Kingsport Times News Friday, March 6, 2015
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Stocks advance on earnings, possible Greece deal

Stocks advance on earnings, possible Greece deal

February 10th, 2015 5:02 pm by Associated Press

"The economic data is coming in OK, and when you delve into the big picture of the earnings reports, they're not bad," said Robert Pavlik, Chief Investment Strategist at Boston Private Wealth. "People want to be in the market when it starts to go back up.

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Fire at Phipps Bend disrupts plant's schedule

Fire at Phipps Bend disrupts plant's schedule

February 10th, 2015 2:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE - It occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. at Cooper Standard, inside the Phipps Bend Industrial Park. The Church Hill Fire Department responded to find that a dust filter on a deburring machine had caught fire.

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

February 10th, 2015 8:52 am by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company's Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations.

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Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

February 10th, 2015 8:16 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Although some members expressed concern over some potential outcomes, Jonesborough's Board of Mayor and Aldermen took one step toward permitting the town's convenience stores to offer beer samples.

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Stocks head lower as concerns mount over China, Greece

Stocks head lower as concerns mount over China, Greece

February 9th, 2015 5:29 pm by Associated Press

For investors, the worry is that if Greece drops the European currency, it could have unpredictable consequences for the wider financial system. One fear is that other countries with much larger economies might follow Greece out the door.

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Multi-purpose sports facility comes to downtown Kingsport

Multi-purpose sports facility comes to downtown Kingsport

February 9th, 2015 8:30 am by Hank Hayes

In addition to basketball tourneys, they hope to do events with indoor soccer, volleyball, wrestling, corporate outings and birthday parties. They will also rent courts out by the hour for practice space. And they have concessions inside the building.

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State of the county: Sullivan Mayor talks about area's challenges, opportunities

State of the county: Sullivan Mayor talks about area's challenges, opportunities

February 9th, 2015 7:56 am by Rick Wagner

"We're trying to restore confidence ," said Richard Venable, four months into a four-year term. "The public lost confidence at every (governmental) level."

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Expert questions if region can support new shopping centers

Expert questions if region can support new shopping centers

February 7th, 2015 3:00 pm by Hank Hayes

The economist with his finger on the pulse of the region's retail and labor markets suggests there's a "paradox" between the two.

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Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

February 7th, 2015 12:16 am by Hank Hayes

"Kingsport is on a roll," Isaac Webb, 2015 Kingsport Chamber chair and district manager with Appalachian Power, said in a prepared release. "And we are poised for even greater growth and more success this year and in the years to come."

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Safe-play stocks, bonds and gold sink after US hiring surge

Safe-play stocks, bonds and gold sink after US hiring surge

February 6th, 2015 5:49 pm by Associated Press

When nervous investors crowd into safe-haven assets, it's known on Wall Street as a "flight to safety." On Friday, it was a flight from safety as investors grew more confident that the economy would grow.

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