Kingsport Times News Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 1:59 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

March 19th, 2015 12:46 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. government is responsible for only a small portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but the Obama administration is hoping that taking aggressive steps at home will increase the political pressure on other countries to do the same.

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EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

March 18th, 2015 7:45 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - President Barack Obama's administration won't be backing away from tightening federal regulations negatively impacting the coal industry, an EPA Regional Administrator indicated on Wednesday.

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Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 10:41 am by Matthew Lane

A Vancouver-based specialty snack foods company plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport later this year through a $22 million investment in a new manufacturing facility and the creation of 273 new jobs.

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Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

March 18th, 2015 6:47 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build a new $160 million supplier park at its Tennessee assembly plant that the Japanese automaker projects to attract more than 1,000 jobs.

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Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

March 17th, 2015 9:30 pm by Hank Hayes

It's scientists versus pirates in the Northern Arabian Sea. To help the scientists win, Eastman Chemical Co. is partnering with a research organization to develop an ocean buoy to gather climate science data.

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BMS official named commissioner of Tennessee tourism development

BMS official named commissioner of Tennessee tourism development

March 17th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam named Kevin Triplett as commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development. Triplett, 49, is vice president of public affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Stocks mostly fall as Fed meets on interest rates

Stocks mostly fall as Fed meets on interest rates

March 17th, 2015 6:15 pm by Associated Press

Losses were small, but spread across industries. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped, led by a 1.2 percent fall in raw-material companies.

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Sullivan will save millions through bond refinancing

Sullivan will save millions through bond refinancing

March 17th, 2015 3:35 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County taxpayers will save $4.6 million thanks to a bond refinancing process completed last week, Accounts and Budgets Director Larry Bailey told the Sullivan County Commission on Monday.

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Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

March 17th, 2015 7:53 am by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

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