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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

July 16th, 2014 7:25 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal.

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$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

July 24th, 2014 3:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — A million dollar lawsuit filed Wednesday in Sullivan County Chancery Court claims the owner of a new privatized probation company in Rogersville illegally stole Hawkins County "clients" during a take-over last month.

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Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

July 24th, 2014 7:47 am by Associated Press

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies.

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New decals speed up license plate renewals in Sullivan County

New decals speed up license plate renewals in Sullivan County

July 23rd, 2014 6:40 am by J. H. Osborne

Gone are the boxes of stickers that the clerk's staff used to have to keep track of, verify with each transaction, and hand-staple to each vehicle registration. Gone, too, is the arbitrary serial number each sticker used to bear.

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Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

July 22nd, 2014 8:12 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners — a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.

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Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

July 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Thirteen-year-old Adam Byczko is learning how to swim this summer. This may not sound like a big deal for most teenagers, but for Adam is it. He has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition causing developmental delays

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Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

July 21st, 2014 7:00 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel

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Kingsport residents, businesses rallied around downtown after devastating flood

Kingsport residents, businesses rallied around downtown after devastating flood

July 16th, 2014 8:58 am by Hank Hayes

No one saw it coming. The core of Kingsport's downtown area was at the end of its business day on July 17, 2013, when a cloudburst hit hard. In a matter of minutes, there was five feet of standing water in the vicinity of Broad and Market streets.

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Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

July 15th, 2014 6:30 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.

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Stocks mostly down on heels of Fed comments

Stocks mostly down on heels of Fed comments

July 15th, 2014 5:49 pm by Associated Press

By suggesting some stocks could be overvalued, the Fed is adding to a growing belief among some market watchers that stocks are due for a pullback, said Drew Wilson, an equity analyst at Fenimore Asset Management.

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Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

July 15th, 2014 12:42 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer told WBIR-TV in Knoxville the agency has a list of projects it planned to launch in fiscal year 2014, but has pushed back to 2015 because of concerns about funding.

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