Business - Chattanooga Diary

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...

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...

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?...

Personal Finance: Getting your finances in shape to survive a disaster

Published Apr. 15 2015

Over the past 20 years, disasters like Katrina, Sandy and the attacks on 9/11 have motivated many families to be...

Consumer Watch: Just say no to identity theft scams

Published Apr. 12 2015

I'm pretty paranoid about identity theft, and this time of year is the premiere time for tax refund thieves to...

Under Construction: Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Published Apr. 12 2015

Project: Chattanooga Lifestyle Center.

Business Digest: Brewster wins CEcd designation

Published Apr. 12 2015

Kathy Brewster Price, executive director of the McMinn County Economic Development Authority in Athens, Tenn., recently earned the designation of...

Burnette: Cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses

Published Apr. 12 2015

The lesson many people took from the successful cyber attack on Target last year was that even giant, sophisticated corporations...

Test Drive: Mazda6 gets icing on the cake

Published Apr. 11 2015

The Mazda6 has quietly become a mouth-watering mid-size sedan.

Biz Bulletin: How to pick a lawn care provider

Published Apr. 10 2015

Q. We want to have a beautiful lawn this summer. There are many lawn care service companies; does BBB have...

Personal Finance: Uncle Sam may help boost your retirement savings

Published Apr. 8 2015

Saving up for retirement is clearly a challenge for lower-income workers.

Consumer Watch: Tax breaks for parents

Published Apr. 5 2015

Q: I'm a single parent with three children to support. Please share any applicable tax breaks coming my way. —...

Under Construction: Cameron Harbor changing Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Apr. 5 2015

Project: Cameron Harbor.

Business Digest: Neder joins Dale Buchanan

Published Apr. 5 2015

Dale Buchanan and Associates has announced the hiring of attorney Luke H. Neder. The firm, which specializes in Social Security...

Biz Bulletin: Watch out for so-called 'free' offers

Published Apr. 3 2015

Q: On more than one occasion I have been misled by "free offers" on the Internet and print ads, paying...

Personal Finance: Beefing up security on your cellphone

Published Apr. 1 2015

Imagine a future in which tiny drones hover almost silently over your home, hacking into your cellphone and stealing data...

The List: Top 10 states for paid water-loss insurance claims

Published Mar. 31 2015

Based on State Farm claims, the top 10 states for paid water-loss claims are:

Consumer Watch: Keeping track of gifts can lower your tax bill

Published Mar. 29 2015

While I believe it's always beneficial to support charities and those in need, hopefully readers who itemize deductions remember charitable...

Under Construction: Bojangles' adds 2 new stores

Published Mar. 29 2015

Project: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits. Location: Soddy-Daisy, Springfield Road by Zaxby's and Red Bank, Dayton Boulevard. Size: New...

Business Digest: Van Valkenburg joins Kennedy Center panel

Published Mar. 29 2015

Rodney Van Valkenburg, ArtsBuild's director of grants and initiatives, has been elected to the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Advisory...

Test Drive: New Focus features sharper design

Published Mar. 28 2015

There's always a philosophical tug-of-war when it comes to designing compact cars. It essentially boils down to this: Should a...