About Roger Harris
Roger Harris grew up in Louisville, Ky. where he got his first taste of the newspaper business delivering the local morning and afternoon dailies. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in mass communications.
In the years since he has been a reporter, columnist and editor for newspapers in Tennessee, Kentucky and California. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children and three grandchildren.
Roger Harris: Making the Case for new tech
Published 09/16/2012 at 4 a.m.
Case Antiques Inc. spends a lot of time dealing with the past — that's what antique sellers do.
Roger Harris: We're No. 1 in sales taxes
Published 08/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
Attention Tennessee shoppers: Only a few hours remain in the state's sales tax holiday.
Roger Harris: Time to step up for education
Published 07/01/2012 at 4 a.m.
Ask a business owner to list their biggest concerns and you might hear complaints about labor unions, never-ending contract negotiations, oppressive government regulations, clueless legislators and other traditional boogeymen.
Roger Harris: An out of whack pay system
Published 06/03/2012 at 4 a.m.
In response to new federal financial regulations and shareholder complaints about excessive pay, many companies trimmed executive salaries last year, putting more emphasis on stock awards.
Roger Harris: College job market improving, but still fierce
Published 04/22/2012 at 4 a.m.
Competition will be intense when new college grads hit the job market this spring, but their chances of landing a job are the best in years.
Roger Harris: Both tax hikes and spending cuts needed
Published 04/01/2012 at 4 a.m.
Supporters of higher taxes gained a new ally last week — the National Association for Business Economists.
Roger Harris: Reasons to expect growth in 2012
Published 01/22/2012 at 4 a.m.
Even as Republican presidential candidates bicker over who's a true conservative, it's impossible to miss the basic theme of the GOP campaign.
Roger Harris: A Christmas wish for executives
Published 12/25/2011 at 4 a.m.
By now you know if your Christmas wishes have been filled. Or you soon will know if yours is a family that waits until after breakfast to open presents.
Roger Harris: Cut spending and tax breaks
Published 08/13/2011 at 11 p.m.
For the most part, Sen. Bob Corker stuck to Republican dogma when he addressed the Knoxville Economics Forum last week.
Roger Harris: Uncollected Internet sales tax unfair
Published 07/23/2011 at 2:54 p.m.
You may have noticed that the Internet is everywhere. We bank, watch movies and read newspapers on the Web. We use smartphones to check stock prices and school schedules.
Roger Harris: Are corporate tattoos the new rage?
Published 05/11/2013 at noon
Would you get a tattoo of the corporate logo?
EW Scripps narrows 1Q loss
Updated 05/06/2013 at 3:48 p.m.
E.W. Scripps narrowed its first quarter net loss to $2.7 million, or 5 cents per share, compared to a loss of $4.4 million, or 8 cents per share a year ago, the media company reported Monday.
Pershing Yoakley launches 'big data' affiliate
Published 05/04/2013 at 6 p.m.
Professional services firm Pershing Yoakley & Associates has launched a new affiliate company to help clients make sense out of the mountains of electronic data they deal with every day.
Scripps Network stock closes higher
Updated 05/02/2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Lifestyle-media company Scripps Networks Interactive missed analyst expectations for first-quarter earnings, but investors didn’t seem to care, pushing the company’s stock higher in active trading.
Steel Plate Fabricators semifinalist for Freedom Award
Published 04/25/2013 at 6 a.m.
Several times in the past six years Cameron Lale, a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, has been deployed with only a few days’ notice.
Rebates give Pilot major competitive edge
Published 04/18/2013 at 4:20 p.m.
Fuel rebates may have gotten Pilot Flying J into trouble with the federal government, but they represent a major edge over smaller competitors, say executives with independent truck stop operators.
Obama administration may sell TVA
Updated 04/10/2013 at 6:48 p.m.
Shock and awe washed across the Tennessee Valley on Wednesday as the Obama administration suggested selling TVA.
Roger Harris: Tax Freedom Day comes early in Tennessee
Published 04/06/2013 at 1 p.m.
Breathe easy, Tennessee workers. It’s a good day to celebrate.
Nine area employers nominated for Freedom Award
Published 03/21/2013 at 6 a.m.
A metalworking shop, airport, chemical company, police department and a girls school are among nine East Tennessee employers nominated for the Department of Defense 2013 Freedom Award.
Survey: Hiring prospects improving in Knoxville region
Published 03/12/2013 at 5:20 p.m.
A broad cross-section of Knoxville area employers plan to add jobs in the second quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday.
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