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Burley Prices Steady On Season, Despite Late Drop (250)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Burley tobacco prices in Tennessee have fallen since after-Christmas markets opened, but not enough to significantly effect the 1997 crop’s average price.  Dr. Don Fowlkes, tobacco specialist at the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, said Friday pre-Christmas sales averaged above $1.91 per pound — but slightly less since the holidays. “The

Product Glut Fueling U.S. Economy (450)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–The best U.S. economic conditions in three decades are being fueled by a glut of cars, computers, electronic gadgets and other consumer goods, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville professor said Friday.  Dr. Matt Murray said a full market of products, high employment and low interest rates are producing conditions unseen since the 1960s. And he