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GUEST EDITORIAL: End special treatment of online-only retailers

GUEST EDITORIAL: End special treatment of online-only retailers

September 9th, 2013 9:33 am by Roland Myer, President of Tennessee Retail Association

Online-only retailers, unless they have a physical presence like a store or warehouse, are not required to collect sales taxes. Brick-and-mortar retailers must collect and send that tax to the state.

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In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

September 9th, 2013 9:24 am by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

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Report: US spied on Brazil's Petrobras, Google

Report: US spied on Brazil's Petrobras, Google

September 9th, 2013 8:57 am by BRADLEY BROOKS, Associated Press

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate the National Security Agency spied on Brazil's state-run oil company, the private computer networks of Google and a company that facilitates most of the world's international bank transfers, a Brazilian TV repor

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Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria

Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria

September 9th, 2013 8:53 am by Associated Press

Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be "repercussions" against any U. S. military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack in his country.

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Cocke County man sentenced in plot to harm TBI agent

Cocke County man sentenced in plot to harm TBI agent

September 8th, 2013 9:54 pm by Associated Press

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — A Cocke County man who was indicted along with his mother in a plot to harm a TBI agent, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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Report: World Trade Center naming rights sold for $10 in 1986

Report: World Trade Center naming rights sold for $10 in 1986

September 8th, 2013 9:48 pm by Associated Press

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — The public agency that owned the World Trade Center sold its naming rights to a nonprofit more than two decades ago for $10 and now pays thousands of dollars a year to use the name, according to a published report.

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Band of Republicans pushes immigration in House

Band of Republicans pushes immigration in House

September 8th, 2013 9:31 pm by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press

GROVELAND, Fla. — In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster has gotten an earful.

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12 children hurt when fair ride loses power

12 children hurt when fair ride loses power

September 8th, 2013 9:23 pm by Associated Press

NORWALK, Conn. — A dozen children were injured when an amusement ride at a Connecticut fair broke down on Sunday, sending the swinging riders careening into each when the ride came to a sudden halt, authorities said.

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DCS commissioner tasked with turnaround  at troubled agency

DCS commissioner tasked with turnaround at troubled agency

September 8th, 2013 7:30 pm by Hank Hayes

GRAY — Jim Henry is responsible for turning around a Tennessee state agency with a checkered past in general and one troubling statistic in particular.

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City lines up firm for J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovation — at $4.59 million

City lines up firm for J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovation — at $4.59 million premium content

September 8th, 2013 7:19 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The city of Kingsport has found a company to renovate and expand J. Fred Johnson Stadium for just under $4.6 million.

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