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From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

July 1st, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

Supersized isn't just for french fries. Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up.

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Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

July 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in the world's two largest economies.

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NETWORKS board restructures

NETWORKS board restructures

July 1st, 2014 10:55 am by Rick Wagner

After a decade in business for business, Sullivan County's regional economic development effort is changing the way its board does business.

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Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

July 1st, 2014 7:57 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Addiction specialist Tom Reach spoke with state Rep. Tony Shipley of Kingsport and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe at the Watauga Recovery Center about the group's efforts to overcome the stigma attached to prescription treatment for opioid dependency.

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Lamar Alexander shows little interest in debates

Lamar Alexander shows little interest in debates

June 30th, 2014 10:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Alexander told reporters in Nashville on Monday that there are seven candidates running for the GOP nomination and that it would be difficult to schedule them all to appear at once.

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GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

June 30th, 2014 9:30 pm by Associated Press

The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. GM said it was aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday.

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Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

June 30th, 2014 8:36 am by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

As Washington plows toward the legal pot promised land, it's finding that getting the cannabis market off the ground has been even tougher than anyone imagined.

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Anti-meth law among those taking effect July 1

Anti-meth law among those taking effect July 1

June 30th, 2014 8:24 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A law limiting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine is among those taking effect Tuesday, as are statutes that require more disclosure from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

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Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

June 29th, 2014 3:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

NASA on Saturday tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars. The $150 million experiment was the first of three involving the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator vehicle.

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Feds order full review of Coalfields Expressway

Feds order full review of Coalfields Expressway

June 28th, 2014 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Federal Highway Administration is requiring the Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct a full environmental impact study for a 26-mile section of the Coalfields Expressway.

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