TN Valley

TTI Floor Care North America, which bought Oreck Co. out of bankruptcy last summer, plans to expand Oreck's Cookeville, Tenn.,plant and add 211 jobs over the next five years.

A new statewide survey shows more than two-thirds of Tennesseans believe new EPA controls on carbon emissions from coal and oil facilities will reduce pollution and help public health.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it finished above 1,000 for the first time.

NEW YORK — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

The next-generation Cadillac SRX likely will be produced at the GM plant in Spring Hill, and news about a new GMC vehicle to be assembled at the plant also could be included in Wednesday morning's press conference at the facility.

A critique is coming, one that spans Chattanooga's startups and the investors, accelerators and incubators that help them along.

Chattanooga Airport has the second cheapest average air fares among the state's major airports, according to a website that tracks ticket prices, with higher passenger boardings helping drive down the cost.

A Belgian manufacturer of textile and carpet machines will move a plant to Chattanooga from Dalton, consolidating operations across the U.S. at a 35,000-square-foot facility on Relocation Way, in Ooltewah, company officials said.

By the numbers

A salary of $53,046—the national median—has the same purchasing power in Hawaii as a salary of $39,106 in Mississippi.

ATHENS, Tenn — Kathy Knight says a new $28 million HP Pelzer factory that's building automotive soundproofing products here is growing faster than company officials first thought.

Forget about marking tools with tape or scratching them with something sharp to create unique identifiers.

• East Brainerd Council Meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court.

The United Auto Workers local in Chattanooga plans to elect officers in about a month for the unit trying to organize workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant.

TVA has opened one of the spillways at its Douglas Dam and resorted to an old-fashion method of keeping adequate oxygen levels in the river after lightning ruptured part of the utility's water oxygenation system.

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