Local Business News
ABINGDON, Va. — The collective salaries of Abingdon’s male employees total approximately $1.8 million more than female employees — but the gap has nothing to do with gender, according to Town Manager Greg Kelly.
BRISTOL, Va. — Two female filmmakers — Maria Sanders of Washington and Jen Poland of Ohio — discussed on Saturday how woman are portrayed in film and behind the camera.
ABINGDON, Va. — A 2017-18 season that builds on Barter Theatre’s award-winning tradition of bringing bold interpretations of audience favorites as well as new works to the stage was announced Friday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — A hearing will be held next week to consider motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Sunnybrook residents who want to keep an Intimate Treasures store from locating at the entrance to their neighborhood.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Economic growth is currently stable, but it could be better with a more qualified, productive workforce, Managing Director and Chief Economist for Wells Fargo John Silvia said in Bristol Thursday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — If approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, a road project that’s been talked about for decades that would connect the Volunteer Parkway near Bristol Motor Speedway with U.S. Highway 11W near The Pinnacle could be under construction in about 10 years.
BRISTOL, Va. — Banking giant BB&T will close 140 locations across its 15 states by the end of 2017, but the two branches in Bristol will remain open, according to a company spokesman.
WARM SPRINGS, Va. — The 3,000-megawatt pumped storage station in Bath County, Virginia, — similar to one proposed for Southwest Virginia — is the largest of its kind in the United States.
BRISTOL, Va. — Girls Inc. of Bristol officials are hopeful a yard sale this weekend will help make Christmas a little brighter for nearly 200 children across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – While many in the region are busy buying Halloween costumes and candy, Bristol Motor Speedway is busy stringing millions – that’s right, millions – of lights.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — If she does her job right, Lottie Ryans said the eight counties in Northeast Tennessee will be added to the list of ACT Work Ready Communities across the nation.
David Woodard. I am a native of Tazewell County. I graduated from Pocahontas High School and Concord University. Currently, I am completing a Masters of Public Administration through Ashford University. I’ve worked twelve years in EMS, eight years as a business owner, and seven years in loca…
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Eastman Credit Union Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Atkinson will retire Jan. 1, when Tonja Fish will step into the position.
BRISTOL, Va. — Some might like it hot — but not if you want eye-popping fall foliage. The ongoing summer-like heat has dulled the annual foliage show in the Mountain Empire, which normally brings in tourists and their dollars to the region.
Southwest Virginia lawmakers sparred with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Friday over a federal highway grant program and the Coalfields Expressway.
ABINGDON, Va. — Highlands Automotive, which does business as Blue Ridge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, plans to move its car sales and service center from Russell County to Washington County.
ABINGDON, Va. — Virginia will likely gain a seat on the board of a proposed merged health system, based on recommendations approved Thursday.
Eastman Chemical Co. officials said Monday that two coal gas explosions and a fire last week at the Kingsport, Tennessee, plant could have a $50 million to $100 million impact on the company this year.
BRISTOL, Va. — Motorists will use Bristol’s first traffic roundabout when work begins on the next phase of widening Lee Highway near Interstate 81’s Exit 5.
National Business News
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As Alaska lawmakers prepare for their fourth special session of the year, Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn't have gone through the hassle and expense of calling it if he didn't expect legislators to pass the bills on his agenda.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to reco…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The manager of Fidelity Investments' stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm's policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything.
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safe…
WASHINGTON (AP) — With stock price indexes setting record highs, many investors have been keeping a wary eye on the markets. Have stocks risen too far, too fast? Are they destined to fall from here? And what might happen if prices experienced a full-fledged correction — typically defined as …
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will begin regulating Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, a move the city wanted to get done before the 2018 Super Bowl.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say suspects in a rental truck drove through the front entrance of a Louis Vuitton (lew-EE' vit-AHN') store in Columbus and carried off about $150,000 worth of designer merchandise.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for small businesses impacted by last year's floods to apply for interest-free, partially forgivable recovery loans.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at the University of Connecticut are using 3-D printing technology to help them practice some delicate brain surgery.
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's government offers 1 million euro reward and protection to discover who killed investigative reporter.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Factory work dwindled as companies moved operations overseas. Indiana, a manufacturing powerhouse where you once could get a good-paying job even without a high school education, was falling behind.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister claimed Moroccan banks launder money from hashish trafficking.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.