Johnson City Press Thursday, August 28, 2014
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US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

August 1st, 2014 11:00 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

July's gain was less than in the previous three months, though, and probably wasn't strong enough to intensify fears that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates to curb inflation.

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Can city rules stomach food trucks?

Can city rules stomach food trucks?

July 31st, 2014 9:31 pm by Nathan Baker

The purveyors of a new mobile eatery in downtown Johnson City are hitching their wagon to the recent rise in popularity of food trucks, although some regulatory speed bumps may slow progress.

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Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

July 31st, 2014 10:41 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Since 2006, Tennessee has been holding a Sales Tax Holiday the first weekend in August each year.

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Wellmont continues to explore merger options

Wellmont continues to explore merger options

July 30th, 2014 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

An announcement made Wednesday by Wellmont Health Systems regarding the status of the board of directors' search to explore merger options answers some questions, but leaves others without reply.

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Douglas Dynamics, Bosch sites purchased; expansion of workforces expected

Douglas Dynamics, Bosch sites purchased; expansion of workforces expected

July 30th, 2014 8:53 pm by Nathan Baker

Years dormant manufacturing sites will soon see new activity as companies, workers and equipment move into two Johnson City industrial buildings.

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Industrial parks cited as keys to area's growth

Industrial parks cited as keys to area's growth

July 30th, 2014 1:22 pm by Tony Casey

The tools for widespread economic development are here and Northeast Tennessee is the verge of that boom, all the area needs is a little push.

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2nd lawsuit filed against Model Mill developers, Chamber of Commerce

2nd lawsuit filed against Model Mill developers, Chamber of Commerce

July 29th, 2014 11:31 pm by Nathan Baker

A second legal attack against the development of the former Model Mill property was filed last week, this one complaining that Chamber of Commerce CEO Gary Mabrey misrepresented the organization's intention for the dilapidated structure.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 3:30 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Another developer shows interest in Lot 8

Another developer shows interest in Lot 8

July 23rd, 2014 9:16 pm by Nathan Baker

Another developer is interested in the access deprived Lot 8, but the members of Johnson City's Public Building Authority have been in this position before.

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Softball tournament returns to Johnson City

Softball tournament returns to Johnson City

July 23rd, 2014 10:54 am by Nathan Baker

City leaders and tournament organizers announced the upcoming tournament, which begins with an opening ceremony this weekend and the first game Monday, at a press conference Wednesday at the Winged Deer Park softball fields.

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