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EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

April 5th, 2014 4:51 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Eastman Chemical Co. takes its role seriously as a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program for more than just monetary reasons.

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Hope floats: Owners of Clinch River Adventures look to build on success

Hope floats: Owners of Clinch River Adventures look to build on success

April 5th, 2014 2:00 pm by Stephen Igo

When Terry and Brock took the plunge into a seasonal small business enterprise, they actually did. Whether by tube, canoe or kayak, the Funks can provide folks the means for a bucolic summertime, current-assisted float downriver.

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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

April 5th, 2014 4:00 am by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

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Mozilla CEO's resignation over gay marriage raises free-speech issues

Mozilla CEO's resignation over gay marriage raises free-speech issues

April 4th, 2014 10:12 pm by Associated Press

Brendan Eich left the nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks, largely on Twitter, over his $1,000 contribution to support of a now-overturned 2008 gay-marriage ban in California.

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Tech stocks drop; Nasdaq sinks

Tech stocks drop; Nasdaq sinks

April 4th, 2014 7:02 pm by Associated Press

A slump in Internet and other technology stocks pulled the broader market lower Friday. Google, Netflix and other pillars of the Internet economy took a beating. It was a bad day in an otherwise decent week.

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Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

Haslam unveils 3-year, $1.5B transportation plan

April 4th, 2014 7:50 am by Associated Press

The spending plan includes $600 million to maintain, replace or repair roads and bridges around the state. It also envisions interstate projects, including truck climbing lanes, interchanges and capacity expansion.

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Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

April 4th, 2014 7:20 am by By Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee (MCT)

North Carolina-based home-improvement retailing giant Lowe's Cos. Inc. has agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at more than 100 of its home-improvement stores throughout the state.

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House GOP moves against health care law

House GOP moves against health care law

April 3rd, 2014 4:45 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.

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Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

April 3rd, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Report

Marsh Regional recently held its seventh annual awards luncheon at Bristol Motor Speedway to honor the top 47 blood drive sponsors for 2013.

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Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

April 3rd, 2014 8:26 am by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent debit, prepaid and ATM cards.

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