WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae said something Thursday that would have been unthinkable a few years ago: It earned a record $58.7 billion profit in the January-March quarter.
And it made clear it's on the cusp of repaying taxpayers for the most expensive bailout of a single company in the financial crisis.
7. Obama to tap Pritzker, Froman for economic jobs - Friday, April 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Micahel Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative.8. GM profit falls 14 pct in 1Q; Europe loss narrows - Friday, April 26, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' net income fell 14 percent in the first quarter, as it earned less money in North America while preparing to launch a redesigned version of its best-selling vehicle, the Silverado pickup.9. Shoppers face hurdles in finding ethical clothing - Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn't so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.
Take Jason and Alexandra Lawrence of Lyons, Colo. The couple eat locally grown food that doesn't have to be transported from far-flung states. They fill up their diesel-powered Volkswagen and Dodge pickup with vegetable-based oil. They even bring silverware to a nearby coffeehouse to avoid using the shop's plastic utensils.10. Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents - Friday, April 26, 2013
Award-winning architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. appointed four new vice presidents at its recent annual stockholders’ meeting:11. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.12. Events - Friday, April 12, 2013
Predators Foundation Wine Festival and Tasting. Featuring more than 200 higher-end wines, beer and a spirits tasting and an extensive silent auction with more than 200 items. Tonight's event also will include culinary delicacies and a photo opportunity with GNASH. A VIP dinner & tasting will take place in the Patron Platinum Club. It will feature a five-course dinner with wine pairing and hand-crafted wines. The VIP event begins at 6 p.m. and is $200 per person. VIP guests may attend the Wine Festival prior to the VIP dinner. Bridgestone Arena. Information: www.predators.nhl/club/page.htm13. Lamb, Self to be honored by Tennessee Medical Association - Friday, April 05, 2013
John W. Lamb, Sr., MD, and Catherine Self, PT, PhD, both of Nashville, are among the recipients of 2013 Tennessee Medical Association awards, which will be presented during the TMA’s 178th annual Meeting on Saturday in Franklin.14. King & Ballow adds 2 new attorneys - Friday, March 29, 2013
Robert Crump and Allison Champagne have joined King & Ballow in the litigation and the litigation, entertainment and intellectual property sections, respectively.15. CCA names White VP of Correctional Programs - Friday, March 22, 2013
Corrections Corporation of America has promoted Kim White to vice president of the Correctional Programs Division. She formerly served as managing director of inmate programs.16. Bass, Berry & Sims adds 4, promotes 1 - Friday, March 15, 2013
Sarah B. Krause, Stephanie A. Roth, Brittain W. Sexton and Marcia N. Topiwala have joined the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as new associates, and Amanda Elliott Stanley has been promoted from associate to counsel.17. Analysis: Obama carries 3 goals on trip to Israel - Friday, March 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three goals will dominate President Barack Obama's coming visit to Israel, his first as president: Convincing Israel and its leadership he means what he says about stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon, mending a deeply troubled relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and, in return, enticing Israel back to negotiations with the Palestinians.18. New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash - Friday, March 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.19. Report: Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results - Friday, March 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.20. Former GM executive tapped for Toyota board - Friday, March 01, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota has tapped a former executive at U.S. rival General Motors to join its board, the first time in the Japanese automaker's 76-year history it is appointing directors from outside the company.21. Top commercial real estate transactions for January 2013 - Friday, March 01, 2013
Top January 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.22. For 1st time since 1999, music revenues inch up - Friday, February 22, 2013
LONDON (AP) — More than a decade after online file swapping tipped the music industry into turmoil, record executives may finally be getting a sliver of good news.
Industry revenue is up. A measly 0.3 percent, but it's still up.23. Dow bounces from 2-day slide to a 3-digit gain - Friday, February 22, 2013
Strong earnings from big U.S. companies pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a rare triple-digit gain Friday, but the S&P 500 index still posted its first weekly loss of the year.
Hewlett-Packard had the biggest gain in the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 index. It posted fiscal first-quarter earnings late Thursday that beat all forecasts, a relief after months of bad news for the computer maker. H-P rose $2.10, or 12.3 percent, to $19.20.24. FirstBank president adds CEO to nameplate - Friday, February 22, 2013
FirstBank’s board of directors has appointed Chris Holmes chief executive officer, one year after naming him president of the third-largest bank headquartered in Tennessee.25. Private US firms take major role vs. cyberattacks - Friday, February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.26. Retailers report strong January sales - Friday, February 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, the devil is in the deals.
Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers. But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up, and as Americans begin to digest rising gas prices and a 2 percent payroll tax hike that started in January.27. Retailers report strong January sales - Friday, February 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The devil is in the deals.
Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers. But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up heading into the spring, and Americans digest rising gas prices and a 2 percent payroll tax hike that started in January.28. Analysis: Economy, military shape US Iran strategy - Friday, February 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama may have to decide this year whether to use military force to fulfill his vow to prevent Iran from being able to build nuclear weapons, foreign policy experts say.29. Airlines submit bids to provide flights from Macon - Friday, February 01, 2013
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Four airlines are vying for the chance to provide passenger flights from Macon's airport to Atlanta and possibly other cities, including Nashville.
The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/YOmqWV) that the four airlines have submitted bids to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which subsidizes Macon flights under the federal Essential Air Service program.30. Watchdog says taxpayers may lose $27B in bailout - Friday, January 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says U.S. taxpayers stand to lose $27 billion from the 2008 financial bailout, up from an estimate of $22 billion made in the fall.
A report issued Wednesday by the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program says the estimate is higher because of increased losses for the Treasury Department on sales of shares in bailed-out companies.31. Why Geithner's Treasury leadership proved divisive - Friday, January 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has saluted the outgoing Timothy Geithner as one of the best U.S. Treasury secretaries ever. He's surely been among the most contentious.
Not since the Great Depression had an administration inherited so many grave financial threats at once. To many, Geithner deserves credit for helping steady the banking system and helping restore investor confidence. Yet his toughest critics say Geithner's policies consistently favored big banks over ordinary struggling Americans.32. Hostess union hires investment bank - Friday, January 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The pension fund for one of Hostess Brands' unions has hired an investment bank to represent workers and pensioners as the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread sells off its brands.
In a statement posted Sunday on its website, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents around 6,000 Hostess bakers, said Gordian Group LLC will represent the fund.33. Tennessee politicians hope gun bill won't hurt VW chances - Friday, January 18, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week.34. Brock is president, CEO of Launch Tennessee - Friday, January 18, 2013
Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership focused on supporting the creation and development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, has named Charlie Brock as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer and Stuart McWhorter as the organization’s new vice chair.35. Automakers agree to build Jeeps for China market - Friday, January 11, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat, Chrysler and a Chinese automaker have signed an agreement to expand manufacturing in China and produce the Jeep for sale in that market.
The companies said the agreement was signed at Chrysler Group LLC's headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills. It was announced Tuesday as Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. discussed its plans during press days at the North American International Auto Show.36. Toyota retakes global auto sales crown from GM - Friday, January 11, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker.
The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it's still counting. GM sold 9.29 million.37. Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury - Friday, January 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.38. Top commercial real estate transactions for 2012 - Friday, January 11, 2013
Top 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.39. Facing backlash, AIG won't join lawsuit against US - Friday, January 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing a certain backlash from Washington and beyond, American International Group won't be joining a $25 billion shareholder lawsuit against the U.S. government over the terms of its bailout at the height of the financial crisis.40. CapWealth names Venable president, COO - Friday, January 04, 2013
Independent investment advisory firm CapWealth Advisors LLC has selected Phoebe J. Venable to be its president and chief operating officer.41. UBS to pay $1.5 billion over rate-rigging scandal - Friday, December 14, 2012
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's UBS AG agreed Wednesday to pay some $1.5 billion in fines to international regulators following a probe into the rigging of a key global interest rate.
In admitting to fraud, Switzerland's largest bank became the second bank, after Britain's Barclays PLC, to settle over the rate-rigging scandal. The fine, which will be paid to authorities in the U.S., Britain and Switzerland, also comes just over a week after HSBC PLC agreed to pay nearly $2 billion for alleged money laundering.42. Stocks close higher as budget talks progress - Friday, December 14, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in budget talks in Washington. Just two weeks remain before tax increases and government spending cuts take effect if no deal is reached.43. Kerry, Hagel front-runners to lead State, Defense - Friday, December 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama's short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.44. Treasury sells remaining shares of AIG - Friday, December 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all of its remaining shares of American International Group Inc., moving to wrap up the government's biggest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis.45. Hogan, Evans named to CapStar leadership - Friday, December 07, 2012
Dan W. Hogan has been appointed chief operating officer and Tipton H. Evans chief information officer as part of a reorganization of management at CapStar Bank.46. Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy - Friday, November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he's won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead.47. OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills - Friday, November 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.
Tuesday's surprise opinion from these gatekeepers of contraception could boost longtime efforts by women's advocates to make the pill more accessible.48. Nashville’s success is great for Music City - Friday, November 23, 2012
So Nashville has been picked up for a full season. While I leave entertainment reporting to my pal Brad Schmitt, the show, along with a number of other developments, must have Chamber of Commerce President Ralph Schulz, Mayor Karl Dean, his director of Economic and Community Development, Matt Wiltshire, along with Butch Spyridon, overcome with giddiness.49. Reimschisel is new director of VUMC LEND program - Friday, November 16, 2012
Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LEND Training Program, effective January 1, 2013.50. Labor heads say Obama backs them on 'fiscal cliff' - Friday, November 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor leaders said Tuesday that President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring the wealthy pay more in taxes, outlining plans for a public campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers.51. Consumers give US economy a lift before election - Friday, November 02, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of data issued Thursday sketched a brightening view of the U.S. economy in the final days before a presidential election that will pivot on the strength of the recovery.
Cheaper gas, rising home prices and lower unemployment have given consumers the confidence to spend more. And retailers, auto dealers and manufacturers are benefiting.52. Saint Thomas Health’s Littrell sets retirement - Friday, November 02, 2012
Saint Thomas Health has announced that long-time health care executive Wes Littrell will retire at the end of the calendar year. Littrell is the chief strategy officer for Saint Thomas Health and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health Affiliates.53. Hurricane Sandy grounds air travel in Northeast - Friday, October 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Sandy brought air travel to a halt in the Northeast Monday, grounding thousands of flights and upending travel plans across the globe. Planes and passengers are likely to remain stranded Tuesday and it could be a number of days before airport operations are back to normal.54. Regions Insurance Group purchases Story Capital - Friday, October 19, 2012
Regions Bank has purchased Story Capital Group, LLC, and hired James Story as employee benefits consultant. In his new role, Story will lead business development efforts, maintain client relationships and consult with bank customers regarding employee benefits including health, life and disability insurance.55. Stocks wobble after Amex earnings, jobless claims - Friday, October 12, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A mixed batch of earnings and economic reports kept the stock market wavering between small gains and losses Thursday. Google plunged nearly 10 percent after releasing a weak earnings report hours ahead of schedule.56. Haven Behavioral names new executive VP, COO - Friday, October 05, 2012
Nashville’s Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a provider of behavioral health care for adults, senior citizens and active-duty military personnel, has hired Scott W. Kardenetz as executive vice president and chief operations officer.57. Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent in 2012 - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop like they have been in the past two years.58. Airlines' profit outlook recovering - Friday, September 28, 2012
BERLIN (AP) — The outlook for the airline industry is improving, with profits expected to reach $4.1 billion this year and $7.5 billion in 2013, the International Air Transport Association said Monday.59. Free Enterprise Award presented to Baker - Friday, September 28, 2012
J.B. Baker, chairman of the board for Volunteer Express Inc. and owner of Sprint Logistics, LLC and Baker South real estate development, has been awarded the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award by Middle Tennessee State University.60. US stocks down on Europe unrest, weaker home sales - Friday, September 21, 2012
A mixed report about the housing market and unrest in Europe on Wednesday extended the longest losing streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index since mid-July. Other risky assets, like European stocks and oil, fell more sharply.61. No status quo: Cities can either grow or falter - Friday, September 14, 2012
I suffer from yoyo-itis, meaning I am prone to rapid weight gain (RWG). For years, after following a regimen of diet and exercise that allows the scale to switch from foe to friend, I watch as the machine commits treason as fast food quickly works its way into the ever expanding belly. In short, if I’m not losing weight, I’m gaining weight.62. Consumer regulator barks, and an industry shudders - Friday, September 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.63. Treasury to cut AIG stake below half in $18B sale - Friday, September 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is selling more of its shares in insurer American International Group Inc., in a move that should decrease its holdings below a majority stake for the first time since the $182 billion bailout in 2008.64. Stocks end lower ahead of Fed meeting - Friday, September 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped on Wall Street as troubling economic news from China and the U.S. outweighed optimism about more stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 52.35 points to close at 13,254.29 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 slipped 8.84 points to 1,429.08 and the Nasdaq composite fell 32.40 points to 3,104.02.65. AIG to sell $2B in AIA shares to repay US government - Friday, August 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Insurance giant American International Group Inc. says it's begun the sale of part of its stake in Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd. and will use the funds raised to help pay off loans from the U.S. government.66. FACT CHECK: Romney's deficit vow lacks specifics - Friday, August 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney promised he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith that he could deliver. The details behind that pledge, and the painful spending choices involved, are conspicuously lacking in his agenda.67. Stocks higher, but volatile, after Bernanke speaks - Friday, August 31, 2012
It took a while, but investors eventually decided they liked what they heard from Ben Bernanke, and stock indexes rose enough on Friday to put them into positive territory for August.
Stocks gyrated after the Federal Reserve chairman spoke on Friday morning. They first gave up their morning gains, then bolted to their highs for the day, before settled in-between.68. CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low - Friday, August 17, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.69. CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low - Friday, August 10, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.70. Top commercial real estate transactions for July 2012 - Friday, August 17, 2012
July 2012 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.71. Gov't finalizes safety rule for offshore drilling - Friday, August 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators issued a final set of safety rules for offshore drilling Wednesday, fine-tuning a series of emergency measures put in place after the BP oil spill in 2010.
Oil industry groups reacted tepidly, saying they were still poring over the 137-page rule released by the Interior Department. Some environmental activists, meanwhile, panned it, calling it insufficient to prevent another catastrophe such as the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico.72. Treasury to receive $750M more from AIG stock sale - Friday, August 03, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it expects to receive $750 million more from the latest sale of stock held in American International Group. The sales are part of an effort to recoup taxpayer money from the largest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis.73. CABLE Announces new board of directors - Friday, August 03, 2012
Jeri Hasselbring of the Adventure Science Center has been named president of CABLE and will serve a one-year term.
In addition, CABLE’s executive committee will be composed of:74. House, Senate negotiators back new Iran sanctions - Friday, July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is pressing ahead with a new package of crippling sanctions on Iran, expanding on financial penalties and targeting Tehran's energy and shipping sectors in the hope that economic pressure undercuts its suspected nuclear weapons program.75. WGBH Boston acquires Public Radio International - Friday, July 27, 2012
BOSTON (AP) — Boston public media station WGBH, the producer of such marquee PBS shows as "Nova" and "Frontline," has acquired Minneapolis-based Public Radio International, the companies said Thursday.76. Meharry doctor to lead National Medical Association - Friday, July 27, 2012
Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, will be installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 during the NMA 2012 annual convention and scientific assembly in New Orleans.77. American CEO bashes US Airways; calls it desperate - Friday, July 20, 2012
BOSTON (AP) — American Airlines CEO Tom Horton wants to set the record straight: It was he who approached US Airways CEO Doug Parker about the possibility of combining the two airlines, not the other way around.78. Pharos Capital Names Tina Hahn senior VP, investor relations - Friday, July 20, 2012
NASHVILLE - Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm based in Nashville and Dallas, has hired Tina Hahn as senior vice president of investor relations, the firm announced today.
Hahn will assist in the firm's capital raising and investor services efforts. She is based in Los Angeles and will serve both Pharos's Dallas and Nashville offices.79. Events - Friday, July 13, 2012
OSHA Training. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic construction safety skills over two full days and receive government-issued Occupational Safety Health Administration 10 hour training cards. This course is required before advanced skills trainings.80. US poised to allow new investment in Myanmar - Friday, July 06, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is poised to allow U.S. companies to invest with Myanmar's state oil and gas enterprise as the Obama administration takes its biggest step yet to roll back sanctions, marking a rare break from democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.81. American Airlines CEO says it's time to weigh merger options - Friday, July 06, 2012
DALLAS (AP) — The head of American Airlines says his company has done so much to fix its problems that it can consider potential mergers, and invitations will be going out soon.
Thomas Horton, the CEO of American and parent AMR Corp., said Tuesday that American has boosted revenue, reached cost-cutting deals with labor unions, and is well on its way to a successful restructuring after seven months under bankruptcy protection.82. China court: Apple pays $60M to settle iPad case - Friday, June 29, 2012
BEIJING (AP) — Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.83. Health care, bank stocks lead stock market lower - Friday, June 22, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Health care stocks tumbled Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, falling along with major banks as Wall Street worried about the European debt crisis and the sluggish U.S. economy.84. Morin named COO of Ingram Content - Friday, June 22, 2012
Shawn Morin, who joined Ingram Content Group Inc. in 2009 and has served as the chief information officer since that time, has been named the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.85. Obama 'encouraged' on Europe; G-20 seeks answers - Friday, June 15, 2012
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Needing an economic boost, President Barack Obama is trying to land assurances that Europe is closing in on a financial crisis response that will calm the markets and keep the continent's woes from undermining the world. As he presses European leaders to drum up economic demand, they want promises the United States won't plunge off a fiscal cliff by year's end.86. Samsonite recalls suitcases in health scare - Friday, June 15, 2012
HONG KONG (AP) — Samsonite International SA is recalling 250,000 "Tokyo Chic" suitcases worldwide to replace handles on the bags after a Hong Kong consumer group found high levels of compounds linked to cancer.87. JPMorgan CEO says execs may have pay taken back - Friday, June 08, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Congress on Wednesday that senior bank executives responsible for a $2 billion trading loss will probably have some of their pay taken back by the company.88. Airlines, ticket firms battle over booking system - Friday, June 08, 2012
BEIJING (AP) — A guaranteed aisle seat, special meals, access to the VIP lounge — and tickets to a musical?
Airlines want to raise new revenues by selling such extras alongside tickets and are locked in a battle with three companies that dominate the bookings industry over the introduction of a new global reservation system.89. Verizon to ditch most phone plans for shared ones - Friday, June 08, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to Verizon's network.90. Fed proposes stricter capital rules for banks - Friday, June 08, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve wants U.S. banks to set aside more money to cushion against unexpected losses, a key step in preventing another financial crisis.
The Fed governors voted 7-0 on Thursday to propose rules requiring all banks hold at least 7 percent of their assets in capital reserves. That's up from a minimum of 2 percent currently required and in line with international standards.91. Cleaver named president, COO of Avenue Bank - Friday, May 04, 2012
Kent Cleaver, a founding officer of Avenue Bank, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer for the bank.
Ronald L. Samuels continues as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He will be leading the strategic planning and community direction for the bank, as well as advising on planning and development.92. New York Fed sells portion of AIG's bad assets - Friday, April 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says it has sold a portion of the toxic mortgage securities it assumed in 2008 from American International Group as part of the massive taxpayer bailout of the big insurer.93. Retailers report positive March sales - Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy's reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy.94. Apple pledge could lead to China wage hikes - Friday, March 30, 2012
BEIJING (AP) — A pledge by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones and iPads to limit work hours at its factories in China could force other global corporations to hike pay for Chinese workers who produce the world's consumer electronics, toys and other goods.95. Rising powers mull bank for developing nations - Friday, March 23, 2012
NEW DELHI (AP) — Developing nations again seem unlikely to propel one of their own citizens to the World Bank presidency. It may not matter. A group of rising powers is mulling its own alternative to Western-dominated lending institutions.96. Treasury launches sale of $6B of AIG stock - Friday, March 02, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it is selling $6 billion worth of the $41.8 billion in common stock it holds in insurance giant American International Group Inc., which received the biggest bailout of the financial crisis in 2008.97. Stocks edge lower on worries about China, Greece - Friday, March 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Two signs of trouble elsewhere in the world pushed U.S. stocks lower: slowing economic growth in China and a possible hitch in a deal to get Greece its bailout money.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed the day down 14.76 points to 12,962.81, or down 0.1 percent. The Dow closed above 13,000 last week for the first time since May 2008.98. Meador to direct Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society - Friday, March 02, 2012
Keith Meador, M.D., MPH, has been named director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.99. Obama welcomes TransCanada plan for new pipeline - Friday, February 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday welcomed a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.100. Seckman new president of Diversified Trust - Friday, February 24, 2012
Diversified Trust, a wealth management firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management, has named current chief operating officer John P. Seckman as its new president. Seckman will lead company operations from Nashville, a geographic center for the firm with additional offices in Atlanta, Greensboro and Memphis.