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Justice Dept. seeks to ease path for corporate prosecutions

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Justice Dept. seeks to ease path for corporate prosecutions

September 11th, 2015 9:02 am by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Despite the many challenges in bringing such cases, the Justice Department is renewing its commitment to prosecuting corporate executives for financial misdeeds, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates said Thursday.

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Workshops help farmers and chefs connect for new statewide alliance

Workshops help farmers and chefs connect for new statewide alliance

September 13th, 2015 8:30 am by State Contributor

The Tennessee Farm and Restaurant Alliance will serve as a hub for farm-to-food service relationships and for information about issues related to farm and food business.

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Court blocks pesticide use over concerns about bees

Court blocks pesticide use over concerns about bees

September 10th, 2015 10:35 pm by Associated Press

A federal appeals court Thursday blocked the use of a pesticide over concerns about its effect on honey bees, which have mysteriously disappeared across the country in recent years.

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First Look: What's inside matters in new iPhones

First Look: What's inside matters in new iPhones

September 10th, 2015 9:24 am by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

The new iPhones look the same as last year's models on the outside. But changes on the inside matter, from camera improvements to new sensors that enable quicker access to tasks.

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Chris Renee Cosmetics expands to Washington County, Va.

Chris Renee Cosmetics expands to Washington County, Va.

September 9th, 2015 7:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that Chris Renee Cosmetics LLC will invest more than $2 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in the Oak Park Center for Business and Industry in Washington County.

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United CEO Jeff Smisek steps down amid federal investigation

United CEO Jeff Smisek steps down amid federal investigation

September 9th, 2015 9:20 am by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

United Airlines abruptly replaced its CEO as a federal investigation continued into whether the airline gave preferential treatment to a former chairman of the agency that operates the New York-area airports

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Moonshine distillery opens in downtown Kingsport

Moonshine distillery opens in downtown Kingsport

September 8th, 2015 3:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

Hook & Ladder offers five flavors, with new ones introduced each month. So far there are a 140 proof straight shine, 100 proof straight shine, cinnaburn, salted carmel, mango and honey.

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Apple event to focus on new iPhones, Apple TV and Siri

Apple event to focus on new iPhones, Apple TV and Siri

September 8th, 2015 9:42 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers; ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers

Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected to show off a new Apple TV system and a bigger role in the home for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant.

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New medical coding system aims to help track quality of care

New medical coding system aims to help track quality of care

September 7th, 2015 2:30 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

On Oct. 1, physicians and hospitals must start using a massive new coding system to describe patient visits on insurance claims. The change should help officials better track quality of care, spot early warning signs and look for illness or injury trends.

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TCRA's Aerospace Park is ready to go

TCRA's Aerospace Park is ready to go

September 7th, 2015 10:00 am by Hank Hayes

The 21-acre site is certified "for immediate development" by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

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KEDB: Heritage Glass has defaulted on its lease

KEDB: Heritage Glass has defaulted on its lease

September 6th, 2015 5:46 pm by Hank Hayes

The glass maker suspended operations in late May and cited a "potential reinvestment and reorganization situation." But there's no indication the situation has gotten any better.

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