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VOL. 45 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 16, 2021

Gravitating toward the center of the deal

ETF’s Boyer becomes the ‘one who put all this together’

Tamara Boyer was so little that her feet dangled off the chair as she sat next to her father at one of his commercial real estate closings long before “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” was a thing.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Passports, please: Another good idea we can’t agree on

A question for those who oppose COVID vaccine passports: Why? I’ve already applied for mine.

NEWSMAKERS

Wirth wins national broadcast education award

Michael O. Wirth, Ph.D. and dean of the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, has won the 2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Education Service Award.

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EVENTS

49th annual Goodwill Awards Breakfast. Goodwill will honor individuals who have overcome adversity in order to obtain competitive employment, community employers, organizations and individuals whose support of and contributions allow the organization to provide employment opportunities for in people enrolled in Goodwill Industries-Knoxville employment training and rehabilitation programs. Tickets are $15 per person. Sponsorships are available. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Wednesday, 8-10 a.m. $15 per ticket. Information

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BRIEFS

ORNL partners with ATOM for drug discovery

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has joined the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium, along with Argonne and Brookhaven national laboratories.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Tennessee-made Atlas among most affordable SUVs for 2021

SUVs top nearly every automaker’s sales charts, and they’re not cheap. Any given SUV costs a few thousand more than its closest sedan counterpart. To help ease the sticker shock, Edmunds’ experts have compiled a list of five SUVs that come in a variety of sizes and have unusually low starting prices for their competitive segments.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Why are we so susceptible to world full of scammers?

Yeah, says who? The answer likely depends on who’s asking but the outcome is still the same: Once was, if it was a parent or teacher, you took a deep breath before replying. Now, as an adult, you still want to think before answering.

PERSONAL FINANCE

9 money numbers you must know for financial security

Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels.

CAREER CORNER

Resume looking a little old? Here are some tips

The unfortunate truth of today’s job market is that applying for jobs is very competitive. Employers can be picky about who they hire and how much they want to pay. For many job seekers older than 50, the search process is a longer, harder road than they remember from years past.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How my travel credit card saved me $1,388 on vacation cancellation

In 2020, I was looking forward to leaving Los Angeles for a socially distanced vacation in San Diego. I had stocked up on food, hand sanitizer, wipes and masks.

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