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Carey O'Neil

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Donnie Marsh has 20 years of experience cleaning windows with his father's business in Gainesville, Fla., but started New View when he moved to Chattanooga in December.

Adam Litchfield leaps across the office floor to smash a ping-pong ball back at his co-workers, just barely making the play before slamming into his own glass office wall.

Ten-year-old twins Lexie and Thomas Conn look like they could barely manage to handle a foot-long hot dog.

Name: Nudge Location:, based in Chattanooga Contact information: 423-521-1969

Unemployment in the Chattanooga area jumped last month by eight-tenths of a percent to the highest rate since last fall, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday.

The congressional delay this spring in approving more federal money for road projects cut second-quarter earnings for Astec Industries Inc. and pushed shares of the Chattanooga-based asphalt equipment maker down by more than 6.1 percent.

Node is a sensor that connects with iPhones to detect motion, light, weather, radiation and several other metrics.

Charles Holt can almost see the bulldozers lined up outside his dentist office, but he's not sure when they'll plow forward and knock down his walls.

Name: Simulosity Location: Mobile with offices at 100 Cherokee Blvd., Contact information: Owner Hoyt Jolly, 404-610-3310,

Construction has begun on a downtown, 108-unit apartment complex scheduled to open this fall. Bob McKenzie is part of the development group that bought St. Barnabas senior apartments after it shut down in May.

Developers plan to bring a grocery store -- expected to be a Publix -- to Chattanooga's North Shore by the end of 2013.

Tri-State Lanes closed its doors Monday, ending 40 years of strikes, turkeys and the occasional perfect game.

Name: Thrive Studio Location: 191 River St. near Coolidge Park Contact information: 423-800-0676,

As Qwintral Branham searches for work, his biggest problem isn't his qualifications or the constricted job market, but finding a job on the bus line.

Based in Chattanooga, personal trainer Kelly Summersett travels to workplaces throughout the region.

Peter Hurley had two options; make some serious lifestyle changes or die.

Name: SociallyU Location: 1467 Market St., Chattanooga Contact information: 423-709-8955,

What's loud, red and brown all over? Pretty much everyone after a day at the new mud park in Sweetwater, Tenn.

Today kicks off the longest Fourth of July holiday travel season possible, experts say.

Science fiction stories often include near-magical devices that allow instant translation of any dialect.

A co-founder of North Shore Yoga will open her own studio in Warehouse Row on Sept. 1.

Farley's & Sathers is closing some of its confectionery operations in Chattanooga in the wake of its recent merger with Chicago-based Ferrara Pan.

Only one of every four teens in the United States has a job, indicating that, within the next few years, the country will have its least-experienced rising workforce ever.

In the 14 years Derrik Sims has been in the lawn care business, he's learned he's better off not looking at that final number on the gas tank.

ArtsyU instructors guide clients through the creation of a different painting during a two- to three-hour class. Painters can sign up for a single class and will leave with their own painting. A three-hour class costs $35. Customers are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks.

If it were up to Glenwood resident Christy Montgomery, she and her teenage daughter would eat salads every night.

Every new set of parents must take on feeding and diaper-changing responsibilities, but the slew of new holiday responsibilities can be particularly difficult to master.

Comcast may have to put an asterisk above the word "fastest" on its advertising claim of "fastest Internet in the nation."

Growing up in Alton Park, Maria Noel assumed all grown-ups owned their own businesses.

A Knoxville developer plans to spend from $25 million to $30 million to build a 301-unit apartment complex in Ooltewah.

For 30 years, M.L. King Boulevard has been poised to become Chattanooga's next hot area.

The Chattanooga Pilgrim's Pride deboning plant will lay off 105 more workers by Saturday for a total of 190 jobs cut in less than a month.

Persuading a stranger's 7-year-old kid not to touch museum artwork can be a difficult task.

Mortgage rates hit record lows last week, the fifth record-setting week in a row.

Katrina Fugate isn't just worried about losing her job, she's worried she could lose her family.

More than 10 years and hundreds of millions of dollars after Chattanooga started its high-speed Internet initiative, the city is moving towards the dream of becoming a tech start-up Mecca.

Koch Foods Chattanooga operation wants to add 100 or more broiler houses to the tri-state area in the coming months.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today applauded Chattanooga’s Gig Tank entrepreneurship as a step towards not just creating economic growth in the Scenic City, but improving the lives of people across the globe.

Pilgrim's Pride may lay off or relocate as many as 400 workers in Hamilton County by June 15.

Signal Mountain Road will gain two new restaurants and as many as 80 jobs by the end of July.

A Chattanooga solar equipment manufacturer is looking for 30 additional employees after a 25,000-square-foot expansion last year.

Today is the official start to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to the summer, inspiring 34.8 million Americans to hit the road for their first vacation of the season.

• Name: Wash Daze Coin Laundry • Unusual features: With a bright yellow and blue color scheme, Wash Daze instantly sets itself apart from the typical coin laundry business, its owner says. The business has free Wi-Fi Internet access, a children's area with toys and a television, 24-hour security cameras and automatic doors. "We want to be a little different," Cooper said. "We want to stand out a little."

Pilgrim's Pride is cutting 85 jobs today from its Chattanooga poultry processing plants and said more may come.

Sheldon Grizzle started learning how to run a business before he reached fifth grade.

Any moderately healthy person could train for and run a marathon, but no moderately sane person should.

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