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Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

April 1st, 2014 12:27 pm by Associated Press

Haslam, who has been a vocal critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to represent workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant, has long denied suggestions that tax credits, grants and other incentives were tied to the union being rejected at the factory.

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Down to the wire: Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

Down to the wire: Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

March 31st, 2014 2:43 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Supporters of the overhaul fanned out across the country in a final dash to sign up uninsured Americans.

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Liquor giant sues over Tennessee's storage law

Liquor giant sues over Tennessee's storage law

March 31st, 2014 2:06 pm by Lance Williams, Nashville

Liquor giant Diageo Americas, the owner of Tullahoma, Tenn.-based George Dickel whiskey, has sued the state of Tennessee over a nearly 80-year-old law requiring distillers to store their alcohol within the state's borders.

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Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

March 30th, 2014 8:47 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent rec

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Businesses honored for longevity

Businesses honored for longevity

March 28th, 2014 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

Nineteen Washington County businesses were honored Thursday for their decades of contributions to the local economy.

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26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

March 27th, 2014 9:33 am by staff and wire reports

The department says 646 jobs were generated and 182 new businesses sprang up in the 26 communities in 2013. Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol and Greeneville are among them.

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Developer moves forward with project in downtown Johnson City

Developer moves forward with project in downtown Johnson City

March 26th, 2014 9:01 pm by Nathan Baker

A local real estate developer hopes to continue Johnson City's downtown recent revitalization gains with a $1.2 million residential and retail project in a former Market Street hardware store.

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Leaders hope for rush job on Boones Creek TIF

Leaders hope for rush job on Boones Creek TIF

March 25th, 2014 10:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Some local leaders are looking to put a rush on expanding a special taxing district in Boones Creek to cash in on an upcoming retailers convention, but Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge wants to take a calmer approach to avoid making what he says could

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Effort to rewrite Tennessee whiskey law fails for year

Effort to rewrite Tennessee whiskey law fails for year

March 25th, 2014 12:43 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville on Tuesday moved the bill that has pitted two global liquor giants against each other to a summer study committee.

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Whiskey War: Legal definition of Tennessee whiskey back before lawmakers

Whiskey War: Legal definition of Tennessee whiskey back before lawmakers

March 25th, 2014 7:25 am by Associated Press

House and Senate committees are scheduled to take up bills seeking to undo the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey enacted last year.

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