VOL. 38 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 14, 2014
Standing outside the door of a nondescript building, Jeff Hunter directs his eyes up and down Sidco Drive and reckons a guy would have to be “really smart or really crazy” to open a restaurant in the middle of Nashville’s landmark industrial park.
Longtime Nashville real estate broker Ray Tarkington – “I’m in my 70s,” he allows – is one lifelong Nashvillian who is fascinated by the transformation potential of Sidco Drive.
Another shopping ritual – writing a check for groceries, and perhaps, adding $20 to the total for some pocket money – may soon be only a memory.
For a newcomer at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, the schedule can be overwhelming – in a good way.
Pastry Chef Amanee Neirouz of Tristan restaurant in Charleston served a dessert at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival she created made with Nashville-based Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream at the Saturday after-party.
State Representative and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
While the Republican supermajority in the General Assembly is taking away powers from local governments, they are also trying to take away some executive powers from the governor. Not even Gov. Haslam is safe from the power grab.
Freezenomics, a term being bandied about these days, refers to the negative effect cold weather is having on the economy.
A look at Davidson County’s top lenders based on total number of all loans, commercial and residential.
Two Nashville business executives, Richard Rogers and John Zobl, have been named to First Tennessee Bank’s Regional Advisory Board.
While email marketing may have lost a bit of luster, given the instant gratification of social media, it’s alive and well and is one of several digital marketing channels businesses are spending significantly more on in 2014.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
The first week of the month always produces a torrent of economic data that is capped off by the Friday employment report from the Department of Labor.
At the pretrial conference, big-city lawyer Wade Lanier does an “evidence dump.” His witness list includes 45 people not previously disclosed in discovery.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
I love Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels. I usually have a stash of them somewhere, in my car, my camera bag or the pantry at home. They are one of my all-time favorite snacks, and I will be really heartbroken if Little Debbie ever decides to quit selling these little gems.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to delay further implementation of the state's Common Core standards was approved in the House on Thursday, even though Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has called them key to Tennessee students' improvement.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Legislation that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations and religious displays has been approved in the House.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate has passed a resolution directing the University of Tennessee to require parents to opt in to allowing student fees to go toward events deemed "controversial or objectionable."
CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Hankook Tire will begin recruiting soon for the first openings at its Clarksville plant and focus primarily on administrative jobs with production positions to come later.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to reduce it.
Stocks are closing sharply lower as tensions flare up over Russia's presence in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is running a deficit that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the nation's finances.
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's workers in three states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of practices to avoid paying them what they're owed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's search results on desktop and laptop computers now look slightly different thanks to a makeover that mirrors a design introduced on smartphones and tablets a few months ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial trucks and buses that cross state lines would have to be equipped with electronic devices that record how many hours the vehicles are in operation, according to a government proposal Thursday aimed at preventing accidents by tired drivers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to influence workers' incomes where possible, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum Thursday directing the Labor Department to devise new overtime rules that would make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay for their extra hours of work.