As a former football player and an Army paratrooper, Heath Haley suffered a number of shoulder and knee injuries that normally would have meant opioid prescriptions for the 47-year-old veteran. But Haley was wary about getting addicted to opioids and was looking for an alternative when he was introduced to cannabidiol or CBD. Haley quickly found the marijuana-derived oil eases joint pains and other ailments without the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ingredient that gives you a high from smoking weed. "I have two reconstructed shoulders and chronic spine issues," said Haley, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and now lives in Nashville. "I was at my wit's end to find relief from my pain when I discovered CBD oil. It provided a great natural method for relieving pain within 15 minutes." Haley found relief at one the largest retailers of CBD oil, the Kansas City-based CBD American Shaman, which operates or franchises more than 200 stores around the country. As a salesman who has worked in the … [Read more...] about CBD franchise opens on Chattanooga’s Southside
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors. Staff recommendations made public Tuesday would reduce the time and scope of annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years. The nuclear power industry has pushed regulators to cut inspections, saying the nuclear facilities are operating well and the inspections are a financial burden for power providers. Some of the staff's recommendations would require a vote by the commission, which has a majority of Trump-appointed members. NRC Commissioner Jeff Baran says he opposes the proposed reduction in inspections. Baran says the commission shouldn't "weaken its safety oversight to save money." CBL sells mall in Mississippi Chattanooga-based developer CBL Properties has completed the sale of The Forum at Grandview, a 216,000-square-foot shopping center Madison, Mississippi. The … [Read more...] about Nuclear Regulatory Commission may reduce plant inspections
At last week's press conference, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell hinted that the central bank would reduce interest rates in the near future. While the wisdom of increasing emergency monetary policy is debatable during the longest expansion in post-war history, the question arises: exactly how does the Fed exert control over interest rates? The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913 by the Federal Reserve Act. The system consists of a semi-independent Board of Governors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. The regional banks are private entities, owned by commercial banks that belong to the Federal Reserve System. The Fed receives no taxpayer funds, and is entirely self-supported by interest income on its portfolio plus fees from member banks. Any profit remaining after expenses must be turned over to the US Treasury. The primary mandate of the Federal Reserve is to maintain appropriate monetary policy (money supply and credit) … [Read more...] about Personal Finance: How does the Fed control interest rates?
New business licenses as provided by the Hamilton County Clerk's office, July 8-14, 2019. Busname, Locaddress1, Locaddress2, Loccity, Owner 423 Hospitality LLC, 1634 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, Brian Hennen A Plus Business Solutions, Inc., 6106 Vance Cir, Chattanooga, Joel Atkins AC Mirror Image LLC, 1817 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, Nicholas Castellano Al L. Whitbeck, 1511 Marrick Drive, Soddy-Daisy, Al L. Whitbeck All Out Moving & Storage, LLC, 4176 Webb Road, Chattanooga, David Dinsmore Blake Brothers Contracting Inc., 2189 Apd 40, Suite 1, Cleveland, Jerud Blake Carmen M. Ramos, 3208 Rossville Blvd. # A, Chattanooga, Carmen M. Ramos Chatty's, 2301 Milne St., Chattanooga, Antoine Armour CIR Electric Inc., 2136 Candler Park Drive, Gainesville, Robert J. Stokes CJS Enterprises, Inc., 4708 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, Christopher Shirley Cnalife, 1935 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, Erica Hampton David Jones, 271 W. 19Th St., Chattanooga, David Jones Empirical Insights LLC, 1518 … [Read more...] about Hamilton County business licenses, July 8-14, 2019
Workers unpack items shipped from affiliates to the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Enterprise South Industrial Park on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Amazon held nationwide job fairs Wednesday to fill 50,000 positions as the company sees a surge in growth. Workers unpack items shipped from affiliates to the... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. Amazon's Prime Days began Monday with a wave of deals — and protests. The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program. The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth said it is offering more than a million deals. Amazon's own products are usually among the strongest sellers. This year, some used the high-profile event as a way to garner attention for their protests against Amazon. At a warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, workers planned a strike … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day begins with wave of deals, protests