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President Barack Obama's labor secretary plans to travel next week to Germany to meet with Volkswagen officials to learn more about the works council the company wants to start at the Chattanooga factory.

The owners of Fehn's 1891 House restaurant in Dayton, Tenn., say there's nothing mysterious about the restaurant's closing for good this weekend, which will put a bookend on almost 90 years of Fehn's restaurants.

After the Polar Vortex put an extra chill in the monthly bills of many TVA ratepayers earlier this year, electricity users are getting a reprieve this fall.

First Tennessee Bank is expanding its decade-long presence in North Carolina by buying Raleigh, N.C.-based Trust-Atlantic Financial Corp., in a deal valued at $80 million.

A prime location near Chattanooga's downtown waterfront will house the first Scenic City location for Puckett's, the longstanding Nashville-area group of restaurants.

Profits for paving equipment maker Astec Industries hit a rough spot in the third quarter, falling 71 percent from year-ago levels and dropping to only a fraction of what analysts had forecast for the summer period.

An Augusta, Ga., company is eyeing the purchase of one of the biggest remaining undeveloped tracts along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga with plans to put up mixed-use housing on the 216-acre tract.

Covenant Transportation boosts revenues

Profits slip from adverse judgment

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. boosted its freight revenue in the third quarter by a healthy 5.7 percent, but an adverse court judgment from a 2008 cargo loss cut the company's net income slightly in the quarter.

Georgia continued to have the highest unemployment rate of any state last month even though the jobless rate in the Peach State dipped in September from 8.1 percent to 7.9 percent.

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

Chattanooga Airport officials said Monday they're jetting ahead with efforts to land nonstop service between Chattanooga and New York and Houston, but they'll do so with one less page in their flight plan.

Something new is happening at the historic Pot Point Cabin.

Ethan Allen, the international furniture chain, will set up house again in Chattanooga.

Based upon 10 criteria compiled by Wallethub, including per capita crime, drug abuse, suicide and bullying incidents, the states rated the least safe are:

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday.

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