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9:17am

Tue May 7, 2013
Business

Internet Sales Tax Bill Passes U.S. Senate

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander
Credit senate.gov

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that could end tax-free shopping on the Internet for many shoppers. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is a prime sponsor of the measure.

The bill now goes to the House where it faces opposition from some lawmakers who regard it as a tax increase.

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7:28am

Mon May 6, 2013
Business

Amazon Hiring Again in Middle Tennessee

Credit amazon.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Amazon is hiring again here in Tennessee.

The online retail giant announced this past week that it’s taking applications at its Lebanon, Chattanooga, and Murfreesboro fulfillment centers.

The Murfreesboro facility is a million-square-foot warehouse that employees more than a thousand workers.

The open jobs are hourly positions picking and packing customer orders.

Applications are being taken online at workatamazonfulfillment.com.   

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4:02pm

Fri May 3, 2013
Business

New MTSU-Columbia State Pact Helps Childhood Education Majors Earn 4-year Degrees

MTSU/Columbia State reach agreement on early childhood education agreement

An agreement signed today between Middle Tennessee State University and Columbia State Community College will help students majoring in early childhood education turn their associate degrees into bachelor’s degrees at MTSU’s Murfreesboro campus. 

The agreement brings more transfer students into MTSU’s 101-year-old tradition of training Tennessee’s best teachers by easing Columbia State students’ access to the Bachelor of Science degree program in early childhood education at MTSU. 

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3:56pm

Fri May 3, 2013
Business

MTSU Professor Ascends to Leadership of Business Organization

Doug Tatum

An MTSU professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship and an associate professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, was voted vice chairman for 2013-2014 on April 23 at the group’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

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10:51am

Tue April 30, 2013
Business

Main Street Program Generates $82 Million, 600 Jobs

Credit downtownmurfreesboro.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State officials say a program that aims to revitalize downtown commercial districts in communities across Tennessee generated more than $82 million in private and public investment last year.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says its Main Street program includes 24 towns and cities in the state.

The department says 604 jobs were generated and 107 new businesses sprang up in the 24 communities in 2012.

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