BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.
Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended.
2. Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors - Friday, April 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.
3. Facebook buying virtual-reality company for $2B - Friday, March 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.
"This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," said Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday on a call with analysts. "I believe Oculus can be one of the platforms of the future."4. Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices - Friday, March 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.
Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that allows shoppers to compare its prices on 80,000 food and household products to those of its competitors. The world's largest retailer began offering the feature that's called "Savings Catcher" on its website late last month in seven big markets that include Dallas, San Diego and Atlanta.5. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff - Friday, March 21, 2014
C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.6. Lady Vols, Nashville share Final Four dream - Friday, March 21, 2014
Isabelle Harrison hopes The Road to Nashville – site of next month’s NCAA Women’s Final Four – is paved with gold for her and her University of Tennessee basketball team.
For Harrison, a Hillsboro High graduate, Nashville native and UT junior, it would be a sweet homecoming.7. US stocks give up an early gain and turn lower - Friday, March 07, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average was headed for its fourth loss in a row Thursday afternoon. Stocks had opened higher on better news about retail sales and the U.S. job market, then turned lower in late morning trading.8. 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 2016.9. Renovated Renaissance faces new challenges - Friday, February 07, 2014
For decades, the Renaissance Nashville Hotel has been largely known as the one attached to the convention center.
That has changed with the construction of the new Omni Hotel and the Music City Center with its 353,143 square feet of exhibition space.10. Millions for makeovers: Even newer downtown hotels are spending big to compete for Music City Center guests - Friday, February 07, 2014
The Hilton Nashville Downtown is wrapping up the first phase of its multi-million dollar renovation, with all 330 suites taken back to the walls and outfitted with all new upgrades.
On Feb. 1, the new upscale Hilton Honors Lounge opens downstairs at the hotel. Phase 2 begins next month with an overhaul of the lobby, and in April, a new restaurant concept will be added to the list.11. CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales - Friday, January 31, 2014
CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.
The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that it says will help it grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to improve customers' health.
12. Grocery wine bill negotiations near breakthrough - Friday, January 17, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.13. Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress - Friday, December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.14. GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017 - Friday, December 06, 2013
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition.15. Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence during lifetime - Friday, December 06, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.16. Gay partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 firms - Friday, December 06, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group.17. Stocks edge lower on Wall Street; Retailers slump - Friday, November 29, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading Thursday as more positive news on the economy led investors to anticipate that the Federal Reserve is getting closer to reducing its economic stimulus program.18. Better job market news sends US stocks higher - Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday after the number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest since September.
First-time applications for benefits dropped by 21,000 last week, the Labor Department reported, the latest sign that the U.S. job market is recovering. The number of applications, which is a proxy for how many workers are being laid off, is now near where it was before the Great Recession.
19. Govt in agreement to allow American merger - Friday, November 08, 2013
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways reached a deal with the government that lets the two form the world's biggest airline and opens up more room at key U.S. airports for low-cost carriers.20. Strong dollar drives oil down to near $94 a barrel - Friday, November 01, 2013
The price of oil fell to near $94 a barrel Thursday, as an unexpected rate cut by the European Central Bank strengthened the dollar and an OPEC report depicted abundant global supplies.
By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was down 57 cents to $94.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, it added $1.43 to close at $94.80 a barrel. That was still about 9 percent below its Oct. 2 close of $104.10.21. Toyota profit jumps 70 percent despite sales slip - Friday, November 01, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's quarterly profit soared 70 percent, and the world's top-selling automaker raised its earnings forecast, as cost cuts and the weaker Japanese yen compensated for slightly weaker vehicle sales.22. Midstate businesses find trained staff at Goodwill Industries - Friday, November 01, 2013
“Give it to Goodwill” has been an effective ad campaign for years in Middle Tennessee, ensuring that the charity’s clothing racks and store shelves stay full of merchandise.
What’s less known is that funds raised in Goodwill stores are playing a part in the regional employment-training landscape thanks to a growing chain of Goodwill Career Solutions outlets, where counselors are working with Goodwill clients to find regular, reliable employment.23. Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams dies at age 90 - Friday, October 18, 2013
The only era the Tennessee Titans franchise has ever known came to an end this morning when franchise owner K.S. "Bud" Adams died at his Houston home. He was 90.
Adams founded the team as the Houston Oilers in 1959 as part of the American Football League, which began play in 1960 with eight teams and owners who became known as "The Foolish Club" for attempting to take on the established National Football League.24. Families hoarding cash 5 years after crisis - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — They speak different languages, live in countries rich and poor, face horrible job markets and healthy ones. When it comes to money, though, they act as one: They're holding tight to their cash, driven more by a fear of losing what they have than a desire to add to it.25. J. Alexander’s promotes Hagler to AVP, controller - Friday, October 04, 2013
J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has promoted Jessica Hagler to assistant vice president and controller.26. Can Spring Hill be the next CoolSprings? - Friday, September 27, 2013
When General Motors announced it would create up to 1,800 new jobs in Spring Hill, the automaker had to share the spotlight with another announcement – Carmike Cinemas is opening the city’s first movie theater.27. Moody's restores GM debt to investment grade - Friday, September 20, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — A key ratings agency has restored General Motors' debt to investment grade status, eight years after the company lost the rating as it spiraled toward bankruptcy protection.
The upgrade came on Monday morning, shortly after GM announced plans to buy back high-interest preferred stock from a union retiree health care trust fund for $3.2 billion.
28. Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike - Friday, September 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.
"The Postal Service as it exists today is financially unsustainable," he told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. It's a message that the postmaster general has been delivering to Congress with regularity over the past several months.29. AG: Tennessee charter school law constitutional - Friday, September 06, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper has rendered a legal opinion that the state's charter school funding law is constitutional.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1fVi17Q) reports Cooper issued an opinion Monday that defends the 2002 law that determines how charter schools are funded.30. Economists keep rosy view for 3 pct growth in 2014 - Friday, September 06, 2013
Business forecasters maintained their rosy view of the U.S. economy in 2014, predicting 3 percent growth by the second quarter of next year, low inflation and improving employment.
The top economists surveyed by the National Association of Business Economics between Aug. 8 and Aug. 20 also said there's an 80 percent likelihood that the pickup in growth will prompt the Federal Reserve to trim its monthly $85 billion purchases of mortgage bonds and Treasury bills next year.31. Dollar General 2Q results top Street, traffic up - Friday, August 30, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent, driven by increased customer traffic as shoppers hunted for bargains.
The discounter earned $245.5 million, or 75 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 2. That's up from $214.1 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier.32. Nasdaq trading halts; stocks up on positive data - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Thursday but it was a glitch on the Nasdaq exchange that became the day's big talking point.
Trading on the Nasdaq was interrupted just after midday because of problems with a quote dissemination system. That halted activity on the Nasdaq until shortly before the close of the market. When trading resumed, shares in Nasdaq OMX, which owns and operates the exchange, slumped.33. Stocks drop for fourth day in a row - Friday, August 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped for a fourth day in a row Monday as investors continued to express worry about the recent rise in bond yields. Banking stocks also dragged down the broader market.34. Nashville Emerging Leader Awards winners announced - Friday, August 09, 2013
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville have announced the 2013 winners of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs).35. Restaurants help drive East Nashville resurgence - Friday, August 09, 2013
“People pass each other smiling,” says East Nashville resident Jason Facio while riding his bike through the neighborhood.
“I moved here in 2001, and can’t imagine being anywhere else, especially when you’re talking about eating out.36. Toyota profit up on cheap yen, forecasts raised - Friday, August 02, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. said its profit for the first quarter of the fiscal year nearly doubled from a year ago, and set an ambitious, worldwide production goal that would break industry records if reached.37. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year - Friday, July 26, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”38. Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy - Friday, July 19, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world on wheels.39. The case of the shrinking law schools - Friday, July 19, 2013
With lawyer jokes, the punch line is often a variation on: “There’s too many.” But if current trends continue, one day there may be too few.
For the third consecutive year, the entering class of “1Ls” – first year students – at law schools around the country this fall will be smaller than the previous year.40. Stocks close higher, extending a hot start to July - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing helped the stock market edge higher Monday, extending a scorching start to July.
The plane maker's stock was one of the standouts as the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose for an eighth straight day, its longest streak of gains since January.
41. Late to the Chinese market, Ford aims to catch up - Friday, July 05, 2013
CHONGQING, China (AP) — Dave Schoch has one of the toughest jobs at Ford Motor Co.: catching the competition in the world's biggest car market.42. Committee to review firm's deal with state - Friday, June 28, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - As a Tennessee General Assembly committee prepares to review a Chicago-based company's dealings with state government, an administration plan to raze a state office building is being questioned.43. Happiness as strategy - Friday, June 28, 2013
Today, I finished reading the book “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh. Tony is the CEO of Zappos – and Tony is an experimenter extraordinaire.44. The Queen City plays its Ace - Friday, June 28, 2013
The bluffs that lift much of Clarksville high above the Cumberland River could be some sort of literal fiscal cliff if those who predict the worst are to be believed.
City folks talk about the lost promise that was Hemlock Semiconductor, a billion-dollar-plus facility that was expected to employ at least 500 permanent workers. That planned production of polycrystalline silicon for the manufacture of solar cells and semiconductor devices was hailed by city and state officials as being a hub of high-tech development in Montgomery County. But it basically died before it got going, with 300 jobs eliminated earlier this year.45. In times like these, it might be best to get out of the way - Friday, June 21, 2013
Among attentive investors, the recent bout of market volatility has reprised fears of country, currency, economic decline and general market collapse.
When global macro-market events occur, large trading positions that have been spooling quickly unspool, leading to jarring movements like those we are witnessing in Japan. These environments become a bit of a predator’s ball, as short-term traders feast on volatility that only amplifies volatility further.46. Dollar General completes $200M in buybacks - Friday, June 14, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Dollar General has completed $200 million in stock buybacks. The discounter said Tuesday that it has repurchased about $220 million of its common stock for the year to date. It has approximately $424 million left under an existing buyback.47. EEOC sues Dollar General over criminal background checks - Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Tuesday against discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.48. Stocks close lower on Fed stimulus worries - Friday, May 31, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve guessing game threw the markets for another loop Tuesday.
Comments from a Fed official raised expectations that the Fed could start easing off its support for the economy soon, sending the stock market sharply lower in the late afternoon. The market recovered in the last hour of trading to end with slight losses.
49. Dollar General profit up, revises 2013 guidance - Friday, May 31, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General's fiscal first-quarter net income increased 3 percent as more customers visited its stores and shoppers spent more per transaction.
But the discounter cut the high end of its full-year adjusted earnings and revenue forecasts to account for moderating sales growth and a lower-than-expected gross profit rate.50. Social Security, Medicare still face big challenge - Friday, May 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. recovery slowly gathers steam, federal deficits are finally coming down from their nosebleed $1 trillion-plus heights. That will postpone until fall a new budget showdown between Congress and the White House — and also will probably delay the days of reckoning, feared by millions of aging Americans, when Social Security and Medicare could become insolvent.51. Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy - Friday, May 17, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news about the U.S. economy pushed stocks higher on Wall Street Friday.
A gauge of future economic activity rose more than analysts had expected, as did a measure of consumer confidence, adding to evidence that the economy is steadily recovering.
52. Toyota profit more than doubles on yen, cost cuts - Friday, May 03, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's quarterly profit more than doubled to 313.9 billion yen ($3.2 billion) as cost cuts and better sales worked with a weakening yen to add momentum to the automaker's comeback.
Toyota Motor Corp., which last year reclaimed the title of world's top-selling automaker, said Wednesday it expects the strong results to continue in its new business year that ends March 2014. It projected a 1.37 trillion yen ($13.8 billion) profit, up from 962 billion yen for the year ended March 2013.53. Stocks gain after unemployment claims fall - Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news about the job market and higher profits from CBS, Facebook and other companies lifted stocks Thursday.
Signs of increased hiring have supported this year's surge in stocks and pushed the market to record highs. The run-up has started to falter in recent weeks on concerns that the global economy is slowing.54. Nissan cuts prices on 7 US models - Friday, April 26, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is cutting prices on seven of its 18 models in the U.S., hoping its cars and trucks will show up in more Internet searches by shoppers.
The price cuts vary with the amount of equipment on each model and run from 2.7 percent, or $580, on the top-selling Altima midsize car to 10.7 percent, or $4,400, on the Armada big SUV. Other models getting price cuts include the Sentra compact car, Juke small crossover SUV, Murano midsize crossover, Rogue small crossover and the Maxima full-size car.55. Supreme question: Can human genes be patented? - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly?
The Supreme Court grapples Monday with the question of whether human genes can be patented. Its ultimate answer could reshape U.S. medical research, the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer and the multi-billion dollar medical and biotechnology business.56. Get started before graduation - Friday, April 12, 2013
It’s always been easy to get a job out of college if mom or dad is chairman of the board.
It’s even easier if the graduate is chairman.
The experiential learning trend on university campuses fosters the career aspirations of students by helping individuals create their own companies and nonprofits – sometimes before graduation – by focusing on finding suitable internships and through course integration.57. Global trade to be weaker than expected - Friday, April 05, 2013
GENEVA (AP) — Global trade will be weaker than expected this year as European economies struggle with their debt crisis, and will recover only slightly in 2014, the World Trade Organization said Wednesday.58. Audit shows state paid dead people unemployment - Friday, April 05, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - An audit shows the state was sending unemployment checks to seven dead people and two dozen current state employees.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/Z68WAT ) reported details of the state audit that triggered the resignations of former Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis and two other top department officials.59. Dollar General shareholders to offer 30M shares - Friday, March 22, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General Corp. said Wednesday that some of its existing shareholders plan to sell 30 million shares in an underwritten secondary public offering.
The Goodlettsville-based dollar store operator said that it's not selling any of the shares and it will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The selling shareholders include Buck Holdings LP, Dollar General CEO Richard Dreilin and other company executives, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.60. US stocks fall on broad concern about Europe - Friday, March 22, 2013
Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.
Optimism about a deal to prevent financial collapse in Cyprus had briefly pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a quarter-point of its record closing high, but stocks soon turned negative.61. Dollar General 4Q profit rises, traffic improves - Friday, March 22, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Dollar General's fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 9 percent as more customers came in to its stores and shoppers spent more per transaction.
The discounter earned $317.4 million, or 97 cents per share, for the period ended Feb. 1. That compares with $292.5 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding the acceleration of equity-based compensation and other items, earnings in the year-ago quarter amounted to 87 cents per share.62. Competition trumps ‘comps’ in hot market - Friday, March 22, 2013
In the not-so-distant past, a buyer found a house she liked and let her desires be known to her Realtor. That Realtor would then, in most cases, research comps for her client in order to determine what the property should command.63. Innovation, thrift drives nonprofit success - Friday, March 15, 2013
To survive the Great Recession and its aftermath, many nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee tightened their belts and searched for ways to meet increasing demands for services despite diminishing resources.64. House approves judicial selection amendment - Friday, March 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state House has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to refuse the governor's appointments to appeals courts in Tennessee.
The chamber voted 78-14 in favor of the resolution on Monday with little debate. The Senate approved the legislation 29-2 last month, and it will now go on the ballot in next year's general election.65. Stocks surge on housing; Dow nears record - Friday, February 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow came within 100 points of its all-time high Wednesday after rising sharply for a second straight day.
The market surged following more evidence that the Fed will keep interest rates low, housing will keep recovering and shoppers aren't pulling back on spending, even with a payroll tax hike.66. Senate approves judicial selection amendment - Friday, February 22, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Senate on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to refuse the governor's appointments to appeals courts in Tennessee.
The chamber voted 29-2 in favor of the resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown. If the measure passes the House by a two-thirds margin, it will go on the ballot in next year's general election.67. Toyota raises annual forecasts on profit rise - Friday, February 01, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. raised its fiscal year profit forecast Tuesday to triple what it eked out for the disaster-struck previous year, as the world's top automaker continued on a comeback roll as sales surged, especially in the U.S.68. Dollar General to open 635 stores, add 6,000 jobs - Friday, January 18, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General, the Goodlettsville-based chain of discount retail stores, announced it would open 635 new stores this year and add 6,000 new jobs.
Dollar General also announced Wednesday in a news release that it would relocate 550 stores in 2013. The company said it plans to open the chain's 11,000th store before the year's end and the company's 75th anniversary in 2014.69. 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.70. Stocks edge higher as retailers rally - Friday, January 11, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street after a rally in retail stocks offset concerns about flaring tensions in Washington over increasing the country's borrowing limit.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day up 27.57 points at 13,534.89. The Dow moved higher in the late afternoon after being down as much as 62 points in the early going.71. Gulch condos continue to prove doubters wrong - Friday, December 28, 2012
I was standing in line with a Metro firefighter recently and asked him if Christmas trees were the source of fires. Surprisingly, he responded that they were not as the LED lights do not pull much electricity and consequently fail to emit enough heat to ignite a branch.72. Avon to cut 4 pct of jobs in global restructuring - Friday, December 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Avon Products plans to cut about 1,500 jobs and exit two Asian markets, as the struggling beauty products seller starts on a broad restructuring plan in an effort to turn around results.73. Dollar General 3Q net income rises 21 pct - Friday, December 07, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 21 percent, helped by strong demand for candy and snacks.
But the retailer said that while its sales over the Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the holiday shopping season were encouraging, it remains cautious about the rest of the year, noting that consumer spending remains tight.74. Stocks gain on budget talk optimism, Fed stimulus - Friday, December 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose for a fifth straight day Tuesday as investors latched on to reports of progress in budget talks in Washington. The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its biggest gain this month.75. Dollar General names Cracker Barrel CEO to board - Friday, November 30, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) - Dollar General Corp. said Wednesday that it named Sandy Cochran, president and CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., to its board.
The election of Cochran, which was effective Wednesday, increases the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer's board to nine directors and its total number of independent directors - those not employed by the company - to five.76. Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales - Friday, November 23, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.77. Post office reports record loss of $15.9B for year - Friday, November 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy.78. Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office - Friday, October 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history."79. Dow down 205 as weak earnings drag market lower - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months.80. Airline executives urge airport security overhaul - Friday, October 12, 2012
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airport security needs to undergo a radical overhaul or else passengers will become further disgruntled, lines will grow and terminals will be overwhelmed, airline executives said Tuesday at a global aviation conference.81. Wal-Mart tests same-day delivery for holidays - Friday, October 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season.
The move comes as the world's largest retailer faces increasing competition from online giants like Amazon.com., which is testing same-day delivery service in 10 markets. The Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter is trying to cater to Web-savvy shoppers who are demanding more convenience.82. US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment - Friday, September 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency's viability now lies almost entirely with Congress.83. 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.84. Canadian auto union has deals with 2 of Big 3 - Friday, September 21, 2012
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian autoworkers have reached contract deals with two of the Big Three and now are focusing in on the third — Chrysler.
The Canadian Auto Workers union said late Thursday it reached a tentative deal with General Motors Co., leaving Chrysler as the only Detroit automaker that hasn't agreed to a new labor deal.85. Nashville public hospital may end inpatient care - Friday, September 14, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The public hospital in Nashville might stop all hospitalizations and specialize on outpatient and clinical services.
The Tennessean (http://bit.ly/Rt4ayI ) reported the option was one of four presented to the Nashville General Hospital board by a consultant on Tuesday.86. Luring visitors becomes a group effort for Midstate convention, visitors bureaus - Friday, September 14, 2012
Some people come here for the area’s Civil War battlegrounds and other historical sites. Others are on hand for the CMA festival or the country music scene in general. And then there are the tourists who come for fishing tournaments and other outdoor recreation.87. Dollar General 2Q net income soars; raises outlook - Friday, August 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) - Discount retailer Dollar General Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings jumped 47 percent on a 10 percent increase in revenue and it raised its financial forecast for the year.88. FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech - Friday, August 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday night when he attacked President Barack Obama's policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.89. UK bank settles Iran money probe in NY for $340M - Friday, August 10, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A British bank accused of scheming with the Iranian government to launder billions of dollars will be subject to two years of monitoring at its New York branch and will permanently install personnel to oversee and audit offshore monitoring as part of a $340 million settlement with financial regulators.90. With no concrete action in Europe, stocks slump - Friday, July 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The European Central Bank on Thursday laid some of its game plan for tackling the continent's debt crisis, but markets wanted much more.
Stock indexes sank across the U.S. and Europe, the euro fell against the dollar and investors dumped bonds issued by the governments of Spain and Italy. Hopes had been high that the ECB would announce more immediate steps, considering the ECB president's pledge last week to do "whatever it takes" to keep the euro intact.91. 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.92. FACT CHECK: Romney met Bain partners after exit - Friday, July 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City's Winter Olympics bid. But according to Bain associates and others familiar with Romney's actions at the time, he stayed in regular contact with his partners over the following months, tending to his partnership interests and negotiating his separation from the company.93. Belcourt Theatre names new executive director - Friday, July 20, 2012
The Belcourt Theatre board of directors has promoted managing director Stephanie Silverman to executive director. In addition, the board elected new officers for its 2012-2013 term:94. Florida moving ahead with Corizon, prison health privatization - Friday, July 13, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott's administration announced Tuesday that it was moving ahead with privatizing health care services in Florida's prisons, two weeks after a Tallahassee judge refused to rule on a legal challenge by unions representing nurses and other state employees.95. Four members of Avenue board re-elected - Friday, July 13, 2012
Four directors of the board have been re-elected to serve new three-year terms at Avenue Bank: David Anderson, Agenia Clark, Pat Emery and Karen Saul.96. Boeing lands another big deal on Day 2 of airshow - Friday, July 06, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Boeing Co. revealed a further large order for its remodeled short-haul 737 airplane Tuesday while rival Airbus announced its first multibillion-dollar order at this year's Farnborough Airshow.97. Now showing: Downtown life - Friday, July 06, 2012
CLARKSVILLE – Two men’s shared dream turned the Roxy Theatre – a derelict and rat-infested reprobate of a movie theater – into a beacon of hope that has not only drawn shoppers and businesses to downtown Clarksville, it may well hold the key to the city’s mercantile future.98. Bipartisan effort leads to Senate OK of farm bill - Friday, June 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries.99. Banks target payday loan customers - Friday, June 22, 2012
A common assumption is that users of non-bank financial services – payday loan or check cashing businesses – are primarily low-income or are among the unbanked or underbanked. But after conducting a survey of its existing customers, Regions Bank found there was a demand for such products by people from all income levels.100. A mixed close on Wall Street as calm returns - Friday, June 01, 2012
Calm returned to the stock market Monday after a spasm of fearful selling last week. Major indexes closed mixed after trading modestly lower for most of the day.
The Dow Jones industrial average opened at its lowest level since December after a 275-point sell-off on Friday ignited by grim economic signals, especially a dismal report on the U.S. labor market.