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Amazon.com looks to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states

Amazon.com Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. Full story

Chattanooga prepares for visit from Obama

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Chattanooga are busy preparing to host President Barack Obama for the first time since he took office. Full story

Rolling out the unwelcome matPlenty of vitriol will greet Obama here

The visit may be historic. He may be the leader of the free world and the first black president. Chattanooga may be a blue dot in one of the most Republican states in the country. Full story

Worry surroundscity pension study

After losing millions of dollars in the police and firefighters retirement fund from the 2008 stock market collapse, former Mayor Ron Littlefield created a task force to address how to put the pension plan on more secure footing. Full story

She expo: Cupcakes, camo and flocks of fans

Camouflage and cupcakes highlighted She: An Expo for Women on Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Area women turned out in flocks to browse the bazaar of vendors offering ice cream, kick boxing, spray tans and manicures. Full story

Obama to visit uneven Chattanooga area recovery

When President Barack Obama flies into Chattanooga on Tuesday to tout new economic initiatives, he'll see a city recognized in a national study as a metro area emerging from the recession as an "economic frontrunner." Full story

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Obama came to Chattanooga to give the first in a series of policy speeches on his proposals for private sector job growth and to strengthen the manufacturing sector.

U.S. President Obama pauses while talking to employees after touring the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga
U.S. President Obama pauses while talking to employees after touring the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while talking to employees after touring the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Obama shakes hands before he talking to employees after touring the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga
U.S. President Obama shakes hands before he talking to employees after touring the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga

President Barack Obama shakes hands before giving a speech in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 30, 2013.

U.S. President Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga
U.S. President Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. President Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga
U.S. President Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga

President Barack Obama walks with Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark as he tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 30, 2013.