Growth Industry: Banks grow and combine in metro Chattanooga

Published Feb. 1 2019

For the first time in a decade, Chattanooga added more banks and bank branches despite record merger activity across Tennessee...

New tax law not affecting Chattanooga area charities yet, officials say

Published Feb. 1 2019

The 2017 Tax Act doubled the standard deduction individuals automatically get when they file their taxes - a change that...

Individual tax changes you should know to prepare your returns

Published Feb. 1 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most significant set of changes to the U.S. tax code in several...


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Small business tax deduction has CPAs scratching their heads

Published Feb. 1 2019

Many small business owners will be in uncharted waters this tax season as they try to determine if they qualify...

Low-income seniors qualify for state rebate, city freeze, water quality fee help

Published Feb. 1 2019

Chattanooga resident Faye Kelly understands the importance of the "tax freeze" policy approved by the Chattanooga City Council in 2017....

Tennessee on its way to becoming a bona fide no-income-tax state in 2021

Published Feb. 1 2019

Tennessee is on its way to becoming what some experts say is truly a no-income-tax state, one of just eight...

Capital idea: Opportunity Zones offer tax breaks for capital gains reinvestment

Published Feb. 1 2019

Tucked into the tax reforms adopted by Congress in late 20117 is a provision that could help funnel significant amounts...

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise loan program offers employers, employees alternative to predatory lenders

Published Feb. 1 2019

Studies show that roughly 12 million Americans use payday lending and that Tennesseans use the high-interest, short-term loans more often...

Health insurance mandate ends, but most still sign up for coverage

Published Feb. 1 2019

While President Trump and his Republican allies have so far not succeeded in their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care...

Q&A: What to consider when preparing a will

Published Feb. 1 2019

The saying goes: "good fortune favors the prepared mind."

Insure your life and home for peace of mind

Published Feb. 1 2019

Homeowners insurance and life insurance are two pillars of a sound financial plan. Without these protections, families are exposed to...

Kaywood: What is a trust and who needs one?

Published Feb. 1 2019

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Five trends for 2019 likely to reshape Chattanooga's economy

Published Jan. 1 2019

In the past decade, Southeast Tennessee landed multi-billion-dollar investments from two German companies (Volkswagen and Wacker Chemical) and lured one...

Tech at Work: Most elementary age children will eventually work in jobs that don't exist today

Published Jan. 1 2019

Whether you believe the robots are coming or not, the fast-paced growth of technology and its effect on industries in...

New Governors: 2018 election ushers in government leadership changes in Tennessee, Georgia

Published Jan. 1 2019

The new year brings new political leadership on the federal level in the U.S. House and in state capitals in...

Labor Pains: With joblessness near historic lows, employers scramble to recruit, retain workers

Published Jan. 1 2019

In the past decade, Dave Baumgartner has built 33 Dunkin' Donuts across East Tennessee and North Georgia and plans on...

More Hospitable: The Tennessee Valley abounds with hotels, restaurants

Published Jan. 1 2019

When it comes to Tennessee Valley's hospitality industry, the trend is more.

Headed South: South Broad corridor is attracting interest

Published Jan. 1 2019

When longtime Chattanooga commercial real estate broker David DeVaney looks at South Broad Street, he sees the Main Street area...

Changes at the top: Who's in and who's out in 2018

Published Dec. 1 2018

While Tennesseans and Georgians elected a new governor this year to lead their respective states, many of Chattanooga's biggest employers...

Most Valuable Players: 10 influential business leaders who shaped Chattanooga's economy in 2018

Published Dec. 1 2018

In 2018, Chattanooga's biggest university received its largest gift, a major trucking company raised over $250 million in a public...

United Way chief helps nonprofit undergo innovative, dramatic changes in how it serves

Published Dec. 1 2018

Lesley Scearce, United Way's President and chief executive officer, started her new role in 2015, but 2018 brought several changes...


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CEO of U.S. Xpress takes Chattanooga trucking company public

Published Dec. 1 2018

When Eric Fuller was elevated from president to chief executive officer of trucker U.S. Xpress Enterprises nearly a year and...

Hotelier is betting big on Chattanooga

Published Dec. 1 2018

Chattanooga hotelier Hiren Desai is an investor in some of the most high-profile real estate downtown.