Kingsport Times News Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Government made $100B in improper payments

Government made $100B in improper payments

July 9th, 2014 7:34 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs.

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Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

July 8th, 2014 10:10 pm by Hank Hayes

Frank Theaters has not responded to a request for new information about the project, although the company continues to say on its Web site (www.franktheatres.com) that an IMAX is coming to Kingsport.

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Rolls-Royce luxury car sales soar worldwide

Rolls-Royce luxury car sales soar worldwide

July 8th, 2014 9:52 pm by Associated Press

They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

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Eastman announces release of  its 2014 sustainability report

Eastman announces release of its 2014 sustainability report

July 8th, 2014 9:18 pm by Hank Hayes

The comprehensive Global Reporting Initiative-compliant report provides a review of the company's sustainability strategy, progress, advancements and goals.

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Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

July 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

This year's record wave of automotive recalls continued Tuesday with Ford Motor Co. calling back about 101,000 vehicles in North America—including its Edge and Flex sport-utility vehicles, for a variety of problems

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Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

July 8th, 2014 8:36 pm by Associated Press

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed.

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Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

July 8th, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified.

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KPD crash reports now available online

KPD crash reports now available online

July 8th, 2014 12:26 pm by Staff Report

Individuals needing to access Kingsport crash reports for insurance and other purposes no longer have to physically visit the police department on Shelby Street.

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Vending machines go gourmet for upscale customers

Vending machines go gourmet for upscale customers

July 8th, 2014 9:00 am by By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

At Hollywood and Highland Center, mere steps from Hollywood Boulevard's souvenir-hawking dives, tourists can drop up to $1,000 on fine caviar. But they aren't pampered with white-glove service.

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Border money request won't include policy change

Border money request won't include policy change

July 8th, 2014 8:44 am by ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

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