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Moto Japanese Restaurant: exemplary cuisine, great service

Moto Japanese Restaurant: exemplary cuisine, great service

August 2nd, 2014 10:50 am by Mystery Diner

These days, excellent customer service is fast becoming a must-have for any business, and especially so if that business serves food and drink in exchange for money.

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Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

August 1st, 2014 9:48 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it didn't have a turnout like one would see on Black Friday, local retailers said shoppers were lined up outside their doors in anticipation of what might be the state's second-most coveted shopping event of the year.

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TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

August 1st, 2014 12:12 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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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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