VOL. 39 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 03, 2015
Contractors, subs ‘turning down work’
Middle Tennessee’s red-hot construction boom is becoming a victim of its own success. Architects, contractors and everyone in between, including Metro Codes, are up to their necks in work.
Nashville’s storied Gulch, originally the home of the downtown railway terminal, is approaching another milestone in its long history.
Nashville’s bustling building market is bringing an abundance of short-term labor into Middle Tennessee, but it’s also luring in people who want to put down more permanent roots.
Mary Poppins he’s not. No flying umbrellas, no Oscar-winning musical numbers.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
Anyone buying any home anywhere should have a checklist of things to do. In this area, there are several.
2015 $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year.
Uniguest, a provider of secure managed technology services, has announced the appointment of Joseph P. Morgan, Jr. as chief executive officer, effective July 6, 2015.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Kia’s new, first-class lounge seats might just be the way to make a minivan more appealing.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Find a penny, pick it up. Words of advice from your grandfather, for whom a penny was worth bending over.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest social media platform specifically targeting the business community, has grown to roughly 350 million users in 2015, according to Statista.
If you’re like most people, there was a time in life when you were underqualified for a job. This is typically the case when you apply for your first job. It can also happen when you make a big career change midstream and have to start over.
When NBA MVP Stephen (pronounced Steff’n) Curry was in high school, he attended a basketball camp sponsored by LeBron James. The first time LeBron saw Steph, however, was in March 2008.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
I’ve amped up my walking recently. I’m trying to combat the middle-age spread and couch-potato effect the long and cruel winter and the wetter than normal spring have impaled on my body.
NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 20 incoming Tennessee State University freshmen spent part of their summer getting exposed to real-world scientific work and cutting-edge research.
MURFREESBORO (AP) — Organizers say some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take stage at this year's Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music and Dance Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. slipped in midday trading Monday, while markets in Europe and Asia sank following a Greek vote that overwhelmingly rejected terms of the country's latest bailout package.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its membership in Europe's joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to restart bailout talks with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp.
MURFREESBORO (AP) — State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower as investors reacted to news that Greece's finances are deteriorating and a mixed report on the job market.
LONDON (AP) — Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years.