Business - Chattanooga Diary

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...

Biz Bulletin: How to select the best assisted living center

Published Mar. 27 2015

Q. We are considering assisted living for a family member; there is so much to consider in selecting the correct...

A look at Dow Jones Industrial Average

Published Mar. 25 2015

Last week, Apple Inc. joined a venerable coterie of 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)....

Big Five: Best states in U.S. for the wealthy

Published Mar. 24 2015

For those with incomes in the top 1 percent, Tennessee ranked as the best state in the South for having...

Consumer Watch: Good deals for seniors

Published Mar. 22 2015

It's been several years since I updated the goodies available for those 50 and older who have AARP memberships.

Small Biz: Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Published Mar. 22 2015

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before...

Business Digest: 4 join Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough

Published Mar. 22 2015

Four accountants have joined the audit and tax departments of Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough.

Test Drive: Hyundai Santa Fe hits the right notes (video)

Published Mar. 21 2015

The family SUV checklist reads something like this: room for six or seven passengers, plenty of cargo space, a smooth...

Business Calendar

Published Mar. 21 2015

* East Brainerd Council meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business...

Personal Finance: Don't let fees eat up your tax refund

Published Mar. 18 2015

TV and radio commercials for tax preparation are bombarding the airwaves as the filing deadline approaches.

Consumer Watch: What to buy in March

Published Mar. 15 2015

I get lots of email from people pitching ideas for columns. Some catch my fancy.

Business Advice: Tips about reporting sales tax

Published Mar. 15 2015

Many companies with sales tax collection and reporting responsibilities find themselves with audit assessments, notices, collection agents knocking at the...

Business Digest: Foundation taps Anthony as CFO

Published Mar. 15 2015

The Public Education Foundation has promoted Suzy M. Anthony to become the organization's first chief financial officer.

Test Drive: Infiniti's flagship Q70 sedan gets new wind in its sails

Published Mar. 14 2015

At some point, Infiniti's alphanumeric naming system requires a cryptologist.

Business Calendar

Published Mar. 14 2015

* Red Bank Council Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers...

Business Bulletin: Be wary of those who promise too much in refunds

Published Mar. 13 2015

Q. I need help this year with my income tax preparation. How do I find a reputable tax firm to...

Personal Finance: Credit bureaus get with the program

Published Mar. 11 2015

The three major credit reporting agencies maintain dossiers on 200 million Americans that are used to decide who gets a...

Business Digest: Dale Ann Wells joins Pointe

Published Mar. 8 2015

Dale Ann Wells has joined Pointe General Contractors as engineering manager.

Consumer Watch: Do your homework before having outpatient surgery

Published Mar. 8 2015

Q: It's time to schedule my first colonoscopy, and I'm apprehensive about an outpatient procedure. Any advice? -- Freda Frightened...