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Turner Battle leaving UTC Mocs basketball program — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade announced Friday that assistant Turner Battle is leaving the program to accept a similar position for the University of Alabama of Birmingham. Battle was headed into his second season with the Mocs after a standout playing career at the University of Buffalo.

Alibaba shares surge in debut on NYSE — NEW YORK - Alibaba's stock is rising 36 percent in the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse's debut as a publicly traded company. The stock opened at $92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning. At that price the company would be worth $228.5 billion.

Jobless rates continue rise in Tennessee, Georgia — Unemployment rose in August for a fourth consecutive month across both Tennessee and Georgia. Despite a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, joblessness rose last month by three-tenths of a percentage point in Tennessee to 7.4 percent and jumped four-tenths of a percentage point in Georgia to 8.1 percent.

Erlanger, United talks to continue as city's largest surgical group ending contracts with insurer — Leann Crane does not care how UnitedHealthcare and Erlanger Health System reach a deal to keep the hospital in the insurer's network. She just wants them to make one. Crane has three young daughters, including an 8-year-old with cerebral palsy who requires monthly visits to a neurologist at Erlanger.
Sep 19, 2014

Meanwhile, Chattanooga's largest surgery practice—University Surgical—has decided to no longer take UnitedHealthcare:

Sep 19, 2014

Talks over Erlanger / UnitedHealthcare contract dispute to continue as Sept. 30 deadline looms:

Sutton clearly a Tennessee Vols' impact player — Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton celebrates stopping Utah State on 3rd down in this file photo. KNOXVILLE - When opposing teams throw the football to Cam Sutton's side of the field, the Tennessee cornerback usually ensures the try ends poorly for them. Oklahoma, though, was able to get one by the sophomore.
Sep 19, 2014

Cam Sutton actually got beat on a play at OU, but it should only further "fuel" the Tennessee defense's budding star.

Sep 18, 2014

Cam Sutton actually got beat on a play at OU, but it should only further "fuel" Tennessee's budding defensive star.