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VOL. 35 | NO. 9 | Friday, March 4, 2011

How they did it

Despite the Great Recession, four new major retail centers are thriving

Despite a national climate that remains difficult for retail and even worse for construction, several major developments in Nashville have not only survived but thrived since coming online before and during the Great Recession.

TEA fights back against ‘attack’

When members of the Tennessee Education Association march on the state Capitol on Saturday, they say they will be defending collective bargaining rights that have resulted in small benefits like lunch breaks for teachers and time for planning lessons each day.

Plan to ease Harding traffic nixed

A Metro plan to ease traffic at Harding and White Bridge roads is being pulled by the Metro Planning Commission following protests from neighbors and greenway supporters.

GREEN BUSINESS

Artist paints his statement in eco-friendly ink

When Andy Bird, 25, and his wife decided it was time to move from their Charlotte, N.C., home, they wanted to find just the right place that would satisfy both their personal and professional needs. And with plenty of friends and family living in Nashville, it seemed like the right place to settle.

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EVENTS

Scarritt-Bennett Center will host an evening with Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., Thursday at 7 p.m. in Fondren Hall. Dr. Malveaux will speak about “The Future of Work: A Perspective on Economic Justice.” The event is free and open to all. Malveaux, economist, author and commentator, is the 15th President of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. Information: 340-7557.

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GET A JOB!

Don’t let age be a distraction

In some occupations, it’s hard for someone with 15 or more years experience to find another job. Sometimes it’s because employers discriminate against older job seekers. Some managers fear a mature person is more qualified than they. Some older job seekers assume they will be discriminated against, and it shows in the interview.

NEWSMAKERS

Bass, Berry & Sims names new members

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Brian M. Dobbs, Curtis L. Fisher, Alonda W. McCutcheon, Andrew L. McQueen, Russell A. Miller and Wendy M. Warren have been elected to membership in the firm’s Nashville office.

BOOK REVIEW

Don’t get outflanked in battle for success

These days, it’s a battle to stay in business.

I SWEAR

Who am I? It’s elementary, my dear Watson

I started this column as yet another “Who am I?” But ulterior motive did me in. I’ve a story to tell.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Do you need a ricer for making mashed potatoes?

I’ve got a gadget (lots of them really – my mom calls me the gadget queen) called a potato ricer. I don’t know how many of you have one of these or have ever used one. So for the benefit of those who have never heard of it, let me explain.

NASHVILLE AREA

HCA raises $3.79 billion in 3rd IPO

The owners of hospital chain HCA Holdings Inc. found investors eager for its stock as the company sold more shares in its initial public offering than it expected - and at the top of the expected range.

Summary of HCA IPO

THIRD TIME AROUND: Hospital company HCA Holdings Inc. sold shares publicly for the third time since it was founded in 1968 by the father and brother of former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Nashville prison company's VP gets national honor

NASHVILLE (AP) — Richard P. Seiter of Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America has been honored by the American Correctional Association.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. troopers want to drop 'highway' from name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State troopers want to drop the word 'highway' from their agency's name and become known as the Tennessee State Patrol.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Governor's tenure proposal advances in House

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to make it more difficult for teachers to get — and keep — tenure advanced in the House on Wednesday after a failed attempt to delay the measure for at least a year.

REAL ESTATE

Foreclosure activity slows sharply in February

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of U.S. homes receiving a foreclosure-related notice fell to a 36-month low last month, as lenders delayed taking action against homeowners amid heightened scrutiny over banks' handling of home repossessions.

GOP challenges proposed gov't deal on foreclosures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House Republicans are challenging a deal that federal and state officials have offered to five big U.S. banks that would change the handling of foreclosures and force lenders to modify more mortgages.

Mortgage applications spike; home sales still weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for a mortgage jumped last week. But analysts cautioned that the increase was likely driven by investors, not first-time homebuyers who are needed to help housing markets recover.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Oil slips under $104 despite battles in Libya

Oil prices slipped below $104 a barrel on Thursday but remained elevated and highly volatile in light of the intense battles around Libya's crude and gas facilities.

Stock futures lower on oil price uncertainty

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are edging lower ahead of the government's report on new applications for unemployment benefits and lingering worries about unrest in Libya and its impact on oil prices.

China records surprise trade deficit

BEIJING (AP) — China reported a surprise trade deficit in February as surging prices for oil and other commodities pushed up its import bill.

Lawmakers to grill SEC chief over Madoff account

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission says she didn't think the agency's former general counsel's financial tie to convicted felon Bernard Madoff represented a conflict of interest.

Starbucks, Green Mountain in single-cup deal

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. have reached a deal that will bring single-cup Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea pods to Keurig users.

NATIONAL POLITICS

NPR turmoil, resignation comes amid funding fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR will forge ahead in the fight for federal money despite six months of bad PR — and without its chief executive.

Spending fight: Back to the bargaining table

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their opening budget gambits history, lawmakers are returning to the bargaining table in search of a fiscal plan that cuts spending, as voters demanded in the last election, and could carry political value in the next one.

Bush special counsel faces some jail time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is telling the former government whistle-blower protector that he can't protect himself from serving at least a month in jail.

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