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1:16pm

Wed December 5, 2012
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Gallatin Event "One-Stop" Shopping for Tennessee Veterans

Sen. Corker delivers remarks at the Hardeman County Veterans Day Ceremony in Middleton on November 11, 2011.
Credit Senator Corker

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is sponsoring an event Friday in Gallatin designed to connect military veterans and their family with needed services.

"Rally Point" will be one-stop shopping for Tennessee vets hoping to access services like VA claims assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment help, mental health services, and home and business loans.

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12:55pm

Wed December 5, 2012
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Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried

Tennessee based Nissan North America is set to begin production of its all-electric Nissan LEAF at its Smyrna plant in 2013.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.

Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.

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10:00am

Wed December 5, 2012
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Tennessee Youth Employment at its Worst in 50 Years

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Jobs continue to be hard to come by for Tennessee’s young people. A report out this week says only about 1 in 4 Tennessee teens found employment in 2011.

Compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Kids Count” project, the report says employment for youths between the ages of 16 to 24 is at its lowest point in 50 years.

Things were slightly better for young people between the ages of 20 and 24. About sixty percent of people in that age group looking for employment found it last year.

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12:52pm

Tue December 4, 2012
Sports

MTSU Forced to Leave Sun Belt Early

MTSU Ahtletics Director Chris Massaro
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Athletic director Chris Massaro says Middle Tennessee was forced to announce that the Blue Raiders were leaving the Sun Belt Conference sooner than the university wanted to make the news public because the league was considering increasing the exit fee to as much as $10 million.

The AD detailed the realignment move Monday in a letter posted on the school website.

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9:14am

Tue December 4, 2012
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Tenn. Based Nissan North America Posts Record Sales Gains

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DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — Most major car companies posted impressive sales gains in November, including Middle Tennessee based Nissan North America.

Superstorm Sandy gave an added push to already strong U.S. auto sales last month. But carmakers warn uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff" could hurt sales in coming months.

Most major companies, from Toyota to Chrysler, posted impressive increases from a year earlier. Only General Motors was left struggling to explain its lackluster 3-percent sales gain.

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