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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

January 19th, 2015 6:39 pm by Associated Press

In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans.

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Sullivan sales tax revenues running 5 percent higher than last year

Sullivan sales tax revenues running 5 percent higher than last year

January 19th, 2015 12:01 pm by J. H. Osborne

The best monthly showing from the period was an 8.51 percent growth, over the same month prior year, for revenue that came back to the county and cities in October. That would have been for sales taxes collected during August.

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Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

January 19th, 2015 9:30 am by Hank Hayes

Our region's two major hospital systems, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Wellmont Health System, are now pushing to get Insure Tennessee through the legislature.

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Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

January 19th, 2015 9:03 am by By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

Retail sales are expected to rise 4.5 percent this year, a full percentage point more than the 3.4 percent growth in 2014, according to Kantar Retail.

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Tenn. House, Senate at odds over who goes first on Medicaid plan

Tenn. House, Senate at odds over who goes first on Medicaid plan

January 17th, 2015 4:30 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, told reporters that he has long held the position that the Senate shouldn't get involved in the measure until it gains traction in the House. "I want to make sure it passes the House before we take it up."

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Medicare chief steps down, took part in health care roll-out

Medicare chief steps down, took part in health care roll-out

January 16th, 2015 9:05 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end of February.

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Sullivan commissioners warming to idea of TIF for Bristol apartment project

Sullivan commissioners warming to idea of TIF for Bristol apartment project

January 16th, 2015 12:19 am by J. H. Osborne

Favorable comments came from both the "upper end" and "lower end" of the county — in other words, from Kingsport-area commissioners as well as from those who represent Bristol. The commission will likely vote on the issue next week.

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

January 15th, 2015 12:07 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

The president will also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

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Aldi opening brings out a crowd

Aldi opening brings out a crowd

January 15th, 2015 11:20 am by Matthew Lane

In Kingsport, more than 200 people showed up before the opening of the store, seeing the event as a chance to get great bargains and meet new people.

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Dollar General stands firm on store divestiture figure

Dollar General stands firm on store divestiture figure

January 15th, 2015 9:54 am by Associated Press

Matthews, North Carolina-based Family Dollar has rejected numerous approaches from Dollar General, the latest worth $9.1 billion in cash.

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