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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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Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

May 16th, 2015 11:00 pm by Holly Nelms

A constrained capital improvement plan being considered by city leaders has most funds allocated towards a new demolition landfill cell, facilities maintenance and library renovations. Money is also proposed for extension of the Greenbelt.

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Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

May 15th, 2015 8:13 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Delta will also fly to Cuba - someday.

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Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

May 15th, 2015 7:34 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

"Gross mismanagement" by senior agency leaders has wasted billions of dollars and made a "mockery" of federal laws regarding purchasing of goods and services, said Jan Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics.

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Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

May 13th, 2015 1:45 pm by By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Nine big news publishers, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, have signed on as launch partners.

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