Business - Around the Region

Nokian building 'most modern tire factory in world,' company says

Published Jun. 22 2017

Standing in a green pasture a few miles from downtown, Nokian Tyres' North American chief on Wednesday called its planned...

Business Briefs: Fidget spinners can be hazards for children, consumer watchdog group warns

Published Jun. 22 2017

The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of half the children in the U.S. are...

La-Z-Boy stock jumps 22 percent on better than expected profits

Published Jun. 21 2017

Shares of La-Z-Boy jumped 22.1 percent Wednesday after the furniture maker reported quarterly earnings that easily topped analysts' expectations.

Most of Tennessee will have only one insurer under Obamacare in 2018

Published Jun. 21 2017

Chattanooga, Knoxville and most rural counties in Tennessee will have only one insurance provider offering individual health insurance plans under...

TVA prepares for 5-6 inches of rain in Tennessee Valley in the days ahead

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority is drawing down its Chickamauga, Nickajack, Watts Bar and other reservoirs to prepare for heavy rains...

Mohawk building new Tennessee plant, creating 245 jobs

Published Jun. 21 2017

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries plans to expand its Dickson, Tenn., operations and create 245 new jobs, officials said today.

Chattanooga-based Bellhops wants to make moving greener

Published Jun. 21 2017

Since its founding in 2011, Bellhops has positioned itself as an alternative to big-box moving brands with its Uber-like, on-demand...

Business Briefs: 40 employers hiring at today's career fair at Chattanooga Times Free Press

Published Jun. 21 2017

Persons interested in finding out about available jobs will be able to talk with local employers and apply for positons...

Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

Published Jun. 20 2017

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time,...

Consumer Reports rates EPB as best cable TV provider in the country

Published Jun. 20 2017

EPB Fiber was rated as the best television service provider and the fourth best Internet provider among all cable companies...

Mohawk plans to add 150 jobs to Bridgeport, Ala., plant

Published Jun. 20 2017

Floorcovering manufacturer Mohawk Industries plans to add 150 jobs to its Bridgeport, Ala., nylon fiber facility it acquired this year...

Trial of ex-Pilot employees set to be held in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 20 2017

A federal trial will likely move to another Tennessee city in the case against eight ex-employees of the truck stop...

Diversify Week showcases variety of Chattanooga businesses, groups, individuals

Published Jun. 20 2017

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating all things local, cultural, diverse and inclusive as part of Diversify Week.

AstroTurf merges manufacturing to one site in Dalton, Ga.

Published Jun. 20 2017

AstroTurf Corp., the Dalton, Ga., maker of athletic playing surfaces, is merging all its manufacturing under one roof as it...

Critic calls sale of Walnut Commons land a 'sweetheart deal'

Published Jun. 20 2017

The owners of the Walnut Commons Apartment complex now own the land underneath their building, since a city of Chattanooga...

Business Briefs: Chattanooga area gas prices drop to 2017 low

Published Jun. 20 2017

Chattanooga gas prices, on average, fell last week to the lowest level since last November.

Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

Published Jun. 20 2017

Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores...

Chattanooga Airport looks to add more parking, gates in plan for the future

Published Jun. 19 2017

With passenger boardings soaring, Chattanooga Airport officials today OKed spending $1.1 million for a new master plan that will look...

Toshiba payment helps finish Georgia plant

Published Jun. 18 2017

The recent agreement by the Toshiba Corp., to pay $3.68 billion to help Georgia Power continue building the new units...

Consumer Watch: Scrutinize your packing list when heading out on cruise

Published Jun. 18 2017

Continuing last week's tips on cruising vacations: You've done your due diligence so far as the line, the ship and...

Business Digest: Daniel Cronk, Rachel Newmyer join Erlanger surgery unit

Published Jun. 18 2017

Erlanger Health System is expanding its Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center with the addition of Daniel Robert Cronk Jr., MD,...

Chain store closing can be blow or blessing for nearby small businesses

Published Jun. 18 2017

When big retail chains close stores, it can be a blow or a blessing for small businesses near the shuttered...

Dayton, Tenn. auto supplier laying off 160

Published Jun. 17 2017

A Dayton, Tenn., automotive supplier of door and instrument panels plans to lay off about 160 employees as it transfers...