DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.
The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old full-year record and has pushed this total number for the industry this year to more than 40 million, also an annual record.
30. Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine - Friday, August 08, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia.31. AP source: Bank of America nears $16-$17B settlement with US - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.32. Cooking once in a Blue Moon - Friday, August 08, 2014
If you follow my column, you know I love to grill out. If you don’t read it often, I’ll tell you now: I love to grill out.
Some of my friends at church have been posting pictures on Facebook of food they’ve prepared on a “Blue Moon Disk.”33. US trade gap narrows to lowest level in 5 months - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, petroleum, and cars.
The trade deficit fell 7 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted $41.5 billion, from $44.7 billion in May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
34. US companies falling behind as Africa surges - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Africa's economy rises, American businesses are at risk of being left behind.
"We are missing the boat" was the sour warning former President Bill Clinton issued Tuesday at an otherwise upbeat U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit here.35. Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.36. A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.37. Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth - Friday, August 01, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.38. Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.39. Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this week, the world's attention — and much of his own — will be on an extraordinary array of urgent overseas crises.40. House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.41. ‘Glamazon’ a good study in dictionary inclusion - Friday, August 01, 2014
I was checking something out online the other day when I came across the word glamazon.
Glamazon is not in many dictionaries, though it is in Wordnik. Wordnik’s cofounder Erin McKean gave a great TED Talk in 2007, “The Joy of Lexicography.” You can watch it on YouTube. I recommend it wholeheartedly.42. Health Care Council announces new board - Friday, August 01, 2014
William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.
William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.43. ‘Sudden change’ means little job security for veteran Vols - Friday, August 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Don’t look for University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones to play favorites when fall training camp begins Friday (Aug. 1).
Jones is all about open competition. Every practice. Every session. Every minute.44. GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas - Friday, July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have offered tax credits to companies that move operations to the U.S. from a foreign country.45. Senate likely to come up short on border bill - Friday, July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.
Days ahead of Congress' five-week summer recess, Senate Democrats' $3.5 billion emergency spending bill designed to help deal with tens of thousands of young migrants crossing the border illegally has yet to draw the necessary support to move forward. A vote in the Senate was expected Wednesday.46. Toyota remains at top in sales after first half - Friday, July 25, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.47. Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates - Friday, July 25, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Immigrant advocates say they are baffled by a letter that Gov. Bill Haslam sent to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.48. US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas - Friday, July 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for Internet access and online services in developing countries, these technology companies will likely be wading even deeper into overseas markets for years to come.49. Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen - Friday, July 25, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.
Nissan Motor Co. reported Monday a better-than-expected net profit of 112 billion yen ($1.1 billion) for the April-June first fiscal quarter, up from 82 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a quarterly profit of 85 billion yen ($835 million). Quarterly sales jumped 10 percent to 2.466 trillion yen ($24.2 billion).50. House votes to boost child tax credit for some - Friday, July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.51. Tennessee has 760 of the children crossing into US - Friday, July 25, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.
New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.52. House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA - Friday, July 25, 2014
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.53. Ford 2Q net income rises 6 percent to $1.3 billion - Friday, July 18, 2014
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.54. GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs - Friday, July 18, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.55. Sorry Philly, this cheese is a native New Yorker - Friday, July 25, 2014
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.56. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014
Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.57. Senate bill targets companies that move overseas - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving operations to a foreign country. The bill would offer tax credits to companies that move operations to the U.S. from a foreign country.58. Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees - Friday, July 25, 2014
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.59. Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags - Friday, July 18, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand remained weak for Diet Coke in North America.60. 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.61. Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics.62. US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.63. FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies - Friday, July 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.64. White House faces broad resistance on border bill - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.65. Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts?
A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to — but not control of — all digital accounts, unless otherwise specified.66. Top Middle Tennessee lenders for June 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
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.67. Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank earned $2 billion in the second quarter after payments to preferred shareholders, compared with $3.6 billion in the same period a year earlier, a decline of 43 percent.
68. US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to recover fully, but raised the possibility the central bank could raise its key short-term interest rate sooner than currently projected.
69. US companies look overseas for tax bill relief - Friday, July 11, 2014
A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars in revenue.70. VW to build new SUV in Chattanooga, add 2,000 jobs - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.71. Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.72. Bald eagle to be released here on Tuesday - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The American Eagle Foundation is planning to release a bald eagle near the Cumberland River in Nashville on Tuesday.
The foundation says the release will honor Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency veteran Robert Hatcher. He initiated Tennessee's bald eagle recovery efforts in the early 1980s. The eagle being released will be named "Hatcher's Legacy."73. John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.74. Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
The news sent Amazon's shares up nearly 5 percent in midday trading.75. Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.76. Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.77. Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.
Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only through his own website. His new album is expected later this year.
78. Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plan - Friday, July 04, 2014
NASHVILLE — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.79. PC shipment slump bottoms out - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
PC sales have fallen in recent years, hurt by surging demand for tablets and other mobile devices. Tough economic conditions around the world have also disrupted sales. But quarterly figures released Wednesday by the research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. show the global slump is easing.80. Hawaiian Airlines keeps top spot in on-time list - Friday, July 04, 2014
The Associated Press
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance in May. Some airlines, including Spirit and Allegiant, are not included because they operate fewer flights. The federal government counts a flight as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.81. Peach Capital of the World isn't in Georgia - Friday, July 11, 2014
“A rose is a rose,” but when is a rose not a rose? When it is a peach. If you do not already know, peaches are from the Rose family (Prunus), and are classified as a “stone fruit” or “drupe.”82. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office - Friday, July 11, 2014
Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.83. Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety issues - Friday, July 04, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.
The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.
84. ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for about $3B - Friday, July 04, 2014
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Agribusiness giant ADM will pay about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.85. Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000 - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. Investors moved money into stocks traditionally thought of as safer than broader market: utilities, telecommunication companies and consumer staples.86. June jobs report shows US recovery is accelerating - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health.
Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the fifth straight gain above 200,000 — the best such stretch since the late 1990s tech boom.
87. Duncan Hines: A revolutionary from Bowling Green - Friday, July 04, 2014
Tonight’s dessert is courtesy of your childhood.
The cake you’ll have after dinner is just like the one Mom used to make. It’ll be round, mostly, maybe a little lopsided, with a divot in the center from letting the oven door slam. Like Mom’s cake, your icing will be thick on top, thin on the sides. And like hers, yours came from a box, too.88. Target asks customers to leave firearms at home - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law.
In a statement posted Wednesday on the retailer's corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.
89. Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.
ADP, a payroll processer, said businesses added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. The figure suggests the government's monthly jobs report, due out Thursday, could also show a significant gain from May.
90. We should be celebrating Independence Day on July 2 - Friday, July 04, 2014
Let’s start this column with holiday quiz:
1. Who immortalized Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” and how?
2. Which body of water did Washington and his men cross on Christmas 1776?91. Nod to the old, in with the new: Reeves-Sain redefines model for hometown pharmacy - Friday, July 04, 2014
The cold, thick, handmade milkshake sold at the Reeves-Sain drugstore soda fountain comes in a stainless steel canister, too big for the serving glass.
That old-fashioned shake draws customers to the hometown store on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro, especially on hot summer days. And it’s a specialty not available at the chain drug stores that seem to occupy every street corner in Middle Tennessee.92. New recalls and questions about auto parts safety - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
GM's safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles in North America to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. GM has now issued five recalls for 17.1 million cars with defective switches, spanning every model year since 1997.93. Biden to welcome governors to Nashville meeting - Friday, June 27, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will help kick off the National Governors Association summer meeting in Nashville next week.
The event begins on July 10 and runs through July 13. The agenda includes discussions of innovations around the states in areas like education, workforce, health care, veterans and jobs.94. Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.95. Stocks end mixed; S&P closes near all-time high - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got back on track in the second quarter.
After a bumpy start to the year, the Standard & Poor's 500 index resumed its upward climb in the March-June period. The index rose 4.7 percent, versus a 1.3 percent gain in the first three months of the year.
96. Politicians reflect on death of Sen. Howard Baker - Friday, June 27, 2014
Politicians and others across the nation are reacting to the death of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, who famously asked regarding the Watergate scandal, "What did the president know and when did he know it?"97. High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone that far from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.98. FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports - Friday, June 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.99. Burnstein elected Waller chairman - Friday, June 27, 2014
Waller law firm has elected Matthew R. Burnstein chairman of the firm. Effective August 1, 2014, Burnstein will succeed John Tishler, who will assume the role of chairman emeritus and resume his bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Waller.100. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Top May 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.