VOL. 40 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 26, 2016
Your doctor, liquor, meals, work, car repair, education – all home-delivered
There is nothing you can’t get delivered these days. If you can imagine owning it, it’s only a matter of time before it can be in your possession, brought to your front door within minutes, hours or days from the first moment you even conjured the thought of having it.
Marirae Mathis of Who Cooks For You? Personal Chef Service based in Gallatin says her business has evolved to meet customer needs.
When Marti Emch drops off her perishable box of meal kits to her MEEL customers, ensuring freshness of her most expensive resource – the food – is imperative.
About a week before wine went on sale in local Tennessee grocery stores on July 1, an on-demand alcohol delivery app, Drizly, launched for Nashville and Franklin residents.
A sampling of products and services available for home delivery. Some services might not be available in all areas.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
Somebody forgot to tell the Achievement School District it had to follow a few simple rules when the Legislature formed it a few years ago to save failing schools: Primarily, don’t party with the money.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
One of the more interesting aspects of a home is the library, or lack thereof.
Top commercial real estate sales, July 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn't budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
You don’t have to be around Mike Mularkey very long to realize something about him that you won’t necessarily find in a lot of NFL head coaches.
There has always been the debate about whether players respond better to coaches who played in the NFL vs. those who did not.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The temptation here is to throw a couple of buckets of cold water on the great expectations for the Tennessee Vols this season.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
Less than a week from opening kickoff, and all is well with the UT’s football team.
The Spiggle Law Firm, a Washington, D.C.-based employment law firm focusing on wrongful termination and pregnancy and family-care discrimination in the workplace, recently opened a new office in Nashville.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is quicker, quieter, more fuel-efficient and goes farther – up to 53 miles – on all-electric power than its predecessor.
Now with more than a half-billion users, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity.
Have you ever wondered where you can make the biggest investment in your career?
“You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children,” Dolly Parton says.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly lower in afternoon trading Tuesday in another quiet day as the slow summer season comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple has to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) — plus billions more in interest — in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant contributed almost no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for 11 years.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A judge has ordered that the Metropolitan Nashville Police make accident reports available to inspection within three days of the end of the shift of the officer who created the report.
DETROIT (AP) — About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.
Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients.
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks led the stock market higher Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks recover from a long slump by making lending more profitable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
NASHVILLE (AP) — Paul Ney, a former legal counsel to the Tennessee Republican Party, has been named chief deputy to state Attorney General Hebert Slatery.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.
Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade.
PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.
BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen's employee council chief is suggesting that the automaker consider taking stakes in suppliers after a dispute disrupted production in Germany.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas jury has found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another one.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street, giving up a modest gain from earlier in the day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.