The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.
The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.8 percent.
4. Not too late to make Labor Day/late summer getaway - Friday, August 29, 2014
Labor Day, the traditional end to summer. Public swimming pools are closing and college football is underway.
It’s also time for one last getaway before fall settles in, especially if you have school-age children.5. Welcome to rapidly changing Hong Kong - Friday, August 29, 2014
I have now lived in Hong Kong for nearly a month and just realized that I have failed to properly introduce you. Allow me to give you the tour.
Between 1842 and 1997, the British controlled the 425-square-mile territory of Hong Kong, which includes Kowloon, the New Territories and over 200 smaller islands.6. Deliveries roll following deal in supermarket feud - Friday, August 22, 2014
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of a New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that the beloved former CEO is back in control after buying the entire company.7. Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall - Friday, August 22, 2014
The escalating conflict in Ukraine combined with disappointing earnings and profit outlooks from several retailers dragged stocks lower Thursday afternoon, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy. Trading was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.8. Veteran Titan gives human face to ALS awareness - Friday, August 29, 2014
A year ago, Tim Shaw was trying to hang on to his roster spot with the Tennessee Titans.
Now, at age 30, Shaw revealed last week that he is suffering from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.9. Top Davidson County lenders for July 2014 - Friday, August 29, 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.10. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions July 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014
Top July 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.11. Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000 - Friday, August 22, 2014
Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days.
U.S. stocks ended essentially flat on Wednesday after spending much of the day wavering between tiny gains and losses.
12. GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Spring Hill - Friday, August 22, 2014
SPRING HILL (AP) - General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
The company also announced Wednesday that it will add production of some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex.13. Another milestone: S&P 500 closes above 2,000 - Friday, August 22, 2014
It was a big round-number day for the stock market.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time.
14. Tracy concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais - Friday, August 22, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.15. S&P 500 touches 2,000 points as deals continue - Friday, August 22, 2014
Summer doldrums? Not on Wall Street. The stock market notched another first on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index nudged briefly past the 2,000-point mark and closed with its second record high in a week.16. Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few - Friday, August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.17. Social media pushes back at militant propaganda - Friday, August 15, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.18. Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA - Friday, August 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.19. Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades - Friday, August 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the U.S. economy through a grave crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup.20. Interviewing for a new job? Better keep it to yourself - Friday, August 22, 2014
Can you keep a secret? Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Keeping private information private, especially about your job search, can be a tall order.21. Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing - Friday, August 15, 2014
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.22. Looks like 6-6 season, return to bowl game for Vols - Friday, August 22, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.23. Tennessee's universities battle to attract top talent - Friday, August 22, 2014
As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.
“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.24. US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid - Friday, August 15, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deal news gave the US stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the conflict in Ukraine.25. Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet. - Friday, August 15, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.26. Tennessee July revenue collections see some growth - Friday, August 15, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's revenue collections recorded some growth in July even though they fell short of projections.27. Taylor Swift to perform on MTV Video Music Awards - Friday, August 15, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift made the announcement Wednesday night on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon." It will be the pop star's fourth time performing on the show.28. Even in bull market, time is right for defense - Friday, August 15, 2014
Downturns, while painful, can be very useful for the information they provide.
The S&P 500, representative of U.S. large cap stocks, declined 4 percent between July 24 and Aug. 7, and limiting our data set to this time period produces a couple of interesting observations.29. US stocks creep higher following earnings news - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market crept higher Thursday following a mixed batch of corporate news. In Europe, investors brushed aside more worrying news on the economy and nudged markets up.30. CCA pays $260K in overtime lawsuit settlement - Friday, August 08, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The largest private prison company in America paid $260,000 to a group of shift supervisors in Kentucky to settle claims that they were denied overtime, according to an agreement unsealed Wednesday.31. Vols resurrect fond memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’ - Friday, August 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.
Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.32. Season-ending shoulder injury could end McCarthy’s Titans career - Friday, August 15, 2014
The star-crossed career of Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy took another wicked turn with the news that he could miss the entire season with a shoulder injury.
McCarthy suffered the injury in Saturday night’s preseason opener, playing in the third quarter with the Titans third-team defense, hoping to show the new coaching regime that he is still a worthwhile entity, either as an inside linebacker or on special teams.33. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for July 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
July 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.34. 'Infill King’ John Brittle has a plan to curb urban sprawl. You might not like it - Friday, August 15, 2014
John G. Brittle Jr. doesn’t have an office. He has a war room. The space, crowded with maps, charts, books, piles of paper and marked-up spreadsheets, is ground zero for InfillNashville, the 10-person team of site selection specialists that Brittle leads at Village Real Estate Services.35. US stocks close higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and health care companies are helping U.S. stocks close higher, despite a mixed batch of economic news and a pullback in Japan's economy.
Amazon rose 2.2 percent Wednesday after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help small businesses.
36. 6 named to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame - Friday, August 08, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) - Six journalists have been named to the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University.
Joe Birch, veteran anchor with WMC in Memphis; Bob Johnson, retired news anchor of WTVC in Chattanooga; Alex Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, National Public Radio host and lecturer; Luther Masingill, veteran broadcaster at WDEF radio and television in Chattanooga; Otis Sanford, veteran editor with The Commercial Appeal in Memphis; and Sam Venable, columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel.37. US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy.38. NY store to pay $525K in shopper-profiling probe - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.39. US stocks edge higher on corporate news, earnings - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.
Priceline rose 2 percent after the online discounter reported better earnings than analysts were expecting. Chiquita Brands soared 30 percent on a buyout offer.
40. Alexander, Supreme Court justices prevail in Tenn. - Friday, August 08, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider.41. Rep. DesJarlais holds on in Tenn. despite scandals - Friday, August 08, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Scandal-plagued Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger Jim Tracy's race was still too close to call Friday as election officials in Tennessee's largely rural 4th Congressional District tallied outstanding votes.42. State Sen. Stacey Campfield loses seat in primary - Friday, August 08, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — After losing his seat in Thursday's election primary, Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield posted a blog that simply said "that was fun" and featured a YouTube video of Frank Sinatra singing "My Way."43. US stocks gain on signs of easing Ukraine tension - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
News reports said Russia had ended military exercises near Ukraine.
44. Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine - Friday, August 08, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia.45. Congressional races top Tennessee primary election - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican voters will decide Thursday whether to re-nominate Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
They will also decide if they want to stick with embattled Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais despite a series of personal scandals that have dogged him since he was first elected in 2010, and whether to retain or replace any of three Democratic state Supreme Court justices up for another eight-year term.
46. Alexander faces tea party-styled challengers - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state's increasingly conservative electorate.47. GOP lawmakers in tight Tennessee primary races - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - More than two dozen incumbent Republican and Democratic state lawmakers face challengers in Thursday's primary elections, and several could swing on narrow margins.
Of the 25 incumbents, probably the most contentious races involve Republicans, who control the Tennessee General Assembly.48. Rascal Flatts cancels 3 shows due to illness - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Singer Gary LeVox has lost his voice, forcing Rascal Flatts to cancel three shows in the Pacific Northwest this week.
The country band issued a news release Wednesday announcing dates had been canceled in Nampa, Idaho; Airway Heights, Washington; and Mission, British Columbia, Canada, where they were set to appear at the Rockin' River Music Festival.49. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions first half 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014
Top first half 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.50. 21st Century Fox abandons pursuit of Time Warner - Friday, August 01, 2014
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.
The about-face announced Tuesday comes three weeks after Time Warner Inc. revealed that it had rejected 21st Century Fox's unsolicited $76 billion buyout offer.51. Judge OKs settlement with Tennessee coal ash victims - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - A federal judge has approved an agreement by the nation's largest public utility to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.52. US stocks sink on renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed concerns that tensions could flare up between Russian and Ukraine pushed U.S. stocks sharply lower Tuesday.
The market had been moderately lower all day, weighed down by a disappointing earnings forecast from retail giant Target and a report on China that showed the world's second-largest economy was slowing down.
53. Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.54. US stocks bounce back after worst week since 2012 - Friday, August 01, 2014
Solid earnings from Berkshire Hathaway and a bank rescue in Europe gave investors enough encouragement to send stock prices higher.
The market was coming off its worst week since 2012.
55. TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.56. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.57. Asia’s growth depends on US - Friday, August 01, 2014
Ni hao! I write to you this week from Hong Kong. For the next 12 months I will be working remotely from China in order to closely evaluate conditions within the Asian economies.
In addition to my usual market musings I will share my Asian insights and inspirations as they arise … like this one.58. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for first half of 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014
January through June 2014 residential real estate transactions of $500,000 or more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.59. Former Loveless chef Jesse Goldstein finds new recipe - Friday, August 01, 2014
As the food scene grows in Nashville, so do the businesses that support it. Jesse Goldstein, a chef and former brand manager at the iconic Loveless Cafe, started his own company, Food Sheriff Consumable Branding (food-sheriff.com), in January.60. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - Friday, July 25, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday.61. A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging - Friday, July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. Consumers, businesses and governments joined to fuel the second-quarter expansion. The government also said growth was more robust last year than it had previously estimated.
62. Stocks close lower ahead of economic reports - Friday, July 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors focused on a batch of big economic reports ahead.
On Wednesday, the government releases its look at economic growth in the spring quarter and the Federal Reserve finishes a two-day meeting. The next day, a report on China's manufacturing industry will give investors an update on the health of the world's factory floor.
63. Global tensions can't dent enthusiasm for stocks - Friday, July 25, 2014
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on the bad news, it climbs higher.
64. Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower - Friday, July 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.
Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half of the year was looking more troubled than originally expected. The cautious outlook from two companies so heavily exposed to consumer spending spooked investors, causing the stock market to fall at the open and remain lower throughout the day.
65. Tennesseans to share $10 million in refunds - Friday, July 18, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.
The Tennessean reported (tnne.ws/WIRqs7) the refunds will average $53 per family and came about because of the medical loss ratio rule in the law. That provision requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of insurance premiums on patient care and quality improvement efforts. The refunds are for premiums paid in 2013.66. US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.67. Tee for 2? Why do golf ‘pairings’ come in threes? - Friday, July 25, 2014
“Got a pair of nickels for a dime?”
“Sure. Here you go: five, 10, 15 cents.”
On Saturday of the U.S. Open, Frankie Frisco’s “Second Thoughts” column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette began, “Every golf tournament claims that pairings and tee times are mostly picked at random ….”68. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014
Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.69. Beretta: Maryland gun law forcing move to Gallatin - Friday, July 18, 2014
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.70. US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.71. McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal - Friday, July 18, 2014
BEIJING (AP) — McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food Co., Ltd. The Shanghai office of China's food and drug agency said it was investigating and told customers to suspend use of the supplier's products.72. US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.
European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing of separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airways passenger plane in Ukraine last week. The European Union's foreign ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss their next steps.
73. Health Department seeking input on health plan - Friday, July 18, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health is seeking public input on the State Health Plan.
The plan is required by state law and acts as the health department's guide for protecting, promoting and improving the health of people in Tennessee.74. Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.
Wednesday's Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats' win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.75. 2 Tennessee hospitals working on merger - Friday, July 18, 2014
MANCHESTER (AP) — The two hospitals in Manchester that are less than three miles apart may merge.
The Tullahoma News reported (http://bit.ly/1pdnPz0) that United Regional Medical Center and Medical Center of Manchester have taken the first steps toward a combination of the two hospitals.76. Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, signals new path - Friday, July 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.77. Morgan Stanley says 2Q profits more than double - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley says its quarterly profit more than doubled, thanks to strong results from its investment banking and money-management units. The news drove up the investment bank's stock in early trading.78. Stocks decline in afternoon trading; Mattel down - Friday, July 11, 2014
U.S. financial markets veered lower in afternoon trading Thursday, giving back gains from a day earlier. Economic data were mixed and company earnings reports were mostly disappointing. Investors also monitored developments in Ukraine following reports that a passenger plane was shot down over the eastern part of the country.79. GM supports bill banning rentals of recalled cars - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. is the first big automaker to support legislation barring rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall.80. Tourism department presents new Tennessee logo - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's tourism agency has a new logo and ad campaign aimed to spark travelers' interest in a vacation that can only be made in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development's "Made in Tennessee" campaign features original music from Tennessee musicians and highlights other unique aspects of the state.81. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for June 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Top June 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.82. Top Middle Tennessee lenders for June 2014 - Friday, July 18, 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.83. Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.84. US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher following strong earnings results and deal news from big U.S. companies.
The gains pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record high close this month.
85. US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to recover fully, but raised the possibility the central bank could raise its key short-term interest rate sooner than currently projected.
86. Gore, Kennedy clan at Seigenthaler funeral - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family joined hundreds of other mourners Monday for the funeral of renowned journalist and press freedom champion John Seigenthaler, whose career spanned the civil rights struggle in the South and contemporary battles for media openness in the digital age.87. Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.88. John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.89. Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
The news sent Amazon's shares up nearly 5 percent in midday trading.90. Tenn. neighborhood attracting bears - Friday, July 11, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee wildlife officials say a black bear spotted in a West Knoxville neighborhood will be left alone as long as it returns the favor.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1s2odoZ ) reports the bear was sighted Thursday morning by a police officer in a residential area.91. Stocks little changed, on track for weekly loss - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose slightly Friday but was still headed for its biggest weekly loss since April as investors assessed corporate news. The market ended the previous week at a record high.92. US stocks lower due to European banking worries - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier in the session.93. US stocks fall on Portugal worries - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was down 104 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,880 as of noon Eastern. Earlier the blue-chip index had tumbled as much as 180 points on worrisome news out of Europe about accounting irregularities at a company connected to a major Portuguese bank.94. Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
The market opened higher and remained modestly higher throughout the day. Stocks climbed further after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting in June.95. Madison Mill relocation cheers Cheatham - Friday, July 11, 2014
When Nashville-based Madison Mill Inc. announced plans to move its millwork, building material, and lawn and garden business from Charlotte Avenue to Ashland City by the end of 2015, it was the result of aggressive efforts by a coalition of local leaders to bring new business and investments, increased jobs and a more enriched quality of life to the Cheatham County area.96. Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000 - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. Investors moved money into stocks traditionally thought of as safer than broader market: utilities, telecommunication companies and consumer staples.97. Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, the index's first big 1,000-point milestone this year, following news that hiring in the U.S. accelerated last month.98. Even if you hate your job, there’s a right way to leave - Friday, July 04, 2014
There’s a lot to be said for grace. Although many interpretations of the word exist, my favorite is Merriam-Webster’s.
They define it as “a controlled, polite, and pleasant way of behaving.” After a number of questions from people about how to quit their jobs, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you.99. Yellen sees little threat to financial stability - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she doesn't see a need for the Fed to start raising interest rates to defuse the risk that extremely low rates could destabilize the financial system.100. NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA's collection of domestic calling records "lacked a viable legal foundation" and should be shut down.