VOL. 38 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 18, 2014
EMPHASIS ISSUE: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
With just half the floor space of a typical new house, Hana Crume’s East Nashville home is unusual. But it won’t be that way for long.
Miami, Charlotte and Fort Worth are a long way from Nashville, but for three of the nation’s largest homebuilding and development companies, the rewards are worth the journey.
Cruise down Medical Center Parkway in the Gateway area of Murfreesboro, just east of I-24, and you’ll see a $60 million construction project dominating the horizon.
March 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
A look at Davidson County’s top lenders based on total number of all loans, commercial and residential. Only loans that have the actual lender name listed on the trust deed filing are included.
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ March data show there were 2,530 closings in March 2014 compared to 2,562 for March 2013.
Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the firm, including two attorneys in its Nashville office, Joel R. Buckberg and Ashby Q. Burks.
For those in marketing, there is never, ever enough time in the day to get it all done.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
Last week, we discussed that the wrestling match between stimulus and global debt deleveraging will continue to create anxiety and volatility for investors. Viewing the world through this prism helps to clarify seemingly baffling market movements.
To file or not to file? For an extension, that is. Indeed, this is the question. For mid-April is upon us yet again.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
This week’s cooking column is written by my daughter April Sherrill
NASHVILLE (AP) - The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its best week since July last week as first-quarter corporate earnings began to come in.
BEIJING (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee arts organizations are receiving more than $995,000 in the National Endowment for the Arts' latest round of giving.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.
Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.
NASHVILLE (AP) - State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has backed down in its standoff with the House over Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that makes changes to the process for selecting books for public schools is headed to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards would be delayed a year under legislation headed to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee could electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are unavailable under legislation that's headed for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
MURFREESBORO (AP) - Court records show that circuit judges in Rutherford County have recused themselves from hearing a lawsuit over a mosque cemetery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race.
DETROIT (AP) — A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.
NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
The price of oil rose past $104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.