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VOL. 45 | NO. 50 | Friday, December 10, 2021

Thinking bigger

TN’s small retailers work all angles in holiday struggle vs. big players, supply chain woes

Predicting U.S. retail spending and consumer confidence trends right now is a headache-inducing exercise.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

It’s the time of the season for procrastination

The season of Advent is upon us by the liturgical calendar, a time for anticipation, prayerful reflection and spiritual preparation as Christmas approaches.

NEWSMAKERS

Candidates announced for UT diversity post

The University of Tennessee’s Tickle College of Engineering has announced three candidates – D’Angelo Taylor, Dahlia Hylton and Jeremy Kirk – for the college’s assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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EVENTS

UT Men’s Basketball. Vols vs. USC Upstate, Thompson-Boling Arena, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Information

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UT SPORTS

Lampley, Vols grateful for Music City Bowl invite

Tennessee fans won’t have to travel very far to watch the Vols play in a bowl game. In the first season under head coach Josh Heupel, Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC) was selected to participate in the Music City Bowl against Purdue (8-4, 6-3 Big Ten) Dec. 30, 3 p.m. EST, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Can Vrabel hold Titans together for 5 games?

One of the reasons Jon Robinson fired Mike Mularkey after a playoff win in 2018 and replaced him with Mike Vrabel was Robinson’s judgment that Vrabel was more likely to take the Titans to the next level.

Titans have to help struggling Tannehill

With no Derrick Henry, and losing his top three receivers to injuries, the road for Ryan Tannehill has been rough in recent weeks.

Jaguars at Titans: What to watch

The Titans came out of their bye week in good shape standings-wise. As far as who will be healthy enough to play Sunday against Jacksonville is another question that will have to be monitored throughout the week. Here are keys for the Titans as they return to action, hosting the 2-10 Jaguars.

BRIEFS

SmartFinancial has spot on fastest growing list

Knoxville-based SmartFinancial, the parent company of SmartBank, made Fortune’s annual 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, ranking No. 87 among the world’s top performers.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Is the new Ford Bronco better than Jeep Wrangler?

The Ford Bronco is back after a 25-year hiatus. This new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors via boxy proportions, round headlights and short overhangs while introducing the latest in convenience and technology features.

PERSONAL FINANCE

8 rules for saving, spending, borrowing money

The best personal finance advice is tailored to your individual situation. That said, a few rules of thumb can cut through the confusion that often surrounds money decisions and help you build a solid financial foundation.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Brick-and-morters finding revelevance in online age

`Buy, buy, buy. That’s the one thing you want when your customers come to your store. For what other reason would they have to come to you?

CAREER CORNER

4 ways to embrace the quickly changing job market

The new year is almost here. And, like last year, the world has changed. Our personal lives and our work lives will continue to look much different from how they looked in 2019. We’ve found a new normal.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How to effectively shop for holidays at the last minute

Supply chain snags. Sold-out merchandise. Empty shelves. Hefty shipping fees. Inflation. There are plenty of complications working against you this holiday shopping season.

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