Chattanooga Diary

The value of the U.S. dollar has rallied sharply, up nearly 15 percent since May when measured against a basket of other currencies. This is the highest exchange rate for the greenback since mid-2010. So what does that mean for American families and for the U.S. economy?

  • Oct. 15th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Bea Lurie, president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, has been elected to the National Board of Girls, Inc., the organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold.

While the stock market seems pretty stable right now, layoffs at work still occur and unemployment remains too high.

Project: Dayton City School expansion. Location: 520 Cherry St., Dayton, Tenn. Owners: City of Dayton, Dayton City School.

Q: I am looking forward to Halloween, but have yet to find a costume to wear, buy candy, and set up the decorations. I plan to go shopping this weekend for my items, but does the BBB have any tips to keep in mind while I go Halloween shopping?

  • Oct. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Americans are understandably concerned about the potential for an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States. While the situation is clearly dire in West Africa, public health officials here are justifiably confident in their ability to stanch the spread if the disease gets inside the U.S.

  • Oct. 8th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

James K. Rochat has been hired as director and assistant treasurer of investments and cash management for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Q: It seems like I receive car recall notices several times a year. How necessary is it to pay attention to these? — Rachel Recall

› Project: Residuals Centrifuge Facility. › Owner: Tennessee American Water Co. › Location: Tennessee American Water Co., 109 Wiehl St.

Toyota Camry, America's best-selling car, gets a major update for the 2015 model year -- two years ahead of schedule.

The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia will host its bi-annual shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday Oct. 10 at DuPont Community Credit Union, 4503 Hixson Pike, and on Saturday Oct. 11 at Lee Corners, intersection of Lee Hwy and Hwy 153. This program is part of the BBB's effort to help people protect themselves from identity theft by shredding confidential documents.

  • Oct. 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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The world's largest retailer recently announced a new and intriguing product that may resonate with many of its customers.

  • Oct. 1st, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Tablets are all the rage. From pre-K babes through great-great grannies, it seems like everyone totes one around. iPad was the be-all-to-end-all until others entered the scene.

alons by JC provides space and brand value to wellness and beauty professionals without the overhead and time of building both.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Ralph Woodard to the position of treasurer and chief risk officer. He previously served as controller and chief accounting officer.

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