Johnson City Press Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Feds say residents may pay less for winter warmth

Feds say residents may pay less for winter warmth

October 7th, 2014 9:41 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

With the past several months of declining crude oil prices, residential electric rates have dropped as well and with the mild winter weather government experts expect, this winter's heating costs may be a little easier to bear.

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Haslam questions high jobless rate in Tennessee

Haslam questions high jobless rate in Tennessee

October 7th, 2014 2:12 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The most recent national unemployment rate released Friday was 5.9 percent - the lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession in July 2008. Meanwhile, Tennessee's jobless rate was 7.4 percent in August.

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Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

October 7th, 2014 11:56 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week.

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Food City to purchase site for new store

Food City to purchase site for new store

October 6th, 2014 10:48 pm by Nathan Baker

A proposed supermarket-anchored shopping center will be half as large as originally planned now that the central tenant will also be the landlord.

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Remembering Cappy

October 6th, 2014 5:25 pm by Staff Report

Friends and family signed a large banner and left trinkets and stuffed animals at the former site of Cappy's Apex, after owner Lynn "Cappy" Ervin's death Saturday after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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Hamilton Place construction to yield sporting goods store, 125 jobs

Hamilton Place construction to yield sporting goods store, 125 jobs

October 4th, 2014 10:11 pm by Nathan Baker

A Johnson City shopping center silent of the sounds of construction for the last two years has once again churned to dusty life.

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi

Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi

October 3rd, 2014 2:46 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

The chain forced guests to pay as much as $1,000 each to use the hotel's own connection.

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Manufacturing decline: U.S. factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

Manufacturing decline: U.S. factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

October 2nd, 2014 10:39 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The big drop was heavily influenced by a plunge in volatile aircraft orders.

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Dropping gas prices may see bump in area

Dropping gas prices may see bump in area

October 1st, 2014 9:08 pm by Nathan Baker

The falling gasoline prices experienced in the Tri-Cities lately may make a slight upward swoosh in the coming weeks, but experts say the sub-$3 range is not out of the question for local motorists this winter.

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Rezoning possible for South Roan Street retail development

Rezoning possible for South Roan Street retail development

October 1st, 2014 8:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Land owned by Johnson City's Mooneyhan Properties on South Roan Street between University Parkway and East Highland Road could be rezoned to accommodate a 13,500-square-foot retail development should city commissioners agree tonight to move the matter for

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