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VOL. 35 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 10, 2011

Southern Migration

Cool Springs ready to build as health care companies look to greener pastures

Nearly half of Nashville’s signature industry – health care – actually has a Cool Springs address, and that number keeps growing. So does Nissan, the highest-profile corporate headquarters ever to relocate to the Nashville area.

Location the key to housing trends for May

Retailers know that success depends on three things – location, location, location. In the Nashville market, so do home sales.

Checks in the mail soon for extended unemployment

Thousands of unemployed Tennesseans on the Extended Benefits program are still without funds after a mix up in how the state and federal government calculates a state’s eligibility for the program.

GREEN BUSINESS

EarthCredits aims for efficient use of carbon offsets

Roy Dale couldn’t sleep. Wide awake at 3 a.m. with nothing better to do, he watched An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 documentary about Al Gore’s campaign to make the world more aware of global warming.

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EVENTS

David Ball performs a benefit concert tonight at VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, in a benefit concert for longtime bartender Steve Lamb to help offset medical bills. Spaghetti dinner will precede the 8 p.m. concert. $15 minimum contribution. Information: 352-9933.

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REALTY CHECK

Survey says! Your pool is in neighbor’s yard

Following the derivative debacle and crash of the lending institutions, a number of regulations were created in order to protect consumers from predatory lending and other bad lending practices that had pervaded the market.

NEWSMAKERS

Heart Association names Churchwell VP of board

Keith Churchwell, M.D., has been named vice president of the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

GET A JOB!

Ambulance duty just one aspect of being an EMT

Recent floods and tornados in and around Middle Tennessee have created an increased interest in public safety careers. Besides police and firefighter positions, emergency medial technicians (EMTs) are a big part of this public safety network.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Tyrese’s story might be right fit for recent grads

They say the economy’s getting better.

I SWEAR

Big Easy. Haiku Society. Seriously.

NEW ORLEANS – How can I not write about the Haiku Society of America’s South Region annual meeting in New Orleans?

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Steak grillades good choice for breakfast or dinner

I just love Cajun cooking! I love the hot and spicy flavors cooked into the vegetables and meats, then most of the time – thick, brown gravy for everything. Of course, these recipes have been around long before Dr. Atkins ever made the scene!

NASHVILLE AREA

HCA will buy Denver joint venture for $1.45B

NASHVILLE (AP) — Hospital chain HCA Inc. has agreed to pay $1.45 billion to gain full control of a joint venture that runs hospitals and surgery centers in the Denver metropolitan area.

Vanderbilt to coordinate national consortium

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has been awarded a $20 million federal grant to coordinate a national consortium that aims to advance biomedical research nationwide.

State fair contract awarded to fair association

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee State Fair board has awarded the contract for this year's fair to a group that likely won't pay Metro government as much as a competing bidder.

Charter schools to be open to all in district

NASHVILLE (AP) — Proponents of charter schools laud them as an innovative way to educate those who simply want to learn, but critics say a provision of recently passed Tennessee legislation that opens enrollment to students who aren't in failing schools defeats the purpose of charter institutions.

Spring Fling to stay in Murfreesboro through 2014

MURFREESBORO (AP) — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Board of Control has voted to keep the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro through the 2013-14 school year.

STATEWIDE

Smartphone users can get TVA lake information

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced an application for smartphones that will provide real time information about its lakes.

Top TVA executive resigns $276,060-a-year job

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's top communications executive, David Mould, has resigned his $276,060-a-year job.

Regal Entertainment chairman takes leave

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive chairman of movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group is taking a leave of absence, according to a regulatory filing the company made Wednesday.

REAL ESTATE

Mortgage rates flat after hitting yearly low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fixed mortgage rates stayed roughly flat after falling for eight weeks.

Builders start more homes but pace still slow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders broke ground on more new homes in May, but not enough to signal a recovery in the troubled housing market.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Oil holding around four-month low

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil is holding at four-month lows as investors continue to worry about the European financial crisis.

Unemployment applications drop, but remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, though applications remain above levels consistent with a healthy economy.

Citigroup says 218,000 affected by hackers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers stole information for 360,000 Citigroup Inc. U.S. credit card accounts in a recent data breach, although the actual number of customers affected was not much higher than originally reported, the bank said Wednesday.

Lenders repossessed fewer homes in May

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of U.S. homeowners who were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments fell in May to the lowest level since 2006, the result of a slowing housing market and lingering delays in banks' foreclosure process.

US factory output rose in May after April decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories produced more goods in May, rebounding after supply disruptions stemming from the Japan crises and tornadoes in the South cut their output for the first time in 10 months.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama report on Libya not ending lawmakers' anger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is vigorously defending President Barack Obama's right to keep the U.S. military engaged in Libya without seeking congressional approval, a move that appears to have done little to soothe anger among Republican lawmakers and anti-war Democrats over the president's consultations with Congress during the nearly three month-long campaign.

Pakistan arrests after fatal raid roil relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan has arrested informants who helped the U.S. zero in on Osama bin Laden, U.S. and Pakistani sources said Wednesday in the latest damaging repercussion from the fatal raid that angered and embarrassed Pakistanis as much as it thrilled Americans.

Democrats beat back further cuts to food aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have beaten back efforts by their conservative colleagues to deepen already-stringent cuts to domestic and foreign food aid — and even breastfeeding assistance — in an annual spending bill.

Biden-led budget talks face daunting odds

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the optimistic talk, negotiators seeking a deal for lifting a lid on how much money the government can borrow are learning how difficult it is to cut deficits by $2 trillion over the next decade or so.

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