VOL. 39 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 24, 2015
New ballpark boosts area already teeming with new homes, restaurants, businesses
For months, sounds of construction surrounded the Nashville Sounds’ sparkling new First Tennessee Park in Germantown.
Ten days before the Nashville Sounds’ scheduled home opener at their palatial new digs, First Tennessee Park in Germantown was still very much a work in progress.
The parking and transportation map is available at www.nashvillesounds.com/parking.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
Tennessee’s legislators spent hours this session arguing over guns and whether to pass a law making the Bible the state book of Tennessee.
Other than the fact the roads outside – 53rd and Charlotte – are paved, not much has changed at Wendell Smith’s Corner, a monument to a short life well lived.
How crazy is it out there (there being the residential real estate market, of course)?
Top commercial real estate transactions, first quarter 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
As the NFL Draft edges ever closer, the Tennessee Titans appear to hold the key.
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
Attorney Anthony C. Bills has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC, as an associate.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Your broker thinks your portfolio needs more diversification. Take a little out of metals, he says, put it into tech. Move money from here, put it there. Sell manufacturing, buy oil. You hope that’s sound advice but you’ve noticed that he never uttered a word about stuffed animals. That’s a good thing, as you’ll see in “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette.
Partnering with a brand spokesperson is a strategy for giving a larger voice to your message and allowing the positive feelings the market has for that spokesperson to transfer to your brand.
Once again, as Eli swung around the dark trees and onto the lawn, the children fled.” Philip Roth, in “Eli, the Fanatic” (1959).
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
One day not long ago, I was strolling leisurely through my favorite health food market. I wasn’t in any particular hurry, so I was able to stop and check out a few things instead of doing my usual hectic run-through, picking up only what was on my quickly scribbled list.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of reported homicides across the state increased by nearly 10 percent last year, even as other crimes decreased.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is continuing to promote his free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A West Tennessee attorney will be in Nashville on Monday to discuss his research on an NAACP member who was killed in Brownsville nearly 75 years ago.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Does this mean change is coming to the world's No. 2 automaker — in particular, to its high-cost ways of doing business?
DETROIT (AP) — Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker.
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing lower as health care companies weigh on the market and investors await a flood of earnings reports.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58.
NEW YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
NASHVILLE (AP) - Local governments in Tennessee can no longer bar people with handgun carry permits from bringing firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields under legislation signed Friday by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he will decide this week whether to sign a bill to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in city parks near schools.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The defeat of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans set the tone for the 2015 session of the state Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Police are warning that security will be tight and road closures could cause traffic delays during Saturday's Country Music Marathon.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's new riverfront amphitheater will open July 30 with a headline show by seven-time Grammy nominee Eric Church, ushering in an inaugural outdoor concert season featuring big names from past and present.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion - it says it's now a church - in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second ice cream company has shut down production this week after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hardee's is considering moving its headquarters out of downtown St. Louis, perhaps to Nashville, Tennessee.
DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes.
DETROIT (AP) — Encouraged by lower gas prices, consumers in the U.S. spent big in the first quarter on vehicles that carry lots of passengers and cargo — and deliver hefty profit margins for General Motors.
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama says the technology industry has committed to hiring or training 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high.
NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed White House-backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem.
DALLAS (AP) — For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel.