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10:54am

Mon December 15, 2014
Business

Will the mid-state see $2 gas by the end of this week?

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A fuel price analyst with AAA says the mid-state could see $2 gas by the end of the week.

As of this morning the average price in Tennessee for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline stands at $2.37, that’s 17 cents below the national average.

There are about 20 stations in the Murfreesboro area selling a gallon of unleaded for less than $2.20.

AAA fuel analyst Mark Jenkins says enjoy the lower prices while they last. Analysts are divided on where oil prices are headed next.

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10:17am

Mon December 15, 2014
Business

Crunch time again for Obamacare sign-ups

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WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — President Barack Obama's health insurance program faces another big deadline today.

Tonight at 2 a.m. Central Time is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1.

For current customers, it's the deadline to make changes that could reduce expected premium increases ahead of the New Year.

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10:28am

Wed December 10, 2014
Business

Nashville scores poorly among top 150 U.S. cities for at-risk populations

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT news partner Wallethub.com is out with a new survey of the American cities with the highest and lowest concentrations of economically disadvantaged people.

Tennessee did not score well.

The study looked at 16 different criteria, including the percentage of households receiving public assistance, employment rates and food insecurity.

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9:54am

Mon December 8, 2014
Business

Mid-State consumer confidence returns to pre-recession levels

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s taken more than seven years, but mid-state consumer confidence has finally returned to pre-recession levels.

A quarterly survey conducted by Middle Tennessee State University says consumer outlook jumped more than 100 points in a single quarter.

Survey Director Dr. Tim Graeff says these are the best numbers he’s seen since 2007. He says consumers are feeling good about their current finances and even better about future prospects.

That’s good news for mid-state retailers in the midst of the all important holiday shopping season.

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11:22am

Tue December 2, 2014
Business

Just how generous are Tennesseans?

Credit wallethub.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Tennesseans are just average givers, but the picture changes when you look more closely at the numbers.

In a report released today by the personal finance website wallethub.com, Tennessee ranked 27th most charitable state in the nation. The report considers a number of metrics to figure the rankings, including volunteerism, total giving, and giving as a percentage of income.

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