Volkswagen interest in U.S. pickup accelerates as it launches SUV offensive

Published Apr. 19 2015

Ricky Smith of Al Johnson Volkswagen says he would welcome a VW pickup truck with what he terms "wide-open arms."

Consumer Watch: More tips on how to avoid ID theft

Published Apr. 19 2015

Several readers have asked for more information about protecting themselves from identity theft. As I'm speaking to the Scenic City...

Litespeed bike maker in Small Business Revolution campaign

Published Apr. 19 2015

A Minnesota company that's taken a journalistic tack to capture public attention is highlighting American Bicycle Group among 100 small...

Under Construction: FSG bank takes shape in Cleveland

Published Apr. 19 2015

Project: FSG Bank office.

Business Digest: Stallings heads sales at local 84 Lumber store

Published Apr. 19 2015

Travis Stallings has joined 84 Lumber Co., the nation's largest privately held building materials and service provider to professional contractors,...

Test Drive: 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE, a broad-shouldered truck rides like car

Published Apr. 18 2015

If not for a nearly imperceptible floating sensation -- like the gentle undulations inside a passenger jet at peak altitude...

Patel opens Pita Pit Monday in Cleveland

Published Apr. 18 2015

Cleveland, Tenn., may have historically been a meat and potatoes -- or burger and fries -- kind of town. But...

Employers hiring 50 factory workers in Rockmart and Rome, Ga.

Published Apr. 18 2015

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping a staffing company, North Georgia Staffing, recruit more than 50 manufacturing workers for...

TVA completes gas plant buy

Published Apr. 18 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

Business Calendar

Published Apr. 18 2015

* Red Bank Council meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Red Bank Community Center, Tom...

Volkswagen keeps Winterkorn; board leaders back CEO after struggle

Published Apr. 18 2015

BERLIN -- Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain in his job and can look forward to having his contract extended,...

1st Tennessee parent books quarterly loss for mortgage settlement

Published Apr. 18 2015

A $162.5 million payment to federal regulators in the first quarter to settle mortgage fraud charges from a former mortgage...

First Tennessee has $75.2 million loss in first-quarter

Published Apr. 17 2015

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank today reported a first-quarter loss of $75.2 million, after reporting a profit in...

Volkswagen board leaders back CEO Winterkorn after struggle

Published Apr. 17 2015

Volkswagen AG executive board members today backed Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, saying it will propose the CEO's contract be extended...

Guns on airplanes: TSA outlines how to legally carry gun with airline luggage

Published Apr. 17 2015

Chattanoogan Stuart Barnes showed up at Lovell Field on Thursday to see for himself the federally approved way for fliers...

Biz Bulletin: Bureau offers document shredding today and Saturday

Published Apr. 17 2015

Q. BBB "Secure Your ID Day" is this weekend. Where do I find the shred trucks to destroy personal documents?...

Chattanooga objects to proposed water rate increase

Published Apr. 17 2015

The average Chattanooga household will pay another $1.12 a month for water if state regulators grant a rate increase request...

Unemployment at 7-year low but still above U.S. average

Published Apr. 17 2015

Unemployment fell last month to the lowest monthly level in nearly seven years in both Tennessee and Georgia.

CBL starts 2nd phase of Atlanta outlet center

Published Apr. 16 2015

Construction has begun on the second phase of The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, according to CBL & Associates Properties Inc....

Tennessee jobless rate drops to 7-year low

Published Apr. 16 2015

Unemployment in Tennessee fell last month to the lowest level since May 2008 as employers across the Volunteer State added...

Brian Anderson leaves Dalton Chamber to head Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, Ga.

Published Apr. 16 2015

Brian Anderson, the president of the Dalton/Whitfield County Chamber of Commerce for the past six and a half years, has...

Record number of guns discovered at Chattanooga Airport

Published Apr. 16 2015

Chattanooga Airport set a record last year for the number of guns discovered in passenger bags at the security checkpoint,...

Paula Deen's first TN restaurant to open April 27

Published Apr. 16 2015

Paula Deen's Family Kitchens located on the Island in Pigeon Forge will open on Monday, April 27.