Kingsport Times News Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Panel consolidates lawsuits against Pilot Flying J

Panel consolidates lawsuits against Pilot Flying J

April 9th, 2014 7:05 am by Associated Press

Lawsuits against Pilot Flying J, the truck stop company owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, claim trucking companies were cheated out of promised rebates and discounts.

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

April 9th, 2014 6:50 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

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KEDB approves proposal to buy unnamed property

KEDB approves proposal to buy unnamed property

April 8th, 2014 9:19 pm by Hank Hayes

City officials indicated they did not want the location and building revealed to the public because it might hurt the city's competitive edge to acquire the site. Kingsport's current main business incubator is the Holston Business Developer Center.

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American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules

American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules

April 8th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase. American and US Airways announced changes Tuesday to their policies on checked-bag fees and redeeming miles for free flights.

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Stocks rise for the first time in four days

Stocks rise for the first time in four days

April 8th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone. That was the sentiment on Wall Street Tuesday as the stock market broke a three-day losing streak. The gain pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into positive territory for the year.

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Bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

Bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

April 8th, 2014 5:40 pm by Associated Press

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

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7M enrolled doesn't guarantee health law's success

7M enrolled doesn't guarantee health law's success

April 8th, 2014 7:10 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Republican opponents of the law keep pushing for a repeal, but as millions of people obtain insurance, how long can the party's strategy remain a politically viable option?

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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

April 8th, 2014 6:59 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Thousands of people with combined hearing and vision loss to have benefited from a pilot program called iCanConnect. The initiative provides low-income deaf-blind individuals with the most up-to-date telecommunications devices for free.

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Volkswagen expansion talks at standstill in Tenn.

Volkswagen expansion talks at standstill in Tenn.

April 8th, 2014 6:53 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Expansion talks at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant have ground to a halt amid disagreements about the role of organized labor at the factory in Tennessee.

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Clinchfield/Press intersection work gets under way

Clinchfield/Press intersection work gets under way

April 7th, 2014 8:57 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Tipton Construction began work on Monday near the intersection of Clinchfield and Press streets. The end result will be a reconfigured entrance into the Food City property.

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