Kingsport Times News Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Tennessee lawmakers: Block FCC ruling on municipal broadband

Tennessee lawmakers: Block FCC ruling on municipal broadband

March 3rd, 2015 7:21 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of state House and Senate had written to the FCC to urge the panel not to override a state law blocking Chattanooga's electric utility from expanding its super-fast Internet network beyond its service area.

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Jordan, other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

Jordan, other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

March 2nd, 2015 7:34 pm by Associated Press

Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion.

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VEDP says it's filling the big hole created by lost coal jobs

VEDP says it's filling the big hole created by lost coal jobs

March 2nd, 2015 8:20 am by Hank Hayes

"We're on it. ... We have been at it for many, many years looking at doing our part to diversify (the Southwest Virginia economy), VEDP President and CEO Martin Briley said in a phone interview.

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Plans afoot for second Bojangles' in Kingsport

Plans afoot for second Bojangles' in Kingsport

March 1st, 2015 7:05 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - It looks like Kingsport could be a two-Bojangles' town later this year.

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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 1st, 2015 4:45 pm by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Following HTC's announcement of a new HTC One smartphone that sports a better camera, Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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Malaysia jet mystery leads to new plane tracking test

Malaysia jet mystery leads to new plane tracking test

March 1st, 2015 1:10 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

March 1st, 2015 1:01 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday in a 260-mile-high action that unfolded 50 years to the month of the world's first spacewalk.

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Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

February 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says it may have been a "mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville that started its life as a Saturn factory.

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Fourth-quarter ETSU labor report shows conflicting picture

Fourth-quarter ETSU labor report shows conflicting picture

February 25th, 2015 9:46 pm by Hank Hayes

The negative view, based on data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), shows employment declining. But the positive view shows total payroll employment increasing based on data from the Current Employment Survey (CES).

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Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

February 25th, 2015 5:18 pm by Associated Press

"The market is just trying to figure out whether the next move is up or down," said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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