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Stocks head lower as concerns mount over China, Greece

Stocks head lower as concerns mount over China, Greece

February 9th, 2015 5:29 pm by Associated Press

For investors, the worry is that if Greece drops the European currency, it could have unpredictable consequences for the wider financial system. One fear is that other countries with much larger economies might follow Greece out the door.

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Multi-purpose sports facility comes to downtown Kingsport

Multi-purpose sports facility comes to downtown Kingsport

February 9th, 2015 8:30 am by Hank Hayes

In addition to basketball tourneys, they hope to do events with indoor soccer, volleyball, wrestling, corporate outings and birthday parties. They will also rent courts out by the hour for practice space. And they have concessions inside the building.

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State of the county: Sullivan Mayor talks about area's challenges, opportunities

State of the county: Sullivan Mayor talks about area's challenges, opportunities

February 9th, 2015 7:56 am by Rick Wagner

"We're trying to restore confidence ," said Richard Venable, four months into a four-year term. "The public lost confidence at every (governmental) level."

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Expert questions if region can support new shopping centers

Expert questions if region can support new shopping centers

February 7th, 2015 3:00 pm by Hank Hayes

The economist with his finger on the pulse of the region's retail and labor markets suggests there's a "paradox" between the two.

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Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

February 7th, 2015 12:16 am by Hank Hayes

"Kingsport is on a roll," Isaac Webb, 2015 Kingsport Chamber chair and district manager with Appalachian Power, said in a prepared release. "And we are poised for even greater growth and more success this year and in the years to come."

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Safe-play stocks, bonds and gold sink after US hiring surge

Safe-play stocks, bonds and gold sink after US hiring surge

February 6th, 2015 5:49 pm by Associated Press

When nervous investors crowd into safe-haven assets, it's known on Wall Street as a "flight to safety." On Friday, it was a flight from safety as investors grew more confident that the economy would grow.

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U.S. gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

U.S. gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

February 6th, 2015 9:14 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Average hourly wages soared 12 cents in January to $24.75, the biggest gain since September 2008.

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What does it take to host the largest chamber dinner in the country? A small army

What does it take to host the largest chamber dinner in the country? A small army

February 6th, 2015 8:06 am by Nick Shepherd

Tonight, a flood of humanity will come through the doors at MeadowView Convention Center for the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce dinner. Preparations began in the summer, and an army is working behind the scenes to make sure it goes off flawlessly.

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eMeeting: Sullivan County BOE meetings have gone paperless

eMeeting: Sullivan County BOE meetings have gone paperless

February 5th, 2015 4:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Move to save $1,300 first year and $2,800 annually after that, director of schools says.

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Hackers infiltrate insurer Anthem, access customer details

Hackers infiltrate insurer Anthem, access customer details

February 5th, 2015 7:12 am by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

The nation's second-largest health insurer said it was contacting customers affected by the "very sophisticated" cyberattack and was working to figure out how many people were affected.

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