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CALHOUN, Tenn. — McMinn County Mayor John Gentry says he essentially kept two budgets amid the last business downturn in case there was a problem with the county's biggest taxpayer, known for years as the Bowater plant.

It stands to reason that lots of skilled minds sharing information will do better than a few of those minds working in isolation.

A Japanese automotive supplier is buying the world's largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings. which operates a 250-employee plant in Etowah, Tenn.

A Houston company that plans to build a $2 billion transmission line from Oklahoma to Tennessee has gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to negotiate power rates and bilateral agreements for all of its proposed 3,500 megawatt electricity route.

A regional planning effort trying to plot strategy for the 16-county area for the next 40 years has gotten its first funding from outside of Hamilton County.

Among the top 100 metropolitan areas in America, annual pay was lowest for those with at least a bachelor’s degree in these cities:

DALTON, Ga. — When the lights flick off and Green Spot Superette goes dark and quiet this evening, 60 years of commerce will fade into the night.

A downtown Market Street mainstay, as far as restaurants go, reopened its doors late last week, following an expansion that nearly doubled its space.

With oil and gas production up while consumer demand remains flat, Chattanoogans are paying less for energy whether they travel or stay at home.

The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat sedan was picked as one of KBB.Com’s 10 most confortable cars under $30,000.

NEW YORK — The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

While overall electric rates have gone up in the past year, the Tennessee Valley Authority has cut the average bill for its biggest industrial customers by an average 6.8 percent.

Staff ReportMike Collins & Associates, Inc., has completed a $2.6 million expansion of its data center and depot storage facility to expand its growing cloud-hosting operations.

Trying to gain ground in the energy drink market, Coca-Cola has bought a 16.7 percent stake in Monster for $2.15 billion.

• Government contracting workshops Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

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