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GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

March 26th, 2015 7:06 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

It's a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

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Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

March 25th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Production at the site will cease in April, and site closure is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015, Eastman said in a prepared release.

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H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

March 25th, 2015 7:15 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft.

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Tri-Cities retail sales surge

Tri-Cities retail sales surge

March 24th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Compared to 2013's fourth quarter, an ETSU report said Bristol sales increased 7.5 percent to $279 million, while Kingsport sales rose 7.4 percent to $438 million and Johnson City sales were up 4.8 percent to $556 million.

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TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

March 24th, 2015 3:23 pm by Hank Hayes

The city of Kingsport last September got a $752,000 slice of TDOT funds to help extend an eastern section of the Greenbelt about one mile.

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Prominent Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

Prominent Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

March 24th, 2015 11:23 am by Hank Hayes

Longtime real estate developer Andy Brooks died unexpectedly Monday night from an apparent heart attack. Brooks, 65, owned Town and Country Realty, with his firm serving both commercial and residential clients.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

March 22nd, 2015 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign.

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Piney Flats' Droke master restorer of vintage baseball gloves

Piney Flats' Droke master restorer of vintage baseball gloves

March 22nd, 2015 12:55 pm by George Thwaites

When Don Droke was an assistant baseball coach at Sullivan East, he became the go-to guy when a kid on the team needed a glove repair. "The Drokester" no longer coaches baseball, but he still repairs baseball gloves.

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Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 1:59 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

March 19th, 2015 12:46 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. government is responsible for only a small portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but the Obama administration is hoping that taking aggressive steps at home will increase the political pressure on other countries to do the same.

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