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2:37pm

Wed May 21, 2014
Business

MTSU and Georgia’s Albany Tech Sign Transfer Agreement

MTSU Provost Brad Bartel, left, and Georgia’s Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker shake hands following the signing of the 2 2 transfer agreement May 20 in the Student Union President’s Executive Conference Room. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

— Officials from MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College signed an agreement allowing students who graduate with an associate degree from Albany Tech to transfer to MTSU to earn their bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology.

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2:13pm

Wed May 21, 2014
Business

MTSU Anticipates 700-plus Visiting for June 7 Summer Preview Day

Preview Day crowd

— High school students from across Tennessee and other states are invited to attend the Summer Preview Day, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Student Union on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

More than 700 visitors —prospective students and their parents and family members — have registered to attend the preview day, said Rob Patterson, assistant director of undergraduate recruitment.

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7:20am

Fri May 16, 2014
Business

Tenn. Revenue Collections Continue to Improve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee revenue collections are continuing to show signs of improvement, with April figures exceeding expectations.

Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says that overall revenues were $75 million more than the state budgeted for April, which reflects economic activity in the previous month.

The state's general fund exceeded expectations by nearly $70 million.

Corporate franchise and excise taxes and sales taxes were about $5 million more than expected.

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7:18am

Fri May 16, 2014
Business

Has Tennessee Employment Turned a Corner?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent, the state's lowest rate in six years.

According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state's unemployment rate has decreased a full two percentage points in the last 12 months.

Department spokesman Jeff Hentschel says there's good reason for cautious optimism.

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6:14am

Thu May 15, 2014
Business

Mid-State Consumer Confidence on the Rise

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second quarter in a row mid-state consumer confidence has risen sharply.

Dr. Tim Graeff conducts the survey for Middle Tennessee State University. He says there was a troubling drop in consumer confidence at the end of 2013, but midway through 2014 mid-state residents are clearly feeling better about both the local and national economies.

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