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1. Judge denies access to rioter's community service records -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has denied a news media coalition's request for public access to records of court-ordered community service by one of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last year.

2. Facebook Inc.: A look at other corporate rebranding efforts -

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., joining a long list of companies that have tried to rebrand themselves over the years.

The move comes as the company deals with the fallout from the Facebook Papers, a leaked document trove that has revealed the ways Facebook ignored internal reports and warnings of the harms its social network created or magnified across the world.

3. Tribune shareholders approve takeover by Alden Global -

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country's largest newspaper chains, on Friday approved a takeover by hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

Alden, which already owned one-third of Tribune, now takes full control of the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other Tribune papers in a deal worth roughly $630 million. Through its Digital First Media chain, Alden also owns the Boston Herald, Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News.

4. Courier Journal stopping Louisville presses permanently -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The presses at the Courier Journal building in downtown Louisville are stopping for good.

The newspaper's printing and packaging facility will close permanently in March, according to officials with Gannett, which owns the Courier Journal. Printing and other production operations will be split between Gannett-owned newspapers in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Indianapolis, the Courier Journal reported.

5. Virus testing lab suspended by state after false positives -

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say.

6. Tennessean fires ad manager for end of times ad -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee newspaper has fired its advertising manager after a full-page advertisement from a religious group predicting a terrorist attack in Nashville next month appeared in its pages.

7. Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant -

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

8. News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information -

NEW YORK (AP) — News organizations across the United States are lifting paywalls to share coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, a public service many hope will convince more readers to eventually become paying customers.

9. Daily Memphian finds success with subscriber model -

The online-only Daily Memphian is a good example of what a fledgling news startup can achieve in a barren media landscape – and the kind of success that the recently announced iteration of the Nashville Banner hopes to someday match.

10. Principals hope long-dormant Banner name still ‘resonates’ in 21st century -

This isn’t your grandparents’ Nashville Banner. But naming their new online public service journalism project after a paper shuttered 22 years ago was both an homage and a no-brainer, say Steve Cavendish and Demetria Kalodimos, the driving forces behind the venture that will launch later this year.

11. A new model for online journalism -

Whether via traditional, electronic or social media, you’ve probably read, seen or heard by now that the Nashville Banner is coming back to life – sort of a modern-day Phoenix rising from the ashes of the newspaper’s 1998 shuttering after 122 years of publication.

12. 2 top execs stepping down at publisher Tribune amid turmoil -

Two top executives at newspaper publisher Tribune are stepping down as the company deals with its largest shareholder, a hedge fund known for cutting newsroom jobs, and grapples with a decline in revenue as the print-ad business shrinks.

13. Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection -

NEW YORK (AP) — McClatchy, the publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay off debt while revenue shrinks because more readers and advertisers are going online.

14. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for November 2019 -

Top residential real estate sales, November 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

15. Gannett: 'Frontline' reporting jobs will be last to get cut -

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged significant cost cuts, but say they are aiming to shield reporting jobs as much as possible.

16. Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune's largest shareholder -

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Alden Global Capital is now the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News.

Tribune says Alden, a hedge fund known for layoffs and slashing costs at newspapers it acquires, purchased the 25% stake from former Tribune chairman Michael Ferro. Tribune says it's talking with Alden about adding two board seats.

17. ‘He’s a nice guy if you tell him the truth’ -

Phil Williams is often described as the most feared man in local journalism. The longtime chief investigative reporter for WTVF-NewsChannel 5 has spent the last three decades in Nashville bringing down corrupt politicians, outing incompetents in public office – along with the shady machinations that put them in power in the first place – and exposing all manner of wrongdoing.

18. GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chain -

NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse has closed its $1.1 billion takeover of Gannett, promising a $300 million cut in annual costs as it becomes the country's largest newspaper company by far at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline.

19. GateHouse-Gannett newspaper deal clears US antitrust review -

NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse and Gannett say their newspaper deal has cleared U.S. antitrust review. It still needs approval from European regulators and stockholders of both companies. The two say they expect the deal to close this year.

20. Newspaper chain GateHouse buying Gannett, USA Today owner -

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the country's largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline in printed editions.

GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $12.06 a share in cash and stock, or about $1.4 billion. The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the U.S. along with more than 300 weeklies. It would be the largest U.S. newspaper company by far, with a print circulation of 8.7 million, 7 million more than the new No. 2, McClatchy, according to media expert Ken Doctor.

21. Stocks give up an early gain, close lower -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gave up an early gain and are closing broadly lower, giving the market its first weekly loss after two weeks of gains.

Indexes set record highs on Monday but then wobbled for the rest of the week.

22. Justices side with business, government in information fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data it was seeking.

23. Apple's news subscription service a mixed bag for publishers -

NEW YORK (AP) — On Monday, Apple launched what some have called a "Netflix for news" — a $10-a-month subscription service that offers access to hundreds of magazines and a handful of newspapers. But most major U.S. news publishers aren't participating.

24. The Tennessean’s move about more than a new address -

In a letter of July 23, 1938, to what was then The Nashville Tennessean, a Mrs. Ann Stewart commended the paper on its new 1100 Broadway digs.

“Amid such comfort and home-like atmosphere as we find in the plant and among its people,” she wrote, “we can understand now how easily minds can function and deliver us the ‘facts’ each day that concern our country, state and city and are of first importance to any loyal citizen.”

25. USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo -

PHOENIX (AP) — The editor of USA Today apologized Thursday for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch.

Nicole Carroll said in an editorial published in the newspaper that it was recently brought to her attention "that I was involved in publishing such a photo when I was in college."

26. Technology companies lead stocks higher after an early slide -

Stocks recovered from an early wobble Monday, lifting the benchmark S&P 500 to its fourth straight gain.

Technology companies led the broad move higher, outweighing losses in health care, materials and utilities stocks.

27. Gannett turns down hedge fund-backed Digital First Media -

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of USA Today and dozens of other newspapers said no to a hedge-fund backed media group with a reputation for slashing jobs, but the buyout fight may not be over.

28. Another sign of weakness in China weighs on US stocks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took small losses Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December, but the market didn't come close to matching the plunges it took in the last few months.

Indexes in Europe and Asia headed slightly lower after the latest report added more evidence that China's economy is weakening. Major U.S. indexes fell about 1 percent at the start of trading, but soon recovered much of what they'd lost. Technology companies slumped.

29. Bid for Gannett latest challenge for newspaper industry -

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge-fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies across the U.S., is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses — as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage — in the already battered newspaper industry.

30. $1 million-plus Middle Tennessee commercial sales for Q2 2018 -

Commercial real estate sales, Second quarter 2018, of $1 million of more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

31. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for June 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, June 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

32. Daily news website announced in Memphis, to launch in fall -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Journalists in Memphis have announced a new online news site that will publish stories daily and will be available by subscription.

Eric Barnes is the president and executive editor of The Daily Memphian. Barnes told a news conference Monday that The Daily Memphian will launch in the fall with news including politics, government, community issues, arts, education, business, food and sports.

33. Gannett reports $377K loss in first quarter -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. on Monday reported a loss of $377,000 in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the McLean, Virginia-based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 13 cents per share.

34. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for March 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, March 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

35. 'He got in there and got pictures that no one else could have gotten' -

Not everyone wants to be photographed. The homeless, gang members, certain religious groups, the disenfranchised, victims of crime and natural disaster, even the most private individuals among us.

The job of the photojournalist is to establish trust with the subject, to make a connection no matter what the circumstances. Few do that as well as John Partipilo.

36. Gannett beats 3Q profit expectations, misses on revenue -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $23 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

37. Gannett posts first-quarter loss of $2.1 million -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett Co. posted a first-quarter loss as its costs rose, but it still beat Wall Street expectations as acquisitions drove revenue higher.

Shares of the Mclean, Virginia, company rose about 2 percent to $8.90 in premarket trading.

38. Gannett Co. tops Street 4Q forecasts -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. (GCI) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $24.6 million.

The McLean, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 21 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 50 cents per share.

39. US stock indexes move higher, renewing record highs -

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks higher Thursday afternoon, pushing the major indexes further into record territory. Investors were poring over earnings from Kellogg, Viacom and other companies. Energy stocks were also up as the price of crude oil headed higher. Utilities and materials were lagging the market.

40. Commercial Appeal publisher Cogswell steps down -

MEMPHIS (AP) — George Cogswell III has stepped down as publisher and president of The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, where he's served since 2012.

The 57-year-old Cogswell led one of the state's oldest and largest daily newspapers through two ownership changes in two years, most recently to Gannett Inc., which also owns The Tennessean of Nashville, the Knoxville News Sentinel and USA Today. The Memphis paper celebrated its 175th year in 2016.

41. Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc -

NEW YORK (AP) — USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.

Gannett's target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett since April because it said it preferred to go it alone and focus on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news and video.

42. Stocks fade as nervous investors watch 2016 election -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed broadly lower on Tuesday, as nervous investors continued to monitor the run-up to the 2016 election, which is turning out to be closer than previously expected.

Newspaper stocks fell as Gannett and Tronc, publisher of The Los Angeles Times, called off a merger and drugmaker Pfizer fell as the company cut its full-year forecast.

43. Rogers joins BlackLine Advisory Group -

BlackLine Advisory Group, led by financial technology veterans Pat Moran, Howard Herndon and Joshua Rosenblatt, has added Courtney Rogers as advisor. Rogers has extensive experience in financial matters, including bonds, loans and distressed lending. She has worked as a corporate bankruptcy restructuring and litigation attorney for a New York City law firm, handled due diligence and litigation e-discovery matters, and served as a distressed debt and special situations analyst at a large international bank.

44. AP, other media sue FBI for details on iPhone hacking tool -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press and two other news organizations sued the FBI on Friday to learn who the government paid and how much it spent to hack into an iPhone in its investigation into last year's San Bernardino, California, massacre.

45. Lighting up Broadway -

If you see a lot of construction cranes in Nashville now, just wait. More are on the way, and they’re heading to Broadway.

The Tennessean’s parent company is selling its 10 acres in and around 1100 Broadway, home to the daily since the 1930s. One block east, a Hyatt Regency Hotel is in the works for the corner of 10th and Broadway, part of nearly 15 acres that LifeWay Christian Resources sold to developers last year for $125 million.

46. The Tennessean to sell longtime Nashville offices -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessean is putting its longtime offices in downtown Nashville up for sale.

The newspaper reports (http://tnne.ws/2bODpVH) that no price has been named for the 10-acre property that is located in the Gulch neighborhood of the city.

47. Lanquist named general counsel for Bar Association -

Edward D. Lanquist, Jr., managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., has been appointed general counsel of the Tennessee Bar Association.

The general counsel is chosen by the president of the TBA and serves a volunteer, one-year term. As general counsel, Lanquist will provide counsel to the board and board members and be actively involved in governance of the organization.

48. Gannett still in the hunt for Tribune Publishing -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett is still in the hunt for Tribune Publishing, a day after investors in the Chicago company showed lackluster support for its board.

A regulatory filing Monday showed more than 40 percent of voting shareholders withheld support for directors put up by the Tribune.

49. Tribune renames itself 'Tronc' while Gannett weighs its bid -

NEW YORK (AP) — We still don't know if USA Today owner Gannett will continue its $864 million bid for Tribune Publishing, but we do know that no one will have Tribune to kick around anymore.

That's because it's changing its corporate name — to Tronc Inc., standing for "Tribune online content." It's also the former name of Tribune's new "content curation and monetization" technology, which it now calls TroncX. That's the backbone of Tribune's plan to squeeze more money out of digital ads and customize news articles for readers.

50. Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.

Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in McLean, Virginia, put the total value of the revised offer at about $864 million, which includes some $385 million in debt.

51. US stocks close slightly lower as investors wait for Fed -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a quiet day slightly lower on Monday as investors sat on the sidelines waiting for more clues about whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month. Energy stocks  fell along with the price of crude oil.

52. Gannett raises offer for Tribune Publishing by 22 percent -

NEW YORK (AP) — USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers adopted a "poison pill" plan to thwart the unsolicited offer.

53. US stocks climb in broad rally as crude oil rises -

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in oil prices and some deal news helped send stocks up broadly Monday, breaking a three-day losing streak.

Investors bought from the start of trading, pushing oil drillers and other energy stocks up sharply. A bullish oil report from Goldman Sachs helped send benchmark U.S. crude up 3.3 percent to its highest close in six months. All 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose.

54. Tribune adopts shareholder rights plan to fend off Gannett -

NEW YORK (AP) — In an attempt to fend off a takeover by USA Today owner Gannett, Tribune Publishing says it adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan.

Known as a "poison pill," these types of plans are used to fight off hostile takeovers.

55. Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett's 'opportunistic' bid -

Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett's more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it's too little for the company that owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.

56. Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett is escalating its pursuit of rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers, said Monday that withholding a vote at Tribune's annual meeting next month will send a message to the management team that it needs to engage in takeover talks.

57. Tribune calls Gannett 'erratic,' but still reviewing deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was "erratic" and "unreliable" as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.

Nonetheless, Tribune said it is still considering the $388 million takeover offer from Gannett.

58. US stocks slip as energy companies fall with oil prices -

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.

59. USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune -

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.

60. Feds approve Gannett $280M purchase of Journal Media Group -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal regulators have approved media company Gannett's purchase of newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million.

The two companies said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the purchase. The deal is expected to close Friday.

61. Consolidation of state’s newspapers bad for taxpayers -

The federal government isn’t likely to descend on Tennessee with trust-busting vengeance once three of the state’s four largest newspapers are owned by the same company.

Newspapers are too far down a virtual slippery slope of monopolism to retrieve from the hands of Gannett, which recently announced it plans to pay $280 million for Journal Media Group, the owner of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and Knoxville News Sentinel.

62. Gannett Co. acquires Knoxville, Memphis newspapers, others for $280M -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.

63. From Banner to bankruptcy -

More than 17 years after the Nashville Banner ceased publication, another chapter in the story – perhaps the last – has been written in Winchester’s Eastern District bankruptcy court with the final disposition of Irby C. Simpkins Jr.’s Chapter 7 case.

64. Hopes for an end to oil price rout sends stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in oil prices helped push U.S. stocks indexes sharply higher for a second day on Tuesday, erasing much of their losses from the start of the year.

U.S. benchmark oil surged 7 percent on hopes that a seven-month collapse in prices that had rattled financial markets was ending. All 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose, led a 2.8 percent gain in energy shares.

65. Tennessean newspaper to make cuts, reshuffle -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville has announced it will make cuts and reshuffle its newsroom.

The move comes as parent company Gannett divides its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

66. Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two -

NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

67. John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies -

NASHVILLE (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

68. News media challenge ban on journalism drones -

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.

69. Gannett 1Q net profit falls 43 pct -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny.

70. Gannett 4Q profit down 12 pct on lower ad spending -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net income dropped 12 percent, partially a result of the absence of the record-high political advertising that boosted its results a year earlier.

71. S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news.

Earnings will hold investors' attention this week as major U.S. companies including McDonald's, Boeing and Procter & Gamble report their results. Rising profits have been one of the key supports for this year's rally in stocks.

72. Belo shareholders approve Gannett deal -

DALLAS (AP) — Belo Corp. shareholders on Wednesday approved Gannett Co.'s proposed acquisition of the broadcast company.

73. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

74. Gannett to buy TV station owner Belo for $1.5B -

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett says it's reached a deal to buy TV station owner Belo for about $1.5 billion in cash.

Under the agreement, the newspaper and TV station owner will buy Belo, based in Dallas, for $13.75 per share. That represents a 28 percent premium over Belo's Wednesday closing price.

75. US stock market moves higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of better economic reports helped nudge the U.S. stock market up Thursday afternoon, even as the Japanese market plunged again.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,624 as of 1 p.m. The index is coming off three days of losses and has dropped 1.1 percent so far this week.

76. Des Moines publisher takes over at The Tennessean -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessean has announced that Laura Hollingsworth has been named its new president and publisher.

According to the paper (http://tnne.ws/10vaiEP), Hollingsworth comes to Nashville from The Des Moines Register, where she has been president and publisher since 2007.

77. AP sees slight revenue decline in 2012 -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Monday that its revenue declined slightly in 2012 because U.S. elections and the Olympics drew less interest than expected, but it was largely successful in replacing lost revenue with increased sales of video and photos.

78. Judge rules for AP in copyright dispute -

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled for The Associated Press on Wednesday in its lawsuit challenging the use of story excerpts by Meltwater U.S. Holdings Inc. and its Meltwater News Service.

79. Lawmakers want more meetings with DCS -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State lawmakers told the interim commissioner of the embattled Department of Children's Services on Wednesday that they want to be made aware of the agency's challenges so they can help address its problems.

80. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Jan. 2013 -

Top January 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

81. Gannett posts lower 4Q net income -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. reported a 12 percent decline in its fourth-quarter net income Monday, largely because of restructuring expenses and a tax benefit that boosted the previous year's results. But revenue increased 9 percent thanks to robust political advertising, increasing digital subscriptions and an extra week in the quarter.

82. Gannett reports higher 3Q earnings, revenue -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. reported higher net income and revenue on Monday, helped by strong gains in political and Olympics-related advertising.

83. NYT shares hit new 52-week high on upgrade -

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co.'s stock rose on Thursday after an analyst raised his rating and price target on the shares.

84. Top commercial real estate transactions for July 2012 -

July 2012 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

85. Meharry doctor to lead National Medical Association -

Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, will be installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 during the NMA 2012 annual convention and scientific assembly in New Orleans.

86. Gannett shares rise on $1.3B capital return plan -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gannett's stock rose more than 4 percent Wednesday, after the company outlined a plan to return $1.3 billion to shareholders by 2015.

Gannett Co., Inc., the diversified media company and publisher of newspapers, including USA Today, said Wednesday at a meeting with investors and analysts that it plans to more than double its annual dividend to 80 cents per share. The first quarterly dividend of 20 cents will be paid in April. It will also buy back $300 million worth of shares in the next two years.

87. Gannett 4Q earnings, revenue decline -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. reported a 33 percent drop in its fourth-quarter net income Monday. The media company, which publishes USA Today and owns a network of broadcast, digital and other publishing properties, said profits were weighed down by restructuring costs and other charges, as well as a revenue decline.

88. Market gains fade on fears of Germany downgrade -

Stock indexes gave back some of their gains Monday and the euro turned lower against the dollar following a report that Germany and five other major European nations could risk having their credit ratings downgraded.

89. Gannett reports lower 2nd-quarter earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — Gannett Co, the publisher of USA Today and more than 80 other daily newspapers, said Monday that its second quarter net income declined 23 percent, dragged down by lower ad revenue in its publishing segment.

90. Stock futures drop ahead of busy earnings week -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are falling ahead of a busy week for corporate earnings reports.

Toy maker Hasbro Inc., newspaper chain Gannett Co. Inc. and broker Charles Schwab Corp. report on Monday. Hasbro said net income rose in the second quarter on stronger sales of Transformers action figures and other products.

91. Wal-Mart remains atop Fortune 500 list -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. remains atop the Fortune 500 list even as it struggled to keep its U.S. customers coming in the door.

92. Men with Hats explores subculture of Lincoln 'presenters' -

Nashville’s Elvis Wilson – a veteran of the advertising business in Nashville – hopes Abe Lincoln propels him into the big-time.

Being Lincoln: Men With Hats, the documentary that explores the phenomenon and the subculture in the world of Lincoln “presenters,” as they prefer to be called, is his first full-length feature and something he hopes leads to a career in film.