Navigating municipal bonds after Detroit
When Detroit became the biggest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy last month, it turned public attention to the municipal-bond market, where cities and states go to borrow money. Was this sleepy, often-overlooked area of the financial world actually dangerous?
Werner Braun: Getting technical
Our world is becoming increasingly more technical every day.
S&P 500 crosses 1,700 points for the first time
Stocks rose Thursday morning after an encouraging employment report, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index above 1,700 points for the first time.
Obama proposes ’grand bargain’ for jobs, visiting Chattanooga
President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments.
Stocks decline as a busy week for markets begins
A blistering July rally on the stock market appears to be fading.
Online banks may help you boost your savings plan
Banks now have minimum deposit requirements and a host of fees that have discouraged some from opening savings accounts. But online banks are more consumer-friendly with no fees and higher interest rates.
Chamber to launch big membership push
While most chambers of commerce struggle through their annual membership drive, the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce will host a membership event like no other.
Werner Braun: Meeting shows they CARE
I’ve been in the carpet and rug business for a long while now, and I continue to be impressed by the good work being undertaken by CARE, the Carpet America Recovery Effort.
Metro Dalton’s unemployment rate increased to 11.6 percent in June, up .9 percent from May, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The rate was 11.9 percent in June 2012.
Werner Braun: Green Label Plus is a plus
Who hasn’t had the experience of getting into a friend’s shiny new vehicle and commented on that unmistakable “new car” smell?
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