Kingsport Times News Sunday, May 24, 2015
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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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New Biz Focus: Fried Alligator takes over restaurant location in Midway

New Biz Focus: Fried Alligator takes over restaurant location in Midway

May 7th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"I don't think there's another Cajun restaurant in the state of Tennessee at this moment," Compton noted. "We've got fried alligator and some of the best oysters in town. ... We've got some awesome desserts - fried funnel cakes, fried cookie dough

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Kingsport manufacturing company struggling financially, can't pay employees, other bills

Kingsport manufacturing company struggling financially, can't pay employees, other bills

May 7th, 2015 2:13 pm by Nick Shepherd

"They didn't tell us that we weren't going to get it (paycheck) until it was time to get it," said Thomas Jinks, who works as an inspector for the company. "The paycheck before that, half of the people got paid, the other half did not"

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New Hawkins plant will save 40 jobs and add 25 more

New Hawkins plant will save 40 jobs and add 25 more

May 7th, 2015 11:52 am by Jeff Bobo

A new company has purchased the former Alladin Plastics plant in Surgoinsville and will not only save the current 40 jobs there, but will also create an additional 25 jobs.

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Wellmont, MSHA appoint task force to explore merger

Wellmont, MSHA appoint task force to explore merger

May 6th, 2015 9:58 pm by Hank Hayes

Until the potential transaction closes, both providers will remain separate and independent organizations, conducting "business as usual," according to a news release.

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Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

May 6th, 2015 10:37 am by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads - in this case Nevada's highways - not only for testing, but business, too.

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Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

May 6th, 2015 9:42 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The Fed chair said a well-functioning financial sector promotes job creation, innovation and economic growth but that problems arise when the incentives become distorted, prompting bank executives to pursue risky strategies to increase profits.

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'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney

'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney

May 5th, 2015 1:34 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

One indicator of the craze surrounding "Star Wars" is that a second teaser trailer for the film released two weeks ago has been viewed over 200 million times.

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Need for IT: DigiGirlz Day promotes females in information technology careers

Need for IT: DigiGirlz Day promotes females in information technology careers

May 3rd, 2015 2:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Wanted: Females to go into information technology careers. That's the message of the DigiGirlz Day at the Kingsport Higher Education Center, where area high school females got a glimpse at IT careers

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Lee County completes purchase of hospital from Wellmont

Lee County completes purchase of hospital from Wellmont

May 1st, 2015 7:59 am by Nick Shepherd

The Lee County Hospital Authority is aiming to have partial services, like the emergency room, open by mid-November. It would likely be a couple of years before the hospital is fully operational.

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