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Are Tennesseans gettng a good tax-dollar ROI?

Apr 7, 2016
wallethub.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  With the final day to file your tax return fast approaching a new study suggests Tennesseans are getting a surprisingly big bang for their tax buck.

WMOT reporting partner Wallethub.com has just completed a report on the States with the Best and Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment. To rank the states, Wallethub compared tax rates with the level of provided services in key area such as Education, Health and Safety.

Jobs worries continue to haunt Tennessee consumers

Apr 1, 2016
mtsu.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new survey says Tennessee consumers are feeling better about the local economy but are also still fretting about the job market.

Middle Tennessee State University has released its quarterly survey of consumer sentiment. Director Tim Graeff says the good news is that there was a heathy increase in consumer confidence over the past quarter. The bad news is that, even with the increase, Tennessee consumer sentiment is still in negative territory.

dollargeneral.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar General Corp. is aggressively expanding its footprint.

The chain, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, said that it plans to add about 2,000 stores over the next two years, bringing the total count to more than 14,000 stores.

Dollar General plans to open 900 new stores and relocate or remodel 875 stores in the current year. For next year, it forecasts opening 1,000 new stores and plans relocations or remodels of 900 stores.

It also projects annual net sales to increase 7 percent to 10 percent.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Many Tennessee farmers who participated in the state's return to industrial hemp farming are not going to try to grow the highly regulated seed again.

In 2015, the state had about 50 farmers sign up to grow the crop for the first time in more than 70 years. This year, with two weeks left to apply for a growing permit, WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1ScR0Sw) reports that 25 farmers have applied.

tnecd.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report released by the state of Tennessee suggests that up to 1.4 million people are at risk of losing their jobs to automation.

Citing a study by the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/22qNbBD ) reports that automation could replace nearly 50 percent of the state's workforce.

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