The release of minutes of the April 30-May 1 meeting reversed a surge earlier in the day on hopes that the Fed was a long way from stopping its stimulus efforts.
2. JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum - Friday, May 17, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase voted to let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
At the bank's annual meeting, just 32 percent of shareholders voted for a non-binding measure that would have advised the bank to split the roles. That's less than the 40 percent vote that a similar proposal received last year.3. Henry to become permanent DCS commissioner - Friday, May 17, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named interim Children's Services Commissioner Jim Henry to fill the post permanently.
Henry was the commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities before he was appointed to Children's Services upon the resignation of Kate O'Day in February.4. Stocks gain on reassurance from a top Fed official - Friday, May 17, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Reassuring comments from a Federal Reserve official and better earnings from two big retailers helped push the stock market higher Tuesday.
Stock indexes wobbled between gains and losses in early trading, then took a turn higher just before noon. That's when news crossed that James Bullard, head of the Fed's St. Louis branch, told an audience in Germany that the Fed ought to stick with its bond-buying effort to bolster the economic recovery.
5. Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr - Friday, May 17, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.
The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.6. GM stock rises above $33 for first time in 2 years - Friday, May 17, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors reached an important milestone on Friday, topping their initial public offering price of $33 for the first time in more than two years.
The automaker's stock, which has been on a tear since January, reached $33.58 Friday morning before slipping back to $33.52, up 3.5 percent, around midday. The auto giant sold shares to the public for $33 in a November 2010 IPO, but they hadn't traded above that price since May 4, 2011.7. Sugarland's Nettles signs up Rubin, goes solo - Friday, May 17, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is releasing a solo album. Nettles says Friday in a news release that she is working with Rick Rubin and will release the album in the fall.8. 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.
9. Stocks flip between gains and losses; Cisco climbs - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems led the Dow Jones industrial average slightly higher Thursday after the technology company reported higher sales. Mixed corporate earnings and economic reports kept the major stock indexes flipping between slight gains and losses.10. How high can we go? Watch hiring - Friday, May 17, 2013
Total stock market returns combine dividends with a change in earnings and a change in multiples. Right now, the dividend yield on the S&P 500 is 2 percent.
The earnings estimate for the S&P 500, for year-end 2014 as projected by Standard and Poor’s, approximates $120, as trailing earnings equal $100 per share.11. Projected lower deficit could slow any budget deal - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is the budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago. The bad news for deficit hawks is that the development could further curb the already slowing momentum for a budget pact this year.12. Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook - Friday, May 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile gadgets is growing more popular.13. Oil back above $94 a barrel after early loss - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil rose back above $94 Wednesday after dropping earlier on disappointing economic reports from Europe and the U.S.
Benchmark oil for June delivery was up 9 cents to finish at $94.30 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell as low as $92.13 in the morning before rising in tandem with U.S. stock markets.
14. Top IRS official didn't reveal tea party targeting - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was not told tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, even after acting agency Chief Steven Miller had been briefed on the matter.15. Gov't probe obtains wide swath of AP phone records - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.16. Stock market rises back into record territory - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market marched back into record territory as investors seized on the latest encouraging news about the economy. On Tuesday, it was a report on the health of small businesses.17. Senator: Obama should 'condemn' IRS targeting - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups was "chilling", and at least one Republican senator called on President Barack Obama to "personally condemn" the actions.18. Haslam vetoes bill aimed at animal abuse stings - Friday, May 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday vetoed a bill that would require images that document animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, saying his main concern is its constitutionality.19. Global network of hackers steal $45M from ATMs - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store.20. Tennessee AG: 'Ag-gag bill' constitutionally suspect - Friday, May 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Legislation that would require anyone recording images of animal abuse to submit unedited footage or photos to law enforcement within 48 hours is "constitutionally suspect," according to a state attorney general's opinion Thursday.21. GOP boycotts health care advisory board - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act.22. Obama: US economy 'poised for progress' - Friday, May 10, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American economy is, in his words, "poised for progress."
Obama says those listening to the doom and gloom in Washington or watching cable news might think nothing is going right. But he says Americans have cleared away the debris from the worst fiscal crisis in their lifetime.23. Country music on air in New York City after 17-year absence - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though a cowboy hat sighting on Fifth Avenue is still pretty rare, country music has made an important move into New York City.
Country has its own radio station in the nation's largest market for the first time in 17 years. WNSH-FM, which calls itself "NASH 94.7," began broadcasting in January and its operators say it has established itself more quickly than expected during its first few months on the air.24. Country music on air in New York City after 17-year absence - Friday, May 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though a cowboy hat sighting on Fifth Avenue is still pretty rare, country music has made an important move into New York City.
Country has its own radio station in the nation's largest market for the first time in 17 years. WNSH-FM, which calls itself "NASH 94.7," began broadcasting in January and its operators say it has established itself more quickly than expected during its first few months on the air.25. Top Midstate Residential real estate transactions for April 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013
Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.26. Tennessee named top choice for retirement - Friday, May 10, 2013
Retirees considering where to spend their golden years might want to consider Tennessee. That’s according to Bankrate.com, the personal finance website, which this week ranked Tennessee at the top of its list of the 10 best states for retirement.27. From college friends to media conglomerate - Friday, May 10, 2013
The TV show “Nashville” has prompted its share of hometown entrepreneurial dreams, especially of Middle Tennessee developing into an international television and film production hub.
But two 23-year-olds who met while blasting music through the dorm halls at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville had video visions in mind before Hayden Panettiere showed up in Music City.28. Welcome to MLK, Mrs. Obama - Friday, May 10, 2013
Shannon Elder was already aware of the older, run-down condition of some of Nashville’s magnet schools before her son, Gregory, started seventh grade at Martin Luther King Academic Magnet.
Her son had attended Rose Park Magnet, which was built in 1965, and is also in an older building. Even so, she was shocked the first time she got a good look at the interior of MLK.29. RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in April - Friday, May 03, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month, the latest indication that the nation's foreclosure woes are waning.
Nationally, home repossessions fell 20 percent in April from the previous month and were down 32 percent from a year earlier, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.30. MTSU to get Nobel Prize of alumnus James Buchanan - Friday, May 03, 2013
MURFREESBORO (AP) — The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to the late James M. Buchanan is coming to Middle Tennessee State University.
Buchanan graduated from then-Middle Tennessee State Teachers College in 1940.31. SmartWay app sees more than 100K downloads - Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - More than 100,000 users have downloaded the Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay app since its launch in December. The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information for Tennessee drivers.32. New stock market milestone: Dow 15,000 - Friday, May 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Just two months after recovering the last of its losses from the financial crisis, the Dow Jones industrial average charged higher Tuesday, closing above 15,000 for the first time.33. Program aims to find jobs for National Guard members - Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - A retired Tennessee National Guardsman has taken on a new role to help members of the Guard and their families find jobs and get career counseling.
Retired command sergeant major Bill Marley is the manager of the Tennessee Job Connection Education Program, which is sponsored by the Army National Guard.34. Church, Bryan, Lambert lead CMT Awards nominations - Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert are the lead nominees for this year's CMT Music Awards.35. Oil posts gain as market eyes Syria, Israel - Friday, May 03, 2013
The price of oil edged higher Monday as tension increased between Syria and Israel.
The benchmark oil contract for June delivery rose 55 cents to close at $96.16 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was the third straight day of gains for oil, and the first close above $96 since April 2.36. Vanderbilt offering free course for teachers - Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University is offering K-12 teachers across the country a free professional development course through massive online open course provider Coursera.
School officials say teachers lack professional networks of support and access to new research on education. The online course will let teachers learn from some of the brightest scholars at the leading education schools on the best way to beef up teaching skills.37. Fire shuts down Labor Deptartment building - Friday, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — An overnight fire at the Labor Department's headquarters has shut the building down for most employees.
Spokesman Carl Fillichio says the agency's monthly employment report will be released as scheduled Friday. Department employees and members of the news media involved in the release of the report will be allowed in the building as usual.38. US employers add 165K jobs, rate falls to 7.5 pct. - Friday, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April — and far more in February and March than anyone thought.39. Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs - Friday, May 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks of conflicting signals about the strength of the economy, a big gain in the jobs market gave Wall Street reason to celebrate Friday.
The stock market surged, traders donned party hats, and the wave of buying drove three indexes through major milestones.
40. DCS disciplines 3 high-ranking workers - Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has disciplined three high-ranking employees over child death record-keeping.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/10Ucayd ) cited internal memos in reporting the demotion of team coordinator Lisa Lund, who appealed the penalty and was reinstated with a two-day unpaid suspension. The documents also noted the two-day suspension of Director of Child Safety Marjahna Hart, who is Lund's supervisor. Also disciplined was Carla Aaron the executive director of child safety, who oversees both Hart and Lund. Aaron received a written warning.41. 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.42. Ford adding 2,000 workers to Missouri plant - Friday, April 26, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 2,000 workers to the Missouri plant that makes the F-150 pickup because of surging U.S. truck demand.43. Gov. Haslam's former boss to oversee Pilot probe - Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Brad Martin, the newly appointed interim president of the University of Memphis who once hired Gov. Bill Haslam as an executive at Saks Inc., was named Wednesday by Pilot Flying J to oversee an internal investigation into FBI allegations of fraudulent business practices involving rebates to trucking customers.44. Oil sinks on China manufacturing and US supplies - Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil dropped more than 2 percent Wednesday, following disappointing economic news from the world's two biggest oil-consuming nations and a large increase in U.S. crude supplies.45. Kenny Chesney starts fund to help bombing victims - Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country star Kenny Chesney is starting a fund to help those who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing.46. Obama says his health care law mostly in place - Friday, April 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama argues that his signature health care law is already benefiting most Americans even if they don't know it.
The president says despite what he calls "sky is falling" predictions, the Affordable Care Act's provisions are already in place for those with health insurance.47. Oil price falls, ends April down 4 percent - Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell about 1 percent Tuesday on anticipation of another increase in U.S. crude supplies.
Benchmark oil for June delivery fell $1.04 to finish at $93.46 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil finished the month of April with a loss of almost 4 percent, although it did climb back from a low of $86.68 on April 17.
48. Country star Jason Aldean files for divorce - Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Jason Aldean has filed for divorce. The country music star filed the complaint for divorce against his wife Jessica on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, citing irreconcilable differences.49. Google's virtual assistant invades Siri's turf - Friday, April 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad.
The duel began Monday with the release of a free iPhone and iPad app that features Google Now, a technology that performs many of the same functions as Siri.50. Per-student pre-K spending lowest in decade - Friday, April 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday.51. Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time' - Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones:
"The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." - Merle Haggard52. Honda's quarterly profit rises despite China woes - Friday, April 26, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Honda's fiscal fourth quarter profit rose nearly 6 percent as the Japanese automaker's recovery from floods in Thailand the previous year offset recent sales losses in China.
Honda Motor Co. reported Friday a quarterly profit of 75.7 billion yen ($765 million), up from 71.5 billion yen the same period the previous year. Quarterly sales jumped 14 percent to 2.74 trillion yen ($27.7 billion).53. Rotten golden apples in a can - Friday, April 26, 2013
It has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors. My recent taxi tips have centered on three clear winners. Gold, Apple and Cash. Let’s evaluate.
Cab Tip #1: Central Bank Money Printing = Gold Prices Rising54. 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live' back from dead -- online - Friday, April 19, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Taped to a wall at the entrance to the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford is this greeting: "Welcome (back) to Pine Valley."
Pine Valley, of course, is the mythical setting of "All My Children," a daytime drama that ran on ABC for nearly 41 years until it was snuffed in 2011.55. Dems, GOP talk up deficit reduction, but don't act - Friday, April 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals' loud objections to White House proposals for slowing the growth of huge social programs make it clear that neither political party puts a high priority on reducing the deficit, despite much talk to the contrary.56. Robertson County expects little change in property values - Friday, April 26, 2013
The total value of property in Robertson County will barely change as a result of this year’s reappraisal, says Chris Traughber, assessor of property.
“When the dust settles, we’ll be lower by one-half of one percent,” he predicts.57. Deal with the stress before the mess - Friday, April 26, 2013
When I get curious, I read a lot. Last week I got very curious about a form of ineffective behavior that seems all too common these days.
The behavior in question relates to ineffective listening habits, especially in situations fraught with stress or other forms of heightened emotions. So, I plowed through four books on the topic last week. Thank goodness for that Evelyn Wood speed-reading course I took 24 years ago.58. Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents - Friday, April 26, 2013
Award-winning architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. appointed four new vice presidents at its recent annual stockholders’ meeting:59. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for March 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013
Top March 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.60. Reappraisal confirms East Nashville’s appeal - Friday, April 26, 2013
Barbara and Mark Sherrell were prepared for the worst when they sold their home in Antioch, a Nashville suburb that experienced some of the steepest declines in property values during the city’s recently completed reappraisal.61. Apple to dole out $100B to shareholders - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is opening the doors to its bank vault, saying it will distribute $100 billion in cash to its shareholders over two years. At the same time, the company said it expects sales for the current quarter to fall from the year before, which would be the first decline in many years.62. Officials: Democratic Sen. Baucus to retire - Friday, April 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, the powerful Senate Finance chairman who steered President Barack Obama's health care overhaul into law but broke with his party on gun control, said Tuesday he will not run for re-election.63. TV ads urge governor veto animal abuse bill - Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States is airing television commercials that urge Gov. Bill Haslam to veto an animal abuse bill.
Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle called the legislative bill an attempt to prevent animal welfare groups and the media from exposing illegal cruelty against animals.64. Stocks gain on earnings; fake tweet rattles market - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies that do the best when the economy is improving led the market higher Tuesday after several of them reported strong quarterly earnings.
Coach, a maker of luxury handbags, and Netflix, which streams TV shows and movies over the Internet, were winners after announcing profits that impressed investors. Financial stocks rose after Travelers' earnings beat the expectations of financial analysts who follow the company.65. Oil little changed as housing offsets China data - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday, as a slowdown in China's manufacturing offset positive news on the U.S. housing sector.
Benchmark oil for June delivery fell 1 cent to finish at $89.18 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.66. News Corp insurers pay $139M in shareholder suit - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. has reached a $139 million settlement in shareholder lawsuits over the British phone hacking scandal and the controversial purchase of an entertainment company run by founder Rupert Murdoch's daughter.67. Energy stocks lead a turnaround on Wall Street - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, led by energy companies as oil prices rise back following a plunge last week.
Investors were focusing on earnings news from major U.S. companies.68. MTSU to buy old medical center site near downtown - Friday, April 19, 2013
MURFREESBORO (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University has an agreement to purchase the former Middle Tennessee Medical Center site near downtown.
According to a news release from the university, the school will pay $11.1 million for the 17.4-acre site. It includes a 115,000-square-foot building, parking for nearly 600 and a large green space that was the site of the old main hospital.69. 108th General Assembly adjourns for year - Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The 108th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on Friday, the first time in 45 years that lawmakers have finished as early as April in the first year of a session.
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey had set an adjournment goal of April 18, but he didn't seem upset finishing a day later.70. Toyota to build Lexus in Kentucky, add 750 jobs - Friday, April 19, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Toyota will start building the Lexus ES 350 at a factory in Georgetown, Ky., starting in 2015, producing a luxury brand vehicle for the first time in the United States.71. Country star Jones hospitalized, postpones 2 shows - Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country star George Jones has been hospitalized. Jones postponed weekend concerts in Atlanta and Salem, Va., after doctors admitted him to a Nashville hospital on Thursday.72. House passes pro-business cybersecurity bill - Friday, April 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans vulnerable to spying by the military.73. Stocks recover slightly, ending tough week - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from a pair of technology giants helped the stock market recover some of its losses Friday, a positive end to Wall Street's worst week in five months.
Microsoft and Google both beat earnings expectations, yields of government bonds ticked up and copper — a key industrial metal — continued its fall, losing 2 percent.
74. Your business plan might need a tweet - Friday, April 19, 2013
Business is a little off.
It’s been that way for a while, despite a “recovery,” despite that you’ve hired a first-class sales team, rolled out new products in the past year and have an expensive new ad budget. It’s very discouraging.75. Grand bargain would be good for investors - Friday, April 19, 2013
As the S&P 500 continued to set new highs last week, Washington returned to the forefront as Pres. Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget.
For the first time in four years, the executive branch and both branches of Congress have produced a budget.76. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.77. New TSU leader: 5 points to better future - Friday, April 19, 2013
She may have graduated quietly from Tennessee State University in 1974, but Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D, CPA, JD, has created quite a buzz by coming “home” with excitement and determination as its newly appointed president.78. Slight decline in midday trading on Wall Street - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing earnings from a range of companies pushed the stock market lower on Thursday, giving major indexes their third loss this week.
Morgan Stanley, UnitedHealth Group and others sank in Thursday trading after turning in their quarterly financial results. Earnings and revenue dropped at Morgan Stanley as the bank made less money from trading bonds and commodities, a common theme for many investment banks this earnings season. Morgan Stanley lost 4 percent to $20.59.
79. House barely approves animal abuse reporting bill - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — A bill seeking to require anyone recording or taking photos of livestock abuse to turn images over to law enforcement within 48 hours was approved in the House on Wednesday with the bare vote minimum needed.80. European car sales plummet, even in solid Germany - Friday, April 12, 2013
MILAN (AP) — Europe's auto market is in freefall. Once the motor for Europe's economy, the car industry has fallen victim to the region's widening recession and soaring unemployment. Carmakers have suffered 18 straight months of declining sales as people worried that they might soon be out of a job put off making big purchases.81. Apple stock falls to one-year low on supplier news - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Apple Inc. hit their lowest levels in a year and half on Wednesday, after a supplier hinted at a slowdown in iPhone and iPad production.82. Jimmy Haslam: Investigation centers on customer rebates - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Tuesday the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.83. US housing starts surpass 1 million in March - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.84. DCS to improve training for abuse investigators - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Department of Children's Services is reorganizing following problems that led to the recent resignation of Commissioner Kate O'Day.
One of the biggest changes includes teaming with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to better train child abuse investigators.85. AP sees slight revenue decline in 2012 - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Monday that its revenue declined slightly in 2012 because U.S. elections and the Olympics drew less interest than expected, but it was largely successful in replacing lost revenue with increased sales of video and photos.86. Lawmakers ready to unveil immigration deal - Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
The so-called Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed legislation on Tuesday. Even before the measure gets its first public airing, its authors were defending the program that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million individuals in this country who came illegally or overstayed their visit.87. Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos.88. Stock market takes biggest drop this year - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A steep fall in commodity prices led the stock market to its worst day this year on Monday, as worries about the global economy resurfaced.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 265 points, its biggest loss in five months.89. DCS plans to announce reorganization - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Department of Children's Service are unveiling a reorganization of the troubled child welfare agency.
Interim Commissioner Jim Henry has scheduled a news conference on Monday afternoon to announce changes that will address problems with child safety, health and programming.90. New Tennessee billboards promote tobacco hotline - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — New billboards are going up across the state promoting the toll-free Tennessee Tobacco Quitline that helps people seeking to end their tobacco habits.
The billboards are being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are located in eight cities. They are Morristown, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dyersburg, Lexington, Johnson City and Cleveland.91. Lamar Alexander raises $1M for senate re-election - Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has raised more than $1 million for his 2014 re-election campaign in the first quarter of the year.
According to a news release from his campaign, Alexander's priorities include reducing the nation's debt by controlling spending on entitlements.92. Unemployment rates for US cities in the South - Friday, April 12, 2013
Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country.
The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation's 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in 16.93. Unemployment rates for US cities in the South - Friday, April 05, 2013
Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country.
The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation's 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in 16.94. PC outlook darkens as sales slump deepens in 1Q - Friday, April 05, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.95. Big difference between $499,999, $500,000 - Friday, April 12, 2013
For all of our lives we have seen products advertised with a 99 cent suffix, that suffix is usually preceded by a number, or at times a whole slew of them.
Automobiles, for example, are often priced at prices such as $19,999 or the like, while groceries may have a $5.99 or $9.99 price tag.96. Midstate real estate trends for March 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013
March 2013 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Reports include Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Sumner County sales, by price range and zip code.97. Midstate real estate trends for first quarter 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013
First quarter 2013 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Reports include Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Sumner County sales, by price range and zip code.98. 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.99. Rogers, Bare, Clement in Country Hall of Fame - Friday, April 05, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized pioneers who are responsible for the genre's growing diversity by selecting its new class of Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement.
The trio of trailblazing inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to announce the class of 2013.100. Oil gains, gasoline futures tank on supply data - Friday, April 05, 2013
Oil managed to rise Wednesday, but gasoline futures plunged after a report showed that demand for fuel in the U.S. remains relatively weak.
Benchmark crude for May delivery finished up 44 cents at $94.64 a barrel in New York. Wholesale gasoline prices dropped 8 cents, or 2.6 percent, to end at $2.87 a gallon. That could signal more good news for drivers, who've seen the average price at the pump drop 21 cents in the past six weeks.