VOL. 38 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 24, 2014
Nashville’s prosperity tied to welcoming city’s international newcomers
Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.
Ruth Freeland, an attorney who helped women obtain orders of protection against domestic abuse in her native Australia, found herself on the other side of issue in Nashville.
A SCORE Prize finalist three years ago, Williamson County Schools is making another strong push for the top district in Tennessee for student learning, based in part on data compiled by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education [SCORE].
With Halloween on the horizon the fall housing market should be grinding to a halt although this year’s sales have defied all logic and historical data.
Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, switching away from Jake Locker who has missed three of the past four games with injuries.
KNOXVILLE – Public Enemy No. 1 returns to Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.
Dr. Coreen Jackson, the director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program, has been appointed President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
By Ann M. Job | For the Associated Press
If you are an owner or manager, odds are you are in sales to some degree – whether intentionally or not.
In the past week, Satya Nadella’s words have been all over the internet, television and newspaper. You may have seen the Microsoft CEO’s original statements, his later retractions or commentary from outsiders.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Your email is down. Again.
What do a dead horse and a hasty retreat have in common? Same thing that around the bush has in common with a path to your door. They all become in-the-language phrases when the word beat is place in front of them.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
Stop and think about October for a few moments, closing your eyes while doing so. Don’t be long because I want you to read the rest of my story.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is endorsing Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander in Tennessee's Senate race, but is still awaiting the results of elections nationwide before deciding which party to caucus with.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville shoppers braving the crowds on Black Friday will be able to save some money by leaving their cars at home.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville won't put the brakes on pedicabs, but could regulate the growing business more closely in the future.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is set to officially take command of an operation to build Ebola care centers in Africa.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has selected Andree Sophia Blumstein to be his solicitor general.
NASHVILLE (AP) — An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise — at least temporarily.
NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of strong company earnings and encouraging economic reports, both in the U.S. and Europe, gave the stock market another day of solid gains on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.
DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.
NEW YORK (AP) — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.
PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion are flooding the television airwaves to try to influence voters ahead next month's election.
First Tennessee bank parent acquires company
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville judge has been publicly reprimanded for helping a domestic violence suspect get out of jail early at the behest of a friend who was also the suspect's attorney.