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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Here’s a heads up for Tennesseans who may have lost a job to foreign competition: The state is offering an array of services to workers displaced by foreign imports.

Workers laid off through no fault of their own may be eligible for job training, job search help, relocation allowances, and perhaps even special unemployment benefits.

Robin Wright with the Tennessee Department of Labor says workers displaced years ago due to foreign imports, might still be eligible for assistance.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   There’s been a sharp drop in gas prices in recent weeks here in Tennessee and across the nation.

AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report says Tennesseans are paying an average of $2.31 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline today. That’s down five cents in the past week, 20 cents in the past month, and 93 cents in the past year.

Some Murfreesboro stations are selling gas today for as low as $2.12 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Murfreesboro is one of the best spots in the country for first time buyers to get into that new home.

WMOT reporting partner ranked Murfreesboro 26th in its list of the 300 best cities to buy a first home. Murfreesboro scored even higher when compared to other small cities the same size, coming in at fifteenth in the nation.

Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Wallethub considered several criteria, including square footage, average price, living environment, and crime rates.  


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee's poultry industry may have dodged a billion dollar bullet, but nearly two dozen other states haven’t been so fortunate.

Poultry producers in 21 states have been forced to destroy about 50 million birds infected by an avian flu . Left unchecked, the disease can wipe out an entire flock in less than a week.

What is your mid-state commute costing you?

Jul 21, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It won’t come as a surprise to anyone here in the mid-state that Metro Nashville drivers spend more hours stuck in traffic that the average American commuter.

So how can our reporting partners at the personal finance website rate Nashville as one of the better places in the country to be a driver?

Wallethub rated Nashville 45th out of the nation’s largest 100 cities when it comes to driving challenges.