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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker may not agree with Obamanomics, but under President Obama last year the Chattanooga Republican enjoyed a $1.3 million gain in his minimum net worth, according to his annual Senate financial disclosure forms.

TVA General Counsel Ralph Rodgers will retire from the federal utility at the end of the year.

TVA General Counsel Ralph Rodgers will retire from the federal utility at the end of the year.

In the next year, final mechanical and electrical installations will be made.

A holiday shopping rush of sorts hit area phone and eletronics stores Friday as scores of Apple devotees got up early to buy the first of the new supersized iPhones.

Hundreds of Chattanoogans got up early today to get in line at area stores selling Apple's latest phone.

Unemployment rose in August for a fourth consecutive month across both Tennessee and Georgia.

After falling for eight consecutive months, unemployment in Tennessee has steadily rose since April, climbing to 7.4 percent in August.

Georgia jobless rate up for fourth month

State's 8.1 percent is 2 percentage points above U.S. rate

Unemployment in Georgia rose for the fourth consecutive month during August even though the Peach State continued to show strong job growth.

Over the past decade, Shaw Industries has cut its energy use by 25 percent -- and its peak electricity demand by more than 40 percent -- through both production changes and cutbacks.

The owners came to Chattanooga from Kansas City where they worked in other food service jobs and, for now, are working their consulting business out of their homes.

Rail service could be coming back to the Choo-Choo city if a new federally funded study shows a proposed light-rail route is feasible.

Japanese delegation floored by Chattanooga manufacturer

Praters takes athletic floor business around the world

From a nondescript warehouse and factory in Chattanooga, John Prater has laid the foundation for what is taking center court on the world stage.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

A Nashville investment group created in 2010 to buy and manage real estate in the Southeast bought apartment complexes in Chattanooga and Red Bank this week and is looking to buy even more rental properties in what investors see as a strong apartment market in the Chattanooga area.

The American Quilter's Society kicked off one of the biggest conventions ever in Chattanooga today with hundreds of quilts — and even more displays of quilting materials, machines and other products — on display at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

ATHENS, Tenn. — The government agency responsible for maintaining America's nuclear arsenal wants to continue to use a TVA nuclear power plant to produce bomb material even though tritium leaks from the the process have been nearly four times what was originally projected.

The lights have gone out at Chattanooga's Electric Cowboy.

Covenant Transport Inc. has boosted its mileage rates and tuition reimbursement for most of its 2,300 drivers to help maintain and recruit workers as the shipping industry rebounds from the recession.

In a world of depressingly low interest rates, many investors have discovered Master Limited Partnerships as a relatively high-yielding alternative. While MLPs can play a valuable role in a well balanced portfolio, they must be understood and monitored to minimize unpleasant surprises.

Eric DeLacy takes pride in his job in the paint shop at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.

Americans inherited the English common law doctrine that "a man's house is his castle."

Christopher Beasley is a self-described nerd whose passions live in both the ancient world of Medieval fantasy and the real-time world of Internet commerce.

National Geographic has named Chattanooga one of the top 10 smartest cities in the world.

Nearly 35 million Americans are projected to journey more than 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the last major summertime holiday since 2008.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a plan Tuesday to allow nuclear wastes to be stored on site at nuclear plants, ending a two-year suspension of new plant licenses over waste concerns and clearing the way for the Tennessee Valley Authority to add another reactor at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today approved a plan to store nuclear wastes on site at nuclear plants, ending a two-year suspension on final licensing decisions and clearing the way for the Tennessee Valley Authority to proceed with adding another reactor at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

Hixson homeowners who enjoy some of the cheapest water in Tennessee will have to pay higher water rates in November for the first time in nearly three decades.

The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power this month in three separate, precise lifts.

When Chris Bratcher opened Riverside Wine and Spirits 15 years ago on Chattanooga's North Shore, the liquor store was the lone retail shop in a row of factories, mills and warehouses along Manufacturers Road.

KNOXVILLE — For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Valley Authority is raising electric rates less than inflation.

Unemployment rose last month across the Chattanooga region, pushing the July jobless rate in metropolitan Dalton and a half-dozen area counties back into the double digits for the first time in a year.

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority will shut down the Allen coal plant in Memphis and build a new natural gas-fired power plant on the same site in the next four years.

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority will raise electric rates by 1.5 percent in October, marking the second consecutive year of such a rate increase.

Unemployment in metropolitan Dalton jumped back into double digits last month for the first time in a year as temporary plant layoffs in July more than doubled the number in the previous month.

TVA directors today will consider plans for a record capital budget of nearly $3 billion for fiscal 2015 to boost generation from new nuclear and gas plants and to clean up some of its existing coal-fired units.

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.

A Japanese automotive supplier is buying Waupaca Foundry, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings which operates a foundry in Etowah, Tenn.

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 downtown T.Mac restaurant, formerly Taco Mac, announced today it has reopened after a renovation that added rotating booths, more craft beers and 50 percent more space.

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.

They are some of the most powerful people most of us never see, at least in how they control the electricity that powers parts of a dozen states.

Unemployment rose again last month across Tennessee and Georgia as both states lost jobs during the summer.

Unemployment rose in Tennessee last month by a half percentage point to 7.1 percent — the highest jobless rate since January.

Georgia jobless rate climbs to 8-month high

7.8 percent rate in Georgia well above 6.2 percent U.S. rate

Unemployment rose for the third consecutive month in Georgia during July, boosting the state's jobless rate to the highest level since last October and 1.6 percentage points higher than the U.S. rate.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving forward with its plan to get the biggest share of its electricity generation from nuclear power in the future.

Chattanooga home prices continued to outpace both inflation and workers' income in the past year, but the median price of local houses sold so far this year is still one third less than the U.S. average.

U.S. Xpress will boost truck driver pay by 13 percent, effective Aug. 25, to help ensure the Chattanooga-based trucking giant attracts and retains enough drivers for its growing transit business.

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