NEW YORK (AP) — Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
"It's going to cost a lot of tax dollars to get this done," says Bill Curtis, senior vice president and chief scientist at CAST, a French software analysis company with offices in the U.S.
2. Experts: HealthCare.gov fix needs more time, money - Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.3. Netflix spruces up service for television screens - Friday, November 08, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is reprogramming the way its Internet video subscription service appears on millions of television screens in an attempt to hook viewers for even longer periods.
The makeover of Netflix's TV menu will start showing up Wednesday on televisions that connect to the Internet through recently released Blu-ray disc players, PlayStation and Xbox video game consoles and the Roku 3 set-top box.4. Obama meets with Senate Dems on health care - Friday, November 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to discuss the problem-plagued health care rollout that could affect their races.
The White House confirmed Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with 16 senators to describe fixes that are being made to the website for Americans to sign up for insurance under his signature health care law.5. Wealthy business executives eye political races - Friday, September 13, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.6. Bicycle delivery helps magazine pedal greener path - Friday, September 13, 2013
Dave Thienel, 27, had only been operating Rush Bicycle Messengers for a few months when he inquired about advertising in the equally new Native magazine.
As Nashville’s only all-bicycle courier service, Thienel knew he offered a green alternative to local businesses looking for that as an option. The staff at Native was intrigued and had a better idea.7. CBS, Time Warner deal ends NY, LA, Dallas blackout - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like "Under the Dome" and "NCIS" — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season — ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute.8. Stock market gains are checked by Syria concerns - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged modest gains Tuesday as renewed worries about a U.S.-led attack on Syria dampened an early rally.
Stocks surged in the opening minutes of trading as worries of an imminent attack on Syria appeared slimmer after President Barack Obama announced over the weekend that he would seek congressional approval for a strike.
9. 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.10. Al-Jazeera America prepares for Tuesday launch with Seigenthaler - Friday, August 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.11. Closing Fannie, Freddie could boost mortgage rates - Friday, August 02, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.12. Time Warner 2Q net income jumps 87 pct - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner, owner of HBO, CNN, and Warner Bros., said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income jumped 87 percent, boosted by better results at its film and TV businesses.13. Obama heads to Phoenix to pitch mortgage reform - Friday, August 02, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the nation's mortgage finance system, including shutting down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — a plan with bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.14. Britt proposes CBS be sold 'a la carte' - Friday, August 02, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations' signal "a la carte" to consumers instead of being packaged with other channels.15. Stocks slip on a quiet day on Wall Street - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A quiet day of trading left stock indexes mixed Monday.
There was little in the way of news to shake the market out of a summertime stupor, other than a report from the Institute for Supply Management that the U.S. service sector expanded in July, helped by a rise in new orders.
16. Owners call off Hulu sale, to inject cash instead - Friday, July 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The on-again, off-again sale of Hulu is off — again.
Hulu's owners, 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBCUniversal, said Friday that they will remain owners of the online video service, while providing a cash infusion of about $750 million to ensure its future growth.17. Stars pray for Randy Travis after brain surgery - Friday, July 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.
Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt Webster said. The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer had been improving while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection when he had the stroke.18. US stocks advance as stimulus concerns fade - Friday, June 28, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors have stopped worrying about the Federal Reserve. At least for now.
Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday as investors judged that the economy still isn't growing fast enough for the central bank to cut back on its stimulus program.
19. Johnson to direct Tennessee Justice Center - Friday, June 21, 2013
Managing attorney Michele Johnson will succeed Gordon Bonnyman as executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center at the end of 2013.
Bonnyman and Johnson co-founded the organization 17 years ago to advocate for Tennessee’s vulnerable populations, particularly those struggling to find access to health care.20. My kingdom for a house! Low supply hurts sales - Friday, June 07, 2013
The lack of inventory in the residential real estate market is driving many of the would-be buyers mad, forcing some to consider renting as an option. There, they find another obstacle: A roughly 2 percent vacancy rate.21. Small company stocks take the limelight - Friday, May 17, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Small-company stocks were a bright spot in a slow and choppy start to the week for Wall Street.
The Russell 2000, an index of small-company stocks, climbed above 1,000 points for the first time and ended higher Monday, even as the Dow Jones industrial average, the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index all edged lower.
22. Time Warner 1Q earnings climb, beats Street - Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings at Time Warner Inc. grew 24 percent in the first three months of the year despite a slight drop in revenue, as the company benefited from strength in its television networks.23. Stocks gain for fifth day on unemployment report - Friday, March 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow pushed further into unchartered territory Thursday, having surpassed its previous all-time high two days ago. The catalyst was a government report on employment that gave succor to stock market bulls.24. Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers - Friday, February 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest — for a fee.25. Reports: Meredith eyes buying Time Warner mags - Friday, February 08, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meredith Corp., the publisher of magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens and Fitness, is in early talks with Time Warner Inc. about buying several magazines from it, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, according to published reports.26. Online resource helps parents make football decisions - Friday, February 15, 2013
Vin Sehgal and Jeff Hemhauser started to notice over time that fewer children were trying out for their youth football league.
The two friends took their concern to a national audience in 2012 when they launched Youth Football Online, a nationwide website and movement that promotes youth football and educates parents, coaches and players.27. Comcast doubles down on TV in $16.7B deal for NBCU - Friday, February 08, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV, even as the growth of Internet video reshapes the entertainment landscape.28. Preserving the Plowboy’s legacy - Friday, February 08, 2013
The record label chief, real estate tycoon and grandson of one of the most beloved men in country music history leans back in the chair at the end of a maple dining room table, the stout centerpiece of a cramped and haunted room tucked behind a downtown Brentwood insurance agency.29. Stocks erase losses and end near breakeven level - Friday, February 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are ending near the breakeven point on Wall Street, recovering from an early loss.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended with a gain of seven points Wednesday at 13,986. It was down as much as 66 points in the early going.30. Time cuts around 500 people, 6% of workforce - Friday, January 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Inc., the magazine unit of Time Warner Inc., says it is cutting 6 percent of its global staff of 8,000, or about 500 people.31. Ticket rush: Film fans hand Hollywood record cash - Friday, December 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.32. Voter disdain spreads as 'fiscal cliff' looms - Friday, December 07, 2012
HOOKSET, N.H. (AP) — Fear and frustration course through the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli, a popular outpost 500 miles from where Washington is again locked in tense negotiations over taxes and spending as a critical deadline looms.33. Fiscal cliff offers hint at more defense cuts - Friday, November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White House and Congress backed last year, and even the fiercest defense hawks acknowledge that the Pentagon faces another financial hit.34. Things that matter - Friday, November 30, 2012
This morning I read that John Gagliardi, the somewhat maverick coach of the St. John’s “Johnnies” Division III football team, is retiring after 64 years of coaching.
In addition to holding the record for coaching longevity, there is one more little thing about Gagliardi that is worth noting.35. Time Warner 3Q earnings beat Street, revenue short - Friday, November 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings grew 2 percent, as a strong performance in its cable television channels offset declines in the Warner Bros. movie business following the final Harry Potter movie last summer.36. Stock market edges up a day ahead of election - Friday, November 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — On the day before the U.S. presidential election, stock indexes managed slight gains in thin trading.
After wavering between small gains and losses, the Dow Jones industrial average ended with a gain of 19.28 points to start the week, closing at 13,112.44 on Monday.37. Sandy takes out 25 pct of cell towers - Friday, October 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across ten states, and the situation could get worse, federal regulators said Tuesday.
Many cell towers that are still working are doing so with the help of generators and could run out of fuel before commercial power is restored, the Federal Communications Commission said.38. Flooded data center takes down websites - Friday, October 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Water welling into southern Manhattan drenched one of the world's densest communications nodes, taking out popular websites and forcing carriers to reroute international traffic.39. What Middle Tennessee's stars accomplished - Friday, October 19, 2012
Eleven individuals and one team combined to make this a dream summer for area sports fans. Here's what they accomplished:
Nashville connections: Vanderbilt40. Stocks mixed after FedEx gives a glum outlook - Friday, September 14, 2012
Glum economic news from FedEx left stocks mixed on Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average posted a slight gain, but other indexes fell. Declining stocks outnumbered those that advanced. And seven of the 10 industries tracked by the Standard & Poor's 500 index declined.41. Mall at Green Hills to get Microsoft ‘holiday store’ - Friday, September 07, 2012
Microsoft released today a list of initial locations across the U.S. and Canada where it plans to launch holiday stores this fall.
The company will open the stores this holiday season to provide consumers access to Microsoft’s products and services, as well as provide opportunities to “learn new technology skills” needed to get the most out of their Microsoft-enabled devices.42. Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed - Friday, August 31, 2012
FRANKLIN (AP) — The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's federal tax records during a break-in at an accounting office in Franklin. Someone claiming responsibility demanded $1 million not to make them public.43. Justice Dept approves Verizon-cable deals - Friday, August 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's antitrust division on Thursday approved deals between Verizon Wireless and four of the nation's largest cable companies but applied conditions.
Most significantly, the agency said it will not allow Verizon Wireless stores to sell TV and broadband services from the cable companies — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox — in areas where Verizon sells its own TV and broadband service.44. Justice Dept approves Verizon-cable deals - Friday, August 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's antitrust division on Thursday approved deals between Verizon Wireless and four of the nation's largest cable companies but applied conditions.
Most significantly, the agency said it will not allow Verizon Wireless stores to sell TV and broadband services from the cable companies — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox — in areas where Verizon sells its own TV and broadband service.45. Cheekwood works to broaden features, reach - Friday, August 10, 2012
Although Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is about 10 miles from downtown Nashville, where much of Nashville’s arts activities take place, it has developed a strategy to draw visitors to its slightly out-of-the way location, and so far, that strategy is working successfully.46. Mighty Mouse: Investors flock to safety of Disney - Friday, August 03, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These are happy times in the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney Co.'s stock is up 35 percent so far this year, outpacing its media company rivals.47. News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps - Friday, June 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies.48. Morin named COO of Ingram Content - Friday, June 22, 2012
Shawn Morin, who joined Ingram Content Group Inc. in 2009 and has served as the chief information officer since that time, has been named the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.49. Gospel artists flock to Atlanta to advance careers - Friday, June 01, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) - Christian rapper Lecrae first came to Atlanta as a teenager for a youth conference in 1999, but what ultimately convinced him to lay down roots here was its thriving gospel music scene.50. Time Warner 1Q results beat Street on TV, movies - Friday, April 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings fell 11 percent, but adjusted income beat Wall Street's expectations on the strengths of the company's television and movie studio businesses.51. Lawsuit claims 'Bachelor' show discriminates - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Two black men are taking "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles.
Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville Wednesday against the popular TV shows claiming they are engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination that intentionally excludes people of color. The Nashville men said at a casting call in August that they were given scant consideration compared to white men seeking a leading role for "The Bachelor."52. Dow average closes within 50 points of 13,000 - Friday, February 17, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow edged teasingly close to the 13,000 marker on Friday, a milestone it hasn't reached since before the financial crisis brought the U.S. economy to its knees.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45.79 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 12,949.87, its highest close for the year so far. That followed a 123-point surge the day before, when it also set a closing record for 2012.53. Second Acts - Friday, February 17, 2012
Except for Reba McEntire or George Strait, the spotlight eventually dims on Nashville stars – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
And like the regular guy who lost his job to corporate downsizing, celebrities have to be creative to find ways to stay in the music business.54. Time Warner sees growth after Harry Potter movies - Friday, February 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Inc. got a boost from its movie studio and cable TV networks in the last three months of the year, and the company expects growth to continue in 2012 even with the end of its lucrative Harry Potter franchise.55. Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox - Friday, February 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.
Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent, said Monday that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon's quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells.56. Dow approaches highest level since 2008 crisis - Friday, January 20, 2012
The Dow Jones industrial average rose above its highest closing price since the financial crisis Thursday morning but the rally quickly fizzled, leaving stocks slightly lower in afternoon trading.
Solid news on factory orders and strong earnings from U.S. manufacturers highlighted the economy's growing momentum before the market opened. The Dow and broader indexes turned negative after weaker reports on home sales and future economic growth were released in the late morning.57. Humbled Netflix CEO still thinking, talking big - Friday, December 02, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.58. Cable companies to resell Verizon Wireless service - Friday, December 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable companies Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks are giving up on their dreams of creating their own wireless network, opting instead to resell Verizon Wireless service.59. Reagan named CMO for Tennessee Department of Health - Friday, December 02, 2011
David R. Reagan, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this position, Reagan will serve as an advisor to the commissioner on matters of health policy and assist in setting priorities for the department.60. Ingrams honored as top philanthropists - Friday, November 04, 2011
Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, today announced that board chair Lee Ann Ingram and her husband Orrin have been named Philanthropists of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Nashville Chapter. The couple will be honored during the chapter’s annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon on Nov. 10 at the Hutton Hotel.61. Feeling Nashville's pull - Friday, November 04, 2011
There is a widely held belief that an influx of folks from outside the United States is what caused Nashville-area population to swell over the past 30 years or so. That is not entirely correct.
Three decades ago, the population of the multi-county metropolitan statistical area of Nashville, which includes Davidson and surrounding counties, was about half its current size. A 1990s boom saw tremendous growth and that influx continued to grow into the new millennium, and still does.62. Events - Friday, October 07, 2011
The Americana Music Festival and Conference, for fans and music industry professionals alike, features concerts, panels, workshops, parties and more through Saturday. Nearly 100 artist showcases (including Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stewart, the Civil Wars and Marshall Chapman) will play at 5 venues throughout Nashville, highlighted by the Americana Honors & Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 13. Lineup and ticket information: http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/americana63. Netflix snatches DreamWorks rights from HBO - Friday, September 23, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a deluge of disillusioning news, Netflix unveiled a coming attraction that its subscribers might like: the Internet video rights to films and television specials from DreamWorks Animation.64. On spending, Congress can't agree on easy stuff - Friday, September 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is once again allowing shutdown politics to bring the federal government to the brink of closing.
For the second time in nine months, lawmakers are bickering and posturing over spending plans. The difference this time is that everyone agrees on the massive barrel of money to keep the government running for another seven weeks.65. HealthSpring’s Fritch joins CEO Council - Friday, August 26, 2011
Herb Fritch, chairman and CEO of HealthSpring, Inc., has joined Council Ventures’ CEO Council. With Fritch’s addition, the CEO Council includes 24 experienced chief executives who give portfolio companies access to important networks and expertise to complement their capabilities.66. Stocks rise for third day after acquisition flurry - Friday, August 12, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are having their longest rally since early July. A $19 billion corporate buying spree and encouraging economic news form Japan sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 213 points and erased its losses from last week.67. Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop names Cole managing partner - Friday, July 08, 2011
Lisa Ramsay Cole, an attorney with the law firm Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop, P.C., for more than 18 years, has been named managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office.
Cole has an active law practice in the areas of employment law, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and general casualty defense. She also is very active in the Nashville civic community where she is chair-elect of the Board of the Sexual Assault Center, among other involvements.68. Cricket's music plan showing promise - Friday, July 01, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you think people who pre-pay their cellphone bills aren't the type to shell out for music these days, think again.
Pre-paid wireless carrier Cricket said Thursday that its Muve Music service has quickly become one of the top unlimited mobile music plans in the United States with 100,000 subscribers, just months after launching in January.69. Events - Friday, July 01, 2011
Moving Towards a Cure 5K is scheduled for Saturday at Edwin Warner Park. Miles For Hope, Inc., an organization dedicated to funding cutting-edge brain tumor research, is hosting the event at 9 a.m. (on-site registration 8 a.m.). Information: braintumorevents.org/Nashville.70. Events - Friday, March 25, 2011
The Belcourt Theatre presents Visions of the South, a 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.71. Events - Friday, March 18, 2011
“Visions of the South” continues through April 16 at the Belcourt Theatre. The 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: Tomorrow” (March 24),” “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (March 25, 28),” The Intruder” (March 25, 29), “Wind Across the Everglades” (March 27, 30), “Deliverance’ (March 26, 28), “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 27, 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.72. Events - Friday, March 11, 2011
Chamber South Networking Coffee. Speakers at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event include Anna Page, Metro Council District 16, Sandra Moore, Metro Council District 17 and Jennifer Carlat, Metro Planning Department. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com