Johnson City Press Monday, December 22, 2014
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UAW makes first inroads into  Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

UAW makes first inroads into Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

December 9th, 2014 7:16 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.

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Tri-Cities prepares to say 'guten tag' to new German supermarket

Tri-Cities prepares to say 'guten tag' to new German supermarket

December 8th, 2014 9:57 pm by Nathan Baker

Now weeks away from opening, the ALDI stores in Johnson City and Kingsport have put the call out for employees, a search that shouldn't be difficult with the above-average wages offered.

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Honda adds 2.6M vehicles to air bag repair list

Honda adds 2.6M vehicles to air bag repair list

December 8th, 2014 3:11 pm by Associated Press

The Japanese automaker is the only company to comply with demand from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to do repairs nationwide.

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Playing catchup: Tri-Cities Crossing retail project joins forces with Kingsport economic planners

Playing catchup: Tri-Cities Crossing retail project joins forces with Kingsport economic planners

December 8th, 2014 10:50 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The development at the juncture of I-26 and I-81 lags behind major retail projects in Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va.

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High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 9:48 am by Associated Press

The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Start, completion dates changed for construction of Johnson City Downtown Event Facility

Start, completion dates changed for construction of Johnson City Downtown Event Facility

December 5th, 2014 9:38 pm by Gary B. Gray

Based Trademark General Contractors has asked for and received an OK from city commissioners to change its start and substantial completion dates on Johnson City's new Downtown Event Facility.

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Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

December 5th, 2014 3:40 pm by Michael Felberbaum, Associated Press

Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond recently brewed "Jane's Percimon Beer" unearthed from the book in the Virginia Historical Society's collections from the 1700s that contains food, medicinal remedies and beer recipes.

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Haslam says Medicaid expansion deal close

Haslam says Medicaid expansion deal close

December 5th, 2014 1:46 pm by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's talked with nine other Republican governors who have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states and plans to announce this month what he will do.

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IRS reports telephone scam targeting area

IRS reports telephone scam targeting area

December 5th, 2014 12:59 pm by Staff Report

Telephone scammers claiming to be representatives of the federal Internal Revenue Service have recently been targeting Johnson City residents, the agency reported this week.

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NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

December 5th, 2014 11:45 am by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

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