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Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

June 2nd, 2015 11:51 am by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared to the same period a year ago, and up 14 percent among all international arrivals.

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Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

June 1st, 2015 2:30 pm by Associated Press

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has proposed raising premiums next year by an average of more than 36 percent after losing $141 million during its first year of offering individual health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Sullivan officials seek attorney review of insurance pact

Sullivan officials seek attorney review of insurance pact

June 1st, 2015 10:02 am by J. H. Osborne

Insurance Committee Chairman Mark Bowery said taped conversations with the company's representative can be used to show the committee was misled about what was covered by the written contract.

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Help wanted: Next-generation STEM jobs

Help wanted: Next-generation STEM jobs

June 1st, 2015 8:32 am by Hank Hayes

Getting millennials and other young people attracted to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers and entry-level manufacturing jobs has the full attention of higher education and corporations.

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Veteran economic developer retiring from NETWORKS

Veteran economic developer retiring from NETWORKS

May 31st, 2015 5:30 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE - Jack Lawson is literally taking a hike. Actually, he'll be taking multiple ones.

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Senate meets with key Patriot Act provisions on the ropes

Senate meets with key Patriot Act provisions on the ropes

May 31st, 2015 5:00 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Until the impasse is resolved, the NSA will lose its legal authority to collect and search domestic phone records for connections to international terrorists, the once-secret program revealed by agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Lights out? City planning board takes another month to mull border lights change

Lights out? City planning board takes another month to mull border lights change

May 30th, 2015 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The "visual clutter" amendment is not quite ready for prime time as the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission takes another month to think further about whether or not to ban lights placed around the doors and windows of local businesses.

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AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

May 30th, 2015 5:30 am by ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer

American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.

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Tri-Cities employment up slightly in first quarter

Tri-Cities employment up slightly in first quarter

May 29th, 2015 12:13 am by Hank Hayes

Still, the ETSU report noted about 14,500 people are without jobs, but the overall jobless rate for the Tri-Cities metro area was 6.4 percent compared to 6.9 percent in 2014 and 8.1 percent in 2013.

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Heritage Glass suspends operations

Heritage Glass suspends operations

May 27th, 2015 3:21 pm by Hank Hayes

The move at the Kingsport facility occurred at the end of business on Wednesday pending a "potential reinvestment and reorganization situation."

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