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Unemployed East Tennesseans get help filing claims

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Over the last month, thousands of East Tennesseans have lost their jobs causing an overload to the unemployment filing systems. Because of the volume, people are having difficulty receiving checks and are ultimately unable to take care of bills and their families. The Tennessee Career Center started sessions to help folks file their claims and get their checks quicker.

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UT gives bonuses; UT rally for more funding

Updated: 01/29/2009 - On Wednesday, more than 200 protesters took to the streets around the University of Tennessee campus to demand the state legislature pump federal economic stimulus money into the university system.

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WAMP: Democrat spending bill not true stimulus

Posted: 01/28/2009 - What was supposed to be a targeted plan to stimulate the economy has ballooned into an $825 billion Democrat spending bill for programs that may or may not provide a boost to the nation’s economy or create new jobs. Congressman Zach Wamp released the following statement about his opposition to the Democrats’ spending bill.

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House approves economic stimulus bill

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House has approved an $819 billion economic stimulus package critical to President Barack Obama's plan to revive the economy.

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Tax time, get all your deductions

Updated: 01/28/2009 - You paid it in, so how much can you get back? New deductions for the 2008 tax return, could mean more money in your pocket, which can be a big help right now.

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Former Goody's employees get help to get back on their feet

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Former Goody's employees got advice on how to get back into the workforce from the company that put them there in the first place. Goody's held a seminar today to give resources and opportunities to those who were laid off at the beginning of the month.

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Car collides with bus in Jeff Co., driver trapped

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Emergency crews worked Wednesday to free the driver of a car trapped after colliding with a school bus on Goose Creek Road in Jefferson County, according to Jefferson County Sheriff David Davenport. Sheriff Davenport says no students were injured.

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Goody's facing class action lawsuit for alleged WARN Act violation

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Knoxville-based Goody's Family Clothing was slapped with a class action lawsuit Tuesday that alleges WARN Act violations in the way it handled the company's liquidation, according to court records filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware.

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