NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings from a broad swath of U.S. companies pushed the stock market higher on Tuesday.
Ameriprise Financial, a wealth management company, surged after posting earnings that exceeded Wall Street's expectations. The company also said it would buy back an additional $2.5 billion of its own stock and raise its dividend. Cummins, a maker of large diesel engines, jumped after the company said a surge in North American sales sent its earnings higher.
5. First Tennessee Bank names 2 to advisory board - Friday, March 14, 2014
Two Nashville business executives, Richard Rogers and John Zobl, have been named to First Tennessee Bank’s Regional Advisory Board.6. Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads - Friday, February 14, 2014
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.7. Top projects during Dean tenure - Friday, January 10, 2014
A sampling of projects completed, begun, proposed or greenlighted during Mayor Dean's administration:
Music City Center and Omni Hotel
Cost: $577 million final construction cost for the convention center plus land acquisition overruns of $15 million, funded by five revenue streams including a Davidson County hotel tax.8. Nashville building spree is less about Mayor Karl Dean, more about the city’s 10-year-old ‘50-year plan’ - Friday, January 10, 2014
If you want to see where a mayor’s true priorities lie, just look at his capital spending plan.
More than any other area of government, it’s where a mayor’s genuine wishes and priorities are expressed.9. GM CEO known for approachability, effectiveness - Friday, December 06, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university's board members at an airport in Shanghai.10. GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car company - Friday, December 06, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. Barra will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company.11. Cummins to add 500 jobs building Nissan turbo V8 - Friday, August 16, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Cummins Inc. plans to add 500 jobs over several years to build V8 turbo diesel engines for Nissan Motor Co.'s next generation Titan pickup truck, the Columbus-based engine maker said Tuesday.12. Experts agree: Faison changed the Nashville restaurant scene - Friday, August 16, 2013
When Jody Faison launched Faison’s in the early 1980s, he essentially founded the Nashville independent restaurant landscape, several longtime Nashville food industry veterans say.
“Jody was the iconic innovator who began contemporary American cuisine in Nashville,” says competing restaurateur and longtime friend Randy Rayburn, whose own Hillsboro Village/Midtown restaurant empire includes Sunset Grill, Midtown Café and Cabana.13. The King's new court - Friday, August 16, 2013
In his heyday, Jody Faison’s employees called him “King,” and Faison indeed ruled – and, in many ways, created – Nashville’s modern-day restaurant scene.
In the 1980s, Faison began launching innovative eateries, starting with Faison’s in Hillsboro Village. The King also founded 12th & Porter, Iguana, Jody’s and Café 123, among others, each creating a buzz and attracting its own unique clientele.14. Nashville's most romantic restaurants - Friday, August 09, 2013
A look at some of Nashville's favorite spots for great food and romantic surroundings.
360 Wine Bar Bistro (6000 Highway 100, 353-5604, 360bistro.com)15. Moving from big firm to small has its perks - Friday, June 21, 2013
In February, Joe Goodman said goodbye to a top-floor, corner office at a downtown law firm, and headed up Broadway to markedly less-opulent quarters overlooking the railroad gulch.
At the big firm, Goodman had a secretary to handle all his dictation and errands.16. Saint Thomas names Wood to top HR post - Friday, May 17, 2013
Marvin ‘Bud’ Wood has assumed the role of chief human resources officer for Saint Thomas Health’s nine-hospital network.
As former senior director of human resources for Community Health Systems in Franklin. Wood brings 25 years of human resources experience to his new role.17. Habitat on pace to build 30 new homes in 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is well known and greatly supported by the area, yet the scope of its work is often overlooked. The Nashville group has absorbed responsibilities for Dickson, Cheatham and Wilson counties to go along with Davidson County.18. Bridging the gap from Gulch to SoBro - Friday, February 08, 2013
Even before Metro dynamited its tower, downtown boosters have been offering new uses for the former Thermal Plant site. Not far away, the continued growth in the Gulch and SoBro developments has also continued to invite helpful suggestions.19. Extras bring authenticity, energy to productions - Friday, December 28, 2012
In early September, taping of episode four of “Nashville” hit high gear at Hillwood Country Club, which served as a stand-in for Belle Meade Country Club.
Following a syrupy introduction by Lamar Wyatt (actor Powers Boothe) of son-in-law and mayoral candidate Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), daughter Rayna James (Connie Britton) bounced onto the brightly lit stage and belted out the catchy song “Changing Ground” with Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten).20. Lifepoint names new VP, corporate secretary - Friday, October 26, 2012
LifePoint Hospitals has promoted Christy Green to vice president, corporate secretary. In her new role, Green will work directly with LifePoint’s board and will oversee various corporate functions.21. Top residential real estate transactions for August 2012 - Friday, September 21, 2012
August 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.22. The mother of all venues - Friday, August 10, 2012
Kim Carnes’ unforgettable Bette Davis Eyes voice dances happily as she professes love for the spot she calls the best musical venue in the city.
“The first place that comes to mind is the Ryman,” she says, putting down her coffee and turning away from The New York Times for the morning conversation.23. 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.24. Bass, Berry & Sims gets new leadership - Friday, April 20, 2012
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has elected Todd Rolapp as its new managing partner, effective January 1, 2013. Rolapp will succeed Keith Simmons, who announced late last year that he would relinquish his position as managing partner after 17 years of service.25. Care Technology Systems names Hendrick CEO - Friday, April 13, 2012
Health care technology veteran Robert Hendrick has been named CEO of Care Technology Systems, Inc., a Nashville-based health care start-up that has developed innovative technology for the aging-in-place industry.26. Merrill returns as VUH chief of staff - Friday, April 06, 2012
Cardiothoracic surgeon Walter Merrill, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1983 until 2002, has returned to Vanderbilt to become chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.27. DCI Donor picks chief administrative officer - Friday, February 03, 2012
DCI Donor Services, Inc. (DCIDS) recently named Scott Cantlon as its chief administrative officer.
Cantlon, has more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive in information technology and systems management for several industries. Most recently, he served as vice president and chief information officer for Lexon Surety Group where he led the development and implementation of IT strategy and managed IT support services.28. FirstBank names Inman chairman - Friday, December 16, 2011
Veteran banker and businessman Gordon Inman will be named chairman of FirstBank Middle Tennessee. He also will join the board of directors.29. Events - Friday, November 25, 2011
What will the Jury Think? The American Association for Justice (AAJ) presents a seminar for attorneys who want to develop a case’s trial story and then test it before three focus groups. The seminar, which runs through Saturday, is being led by Nashville attorney Phillip H. Miller, past president of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) and held at the Sheraton Downtown. Information: justice.org/caseplus.30. Events - Friday, November 18, 2011
Nashville Auto Show. Attendees can get a jump-start on researching their next new vehicle purchase Friday-Sunday at the Nashville Convention Center, while also viewing concept cars. Free passes while supplies last at area new car dealers, MAPCO stores, Food Lion supermarkets and UPS Stores. Details: Nashville-AutoShow.com.31. New apps help visitors get around - Friday, September 16, 2011
Two recently launched mobile phone apps should ease the way for tourists and locals out for a good time.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (NCVB) developed Nashville Live Music Guide App, the first city-wide live music guide in Nashville. The free app provides users a search for music by area, venue name and who’s playing at each venue. The guide was previously available for download on iPhone only, but became available on the Droid last month.32. Courtney joins Pilkerton Realtors - Friday, April 22, 2011
Veteran Realtor® Richard Courtney is joining Pilkerton Realtors, one of the oldest and largest independent real estate firms in Nashville, with offices in Green Hills and Brentwood.33. Health care PR firm Revive opens Nashville office - Friday, March 25, 2011
Revive, a national public relations firm specializing in Health Services and Healthy Living, has announced the opening of a second office in Nashville.
Based in Santa Barbara, the firm chose Nashville for the site of its second location based on the city’s reputation as the nation’s health care industry capital and the depth of health care PR talent in the market. The firm will be located in Cummins Station.34. Needed: More office space - Friday, February 25, 2011
Nashville’s commercial real estate industry is beginning to consider a question that no one dared to even ask during the depths of the recession – when will the next large office building be built?