Business

10:49am

Mon April 22, 2013
Business

Tenn. Unemployment Rate Rises for Third Straight Month

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate has risen for the third month in a row and now stands three-tenths above the national jobless rate.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate in March was 7.9 percent, up one-tenth from February’s rate. Tennessee’s jobless rate had dropped to 7.6 percent in December before starting to rise the first of the year.

Unemployment rose in education, health and retail trade. New jobs were created in business services, transportation and utilities.

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12:22pm

Wed April 3, 2013
Business

Mid-State Built Nissan LEAF Sees 280 Percent Sales Growth

DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — Franklin based Nissan North America, one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest employers, is reporting its best sales ever during the month of March.

Nissan says sales were up a full percentage point in March year-over-year. The company says the all-electric Nissan LEAF now being built at the company’s Smyrna plant, saw sales jump by more than 280 percent year-over-year.

Nissan's Bryan Brockman says a recent drop in the price of the new LEAF seems to be getting a lot of attention.

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11:56am

Wed April 3, 2013
Business

Goodwill Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  The final day to file your 2012 federal taxes is fast approaching. Goodwill of Middle Tennessee is offering to help get your tax return prepared in time to meet the April 15 deadline.

Goodwill’s Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg and downtown Nashville locations will have trained tax preparers on hand 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the fifteenth.

The charity's Jamie Berry says they’re happy to help anyone fill out their tax forms.

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9:24am

Wed April 3, 2013
Business

Diabetes Workshops Upcoming in North Rutherford County

MTSU will sponsor a free six-session workshop series to help diabetics deal with their illness.

The next series of “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops is slated for 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Fridays from April 5 to May 10 at the Smyrna Library, 400 Enon Springs Road in Smyrna.

An additional workshop series will be scheduled later this spring and will be announced in the near future.

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9:21am

Wed April 3, 2013
Business

MTSU Women Stand Up for More Money on Equal Pay Day

Middle Tennessee State University will spend Tuesday, April 9, reminding the public that women still do not receive equal pay for equal work.

MTSU will observe Equal Pay Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with information booths at the Keathley University Center and the Student Union Building.

“American women early only 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns,” said Dr. Ayne Cantrell, communications officer of the Murfreesboro branch of the American Association of University Women and a former MTSU professor.

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