Kingsport Times News Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Slight gains push stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

Slight gains push stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

February 24th, 2015 5:41 pm by Associated Press

The latest milestones came as investors liked what they heard from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who told Congress the central bank would be patient about raising interest rates as the economy improves.

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Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates

Yellen says Fed still 'patient' on raising rates

February 24th, 2015 11:17 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

In her semiannual economic report to Congress, Yellen sought to explain how the Fed would begin raising rates from lows near zero.

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Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall Street fight

Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall Street fight

February 23rd, 2015 7:49 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts.

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Kingsport homes sales up in January

Kingsport homes sales up in January

February 23rd, 2015 6:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Kingsport home sales increased last month compared to January 2014 while Sullivan County sales softened, according to the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors

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Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

February 23rd, 2015 9:13 am by Hank Hayes

Since 2000, about $600 million has been invested in the Kingsport location, and Domtar says $12 million in capital funds supported the facility last year.

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Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

February 23rd, 2015 8:03 am by J. H. Osborne

The best monthly showing from the period was this month - an 11.05 percent growth for revenue that came back to the county and cities, compared to February last year.

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Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

February 21st, 2015 1:39 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules.

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Eastman declares quarterly cash dividend

Eastman declares quarterly cash dividend

February 20th, 2015 6:36 pm by Staff report

The dividend, 40 cents per share on the company's common stock, is payable April 1 to stockholders of record as of March 16.

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Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

February 20th, 2015 5:43 pm by Associated Press

"A Greek exit (from the euro) is not good for anyone, including the Greeks," said Christopher of Wells Fargo. "If Greece leaves, everyone else could leave and you're left with nothing."

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New NASCAR effort promotes math, science

New NASCAR effort promotes math, science

February 20th, 2015 4:30 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

"A lot of people see cars racing and they love the sport for the sporting element of cars winning, and racing and passing. Behind all of that is pure science. It's the horsepower, and it's drag and it's aerodynamics."

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