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VOL. 38 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 25, 2014

Going national can wait: Middle Tennessee craft brewers find success, happiness in smaller batches

The dream of going big – a second location, eventually a chain or even a franchise – is not uncommon among small business owners.


Ninth inning arrives for Nashville Sounds neighbors

The ear-popping, eye-dazzling flurry of the fireworks’ finale will signal the end of a season of melancholy, or at least uncertainty, for Abby Buter and her neighbors.


Whisenhunt tightens the reins on Titans training camp

With the Bud Adams/Jeff Fisher/Mike Munchak era officially over, Titans fans might be more anxious than ever to get a look at their team.

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Madison Train Show. Visitors will experience operating model trains and have an opportunity to shop with train vendors. Other merchandise, exhibits, food and door prizes also will be featured. 3-6 p.m. City Road Chapel United Methodist Church, 701 S. Gallatin Rd., Madison. $7 for adults, $3 for children age 3-12, $1 for children 2 and younger.

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Berry twins highlight UT's long list of football legacies

Elliott and Evan Berry didn’t need a tour guide when they arrived for summer school at the University of Tennessee in June.


Debating the effects of looming interest rate hikes

Scott Ractliffe is a senior vice president with Pinnacle Financial Partners, where he serves in the mortgage advisor capacity and routinely distributes information to those in the real estate field.


Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014

Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.


Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.


Right-brained sales reps in a left-brained world

Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”


Networking works but only you have a good strategy

One of the best ways to advance a career in a competitive market is through networking. In many ways, it’s both the easiest and hardest part of a search. Today, I received two questions on the topic of networking best practices.


Tee for 2? Why do golf ‘pairings’ come in threes?

“Got a pair of nickels for a dime?”


Sorry Philly, this cheese is a native New Yorker

It is probably no surprise to anyone that cream cheese is one of America’s most widely used cheeses. The soft, creamy, texture provides the perfect media for depth and smoothness to desserts and dips, and it makes wonderful light and flaky pastry crusts.


Despite unemployment plunge, Tennessee numbers up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength.


US stocks stall in early afternoon amid earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market idled on Thursday afternoon as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.

IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.

Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.


House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays.