DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year.
3. New Legacy retains low price, best fuel economy - Friday, December 19, 2014
Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America’s all-wheel drive sedans.
Traction-improving all-wheel drive comes standard on the mid-size Legacy, which has a starting retail price of $22,490.4. Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia - Friday, December 12, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify Russia's gas-dependent economy.5. N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails and other company materials.
6. Top theater chains cancel 'The Interview' showings - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.7. Analysis: After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba - Friday, December 12, 2014
MEXICO CITY (AP) — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments.
The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations came with the release of American Alan Gross and an unnamed US intelligence agent, and the freeing of three jailed Cuban agents. The longtime enemies announced they would move toward full diplomatic relations, and Washington said it would ease economic and travel restrictions.
8. US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.9. Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.
Stocks rose from the open on Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing after their big slump in recent months. The market's gains were extended after Fed policymakers released a statement following the end of its most recent policy meeting.
10. NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.11. Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue.12. Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.13. Why oil is down by half, what it means for you - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.14. Why rift on derivatives is blocking US budget bill - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of the impasse in Congress over a must-pass spending bill is a provision involving the sorts of high-risk investments that ignited the 2008 financial crisis.
The dispute occurred after Republicans inserted into the bill a provision to relax the regulation of investments known as derivatives. Democrats, led by their House leader, Nancy Pelosi, have demanded that the provision be removed. They argue that it would let big banks gamble with depositors' federally insured money and could make it likelier that banks, if undone by their risky bets, would need another taxpayer bailout.15. Top FedEx exec to give TSU commencement address - Friday, December 05, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A nationally recognized FedEx executive will give the commencement address at Tennessee State University on Saturday.
Shannon A. Brown worked his way up from a package handler to become senior vice president/chief human resources and diversity officer at the Memphis, Tennessee-based shipping giant.16. ‘Mr. Charlie’ makes welcome visit to Bonas - Friday, December 12, 2014
I’m hoping all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. I’m always thankful that our families can still get together and visit for extended times. Work, school, and the stress of the day-to-day stuff goes away for a while, and we just enjoy each other. That’s something to be thankful for.17. Debonair detective good role model for new year - Friday, December 12, 2014
My early New Year’s resolution is to be more like Christopher Foyle. Demeanor-wise and wisdom-wise. No, I won’t be wearing a vest.
“Foyle’s War” is a British detective series created by Anthony Horowitz. As World War II rages, Inspector Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen) investigates crimes from his headquarters in Hastings, England. He never raises his voice. He’s never puzzled by an inconsistency. Obvious lies from the devious don’t faze him one bit.18. Air fares seen dipping thanks to oil slump - Friday, December 05, 2014
GENEVA (AP) — Flying could get cheaper next year as airlines say they will finally start passing on some of the savings made on plummeting oil prices.
Carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and taxes.19. Liberals and conservatives gripe about $1.1T bill - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exposed to the light of day, a year-end, $1.1 trillion spending bill drew vociferous objections from liberals and milder criticism from conservatives on Wednesday while lawmakers readied a brief, stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown both parties vowed to avoid.20. Hogan named YLC’s Leader of the Year - Friday, December 12, 2014
Dan Hogan, president and CEO of Medalogix, has been named the 2014 Young Leader of the Year by Young Leaders Council, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that has trained more than 2,000 men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit agencies.21. Ernest Tubb Record Shop: Where the stars really shop on Lower Broadway - Friday, December 12, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.22. Haslam questions UAW process at Volkswagen - Friday, December 05, 2014
FRANKLIN (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, a longtime critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to organize foreign automakers in the South, on Tuesday questioned the process by which the union qualified under a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.23. Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register - Friday, December 05, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a priority for deportation in the future.
Obama heard from several participants in an hourlong town hall at an immigrant community center that they are fearful to give their information to the government. One young woman asked Obama what would happen to them if the next president ends the program.24. Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushions - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.
The proposed requirements are aimed at lessening the chances of future taxpayer bailouts of troubled banks, while also encouraging the behemoths to shrink so they pose less of a risk to the financial system.25. Nissan recalls 470K vehicles for fuel leak problem - Friday, December 05, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.
In the U.S., the recall covers about 134,000 vehicles with direct fuel injection engines. That includes Nissan's Juke SUV from the 2012 through 2014 model years, and the Infiniti M56 and QX56 from 2012 and 2013. Also affected are Infiniti QX70 and QX80 SUVs from 2014 and 2015.26. Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama - Friday, December 05, 2014
GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.27. Notre Dame to face No. 22 LSU in Music City - Friday, December 05, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Notre Dame will try to end its late-season slide when it faces No. 22 LSU on Dec. 30 in the Music City Bowl.
Notre Dame (7-5) looked like a College Football Playoff contender earlier this year when it won its first six games. But it closed the regular season on a four-game skid as injuries decimated its defense.28. Automaker seeks $118M tax break for 4-mile move - Friday, December 05, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Subaru of America says it is applying for $118 million in state tax credits from New Jersey to move its headquarters about four miles.
The plan announced Friday would keep the company in New Jersey, and move it from suburban Cherry Hill to Camden, one of the nation's most impoverished cities.29. US trade deficit drops as oil imports hit 5-year low - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.
The deficit edged down 0.4 percent to $43.4 billion, a drop from a revised $43.6 billion in September, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
30. Stocks rise after hiring surge; Dow misses 18,000 - Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark.
The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent.
31. CR-V is America’s most fuel-efficient SUV - Friday, December 05, 2014
America’s best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V, is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.
The upgrades include a new four-cylinder engine and transmission combination that helps keep the CR-V tops in U.S. SUV gasoline mileage.32. Events - Friday, December 05, 2014
Community-based Arts Workshop. Join Metro Arts for a workshop exploring community-based arts processes and methods for ensuring authentic community engagement and participation. Instructor and community artist Abby Whisenant will cover best practices for engaging your intended audience, producing work that benefits the community, sharing the story and communicating the results. The workshop is free and open to applicants interested in applying for THRIVE funding. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville. Information: http://www.nashville.gov/Arts-Commission.aspx.33. Advocates urge swift Senate vote on disability aid - Friday, November 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts to pay for long-term expenses are urging a swift vote in the Senate after the House overwhelmingly passed the bill.34. Honda to expand air bag recall nationwide - Friday, November 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver's side air bags to all 50 states.
The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment.35. Underwood joins country artists with fashion line - Friday, November 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Carrie Underwood donned more than 10 different dresses for this year's CMA Awards, but when it's time to get to sweaty in the gym, the country star was at a loss for what to wear.36. Financial tips for same-sex couples - Friday, November 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.37. US agency threatens to act against air bag maker - Friday, November 28, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.38. Diet-busting dishes and history in Baltimore - Friday, November 28, 2014
Hubby and I always attend the American Court and Commercial Newspaper Conferences, and they’re usually held in interesting cities we’ve never been to before. This year it was Savannah, and last year Baltimore.39. Labor, land shortage means rising Middle Tennessee home prices - Friday, November 28, 2014
A shortage of ready-to-build lots and skilled tradespersons – plus caution among builders – mean fewer homes will be built and home prices will rise, those in the industry are saying.
“Although we’re not back to the same permit level we once were, we’re seeing a lack of skilled labor in the workplace,” says Nashville homebuilder David Luecke.40. Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses - Friday, November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.41. Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be prepared for stress - Friday, November 21, 2014
Do you plan on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? You’re not alone. Airlines for America has projected 24.6 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period.42. Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road - Friday, November 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year.43. Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years to help them compete with counterparts in countries who already use technology to help them learn.44. Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.45. Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone.46. Ford recalls Fusions for ignition key problem - Friday, November 14, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.
The recall covers certain Fusions, including gas-electric hybrids, from the 2014 and 2015 model years. Ford traced the problem to a computer program in the instrument cluster. Keys can be removed 30 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off if the cars are left in gear. That violates U.S. safety regulations and increases the risk of cars rolling away unexpectedly.47. Time to vote on Keystone: Yes or no on pipeline - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to a razor-thin vote, Sen. Mary Landrieu beseeched fellow Democrats on Tuesday to provide the support necessary to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute and her own uphill struggle for a new term from Louisiana.48. Court to consider when second mortgage can be void - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether homeowners who declare bankruptcy can void a second mortgage if the home's market value has dropped below the amount they owe on the first mortgage.49. Morgan Stanley pushed murky China stock to market - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley helped a Chinese company, Tianhe Chemicals, sell $654 million in stock in a June public offering. But The Associated Press identified significant discrepancies in publicly accessible financial records and statements Tianhe made to investors.50. US market indexes drift; Energy sector recovers - Friday, November 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending mostly mixed, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a record close.
Energy stocks rose broadly Friday after the price of crude oil turned higher after weeks of declines.
51. GM: Parts ready to fix SUVs that can catch fire - Friday, November 07, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
The company, in documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators, said it will start notifying customers this week that they can take their SUVs to dealers, who will replace faulty power window switches.52. Bovender inducted into Business Hall of Fame - Friday, November 14, 2014
More than 400 business leaders gathered at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel last week to induct Jack Bovender, Jr., retired Chairman of HCA., into the Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame recognizes the city’s outstanding contributors to business and philanthropy and benefits Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee students.53. Top Davidson County lenders for October 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
A look at Davidson County’s top lenders based on total number of all loans, commercial and residential.
Only loans that have the actual Lender name listed on the trust deed filing are included.54. Global banks fined billions for rigging market - Friday, November 07, 2014
LONDON (AP) — Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.55. Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality - Friday, November 07, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.56. Military members get slew of Veterans Day freebies - Friday, November 07, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterans Day is not only a time to honor those who have served in the military: For American businesses, it's also a time to back up that appreciation with a freebie.
A slew of locally owned businesses and national chains are offering up something free Tuesday to anyone who has served in the military — a trend that has been growing since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.57. Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.58. Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.
The atypical flavors and new ingredients are part of a menu overhaul set to be announced Monday and hit stores Nov. 19. Executives are hoping the revamp — which includes an updated logo and more relaxed uniforms for workers — will be the trick that finally jumpstarts sales.59. Analysts: How GOP Congress could boost US economy - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters made clear Tuesday that they're worried about the economy, despite steady job gains, a robust stock market and faster economic growth this year.
So what can — and should — the now-dominant Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama do together to benefit more Americans?60. Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving - Friday, November 07, 2014
DALLAS (AP) — If you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year.
U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year.
61. Postal Service adds Sunday delivery for holidays - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will deliver packages on Sundays in major cities and high volume areas during the holiday season.
Seven-day delivery will run from Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to anticipated growing demands.62. Daschle, Baker Donelson form advisory group - Friday, November 07, 2014
Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and law and government affairs firm Baker Donelson announced today the formation of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson.63. Events - Friday, November 07, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network. Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. Today, 6 p.m. at the REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org. Upcoming events:64. Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving - Friday, October 31, 2014
If you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect planes and airports to be even more crowded this year.
U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year.
65. Nissan pledges further expansion of Mississippi plant - Friday, October 31, 2014
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.66. OPEC shaken by Saudi price move - Friday, October 31, 2014
VIENNA (AP) — Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. this week, a move that casts doubts on the cartel's credibility and its ability to find a common plan to stabilize the slumping energy market.67. Chrysler 3Q earnings up 32 pct. on rising sales - Friday, October 31, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group's third-quarter net profit rose 32 percent as worldwide sales continued to climb, helping the U.S. company prop up its ailing parent.
Chrysler made $611 million in the July-through-September quarter, compared with $464 million a year ago. Revenue rose nearly 18 percent to $20.7 billion.68. Who will own country music's biggest night? - Friday, October 31, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - When Dierks Bentley readied the release of his seventh album earlier this year, he led with the single "Bourbon in Kentucky."
But he quickly had to switch up his plans.
"I had to pull it because it was too heavy, too dark," he said in a recent interview. "It wasn't working in the radio world."69. Toyota raises forecast on profit jump, weak yen - Friday, October 31, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota raised its annual earnings forecast after posting a 23 percent jump in quarterly profit Wednesday as a favorable exchange rate added to the momentum of the Japanese automaker's sales growth.70. US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks returned to record levels on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy stocks. The stock market also gained after the completion of midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.71. Ford issues 5 recalls covering 202,000 vehicles - Friday, October 31, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 cars, vans and trucks in North America in five separate recalls to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues.
The company says the problems have caused one accident, but it's not aware of injuries in any of the cases.
72. Nissan's quarterly profit jumps on sales, yen perk - Friday, October 31, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit jumped nearly 15 percent to a better-than-expected 124.9 billion yen ($1.1 billion) as vehicle sales improved in almost all regions.
The Japanese automaker, behind the Leaf electric car, Altima compact and Infiniti luxury brand, stuck to its profit forecast for the full fiscal year through March 2015 at 405 billion yen ($3.6 billion).73. World Trade Center reopens for business - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.74. Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year. And it's not just costs that are pushing up prices. A growing sweet tooth around the world means more demand for chocolate.75. Events - Friday, October 31, 2014
NashvilleNext Neighborhoods Meeting. NashvilleNext is bringing together members of the community to discuss how the 25-year master plan for Nashville will affect their neighborhoods. The third of those meetings will be held today at Hillwood High School (400 Davidson Road, 37205), 6 p.m. In the most recent phase of the planning process, Nashvillians were asked to pick between three “Futures” that would guide decisions on zone changes, subdivisions and important infrastructure needs across the county. The leading choice, Centers with Infill, emphasizes increased transit to highly developed activity centers and the facilities to support them. At the neighborhood meetings, NashvilleNext planners will explain how this choice relates to each neighborhood, and participants will provide feedback on how they would like to see the citywide plan adopted into each of the existing 14 community plans. NashvilleNext will be implemented primarily through the community plans, and discussion of additional details began Oct. 30. Additional meetings are scheduled for:76. As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:
The Janet Yellen era.
Officially, Yellen has been Fed chair since February. But the phase-out of the bond-buying stimulus program Yellen inherited from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, truly marks her inauguration. She can now begin to fully stamp her influence on the central bank.77. Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari - Friday, October 24, 2014
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.78. Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and to help boost unusually low inflation. As expected, it's also ending a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.79. Vanderbilt gets $1.8 million grant - Friday, October 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Vanderbilt University has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand collaborations in research, teaching and public engagement in Tennessee and around the world.80. Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM - Friday, October 24, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year.81. University of Memphis weighing minimum wage - Friday, October 24, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) — The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.
University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.82. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company - Friday, October 24, 2014
First Tennessee bank parent acquires company
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.
First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( the deal is subject to approval by regulators and TrustAtlantic's shareholders.83. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company - Friday, October 17, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.
First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday.84. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America - Friday, October 24, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.85. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America - Friday, October 17, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.86. US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar, 3M and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.87. Embracing immigrants with open arms - Friday, October 24, 2014
Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.
“Immigration is obviously a sensitive issue and people get passionate about it, but I think Nashville has benefited a great deal from the fact that it’s become more diverse, benefitted a great deal from the influx of new immigrants, and I think that our rise to prominence and our increased prosperity, is actually linked to that,’’ says Mayor Karl Dean, who recently created the Mayor’s Office for New Americans [MONA].88. Coke profit, revenue fall on flat soda market - Friday, October 17, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola reported a lower profit and revenue in the third quarter as global soda volume remained flat.
The world's biggest beverage maker announced a new plan that it said will reduce costs by $3 billion a year by 2019. For this year, the company said it expects earnings per share to miss its long-term target of high-single-digit growth.89. Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.90. US stands strong despite fear over global slowdown - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear.
The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points since Oct. 8, largely over worries about another recession in Europe, a slowdown in China and world-spanning crises that include the Ebola outbreak and the rise of the Islamic State.91. VW edges GM to hold 2nd place in global sales race - Friday, October 10, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.92. Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations - Friday, October 17, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
But ask others about her and they’ll talk about an exceptional ability to lead, build trust and forge relationships with a diverse range of people, and, above all, her will to win.93. Bank of America earnings slump on legal settlement - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, said Wednesday that its earnings slumped in the third quarter after it agreed to a settlement with the government over its sale of mortgage-backed securities.94. US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.95. Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay hike - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.
The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well below the Fed's target rate. Such fear has led some analysts to suggest that the Fed might wait until deep into next year to start raising interest rates — and then raise them more gradually than expected.
96. Citigroup to exit 11 markets in restructuring - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup said Tuesday that it will bow out of the retail banking business in 11 markets as part of its ongoing effort to restructure and slim down since the financial crisis.97. Fiat Chrysler shares close down in 1st day on NYSE - Friday, October 10, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bounced between negative and positive Monday after making their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
The newly merged company's stock, traded under the symbol FCAU, opened at $9 and rose quickly to $9.55 before falling much of the day. The stock closed at $8.92 as the Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points in a late slide.
98. US indexes slide; Airlines, energy stocks drop - Friday, October 10, 2014
The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.
Airlines, energy and materials stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its biggest weekly decline in more than two years.
99. Top finance officials hope to boost growth - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's largest economies are being urged to prevent the global economy from falling into a "new mediocre" in which growth remains stuck at subpar levels for years to come, trapping millions of people on unemployment rolls.100. Bernanke says he was reluctant on AIG bailout - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the bailout loan to the company was needed to avert a shock to the financial system.