NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has approved Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant.
Buying Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will turn Charter Communications, a mid-size cable company, into the country's No. 2 home Internet provider, after Comcast. The new Charter will be No. 3 in video, trailing Comcast and AT&T, which bought DirecTV last year.
8. Companies eye partnership deals to counter low growth - Friday, April 22, 2016
LONDON (AP) — With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday.9. US stocks slip as energy companies fall with oil prices - Friday, April 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in quiet trading Monday as energy companies dropped with the price of oil. Metals and chemicals companies also fell. Company earnings remain weak, and Xerox and drugmaker Perrigo tumbled after reporting disappointing results and cutting their forecasts for the year.10. EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe - Friday, April 15, 2016
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products.11. Microsoft suit is latest tech clash with US over privacy - Friday, April 15, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As we live more of our lives online, the companies we trust with our digital secrets are increasingly clashing with authorities who want access to the messages, pictures, financial records and other data we accumulate in electronic form.12. Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video - Friday, April 01, 2016
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to widen the audience watching live video on its social network.
The shift announced Wednesday is part of Facebook's effort to turn its live video feature into a marquee attraction as more people use their smartphones to record and share snippets of their lives.13. Affordable Model 3 is Tesla's biggest test yet - Friday, April 01, 2016
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — It's the car thousands of people were waiting for: Tesla Motors' new, lower-priced Model 3 sedan.
Tesla unveiled the Model 3 on Thursday night at its Los Angeles design studio. It doesn't go on sale until late 2017, but in the first 24 hours that order banks were open, Tesla said it had more than 115,000 reservations. Long lines at Tesla stores, reminiscent of the crowds at Apple stores for early models of the iPhone, were reported from Hong Kong to Austin, Texas, to Washington, D.C. Buyers put down a $1,000 deposit to reserve the car.14. Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help - Friday, March 25, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack. Apple, meanwhile, remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product.15. Another gain for US stocks, led by banks and tech companies - Friday, March 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as technology companies traded higher for the second day in a row and consumer companies gained steam as cruise lines rose. The beleaguered financial sector recovered some of its losses from earlier this year.16. SoundCloud expands into mainstream with paid streaming plan - Friday, March 25, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue.
Since its launch in 2007, the Berlin-based online music service has allowed pretty much any audio to be uploaded to its cloud — from Kanye West outtakes to teenagers singing over canned music. It has slowly introduced tools to earn revenue, introducing paid services for artists in 2008 and ad revenue sharing for invited musicians in 2014.
17. Reassurances from Fed on interest rates send stocks higher - Friday, March 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed at their highest level of the year Tuesday as investors welcomed the latest signal from the Federal Reserve that it will move slowly to raise interest rates. Big names including Apple and Microsoft led technology stocks higher as the market made its biggest gain in two weeks.18. Apple vs. FBI: What Happened? - Friday, March 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's legal standoff with the FBI ended Monday, but experts say the issues behind it will come up again, as more tech companies take measures to guard their customers' messages, photos, business records and other files.19. US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger - Friday, March 25, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. ended unexpectedly after the FBI said it used a mysterious method without Apple's help to hack into a California mass shooter's iPhone.20. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for February 2016 - Friday, March 25, 2016
Top residential real estate sales, February 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.21. How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple's help - Friday, March 18, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
That changed Monday when the Justice Department said an "outside party" recently showed the FBI a different way to access the data on the phone used by Syed Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in the Dec. 2 attack.22. FBI: Attacker's phone possibly accessible without Apple help - Friday, March 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The government has been adamant for weeks: FBI investigators need to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, and Apple Inc. was the only one that could do it.23. Apple releases small new iPhone, iPad for business use - Friday, March 18, 2016
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges.24. Stocks end modestly higher after Fed holds rates steady - Friday, March 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and forecast it will raise rates more gradually than it had envisioned late last year.
The market had been lower before the Fed released its statement, which highlighted strength in hiring and housing, but weakness in exports and concerns over slower global economic growth. The Fed now expects to raise interest rates two times this year instead of four.
25. US stocks end mixed, lower, amid drug company rout - Friday, March 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mixed and mostly lower Tuesday, led by a steep decline in drug company shares as investors worried it will become harder for the companies to raise prices. Materials companies fell along with the price of precious metals.26. US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case - Friday, March 11, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing as part of the Justice Department's ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.27. European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action - Friday, March 11, 2016
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation and economic growth in the 19 countries that share the euro.28. Tech industry groups, security experts back Apple - Friday, March 04, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's leading tech companies joined security experts, independent programmers and civil liberties advocates who filed court papers backing Apple in its fight with the FBI over an encrypted iPhone used by an extremist killer.29. Amazon amplifies its Alexa line of voice-controlled devices - Friday, February 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon.com is introducing two devices designed to amplify the role its voice-controlled assistant Alexa plays in people's homes and lives.30. Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.31. Lynch: 'Open dialogue' needed between law enforcement, tech - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement and technology companies at odds over encryption and other issues of digital privacy need to have an "open dialogue" to try to resolve their differences, Attorney General Loretta Lynch is asserting.32. CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's resistance in FBI iPhone case - Friday, February 26, 2016
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to the FBI's iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a murderous extremist in San Bernardino, California.33. Google will back Apple in court against the FBI - Friday, February 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will back Apple in its court battle with the FBI over the security of its iPhone.
Last week, a court ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers in December's shooting spree. Apple opposes the order.34. Apple: FBI seeks 'dangerous power' in fight over phone - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first salvo in a court fight that pits digital privacy rights against national security, Apple Inc. asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order forcing the company to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone.35. Companies experiment with build-your-own smartphone programs - Friday, February 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — If you could build your dream smartphone, what would it look like? Now suppose you could put it together yourself.
That's the promise of modular design, a new concept in smartphones that would basically let you snap together different components like Lego blocks. Say you want a great camera. Snap! A vivid screen and good sound because you watch a lot of video? Snap! But maybe you could live with a smaller battery because you spend most of your day at home or work. Snap!36. FBI chief: Apple issues are hardest he's seen in government - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The policy issues raised in the Justice Department's dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the "hardest question I've seen in government, and it's going to require negotiation and conversation," FBI Director James Comey said Thursday in defending the government's demand for the tech company to help access the device.37. Apple's Cook: Complying with FBI demand 'bad for America' - Friday, February 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that it would be "bad for America" if his company complied with the FBI's demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.38. Study: Lexus, Porsche and Buick are most dependable - Friday, February 19, 2016
DETROIT (AP) — Lexus, Porsche and Buick are the most dependable vehicle brands based on the number of problems reported by owners, according to a study released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power.39. Apple: Congress, not courts, must decide - Friday, February 19, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press has learned.40. Lovingly baked: Slice of heaven in Berry Hill - Friday, February 26, 2016
Thick coffee and baked pie aromas mingling inside the tidy building signal I’ve found perfect refuge from the storms of life. All the damned snow. And then the cold rain. Waiting for the sun.41. Bill Gates sides against Apple in FBI iPhone-unlocking case - Friday, February 19, 2016
LONDON (AP) — Bill Gates is siding against Apple — and many other technology companies — in saying the firm should help the U.S. government to hack into a locked iPhone as part of an investigation into the San Bernardino shooting.42. Experts: The FBI's iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky - Friday, February 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In its battle with Apple over an extremist's iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users.43. Profit or patriotism? What's driving fight between US, Apple - Friday, February 19, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are making their cases before anyone steps into a courtroom over a judge's order forcing Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a terrorism case.44. How Apple ended up in the government's encryption crosshairs - Friday, February 12, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. Now, after positioning itself as a champion of privacy, the tech giant has sparked a potentially momentous conflict with the federal government over encryption.45. Apple to fight order to help FBI unlock shooter's iPhone - Friday, February 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate's order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. The company said that could potentially undermine encryption for millions of other users.46. Stocks leap for a 3rd day, driven by gains in oil and tech - Friday, February 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Wednesday as investors clung to hope for an international deal to stem a global glut in crude oil with production cutbacks. That sent the price of oil sharply higher, as well as the stocks of major energy companies like Chevron. Tech stocks also rose, led by Microsoft and Facebook.47. Real Deal Bar-B-Q: A legacy for future generations - Friday, February 12, 2016
The Vietnam-era Marine chomps into a jumbo bun bursting with barbecued pulled pork he’s nursed to perfection for the generations, literally, at his restaurant just off the Clarksville Highway.48. Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone - Friday, February 05, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.
Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that with more leeway, applicable only to iPhone 5 and later models, more people will upgrade to new iPhones.49. Big risk, uncertain rewards in Super Bowl ads - Friday, February 05, 2016
History has already been made at this year’s Super Bowl of advertising, thanks to a record price tag of $5 million for a 30-second spot.
It’s a hefty spike from the $4.5 million advertisers ponied up last year, but it didn’t slow CBS from nearly selling all of its big-game ad time by last November.50. Nashville's most romantic restaurants for 2016 - Friday, February 05, 2016
Romance can be found all around, in quiet, 50-seat rooms and bustling of-the-moment hot spots. It’s all about the food, the ambiance, the service and, most importantly, your companion for the evening.51. Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company - Friday, January 29, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.
The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet, Google's new parent company, released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market. Apple Inc.'s iPhone, meanwhile, is suffering its first downturn since it debuted eight years ago.52. Stocks sink, weighed down by another drop in price of oil - Friday, January 29, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Another steep drop in the price of oil weighed on global markets Tuesday. Investors remained deeply concerned about the global economy following this week's disappointing Chinese and U.S. manufacturing data.53. Complex path to higher-ed reform - Friday, January 29, 2016
Only half a year after taking on the presidency of Motlow State Community College, Anthony Kinkel is trying to keep his eye on the pea.
The task of running one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges is becoming increasingly complex, and it has nothing to do with thousands more students enrolling to take advantage of free tuition through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.54. Cutting cable/satellite: Here’s how to build your system - Friday, January 29, 2016
Are you ready to cut the coax and enter the wild world of cable-free content? Here’s how to build your own TV service a la carte.
Internet access – for high definition streaming of movies and TV shows
Chances are you already have Internet service in your house and can go online on your computers and other digital devices.55. Ready to cut the cord on cable/satellite? - Friday, January 29, 2016
If you’ve resolved to lower your bills this year, you might want to look at your TV screen. No, not for help from Dave Ramsey or Suze Orman, but at the cable connected to it.
Can you can envision life without hundreds of channels? If so, you might be able to save money by becoming a cord-cutter.56. Stock market skids after cautious comments from the Fed - Friday, January 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a cautious assessment of the global economy and said growth in the U.S. has slowed down.
The statement from the Fed smothered a small rally in stocks earlier in the day. In addition to lowering its view of the U.S. economy, the Fed didn't say if it will respond to those and other concerns by slowing down its planned increases in interest rates.
57. After setting iPhone record, Apple forecasts rare sales drop - Friday, January 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015.
The giant tech company issued a sales forecast that says revenue could fall at least 8.6 percent during the January-March quarter, compared with a year earlier. Analysts say the latest iPhone models are selling reasonably well, but they're not providing the boost Apple needs to match the massive sales growth it enjoyed last year.58. Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs - Friday, January 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Soon, losing your ATM card won't be the financial life-stopping event it used to be. Just don't also lose your phone.
JPMorgan Chase customers will soon be able to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone at Chase ATMs being upgraded later this year.
59. Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soars - Friday, January 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August.60. Stocks rebound after early slide; tech stocks lead gains - Friday, January 08, 2016
A volatile day on Wall Street ended in upbeat fashion Tuesday as a late-afternoon rally led by technology stocks pushed the market to a modest gain.
The turnaround helped snap an eight-day trading slump for the Nasdaq composite, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks.61. US stocks slide again as China woes lead to global selling - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding again Thursday on spreading fears about the health of China's economy. Technology stocks were among the hardest hit.
China's stock market sank about 7 percent Thursday after the yuan fell to its lowest level compared to the dollar since March 2011. Trading was automatically suspended as a result.
62. Even Adele couldn't stop decline in album sales in 2015 - Friday, January 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Even though Adele broke records for album sales with "25," she couldn't stop overall record sales from continuing to decline in 2015 as consumers keep switching to on-demand streaming services.63. Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries - Friday, January 01, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales pace.
Shares in the world's most valuable company have fallen more than 15 percent over the last month, amid a drumbeat of news reports that some Asian parts suppliers are expecting Apple to trim orders for its signature smartphone this winter. Those fears were compounded Wednesday when the Wall Street Journal said one of Apple's most important contractors is sending some workers home on "early holiday" before the Chinese New Year in February.
64. Looks like Mularkey has good shot at Titans' head coaching job - Friday, January 08, 2016
The Tennessee Titans shook off the doldrums created by a season of three wins and very little entertainment on Monday as ownership rocked the franchise to its very foundation.
Amy Adams Strunk, seldom seen and never heard around these parts, made major changes to the team by keeping Steve Underwood as team president permanently and removing the interim tag from his title.65. Faraday reveals sleek, sporty concept car in Vegas - Friday, January 01, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The automotive future according to a new electric car maker looks an awful lot like a Corvette crossed with the Batmobile.
California-based Faraday Future debuted its sleek electric concept racecar Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become a way for carmakers to show off their latest technological feats.66. US indexes end mostly higher; GM, Ford slip on sales miss - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks managed some small gains Tuesday, but not enough to make up for big losses from the day before.
Utilities and telecommunications stocks rose the most. General Motors and Ford dropped as their December sales fell short of analysts' estimates.67. The smart-tech future beckons to us from the CES gadget show - Friday, January 01, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you've never noticed.68. General Motors invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership - Friday, January 01, 2016
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future.69. 2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed — or endured — by 2015's biggest winners and losers.
It was a year to make old guard companies shudder.70. New app helps Nashvillians catch their bus - Friday, January 01, 2016
One of the biggest complaints about Metro’s bus system has long been not enough people use it.
The reason for this, and/or the second-biggest complaint, depending on your perspective, has been that the buses were difficult to use because the schedule seemed more like a suggestion than an actual timetable.71. Apple agrees to pay $350 million in Italian tax case - Friday, December 25, 2015
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say Apple Italia has agreed to pay 318 million euros ($350 million) in taxes for several past years and is working out a deal to cover future tax liabilities for business it does in the country.72. 2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles - Friday, December 18, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed — or endured — by 2015's biggest winners and losers.
It was a year to make old guard companies shudder.73. Events - Friday, December 25, 2015
Music City Bowl festivities. Pep railles featuring marching bands, cheerleaders and mascots at First & Broadway, 2:30 p.m; Pregame Concert featuring Small Time Rock Stars. 4-5 p.m., First & Broadway; Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Texas A&M vs. Louisville, at Nissan Stadium. 6 p.m. Information: www.musiccitybowl.com74. Food for the soul, work for the homeless - Friday, December 25, 2015
“Jesus is all over this place,” I scribble in my reporter’s notebook as I sit back in a chair inside The Cookery.
And that’s before I witness the glistening shine of a true believer in the deep, brown eyes of Brett Swayn, the owner, operator, instructor, chef and dreamer who helped found this place at 1827 12th Avenue South.75. Facebook adding 'Photo Magic' to Messenger application - Friday, December 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season's picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The world's largest social networking service is offering a feature call "Photo Magic" that will automatically address a message so it can be sent quickly to Facebook friends identified in a picture. The option relies on the same image-recognition technology that attaches people's names to Facebook posts.76. US stocks tumble on global worries; financial stocks skid - Friday, December 18, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged across all sectors in the heaviest trading of the year Friday as enthusiasm over a long-awaited increase in U.S. interest rates faded.
Several other negative factors combined to give the market its second big loss in a row, bringing the indexes lower for the week.77. Careful how you play dirty Santa - Friday, December 18, 2015
It’s that time of year again, and you’re required to attend an awkward holiday party with your co-workers during the day.
I’ve gotten the sense that most people are looking forward to receiving some sort of holiday bonus and leaving work early for the day.78. Apple names Jeff Williams as chief operating officer - Friday, December 11, 2015
Apple named Jeff Williams as its new chief operating officer, a job that hasn't been filled since Tim Cook left the position more than four years ago to become CEO.79. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for November 2015 - Friday, December 18, 2015
Top residential real estate sales, November 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.80. Massive year-end spending bill includes cybersecurity act - Friday, December 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive year-end spending bill encourages companies to share cyber threat information with the government.
The bill brings together three different versions that passed the House and Senate earlier this year with hefty bipartisan support.81. Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system - Friday, December 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card or its own store gift card through its existing smartphone app at the cash register.82. Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system - Friday, December 04, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card or its own store gift card through its existing smartphone app at the cash register.83. Toyota Tacoma adds power, towing capacity for ’16 - Friday, December 11, 2015
Toyota’s 2016 Tacoma is a tough, capable pickup with new interior, more power than ever, better fuel efficiency than its predecessor and a built-in GoPro camera mount next to the rearview mirror to capture every adventure.84. Farm, historic building weddings gain in popularity - Friday, December 11, 2015
If you’ve got it, flaunt it – that’s the mindset of many couples that want to show off the beauty of Tennessee to their family and friends with a rustic, indoor or outdoor wedding.85. Tech stocks lead a broad decline in the US market - Friday, December 04, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in technology shares on Wednesday helped turn early gains in U.S. stock indexes into losses across industries, extending the market's losing streak to a third day.
Investors sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 200 points in morning, then began dumping some big tech stocks. Apple fell 2.2 percent and Microsoft lost 1.5 percent.
86. Google ups ante, nearly doubles bet on renewable energy - Friday, November 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search for information, watch video clips and communicate virtually anytime they want.87. Vanishing bees pose big threat to economy - Friday, November 27, 2015
Dave Hackenberg, a beekeeper in Florida, discovered 400 of his over 2,000 beehives had been abandoned during the winter.
It wasn’t that the bees were dead and their bodies were scattered around the hives.88. Markets fade after an early gain, finish with small losses - Friday, November 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained ground early Monday as they came off their best week in 2015, but faded in the afternoon and sustained small losses for the day.
Technology stocks fell more than the rest of the market. Pfizer and Allergan slipped after announcing a deal to combine and create the world's largest drug company. GameStop skidded after reporting weak results.
89. Apple Pay expands as it vies for broader acceptance - Friday, November 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's year-old mobile-payments service is expanding to more countries, banks and merchants, as it faces growing competition and some challenges before it becomes as commonplace as plastic cards.90. A late gain leaves stocks mostly higher after a 4-day slump - Friday, November 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks reversed course and moved mostly higher Tuesday, breaking a four-day losing streak.
The gainers included retailers and media companies. Strong quarterly results from D.R. Horton boosted shares of homebuilders.
91. Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory - Friday, November 06, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt — this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos.92. Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US - Friday, November 06, 2015
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.93. Microsoft gets stingy with free online storage - Friday, October 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is getting stingy with online storage. The company just cut the free space it offers through its OneDrive service by two-thirds, making it the second major company to retreat from a consumer cloud-storage boom that tempted users with price cuts and ever-larger free offers.94. Amazon opens its first bookstore as extension of website - Friday, October 30, 2015
SEATTLE (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business.95. After a wobble, stocks end higher as investors watch the Fed - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended solidly higher Wednesday, recovering from an afternoon wobble, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it will consider raising its benchmark interest rate at its December meeting. Bond yields rose and the dollar climbed against other currencies as traders anticipated that higher rates were on the way.96. Stocks tick lower on mixed earnings; price of oil skids - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped Tuesday afternoon after several U.S. companies delivered disappointing results and forecasts. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as the price of crude oil hit two-month lows.97. US stocks return to black after summer swoon - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe you shouldn't have put your money under a mattress after all.
The stock market is back in the black for the year after a bruising late-August tumble that had investors worrying about their money in a way they hadn't in four years.98. Tech companies face rocky road on the way to making cars - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it?
As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next frontier for innovation, they face a looming reality: Cars are a lot harder to manufacture and sell than smartphones.99. Students finding opportunities via Tennessee Promise - Friday, October 23, 2015
Siegel High School graduate Davione Williamson wasn’t quite sure he was college material when he entered Motlow State Community College in Smyrna this August on a Tennessee Promise scholarship.100. Why optimism about the US economy's strength has dimmed - Friday, October 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.
That was the widespread hope just a few months ago. Now, doubts are growing that the United States can withstand economic pressures flowing from overseas. Economies in China, Canada, Brazil and Europe are struggling. Canada, the largest U.S. trading partner, is in recession.