DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.
The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 1.69 million of the Corolla compact cars from the 2006 to 2010 model years. The agency will decide whether to open a formal investigation into the problem.
16. US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August - Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.
Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July, the Commerce Department reported Monday. It was the best result since spending also expanded 0.5 percent in June.
17. US stocks slip following drops overseas - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after recovering most of an early slide.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,071 Monday. The Dow had been down as much as 178 points earlier.
18. MTSU sees nearly 5 percent enrollment drop - Friday, September 26, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is seeing an enrollment decrease of nearly 5 percent.
MTSU President Sidney McPhee told WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/1pwLJEa) admissions officers surveying students who left found cost was the number one factor. The university increased tuition by 4.4 percent this fall, bringing it to more than $8,000 a year.19. Why rate hikes are good news for stocks - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.
The Fed's unprecedented economic stimulus has in large part driven a surge in stock prices since 2009. The central bank has bought trillions of dollars of bonds and kept short-term interest rates close to zero. That's allowed businesses and consumers to refinance their debt at lower rates, freeing up cash to spend.20. Haslam presses ahead on Medicaid expansion talks - Friday, September 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still in talks over finding a way to expand Medicaid in Tennessee despite pushback from fellow Republicans in the state Legislature.
The governor said in a conference call with reporters after meetings with bond rating agencies in New York on Thursday that he wants to find a solution that is acceptable both to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to largely skeptical lawmakers in Tennessee, who must approve any deal under a law passed earlier this year.21. Craft beer pub to open at Nashville Farmers' Market - Friday, September 26, 2014
The Picnic Tap, which offer craft beer – featuring a changing array of local and regional craft beers – growler fill-ups for take-home and a locally-sourced charcuterie-based menu, is scheduled to open at the Nashville Farmers' Market on October 2. 22. US consumer sentiment index reaches 14-month high - Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.
The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 84.6 in September from 82.5 in August. That's the second highest level in the past seven years, although the index has rarely topped 85 since the Great Recession. Before the downturn, it typically stood above 90.23. Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought - Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.
The economy as measured by gross domestic product grew at a 4.6 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the fastest pace in more than two years and higher than the government's previous estimate of 4.2 percent.
24. TVA offering $1 billion of new 10-year power bonds - Friday, September 26, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering 10-year power bonds for the first time since 2012.
According to a news release, the utility has priced $1 billion of the new bonds with an interest rate of 2.875 percent.25. 2 Wisconsin families settle with GM over crash - Friday, September 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.26. Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US - Friday, September 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.
Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon.
27. Apple's response to iPhone glitches is key - Friday, September 26, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.
As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly acknowledging and apologizing for the problem — which it was slower to do with earlier iPhone problems.
28. Ball challenges Alexander to US Senate debates - Friday, September 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Gordon Ball on Thursday criticized incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander for refusing to participate in debates that would highlight differences on issues including abortion, education and guns.29. Ball challenges Alexander to US Senate debates - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Gordon Ball is criticizing incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander for refusing to participate in debates that would highlight differences on issues including abortion, education and guns.30. Apple falls as software glitch gets more attention - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Apple Inc. are down more than 3 percent as a glitch in an iPhone software update garnered more headlines.31. Artichokes, zucchini and peaches, hot off the grill - Friday, September 26, 2014
This past weekend, my daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren came to visit us for a few days.
In our new, smaller home, things were loud and rowdy, as you would expect. But it was fun, and everyone seemed to fit in quite comfortably. I guess with kids and grandkids, there’s not much of a way to be uncomfortable.32. Faulkner’s inspiration no match for iPhone glitch - Friday, September 26, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – We are at Rowan Oak, Susan and I – 719 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, Miss., USA.
Once the home of William Faulkner, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, and his family for over 40 years.33. Tone down distractions while seeking new job - Friday, September 26, 2014
When it comes to job seeking, sometimes less is more. Everything we do – from the clothes we wear to our resumes to our social media accounts – says something about us. These things are pieces of our personal brands.34. The robotic rise of the S&P 500 - Friday, September 26, 2014
The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high again last week for the 34th time so far this year. However, U.S. stocks appear increasingly detached.
While the S&P 500 has risen nearly 10 percent year-to-date, stocks outside the US have returned less than 3 percent. In fact, U.S. stocks have pummeled their international competition by an astounding 70 percent over the last five years.35. Steer clear of these five excuses for sales fails - Friday, September 26, 2014
Sales greats have the ability to adapt based on their audience, embrace rejection as an express pass to their next “yes,” and generally have a high degree of emotional intelligence.
But even veteran sales pros can fall into the trappings of excuse making as a way to cope with sales hurdles.36. Finding inspiration at dawn in Albuquerque - Friday, September 26, 2014
There aren’t many things in life that will get me out of bed two hours before sunrise.
But on a chilly, predawn October morning in Albuquerque, N.M., there I was, purposely waking up a 6-year-old child at 5 a.m. to stand in the brisk morning air and watch the sun rise over Sandia Peak.37. Waller adds health care attorneys - Friday, September 26, 2014
Waller has announced the hiring of Steven E. Blumenthal and Kristen F. Johns to the law firm’s Nashville office.
Blumenthal is a veteran transactional attorney with extensive health care information technology and data privacy and security experience. Johns most recently served as assistant general counsel with Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.38. Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.20 percent - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week.
Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan eased to 4.20 percent from 4.23 percent last week. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped to 3.36 percent from 3.37 percent.
39. US durable goods fell 18.2 percent in August - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain.40. Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.
Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood's lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of two oil companies in Alaska.41. Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.42. Wal-Mart's mobile checking account nixes fees - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.
The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with Green Dot Corp., a company known for its reloadable prepaid cards, to bring mobile checking accounts to its shoppers. The accounts won't charge overdraft and bounced-check fees.43. Vols hope to snap 20-game road slump vs. ranked opponents - Friday, September 26, 2014
KNOXVILLE – It doesn’t get much easier for the University of Tennessee’s football team.
The Sept. 20 open date has come and gone. UT’s coaches and players had ample time to digest and dissect details of the 34-10 loss to No. 4-ranked Oklahoma on Sept. 13 and a week to prepare for a challenge just as formidable.44. Everyone wants Locker to succeed, but can he? - Friday, September 26, 2014
Perhaps the best thing that Jake Locker has going for him right now is Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s profession of faith.
There is no question that virtually everyone at St. Thomas Sports Park is pulling for Locker to make good in his final chance to be the Titans long-term answer at quarterback.45. Take a right at Candyland, cruise down memory lane - Friday, September 26, 2014
Bill Decker has confessed to committing an “old Nashville” act. The founder of Decker Wealth Management admits he recently gave a friend directions to a certain destination that included a turn at a now-demolished Nashville landmark.46. UT architecture students help design Nashville’s future - Friday, September 26, 2014
Nashville may be a city on the rise, attracting new residents by the droves. But it’s also a laboratory for students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s College of Architecture and Design, where they are designing the communities of the future in partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center.47. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side - Friday, September 26, 2014
The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.48. Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone - Friday, September 19, 2014
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone as the embattled Canadian company tries for a comeback.
Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience on Wednesday. London and Dubai also hosted launch events. No event was held in the U. S. where analysts say there is little demand or carrier interest.49. Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.
The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 a year. Next year, their son, now 3, can attend a Catholic preschool less than half as costly.50. GE to give Penn State $10M for gas drilling center - Friday, September 19, 2014
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State University said Wednesday that General Electric Co. will give the school up to $10 million to create a new center for natural gas industry research.51. US existing home sales fall in August - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.
Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a July rate of 5.14 million, a figure that was revised slightly downward.
52. Former Haslam aide Ali joins Nashville law firm - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - A former member of Gov. Bill Haslam's administration vilified by tea party groups for having once worked in the area of Shariah compliant finance is joining Bone McAllester Norton to work on international law and diplomacy issues.53. Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report - Friday, September 19, 2014
LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).54. Haslam keeps door open to pre-K; Ramsey skeptical - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - While Gov. Bill Haslam is keeping the door open to an expansion of the public pre-kindergarten program in Tennessee, any such move would remain a tough sell among some fellow Republicans in the Legislature.55. Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.56. Alexander, Corker honored by business association - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are being honored by the nation's leading small business association.
The National Federation of Independent Business has named the Tennessee Republicans a Guardian of Small Business for their voting record on behalf of America's small-business owners.57. Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.
One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season. Collectively, such hiring could reach its highest point this year for stores since 1999, when the economy was roaring and the Great Recession was still eight years away.
58. Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts - Friday, September 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 17,279 Friday, the third straight day the blue-chip index closed at an all-time high. The Dow is up 1.7 percent for the week.
59. Yellen says US families need to boost savings - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday60. Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.61. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
Enjoy the easy money while it lasts.
By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows. Those rates have helped support the economy, cheered the stock market and shrunk mortgage rates. A Fed rate increase could potentially reverse those trends.62. Stocks creep higher on encouraging news - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market headed higher Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.63. Try twice-baked potato salad at your next tailgate - Friday, September 19, 2014
Not long ago, we were eating dinner with our daughter Betsy and her family. Betsy, who’s a super cook, had made twice-baked potato salad, and it was so delicious.
I thought I would share that recipe with you this week. If you’ve never tried this, I say do it soon. You’ll fall in love with this recipe and end up carrying it to every cookout.64. Child’s legacy lives on with $2M in scholarships - Friday, September 19, 2014
THEA crops up in crosswords occasionally. In an easy puzzle, it’ll be clued as “Ellington’s ‘Take ___ Train’.” Or “Mr. T’s ‘___ Team’.”65. Right fit more important than accepting first offer - Friday, September 19, 2014
The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job.66. Finalists are announced for entrepreneur awards - Friday, September 19, 2014
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have announced the finalists for the fourth annual NEXT Awards. These awards recognize excellence in business and entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee.67. Events - Friday, September 19, 2014
Heritage Days at Sam Davis Home. Hands-on activities today and Friday will demonstrate what life was like for Civil War soldiers, how quilts provided warmth during cold months and how to separate cream from milk to churn into butter. The lower floor of the historic house will be open for touring, and demonstrators will show their crafts across the property. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: $5 per person. Information: 459-2341, www.samdavishome.org.68. Prep coaches, players sold on Jones the recruiter - Friday, September 19, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.69. Singing Mechanic’s life much like the songs he sings - Friday, September 19, 2014
The Singing Mechanic – “I’ve got that name. Nobody else can use it,” says Billy Devereaux – sits by his worn, 1,200-square-foot, two-room cottage and looks down at Boots, his Dutch Shepherd.70. The road to better mass transit: New MTA CEO says Amp will be success only if part of larger system - Friday, September 19, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.71. US homebuilder confidence soars in September - Friday, September 12, 2014
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.
The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months. That could potentially spur growth in home construction, a key driver of the economy.
72. US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.73. Family Dollar tells investors to reject takeover - Friday, September 12, 2014
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.
Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc.
74. Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.75. Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag - Friday, September 12, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.76. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has a way of turning spectacular failures into soaring victories.
The latest example is Ramsey's recent attempt to defeat Democratic state Supreme Court justices in last month's retention elections as a way to install a Republican attorney general. The ouster effort was solidly defeated at the polls, but the court this week still decided to replace incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, with Republican Herbert Slatery.77. US producer prices unchanged in August - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
Wholesale gas prices fell 1.4 percent last month and food costs dropped 0.5 percent, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Those declines offset higher prices for transportation and shipping services.
78. 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is currently the top paid app for the iPhone and Android devices in the U.S., today's popular hit could be tomorrow's dud. The maker of the much obsessed-over "Candy Crush Saga," for example, rode the game's popularity to go public this year, only to see its stock falter.79. Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.80. Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes - Friday, September 12, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.
When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
81. Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:
The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.82. GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation - Friday, September 12, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.83. US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.
The Federal Reserve says output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in July. Total industrial production was down 0.1 percent in August, also the first setback for the overall figure since January. Output was up in mining and utility production but these gains were not enough to offset the decline in manufacturing.84. Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be delivered until October, Apple said. Phones will still be available Friday on a walk-in basis at Apple retail stores and from various wireless carriers and authorized Apple resellers.
85. Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.86. Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped.87. Tennessee voters to decide ban on income tax - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennesseans are just weeks away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax. The November vote approaches as a new study from ratings agency Standard & Poor's suggests that rising income inequality has a stronger negative effect on the states most reliant on sales tax revenues compared with those with those more dependent on income taxes.88. Third parties still fighting for ballot access - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Four years after the Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed its first lawsuit to get on the ballot, the group is still fighting for access in a state that has some of the most restrictive rules in the country for smaller political parties.89. I-65 to be shut in Middle Tennessee next weekend - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - A portion of Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee will be closed in both directions next weekend to remove a bridge that was damaged when a truck carrying gasoline hit a vertical support.90. US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
The government called for the huge fine in 2008 if Yahoo didn't go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. At stake, according to the government, was the nation's security.91. Senate speaker lauds 3 Republican AG candidates - Friday, September 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Thursday voiced support for Republican state attorney general candidates, while refusing to divulge how much he spent on trying to oust members of the Supreme Court who will decide the next AG.92. US budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.
The August deficit was $128.7 billion, down 13 percent from the $147.9 billion deficit recorded in August 2013, the Treasury Department said Thursday in its monthly budget report.93. 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack - Friday, September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
The nation's largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the scope of the hack is not yet known, there's speculation that it could be the biggest yet.94. 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack - Friday, September 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
The nation's largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the scope of the hack is not yet known, there's speculation that it could be the biggest yet.95. Grads shouldn’t settle for lower-level jobs - Friday, September 12, 2014
When I talk with millennials who have recently graduated from college, one thing is clear: They’re struggling to figure out what exactly to do next.
A common theme is they’re taking jobs that would normally be considered beneath their skill level.96. Woeful period for US markets - Friday, September 12, 2014
September 8, 2014, S&P 2000 = 11 + 4 percent + 11 percent + 1.5 percent + 2.5 percent. The last five years have been consistently wonderful for the U.S. markets. Over the time period, the S&P 500 has advanced more than 17 percent annually. Only four bull markets (advances uninterrupted by a 20 percent decline) have lasted longer and returned more. What has this bull been eating?97. Avoiding the dangers of a growing business - Friday, September 12, 2014
Your start-up days are long behind you.
And boy, that’s a relief. It was a struggle, for sure, but you made it – and now you’ve got your eye on making the Fortune 500. To do that, your business has to stay alive and maintain its mid-level status, and in the new book “Mighty Midsized Companies” by Robert Sher, you’ll find out how.98. The best education comes from traveling - Friday, September 12, 2014
The following message might not be for proponents of formal classroom education.
The best education comes on the road, even if it means taking the kids out of school for a few days.
Yeah, I said it.99. Close the deal with successful follow-up meeting - Friday, September 12, 2014
Considering how hard salespeople have to work to land meetings with a prospective customers, it’s surprising how little effort is typically put into the follow-up with that prospect after the meeting.100. Capella Healthcare hires 2 to leadership posts - Friday, September 12, 2014
Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH, as executive vice president and chief medical officer.
In addition, Richard W. Brasher, CPCU, ARM, has been named vice president of risk management.