Business - Around the Region

Healthy turnaround: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's record profits reverse early Obamacare losses, lead to rate cuts, rebates

Published May. 24 2019

After three years of unhealthy financial losses in the individual insurance market created by the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare,...

Volkswagen Chattanooga is getting a new CEO - and he's held the job before

Published May. 24 2019

The Chattanooga Volkswagen plant's chief executive has been reassigned to a facility in Europe while his replacement is a well-known...

On the money: How new rules for debt collectors affect you

Published May. 24 2019

The next text message you receive may not be a funny picture from your mom, or an update on how...


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Business Bulletin: Here are some tips for military and veterans to avoid scams

Published May. 24 2019

Q. Memorial Day is honoring those who served our country, past and present. How does BBB support our military service...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers as markets slump

Published May. 24 2019

President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets...

US stocks skid on worries of prolonged trade standoff

Published May. 23 2019

Heightened worries that the U.S. and China are headed for a long standoff in their costly trade dispute put investors...

Unum to raise dividend rate

Published May. 23 2019

Unum Group has authorized the repurchase of up to $750 million of the company's outstanding common stock through November, 2020...

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

Published May. 23 2019

Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise...

Work begins to revamp Chattanooga Bank Building into new $35 million boutique hotel

Published May. 23 2019

After years of delays, demolition work is starting on the former Chattanooga Bank Building downtown as a developer plans to...

Chattanooga jobless rate falls to record low

Published May. 23 2019

Unemployment in the Chattanooga area fell to an all-time low last month as the recovery from the Great Recession a...

Target's online game is on target

Published May. 23 2019

An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off.

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

Published May. 22 2019

Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World...


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TVA assessing whether transmission line must be rerouted after more cultural artifacts found in route to proposed complex

Published May. 22 2019

The path to powering a new $300 million power control center in Meigs County may have to be rerouted because...

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

Published May. 22 2019

An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from...

Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

Published May. 22 2019

The airline industry's U.S. trade group is predicting another record for summer travel.

U.S. House panel hikes funding for civil works projects like the new Chickamauga Lock

Published May. 22 2019

Construction on a new Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga should will continue in the next fiscal year if the full Congress...

Lowe's shares fall 10% on earnings miss

Published May. 22 2019

Shares of Lowe's tumbled 10% at the opening bell Wednesday after the home improvement retailer cut its outlook for the...

This week's restaurant report card dings three Chattanooga area eateries with health violations

Published May. 22 2019

There were no failures, but three Chattanooga area restaurants received low scores this week after Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspections.

UAW refiles for June union vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant after earlier request dismissed by labor board

Published May. 22 2019

The United Auto Workers this afternoon filed a new petition for a union election at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant after the...

Canadian auto supplier to build $10 million plant in Tennessee

Published May. 22 2019

A Canadian auto supplier announced plans today to convert part of an abandoned bicycle and lawn equipment plant in Lawrenceburg,...

Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

Published May. 21 2019

A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between...


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McKee Foods adds Drake's Starlight Brownies to its snack cake menu

Published May. 21 2019

McKee Foods, which acquired Drake cake products from Hostess six years ago, is adding new Drake's Starlight Brownies to its...

Synovus grows in size but maintains community, relationship focus

Published May. 21 2019

The fourth biggest bank in Georgia grew to one of the biggest banks in the Southeast this year with its...