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Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

June 21st, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

In Wise County, the dawning era of drones is beginning to be embraced as a potential economic opportunity that should seized way ahead of the curve.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

June 19th, 2015 11:31 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The long-expected rules come one day after Pope Francis issued a teaching document calling for the world to take action to slow climate change.

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Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

June 18th, 2015 8:36 pm by Rick Wagner

Speakers look back on Phillips' 10 years as Model City mayor.

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Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

June 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Hank Hayes

May was the best single month for home sales in the Tri-Cities since the economic downturn that began in 2008, according to report released Thursday by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

June 18th, 2015 8:18 am by Hank Hayes

The report, distributed by a group called the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, says the advanced energy employment represents 32.5 percent of total employment in the Kingsport-Bristol MSA.

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Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

June 18th, 2015 7:39 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has a defiant message for groups lining up to oppose him on efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax for the first time in 25 years: "Have at it."

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Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

June 17th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Retail sales increased in each of the Tri-Cities in the first quarter despite severe weather conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

June 17th, 2015 8:31 am by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Athens must pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) off its debts at the end of the month to avoid a possible default and secure for a little longer its cherished place among the 19 countries using the single currency.

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HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

June 17th, 2015 8:26 am by Associated Press

The facility in Roanoke County employs 350 people. HSN says in a statement that the facility can't accommodate its distribution network's expanding needs and its plans for automation. The facility's operations will be transferred to Piney Flats.

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Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

June 16th, 2015 11:13 am by J. H. Osborne

The center is projected to open within a year off Spurgeon Lane along Highway 75, north of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. Supporters say will provide much-needed meeting space and also contribute to tourism and economic development efforts in the county.

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