NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil retreated slightly Friday but remained elevated because of political turmoil around the world.
Concern that conflicts and rising tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East could disrupt supplies sent oil prices higher this week, though the world appears to have an ample supply of crude and supplies have not been affected.
8. Early voting underway today for Tennessee primary - Friday, July 18, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Early voters began casting their ballots Friday for Tennessee's primary election, with tea party-styled challenges to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term.9. Google's 2Q earnings rise 6 percent - Friday, July 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's second-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as World Cup fever drove more traffic to the Internet company's search engine and YouTube video site while Android devices spurred more sales of movies, music, books and applications through its mobile store.10. 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.11. House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts. Another reduces excise taxes on private charitable foundations.
12. Average US mortgage rates dip slightly - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week with rates remaining near historic lows.
Mortgage company Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan dipped to 4.13 percent, down from 4.15 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, edged down to 3.23 percent, compared with 3.24 percent last week.
13. US home construction drops 9.3 percent in June - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will boost economic growth this year.
Construction fell 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That was the slowest pace since last September and followed a 7.3 percent drop in May, a decline even worse than initially reported.
14. White House faces broad resistance on border bill - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.15. 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.16. After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell - Friday, July 11, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.17. Latest Fed survey sees improved economy - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates.
All 12 of the Fed's regions reported growth with five — New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco — characterizing growth as "moderate" while the others reported "modest" growth. Boston and Richmond reported that growth came in at a slightly slower pace than the previous reporting period.18. Complicated cheesecake a great first try - Friday, July 18, 2014
The last part of June and the first part of July has already been so busy for us with birthday celebrations, a vacation and a conference.
When we scheduled the vacation, it looked like our calendar was fairly easy, but in the end we had to juggle quite a few things around it, and now we’re pooped. Isn’t that the way it goes?19. Internet research vital before you go to your interview - Friday, July 18, 2014
One of the biggest struggles many job seekers face is gathering enough information. It’s important to understand how much a company pays, if the environment is healthy, and how the interview process works.20. Surprise! 10 interesting social media findings - Friday, July 18, 2014
Social media is evolving quickly, and it’s tough to keep up.
Here’s a list of the most surprising social media facts, all likely to have an impact on your company’s strategy:21. Constangy, Brooks & Smith adds to Nashville office - Friday, July 18, 2014
National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has hired attorney Phylinda Ramsey as an associate in its Nashville office.22. Dog suite? Amenities for pets a rising trend for homebuilders - Friday, July 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.
Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.23. Can’t sell your house? In this market? Really? - Friday, July 18, 2014
No surprises in the latest sales date from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors: Home sales show an increase of 9.4 percent compared to June 2013, and prices are understandably on the rise.24. Arkansas bank pushes into Tennessee via acquisitions - Friday, July 18, 2014
A similar history, a foundation in agriculture lending and growth potential attracted Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. to buy Community First Bancshares Inc. of Union City and its $1.9 billion subsidiary First State Bank, says Simmons’ Chairman and CEO George A. Makris.25. Middle Tennessee banks make good consolidation targets - Friday, July 18, 2014
Prevailing wisdom says community banks need to reach about $1 billion in assets to absorb new regulatory and compliance costs imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Not all bankers agree.26. Mortgage departments ramp up to meet demand - Friday, July 18, 2014
If you see a mortgage banker sweating, don’t blame the weather. Low interest rates and a hot real estate market have local mortgage lenders feeling the heat.
And with home sales up in July, most are working feverishly to meet closing dates amid a high volume of new loans.27. Right place trumps wrong time for Avenue Bank - Friday, July 18, 2014
This month marks Avenue Bank’s seventh year of business. Count backwards and you’ll see that Avenue was founded during one of the most challenging times in U.S. history – five months before the U.S. economic recession officially hit, sending asset values, interest rates and bank margins plunging.28. 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.29. Republicans, Democrats embrace budget gimmick - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money.
The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some people's way of thinking, that's a win-win situation. But others say lose-lose is more like it, arguing that it's budget fakery at its worst and that it could undermine pension security for millions of workers.30. New guidelines could help many pregnant workers - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal.31. 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.
32. Study: US millennials buying homes later - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales.
They are increasingly ethnically diverse, more educated and less likely to be married — all factors that make them less likely to own a home, said a new report released Wednesday by Trulia, the online real estate firm. After adjusting for these population changes, younger Americans are actually buying homes at the same rate as they did during the late-1990s.33. Oil price rises on inventory draw, China growth - Friday, July 11, 2014
Oil prices rose Wednesday on a large drain in U.S. oil inventories and a slight improvement in economic growth in China.
Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.24 to close at $101.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract dipped below $100 per barrel for the first time since May.34. House GOP slashes IRS tax enforcement budget - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it.35. Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns - Friday, July 11, 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
Whitworth's resignation is effective on Wednesday. The technology products and services company said that its board will discuss appointing a new chairman at its next meeting.
36. 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.
37. Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard - Friday, July 11, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.38. Oil falls below $100 for first time since May - Friday, July 11, 2014
The price of oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since May even as the deteriorating security situation in Libya has raised questions about whether the country can soon increase crude exports.39. VW to build new SUV in Chattanooga, add 2,000 jobs - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.40. Dean, Cooper to raise funds for Georgia's Nunn - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Two of Nashville's top Democrats are planning a fundraiser for Michelle Nunn's U.S. Senate bid in Georgia.
Mayor Karl Dean and his wife, Anne Davis, have scheduled a fundraiser at their Green Hills home on Monday. The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/1qzwDQH) that U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee, will be an honorary host.41. Oil barely changed; US gas prices at 3-month lows - Friday, July 11, 2014
Lacking any catalysts, the price of oil barely changed Monday. Meanwhile, gasoline prices in the U.S. slipped to three-month lows.
Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose 8 cents at $100.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Nymex contract fell 3.1 percent last week and is down 4.3 percent so far in July. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gained 45 cents to $107.71 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.42. US records $71 billion budget surplus in June - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008.
The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billion deficit in May. The government also ran a surplus in June 2013, bolstered by dividends from Fannie Mae, the mortgage giant under federal conservatorship for the past six years.43. Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 percent in quarter - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Associated Press - Wells Fargo said its second-quarter profit edged up 3 percent, helped by higher deposit balances and a drop in the amount of loans that went bad. Revenue slipped.
The country's largest mortgage lender said early Friday that net income rose to $5.42 billion for the three months ending in June, up from $5.27 billion a year earlier. That's after taking out dividends for preferred stock.44. Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.
Doing so would mean giving up an irresistible rate in exchange for a new mortgage carrying a rate up to a percentage point higher. Their monthly payments would be larger even for a house of the same price. That's discouraging some people from selling, thereby limiting the supply of available homes and contributing to slower home sales.45. Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks - Friday, July 11, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. on Friday said they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.46. Oil rises for first time in 2 weeks, near $103 - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Associated Press - The price of oil bounced back late Thursday and rose for the first time in two weeks.
Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery gained 64 cents to $102.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose 54 cents to $109.01 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.47. 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.48. Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site - Friday, July 11, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.
Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only through his own website. His new album is expected later this year.
49. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected - Friday, July 11, 2014
LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.50. 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.51. Teen driving fact sheet - Friday, July 11, 2014
Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of teenage deaths in the United States.
Teen drivers are four times likelier to be involved in a crash than older drivers.
Teenagers are driving 44% more during the summer and with less supervision.52. Tennessee teens give splitsecnd tool a test drive - Friday, July 11, 2014
When Cyber Physical Systems was ready to launch splitsecnd, its driver-safety product, the Nashville-based company wanted to do so in its own backyard.
Splitsecnd is a device that plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and detects collisions, calls for help and has a GPS locator.53. Device tattles on teen drivers - Friday, July 11, 2014
As Nashville’s robust technology sector continues to grow, more and more homegrown tech talent is opting to stay home.
Tech developers and venture capitalists are using Nashville as a springboard, rather than pulling up stakes and heading for bigger markets.54. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected - Friday, July 04, 2014
LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
That's the conclusion of a survey by business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.55. 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.56. Fed split on signals for first rate increase - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-term interest rate. They were in broad agreement, however, that they will likely announce an end to their monthly bond buying program in October.57. Hawaiian Airlines keeps top spot in on-time list - Friday, July 04, 2014
The Associated Press
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance in May. Some airlines, including Spirit and Allegiant, are not included because they operate fewer flights. The federal government counts a flight as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.58. More flights arriving late; complaints are rising - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
The Transportation Department said Wednesday that 76.9 percent of flights arrived on time in May, down from 79.6 percent in April and 79.4 percent in May 2013.59. Medicare providers complain of duplicative audits - Friday, July 04, 2014
MIAMI (AP) — Health care companies say they're losing millions of dollars that are tied up in appeals because of increasing numbers of Medicare audits. But the rise in the often duplicative audits has failed to reduce Medicare fraud, according to a report released Wednesday.60. SCORE launches fellowship program for teachers - Friday, July 04, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The State Collaborative on Reforming Education is launching a program that will provide Tennessee teachers an opportunity to have a greater impact on key state-level education policy issues.61. Government made $100B in improper payments - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.62. Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil - Friday, July 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world's most important oil-producing region.
The prolonged drop could lead to lower gasoline prices for U.S. drivers in the weeks ahead.63. 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.64. Birth of an icon: Essence magazine overcomes - Friday, July 11, 2014
It’s never been done before.
It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you. Once a valid idea pops into your head, it’s not long before the idea becomes more.65. Peach Capital of the World isn't in Georgia - Friday, July 11, 2014
“A rose is a rose,” but when is a rose not a rose? When it is a peach. If you do not already know, peaches are from the Rose family (Prunus), and are classified as a “stone fruit” or “drupe.”66. Too much parental help can hurt college grads - Friday, July 11, 2014
Parents of newly minted graduates have all heard about it: The “Boomerang Generation.” According to Pew Research Center, it’s estimated that some 45 percent of college graduates between the ages of 18 and 24 are living at home with family. If you are a parent, you may be wondering what you can do to give your children the gift of independence.67. Toddler decides to be on first name basis with relative - Friday, July 11, 2014
A recent weekend found Uncle Vic traversing the road between Little Rock and the South Mississippi hometown of great-nephew R.P. The subject of an I Swear column in January of last year, R.P. will soon be 18 months old.68. Email marketing requires attention - Friday, July 11, 2014
Email marketing has advanced significantly over the past decade, with the potential to be one of the strongest performers of all weapons in your marketing arsenal due to its unique ability for highly personalized content and comprehensive tracking delivered straight to the consumers’ inbox.69. Zillow lovers grouse without knowing the facts - Friday, July 11, 2014
Here’s what some people like to do. They walk into open houses on any given Sunday and quickly proclaim that they are not buyers, merely nosey neighbors, and begin to cite four to 438 reasons why the price of the open house is too high and that the house will eventually sell for 25% off of the list price – or maybe even less.70. Staring down the wrecking ball on Music Row - Friday, July 11, 2014
The lovely (in spirit and appearance) – young woman crosses her legs when she sits on an upholstered bench at Ben Folds’ Steinway and looks around the 75-by-45-foot room with the uncertain future.
“I love it,” she says, green eyes flashing. “It is my second home. I spend enough time here that it could be my first home. That includes sleeping time, too.”71. 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.72. Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety issues - Friday, July 04, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.
The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.
73. Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.74. Jack Daniel opens Alabama barrel making facility - Friday, July 04, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey on Monday celebrated the opening of a new cooperage in Alabama to supply its distillery with the American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred to give the spirit its distinctive flavor and color.75. Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.76. 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.77. Average rate on 30-year mortgages dips this week - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates are near historically low levels.
Mortgage company Freddie Mac says that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan dipped to 4.12 percent, down from 4.14 last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, which had taken a big dip the previous week, was unchanged this week at 3.22 percent. Rates on one-year adjustable mortgages averaged 2.38 percent this week, down from 2.40 percent last week.78. US trade deficit drops to $44.4 billion in May - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. Imports dipped slightly.
The Commerce Department says the trade deficit narrowed 5.6 percent in May to $44.4 billion after hitting a two-year high of $47 billion in April.79. Corporations are people? It's a real legal concept - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought.
These are boom times for the concept of "corporate personhood."
Corporations are people?
Mitt Romney got mocked during the 2012 presidential campaign for the very idea.80. June jobs report shows US recovery is accelerating - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health.
Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the fifth straight gain above 200,000 — the best such stretch since the late 1990s tech boom.
81. 32 states, including Tennessee, trail US as a whole in job recovery - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
In May, the overall economy finally recovered all 9 million jobs that vanished in the worst downturn since the 1930s. Another month of solid hiring is expected in the U.S. jobs report for June that will be released Thursday.82. 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.83. Safety agency says Chrysler recall too slow - Friday, July 04, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is accusing Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix some Jeep SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a letter released Wednesday, is asking the automaker why it's taking so long to fix as many as 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks mounted behind the rear axles. The tanks could rupture in rear collisions, leak fuel and cause fires.84. Duncan Hines: A revolutionary from Bowling Green - Friday, July 04, 2014
Tonight’s dessert is courtesy of your childhood.
The cake you’ll have after dinner is just like the one Mom used to make. It’ll be round, mostly, maybe a little lopsided, with a divot in the center from letting the oven door slam. Like Mom’s cake, your icing will be thick on top, thin on the sides. And like hers, yours came from a box, too.85. 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.86. Don’t commit 10 deadly sins of email marketing - Friday, July 04, 2014
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.
Data released last year by the research firm Return Path shows the average individual receives more than 400 commercial emails per month. These are emails from businesses selling products and services versus email from colleagues, friends or family.87. Events - Friday, July 04, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network, Thursday, July 10: Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. 6 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd., STE 200, Nashville.88. Survey: US companies added 281,000 jobs in June - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth.
Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that private employers added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month.
89. Dead ahead: A pothole in highway construction aid? - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the summer driving season swings into full gear, states can expect a large pothole in their construction budgets if Congress doesn't reach an agreement quickly on how to pay for federal highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials are warning.90. 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.91. Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.
ADP, a payroll processer, said businesses added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. The figure suggests the government's monthly jobs report, due out Thursday, could also show a significant gain from May.
92. Urgent Team appoints chief financial officer - Friday, July 04, 2014
Urgent Team, an independent operators of urgent care centers in the Southeast, has named Michael Mauldin as the new chief financial officer.
Most recently, Mauldin was chairman and CEO of Specialty Care, a global provider of specialized outsourced clinical services to hospital surgical suites. Previously he served as: CFO for DSI, a leading dialysis provider, CFO for MedTel International, a multi-national provider of diagnostic imaging, senior VP of operations finance for Renal Care Group, a dialysis company, and CFO for Saint Thomas Hospital.93. Eating Mediterranean-style in the Pacific - Friday, July 04, 2014
This past week hubby and I escaped for a few days to our favorite destination spot, Los Cabo, Mexico.
We try to go there a few times a year and don’t stay long, usually just four or five days, just enough get-away time that we come back feeling rested and refreshed.94. Healthier Tennessee Launches Online Tools - Friday, July 04, 2014
The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness has launched an online workplace wellness kit, Small Starts @ Work, through its Healthier Tennessee initiative to help Tennessee employers implement wellness programs.95. Planning the perfect Nashville holiday dining weekend - Friday, July 04, 2014
A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal took readers on a whirlwind weekend tour of Nashville visiting favorites, from The Pancake Pantry to Mas Tacos.
But as a resident, I’d like to be a tourist in town for 36 hours just to catch up on all the new restaurants.96. Zoning proposal riles Sylvan Park residents - Friday, July 04, 2014
Councilman Jason Holleman has proposed legislation that would place a large portion of Sylvan Park under a conservation overlay. This proposal has drawn the ire of some residents and, not surprisingly, a number of developers and Realtors.97. Nod to the old, in with the new: Reeves-Sain redefines model for hometown pharmacy - Friday, July 04, 2014
The cold, thick, handmade milkshake sold at the Reeves-Sain drugstore soda fountain comes in a stainless steel canister, too big for the serving glass.
That old-fashioned shake draws customers to the hometown store on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro, especially on hot summer days. And it’s a specialty not available at the chain drug stores that seem to occupy every street corner in Middle Tennessee.98. Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, the Obama administration warned Tuesday.99. US auto sales surprise with strength in June; Nissan, GM up - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales grew at the fastest pace in eight years in June, surprising the industry and setting it up for a strong second half of the year.
Sales rose 1.2 percent over last June to 1.4 million cars and trucks, according to Autodata Corp. GM, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan all saw increases over last June. Honda sales were flat, while sales at Ford and Volkswagen were down.
100. Chrysler's US sales up 9 percent in June - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler's U.S. auto sales jumped 9 percent in June on strong sales of the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and other models.
Chrysler sold just over 171,086 vehicles in the month. It was the company's strongest June since 2007, with gains for the Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Fiat brands.