VOL. 37 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 17, 2013
EMPHASIS ISSUE: TECHNOLOGY
Brentwood firm’s video glasses offer glimpse of future for police, health care
They look like a pair of fashionable sunglasses. Yet these shades have a high-tech secret.
The owner of Brentwood’s Applied Technology envisions hands-free video sunglasses finding a niche in Nashville’s health care industry.
It is not a criminal act to record someone while in public, and Nashville attorney Brent Horst says that fact makes his job increasingly difficult.
In the far eastern corner of Tennessee, patrol officers use a high-tech tool that their big city counterparts may well envy.
“Star Trek” characters use a replicating device to whip up instant meals of all varieties. While 3-D printers aren’t yet at that level, advocates say it’s just a matter of time.
Have you heard about the Detroit couple convicted of stealing hybrid car secrets from GM and trying to sell them to China?
You know that e-mail or Facebook post that you deleted at work? It’s not really deleted.
The Midstate economy is expanding so rapidly that hundreds of jobs are going unfilled. So it’s no surprise home sales are surging as employers recruit workers from other states to fill those positions.
Home inspections are one of the most necessary functions performed in the home buying and selling process. A home inspection also can ruin a wonderful day for either the buyer or the seller.
Marvin ‘Bud’ Wood has assumed the role of chief human resources officer for Saint Thomas Health’s nine-hospital network.
The future of push vs. pull marketing is a hot debate. With social media continually on the rise, there’s a trend to disregard push marketing in its entirety.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
Total stock market returns combine dividends with a change in earnings and a change in multiples. Right now, the dividend yield on the S&P 500 is 2 percent.
SMART STUFF 4 WORK
OK, I was trying to be somewhat nice in the title. This article is really about answering those questions that you have heard hundreds or perhaps thousands of times. Questions that make you think, “If I have to answer that question one more time, I might just go crazy!”
ATLANTA, GA. – On a weekend trip to this, the city where we honeymooned four decades ago, Susan and I find ourselves in a place touting the “best burgers in Atlanta.”
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
How much do you know about this fennel? That’s about how much I know, too! One thing is for sure, however, I made a great chicken dish for dinner using this spice/vegetable.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is releasing a solo album. Nettles says Friday in a news release that she is working with Rick Rubin and will release the album in the fall.
NASHVILLE (AP) — When the producers of the Academy of Country Music's annual television special approached Tim McGraw about the 2013 edition, the country music star immediately flashed on the program's format.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of special Senate panel are raising questions about University of Tennessee fees being used to pay for speakers at a student-initiated program about sex.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a reduction in the state's sales tax on groceries.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that allows school districts to let people with police training be armed in schools.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's ignition interlock law will apply to more drunken drivers under legislation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced this week that state aeronautics grants totaling more than $316,000 have been approved for seven Tennessee airports.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will receive a portion of a $500 million settlement with generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy.
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors reached an important milestone on Friday, topping their initial public offering price of $33 for the first time in more than two years.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Six people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Nashville after being accused of running a scheme to defraud Nissan North America of more than $570,000.
MILAN (AP) — The European automaker's association says car sales grew in April, ending 18 consecutive months of decline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news about the U.S. economy pushed stocks higher on Wall Street Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil followed a familiar pattern Thursday, moving higher despite some less-than-stellar economic reports.
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell's first-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent as the shift to smartphones and tablets reduced demand for the company's personal computers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rule intended to loosen the largest U.S. banks' control over the trading of complex investments and help safeguard the financial system was weakened Thursday by regulators.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards program that cost $9 a month but never gave them any benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service controversy dogging President Barack Obama is hardly the first time a White House and the tax agency have been accused of political meddling and bias. Nor is it the first time that political and social advocacy groups have searched for and exploited loopholes and fine points in the federal tax code.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation's new energy secretary.