Economy http://wmot.org en September Tax Collections Show Marginal Growth http://wmot.org/post/september-tax-collections-show-marginal-growth <p></p><p class="p1">NASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee's tax collections have shown marginal growth in the second month of the budget year.</p><p class="p1">Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes said in a release Tuesday that September revenues "continue to reflect the sluggish national economy."</p><p class="p1">The state's overall revenues were $1.1 billion, or 5.4 percent above the budgeted estimate. The September collections reflect economic activity in the previous month.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:39:32 +0000 Associated Press 16552 at http://wmot.org Competition Fierce for Summer Jobs in Middle Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/competition-fierce-summer-jobs-middle-tenn <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; With federal stimulus funds drying up, the availability of summer jobs in Middle Tennessee will be limited.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">That means there will be more competition for jobs that usually go to teens and young adults with little or no real working experience.</span></p> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:01:33 +0000 Associated Press 11418 at http://wmot.org Food Lion Closing Middle Tenn. Stores http://wmot.org/post/food-lion-closing-middle-tenn-stores <p><span lang="EN">CHATTANOOGA, <font color="#ff0000" size="4"><font color="#ff0000" size="4">Tenn</font></font><font size="4">. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The company that owns and operates Food Lion grocery stores&nbsp;is closing 25&nbsp;groceries in Tennessee idling about 1,100 workers. The company is also reducing operations at a distribution center in Clinton near Knoxville.</font></span></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:11:39 +0000 Mike Osborne 6180 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Economy "Slides Sideways" in the Third Quarter http://wmot.org/post/tenn-economy-slides-sideways-third-quarter <p>&nbsp;</p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- &nbsp;Federal officials revised the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reading downward today for the third quarter. Growth wasn&rsquo;t as strong as originally thought.</p><p>The official GDP for the third quarter is now 2 percent, down by a half-percent from the earlier estimate.</p><p>The Middle Tennessee State Business and Economic Research Center has just released its analysis of Tennessee&rsquo;s third-quarter economic activity.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:10:21 +0000 AP/WMOT 4246 at http://wmot.org Home Prices Showing Signs of Life http://wmot.org/post/home-prices-showing-signs-life <p>(AP) Home prices rose in August in half of major cities surveyed; a sign that prices are stabilizing in some hard-hit portions of the country.</p><p>The Case-Shiller index shows prices increased in August in 10 of the 20 cities tracked. That marks the fifth straight month that at least half of the cities in the survey showed gains.</p><p>The biggest price increases were in Washington, Chicago and Detroit.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:49:39 +0000 Mike Osborne 3077 at http://wmot.org