NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose Tuesday, putting the market on track for a fourth gain in a row, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. Stocks continued to recover from last week's plunge.
11. GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections.12. Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.
Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.13. Winter forecast: Don't expect polar vortex redux - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.14. US stocks end dramatic week with rally - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.
It was the latest large move for a market which, with a few exceptions, has been on a mostly downward track since last month. Stocks have had four weeks of declines, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index 6 percent below the record high from Sept. 18.
15. ‘Less heat, more light’ a simple, elegant phrase - Friday, October 17, 2014
In a 1912 poem, Ezra Pound wrote, “Winter is icumen in.” Pound’s “Ancient Music” parodies a 13th century Anglo-Saxon poem that begins “Sumer is icumen in” (sic). Hardly a novel idea: “Here comes winter.” Happens every year, no? We want to prepare.16. A career in pro sports not all fun and games - Friday, October 17, 2014
With football season underway and basketball season beginning, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!17. CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.
The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year. Americans are increasingly turning to digital media to watch TV and movies. About 45 percent of Americans stream television shows at least once a month, according to research firm eMarketer. That number is expected to increase to 53 percent or 175 million people by 2018, it says.18. Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.19. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for September, third qtr. 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
September and third quarter 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.20. Ben Little's: Service station service in self-serve world - Friday, October 17, 2014
The gentle soul who used to get his hair cut by an Everly Father a couple of doors down – and who pumped 100 percent pure gas to keep country immortal Ernest Tubb movin’ on – has enjoyed the last four-plus decades next to what used to be called Hailey’s Shopping Center.21. Budget deficit drops to $483B, lowest since 2008 - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the government reported Wednesday.
It's the lowest since 2008 and, when measured against the size of the economy, is below the average deficits of the past 40 years. The deficit equaled 2.8 percent of gross domestic product, which is the economy's total output of goods and services.
22. Tennessee voters to decide on veterans gaming measure - Friday, October 10, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow charitable gaming fundraisers for veterans groups may not carry the same excitement as other Tennessee ballot measures on abortion, judges and income taxes, but supporters say it would correct an omission dating to the approval of the state lottery in 2002.23. How Frenchman's Nobel research could aid consumers - Friday, October 10, 2014
U.S. consumers might be paying less than they are for cable and Internet access if regulators had followed the guidance of Jean Tirole in promoting industry competition.
So say experts in assessing the work of Tirole, a 61-year-old Frenchmen who won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for showing how to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies.24. Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize - Friday, October 10, 2014
STOCKHOLM (AP) — French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market regulation that has helped policymakers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few companies.25. US indexes slide; Airlines, energy stocks drop - Friday, October 10, 2014
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. Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.27. Japan court orders Google to remove search results - Friday, October 10, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling.
The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday to remove search results that hinted at the man's relations with a criminal organization after he complained his privacy rights were violated.
28. Top finance officials hope to boost growth - Friday, October 10, 2014
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.29. Customers can buy homeless newspaper with phones - Friday, October 10, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Patrons of the Nashville homeless-issues newspaper The Contributor will now be able to buy it with their smartphones.
According to a news release from the paper, more than 40 of The Contributor's 300 homeless and formerly homeless vendors are participating in the program. They will be wearing lanyard badges with a QR Code on them.30. US stocks close out worst week since May 2012 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Investors avoided another roller coaster day on Wall Street Friday.
What they got instead was a steady, moderate decline that left the market with its worst weekly performance since May 2012.
31. Finance officials face global economy under threat - Friday, October 03, 2014
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.32. Five reasons to go north to Traverse City's beaches, food & wine scene - Friday, October 10, 2014
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.33. Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy - Friday, October 03, 2014
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.34. Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.
The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate shows better results than earlier projections by both CBO and the White House budget office.35. US stocks have their best day of 2014 - Friday, October 03, 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.36. Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim? - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.
Community groups are concerned about a convoluted process for applying for waivers from the law's tax penalty on people who remain uninsured. Not everyone is complaining, however: Tax preparation companies are flagging it as a business opportunity.37. NY state: Wall St. profits $8.7B in 6 months - Friday, October 03, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The securities industry in New York City tallied $8.7 billion in profits during the first half of 2014, which was 13 percent lower than the same period last year as it continued to deal with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, New York's comptroller reported Tuesday.38. Samsung expects lowest profit in over 3 years - Friday, October 03, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The world's biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands.39. Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.40. New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.41. Wealthy giving less to charity; Tennessee, Nashville more generous - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.42. The Hermitage nonprofit changes name, board - Friday, October 03, 2014
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.43. GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars - Friday, October 03, 2014
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.
44. Dow jumps 208 on job gains; Gold, bonds fall - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors think the U.S. economy is at a perfect temperature for stocks: not too hot, not too cold.
The latest evidence came Friday in a jobs report that showed a pickup in hiring last month that could mean more people with paychecks, more spending and higher corporate profits. But the report also showed that wages were stagnant, which cheered investors worried anything pushing up inflation could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon and kill the rally.
45. 5 mysteries of US job market waiting to be solved - Friday, October 03, 2014
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.46. The return of King Dollar - Friday, October 03, 2014
The market’s game ball in the third quarter goes to the U.S. dollar.
The U.S. dollar rose 7 percent, boosted by the comparative hawkishness of the U.S. Fed. The currency has now advanced for 11 consecutive weeks, its longest winning streak in nearly 20 years (although the uptrend actually started in mid-2011).47. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions August 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
Top August 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.48. Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell again Thursday, putting indexes on track for a fourth straight decline, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Once again, economic concerns in Europe were translating into worries in the U.S.49. College campaign registers 1,000 new voters - Friday, September 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 1,000 Tennesseans registered to vote during a month-long drive on college campuses in September.
According to the secretary of state's office, 23 colleges participated in the campaign in honor of National Voter Registration Month.50. Why the bond market is more fragile than you think - Friday, September 26, 2014
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.51. US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S. and abroad.52. Court denies records in Vanderbilt rape case - Friday, September 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has denied access to records related to a Vanderbilt University rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1CFe8B8) reports that the three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that records sought by The Tennessean and a media coalition — including The Associated Press — should not be made public because they are part of a continuing police investigation.53. HCA donates $1 million for CDC Ebola response - Friday, September 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville-based HCA has donated $1 million to the CDC Foundation to help support the international response to the Ebola epidemic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said in a news release that HCA's donation will help the agency scale and speed up its response to the epidemic in West Africa.54. AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.55. News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.56. EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.
Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading.
57. TVA offering $1 billion of new 10-year power bonds - Friday, September 26, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering 10-year power bonds for the first time since 2012.
According to a news release, the utility has priced $1 billion of the new bonds with an interest rate of 2.875 percent.58. The robotic rise of the S&P 500 - Friday, September 26, 2014
The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high again last week for the 34th time so far this year. However, U.S. stocks appear increasingly detached.
While the S&P 500 has risen nearly 10 percent year-to-date, stocks outside the US have returned less than 3 percent. In fact, U.S. stocks have pummeled their international competition by an astounding 70 percent over the last five years.59. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions August 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014
Top August 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.60. State Supreme Court won't hear appeal in MTSU player's death - Friday, September 19, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal from a woman convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player.
Defense attorney Joe Brandon told the Daily News Journal (on.dnj.com/1mSdDQD) that justices refused to hear the appeal from Shanterrica Madden in the death of her roommate, Tina Stewart. But Brandon told the newspaper that he is prepared to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
61. US, California release roadmap for solar projects - Friday, September 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.62. GM says China sales this year to top 3.1 million - Friday, September 19, 2014
SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.63. Europe, Syria drag on global stock markets - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stocks Tuesday.
Most of the damage was felt in European markets, which fell sharply after a closely watched gauge of business activity for the region fell to a nine-month low.
64. Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips - Friday, September 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about the Internet company's future in the wake of last week's record-setting Wall Street debut by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.65. GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year - Friday, September 19, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal the name of the new model soon.66. New chief justice echoes Haslam mantra on review - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric.67. 50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.
A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack.68. Yellen says US families need to boost savings - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday69. News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case - Friday, September 12, 2014
BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.
Robert Thomson, CEO of New York-based News Corp., says in a letter to the EU's antitrust authority that Google is "willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition." He says it systematically diverts users away from relevant search results to its own offerings.70. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
Enjoy the easy money while it lasts.
By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows. Those rates have helped support the economy, cheered the stock market and shrunk mortgage rates. A Fed rate increase could potentially reverse those trends.71. Stocks creep higher on encouraging news - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market headed higher Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.72. Top Davidson County lenders for August 2014 - Friday, September 19, 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.73. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for August 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
August 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson 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.74. Government for the prosperity of the people - Friday, September 19, 2014
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.75. Sen. Summerville charged with public intoxication - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Outgoing state Sen. Jim Summerville, whose behavior has often drawn the ire of his Republican colleagues, has been charged with public intoxication.76. The road to better mass transit: New MTA CEO says Amp will be success only if part of larger system - Friday, September 19, 2014
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.77. Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.78. Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy - Friday, September 12, 2014
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.79. Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.
Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on gains in health care and utility stocks.80. Tennessee gets grant to ID worker misclassification - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has received a $499,000 federal grant for efforts to stop worker misclassification.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, the money will help Tennessee's unemployment insurance tax programs identify instances where employees are misclassified as independent contracts. The money will also go to detecting instances where employees fail to report the wages paid to workers.81. Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped.82. Third parties still fighting for ballot access - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Four years after the Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed its first lawsuit to get on the ballot, the group is still fighting for access in a state that has some of the most restrictive rules in the country for smaller political parties.83. 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
The nation's largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the scope of the hack is not yet known, there's speculation that it could be the biggest yet.84. 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
The nation's largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the scope of the hack is not yet known, there's speculation that it could be the biggest yet.85. Woeful period for US markets - Friday, September 12, 2014
September 8, 2014, S&P 2000 = 11 + 4 percent + 11 percent + 1.5 percent + 2.5 percent. The last five years have been consistently wonderful for the U.S. markets. Over the time period, the S&P 500 has advanced more than 17 percent annually. Only four bull markets (advances uninterrupted by a 20 percent decline) have lasted longer and returned more. What has this bull been eating?86. The best education comes from traveling - Friday, September 12, 2014
The following message might not be for proponents of formal classroom education.
The best education comes on the road, even if it means taking the kids out of school for a few days.
Yeah, I said it.87. Young Vols face long odds at Oklahoma - Friday, September 12, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.88. Low energy prices, rate worries weigh on stocks - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Health care stocks, the year's biggest gainers, fell back. Lululemon, the high-end yoga apparel maker, surged after reporting income that beat expectations.89. Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company - Friday, September 05, 2014
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari.
The 67-year-old Montezemolo spent 23 years as president of the Italian car manufacturer, and watched as Michael Schumacher won five F1 drivers' titles and Kimi Raikkonen another.90. Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival - Friday, September 05, 2014
Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
The discount chain has commenced an open offering to investors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $80 per share in cash. That offer was rejected last week by the company's board, which has already accepted a deal with another discounter, Dollar Tree.
91. US recovery drives the dollar sharply higher - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.
A strengthening U.S. economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.92. College savings on the rise as plans average $20K - Friday, September 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree.
In a report released Tuesday, the College Savings Plans Network found that the average college savings or prepaid tuition account known as a "529" plan is now worth about $20,671 — almost double what these accounts were worth during the dog-days of the recession.93. Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.94. Stocks fall for second day; Apple slips - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for a second straight day Tuesday as investors were left unimpressed by Apple's latest batch of product announcements.
Negative news out of Home Depot and McDonald's also weighed on the market.
95. Appeals court reinstates Campfield defamation suit - Friday, September 05, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Court of Appeals on Monday reinstated a defamation lawsuit against Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield for publishing false information on his blog about a Democratic candidate for the state House in 2008.96. Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died - Friday, September 05, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.97. Titans' Whisenhunt praises team after opening win - Friday, September 05, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the final seconds ticked away on the big scoreboards at Arrowhead Stadium, and only a few hundred fans were left in the seats, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt allowed himself to smile.98. Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.
The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses — Windows and Office software installed on desktops — slow down or decline. The changes also come as people increasingly read news on smartphones and tablets rather than desktop computers.99. DOE to investigate possible security breach - Friday, September 05, 2014
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The Department of Energy says it plans a probe into a possible security breach at the Y-12 nuclear plant in Oak Ridge.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1pwCPGo), a Sept. 3 letter from the DOE says the incident was discovered in June and concerns "the potential mishandling and unauthorized access to classified information."100. Solid economic data lift hopes for Aug. job report - Friday, September 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of mostly positive economic news, analysts have forecast that the August jobs report being released Friday will show a seventh straight month of solid gains.
Economists predict that the government's report will show that employers added 220,000 jobs in August, according to a survey by FactSet. The unemployment rate is expected to fall to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent in July.