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1. Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups
- Friday, April 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found.
2. Poll: Uninsured rate drops as health law rolls out
- Friday, January 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — It may just be the start of a new trend. The uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as expanded coverage rolled out under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey released Thursday has found.
3. Squeezing private profits from public schools
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Charter schools were intended as small public alternatives with unique learning methods for children stuck in failing schools. But dollar signs have transformed those boutique-type schools into big business commodities with profit streams available to operators – even in states like Tennessee that do not allow for-profit charter schools.
4. Who knew? Shutdown casualties shatter stereotypes
- Friday, September 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check.
Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government?
5. Singing for their supper
- Friday, August 23, 2013
Nashville rock stalwart Tommy Womack has brought hard-rocking poetry and late-night joy to fan-jammed clubs and halls, large and legendary, for decades thanks to splendid outfits like much-lamented Government Cheese, the bis-quits and – currently – DADDY.
6. Publishers Random House, Penguin complete merger
- Friday, June 28, 2013
BERLIN (AP) — Random House Inc. and Penguin Group have completed a planned merger that creates the world's largest publisher of consumer books.
7. Geithner has book deal, release scheduled for 2014
- Friday, March 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has a book deal.
Geithner has an agreement with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House, Inc. Crown announced Thursday that Geithner's book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2014 and will provide a "behind-the-scenes" account of the financial crisis.
8. Jesus gets a makeover
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Nashville has long been known as a national hub for mainstream religious publishing. It may also become known for Christian writers, publishers and literary agents who challenge the status quo of their religious elders.
9. UK's Pearson invests in Barnes & Noble's Nook
- Friday, December 28, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Pearson, the U.K. publisher and education company, is to take a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble's NOOK e-reader as technology companies seek new inroads into the potentially lucrative business of digital textbooks for schools.
10. House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visas
- Friday, November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House vote to offer permanent residency to foreign students graduating with advanced degrees in science and math from U.S. colleges and universities is setting the stage for a bigger battle next year on how to redesign the nation's flawed immigration system.
11. Pearson, Bertelsmann confirm publishing tie-up
- Friday, October 26, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Two of the world's biggest publishing houses are to link up in a deal that will bring the writings of classics like George Orwell's "1984" and this year's literary phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" under one umbrella.
12. Pearson in talks over Penguin-Random House merger
- Friday, October 19, 2012
LONDON (AP) — British publishing and education company Pearson PLC says it is in talks with German media group Bertelsmann SE over merging the firms' Penguin and Random House publishing operations.
13. Obama's budget cuts bacteria testing in produce
- Friday, February 17, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama's proposed budget would eliminate the nation's only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables for deadly pathogens, leaving public health officials without a crucial tool used to investigate deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.
14. Haslam, Harwell hesitant on drug-testing proposal
- Friday, December 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey expects Tennessee will put in place a law that requires drug tests for people drawing government assistance or workers' compensation. Other high-ranking Republicans aren't so sure.
15. Debt, elections prod GOP to ease anti-tax stance
- Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's image as a rigidly anti-tax party is softening. Spurred by federal debt worries in Congress, the shift conceivably could reshape the Republican Party's brand ahead of the 2012 elections, forcing tough decisions by its presidential candidates.
16. Pfeffer honored as Lipscomb's Entrepreneur of the Year
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Nashville business leader Phil Pfeffer received the first “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship this week.
Pfeffer was honored at a luncheon, part of Entrepreneurship Week activities at Lipscomb. The Lipscomb University College of Business celebrated the launch of its Center for Entrepreneurship with four days of activities promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among students and the community. Events include the luncheon honoring Pfeffer, a public lecture by Pfeffer and an elevator pitch competition.
17. Borders files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
- Friday, February 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.
18. Relax, we're just having pun
- Friday, January 28, 2011
Words are the toys of a civilized world. Playing with them often results in good will and better friendships.
Consider, for instance, the pun, a tool no lawyer or other problem-solver should ever be without.