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12:24pm

Thu March 28, 2013
Business

Mid-State County Has One of the Nations Hottest Job Markets

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Federal statistics out Thursday show the nation’s economy grew at a decidedly anemic pace last year, but the economic news is much better for one at least one mid-state county.

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate 0.4 percent in last year’s final quarter. Analysts think the nation's economy is growing at much faster clip in the current quarter; perhaps as much as 2.5 percent.

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10:44am

Tue March 26, 2013
Business

State Rep. Harwell Earns MTSU Honors College ‘Distinguished Friend’ Award

Trailblazing state House Speaker Beth Harwell took a few moments before receiving a special award from MTSU Thursday (March 21) to share stories of other women who blazed a trail across Tennessee in the past three-plus centuries.

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12:18pm

Fri March 22, 2013
Business

Tenn. Unemployment Rises Again in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 7.8 percent, up a tenth from January’s figure.

The state's jobless rate has risen the past two months, up from 7.6 percent in December.

The Department of Labor’s Jeff Hentschel says at least some of the increase can be attributed to seasonal factors.

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11:55am

Fri March 22, 2013
Business

Mid-State Realtors Report Growing Sales, Rising Home Prices

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  It’s looking more and more like Middle Tennessee’s housing market has turned the corner.

Candy Joyce is with the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.

“The phones are ringing, people are buying, investment properties are moving and folks are ready to get back in the market again.”

Joyce says that in Rutherford County the average home sales price has jumped $6,000 in the past year to more than $163,000. She also says the average time a home stays on the market is falling.

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9:28am

Thu March 14, 2013
Business

Running On Empty: MTSU Researcher Ricketts’ Coast-to-Coast Drive Using No Gas Ends March 14

Driving though Memphis

Middle Tennessee State University alternative fuels researcher Dr. Cliff Ricketts sits behind the wheel of a car knowing full well that he is less than 24 hours from achieving a career goal.

Should all go as planned, Ricketts a longtime agriculture faculty member and 35-year alternative fuels researcher, will complete a 2,600-mile journey without using any gasoline. It’s possible he may be the first person ever to achieve this feat. Follow on Twitter @WeilerRandy.

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