• Georgia Chamber announces 2014 chair, leadership

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally introduced Ernest L. Greer as its 2014 Board Chair at the chamber’s annual meeting held Tuesday in Atlanta.

    January 15, 2014

  • US economy adds 74K jobs, unemployment rate falls to 6.7 pct.

    U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note and could raise questions about the economy’s recent strength.

    January 10, 2014

  • Werner Braun: Living with pets may reduce allergies

    The carpet industry is often accused of producing a product that causes or worsens allergies, and I’ve written many a column debunking that “logical fallacy” because there’s absolutely no truth to it.

    January 9, 2014

  • Banker pleads not guilty to fraud charges

    A former Georgia banker accused of stealing millions from investors before vanishing for 18 months pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal bank fraud charges and agreed to remain jailed without bond pending trial.

    January 9, 2014

  • Shaw announces plans to convert plant in Ringgold

    Shaw Industries said Monday it is exiting the area rug business. The company will spend more than $100 million to convert an area rug manufacturing facility in Ringgold to a luxury vinyl tile (LVT) facility, creating 200 new jobs.

    January 6, 2014

  • Shaw Industries to exit area rug business

    Shaw Industries announced today that it is exiting the area rug business and will convert the current Ringgold rug facility into a new state-of-the-art luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing facility.

    January 6, 2014

  • Werner Braun: Removing wax from carpet

    There’s nothing like a beautifully decorated holiday table, lit by soft candles, to set a festive mood during Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s celebrations.

    January 2, 2014

  • Target: Customers’ encrypted PINs were stolen

    Target said Friday that debit-card PIN numbers were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.

    December 27, 2013

  • Werner Braun: Providence Ministries provides valuable services

    This Dec. 25, just like every Christmas Day for the past few years, hundreds of people will begin lining up in the wee hours of the morning to celebrate Christmas with the good folks at Providence Ministries.

    December 12, 2013

  • Gov visits mohawk 1 mlh.jpg Mohawk makes major investment in equipment and people

    Companies don’t make multi-million dollar investments in new plants and new equipment if they aren’t confident about the future, Gov. Nathan Deal said. And the fact that major companies in the floorcovering industry have been making large investments in Northwest Georgia shows they have that confidence.

    December 6, 2013 3 Photos