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VOL. 38 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 25, 2014

Going national can wait: Middle Tennessee's craft brewers find success, happiness in smaller batches

The dream of going big – a second location, eventually a chain or even a franchise – is not uncommon among small business owners.

STREET LEVEL

Ninth inning arrives for Nashville Sounds neighbors

The ear-popping, eye-dazzling flurry of the fireworks’ finale will signal the end of a season of melancholy, or at least uncertainty, for Abby Buter and her neighbors.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Whisenhunt tightens the reins on Titans training camp

With the Bud Adams/Jeff Fisher/Mike Munchak era officially over, Titans fans might be more anxious than ever to get a look at their team.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Madison Train Show. Visitors will experience operating model trains and have an opportunity to shop with train vendors. Other merchandise, exhibits, food and door prizes also will be featured. 3-6 p.m. City Road Chapel United Methodist Church, 701 S. Gallatin Rd., Madison. $7 for adults, $3 for children age 3-12, $1 for children 2 and younger.

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Berry twins highlight UT's long list of football legacies

Elliott and Evan Berry didn’t need a tour guide when they arrived for summer school at the University of Tennessee in June.

REALTY CHECK

Debating the effects of looming interest rate hikes

Scott Ractliffe is a senior vice president with Pinnacle Financial Partners, where he serves in the mortgage advisor capacity and routinely distributes information to those in the real estate field.

REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014

Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

NEWSMAKERS

Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Right-brained sales reps in a left-brained world

Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

CAREER CORNER

Networking works but only you have a good strategy

One of the best ways to advance a career in a competitive market is through networking. In many ways, it’s both the easiest and hardest part of a search. Today, I received two questions on the topic of networking best practices.

I SWEAR

Tee for 2? Why do golf ‘pairings’ come in threes?

“Got a pair of nickels for a dime?”

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Sorry Philly, this cheese is a native New Yorker

It is probably no surprise to anyone that cream cheese is one of America’s most widely used cheeses. The soft, creamy, texture provides the perfect media for depth and smoothness to desserts and dips, and it makes wonderful light and flaky pastry crusts.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee has 760 of the children crossing into US

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.

Despite unemployment plunge, Tennessee numbers up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Global tensions can't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased.

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies.

Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.

NATIONAL POLITICS

House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays.

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

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