Amid growing consumer unease at the mounting U.S. deficit, Nobel laureate Robert Lucas told a group of Chattanooga college students on Monday that the best way to fix the country’s debt problem is to reform skyrocketing entitlement spending.
In a bid to dodge the fierce legal battles that have defined its past double-digit rate hikes, Tennessee American Water is toning down its rate rhetoric this year as it seeks approval for a new framework that will automatically pass many costs onto customers without litigation.
Tennessee American Water has proposed raising residential rates an average of 24 cents per month, or a 1.1 percent increase, to raise $7.5 million in new capital for 2014.
A full repeal of the Affordable Care Act appears unlikely, but Republicans and Democrats could unite to roll back an unpopular 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, which has cut into profitability at a handful of Chattanooga-area businesses and pushed up costs for consumers.
Along Ringgold Road in East Ridge, there are nearly four payday lenders for every church. For each traditional bank along the corridor, a Times Free Press survey found almost five payday lenders, some of which include title-loan and check-cashing operations behind the same storefront.
Funeral speeches are supposed to include certain words. The deceased was a loving father. An adoring husband. At peace now.
Shaw Industries is vacuuming up talent in North Georgia for a new plant that will churn out carpet tile across the U.S., the company announced today.
Don't look for the big downtown Krystal sign to disappear anytime soon, at least not if Krystal has anything to say about it.
If you asked Link Christensen to describe his political beliefs a couple years ago, he'd say he was a liberal, a social activist and an Obamacare supporter.
EPB officials on Tuesday delivered a spirited defense of the utility's Smart Grid and fiber optics system at a City Council briefing, painting the digital legacy of EPB chief Harold DePriest as a world-leading system that has already delivered millions of dollars in benefits to the utility's 170,000 customers.
Carey V. Brown thought he was safe.
In a parallel to the 1970s-era battle over the legal right of Indian tribes to open casinos in contravention of state laws, a new generation of online payday lenders are now suing for the same type of immunity from state lending regulations, hoping to dodge rules limiting interest rates.
A handful of companies are working to blanket Chattanooga with Wi-Fi coverage, which could turn the Scenic City into a hot spot for professionals who'd rather work from a patio than a penthouse.
It was a reunion and a funeral and a celebration rolled into a social networking soiree on Tuesday, as hundreds of workers laid off last week from payday entrepreneur Carey V. Brown's Chattanooga companies came to Enzo's Market for one last beer together.
Minutes after Carey V. Brown's payday companies announced massive layoffs on Friday, Twitter lit up in response to the unexpected shutdowns that have cost Chattanooga 300 high-paying jobs.
There's a man wedged in a spiderweb of steel beams that are cobbled together like an upside-down Eiffel Tower.
Payday lender and philanthropist Carey V. Brown laid off most of his staff Friday, sending about 400 workers home, some with no severance.
The online payday lending conglomerate controlled by Carey V. Brown has laid off most of its staff following a report in the Times Free Press today that New York regulators had removed its ability to make what the state called “illegal” loans.
Chattanooga payday lender and philanthropist Carey V. Brown has been forced to shut his payday loan websites in the wake of a letter from New York regulators urging banks to choke off access for so-called "illegal lenders."
The big carpetmakers weren’t the only ones who suffered during a recession that saw shuttered plants and thousands of layoffs. Flooring retailers felt the pain, too, closing by the hundreds.
SUMMERVILLE, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries on Friday asked Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., to help stop regulations that would make energy more expensive at the flooring manufacturer's Summerville recycling center.
Fourth Meal, meet First Meal. Taco Bell has rolled out a heart-stopping Chattanooga breakfast that will compete directly with similar a.m. offerings from McDonald’s, Burger King and Subway if customers approve.
A member of a Chattanooga-based payday lending conglomerate says it will comply with the law, after the company was sued earlier this year for allegedly sending thousands of unwanted spam text messages.
Roper Corp. will spend $88 million on an expansion at its LaFayette, Ga., plant, as part of a $1 billion investment that GE is making in its cooking products production lines.
Chattanooga’s former wireless network contractor has hired a former mayoral chief of staff, deepening a relationship that City Council members have criticized as being too cozy.
Update: The City Council voted tonight to give Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke the green light to start negotiating to purchase the former Harriet Tubman housing complex.
Chattanooga’s citywide Wi-Fi network is still a few Krystals short of a sackful, even as taxpayers continue to pony up tens of millions of dollars for an Internet service that will remain exclusively available to local government.
GE today announced an $88 million expansion at its LaFayette, Ga.-based cooking products plant, as part of a $1 billion investment the company is making in its appliances division.
In a project that would keep the wrecking balls and bulldozers busy for months, workers may soon transform the shuttered Harriett Tubman housing complex in East Chattanooga into an industrial site if the city council accepts a plan proposed on Wednesday by Mayor Andy Berke.
From the Amazon distribution center where President Barack Obama gave his speech on Tuesday, he could look outside and see row upon row of brand new Volkswagen Passats, which are made here at the $1 billion plant that many see as the touchstone of Chattanooga’s economic renaissance.
Politicians love to talk, but there’s sometimes more meaning in what they don’t say than in what they do.
A Chattanooga-based payday loan conglomerate is facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly spamming thousands of Americans with unwanted text messages and offers for high-interest loans.
Safety officials would take a hard look at the thousands of bridges in the Chattanooga region under a proposal President Barack Obama outlined in a Scenic City speech on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s renewed focus on jobs and infrastructure spending apparently won’t include work in the Chickamauga Lock, which he failed to mention in his speech today in Chattanooga.
The Delta Queen has laid off its entire kitchen staff, hot on the heels of a U.S. House Transportation Committee vote that would allow the historic steamboat to paddle its way to Cincinnati.
The author of a pretend postcard intended as an economics lesson for President Barack Obama could perhaps have benefited from more rigorous study in the fine art of spelling.
The summer heat is warming up the Scenic City's housing market.
It’s been a rough couple of years, but FSGBank executives told shareholders on Wednesday that the battered billion-dollar bank is back on track.
When Krystal laid off much of its Chattanooga headquarters staff and moved to Atlanta, the move surprised some residents who had long associated the company — known for its small, steamed burgers — with the Scenic City.
A family dispute will send The Valleybrook Golf Course to the auction block, officials confirmed on Friday.
Chattanooga's biggest banks posted solid earnings in the second quarter, even as overall revenue continued to lag.
Many true steak lovers grill their own meat. A few bucks worth of charcoal, a beer in the hand and an afternoon breeze offer the beef connoisseur full control over his dining experience, without the risk of overdone, tough or otherwise ruined meat marring the evening.
A letter comes in the mail, stacked on top of a pile of past-due bills.
In a rare move, California real estate mogul Greg Perlman released a letter today apologizing for the actions of his company, PK Management, which oversees the troubled Patten Towers project in downtown Chattanooga.
Pilgrim's Pride will cut 200 jobs in Chattanooga, building on a previous wave of 400 layoffs in 2012.
Pilgrim’s Pride today confirmed reports that it will eliminate 200 jobs in the Chattanooga area, building on several waves of previous layoffs in 2012.
Put away the pencils and dry erase markers, because restaurant wait lists are entering the information age.
Quickcue, the software company that took flight during Chattanooga’s 48-hour launch contest, announced today that it has signed a deal with Mellow Mushroom to install waitlist, text notification and table management software in 120 locations across the U.S.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Though it has been more than two years since the bankrupt Incentium closed its doors in North Chattanooga, the idea behind the Scenic City startup never died.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has selected its next Pied Piper, choosing Californian Martina Guilfoil as the nonprofit's new executive director.