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Playing with Legos could improve a child's chances of receiving a scholarship to one of the country's most prestigious technical institutions, say local officials affiliated with the FIRST Lego League, a international body that encourages students to build robots out of the popular Lego toys.

Chato Brasserie, a new full-service dining establishment, will open in May at One North Shore, according to developer George Bright.

Crown Automotive Group, the company that will reopen the shuttered former location of Prebul Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Chapman Road, is accelerating preparations to finish refurbishing what will be the biggest Chrysler dealership in Tennessee by the end of January, according to new general manager Tim Roussell.

Founded more than 70 years ago in Germany, Volkswagen has gone from producing one version of "the people's car" in its home country to being the third-largest automaker in the world.

Three years into retirement, Alan Reimann got bored. So bored that he realized the dream of playing golf every day just wasn't going to cut it. He had to find something to do with his time.

When Jack McDonald entered the mobile home business in 1970, the industry was at its peak. Hundreds of thousands of mobile homes were sold each year, with the market topping out at 579,960 sold in 1973.

The snowstorm of 2011 got an icy reception from small business owners, who said it had a chilling effect on sales.

Nichelle Patel and Patti Taylor became bakers and business owners by chance.

Business across the Chattanooga area ground to a halt Monday as most major companies advised employees to stay home, though a few with round-the-clock operations took extraordinary steps to maintain staffing levels.

DETROIT — Volkswagen late Sunday unveiled the first images of the new Chattanooga-made sedan that will feature a familiar name — Passat.

Several years ago when Tom Moore saw the beginning effects of the recession, he knew he had to start cutting costs. Instead of layoffs, he chose to go green.

A s unemployment nationwide hovers just below double digit levels, a local company is expanding its reach to help workers enhance their job skills.

When Sam Willmore showed up for an appointment Wednesday at Allcare Dental & Dentures on Shallowford Road, he found the door locked and a sign posted on the window saying the office was closed and patients' records were being sent to other dental care providers.

When Kuntal “Kevin” Patel, an immigrant from India working at his cousin’s gas station in Chattanooga, heard in 2009 that the Lenny’s Sub Shop on Gunbarrel Road was for sale, he decided the time was ripe to enter the food business.

Despite a setback that developers are calling “another bump in the road,” plans are still on track to build a multimillion-dollar hotel and conference center at Canyon Ridge Club and Resort in Walker County.

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