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VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

May 27th, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

The report conducted by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research was released Wednesday and estimates the factory could add $370 million in new annual income once the expanded production is underway.

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Code Camps set at ETSU, Tusculum and Walters State this summer

Code Camps set at ETSU, Tusculum and Walters State this summer

May 26th, 2015 2:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Almost 40 female Tri-Cities students ages 10 through 18 attended a one-day 100 Girls of Code event at Sevier Middle School over the weekend, making it the largest such event to date in Tennessee.

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The road ahead for clean coal

The road ahead for clean coal

May 26th, 2015 9:15 am by Hank Hayes

The power industry says it has already spent billions to keep up with regulatory requirements and warns future mandates will hit ratepayers in the wallet with double-digit increases.

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More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

May 26th, 2015 8:58 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is offering more than 2,000 state workers to apply for buyouts. Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reach the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day

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Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

May 25th, 2015 10:16 pm by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

A group of scientists and fishermen is working on a new tool they say will allow consumers to learn the back story of a piece of fish while standing in the supermarket aisle with their smartphone.

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After decade online, YouTube redefining celebrity

After decade online, YouTube redefining celebrity

May 25th, 2015 7:50 am by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

In its 10 years of existence, YouTube has evolved from a playground for kitty videos to a $20 billion visual menagerie. Along the way, it's also become an incubator for a new type of celebrity.

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In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

May 24th, 2015 6:00 pm by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The building crew from the nonprofit Coalfield Development Corp. is part of a broad effort to tackle a legacy of the coal industry's boom-and-bust nature in many Appalachian communities: empty or unkempt buildings.

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Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

May 23rd, 2015 3:26 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Here's what you need to know about the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

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Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

May 22nd, 2015 9:55 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

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Tennessee unemployment drops to lowest rate in 7 years

Tennessee unemployment drops to lowest rate in 7 years

May 22nd, 2015 6:36 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped from 6.5 percent to 6 percent in the past year, while the national rate declined from 6.2 percent to 5.4 percent. Nonfarm employment increased by 47,000 jobs in Tennessee in the past year.

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