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Top business story in 2013: booming stock markets

Top business story in 2013: booming stock markets

December 25th, 2013 9:08 pm by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press

It was an easy year to emulate Warren Buffett even as Congress almost wrecked the economy. U.S. stocks rocketed to new heights, and markets in Japan and Europe jumped, too. The gains defied a still-subpar economic rebound from the Great Recession.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Community Scrapbook: Christmas Smiles

December 25th, 2013 8:49 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

KHRA and KITE, Inc., hosted a Christmas party in public housing for 392 children. It was a day filled with smiles. Here is a gallery of photos submitted by Edna Potts.

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Regional & National
Capitol’s historic dome set for 2-year renovation

Capitol’s historic dome set for 2-year renovation

December 25th, 2013 8:17 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — This first major renovation in more than 50 years should add decades of structural integrity to the dome. The $60 million undertaking will heal inner wounds, without changing the way the dome looks from the ground.

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Community Local News Education
THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

December 25th, 2013 7:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The 85 first-graders at Surgoinsville Elementary School welcomed members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol last Thursday morning including a THP helicopter pilot and the THP’s mascot — “Tenny C. Bear.”

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Local News
Johnson City firefighters rescue woman from Christmas Day blaze

Johnson City firefighters rescue woman from Christmas Day blaze

December 25th, 2013 6:30 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — Firefighters were called to 2312 Rambling Road about 7:30 a.m., finding smoke billowing from the residence and learning that the woman was trapped in the house, Lt. Jerome Palmer said in a news release.

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News
Religion news in brief:  Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

Religion news in brief: Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

December 25th, 2013 6:22 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-enacted the Apollo 8’s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read the first ten verses of the book of Genesis. Millions tuned in during the original broadcast.

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Entertainment
Movie review: ‘Grudge Match’ is no knockout

Movie review: ‘Grudge Match’ is no knockout

December 25th, 2013 6:14 pm by ANDREW BARKER, Associated Press

Essentially recasting “Grumpy Old Men” with the specters of Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta, the result is sporadically amusing. Yet it’s all so overcooked that it defeats its own purpose.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

December 25th, 2013 5:15 pm by Staff Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.

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News
Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

December 25th, 2013 5:10 pm by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his first Christmas message since being elected pontiff in March, he asked for all to share in the song of Christmas angels, “for every man or woman ... who hopes for a better world, who cares for others,” humbly.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Community Scrapbook: Santa's Elf

December 25th, 2013 1:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Dr. Judith Fischer, a Rotarian at Rotary Club of Kingsport, does a turn as Santa's Elf while reading to local children in this community gallery submitted by Edna Potts.

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