NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher as traders look ahead to a busy week for corporate earnings.
The subdued trading Monday followed the best week for the market this year.
3. Dell buying EMC in transformational $67 billion deal - Friday, October 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, a move that will transform the PC company into a major player in the data storage market.4. Supreme Court declines to review insider trading case - Friday, October 02, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.5. Fund established to close digital divide in Nashville - Friday, September 11, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials in Nashville have announced a fund to provide free or low-cost digital access to people in the city who don't have it.
Mayor Karl Dean's office said in a news release Tuesday that more than 40 percent of Metro Nashville Public Schools students didn't have access to computers or Internet connectivity at home in 2012.6. Dell to sell Google Chromebook tailored for corporate users - Friday, August 14, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest Chromebook laptop will be specially designed for corporate customers in an effort to get more workers off machines powered by Microsoft's dominant Windows software.7. Caputo appointed to American Chamber post - Friday, July 17, 2015
Christopher M. Caputo of Baker Donelson has been appointed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy as the organization’s local representative in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.8. Top commercial real estate transactions for May 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Top commercial real estate transactions, May 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.9. It’s gonna be a long, hot, delicious summer - Friday, June 26, 2015
Summertime brings us wedges of juicy watermelon and drippy ice cream cones. It yields pies piled with blackberries and peaches so fresh they can fill a room with their aroma.
It offers jewel-toned tomatoes for slicing and piling onto BLTs.10. Burchfield is new president of DSi - Friday, May 15, 2015
John Burchfield has been promoted from executive vice president to president of the Nashville-based DSi, one of the nation’s leading electronic discovery service providers.
DSi’s gross annual revenue has nearly tripled since Burchfield was hired three years ago as vice president of business development, according to the company, with the employee count growing from 65 to 85 during the same period.11. Bills joins Wiseman Ashworth Law Group - Friday, April 24, 2015
Attorney Anthony C. Bills has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC, as an associate.
Bills was previously an associate with the Nashville firm Manier & Herod. His professional experience includes all phases of litigation and practice including personal injury, products liability, nursing home litigation, health care law, mental health law, premises liability and fidelity and surety law.12. Nashville Sounds owner, players marvel at new park - Friday, April 24, 2015
Ten days before the Nashville Sounds’ scheduled home opener at their palatial new digs, First Tennessee Park in Germantown was still very much a work in progress.
Frank Ward, owner of the Class AAA Pacific League team, was strutting around like a proud father, all but ready to pass out cigars to an expectant media as workmen painted, pounded and pushed to make everything ready in preparation for opening of the 10,000-seat facility.13. Sounds like a hit for neighbors - Friday, April 24, 2015
For months, sounds of construction surrounded the Nashville Sounds’ sparkling new First Tennessee Park in Germantown.
The constant thump-thump-thump of pounding jackhammers competed with the irritating, high-pitched beeps of vehicles backing up. Ka-ching! Cranes lifted steel beams into place, keeping time with a syncopated thrumming of never-ending drilling. Ka-ching!14. Dell laying off 96 customer support workers in Nashville - Friday, March 20, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nearly 100 workers will be laid off in the shutdown of a Dell Inc. customer support unit in Nashville.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1EDq2dv) says the unit serves clients that have global operations. Dell spokesman David Frink said the work is being transferred to employees elsewhere.15. Top commercial real estate transactions March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015 - Friday, March 06, 2015
Top commercial real estate transactions, March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.16. Eakin: Rising rents hitting all of Middle Tennessee - Friday, March 06, 2015
Selling business people on the idea of relocating to Nashville is easy for commercial real estate broker Barry R. Smith because he, too, bought into the city’s charm when he first came to town in 1981.17. Top 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Middle Tennessee - Friday, January 30, 2015
Top 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.18. Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet - Friday, January 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring.
Sure, a smartphone is great for checking emails, snapping photos and playing games. Tablets are perfect for watching videos and shopping online. But don't count the PC out just yet. Manufacturers are crafting high-resolution, curved screens for desktops and other new features you can't get in a hand-held device, while trying new laptop designs that mimic the tablet's appeal.19. Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition - Friday, September 26, 2014
BANGKOK (AP) — Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.20. 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.21. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions July 2014 - Friday, September 05, 2014
Top July 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.22. Developers swing, miss in attempt to buy prime Germantown locale - Friday, August 29, 2014
The first time I stepped into this mustard-yellow building at 300 Jefferson Street to ask how it felt to have the Nashville Sounds moving in across the street, Wayne Woelk, 50, was having a heart attack.23. Ninth inning arrives for Nashville Sounds neighbors - Friday, July 25, 2014
The ear-popping, eye-dazzling flurry of the fireworks’ finale will signal the end of a season of melancholy, or at least uncertainty, for Abby Buter and her neighbors.
Abby – like all folks in this swath of South Nashville – has become reconciled to the fact the sultry nights when she can sit on her porch and watch fireworks will die with summer, Herschel Greer Stadium’s last as home of the Sounds.24. Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban - Friday, February 14, 2014
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock.25. East Nashville redevelopment question: What’s the issue? - Friday, January 31, 2014
Redevelopment districts have been part of Nashville’s economic development tool kit since 1952 -- longer than many residents have been alive. They’ve helped revitalize blighted neighborhoods and helped the city attract employers like Dell, the computer company.26. Mayor, Sounds to break ground today at Sulphur Dell - Friday, January 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Sounds baseball team are hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new minor league ballpark that will return Nashville baseball to its historic home.27. Top projects during Dean tenure - Friday, January 10, 2014
A sampling of projects completed, begun, proposed or greenlighted during Mayor Dean's administration:
Music City Center and Omni Hotel
Cost: $577 million final construction cost for the convention center plus land acquisition overruns of $15 million, funded by five revenue streams including a Davidson County hotel tax.28. Nashville building spree is less about Mayor Karl Dean, more about the city’s 10-year-old ‘50-year plan’ - Friday, January 10, 2014
If you want to see where a mayor’s true priorities lie, just look at his capital spending plan.
More than any other area of government, it’s where a mayor’s genuine wishes and priorities are expressed.29. TEA names new executive director - Friday, November 29, 2013
The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder as its new executive director.
Crowder comes to Tennessee from Denver, where she served for the past four years as executive director of the combined Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Association of Education Office Professionals and DCTA-Retired.
30. Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell - Friday, October 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling.
People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor seems to be coming from the keyboard or palm rest.31. 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.32. Events - Friday, October 18, 2013
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Annual Fundraiser. The Celebration of Mission to Service fundraising event, benefiting the work of Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center and Catholic Charities of Tennessee, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. tonight at Hillwood Country Club. Tickets and information: www.cctenn.org/events/celebration-mission-service.33. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Sept. 2013 - Friday, October 18, 2013
Top September 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.34. Dell shareholders approve $24.8B buyout - Friday, September 13, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell Inc. will end its quarter-century history as a publicly traded company and try to engineer a turnaround away from the prying eyes of Wall Street following shareholders' approval Thursday of a $24.8 billion buyout offer from the company's founder.35. Dell shareholders approve $24.8B buyout offer - Friday, September 06, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell Inc. will end its quarter-century history as a publicly traded company and try to engineer a turnaround away from the prying eyes of Wall Street following shareholders' approval Thursday of a $24.8 billion buyout offer from the company's founder.36. How do soaring sales result in lower prices? - Friday, September 13, 2013
With 3,084 closings in August, home sales increased 18.3 percent compared to August 2012, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors numbers show, and are up 22.8 percent year-to-date.
Pending sales are at 2,888 properties, up from 2,572 pending sales a year ago, ensuring September will be another banner month. Pending sales at the end of October will be the number to watch as interest rates have inched upward.37. Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It's still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the functionality of smartphones.38. Southeastern takes 12 pct stake in News Corp. - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Southeastern Asset Management Inc., the investment firm that along with activist investor Carl Icahn opposed the proposed buyout of Dell Inc., disclosed that it has taken a nearly 12 percent stake in News Corp.39. Icahn ends takeover battle for PC maker Dell - Friday, September 06, 2013
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is giving up his bitter takeover fight for Dell Inc. a few days before shareholders are scheduled to consider the latest buyout offer from the struggling computer maker's founder Michael Dell.40. Judge won't fast-track Icahn claim against Dell - Friday, August 16, 2013
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Friday dealt a blow to activist investor Carl Icahn's effort to stop CEO and founder Michael Dell's $24.8 billion buyout offer for the struggling computer maker.41. Dell's 2Q earnings fall 72 pct amid PC sales slide - Friday, August 16, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dell's woes worsened during its most recent quarter as the slumping personal computer maker resorted to rampant price cutting to slow a sales decline driven by a growing reliance on smartphones and tablets to connect to the Internet and perform other technological tasks.42. Icahn sets sights on Apple, talks to CEO Tim Cook - Friday, August 09, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn thinks Apple should be doing more to revive its stock price, and wants to help CEO Tim Cook with the resuscitation.43. Restaurants help drive East Nashville resurgence - Friday, August 09, 2013
“People pass each other smiling,” says East Nashville resident Jason Facio while riding his bike through the neighborhood.
“I moved here in 2001, and can’t imagine being anywhere else, especially when you’re talking about eating out.44. Michael Dell adds dividend payment to buyout offer - Friday, August 02, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A special committee of Dell's board has agreed to an increased offer from founder Michael Dell that would add a special dividend for shareholders.
The struggling computer maker said Friday that a group led by its founder and investment firm Silver Lake Partners will tack a one-time shareholder payout of 13 cents per share to an offer they made last week to buy the company for $13.75 per share. The new offer also guarantees that the company's third-quarter dividend of 8 cents per share will be paid at or before the closing.
45. Icahn files lawsuit over latest Dell buyout offer - Friday, August 02, 2013
Activist investor Carl Icahn is suing Dell to prevent the PC maker from changing crucial details of a buyout offer from founder Michael Dell that Icahn stridently opposes.
Icahn's complaint seeks to prevent the company from setting a new record date for a special meeting at which shareholders will vote on an offer that Dell recently raised.46. S&P 500 crosses 1,700 points for the first time - Friday, July 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Thursday morning after an encouraging employment report, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,700 points for the first time.
The S&P 500, which investors follow closely as a gauge for the rest of the market, was up 18 points in early trading, or 1.1 percent, at 1,704.
47. Dell committee rejects Michael Dell voting change - Friday, July 26, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Dell board committee has rejected a voting rule change Michael Dell attached to an increased buyout offer for the struggling PC maker he founded.
A group led by Michael Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake Partners last week raised its bid to buy out Dell Inc.'s other shareholders by a dime, to $13.75 per share. As part of that offer, the group said the bid's fate must be decided only by the shareholders who choose to vote either for or against the plan.48. Icahn contests condition in latest Dell offer - Friday, July 26, 2013
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is warning that the latest offer from Dell's founder to buy the struggling computer maker bypasses an important shareholder safeguard.
Icahn and the investment firm Southeastern Asset Management said in a letter to a special committee of Dell Inc. board members that Michael Dell wants to circumvent the voting process behind the deal by preventing stockholders from passively dissenting on the offer.
49. Dell's founder boosts offer to buy the company - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A group led by Dell's founder raised its offer for the struggling computer maker Wednesday in hopes of attracting more shareholder support for its plan to take the company private.50. Choices: Closer look at 2 plans for Dell's future - Friday, July 19, 2013
Dell Inc. has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the computer maker private. That's a sign the board needs more time to rally support. Activist investor Carl Icahn and the Southeastern Asset Management fund, which own 13 percent of the company combined, have made a competing proposal.51. Dell delays buyout vote, signaling lack of support - Friday, July 19, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Michael Dell believes he can revive the company bearing his name if his group of investors can buy it for $24.4 billion. But that deal is in danger of falling apart, increasing the chances that the personal computer giant's founder might not be CEO much longer.52. Dell delays vote on buyout in sign it lacks support - Friday, July 12, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private in a sign the board needs more time to rally support.
Dell called a special shareholders meeting to order, then quickly adjourned it without a formal vote of the $24.4 billion buyout offer from Michael Dell and a group led by investment firm Silver Lake. It was rescheduled for July 24 at the company's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.
53. Shareholders voting on $24.4 billion Dell buyout - Friday, July 12, 2013
DALLAS (AP) — Dell Inc. is making a late push to win shareholder support for founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private, an indication that Thursday's scheduled vote could be close.54. Icahn sweetens offer for Dell shares with warrants - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is offering Dell shareholders a chance to own a bigger stake in the company in hopes of thwarting an attempt by Dell's founder to buy it and take it private.55. Icahn to seek court appraisal of $24.4B Dell deal - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he will ask a Delaware judge to assess whether a proposed $24.4 billion acquisition of Dell represents a fair price for the struggling personal computer. It is Icahn's latest attempt to wrangle a higher offer from buyout group that includes company CEO Michael Dell.56. ISS recommends vote for Dell founder's offer - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A top proxy advisory firm is recommending that Dell shareholders vote in favor of a deal that would allow the company's founder and an investment firm to buy the computer maker and take it private.57. Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices - Friday, June 14, 2013
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.58. NSA contractor risks steep jail time for data leak - Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity. He risked decades in jail for the disclosures — if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong where he says he has taken refuge.59. Baker Donelson adds to govt. regulatory group - Friday, June 07, 2013
Carol Owen has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Government Regulatory Actions Group.
Owen will concentrate her practice on complex litigation and operations/risk management. She has key experience in environmental and financial services litigation and has worked with health care companies, manufacturers, financial services providers and waste management companies through complex litigation.60. Dell board recommends Michael Dell buyout offer - Friday, May 31, 2013
The board at Dell said that a takeover bid led by the company's founder and CEO is in the best interest of the slumping PC maker's shareholders and asked them to approve the deal when it's put to a vote in July.61. Dell's dismal 1Q illuminates PC maker's challenges - Friday, May 17, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell's first-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent as the shift to smartphones and tablets reduced demand for the company's personal computers.
The dismal performance announced Thursday actually might work to Dell Inc.'s advantage. That's because Dell's board is trying to persuade shareholders to accept a $24.4 billion buyout offer from CEO Michael Dell and other investors.62. Dell raises intrigue by rescheduling 1Q report - Friday, May 10, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Struggling personal computer maker Dell will report its latest quarterly earnings ahead of schedule in a move likely to spur speculation that the results will be dismal.
The schedule change announced Tuesday means Dell Inc. will release its fiscal first-quarter earnings after the market close this Thursday. The Round Rock, Texas, company had planned to report the results on May 21.63. Dell board committee seeks more info on Icahn plan - Friday, May 10, 2013
Dell board members say they need more details from investor Carl Icahn if he wants them to seriously consider his latest challenge to Michael Dell's $24.4 billion plan to take the computer maker private.64. Icahn, Southeastern challenge Dell takeover plan - Friday, May 10, 2013
Dell's largest independent shareholder has teamed with activist investor Carl Icahn in another challenge to founder Michael Dell's $24.4 billion bid to take the struggling computer maker private.
Southeastern Asset Management and Icahn said in a letter sent Thursday to the Dell Inc. board that they want to let shareholders keep their stock and give them either $12 per share in cash or additional shares in a deal that keeps the company publicly traded. They said this would give shareholders a stake in future gains made by the Round Rock, Texas, company.
65. Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes - Friday, May 03, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.66. Blackstone drops out of race to buy Dell - Friday, April 19, 2013
Buyout specialist Blackstone Group LP is dropping its effort to acquire Dell as the computer maker faces slumping sales in personal computers and worsening financial projections.
Blackstone and its partners said that because of those challenges, which surfaced after their bid was submitted last month, they have dropped a plan to buy most of Dell's outstanding stock for $14.25 per share. A letter from the group to a special committee of Dell board members was dated Thursday and disclosed Friday.67. Stocks recover slightly, ending tough week - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from a pair of technology giants helped the stock market recover some of its losses Friday, a positive end to Wall Street's worst week in five months.
Microsoft and Google both beat earnings expectations, yields of government bonds ticked up and copper — a key industrial metal — continued its fall, losing 2 percent.
68. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association - Friday, April 19, 2013
Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).69. Dell, Icahn agree on a share ownership cap - Friday, April 12, 2013
Dell Inc. and Carl Icahn have agreed to cap his stake in the personal computer maker while the panel considers competing takeover bids from the billionaire investor, a group led by CEO Michael Dell and buyout specialist Blackstone Group.70. PC outlook darkens as sales slump deepens in 1Q - Friday, April 05, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.71. Get started before graduation - Friday, April 12, 2013
It’s always been easy to get a job out of college if mom or dad is chairman of the board.
It’s even easier if the graduate is chairman.
The experiential learning trend on university campuses fosters the career aspirations of students by helping individuals create their own companies and nonprofits – sometimes before graduation – by focusing on finding suitable internships and through course integration.72. Major Dell shareholder favors recent buyout offers - Friday, April 05, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) — A major Dell shareholder is urging the slumping personal computer maker's board to scrap a $24.4 billion deal to sell the company to a group including CEO Michael Dell and pursue two competing bids instead.73. SAC Capital portfolio manager arrested in NYC - Friday, March 29, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A senior portfolio manager for one of the nation's largest hedge funds was arrested Friday, accused of making $1.4 million illegally in a widening insider trading probe involving an investment company founded by billionaire businessman Steven A. Cohen.74. Dell drama takes new twist with 2 new buyout bids - Friday, March 22, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two new suitors pursuing Dell have a message for Wall Street: Don't allow Michael Dell to hoard potential gains from the PC maker's expansion into more profitable technology products and services.75. US stocks fall on broad concern about Europe - Friday, March 22, 2013
Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.
Optimism about a deal to prevent financial collapse in Cyprus had briefly pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a quarter-point of its record closing high, but stocks soon turned negative.76. Deal to sell Dell may be about to face competition - Friday, March 22, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Michael Dell's attempt to gain more control over his company about to turn into a financial tug-of-war?
The answer could come Friday. That's the end of a 45-day period that Dell Inc.'s board of directors set to allow for offers that might top a Feb. 5 deal to sell the personal computer maker to CEO Michael Dell and a group of investors for $24.4 billion.77. Icahn signs confidentiality agreement with Dell - Friday, March 08, 2013
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is fighting Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's plan to take the struggling company private, is entering into a confidentiality agreement that would give him access to the computer maker's financial records.78. Stocks creep up; Dow rises for seventh day running - Friday, March 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market crept higher Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its seventh straight day of gains.
Boeing was the Dow's top stock, surging 2 percent. A Boeing executive reportedly said he's confident the aircraft maker has figured out a fix for the battery problems that have grounded the 787 Dreamliner.79. Icahn proposes alternative to Dell buyout - Friday, March 01, 2013
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wants Dell Inc. to remain a public company and proposed rewarding shareholders with a large dividend payment instead of becoming private in a $24.4 billion buyout.
He says the amount being offered by a group led by Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell substantially undervalues the slumping PC maker.80. Dell committee defends $24.4B sale as best choice - Friday, March 01, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Dell Inc. committee that negotiated the slumping PC maker's $24.4 billion buyout is standing behind the deal despite the misgivings of major shareholders who believe the price is too low.81. Home Depot leads Dow average higher - Friday, February 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in home sales and strong earnings from Home Depot helped the Dow claw back more than half of its losses from Monday. Improving consumer confidence also brought back buyers to the market.82. Dell earnings down 31 percent in 4Q - Friday, February 15, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell Inc. on Tuesday posted another quarter of declining sales and profits, the type of results that have disenchanted shareholders and prompted a buyout agreement.83. Dow closes near all-time high - Friday, February 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk of more deal-making sent the stock market higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within close reach of its all-time high.
Reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger came after big corporate deals for Heinz and Dell were announced in recent weeks. Some investors are betting that more deals could be on the way as buyers pay premium prices for publicly traded companies.84. Merger activity stirs on Wall Street - Friday, February 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are buying each other again.
This year was shaping up to be one of the biggest for mergers and acquisitions since 2007. Then, on Thursday, two more blockbuster deals were announced: A $11 billion merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways, and a $23 billion takeover of ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. by a group including billionaire Warren Buffett.85. Reduced Midstate role lessens impact of Dell move to buy back stock - Friday, February 15, 2013
It’s hard to say what impact the planned $24 billion leveraged buyout of Dell will have on the computer giant’s Middle Tennessee operations, a Morningstar analyst says.
But one thing is for sure: Any potential impact has been lessened because Texas-based Dell already has reduced operations in both Davidson and Wilson counties over the past several years.86. Dell looks to calm shareholder concern over buyout - Friday, February 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Dell is trying to reassure shareholders about its proposed $24.4 billion acquisition by a group led by its founder, saying it considered a number of strategic options before agreeing to the deal.87. Dell's founder strikes deal to turn it around - Friday, February 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day.
Hailed as a young genius, he created the inexpensive, made-to-order personal computer in his University of Texas dorm room and sold it straight to the public. In the 1980s and '90s, his face appeared on magazine covers, and well before he turned 40, he was a college dropout-turned-billionaire CEO, ranked alongside Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.88. Dell to go private in $24.4B deal led by founder - Friday, February 01, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers.89. Stocks rebound on home prices, earnings; Dow closes up 99 - Friday, February 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market bounced back Tuesday following a surge in U.S. home prices and signs of recovery in Europe's economy. Strong earnings reports also helped power the gains.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 99.22 points higher at 13,979.30, erasing a large part of its loss from Monday. The index traded above 14,000 during the day before falling back in the last hour.90. Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout - Friday, January 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft has joined the negotiations to buy struggling computer maker Dell, according to media reports.
Both CNBC and The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft Corp. may invest some of the money needed to take Dell Inc. private after 25 years as a publicly traded company. Tuesday's stories cited unidentified people familiar with the negotiations.91. Stocks edge higher as retailers rally - Friday, January 11, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street after a rally in retail stocks offset concerns about flaring tensions in Washington over increasing the country's borrowing limit.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day up 27.57 points at 13,534.89. The Dow moved higher in the late afternoon after being down as much as 62 points in the early going.92. Stocks little changed on Wall Street; Apple slides - Friday, January 11, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple held down the Standard & Poor's 500, pushing it further below the five-year high it reached last week, after the technology giant's stock sank following a report that demand for the iPhone 5 may be weaker than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average edged higher.93. Stocks soar on Black Friday; tech leads the way - Friday, November 23, 2012
The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year.
Traders were encouraged by positive economic news from Germany and China, two engines of global growth. Technology stocks soared after a few weeks of selling. And early reports from retailers suggested strong consumer spending.94. Stocks finish higher on optimism over budget talks - Friday, November 16, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism that President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders will reach a deal on the budget deficit and avoid the "fiscal cliff" helped stocks notch their first advance in four days.95. Windows 8 event a subdued affair, theatrics absent - Friday, October 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — For a company that has launched products with Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Jay Leno — and has even paid to light up the Empire State Building in its signature colors — Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 on Thursday was a subdued affair.96. Taiwan company fined $500 million for LCD price fixing - Friday, September 21, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Taiwanese company was fined $500 million Thursday and its former president and executive vice president were each sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy.97. US demanding harsh penalties for price fixers - Friday, September 14, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding that a "remorseless" Taiwanese company pay a $1 billion fine and two former top executives each serve 10 years in prison for their roles as central figures in what prosecutors called the most serious price-fixing cartel ever prosecuted by the U.S.98. Events - Friday, September 14, 2012
Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. Today's class covers “What to Do If You Owe Money or Returns to the IRS: Instructors will focus on questions and problems associated with taxes and the IRS.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics, including:99. Stocks climb from lows after Fed signals help - Friday, August 17, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drew some comfort Wednesday from signals that the Federal Reserve is worried about the slow pace of the U.S. economic recovery feels more urgency about providing help.100. Events - Friday, August 03, 2012
Home-Staging Professional Course. Students can earn the ASP designation by attending this two-day course Aug. 14-15. Topics covered include improving your listing presentation, overcoming client objections to staging, marketing ideas and a staging techniques detailed lecture. Students will also view a slide show of before and after photos of what can be accomplished through staging and experience staging a home on the market with other class participants. After taking the course, agents will be able to market staging to their clients and provide better suggestions of ways to improve the home for listing presentation. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Lunch provided. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.