Kingsport Times News Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs

Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs

July 5th, 2014 2:00 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.

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Unions representing government workers are gaining

Unions representing government workers are gaining

July 5th, 2014 12:00 am by Associated Press

Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools

PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools

July 4th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

While it is true Tennessee is pulling out of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, four Tri-Cities school officials said that is a bit misleading when people construe that as a clear move to abandon Common Core.

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Friends in Need receives money

Friends in Need receives money

July 4th, 2014 4:00 pm by Hank Hayes

FIN provides regionally supported medical, dental and counseling care for the employed, uninsured residents of Sullivan, Hawkins and Scott counties.

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Mount Carmel finalizes end of 'retail sales only' zoning on Main Street

Mount Carmel finalizes end of 'retail sales only' zoning on Main Street

July 4th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

During a special called meeting last week the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave its final approval to an ordinance that does away with the 2009 B-2 "retail only" zoning on most of Main Street.

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Scientific journal: Facebook may not have obtained 'informed consent' for study

Scientific journal: Facebook may not have obtained 'informed consent' for study

July 3rd, 2014 11:20 pm by Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

Facebook Inc. confronted more criticism Thursday when the editor of a scientific journal issued a statement suggesting the company failed to obtain "informed consent" for a controversial study of users' emotions.

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New Kingsport city manager announces internal promotions

New Kingsport city manager announces internal promotions

July 3rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

As his first official act as Kingsport's new city manager, Jeff Fleming this week announced three internal promotions aimed at strengthening the visioning, operational oversight and efficiency of city government.

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Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game

Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game

July 3rd, 2014 6:32 am by Associated Press

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.

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Whip-elect visits Kingsport, promises to push for vote on Obamacare alternative

Whip-elect visits Kingsport, promises to push for vote on Obamacare alternative

July 2nd, 2014 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined U.S. Rep. Phil Roe during a visit to Eastman Chemical Company's Kingsport headquarters and talked to about 85 Realtors, lenders and insurers during a Food City breakfast hosted by Town and County Realty.

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Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells

Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells

July 2nd, 2014 4:35 pm by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.

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