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Wellmont 'excited' by Supreme Court ruling, but GOP lawmakers weren't

Wellmont 'excited' by Supreme Court ruling, but GOP lawmakers weren't

June 25th, 2015 8:30 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System on Thursday said it was "excited" by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding tax subsidies in Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act.

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Kingsport continues to lead growth in Sullivan sales tax revenue

Kingsport continues to lead growth in Sullivan sales tax revenue

June 24th, 2015 11:53 pm by J. H. Osborne

As a whole, countywide sales tax revenue this month continued a growth spurt that started last month, according to a report prepared by Sullivan County's accounts and budgets staff.

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Divisions remain on Greece as officials meet for last push

Divisions remain on Greece as officials meet for last push

June 24th, 2015 8:24 am by LORNE COOK and DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press

Before leaving for meetings in Brussels, the leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized the International Monetary Fund as being needlessly picky about the reforms Greece had proposed.

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Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

June 23rd, 2015 2:50 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The $180M investment includes an expansion of Gestamp's existing Chattanooga plant and construction of a new plant on the Volkswagen campus that will produce sheet metal pieces for the outside of a new mid-size SUV currently in development.

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McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

June 23rd, 2015 9:47 am by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

Opponents, meanwhile, are mounting an equally emotional push to keep Obama from obtaining "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and others.

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Ramsey advocates change in Tennessee's road funding

Ramsey advocates change in Tennessee's road funding

June 23rd, 2015 9:03 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Tennessee's 21.4-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hasn't gone up since 1989. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says the gas tax hasn't kept up with fuel-efficient vehicles that are responding to tougher federal fuel standards.

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Hawkins commission votes to oust Lifeguard EMS despite public outcry

Hawkins commission votes to oust Lifeguard EMS despite public outcry - VIDEO

June 22nd, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

Lifeguard came to Hawkins County last summer after commissioners received complaints of response times as high as 45 minutes to Bulls Gap and Phipps Bend from the financially distressed Hawkins County EMS.

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UT joins Eastman's Innovation Network

UT joins Eastman's Innovation Network

June 22nd, 2015 11:09 am by Hank Hayes

As part of the research agreement, Eastman will provide $750,000 in funding over three years to support research endeavors between Eastman scientists and UT faculty and students.

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Kingsport wins Top 20 spot on state's 'Best Places To Start A Business' list

Kingsport wins Top 20 spot on state's 'Best Places To Start A Business' list

June 22nd, 2015 7:51 am by Hank Hayes

Kingsport was ranked 18th among 85 localities tracked and ranked by Nerdwallet.com, the online personal finance website, as one of Tennessee's "Best Places To Start A Business."

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Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

June 22nd, 2015 1:00 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple says it's bowing to concerns raised by pop superstar Taylor Swift. The giant tech company now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.

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