Kingsport Times News Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

April 7th, 2014 3:17 pm by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. Alongside the practical Toyotas and Fords are Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Teslas, to name a few.

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5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

April 7th, 2014 8:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Hiring over the past 12 months has outpaced population growth. More workers in the prime 25- to 54-year-old age group are finding jobs.

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State grant funds added seating for Lee Theater

State grant funds added seating for Lee Theater

April 6th, 2014 11:59 pm by Wes Bunch

The town of Pennington Gap is preparing to add more than 150 seats to the historic Lee Theater thanks to a $75,000 grant last week from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

April 6th, 2014 10:10 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors.

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Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

April 6th, 2014 5:39 pm by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade.

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GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate

GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate

April 6th, 2014 5:23 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices.

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

April 6th, 2014 2:05 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks of food poisoning by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.

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Skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows crowds

Skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows crowds

April 6th, 2014 1:53 pm by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game, which kicked off a citywide series of events called Philly Tech Week.

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Small business summit coming to Southwest Virginia

Small business summit coming to Southwest Virginia

April 6th, 2014 9:43 am by Staff Report

Aspiring and active small business entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia are invited to The Opportunity Summit on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon.

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EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

April 5th, 2014 4:51 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Eastman Chemical Co. takes its role seriously as a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program for more than just monetary reasons.

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