Business - Chattanooga Diary

Personal Finance: Supply shortage holding back home sales

Published Mar. 30 2016

Without question the U.S. housing market has experienced a strong recovery since the depths of the recession. Still, despite historically...

Business Bulletin: How to cut your power bill

Published Mar. 29 2016

Q. I need to reduce my utility expense at home. What tips may BBB offer in these requirements?

Old downtown Chattanooga buildings make way for new apartments

Published Mar. 27 2016

Project: New apartments


Owen Cyclery remodels for peak season

Published Mar. 25 2016

When you go to work in the same building every day, it's easy to become desensitized to your surroundings, Erik...

Personal Finance: Tax time means fraud, scam time

Published Mar. 23 2016

Ben Franklin famously said that nothing is certain but death and taxes. The IRS might add a corollary to that...

Test Drive: 2016 Toyota Tacoma still king of the hill [video]

Published Mar. 19 2016

If you find yourself behind a midsize truck on Chattanooga highways, chances are it's a Toyota Tacoma.

Bob McKamey has sold Toyotas for five decades, 'a wonderful ride'

Published Mar. 17 2016

Fifty years ago, then-Chattanooga used car dealer Bob McKamey was approached by a salesman for a little known Japanese company...

Personal Finance: Euro rates sink deeper in the hole

Published Mar. 16 2016

It's hard to appreciate a truly extraordinary period in time when we are immersed in it, but this is one...

Consumer Watch: How to avoid malware and other scams

Published Mar. 13 2016

Piggy-backing on last week's column, it bears repeating that predators devise new plans each day to defraud the consumer, particularly...

Test Drive: Volvo XC60 T6 combines fun, practicality

Published Mar. 12 2016

The Volvo XC60 T6, a rocket-fast compact SUV with a host of safety features, is the kind of family vehicle...

Personal Finance: Tax time IRA talk

Published Mar. 9 2016

The Individual Retirement Account or IRA was created in 1974 to encourage workers to save more for retirement. Today IRA...

220 new apartments planned near Erlanger

Published Mar. 5 2016

A Knoxville developer has plans to build 220 new apartments near Erlanger hospital in one of the largest downtown Chattanooga...


Winsett: What's the difference between "Auto Pay" and "Bill Pay"?

Published Mar. 4 2016

Q. Please explain the difference between electronic payments classified as "Auto Pay" and "Bill Pay"?

Hub of Chattanooga's new Innovation District to hold open house tonight

Published Mar. 3 2016

What's all the hubbub about the Edney Building, the hub of Chattanooga's new downtown Innovation District?

Personal Finance: Beware perceived safety in utility stocks

Published Mar. 2 2016

It has long been received wisdom that utility stocks offered a safe haven during market storms, thanks to their regulated...

New Knoxville-based restaurant to open in Ooltewah

Published Feb. 28 2016

The restaurant's food includes steak, seafood, Italian and Southern fare with a come-as-you-are casual dining experience and a full bar.

Consumer Watch: Advance planning helps if emergency arises

Published Feb. 28 2016

My elderly parents still live in their home in another city. I worry about their safety and want to provide...

Investment Advice: The human side to investing in a 401(k) plan

Published Feb. 28 2016

While the types of plans individuals can depend on for retirement have changed, and Social Security seems to be a...

Chattanooga home show celebrates 50th with biggest event yet

Published Feb. 27 2016

With Chattanooga Realtors selling a record number of homes in 2015, the annual Tri-State Home Show is marking its 50th...

Test Drive: 2016 Hyundai Azera punches above its weight class

Published Feb. 27 2016

Part of the allure of owning a luxury automobile is visceral, the chest-out feeling of status that comes from driving...

New clothing outlet opening today in Hixson's old Toys 'R' Us

Published Feb. 26 2016

Bargain Hunt today will open its second Scenic City unit in the former Toys 'R' Us store space off Highway...


Top tips to get you through home improvement season

Published Feb. 26 2016

Q. We have several home improvement projects planned for this year. We will visit the Home Show this weekend. What...

Tax breaks have turned the Gig City into a rigged city for poor blacks, opponents charge

Published Feb. 25 2016

Tax breaks for the Walnut Commons apartments and other downtown Chattanooga residential projects are boosting rents, hurting the poor and...