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New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

March 28th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We sell a lot of Ashley (Furniture) products on the floor," said business owner Paul Bellamy, who also has downtown furniture outlets. "We also have other brands. We have Catnapper (Furniture). It's living room and sectional recliners."

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Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

March 28th, 2015 4:00 pm by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Despite its own warnings about such vulnerabilities two decades ago, the federal government has taken no steps to require Internet companies to have backup systems.

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Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

March 28th, 2015 2:13 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.

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YUM-YUM: The Power of the Bite

March 27th, 2015 6:55 pm by Staff Report

Food lovers and art lovers united at Nelson Fine Art Center in Johnson City during YUM-YUM: The Power of the Bite - a fundraiser for bicycle-inspired public works of art for Johnson City.

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Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

March 27th, 2015 12:04 pm by FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Prosecutors didn't say what type of illness - mental or physical - the co-pilot may have been suffering from. German media reported Friday that the 27-year-old had received treatment for depression.

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Kingsport fuels growth in Sullivan tax revenues

Kingsport fuels growth in Sullivan tax revenues

March 26th, 2015 5:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

The bulk of the growth since the fiscal year began, as well as for the monthly revenue generated during January, came from businesses inside the city of Kingsport.

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Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says

Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says

March 26th, 2015 3:29 pm by LORI HINNANT and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

March 26th, 2015 7:06 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

It's a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

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Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

March 25th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Production at the site will cease in April, and site closure is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015, Eastman said in a prepared release.

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H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

March 25th, 2015 7:15 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft.

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