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Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

June 22nd, 2015 1:00 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple says it's bowing to concerns raised by pop superstar Taylor Swift. The giant tech company now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.

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Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

June 21st, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

In Wise County, the dawning era of drones is beginning to be embraced as a potential economic opportunity that should seized way ahead of the curve.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

June 19th, 2015 11:31 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The long-expected rules come one day after Pope Francis issued a teaching document calling for the world to take action to slow climate change.

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Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

June 18th, 2015 8:36 pm by Rick Wagner

Speakers look back on Phillips' 10 years as Model City mayor.

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Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

June 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Hank Hayes

May was the best single month for home sales in the Tri-Cities since the economic downturn that began in 2008, according to report released Thursday by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

June 18th, 2015 8:18 am by Hank Hayes

The report, distributed by a group called the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, says the advanced energy employment represents 32.5 percent of total employment in the Kingsport-Bristol MSA.

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Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

June 18th, 2015 7:39 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has a defiant message for groups lining up to oppose him on efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax for the first time in 25 years: "Have at it."

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Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

June 17th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Retail sales increased in each of the Tri-Cities in the first quarter despite severe weather conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

June 17th, 2015 8:31 am by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Athens must pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) off its debts at the end of the month to avoid a possible default and secure for a little longer its cherished place among the 19 countries using the single currency.

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HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

June 17th, 2015 8:26 am by Associated Press

The facility in Roanoke County employs 350 people. HSN says in a statement that the facility can't accommodate its distribution network's expanding needs and its plans for automation. The facility's operations will be transferred to Piney Flats.

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