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1. Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.

The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year. And it's not just costs that are pushing up prices. A growing sweet tooth around the world means more demand for chocolate.

2. Events -

4th Annual Sumner County Artists & Artisans Studio Tour. Join art lovers of all ages in a self-guided tour of 12 Sumner County artist’s studios. Thirty plus artists and artisans will display and sell their art at this event. Free. Information: www.sumnercountystudiotour.com

3. As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:

The Janet Yellen era.

Officially, Yellen has been Fed chair since February. But the phase-out of the bond-buying stimulus program Yellen inherited from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, truly marks her inauguration. She can now begin to fully stamp her influence on the central bank.

4. Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.

5. Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and to help boost unusually low inflation. As expected, it's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.

6. Vanderbilt gets $1.8 million grant -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Vanderbilt University has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand collaborations in research, teaching and public engagement in Tennessee and around the world.

7. Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM -

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year.

8. University of Memphis weighing minimum wage -

MEMPHIS (AP) — The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.

University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.

9. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company -

First Tennessee bank parent acquires company

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.

First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( the deal is subject to approval by regulators and TrustAtlantic's shareholders.

10. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.

First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday.

11. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America -

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.

12. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America -

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.

13. US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar, 3M and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.

14. Embracing immigrants with open arms -

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.

“Immigration is obviously a sensitive issue and people get passionate about it, but I think Nashville has benefited a great deal from the fact that it’s become more diverse, benefitted a great deal from the influx of new immigrants, and I think that our rise to prominence and our increased prosperity, is actually linked to that,’’ says Mayor Karl Dean, who recently created the Mayor’s Office for New Americans [MONA].

15. Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market -

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola reported a lower profit and revenue in the third quarter as global soda volume remained flat.

The world's biggest beverage maker announced a new plan that it said will reduce costs by $3 billion a year by 2019. For this year, the company said it expects earnings per share to miss its long-term target of high-single-digit growth.

16. Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.

17. US stands strong despite fear over global slowdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear.

The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points since Oct. 8, largely over worries about another recession in Europe, a slowdown in China and world-spanning crises that include the Ebola outbreak and the rise of the Islamic State.

18. VW edges GM to hold 2nd place in global sales race -

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.

19. Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations -

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

But ask others about her and they’ll talk about an exceptional ability to lead, build trust and forge relationships with a diverse range of people, and, above all, her will to win.

20. Bank of America earnings slump on legal settlement -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, said Wednesday that its earnings slumped in the third quarter after it agreed to a settlement with the government over its sale of mortgage-backed securities.

21. US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

22. Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay hike -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.

The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well below the Fed's target rate. Such fear has led some analysts to suggest that the Fed might wait until deep into next year to start raising interest rates — and then raise them more gradually than expected.

23. Citigroup to exit 11 markets in restructuring -

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup said Tuesday that it will bow out of the retail banking business in 11 markets as part of its ongoing effort to restructure and slim down since the financial crisis.

24. Fiat Chrysler shares close down in 1st day on NYSE -

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bounced between negative and positive Monday after making their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

The newly merged company's stock, traded under the symbol FCAU, opened at $9 and rose quickly to $9.55 before falling much of the day. The stock closed at $8.92 as the Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points in a late slide.

25. US indexes slide; Airlines, energy stocks drop -

The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.

Airlines, energy and materials stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its biggest weekly decline in more than two years.

26. Top finance officials hope to boost growth -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's largest economies are being urged to prevent the global economy from falling into a "new mediocre" in which growth remains stuck at subpar levels for years to come, trapping millions of people on unemployment rolls.

27. Bernanke says he was reluctant on AIG bailout -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the bailout loan to the company was needed to avert a shock to the financial system.

28. Finance officials face global economy under threat -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.

29. Five reasons to go north to Traverse City's beaches, food & wine scene -

Here are a few rules: American beach vacations must take place in Florida, wine getaways in Napa, snow adventures in Colorado and leaf-viewing excursions in New England.

If that’s what you think, think again.

30. Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's roller coaster ride is continuing for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging nearly 300 points in afternoon trading. Gap's stock dropped after the company announced its CEO was retiring, and energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil fell again.

31. Alexander sheds feel-good image in Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Forget the syrupy, feel-good message so common to Lamar Alexander's past political campaigns. This time, the Tennessee Republican is going into attack mode.

With early voting in the U.S. Senate race set to kick off next week, the two-term incumbent has unleashed two television ads hammering his previously little-known Democratic opponent, Gordon Ball, as a proxy for President Barack Obama and as a "slick-talking personal injury lawyer."

32. Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding -

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore.

The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.

33. US stocks have their best day of 2014 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street had its best day of the year. The U.S. stock market surged Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before.

Investors were encouraged by the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the central bank wants to keep interest rates extremely low for the time being.

34. IMF trims forecast for global economic growth -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.

35. US stocks slide on global growth concerns -

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.

The U.S. economy may be strengthening, but the outlook elsewhere is far less encouraging. On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global growth. A surprisingly weak report on industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, added to the concerns.

36. Holocaust survivor, Watergate journalist to speak -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Holocaust survivor who helped craft The Washington Post's Watergate coverage is giving a free public talk in Murfreesboro.

Harry Rosenfeld will discuss his book "From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman" on Wednesday at Middle Tennessee State University.

37. The Hermitage nonprofit changes name, board -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The nonprofit that runs Andrew Jackson's historic home, The Hermitage, is getting a new name and adding prominent national figures to its board of directors.

The group that for 125 years has been called the Ladies' Hermitage Association will now be the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

38. US job growth is rising solidly, so why isn't pay? -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Where are the pay raises? Employers in the United States are hiring at a brisk pace. Unemployment has sunk to a nearly healthy rate. Jobs are being filled across a range of industries.

39. US trade deficit drops to $40.1 billion in August -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the fourth straight month in August, falling to the lowest level since January as exports rose to an all-time high.

The deficit dropped 0.5 percent in August to $40.1 billion, compared to a revised $40.3 billion in July, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

40. GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars -

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

The biggest of the new recalls covers just over 430,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X SUVs, mainly in North America. The company says some rear suspension nuts may not have been tightened properly. That could cause the toe link adjuster to separate from the suspension, possibly causing a crash.

41. 5 mysteries of US job market waiting to be solved -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how healthy is the U.S. job market? Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report.

42. Trying something new can be prickly proposition -

Fall’s here y’all, and the soup’s on! I don’t know about you, but for me spring and summer slipped by way too quickly, and I’m rather bummed about it. I enjoy autumn; It’s the season after that I dread.

43. Events -

Bella Rustica. AGAPE Nashville will host Bella Rustica – A Spectacle of American Vintage, its annual vintage market, Friday and Saturday, at historic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. Proceeds will help the agency continue its work with foster children across Middle Tennessee. This year’s family and pet-friendly event will feature more than 40 artists and antique dealers from across the Southeast and Midwest. Live music, a variety of food and special attractions for children will also be a highlight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is free. Information: 620-3493, llindley@agapenashville.org.

44. Pendulum swings for Crieve Hall clocksmith -

Scott Zaft “jumped the wall” and made it out of corporate America to a life in which he’s his own boss and lives in tick-tock precision down a steep driveway and to the rear of a 1950s Crieve Hall rancher.

45. Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs -

CHICAGO (AP) — While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday to assure voters he is still focused on the economy.

46. Why the bond market is more fragile than you think -

NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear is that when people go to unload, there won't be anyone to buy.

47. GM: Parts are ready to fix recalled small cars -

MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide.

Barra told reporters at an investor conference Wednesday that GM's parts supplier finished making the parts a few days before a goal of early October. GM recalled 2.6 million cars in February and says it has repaired about 1.1 million. That's just under half the vehicles when scrapped cars are excluded.

48. US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an 8.1 percent gain in June and the smallest increase since November 2012.

49. Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday or car title loan fees from creditors who are exploiting gaps in a 2006 military lending law.

50. US Bank refunding $48M to credit card customers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Bank is refunding about $48 million in the latest federal settlement by a major bank over improper billing for extra credit card products that customers didn't receive.

51. Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood's lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of two oil companies in Alaska.

52. Events -

LinkedIn Live. The Nashville Technology Council and LinkedIn present LinkedIn Live. Learn how to use the social media platform to effectively brand yourself and your business from LinkedIn representatives and social media experts from the local community. In these fast-paced, 15-minute presentations, local LinkedIn experts provide real-life examples of their personal success using LinkedIn to help drive their small business forward. Expect stories packed with proven tactics, and opportunities to dig into the details with follow-up Q&A. The Frist Center for the Arts, 1-5 p.m. Information: www.technologycouncil.com.sitemason.com/linkedin_live.

53. Wal-Mart's mobile checking account nixes fees -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.

The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with Green Dot Corp., a company known for its reloadable prepaid cards, to bring mobile checking accounts to its shoppers. The accounts won't charge overdraft and bounced-check fees.

54. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side -

The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.

55. Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 a year. Next year, their son, now 3, can attend a Catholic preschool less than half as costly.

56. P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

57. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president -

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.

58. Alexander, Corker honored by business association -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are being honored by the nation's leading small business association.

The National Federation of Independent Business has named the Tennessee Republicans a Guardian of Small Business for their voting record on behalf of America's small-business owners.

59. Top Davidson County lenders for August 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.

60. Government for the prosperity of the people -

The reporting out of the U.S. on China is uniformly downbeat. By applying our western perspectives, China appears inhumane, politically oppressive, over-indebted and fragile.

From the American perspective, functional nations should look more, well, like us.

61. The road to better mass transit: New MTA CEO says Amp will be success only if part of larger system -

Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.

Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.

Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.

62. FedEx tops Street 1Q forecasts -

MEMPHIS (AP) — FedEx's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, thanks partly to a strong performance by its ground division.

Its results beat analysts' estimates. The stock climbed before the market open on Wednesday.

63. Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.

64. Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.

65. Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes -

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.

66. US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.

The government called for the huge fine in 2008 if Yahoo didn't go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. At stake, according to the government, was the nation's security.

67. You say Timballo, I say Timbale -

I don’t profess to be a great Italian cook for a good reason – I’m not Italian. However, you don’t necessarily have to be Italian to whip up some great tasting dishes that can really fool your diners into thinking you’re one excellent Italian cook.

68. Unintended consequences: ER visits increase -

Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee’s poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns:

Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room.

69. Letting your car find a spot and park itself -

DETROIT (AP) — With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.

Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360-degree cameras and a laser scanner to safely park within a few centimeters of other vehicles. Then, when you're done with dinner or a business meeting, the car will return to you after another swipe of the thumb.

70. US job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.

The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. Employers have added a robust 2.5 million jobs the past 12 months. Layoffs have tumbled.

71. Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal -

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.

The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool.

72. Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers -

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.

That's the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S. line-up, in both mainstream and luxury vehicles.

73. Lanquist named fellow of American Bar Foundation -

Edward D. Lanquist Jr., managing shareholder at Waddey Patterson, has been selected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Established in 1955, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, legal scholars and law faculty who have been elected by their peers to become members. Members have demonstrated outstanding achievements in and dedication to their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

74. Miranda Lambert earns record-tying 9 CMA noms -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations.

Lambert has nine nominations for the 48th annual CMA Awards, tying her own mark for the most nods to a female nominee, and nearly doubling her nearest competitor when the list was announced Wednesday in New York. Dierks Bentley is next with five nominations and Eric Church and Keith Urban have four apiece.

75. Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

76. North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid -

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

77. Felker to chair Metro Board of Health -

Samuel L. Felker of Baker Donelson has been elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health.

A shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, Felker is a member of Baker Donelson’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Group and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He has served in leadership positions in the Nashville and American Bar Associations, and he is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

78. SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.

79. 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling -

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.

80. Top Davidson County lenders for July 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.

81. Developers swing, miss in attempt to buy prime Germantown locale -

The first time I stepped into this mustard-yellow building at 300 Jefferson Street to ask how it felt to have the Nashville Sounds moving in across the street, Wayne Woelk, 50, was having a heart attack.

82. Embracing cremation: High cost of funerals drives search for end-of-life alternatives -

As business decisions go, this was a tricky one.

Jeff and Steve Murphy, owners of Music City Mortuary, opened their Nashville business in 2001, catering primarily to the needs of other funeral directors, providing transportation, embalming and preparation services, shipping – everything a mortuary business provides.

83. Vacuum maker TTI announces Tennessee expansion -

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — TTI Floor Care North America, the maker of Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck vacuum cleaners, is expanding its Tennessee plant and plans to double its work force at the facility over the next five years.

84. Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

85. At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.

86. Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

87. US housing recovery appears to be back on track -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

88. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

89. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

90. Social media pushes back at militant propaganda -

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

91. Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

92. California man sentenced in Nissan fraud scheme -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A California man has been sentenced to serve 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $78,000 in restitution for his role in a scheme to defraud Franklin-based Nissan North America.

According to the U.S. attorney's office in Nashville, Bruce Young and others helped gather information on Nissan owners and former Nissan employee Kenneth Carter filed and approved false claims requesting settlement checks. Prosecutors say Young and others directed the Nissan owners to "kick back" a portion of the settlement.

93. Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

94. Steaban, Edgeworth take on new roles at VUMC -

Robin Steaban, MSN, R.N., VUMC associate chief nursing officer and chief administrative officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.

95. Looks like 6-6 season, return to bowl game for Vols -

KNOXVILLE – Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.

Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.

So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.

96. CCA pays $8 million in back wages at California prison -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

97. Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion -

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.

In one of the deals, announced Thursday, Shell will also receive drilling rights to land in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

98. CCA pays $260K in overtime lawsuit settlement -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The largest private prison company in America paid $260,000 to a group of shift supervisors in Kentucky to settle claims that they were denied overtime, according to an agreement unsealed Wednesday.

99. Business Hall of Fame honors HCA’s Bovender -

Jack O. Bovender, Jr. has been named the 2014 Laureate of The Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.

Best known as a longstanding leader of HCA, Bovender’s wide range of volunteer service and community involvement demonstrate that he also is an individual committed to building a strong community, and to ensuring a promising future for Middle Tennessee’s young people.

100. Vols resurrect fond memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’ -

KNOXVILLE – None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.

Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.