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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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Tight inventory slows region's home sales

Tight inventory slows region's home sales

May 20th, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

So far this year, 1,376 homes sales have closed, down 31 from the first four months of last year. The year-to-date average sales price is 2.7 percent higher than last year.

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Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

May 20th, 2015 8:36 am by By Jerry Hirsch and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

At least six people have been killed by the air bags, and dozens more have been injured.

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Area hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

Area hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

May 19th, 2015 8:08 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Delayed while the state awaited import permits from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency for the seeds, some farmers in Tennessee were doubtful the approval would come in time to grow a useable crop of industrial hemp this year.

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Griffith, Roe attack EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

Griffith, Roe attack EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

May 19th, 2015 6:35 am by Hank Hayes

U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith of Southwest Virginia and Phil Roe of Northeast Tennessee voiced their fierce opposition against the plan before a MeadowView Marriott audience of embattled coal operators.

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Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

May 18th, 2015 12:38 pm by Hank Hayes

One of the biggest myths, said Jerry Bird, is most people think only about fast food and retailing when they think about franchising.

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Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

May 17th, 2015 3:35 pm by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

@MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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