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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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Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

July 30th, 2014 10:21 pm by Hank Hayes

The Wellmont Health System Board of Directors has narrowed the list of potential health system partners from six to three, including a regional system and two significant health systems beyond the region.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 7:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency.

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Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

July 29th, 2014 7:24 am by Hank Hayes

Still, earnings from continuing operations, excluding non-core or non-recurring items, were $1.92 per diluted share for the second quarter versus $1.80 per diluted share in last year's second quarter.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

July 28th, 2014 8:13 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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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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