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Sliding sales prompt promise for change at McDonald's

Sliding sales prompt promise for change at McDonald's

October 22nd, 2014 7:21 am by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

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Edge training facility closing doors after 11 years

Edge training facility closing doors after 11 years

October 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Trey Williams

A who's who of area players utilized the Edge Performance Sports Training Center facility to improve pitching, hitting and fielding. But the large building at 2615 South Roan Street made for a tough business model, and it will close up shop on Nov. 15.

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Business owner hopes Erwin can stomach food carts

Business owner hopes Erwin can stomach food carts

October 20th, 2014 9:52 pm by Brad Hicks

Lewis Carsten admits business was initially a little sporadic at the eatery he and his wife, Pat, opened in Erwin a little more than four months ago

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Railroad merger talks derail

Railroad merger talks derail

October 20th, 2014 1:59 pm by Tom Murphy, Associated Press

Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.

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Group surveying interest in JC food co-op

Group surveying interest in JC food co-op

October 19th, 2014 9:10 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Livable Communities subcommittee of the Johnson City Community Partnerships Group is exploring the level of interest in a food co-op in the city.

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Wellmont leaders look to leave limelight to mull merger options

Wellmont leaders look to leave limelight to mull merger options

October 17th, 2014 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

As Wellmont Health System's merger search inches toward its conclusion, leaders plan to retreat into the board room to deliberate over the remaining candidates.

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ETSU prof: Unicoi, region not yet recovered from Great Recession

ETSU prof: Unicoi, region not yet recovered from Great Recession

October 17th, 2014 9:08 pm by Brad Hicks

Members of the Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County now have a little more insight into the state of the economy in the county.

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Commissioners vote to adopt flood buyout plan

Commissioners vote to adopt flood buyout plan

October 16th, 2014 9:17 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City now has a Floodplain Buyout Program in which properties in areas that flood can be purchased from owners at their discretion when alternative methods prove unsuccessful.

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Criteria would score and award tax incentives to companies

Criteria would score and award tax incentives to companies

October 16th, 2014 8:56 pm by Nathan Baker

Washington County and its contained municipalities could soon be under a set of criteria used to score and award tax incentives to new and expanding companies to tempt them to invest in the area.

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Apple debuts iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs

Apple debuts iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs

October 16th, 2014 2:44 pm by ANICK JESDANUN and BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

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