Business - Around the Region

Gig City milestone: EPB tops 100,000 fiber optic customers

Published Oct. 18 2018

When EPB launched its Internet, video and phone services nearly a decade ago in conjunction with its efforts to build...

UTC, Erlanger, EPB join in Chattanooga research collaborative

Published Oct. 18 2018

Chattanooga is one of the biggest U.S. cities to create an Innovation District without a major research-oriented university, federal lab...

Business Bulletin: Begin these online safety habits to ensure cyber security

Published Oct. 18 2018

Q. October is Cyber Security Month. Data security is important on both a personal and corporate level. Is there new...

Mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.85 percent

Published Oct. 18 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Published Oct. 18 2018

The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing...

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

Published Oct. 18 2018

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads...

U.S. stocks typically ride midterm elections to solid gains

Published Oct. 18 2018

Regardless of how midterm elections turn out, Wall Street usually ends up a big winner.

Jobless rate down in Georgia, steady in Tennessee

Published Oct. 18 2018

Unemployment in Georgia fell along with the nation as a whole last month, falling to its lowest level in more...

New Chattanooga Aldi store misses on beer application

Published Oct. 18 2018

Discount grocer Aldi opened a new Chattanooga store on Signal Mountain Road on Thursday, but don't expect to buy your...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Published Oct. 18 2018

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests...

CBL sells Fort Oglethorpe center for $16.5 million

Published Oct. 18 2018

CBL Properties today announced that it has sold Parkway Plaza, a community center located in Fort Oglethorpe, for $16.5 million...

Startup Week includes 120 events to showcase entrepreneurs next week

Published Oct. 18 2018

Chattanooga's fifth annual week-long celebration of entrepreneurship and new business starts next week will include more than 120 events for...


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Concessions sales soar at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Published Oct. 17 2018

Sales of food, drinks and other concessions at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport have almost doubled since 2014, and officials are eyeing...

TVA board member accused of violating federal political activity rules

Published Oct. 17 2018

A Republican state legislator has filed a complaint against TVA Director Virginia Lodge, claiming she violated the federal Hatch Act...

Chattanooga Gas raising rates by nearly 4.4 percent

Published Oct. 17 2018

Chattanooga Gas Co., will increase its rates next month by nearly 4.4 percent, adding about $1 a month to the...

First Tennessee Bank boosts net income, share price

Published Oct. 17 2018

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank, the state's biggest bank, boosted its bottom line 13 percent from a year...

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside U.S.

Published Oct. 17 2018

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory...

U.S. regulators lift strict oversight of Prudential

Published Oct. 17 2018

A group of federal regulators on Wednesday lifted the strict government oversight imposed on big insurer Prudential Financial Inc. It...

U.S. criticizes E.U. for moving too slowly in trade talks

Published Oct. 17 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and...

Trump asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent

Published Oct. 17 2018

Dubbing it the "nickel plan," President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's...

After UPS contract vote, Teamsters drivers feel betrayed

Published Oct. 17 2018

Tens of thousands of Teamsters members earlier this month rejected a five-year contract agreement with United Parcel Service, unhappy with...


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Even tech execs fret about their kids' smartphone addictions

Published Oct. 17 2018

Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is...

EPB energy efficiency starts at home

Published Oct. 16 2018

EPB may be in the business of selling power, but in its downtown headquarters the city-owned utility its more than...