FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.
The airline is getting a huge lift from cheaper fuel — savings could top $5 billion this year — and travel demand that shows no sign of weakening. CEO Doug Parker says 2015 is shaping up as another strong year.
4. Events - Friday, January 23, 2015
Financial Fitness Friday. Regions Bank is offering free financial reviews. Meet the financial team at any of Middle Tennessee’s 88 offices and learn more about getting financially fit in 2014. Experts will be available to discuss anything from budgeting, buying a home or car, managing debt, savings and much more. This year’s program also serves as the launch of a video series outlining financial “workouts of the week” on topics including planning, savings, tax preparation and retirement. Information: www.regions.com/advice.rf.5. Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon - Friday, January 16, 2015
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full.
Instead, the airlines will use their windfall to pay down debt and reward shareholders.6. UAW ‘considers itself a partner’ with GM - Friday, January 16, 2015
General Motors’ Spring Hill plant is firmly entrenched with the United Auto Workers.
In fact, it might not have retooled and started assembling vehicles again without the union’s efforts.7. GOP leader says Tennessee lawmakers will approve VW incentives - Friday, January 09, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — A top Republican in the Tennessee General Assembly expects his colleagues to approve the state share of a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen despite misgivings over a "secret deal" for the United Auto Workers union at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga.8. MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag - Friday, January 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — MetLife is challenging its U.S. designation as a company that is "too big to fail," a tag given to corporations that the government believes could pose a risk to the economy in the event of a collapse.9. TV makers design for streaming video to stay relevant - Friday, January 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.10. LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost - Friday, January 02, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.11. Top November 2014 commercial real estate transactions - Friday, January 02, 2015
Top November 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.12. Howard appointed dean of Belmont’s Curb College - Friday, January 02, 2015
Belmont University has appointed Doug Howard, founder of Vandermont Music Group and former senior vice president of A&R for Lyric Street Records/Walt Disney Company, to the position of dean for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.13. US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles - Friday, December 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.
And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet parts.14. INSBANK’s Gupton returns as senior VP, COO - Friday, December 19, 2014
Green Hills-based INSBANK has named Scott Gupton as its senior vice president and chief operating officer. Gupton, who has nearly two decades of banking experience, will oversee INSBANK’s operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and corporate and regulatory reporting.15. 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.16. 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.
17. 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.18. 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.19. 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.20. Hanto will lead pediatric liver transplant program - Friday, December 05, 2014
Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, will work with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.21. VW policy for Chattanooga plant sets off labor scramble - Friday, November 21, 2014
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.22. US services firms grow more slowly, but hiring up - Friday, October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded more slowly in October, but the pace of growth was still healthy. Hiring also rose to the fastest pace in more than nine years.
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index dropped to 57.1 in October, down from 58.6 in September. That was the second straight drop after the index had risen steadily since February to 59.6 in August, the highest in eight years. Any reading over 50 indicates expansion.23. Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move - Friday, October 31, 2014
LONDON (AP) — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already volatile market but will likely give the world economy an unexpected stimulus.24. Skip check-in; latest hotel room key is your phone - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels don't want guests to have to linger at the front desk — or even stop by at all.
New programs are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.25. TSU’s Honors Director to lead national group - Friday, October 24, 2014
Dr. Coreen Jackson, the director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program, has been appointed President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs.
Jackson, who served as the vice president of the NAAHP since October 2013, was appointed president at the organization’s annual convention in Jackson, Mississippi.26. 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].27. US stocks end dramatic week with rally - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.
It was the latest large move for a market which, with a few exceptions, has been on a mostly downward track since last month. Stocks have had four weeks of declines, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index 6 percent below the record high from Sept. 18.
28. 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.
29. US stocks stabilize after a three-day sell-off - Friday, October 10, 2014
A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound in U.S. indexes Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two years.
The decline in oil prices followed forecasts for weaker global demand this year and next, a sign of slowing economic growth. Chevron fell 2 percent, helping to drag down the Dow Jones industrial average in the waning moments of trading.
30. 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.
31. 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.32. Geithner grilled in court over AIG bailout - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue.33. Paulson: AIG bailout designed to be punishment - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday.34. Finalists are announced for entrepreneur awards - Friday, September 19, 2014
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have announced the finalists for the fourth annual NEXT Awards. These awards recognize excellence in business and entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee.35. Capella Healthcare hires 2 to leadership posts - Friday, September 12, 2014
Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH, as executive vice president and chief medical officer.
In addition, Richard W. Brasher, CPCU, ARM, has been named vice president of risk management.36. North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid - Friday, August 29, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.37. Social media pushes back at militant propaganda - Friday, August 15, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.38. Diversified Trust expands Nashville leadership team - Friday, August 08, 2014
Diversified Trust, an employee-owned, southeast-based comprehensive wealth management firm that manages more than $5 billion in client assets, has announced the hiring of three senior professionals in its Nashville office: Adam Dretler, senior vice president, Lamar Stanley, vice president, Katie Williams, vice president39. Health Care Council announces new board - Friday, August 01, 2014
William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.
William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.40. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014
Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.41. Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees - Friday, July 25, 2014
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.42. Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank earned $2 billion in the second quarter after payments to preferred shareholders, compared with $3.6 billion in the same period a year earlier, a decline of 43 percent.
43. US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings - Friday, July 11, 2014
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to recover fully, but raised the possibility the central bank could raise its key short-term interest rate sooner than currently projected.
44. Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard - Friday, July 11, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.45. US stocks drift as investors digest earnings - Friday, July 11, 2014
Stocks were little changed in early trading Tuesday as investors sized up corporate earnings and new government data showing that retail sales inched up last month. Earnings from JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs trumped Wall Street's expectations. Tobacco companies fell as investors got a look at the details of Reynolds American's takeover of rival Lorillard.46. Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks - Friday, July 11, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. on Friday said they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.47. Events - Friday, July 04, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network, Thursday, July 10: Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. 6 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd., STE 200, Nashville.48. Urgent Team appoints chief financial officer - Friday, July 04, 2014
Urgent Team, an independent operators of urgent care centers in the Southeast, has named Michael Mauldin as the new chief financial officer.
Most recently, Mauldin was chairman and CEO of Specialty Care, a global provider of specialized outsourced clinical services to hospital surgical suites. Previously he served as: CFO for DSI, a leading dialysis provider, CFO for MedTel International, a multi-national provider of diagnostic imaging, senior VP of operations finance for Renal Care Group, a dialysis company, and CFO for Saint Thomas Hospital.49. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Top May 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.50. Oil fluctuates as traders eye Iraq, US output - Friday, June 20, 2014
The price of crude oil fluctuated on Wednesday as investors monitored the turmoil in Iraq and weighed a report claiming U.S. export controls would be loosened.
Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose 38 cents to $106.41 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract dropped 14 cents to settle on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, dropped 65 cents to $113.80 a barrel in London.51. Oil prices slip as US deploys small force to Iraq - Friday, June 13, 2014
The price of oil eased slightly Tuesday after the U.S. said it was deploying a small group of troops to Iraq, which helped soothe fears somewhat over the prospect of disruption to crude supplies.
By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S crude for July delivery was down 18 cents to $106.72 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international oils, was up 12 cents to $113.06 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.52. Perry named partner in health care practice - Friday, June 13, 2014
John M. Perry, Jr. has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a partner in the Health Care Practice Group. Perry had been working from the firm’s Birmingham office since rejoining the firm in January 2014. He began his legal career in the Birmingham office as an associate in 1997.53. Events - Friday, June 06, 2014
School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:54. US business leaders assess Cuba business climate - Friday, May 23, 2014
HAVANA (AP) — The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce toured an auto repair cooperative and talked with newly minted private entrepreneurs Wednesday as part of the first American trade mission of its kind to Cuba in 15 years.55. Events - Friday, May 30, 2014
Nashville Symphony Summer Concerts. An annual summer tradition that embodies the organization’s mission of bringing outstanding music to audiences of every age and background throughout Middle Tennessee. Featured composers include Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and more. All performances are free of charge (except where noted) and will be conducted by Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran. Tonight: East Park, 8 p.m. Additional dates and locations for the 2014 series are:56. Waller hires Ribeiro to lead health care department - Friday, May 23, 2014
Waller has named Morgan Ribeiro executive director of the firm’s health care department. In this newly-created position, Ribeiro will work directly with Waller’s Healthcare Steering Committee to lead in the development and implementation of the department’s strategy and client development activities.57. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for April 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014
Top April 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.58. Events - Friday, May 09, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors, and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Today, 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunities include:59. Events - Friday, May 02, 2014
Momentum in Bellevue. Matt Wiltshire, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, is the featured speaker and will discuss opportunities that lie ahead. 7 p.m., CrossPoint Church, 7675 Memphis-Bristol Hwy, Hwy. 70.60. American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules - Friday, April 04, 2014
DALLAS (AP) — If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase.
American and US Airways announced changes Tuesday to their policies on checked-bag fees and redeeming miles for free flights.61. Events - Friday, March 28, 2014
Benefits of Captive Companies in Tennessee. Join Baker Donelson for a special luncheon featuring Michael A. Corbett and Julie McPeak, who will talk about the cost, investment, advantages and upkeep of a captive. Hosted by insurance regulatory attorneys David Broemel and Lee Harrell. Tax attorney Scott Smith also will be on hand to answer any questions about federal and state tax issues and planning opportunities involving captive insurance companies. Today, 11:30 a.m., lunch and registration. Noon-1 p.m., program. Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization - Friday, February 28, 2014
Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.63. Battle of Franklin Trust selects Jacobson as CEO - Friday, February 21, 2014
The Battle of Franklin Trust has appointed longtime employee Eric A. Jacobson as its chief executive officer.
Jacobson, previously the Trust’s chief operating officer, has been with the organization since 2006. He oversees operations of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation and is a renowned Civil War historian, preservationist and author.64. Bass, Berry & Sims names new leadership - Friday, February 14, 2014
W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. has been elected to serve on the executive committee of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
Phillips serves as chair of the firm’s Securities & Shareholder Litigation Group, and his practice focuses on class action defense, derivative actions and other complex business litigation. Phillips has, for the past three years, served as chair of the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Committee.65. LGBT travelers offer Middle Tennessee a lucrative demographic - Friday, February 14, 2014
The secret’s out. Nashville’s a magnet for all who love music, sports, great food and, of course, the ABC hit musical drama that shares the city’s name.
Less known is Music City’s potential to draw even more of a coveted niche group of visitors – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers.66. Gambling industry fights itself on Internet gambling - Friday, February 07, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.
The latest evidence of the split came Monday as the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling launched the first commercial in a six-figure campaign warning of the dangers of legalized Internet gambling. The coalition is emphasizing the possibility that criminals and terrorists may use online gambling to launder money.67. Events - Friday, February 07, 2014
People’s Law School. A free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes are 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St., and at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx.68. Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states cheered, but the report further rankled environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama.69. Bernanke legacy: Final chapter yet to be written - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ben Bernanke puts on his coat and leaves his office Friday, he will close the door on a precedent-breaking eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Bernanke has said he plans to stay in Washington to write books and give speeches. Liberated from the constraints of the Fed, he'll have more time for his favorite pastime, reading.70. New CEO named at TriStar StoneCrest - Friday, January 31, 2014
Louis F. Caputo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Murfreesboro.71. Wage hike for federal contract workers limited - Friday, January 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.72. On charm offensive, Iran leader sets lofty goals - Friday, January 17, 2014
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In a charm offensive to the global political and business elite, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set lofty ambitions for his country, including becoming one of the world's top 10 economies.73. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for 2013 - Friday, January 24, 2014
Top 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.74. Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections - Friday, January 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."75. GNAR names Springer chief executive officer - Friday, January 17, 2014
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors has appointed Jarron Springer, current president of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association, as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1.76. Corizon selects Johnson as chief medical officer - Friday, January 10, 2014
Corizon, a provider of correctional health care solutions, has appointed Calvin B. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., as its new chief medical officer.77. Stone is elected president of Realtors group - Friday, December 20, 2013
Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.78. Songwriting guild connects Irish, US artists - Friday, December 20, 2013
Nick Nichols’ story – familiar to any Nashville songwriter, waiter, construction worker, masseuse or bellhop – may be taking a turn for success thanks to the quixotic Internet song-plugging mission of an Irishman who lives in Spain.79. Airlines forecast profits to jump to record high - Friday, December 06, 2013
GENEVA (AP) — The global airline industry expects its profits to jump to a record high next year, helped by falling jet fuel prices, rising travel demand and cost-cutting.
The International Air Transport Association said Thursday it forecasts a profit of $19.7 billion — well above the $12.9 billion expected this year and the $7.4 billion made in 2012.80. TSU president joins Pinnacle Financial board - Friday, December 06, 2013
Pinnacle Financial Partners has added Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, to its board.
She joins 12 other business and community leaders who serve as Pinnacle directors.81. Saint Thomas names Elliott to leadership post - Friday, November 15, 2013
Saint Thomas Health has named Jennifer Elliott, RN, vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.82. Govt in agreement to allow American merger - Friday, November 08, 2013
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways reached a deal with the government that lets the two form the world's biggest airline and opens up more room at key U.S. airports for low-cost carriers.83. Centerstone names Slusser director of advancement - Friday, November 01, 2013
Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, has promoted Jeney Slusser to director of advancement in Tennessee.84. Hunt to lead Nashville Public Education Foundation - Friday, September 13, 2013
The Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced Shannon Hunt as the group’s new president.
Foundation leaders said her appointment is an important part of a broader effort to marshal large-scale private-sector support for improving Nashville’s public school system. The foundation provides support for schools by helping raise private funds to match specific needs and building strategic partnerships.85. Baker Donelson hires attorneys for two groups - Friday, September 06, 2013
Baker Donelson has hired Klint Alexander for the firm’s Global Business Team, which concentrates on global trade and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and general business law, and David Sawrie for its Intellectual Property Group.86. Events - Friday, August 09, 2013
Third Thursday Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings. Baker Donelson shareholder Ken Weber will present a strategic look at new areas of liability created by new technologies, generational differences among employees, economic trends and food for thought based on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision affirming the use of mandatory arbitration agreements to defeat class actions. The program and breakfast are complimentary, but advance registration is requested (email@example.com). Today, 8 a.m., 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center.87. Former GM exec sees Toyota role as sign of change - Friday, July 19, 2013
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Mark Hogan, a former General Motors Co. executive tapped to join the Toyota board, sees his appointment as a sign of change at the Japanese automaker and hopes he'll play a role in the company becoming less insular and quicker in decision making.88. Political indecision weighs on economic forecasts - Friday, July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians and economists are straining to get a clearer view of what the economy will look like a year from now, when midterm political campaigns are heating up. Republicans see the glass as half-empty; Democrats view it as half-full. And the economists aren't sure.89. US Airways shareholders approve American merger - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — US Airways shareholders overwhelmingly approved a proposed merger with American Airlines, bringing the companies closer to creating the world's biggest airline.
The main hurdle now is a review by antitrust regulators at the U.S. Department of Justice. Concerns have been raised about the merger's impact on airfares, and the combined airline's potential dominance at Washington's Reagan National Airport.
90. Late to the Chinese market, Ford aims to catch up - Friday, July 05, 2013
CHONGQING, China (AP) — Dave Schoch has one of the toughest jobs at Ford Motor Co.: catching the competition in the world's biggest car market.91. Hatch master printer earns industry honor - Friday, July 05, 2013
The American Advertising Federation’s Nashville chapter will recognize Jim Sherraden, master printer at Hatch Show Print, as the recipient of the 2013 Silver Medal, the organization’s highest individual recognition.92. A showcase for rural America - Friday, July 05, 2013
RFD-TV bills itself as “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” and there was a time when provincial Music City would have been its core audience.
Today, Nashville has an urbane, glitzy, polished image. It’s the city of pop-country divas Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, the home of business headquarters with global reputations, and sprawling, non-stop construction featuring a new, state-of-the-art convention center downtown.93. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2013 - Friday, June 21, 2013
Top May 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.94. Legal immigration - Friday, June 21, 2013
During the Great Recession, law firms pressed the pause button on hiring. But as the economy recovers, the market for attorneys is following suit.
Local law firms are in expansion mode and, as Nashville’s star rises nationally, outside law firms – and some lawyers who left for greener pastures – are looking to move into Music City.95. US proposes labeling some nonbanks threats - Friday, May 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed that a group of firms that aren't banks be deemed potential threats to the financial system that need stricter government oversight.
Big insurers American International Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc., and General Electric Co.'s finance arm GE Capital, said they are among the firms. The near-collapse of AIG in 2008 helped trigger the financial crisis and it received a $182 billion federal bailout that it has since repaid.96. Top Midstate Commercial real estate transactions for April 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013
Top April 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.97. Oil down to near $93 on Chinese recovery concerns - Friday, May 17, 2013
(AP) The price of oil fell to near $93 a barrel on Thursday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in China falling to its lowest level in seven months, a sign that the recovery in the world's No. 2 economy is fading.98. INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration - Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there's a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it's more sinister: The push by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.99. Saint Thomas names Wood to top HR post - Friday, May 17, 2013
Marvin ‘Bud’ Wood has assumed the role of chief human resources officer for Saint Thomas Health’s nine-hospital network.
As former senior director of human resources for Community Health Systems in Franklin. Wood brings 25 years of human resources experience to his new role.100. Russians attempt to topple Google in Vietnam - Friday, May 10, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's booming Internet scene is littered with failed startups that tried to take on Google and other entrenched U.S web companies. That's not deterring a newly launched Russian-Vietnamese outfit which believes it can unseat the American search engine in this fast-growing Asian market and also contend with a jittery, authoritarian government seeking to clamp down on freedom of expression online.