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6:13am

Mon July 21, 2014
Business

Tennessee's Jobless Rate Ticks Back Up in June

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  After falling steadily in recent months, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has ticked back up again.

The Tennessee Department of Labor says the jobless rate for June jumped up two tenths to 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate continued to decline last month, falling two-tenths to 6.1 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has fallen nearly two full percentage points in the past 12 months. Dropping from 8.4 percent in June, 2013.

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12:27pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Business

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Bestows Award on Second MTSU Scholar

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The park is the largest protected area in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the most endangered rainforests in the world. It contains 46 percent of all the amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals in the region as well as the source of water for 1.5 million people.

“During this course, I learned how to properly conduct ecological fieldwork through the development of my own research project in one of the most endangered environments in the world,” Hulsey said.

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12:25pm

Mon July 14, 2014
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Volkswagen to Add Second Production Line at Tennessee Plant

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Germany Monday to attend festivities surrounding the announcement that Volkswagen will add a second vehicle production line at its plant in Chattanooga.

The Tennessean reports VW will hire 2000 additional assembly workers to build a new crossover vehicle at the Chattanooga facility. The company also says it will open a design and research facility in Tennessee. The project reportedly involves more than $600 million in new investments.

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10:27am

Mon June 30, 2014
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Middle Tennesse has State's Best Jobless Rates

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The latest county unemployment report shows that eight of the ten counties with Tennessee’s lowest jobless rates are located in the mid-state.

The State Department of Labor has released the county level unemployment data for May. Lincoln County in the southeastern corner of the mid-state had Tennessee's lowest May unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, with Williamson County ranked second at 4.6 percent.

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9:36am

Mon June 30, 2014
Business

Gas Prices High, But Headed Lower for the Fourth

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you plan on traveling over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be prepared for some of the highest fuel prices in six years.

AAA says gas prices are falling across the nation, but in spite of the decline those prices remain the highest the nation has seen in early July since 2008.

AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins says the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Tennessee on Monday stood at $3.46 per gallon, that’s more than 20 cents below the national average.

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