Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome
VOL. 35 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 15, 2011

Real estate rebound

First quarter prices jump for Davidson, Williamson compared to 2010

With home prices rising and Realtors reporting something they haven’t seen in years – multiple offers on some of the houses they are selling – Nashville’s housing market showed signs of strength in the first quarter of the year.

Levy’s leverages itself with service, style and sophisticated swagger

At a time when big-box retailers have brought designer clothes to the masses at reasonable prices – and temporary pop-up shops are what’s hot in youth-driven retail – the idea of a family-owned clothier seems almost quaint. And the idea that such a business not only exists but has thrived for 156 years seems almost unreal.

Small bookstores, library, non-traditional sellers try to connect readers, authors after big-box closings

Despite no small amount of wailing and moaning in the weeks following the closings of Borders and Davis-Kidd bookstores, Nashville’s bibliophiles haven’t been left in a total bind.

GREEN BUSINESS

Green Business Summit speakers to promote conservation, profit

Businesses have to fight for every consumer dollar these days, and, for many, the best ammunition is to take the concerns of their customers seriously. That often means addressing environmental concerns.

Local Weather
Currently
Nashville, TN
51.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Northwest at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The Nashville Film Festival, one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, is celebrating its 42nd year through April 21. Each year, nearly 23,000 people come to view more than 250 films from 48 countries, including documentaries, narrative features, animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for those looking to enrich their knowledge beyond the screen. Major award winners from both the 2010 Cannes and 2011 Sundance Film Festivals will show at this year's festival. All films shown at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Schedule and information: nashvillefilmfestival.org/.

more events »

GET A JOB!

Bet on medicine for job growth

If you’re looking for a career in a growing industry – especially in the Nashville area – take a look at medicine.

BOOK REVIEW

Work up the Nerve to perform under pressure

Imagine that everybody’s naked.

NEWSMAKERS

Minch to be installed as president of TMA

F. Michael Minch, MD, a Nashville surgeon, will be installed as the 157th president of the Tennessee Medical Association during the annual TMA House of Delegates meeting here Saturday.

I SWEAR

Day in court leaves imprint

I was sitting in Starbucks. Minding my own business. Reading the paper, actually. On a Monday morning.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

You won’t have to wait for spaghetti squash

Spring is in the air. All the tulips, buttercups, azaleas, redbud and dogwood trees are blooming! Just don’t take too big of a whiff. That could cause some major sneezing since the pollen count is so high! Before too long, all the beautiful blooms will be replaced with green dust. You know, the dust that makes your car temporarily green?

STATEWIDE

Nissan making room to produce new vehicles

SMYRNA (AP) — Nissan is shuffling some North American auto production as it ramps up to make the electric LEAF sedan at its Smyrna plant.

Nissan will take new US orders for electric Leaf

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will resume taking U.S. reservations for its Leaf electric car on May 1, Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.

Haslam refocuses economic development, lays off 60

NASHVILLE (AP) — Sixty employees will be laid off at the state Department of Economic and Community Development as part of an overhaul of the agency's mission, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.

Theme park in Spring Hill receives setback

SPRING HILL (AP) — The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen has rejected a request to rezone 725 acres for a theme park.

Special conference to deal with women in farming

NASHVILLE (AP) — A special conference April 29 in Nashville is designed to give women insights into making a living in agriculture and small business.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Schools' sexuality bill headed to full Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) — A revised proposal that would require the Tennessee Board of Education to review what's being taught in schools regarding sexuality is headed for a Senate floor vote.

Collective bargaining bill headed to full Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to replace Tennessee teachers' collective bargaining rights with a policy manual is "insulting to teachers" and could create chaos, said the lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Oil above $112 on signs of strong US crude demand

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices jumped above $112 a barrel Thursday to near the highest level since 2008 amid signs U.S. demand remains robust despite rising fuel costs.

Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, partly reversing a sharp jump in applications the previous week.

GE net income rises 77 percent in 1Q

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. said Thursday that earnings jumped 77 percent in the first quarter, led by strong results in its financial services business.

Morgan Stanley's income falls on weak trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's income fell 48 percent in the first quarter on a sharp drop in revenue from sales and trading of fixed-income securities and commodities.

Southwest manages to make a 1Q profit

DALLAS (AP) — By the thinnest of margins, Southwest Airlines Co. says it made money in the first quarter despite higher fuel prices.

JetBlue squeezes out small 1Q profit

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue said Thursday that it squeezed out a small profit in the first quarter as higher fares and improving traffic countered the rising price of jet fuel.

Verizon rakes in subscribers with help of iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) — Helped by the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is pulling in more high-paying subscribers than it has in a year, and 15 times more than rival AT&T.

Fiat takes another step to fully control Chrysler

MILAN (AP) — Italian automaker Fiat is closing in on its goal of taking a majority stake and full control of Chrysler LLC by the end of the year, announcing a deal Thursday to buy another 16 percent share sooner than expected for $1.3 billion.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US to give Libyan rebels non-lethal aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration plans to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-lethal assistance in the first direct U.S. aid to the rebels after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions, officials said Wednesday.

Clinton gives US support for Haiti's new president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined Wednesday the daunting task awaiting Haiti's incoming president: 650,000 in camps, a rubble-strewn capital, a broken judicial system and the looming hurricane season. She said the U.S. will help the impoverished, earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation "all the way."

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0