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3:14pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Medical Devices Continued Expansion

Tennessee Works - Export Standout

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called “Tennessee Works.”

The state’s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.

Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

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6:10pm

Mon April 16, 2012
WMOT's Monday Fuel Price Report

Gas Prices Finally Leveling Off?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Gasoline prices appear to have stabilized, at least temporarily.

According to AAA’s fuel gauge report, the national average being paid for regular gasoline stood at $3.90 cents Monday, down two cents from last Monday.

Here in Tennessee the average price for regular stands at $3.77, also down two cents in the past week.

The average price at the pump here in the mid-state stands at $3.78, down a penny in the past seven days.

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6:03pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Some Occupations Prospered in the Downturn

Tennessee Works - Recession Proof Jobs

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – WMOT News is looking at sectors of the Tennessee economy that have prospered in hard times in a series of stories we’re calling "Tennessee Works."

Tennessee’s unemployment rate peaked in June of 2009 at 10.8 percent. Joblessness has fallen slowly in the months since, but is still uncomfortably high at eight percent.

There are some professions, though, that enjoyed low unemployment even at the height of the great recession.

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6:32am

Mon April 16, 2012
MTSU Seeks $80 Million in Centennial Year

MTSU Gets $10 Million Gift

MTSU alumnus Andrew Woodfin "Woody" Miller (B.S. '66), left, greets President Sidney A. McPhee at the University's Philanthropy Luncheon in the James Union Building April 13.
MTSU photo by Andy Heidt

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says an alumnus has donated $10 million to the school's Centennial fundraising campaign — the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history.

The announcement of the gift by Nashville entrepreneur Woody Miller is part of MTSU's public launch of its $80 million Centennial Campaign. The campaign has been in a "quiet phase" since before the University observed its 100th anniversary last Sept. 11. Miller's gift has helped boost the campaign's early commitments to nearly $54 million.

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1:40pm

Thu April 12, 2012
"Old-Fashioned" Price Fixing Alleged by AG

Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Against Apple

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee is joining a major lawsuit filed against Apple Inc. and several major book publishers.

The Justice Department and several states allege that Apple and the publishers conspired to raise the price of electronic books that prosecutors say cost consumers millions of dollars.

The government has already settled with three of the publishers, but will proceed with its lawsuit against Apple and Holtzbrinck Publishers, doing business as Macmillan, and The Penguin Publishing Co. Ltd., doing business as Penguin Group.

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