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1. AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15 -

AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field.

The company has said HBO Max will become the "workhorse" for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO in different ways today to the new platform. The service grew out of AT&T's $81 billion purchase of Time Warner, which AT&T overhauled and rechristened WarnerMedia.

2. Sony shutting down online-cable service PlayStation Vue -

Sony is shutting down its pioneering online-cable alternative, PlayStation Vue, citing the high cost of content and the difficulty of reaching deals with networks.

It launched Vue in early 2015 as a skinnier, cheaper version of cable or satellite TV delivered via the internet. It was a test case for a TV alternative alongside Dish's Sling TV, and, later, a slew of copycats from DirecTV , Google , Hulu and others.

3. Events -

Business Studio: Building Your Brand in a Digital World. CEO’s, executives and business owners are focusing on everything but brand. Successful entrepreneurs and business owners know their brand, build personal brand, know their brand stories and are experts at sharing their value while building brand loyalty. The question is – How do you do this in a digital world? Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody St., Suite 201. Thursday. Registration & networking: 3:30-4 p.m., Program: 4-5 p.m. Fee: Free. Information

4. Events -

Street Eats. As many as 20 local food trucks will park along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

THROUGH OCT. 27

Cheekwood Harvest

A celebration of all things fall with pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and more. Tuesday- Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $20, seniors $18, college students $16, youth (3-17) $13, 2 and younger free. Information

5. Court: FCC can dump net neutrality, but can't bar state laws -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission could dump rules that keep internet providers from favoring some services over others, but couldn't bar states like California from enacting their own prohibitions, a federal court ruled.

6. Events -

September Sundown. Presented by Musicians Corner featuring local artists, food trucks, Kidsville, Musicians Corner Pub and other vendors. Each Thursday in September. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Centennial Park. Sept. 26: The New respects, Daniella Mason, Whoa Dakota, Jamiah and Creature Comfort. Information

7. NBC's 'Peacock' to join the streaming fray in April -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office."

8. Events -

Street Eats. A gathering of as many as 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

9. Elliott invests $3.2B in AT&T, seeks changes -

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T and calling for changes at the company such as selling its DirecTV and Mexican wireless operations.

10. CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming -

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix.

11. Events -

Street Eats. A Thursday gathering of as many as 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

12. Events -

Williamson, Inc. Young Professionals Luncheon. This event is tailored to individuals who are interested in furthering their leadership aspirations, cultivating relationships and growing professionally. Network and connect to learn from some of the most experienced business leaders in Williamson County. Williamson County Association of Realtors, 1646 Westgate Circle, Ste. #104. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Members $20, Non-members $30. Information

13. Events -

Street Eats. A gathering of as many as 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

14. Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia.

15. TV personalities will pitch in for Nashville Habitat build -

More than 100 Discovery, Inc. volunteers will join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville for a June 10-12 build.

As a media partner of Habitat’s 2019 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Discovery employee volunteers will help prepare the Park Preserve neighborhood during the three-day build.

16. HCA's Johnson the highest-paid CEOs in Tennessee -

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state has such a company headquartered there. The survey includes only CEOs who have been in place for at least two years, but it does not limit the survey to companies in the S&P 500, as the AP's general compensation study does. That's why it includes such CEOs as Tesla's Elon Musk.

17. Stocks close lower as chipmakers slump -

Chipmakers and other technology companies pulled U.S. stocks lower Monday, extending the market's losses into another week.

The U.S. decision to ban technology sales to China's Huawei hammered the tech sector, particularly chipmakers. About one-third of Huawei's suppliers are American chipmakers and investors are worried that the action against Huawei could crimp sales for companies with revenue heavily tied to China.

18. Stocks recover some of Monday's losses -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors got a reprieve a day after the market took a nosedive on worries over the worsening trade relations between the U.S. and China.

19. Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up -

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV.

The companies said Tuesday that Comcast, which owns a third of Hulu, can sell its stake to Disney starting in 2024, for a minimum of $5.8 billion. Until then, Comcast will be a silent investor.

20. Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

21. Comcast sheds cable customers but adds internet subscribers -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast kept shedding cable customers and adding home internet customers in its most recent quarter.

Traditional TV providers are losing customers at an increasing rate while streaming companies pop up seemingly every few weeks . To deal with that industry shift online from cable, Comcast has focused on growing its broadband business while integrating streaming apps into its cable box. It is also launching its own NBCUniversal streaming service in 2020.

22. Ex-Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 White House bid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the soul of the nation at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

23. Disney, Comcast now Hulu's only owners as AT&T exits -

NEW YORK (AP) — AT& has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners.

Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion.

24. House passes bill to restore 'net neutrality' rules -

The House has passed bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only one Republican vote in favor. But top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that net neutrality is "dead on arrival in the Senate." The Trump administration also opposes the bill . Still, the effort to restore net neutrality could give Democrats political points on consumer protections.

25. Government strategist named VU vice chancellor -

Daniel Culbreath, a government strategist and policy expert who previously worked for the Tennessee General Assembly’s senior leadership, has been named assistant vice chancellor for state government relations at Vanderbilt University.

26. Apple is jumping belatedly into the streaming TV business -

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start.

27. Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets -

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.

The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. It will also likely lead to layoffs in the thousands, thanks to duplication in Fox and Disney film-production staff.

28. Democrats unveil bill to restore 'net neutrality' rules -

NEW YORK (AP) — Top Democrats in the House and Senate are announcing a new bill to restore the 2015 "net neutrality" rules that Trump-era regulators repealed .

The 2015 Federal Communications Commission regulation barred internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and apps. A Republican-controlled FCC overturned the rules in 2017. Tech companies and nearly two dozen states then sued the FCC ; that case is still ongoing.

29. US appeals court clears AT&T's $81B purchase of Time Warner -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry.

30. Comcast sues state of Tennessee, claims $17M tax overcharge -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Comcast is suing the state of Tennessee to recoup $17.1 million paid in taxes, claiming the state miscalculated what the company owed for its video and internet services.

Comcast and its affiliates sued state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano last week in Davidson County Chancery Court.

31. Democrats question pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.

32. US stocks waver as signs of future profit growth wobble -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last.

33. Comcast loses cable users, but internet subscribers surge -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is still losing U.S. cable customers but is racking up more internet subscribers and has gotten a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV.

The Philadelphia company said Wednesday that it lost 29,000 U.S. cable customers in the fourth quarter but added 351,000 internet subscribers. It also gained customers in its new cellphone-plan business.

34. NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray -

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will launch an ad-supported streaming service in 2020, free for anyone who pays for a cable service.

The company joins an ever-growing list of streaming service players, including YouTube, AT&T, Hulu, Roku and Walmart's Vudu, among others. On Thursday Amazon announced its own free ad-supported service called IMDB Freedive.

35. Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid -

A turbulent day of trading on Wall Street ended Wednesday with a fifth consecutive loss for the benchmark S&P 500 index.

An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a high of 214 points to a low of 350 before the sell-off eased somewhat by late-afternoon.

36. Stocks rally on earnings a day after ending at 5-month lows -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday after solid earnings reports from several big companies. Stocks had closed at five-month lows the day before, and groups of companies that struggled badly made big gains.

37. A day after a rout, US stocks turn higher on solid earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — Strong results from major companies including Microsoft, Visa and Comcast are sending U.S. stocks higher Thursday morning as the market found its footing after three weeks of steep declines.

38. A US privacy law could be good for Google - but bad for you -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking the first steps toward setting national rules governing how companies use consumers data — although one of its goals might be to prevent states from enacting stronger privacy protections of their own.

39. Fox plans to sell stake in Sky to Comcast for $15B -

NEW YORK (AP) — 21st Century Fox will sell its remaining stake in British pay TV provider Sky to Comcast in the latest financial wrangling as Disney prepares to acquire Fox's entertainment assets.

Over the weekend, Comcast won a rare bidding auction for 61 percent of Sky offering 17.28 pounds per share, almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Fox will sell its 39 percent stake to for 11.6 billion pounds ($15.25 billion).

40. Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity."

41. Global stocks dip on report China calls off US trade talks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks.

42. Sky shares rally after Comcast wins bidding war -

LONDON (AP) — Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion).

43. AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it.

44. Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK -

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market.

45. Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK -

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market.

46. Disney says its new streaming service won't rival Netflix -

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel brands.

47. Where the heck is my Google Fiber? -

Remember Google Fiber and its 2015 promise to deliver “ultra-fast fiber optic service” to Nashville? Our “It City” status had been confirmed when we were selected as one of only 10 cities in the U.S. cool enough for the Silicon Valley giant.

48. Nod for Disney's $73.1B acquisition of Fox entertainment -

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders approved the deal Friday.

The tie-up brings together Marvel's X-Men and Avengers franchises and creates an entertainment behemoth in the digital streaming era. The shareholder vote caps a saga that began in December 2017, when Disney made its first offer for part of Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate. It kicked off a bidding war with Comcast, which dropped out last week focus on attempted buyout of the European pay-TV operator Sky.

49. Comcast tops profit forecasts; cable TV subscriptions fall -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is reporting a stronger-than-expected second-quarter profit even as it struggles to keep cable TV subscribers.

On Thursday, the company reported a 22 percent jump in earnings to $3.22 billion, or 69 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 65 cents per share, which, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research, was 4 cents better than expected.

50. Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men.

51. In the battle for Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast blinks -

NEW YORK (AP) — In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked.

The cable and media company said Thursday that it is dropping its bid, instead focusing on its pursuit of the European pay-TV operator Sky. Fox owns 39 percent of Sky and has also been trying to buy the 61 percent it doesn't own.

52. US stocks skid as banks and consumer products companies fall -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning as weak results from banks and consumer products companies pull major indexes lower. Online retailer eBay plunged after its second-quarter sales fell short of Wall Street projections. Comcast rose after ending its bid to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox.

53. Trump DOJ appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.

The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial.

54. Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky -

LONDON (AP) — The battle for European pay TV service Sky escalated Wednesday as U.S. rivals Comcast and 21st Century Fox took turns upping the ante in their quest to expand their media empires.

The stakes now stand at 26 billion pounds ($34 billion) — the value of Comcast's latest offer. That bid came after Fox raised its bid to 24.5 billion pounds ($32.5 billion) earlier in the day.

55. Technology companies lead US stock indexes higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in early trading Thursday as technology companies like Apple resume their upward march. Software company CA is soaring after chipmaker Broadcom agreed to buy it for $18.9 billion. Health care and industrial companies are also higher.

56. UK clears 21st Century Fox to buy satellite broadcaster Sky -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's culture secretary has cleared the way for 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky following pledges that it will safeguard the independence of Sky News.

Britain's government had been looking at the issue amid fears the takeover would give Rupert Murdoch too much power in the U.K. media market.

57. Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats -

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock indexes sank Wednesday after the Trump administration released a list of $200 billion in goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate. The dollar spiked and big exporters plunged.

58. Murdoch's 21st Century Fox ups Sky bid to beat rival Comcast -

LONDON (AP) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged battle with U.S. rival Comcast.

Fox raised its bid to 14 pounds ($18.58) a share as it seeks the 61 percent of Sky not already under its control.

59. Comcast deals with widespread outage -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dealing with a widespread outage of some of its services.

The Philadelphia company told CNBC, which it owns, that it is aware of a nationwide outage affecting some of its internet, video and voice customers and is working to restore service.

60. Disney's bid for Fox clears US antitrust hurdle -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets.

61. Bredesen to push for TVA to help expand broadband access -

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Tuesday he would push to get the Tennessee Valley Authority to help expand broadband internet access to rural areas if elected.

Bredesen is a Democrat and a former Tennessee governor. He is seeking to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a two-term Republican who is not seeking re-election.

62. The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer -

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion offer.

The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention — and dollars. The bidding war comes after AT&T bought Time Warner for $81 billion.

63. Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically-focused firms will continue to do well even if the trade dispute between the U.S. and China gets worse. Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new deal with Twenty-First Century Fox.

64. 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a drought of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

65. AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs -

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T has completed its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, one of the biggest media deals ever. A federal judge approved the combination just two days earlier over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers.

66. How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast -

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.

67. Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.

The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies. The ruling signaled that Comcast could win regulatory approval, too; its bid for Fox shares many similarities with the AT&T-Time Warner deal.

68. After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid -

NEW YORK (AP) — After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge. Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

69. Stocks slip after Fed says interest rates will rise faster -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that several huge deals are more likely to happen after a federal court cleared AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

70. Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies.

71. Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends -

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

72. UK culture secretary throws Murdochs a lifeline to Sky -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's culture secretary threw Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a lifeline Tuesday in its 11.7 billion-pound ($16.4 billion) bid to buy the 61 percent of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky it doesn't already own.

73. Nashville Bar Association fetes pro bono volunteers -

Chris Mayfield, assistant vice president of development for HCA Inc., has been honored as the Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award by Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.

74. Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.

The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention — and dollars.

75. Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses.

76. UK government does not intend to block Comcast-Sky deal -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast's 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities, saying the proposed merger doesn't raise concerns on public interest grounds.

77. Senate Democrats push to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to approve legislation designed to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's effort to deregulate the internet.

Back in December, the FCC repealed an Obama-era rule known as "net neutrality" rule, junking the principle of equal treatment for all web traffic.

78. Events -

Downtown Connect Quarterly Coffee. Learn more about downtown’s flourishing co-working scene and how it’s changing the office landscape. WeWork, One Nashville Place, 150 4th Ave. N. 20th floor. Thursday, 7:30-9 a.m. Fee: Free but registration required. A light breakfast will be served. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events/Downtown-Connect-Quarterly-Coffee-2117/details

79. US stocks end mixed; oil falls on US pullout from Iran deal -

The major U.S. stock indexes partially recovered from a daylong slide in the final minutes of trading Tuesday to finish essentially flat.

The indexes had been drifting slightly lower as investors weighed the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reinstate sanctions on the country.

80. Apple leads tech higher as stocks recover from an early loss -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks clawed back early losses Tuesday as Apple led a rally in technology companies. Smaller, more domestically-focused companies also climbed. The late push offset a slump in household goods makers and industrial companies.

81. Sprint, T-Mobile have to sell $26.5B deal to antitrust cops -

NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.

82. How Comcast is trying to change the cable game -

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming.

83. Stocks close mixed; Dow industrials end a losing streak -

NEW YORK (AP) — A late round of buying erased early losses on Wall Street, leaving major indexes mixed at the close of trading. Stocks got off to a weak start as investors worried that growing costs for raw materials along with rising interest rates would hold back profit growth for U.S. companies.

84. Comcast challenges Murdoch with rival bid for UK-based Sky -

LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain's biggest satellite television company.

85. Sky News could be sold to Disney under new plan -

LONDON (AP) — Sky News could be sold to Walt Disney or completely ring-fenced in concessions put forward Tuesday by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox as it seeks to bolster its chances of taking full control of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky.

86. Metro Schools a prime target for reducing food waste -

Urban Green Lab, a Nashville-based non-profit organization, is at the forefront of issues such as food waste, especially when it comes to the educating the public.

Todd Lawrence, executive director of the 9-year-old group, sees the food-waste issue as a part of the overarching issue of living sustainably in Nashville.

87. A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial begins -

NEW YORK (AP) — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies.

AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it's to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the rapidly evolving world of video entertainment.

88. Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules -

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field.

89. Challenge to Murdoch: US giant Comcast also bids for Sky -

LONDON (AP) — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox.

90. Treasury yields rise, stocks slide following Fed testimony -

NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index slid to its first loss in four days after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy.

91. Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.

Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks, and consumer-focused companies like retailers also rose.

92. OK, now imagine net neutrality is a flame grilled Whopper -

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper.

Burger King's new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it's lighting up Twitter .

93. Tennessee Democrats take aim at net neutrality on state level -

Legislation designed to reverse a federal decision repealing net neutrality regulations is surfacing in the General Assembly, an effort to maintain Tennesseans’ open access to the internet.

Sponsored by Rep. John Ray Clemmons and Sen. Lee Harris, both Democrats, the legislation would enable the state and individual consumers to take legal action against internet providers if they create levels of service by charging consumers more for certain websites, service speeds or information.

94. Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal -

NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.

A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, and New America's Open Technology Institute. Other public-interest groups are expected to file suit as well, and the tech-industry lobbying group has said it will support litigation.

95. Wall Street's love of tax cuts drives Dow to 25,000 mark -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wall Street sure loves the tax bill, even if polls show most Americans don't.

The Dow Jones industrial average surged past 25,000 Thursday, a strong signal of investor enthusiasm for President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cut. The milestone comes less than a year after the Dow topped 20,000.

96. Why cable bills are rising again and what can you do -

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills.

Comcast, for instance, says customer bills will rise 2.2 percent, on average, in 2018. AT&T is raising DirecTV's prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. Smaller providers are planning increases, too.

97. What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you -

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you?

In the short term, the answer is simple: Not much. But over time, your ability to watch what you want to watch online and to use the apps that you prefer could start to change.

98. FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality' -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

99. AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter? -

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place.

100. As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight -

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The proposal would not only roll back restrictions that keep broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from blocking or collecting tolls from services they don't like, it would bar states from imposing their own rules.