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Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

April 7th, 2015 7:59 am by Hank Hayes

Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program since 2008, Eastman said it has made improvements in its energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, cost savings and lowered emissions.

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MSHA bond rating on 'rating watch'

MSHA bond rating on 'rating watch'

April 6th, 2015 11:10 pm by Staff report

Fitch Ratings said it had made the move due to the announcement that MSHA and Wellmont have signed an agreement to explore a merger.

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Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

April 6th, 2015 9:33 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports documents show the plant wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the original expansion, 25 percent more than first planned. The additional expansion will add about $18 million to the $900 million project.

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Wellmont, MSHA  try to turn the page after competing hard against each other for more than a decade

Wellmont, MSHA try to turn the page after competing hard against each other for more than a decade

April 5th, 2015 5:48 pm by Hank Hayes

Wellmont Health System's planned merger with Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) ends more than a decade of on-and-off competitive acrimony between the region's two major health care providers.

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Five years after coal mine blast, explosion risks persist

Five years after coal mine blast, explosion risks persist

April 4th, 2015 7:27 pm by Associated Press

The nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades exposed lax safety measures at some Appalachian mines, issues that persist five years later despite the crackdown that followed, according to a review of federal inspection records.

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Wellmont, MSHA kick off historic merger

Wellmont, MSHA kick off historic merger - VIDEO

April 2nd, 2015 5:27 pm by Hank Hayes

Together, the two systems employ about 14,000 people, have revenues approaching $2 billion and run 19 hospitals in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Wellmont, MSHA sign term sheet

Wellmont, MSHA sign term sheet

April 2nd, 2015 11:01 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - In advance of a 2 p.m. news briefing to be held today, both Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) announced their boards have signed a "term sheet" outlining a merger agreement.

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Kingsport woman gives up Facebook 'habit' for Lent

Kingsport woman gives up Facebook 'habit' for Lent

April 1st, 2015 7:30 am by Marci Gore

Eva Pearson, a wife and mother of two young children, said she saw a friend's Facebook post back in February that simply read, "See you in April." Just that one sentence resonated with Pearson.

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Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

April 1st, 2015 6:17 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit.

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Update: Mountain States CEO confirms Wellmont merger in email to employees

Update: Mountain States CEO confirms Wellmont merger in email to employees

March 31st, 2015 6:49 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

"An agreement has not yet been signed, but we anticipate that will happen in the next 24 hours," wrote Alan Levine.

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