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Despite yo-yoing temperatures in the Tennessee Valley, tomatoes, basil and cilantro have been growing strong at a small shop on Rossville Avenue.

Students in the Chattanooga area will no longer have to decide between sports or schoolwork if the venture launched by entrepreneurs Bob Chester and Tim Bone takes off.

Unum Group reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings were slightly lower than analyst expectations, but the insurer signaled confidence in its financial condition by simultaneously announcing a $1 billion stock buyback.

Starting a small business is risky. With one bad decision, an entrepreneur could watch his entire savings go down the tubes in a matter of days. Only 50 percent of small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a statistic that has some potential business owners searching for safer alternatives.

As the first ready-to-ship Passats roll off the assembly line at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory in March, a company official said a decision to expand production could come later this year.

Amazon's two Hamilton Place mall-sized distribution centers planned for Southeast Tennessee are part of a broader effort by the world's largest online retailer to get better and faster, analysts say.

Ethanol destroys engines and gasoline is costly, propane industry officials say, with some now set to ask the region's maintenance officials to give the cleaner combustible a trial run in the area's commercial mowers, trimmers and blowers.

When Tommy Sisk first decided to upgrade the information technology infrastructure at T.S. Raulston, a Chattanooga-based mechanical contractor, he said he just "hodgepodged it together as best as we could do."

Whether you’re in the market for a yacht or a pontoon boat, a dock or a custom rod, the Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show this weekend may be your best bet for rock bottom prices, organizers said.

"I could make chocolate candies all day. I'm standing here dipping truffles, and I could do it all day. I just love it. I'm very detail oriented, so I love decorating each little piece. I find it very therapeutic to be able to work on each piece at a time. Chocolate is fascinating.

Hamilton Place mall and nearby stores draw 16 million people every year, and the shopping center's owners are trying to ensure the visitors come back.

Inside a small storefront along Brainerd Road, Brent Winters can see more than two years of work begin to take the shape of what he hopes will be a successful enterprise. auto analyst Jesse Toprak cited a trend over the last few months that's warming car dealers' hearts and helping their bottom lines.

A group opposing new general aviation and fixed-based operations at Chattanooga's airport says a study indicates the facilities would lose up to $3 million over five years.

Julian Kaufman decided in March 2005 to create a different type of gym -- a gym with private rooms and low-pressure selling techniques -- to appeal to consumers looking to improve their health, not just to look good at the beach.

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