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Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

Kingsport school system earns quality award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

November 26th, 2014 3:12 pm by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

Award will be formally given Feb. 18 in Nashville.

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AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

AAA: 9 in 10 plan on purchasing holiday gifts this year, but almost 3 in 1 waited until November

November 26th, 2014 2:06 pm by Rick Wagner

Consumer Pulse Holiday Shopping survey also found 24 percent began holiday shopping before November.

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Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

Black Friday overshadowed by Thanksgiving, other shopping days

November 26th, 2014 2:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Holidays deals coming earlier and earlier, with research showing more deals on Thanksgiving Day than Black Friday.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

November 26th, 2014 10:46 am by MATT STROUD, Associated Press

In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons.

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The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

The reasons why holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

November 26th, 2014 8:09 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writers

Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. Unemployment is low, too, but then so is wage growth.

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Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

Cabelas to begin work on Bristol facility next week

November 25th, 2014 10:16 pm by Staff report

Cabela's 82,000-square-foot store will serve as the anchor tenant of The Falls, which hopes to develop approximately 1.5 million square feet of retail space.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

November 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories — and, in turn, restaurants may make their foods healthier to keep calorie counts down.

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Stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

Stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

November 25th, 2014 5:20 pm by Associated Press

Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting in Vienna on Thursday.

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

November 25th, 2014 1:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008.

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VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

November 25th, 2014 12:28 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

To some, the policy may open the door to the union eventually representing all workers in contract negotiations. To others, it may undercut the union by giving an opposing group an official voice at the plant.

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