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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

Nashville Next Lounges. Learn more about and get involved in shaping the master plan for Nashville-Davidson County growth and development. NashvilleNext is a two-year process to update the city’s General Plan for the next 25 years, during which the county is expected to gain up to 200,000 new residents. Upcoming “lounges” include:

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UT SPORTS

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.

MIDSTATE

Some eligible for business disaster loans

NASHVILLE (AP) — Some businesses in seven Tennessee counties are eligible for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of rain, flooding, wind and hail last month.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee urges residents to vote early

NASHVILLE (AP) — With an especially long primary ballot, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending that voters cast their ballots early.

REAL ESTATE

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

HEALTH CARE

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.

Lloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay 218 million pounds ($400 million) to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates.

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers.

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.


FRIDAY, JULY 25
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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