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EPA signals new pollution controls, says climate-changing gases endanger people's health

December 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmad

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Kennedy calls mountain top removal mining a crime

December 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Monday that mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is a crime, and that if the American people could see it, there would be a revolution.

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U.N. officials say climate finale may have happy ending

December 6th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Delegates converged Sunday for the grand finale of two years of tough, sometimes bitter negotiations on a climate change treaty, as U.N. officials calculated that pledges offered in the last few weeks to reduce greenhouse gases put the world within reach

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Battle over mountaintop mining slowly gains ground

December 6th, 2009 12:00 am by Associated Press

Environmental activists gained more momentum this year than in the past decade against the destructive, uniquely Appalachian form of strip mining known as mountaintop removal, though they have yet to mobilize the millions of supporters they want.

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Kingsport native coming home to share business success story

December 6th, 2009 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT He left Kingsport years ago to pursue his education and grow his business. Now Michael Strickland will return this week to his hometown to share his success story in hopes of inspiring others to pursue excellence in their own business ventures.

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Jobless rate drops to 10 percent in Nov.; employers shed 11,000 jobs

December 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff and wire reports

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November as employers cut the smallest number of jobs since the recession began.Many economists expect the unemployment rate to climb into next year as the economy struggles to generate enoug

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NETWORKS achieves mixed results on goals; recession blamed for poor land sales

December 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

BRISTOL, Tenn. Sullivan County's combined economic development effort has exceeded two of its four basic goals for 2009. However, on a more detailed scorecard, the NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership fell far short of its goal on the sale of land, which NE

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Critics fear Comcast will charge more, offer less

December 4th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Comcast Corp.'s bid on Thursday to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion will give the nation's largest cable TV operator effective control of a legendary TV network, an array of other cable channels, including Bravo, and the Universal

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