Johnson City Press Sunday, November 23, 2014
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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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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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