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VOL. 45 | NO. 26 | Friday, June 25, 2021

Are sports fans tuning out?

Falling ratings are a concern, but the problem might be a little more complex

Remember the panic of 2020 when live sports disappeared from our TV screens? March Madness? Gone. NBA? Multiple delays, game played in a “bubble” and a season that ended four months later than normal. Major league baseball? Reduced to 60 games beginning in late July and then played with cardboard cutouts of fans filling otherwise empty seats.

NEWSMAKERS

Christman promotes Bellmore to director

Andy Bellmore is the new director of operations at The Christman Company’s Southeast Constructors-Knoxville.

BRIEFS

Student-owned businesses win $30K in seed funding

Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge.

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EVENTS

City’s Virtual Business Breakfast. The city of Knoxville will host the event via Zoom to help companies to learn about upcoming business opportunities with the city for the next 12-18 months. The event is free and open to all businesses. Wednesday, 8:30-11 a.m. Registration required. Information

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BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to pick the right axle ratio for your truck

There are a number of design choices to consider when you’re shopping for a full-size pickup truck. Some are common elements such as bed length, cab size, engine and trim level. But there’s a less-known purchase decision that’s also important if you plan on towing with your truck: Axle ratio.

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to harness your HSA’s superpowers

If you have a high-deductible health insurance plan, a health savings account can help you pay your medical bills. But HSAs have hidden superpowers that make them a great way for some people to create a tax-free pot of money for retirement or other long-term goals.

CAREER CORNER

Alright, alright, alright: Your life is your resume

Indeed.com hosted Indeed Interactive recently with one very notable difference: It was held online. Conference attendees talked about employment during the last year, and it mirrored many of our experiences.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

How to see what you didn’t know was coming

The little hairs rose on the back of your neck.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Should you take money advice from ‘experts’ on Reddit?

Should you take money advice from a stranger on the internet? In Reddit’s r/personalfinance channel, anonymous users exchange tips on buying homes, choosing insurance plans and managing very personal, nuanced money situations. (Think: “How do I handle my dying dad’s debts?”)

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