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Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

May 13th, 2015 1:45 pm by By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Nine big news publishers, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, have signed on as launch partners.

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Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

May 13th, 2015 9:09 am by Associated Press

Under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the minimum markup on cigarettes - which retailers say covers the "cost of doing business" - will rise from 41 cents on each pack of cigarettes to 76 cents per pack.

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Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

May 13th, 2015 4:00 am by J. H. Osborne

As of May 9, five candidates for mayor in Kingsport's May 19 city election had raised more than $105,000 in campaign contributions - and spent nearly $94,000, according to public records on file with the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Verizon to purchase AOL in $4.4 billion deal

Verizon to purchase AOL in $4.4 billion deal

May 12th, 2015 10:37 am by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

In announcing the deal early Tuesday, Verizon said AOL would boost its wireless video offerings, online content and burgeoning world of Internet connected devices.

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Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB

Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB - VIDEO

May 12th, 2015 8:24 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - U.S. Rep Phil Roe advocated legislation on Monday to repeal a federal panel that would be created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - to rein in and oversee Medicare spending.

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Eastman reports "Good Progress" with Taminco integration

Eastman reports "Good Progress" with Taminco integration

May 11th, 2015 7:57 am by Hank Hayes

Eastman also reported "retaining key talent" has kept the acquisition on track. Taminco, before the acquisition, made nearly half of its annual revenues in the feed and agriculture market, according to Eastman.

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Hawkins residents demand approval of Lifeguard by commission

Hawkins residents demand approval of Lifeguard by commission - VIDEO

May 9th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Lifeguard Ambulance Service isn't dead yet in Hawkins County thanks to four County Commissioners who are hoping the outcry against an April 27 ouster vote is enough to change some minds on the commission.

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Hawkins commissioners accused of violating Sunshine Law prior to EMS vote

Hawkins commissioners accused of violating Sunshine Law prior to EMS vote - VIDEO

May 8th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

An attorney with the Tennessee Comptroller's office issued an opinion Friday that the Open Meetings Act was likely violated by three commissioners who had breakfast together prior to an April 27 Hawkins County Commission meeting.

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To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

May 8th, 2015 10:27 am by Associated Press

Nearly nine of 10 travelers, or 33 million, will drive to their destination, making for crowded highways.

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For marketers, e-sports enticing to reach millennials

For marketers, e-sports enticing to reach millennials

May 8th, 2015 9:45 am by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

At an intimate, invite-only gathering this week at a seaside resort, executives from corporations such as AT&T, State Farm and McDonald's were looking to electronic sports to potentially capture new consumers.

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