investing more than $17.5 million in the project. The company is a subsidiary of Germany-based A. Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH.

The operation will be Kayser’s first plant in the United States. The company’s decision to locate in Kentucky follows Gov. Beshear’s visit with Kayser officials during an economic development trip to Germany in January.

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7:32 am
Fri August 2, 2013

TN Supermarket Wine Supporters Tout New Study

Proponents of allowing wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores are touting a new study that they say suggests that the change would not be linked to increased crime or traffic fatalities. The study published in the journal Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy finds that if the total amount of alcohol consumed remains constant, a higher share of wine consumption would result in fewer traffic deaths.

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12:13 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Tennesseans Prepare for Sales Tax-Free Weekend

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Tennessee's seventh annual sales tax holiday is this weekend. 

The holiday is intended to lessen school shopping expenses. The state Department of Revenue estimates this year's sales tax holiday will save Tennessee consumers some eight to ten million dollars. 

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10:59 am
Tue July 30, 2013

German Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Invest in Fulton County

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A German automotive parts manufacturer may build a more than 17-million-dollar plant in Fulton County.

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Board granted Kayser Automotive Systems USA a preliminary three million dollar tax incentive last week. 

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