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VOL. 40 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 02, 2016

The war to deliver more to your door

Delivery services duke it for their slice of the pie – or sushi

First, there was pizza. Maybe Chinese food. But for most the only home food delivery option was round, covered in tomato sauce and cheese, and sometimes cold on arrival. Now, technology has changed the game to enable delivery of everything from sushi to burgers.

Some restaurants have good reasons for no delivery

Not every restaurateur is a fan of the delivery trend. “Major players are really trying to penetrate markets, but the question is, “Is this a service to the consumer?” asks Randy Rayburn, Nashville restaurateur for 30 years.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Refugee lawsuit proceeds despite political upheaval

Tennessee is going “full speed ahead” in a challenge of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program despite threats by President-elect Donald Trump to dismantle it or, at the least, stop the flow of refugees from terrorist-linked countries.

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EVENTS

YP Nashville Leadership Series. As part of an ongoing effort to cultivate young professionals, YP Nashville has launched a new leadership series aimed at connecting, engaging and empowering future leaders to actively shape the future of this region. The goal is to build the next generation of community leaders and enhance regional prosperity by supplying the tools and resources to expand careers and build leadership skills. Part one will feature guest speaker Joe Ivey, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and associate professor of management at Lipscomb University. Topic: “Strategies for Business and Life.” Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Spark: Lipscomb’s Ideal Center, 3252 Aspen Grove Drive #9, Franklin. Fee: $45 includes breakfast and program. Information: nashvillechamber.com

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TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

Jellystone show gives joy to residents, visitors

The former Marine staff sergeant swears living in an RV resort filled with untold numbers of dancing Christmas lights and displays is among the best things he’s done in the years since he returned from the elder Bush’s Gulf War.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

‘Tall skinnies’ knocked down to size by Metro

One negative aspect of invasion of the tall skinnies is that they are tall. The skinny feature is of little concern to neighbors, but the tallness can be intimidating like a man using a bathroom stall between Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Manute Bol.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Something missing from Jones’ ‘infallible’ system

By now, Tennessee fans have taken enough deep breaths to come to grips with losing to Vanderbilt.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Cox release sends message: Get better or good-bye

As the Tennessee Titans headed out the door for some long-overdue bye week days off, one veteran got more than he expected – the rest of the season off.

Titans at their break: The season so far

Marcus Mariota looks to be a franchise QB. Mariota, in just his second season, is emerging to be all the Titans could have hoped for and more at the most important position on the field.

NEWSMAKERS

Norton recognized as top turnaround professional

William L. Norton III, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Turnaround Professional Award from the Tennessee Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buick offers first Chinese-built SUV for US market

Buick adds a third SUV this year with the compact Envision, a competent and nicely equipped five-seater that is the first SUV to be built in China and sold in the United States.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

There’s more to your job than getting paid

The house won’t write its own check. Car payments don’t happen by magic, food won’t drive to your doorstep and decent clothing isn’t free. In short, bills won’t pay themselves – but are they the sole reason to go to work each day?

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Hello? Are you there? 5 sure ways to kill a sales call

Good old-fashioned sales calls are making a revival. With digital communication now serving as the preferred form of initial outreach to new prospects, there is a sizable opportunity for sales reps skilled at making a truly impactful sales call.

CAREER CORNER

Use the holidays to your advantage in finding next job

The holidays can be a difficult time in the life of a job seeker.

I SWEAR

Sometimes, less is more. Other times, it’s a mess

In Dec. 1818 – 198 years ago –Thomas Jefferson wrote Robert Walsh, Jr., a letter. In it he included an anecdote that speaks to the relative value of revising a document.

STATEWIDE

Extraordinary Smokies wildfire moved fast on path to city

GATLINBURG (AP) — The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought.

Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead

GATLINBURG (AP) — People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.

Chamber launches program to promote GEDs among workers

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain high school equivalency degrees.

Open for business: Signs point to recovery after wildfires

GATLINBURG (AP) — Thousands of people were preparing Friday morning to get their first look at what remains of their homes and businesses in Gatlinburg after a wildfire tore through the resort community in the eastern Tennessee mountains, killing 11 people and damaging hundreds of homes and businesses.

Feds: Fatal wreck shows need for seat belts on school buses

NASHVILLE (AP) - The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reemphasizing the agency's call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that killed six students.

NASHVILLE AREA

Dollar General key sales figure falls as store traffic drops

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Dollar General put up weak earnings numbers for the third quarter in an environment that has largely favored bargain stores, with so many people still looking to cut costs where they can.

HEALTH CARE

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Black Friday deals lift Nov. auto sales; GM up 10%, Nissan 7.5%

DETROIT (AP) — Black Friday deals and postelection confidence helped pull November U.S. auto sales out of their recent slump — and increased the chances that 2016 could set a record for new vehicle sales.

REAL ESTATE

US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.08 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates marked a fifth week of surges in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, reaching their highest levels this year.

US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects by a modest amount in October, helped by big gains in spending on home construction and the biggest increase in government projects in 10 months.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Jobs report shows Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. jobs report on Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor.

Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages.

In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth.

Magic pipe: Carnival's Princess pays $40M fine for sea waste

MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.

US factories expanded for third straight month in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories expanded for the third straight month in November, another good sign for the American economy.

Requests for US jobless aid rose last week, but still low

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump team says he backs disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a spokesman says is not related to Trump's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline.

House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise.

Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.

House bill would relax bank rules aimed at averting crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing approval of legislation easing bank curbs that Democrats imposed to prevent another financial crisis.

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