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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

October 16th, 2014 11:29 am by Associated Press

It was the fourth straight week of declines for mortgage rates, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home.

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Johnson City may buy homes in flood-prone areas

Johnson City may buy homes in flood-prone areas

October 15th, 2014 9:05 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission will consider a resolution tonight that launches a Floodplain Buyout Program involving the purchase of residential properties in Johnson City located in the drainage basins of Brush, King, Cobb and Sinking creeks.

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A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173

A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173

October 15th, 2014 5:07 pm by Associated Press

Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge.

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Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

October 15th, 2014 4:16 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

October 15th, 2014 9:37 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Sales have risen 4.3 percent in the past 12 months, slightly below their historical pace.

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Downtown microbrewery gets hopping at soft open

Downtown microbrewery gets hopping at soft open

October 13th, 2014 9:55 pm by Nathan Baker

The proprietors of Johnson City's newest microbrewery expected to give customers a frothy taste at an event last week, but what they uncapped was an unexpected blast of demand in the area.

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Wellmont first replaces CEO, now COO amid merger search

Wellmont first replaces CEO, now COO amid merger search

October 13th, 2014 2:11 pm by Nathan Baker

Another member of Wellmont Health System's executive leadership resigned this month, leaving an empty spot months before an expected announcement regarding a possible merger.

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The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

October 13th, 2014 1:07 pm by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.

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Regional chambers shift to neutral on potential Wellmont merger

Regional chambers shift to neutral on potential Wellmont merger

October 10th, 2014 9:33 pm by Nathan Baker

In the raging debate over the fate of the region's two hospital systems, the Tri-Cities' three business-oriented groups will remain as neutral as Switzerland - for the time being.

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Food City leaving West Market Street as work on ALDI progresses

Food City leaving West Market Street as work on ALDI progresses

October 9th, 2014 9:02 pm by Nathan Baker

The Food City store at the intersection of West Market Street and North State of Franklin Road has been in existence long enough to have earned a driver's license, if you'll pardon the anthropomorphization, and when it motors down the road to a new locati

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