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VOL. 35 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 27, 2011

Living Rooms

Staging a house for sale with furniture is nothing new. Putting real people in the picture is another story.

For Rent: Spacious four-bedroom executive home in upscale Nashville neighborhood. Monthly rate: Too good to be true.

Tree-trimming practices hated but effective

If you haven’t been a victim yourself, chances are you know someone who has. And while it’s not criminal, many Davidson Country residents view Nashville Electric Services’ tree-trimming practices as a crime against nature.

GREEN BUSINESS

Big names and bigger solutions

Tiffany Wilmot got into the sustainability game fairly early on, especially for Tennessee.

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EVENTS

Third annual Arts Immersion, presented Thursday by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in partnership with The Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, showcases dance and theater, surprise musical guests and film reels from the Nashville Film Festival, as well as visual art from some of Nashville’s finest painters and photographers. The evening is topped off with a unique silent auction including tickets and wristbands to the Americana Music Festival, tickets to see the Avett Brothers, Nashville staycation packages, and a six-week acting class in the Meisner technique from Actors Bridge Ensemble. 6:30 p.m., Nashville Farmers Market. Tickets: $40, available at the door or through ABCnashville.org.

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REALTY CHECK

It’s not easy (worth it?) navigating the short sale maze

The Recession of 2008 brought with it new challenges and opportunities for the residential real estate industry nationwide and later in Nashville. The most popular and prevalent of those opportunities is the abundance of foreclosures and pervasion of “short sales.”

GET A JOB!

Love animals? Make a career of it

If you like caring for and being around animals, there are a number of occupations available for consideration. One of the good things about the industry is that it is expected to continue to grow in the coming decades.

McDermott joins board of NB&T

Broadcast veteran Deborah A. McDermott, president of Young Broadcasting LLC, has been elected to the board of Nashville Bank & Trust and its holding company, NBT Holdings Inc.

BOOK REVIEW

‘Low status’ sales person overplays sympathy card

It’s all about the fit.

I SWEAR

Bum knee benefits from new blood

The column/puzzle experiment is over. The heal-the-knee experiment is on.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Memorial Day about more than picnics, long weekend

Memorial Day has always held a special place in my heart since I have uncles on both Mom’s and Dad’s side of the family who served in different wars, and now we have a son who serves in the Arkansas Army National Guard.

NASHVILLE AREA

Brookdale will buy Horizon, form venture with HCP

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to acquire senior living community operator Horizon Bay Realty, and will form a joint venture with HCP Inc. to manage some of those communities.

Dollar General 1Q net income climbs, revenue up

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Dollar General Corp.'s first-quarter profit rose 15 percent as shoppers continued to head to its stores for bargains.

STATEWIDE

Collective bargaining, contribution bills now law

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee proposals that curb teachers' collective bargaining rights and allow direct corporate contributions to state candidates have been signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Comptroller appoints Tenn. business advocate

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson has appointed the state's new small business advocate.

New law bans login sharing for music, movie sites

NASHVILLE (AP) — State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Oil falls below $100 after surprise US supply jump

SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices fell below $100 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a report showed an unexpected jump in U.S. crude supplies, suggesting demand is weakening.

Signs point to an economy growing more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is tiring again.

Unemployment fell in April in most metro areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation's largest cities in April.

Manufacturing grew for 22nd straight month in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that the sharp rise in energy prices is hampering economic growth.

Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders began work on more home-remodeling projects in April. But increase barely lifted construction spending above its lowest level in more than a decade, a sign that the troubled industry remains too weak to help the economy.

Data shows spending on home products falls in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers spent less on big-ticket home items such as furniture and appliances in May as the housing market continued to slump, but categories such as clothing and luxury items fared better, according to data released Wednesday by MasterCard Inc.

Costco key revenue figure up 13 percent in May

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Costco Wholesale Corp.'s revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 13 percent in May, surpassing Wall Street's expectations.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Cantor: Job creation hinges on better governance

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Washington must demonstrate that it can "put its fiscal house in order" before the country will see the kind of strong economic growth necessary to create new jobs.

GOP presses Obama on spending cuts, Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face at the White House, GOP leaders complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he had not produced a detailed plan of spending cuts and accused him of playing politics over Medicare as the nation careens toward a debt crisis.

White House promotes auto bailouts, cites paybacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will lose about $14 billion in the government's $80 billion bailout of Chrysler and GM, the White House said Wednesday, portraying the outcome as good news since the losses are far lower than originally anticipated.

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