Business Briefs: New home sales rise despite higher rates

Published Mar. 24 2017

Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July.

Bankruptcies

Published Mar. 24 2017

These are new cases according to court records, that were filed in the Chattanooga and Winchester offices of U.S. Bankruptcy...

EPB: All customers who experienced outage during storm now have power

Published Mar. 23 2017

At the height of Tuesday's storm, about 60,000 lost power.


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Jobless rates fall in Tennessee and Georgia

Published Mar. 23 2017

Unemployment in Tennessee declined by a tenth of a percentage point last month as employers in the Volunteer State added...

Hamilton County is growing 25 percent faster than Tennessee as a whole

Published Mar. 23 2017

Hamilton County added 4,134 residents last year to grow the county's population by nearly 1.2 percent, according to U.S. Bureau...

Unum contributed $3.7 million to local non-profits last year

Published Mar. 23 2017

Unum and its employees teamed up to contribute $3.7 million last year to non-profit organizations in Southeast Tennessee and North...

Tap House to bring 30 beer taps to St. Elmo [photos]

Published Mar. 23 2017

Beer lovers should be able to duck into a new tap room in St. Elmo for a pint on April...

Chattanooga home sales, prices rise again in February

Published Mar. 23 2017

Home sales in Chattanooga rebounded last month after January sales fell below year-ago levels for the first time in five...

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

Published Mar. 23 2017

Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids and the place newlyweds went to choose appliances, has said that...

Business Briefs: City bond board OKs tax break amendment

Published Mar. 23 2017

A city bond board that facilitates tax breaks for downtown housing projects agreed Wednesday to a loan modification amendment sought...

Rhea County industrial park gets $500,000 for access road

Published Mar. 22 2017

The state of Tennessee is providing 18 rural communities a total of $6.2 million in site development grants to help...

Last business 'keeping it weird on Main Street' to close its doors May 1

Published Mar. 22 2017

Estate of Confusion — which might be described as a garage sale wrapped in a salvage yard inside an art...


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Senior community takes shape in East Brainerd

Published Mar. 22 2017

Developer Ken Defoor said Tuesday he was planning on building another one of his office parks on the 11.5 acres...

Personal Finance: Deficits, debt and ceilings explained

Published Mar. 22 2017

Last week, the U.S. government breached the federal debt ceiling, the statutory limit on the amount of borrowing allowed the...

New Chattanooga area business licenses - March 21

Published Mar. 22 2017

New business licenses as provided by the Hamilton County Clerk's office, March 13-19:

Business Briefs: Hardee's parent picks Puzder replacement

Published Mar. 22 2017

The parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's has named a new CEO to replace Andy Puzder, who last month...

New Ooltewah shopping center to hold three restaurants

Published Mar. 21 2017

Three restaurants are headed for Ooltewah as the second phase of a shopping center has begun going up as part...

Both reactors shut down at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Published Mar. 20 2017

Both reactors at TVA's newest nuclear power plant are shut down after plant operators idled one unit for routine refueling...

GOP health plan to hit Chattanooga hard, could cost families thousands in subsidies

Published Mar. 20 2017

Chattanooga would be one of the hardest hit cities in America for the drop in financial help in buying health...

Chattanooga gas prices make uncharacteristic springtime drop

Published Mar. 20 2017

Springtime began Monday with an unusual drop in the cost of filling up your vehicle's tank

Wind energy firm trying again for OK of cross-country line

Published Mar. 20 2017

A renewable energy company again faced opposition from landowners Monday as it tried for the second time to win one...

Business Briefs: Comcast cable CEO steps down from post

Published Mar. 20 2017

The head of Comcast Corp.'s cable division, Neil Smit, will relinquish the post on April 1 and be replaced by...

Port of Savannah shipments reach all-time high

Published Mar. 20 2017

Cargo shipments to the Port of Savannah in Georgia rose 10 percent last month to an all-time high for February.