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12:23pm

Thu October 4, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: State Rep. Joe Carr (R) Dist. 48

State Rep. Joe Carr, (R) Dist. 48
Tenn. General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  With presidential debate season underway, WMOT  News is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.

Today's question comes from State Rep. Joe Carr, a Republican legislator representing Tennessee's 48th district.

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12:14pm

Thu October 4, 2012
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Is Middle Tennessee's Housing Market Rebounding?

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have fallen to fresh record lows for the second straight week. The declines suggest the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts are having an impact.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.36 percent, the lowest rate since long-term mortgages came into use in the 1950s.

The Fed is spending $40 billion a month to buy mortgage-backed securities. The goal is to lower mortgage rates and help the housing recovery.

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12:20pm

Wed October 3, 2012
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Big Mid-State Employer Sees Sales Decline

The 2012 Nissan LEAF
Nissan

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Some disappointing sales numbers were released Wednesday by one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest employers.

Nissan reported a sales drop in September of 2.4 percent. The company’s North American division, headquartered in Franklin, fared somewhat better with a sales decline of just over one percent.

There were some bright spots. Sales of the Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder were both up significantly.

Nissan says September sales of its new LEAF, all-electric vehicle, were the best the car has seen this year.

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12:12pm

Wed October 3, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: Gera Summerford, Tenn. Education Assoc.

TEA President Gera Summerford
TEA

DENVER (AP) — The first of three presidential debates takes place tonight in Denver.

The televised face-off between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is a chance for voters to size up two fierce competitors, just five weeks before Election Day.

WMOT News is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today, a question from Gera Summerford, president of Tennessee’s largest Teacher’s Union,.

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6:16pm

Tue October 2, 2012
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A Big Drop In Tennessee College Enrollment

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Enrollment at most of Tennessee’s public colleges and universities is down significantly this fall.

The Tennessee Board of Regents system is reporting a decline in full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment of 4.4 percent from fall 2011. TBR’s six universities and 13 colleges are all showing flat or falling enrollment.

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