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1. Walgreens to shutter in-store clinics, add Jenny Craig sites -

Walgreens will shutter nearly 40% of the clinics in its stores as the drugstore chain cuts costs and shifts to other businesses it believes will draw more people through its doors.

The company said Monday that it will close 150 Walgreens-run clinics by the end of the year, but it will keep open more than 200 that are run in partnership with health care providers.

2. CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional action -

The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law.

In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress to pass a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong red flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.

3. Publix: Only officers should openly carry guns in its stores -

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — If you're carrying a gun, the Publix supermarket chain doesn't want to see it.

There are 46 Publix stores throughout Middle and East Tennessee.

Publix is joining a growing number of retailers in asking customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores, even if state laws allow it.

4. Bowden joins Stites & Harbison Nashville -

Elizabeth Anne Bowden has joined the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

She is an attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions, litigation, banking, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

5. What’s the secret to negotiating Nashville traffic? -

It was a stupid, rookie mistake. I was downtown and decided to go somewhere. In a vehicle. At, roughly, 4:45 p.m.

I can sense your eyes rolling. What an idiot, you’re probably thinking.

6. Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market -

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die.

The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players — Blue Apron and HelloFresh — less than a decade old. But they're facing serious challenges from restaurant and grocery delivery services, smaller niche players and even home chefs.

7. Beyond Meat goes public as sales of plant-based meats rise -

Beyond Meat is ready for more. The El Segundo, California-based maker of plant-based burgers and sausages will make its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.

8. As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash -

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone.

9. Sounds look to build on solid attendance stats -

The ever-increasing numbers indicate the Nashville Sounds must be doing something right.

The Sounds, entering their fifth season at First Tennessee Park in Germantown, are one of four minor league baseball teams to draw more than 600,000 fans to its home games last season.

10. Stocks slump again on Wall Street, extending weekly losses -

Technology and financial companies helped pull U.S. stocks broadly lower Thursday, marking the fourth straight loss for the S&P 500. The benchmark index is now on track for its first weekly drop since January.

11. Kroger shares plummet on weak Q4 sales, profits -

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shares of Kroger are falling sharply after the grocer's costly modernization plan dragged down profits during the fourth quarter.

The Cincinnati chain posted net income of $259 million, or 48 cents per share. That's down from last year's $854 million and per-share earnings were four cents short of Wall Street expectations, according to a survey by FactSet.

12. S&P 500 snaps 3-day losing streak as US stocks close higher -

Health care and technology companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher Friday, breaking a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index its fifth consecutive weekly gain.

Renewed optimism for a potential resolution to the U.S.-China trade conflict helped put investors in a buying mood following a Bloomberg story saying U.S. officials are preparing a deal that could be signed within a month.

13. Kroger, Nuro bringing unmanned delivery to customers -

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel.

A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile.

14. Best thing about Amazon news? We finished 3rd -

We’re No. 3! Hey! We’re No. 3! As a boast, it lacks oomph. It does not indicate superior status. We’re not No. 1, is the clear message. We’re not even No. 2.

And yet that’s the position Nashville finds itself in with Amazon, having lost out to Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia, as sites for the online retail behemoth’s new headquarters.

15. StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

16. Can Tennessee history spur neighborhood renaissance? -

Leaving the new Tennessee State Museum in the rearview mirror for a few minutes, I decide to dodge off Jefferson Street and try to catch up with the pedestrian who I later discover is a retired chief petty officer. “We ran the Navy,” he tells me, proudly.

17. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for August 2018 -

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

18. US stocks jump as inflation slows; tech rebounds -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday morning after the Labor Department said inflation slowed a bit in August. Technology companies like Apple and Microsoft made some of the largest gains after a recent bout of uncertainty, and chipmaker Qualcomm jumped after it announced a big stock repurchase.

19. 4 reasons why shoppers are in the mood to spend -

NEW YORK (AP) — The store isn't dead for Home Depot, Kohl's, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood to spend.

What's driving it? A booming economy and companies' own efforts to try to Amazon-proof their businesses. That means making their stores more pleasant, updating their websites and speeding up delivery.

20. Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores -

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment.

Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those stores at some point next year. The company said it will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.

21. Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores -

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.

Kroger Co., which orders about 6 billion bags each year, will begin phasing out their use immediately at one of its chains based in Seattle, a city that has been proactive on reducing plastic use.

22. Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries -

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb.

23. Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries -

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

The biggest U.S. grocery chain said the project will begin Thursday in Scottsdale at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger.

24. Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business.

25. Park, load, go: Amazon brings grocery pickup to Whole Foods -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, known for bringing items to shoppers' homes, is adding a curbside pickup option at Whole Foods for Prime members.

Shoppers will be able to order eggs, milk and other groceries on the Prime Now app and park in reserved spaces for workers will place the items in their cars.

26. Affinion Insurance Solutions set to be sold -

Mill Point Capital has reached an agreement to acquire Franklin-based Affinion Insurance Solutions.

Mill Point is a middle-market private equity firm. Affinion Insurance is a business services platform, distributing, marketing and administering insurance products.

27. Faster delivery of nearly everything is the next big thing -

NEW YORK (AP) — As shoppers increasingly demand that everything from hot meals and groceries to dresses, bedding and electronics be dropped off at their doorsteps, retailers are betting big on delivery services that will get them there faster.

28. Kroger to test grocery deliveries with driverless cars -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.

29. Kroger to test grocery deliveries with driverless cars -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.

30. Stock indexes edge mostly higher in early morning trading -

Stock indexes are edging mostly higher in morning trading Thursday, shaking off an early stumble. Energy and industrial companies climbed, offsetting losses in technology and health care stocks. The price of crude oil rose.

31. New psychiatric hospital planned for Nashville -

Saint Thomas Health and Acadia Healthcare are partnering to create a new 76-bed psychiatric inpatient hospital at Metro Center in Nashville.

The state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital is planned for 300 Great Circle Road. Pending certificate of need approvals, construction would begin in early 2019.

32. Bible provides political cover for 7-day liquor sales passage -

Buoyed by Bible verses and compromise giving liquor stores a head start on Sunday sales, legislation allowing grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays has passed the Senate on a 17-11 vote.

The Wednesday decision comes in the wake of a 55-35 House vote earlier in the week and sends the measure to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. The only days stores won’t be allowed to sell alcohol under the legislation will be Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

33. Bible provides political cover for 7-day liquor sales passage -

Buoyed by Bible verses and compromise giving liquor stores a head start on Sunday sales, legislation allowing grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays has passed the Senate on a 17-11 vote.

The Wednesday decision comes in the wake of a 55-35 House vote earlier in the week and sends the measure to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. The only days stores won’t be allowed to sell alcohol under the legislation will be Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

34. The next Kirkland? Online retailers create their own brands -

NEW YORK (AP) — In Andrea Bright's home, Kleenex tissues, Charmin toilet paper and Glad trash bags have all been replaced by one brand: Prince & Spring.

35. US stocks open higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving higher in early trading as the market claws back some of the ground it lost a day earlier.

Technology companies, retailers and banks rose in early trading Friday, a day after markets were rattled by fears of an escalating trade conflict as the White House announced tariffs on Chinese goods.

36. 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.

37. Less in landfills, more for hungry Tennesseans -

Tennesseans waste an estimated 40 percent of their food supply yearly, even as people go hungry in the state. It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that an estimated 1 million Tennesseans – about 315,000 of whom are children – are considered “food insecure” and don’t necessarily know from where their next meal is coming.

38. Industrials, banks weigh on stock prices -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell on Wall Street as banks and industrial companies posted sizable losses.

Citigroup lost 1.9 percent Wednesday and aerospace giant Boeing gave up 2.5 percent.

39. Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime-time -

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader Amazon.com.

40. US stocks edge higher; Express Scripts jumps on deal news -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday morning as they continue a recovery that started late the previous day. Technology companies and retailers are making some of the biggest gains. Industrial companies are rising after the White House said President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that give exemptions to Canada and Mexico. Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts jumped after health insurer Cigna agreed to buy it.

41. Delta CEO insists "we are not taking sides" in US gun debate -

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines showed no signs Friday of backing away from a decision to cancel discounts for the National Rifle Association, despite a revenge move by state leaders that deprived the airline of a significant tax break.

42. US companies take a stand, raise age to purchase guns -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand.

43. Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it -

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

44. Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods. The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership. It is the company's biggest move since it bought the organic grocer last year.

45. State voters have more to fear than Russian meddling -

About 30 years ago, my wife and I were hanging out with another couple and decided to make a big night of it. We’d go out for Mexican food and then rent a movie.

After we had some Mexican grub, we went to Kroger to find a flick. As we perused the selections, my friend said, “What about a Russian spy movie?” To which his girlfriend (future wife, now ex-wife) whined, “John, you know I don’t speak Russian.” (His name is changed to protect the innocent.)

46. US stocks up broadly in early trading; oil prices rising -

U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher in early trading Thursday as technology companies rebounded after a steep sell-off a day earlier. Banks and health care stocks also posted solid gains. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude oil. New data showing consumer spending grew in October also helped lift the market.

47. Kroger to sell own line of clothing aimed at the family -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger is launching its own fashion line starting next fall.

The nation's largest supermarket chain said Friday that the brand will first make its debut at Fred Meyer and Kroger Marketplace stores, totaling 300 locations across the country. The casual collection will span from children to teens to adults.

48. Kroger says it may sell its 780 convenience stores -

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket operator Kroger says it is considering selling its gas station convenience stores, such as KwikShop, Loaf 'N Jug and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.

Kroger Co. says the business, which has more than 780 stores and 11,000 employees, would be more valuable outside of the company. A sale would leave Kroger with about 2,800 supermarkets.

49. US stocks dip after record run as tech companies skid -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning after finishing at record highs the last two days. Technology and health care companies, the best-performing sectors of the market in 2017, are taking some of the biggest losses. Prices paid by consumers jumped in August, which could be a sign inflation is increasing, but it's not clear how much of a role Hurricane Harvey played in the change.

50. US stocks waver again as energy companies fall -

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and energy companies skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. indexes little changed on the day and slightly lower for the week.

51. What grocery shoppers want: Low prices, one-stop shopping -

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Brown visited a Whole Foods for the first time in at least five months with one goal: see how much Amazon had cut prices. She did buy almond milk, yogurt and lunch meat, but doesn't plan to quit her usual grocers, Walmart and HEB, where she says she finds bigger selections and lower prices.

52. Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, "farm fresh" Amazon Echo -

NEW YORK (AP) — A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less.

Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing prices, adding its logo on signs and setting up a stand of "farm fresh" Amazon Echo voice-assistant devices by store entrances. It's just the first taste of the moves the e-commerce giant will make at the organic grocer after it completed the $13.7 billion deal on Monday.

53. Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week.

54. ‘Cheap’ improvements are expensive at selling time -

Our son had a couple of warts on his feet a few years back, and a doctor suggested applying Compound W and covering with duct tape. A few lay people recommended the duct tape even without the medication. I was astounded to find that the process worked and young Tom was finally wartless.

55. At 70, John Prine is the hippest songwriter in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached.

"I said, 'Hey, my name is Kacey and I am a really big fan. I don't want to offend you or anything, but is there any way you might want to burn one with me?'" Musgraves recalled saying after one of his shows in Nashville, Tennessee.

56. Grocery store stocks plummet after Amazon-Whole Foods deal -

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is sending the stocks of grocery store operators and other companies that compete with Whole Foods plunging.

Investors worry that Amazon, which has already won over hordes of shoppers of clothing, electronics and many other kinds of goods, wreaking havoc on department stores and other brick-and-mortar retailers, will do the same thing with groceries.

57. Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a stunning move that gives it hundreds of stores across the U.S. — a brand-new laboratory for radical retail experiments that could revolutionize the way people buy groceries.

58. Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores; Dow ticks up -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods sent grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors plunging Friday. Energy companies rose while other stocks were little changed.

59. Kroger cuts profit outlook after sales figure falls again -

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger Co. says that sales at established stores fell for the second straight quarter after more than seven years of consecutive growth, signaling that competition for the supermarket is growing more intense.

60. US stocks move lower as technology companies keep falling -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Thursday morning and following international markets lower. Technology companies and retailers are taking some of the largest losses. Investors appeared rattled that the Bank of England came close to raising interest rates sooner than many had expected, and by reports the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.

61. One-light town going through big changes -

Anyone looking to buy a home in Sumner County probably has already discovered three facts: existing inventory is low, new construction is what’s available, and a buyer’s best bet is White House.

62. Builders, buyers discover hidden gem in White House -

Erin Robertson, 30, and her husband, Joel, 34, moved to White House in 2013, drawn to the rural nature of the small city far removed from traffic and crowds but close enough to I-65 they can get to Nashville or Bowling Green fairly quickly.

63. US stock indexes pull back from record highs; Oil falls -

Banks and other financial companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Thursday, erasing some of the gains from a day earlier, when indexes soared to their latest record highs.

Materials and industrials companies also fell sharply. Energy stocks declined along with the price of crude oil. Utilities and phone company stocks bucked the broader market slide.

64. US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Oil falls -

U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Thursday, giving up some of their gains from a day earlier when the market surged to its latest record high. Materials stocks were down the most. Energy companies also fell as crude prices headed lower. Utilities were up the most. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings.

65. Siloam Health expands board with 4 appointments -

Siloam Health, a charitable clinic for the uninsured, has announced the addition of four business and community leaders to its board of directors. These additions to the board come just after the ministry celebrated 25 years of service in the Nashville-area, marked by a 25-year anniversary gala at the end of the year attended by over 900 individuals and the introduction of a fresh logo mark and brand package that captures the welcoming spirit of the organization.

66. ‘Pie Man’ proudly shares Nashville’s sweet side -

Herman Patton joyfully hollers “everything is pie-tastic” in the world of his heroic alter ego.

“Just call me ‘The Pie Man,’” he says of the gastronomic super hero name he has earned by baking, selling and giving away pies, with generous doses of smiles on the side.

67. US stocks make small gains as banks trade higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S.stocks are mostly higher Thursday morning as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen emphasizes that the Fed plans to raise interest rates, which is sending bond yields higher and giving banks a boost. Companies that make and sell food and household goods are lagging the market after Wal-Mart and Smucker announced disappointing sales.

68. US stocks close higher as investors buy big dividend payers -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished slightly higher on Wednesday as investors picked stocks that pay big dividends, like real estate and phone companies. Energy companies fell with the price of oil and health care stocks continued to slide.

69. Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings, invest in online -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slow its new store openings and pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels, the company said Thursday.

70. Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings, invest in online -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to slow new store openings as it looks to pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels.

Wal-Mart closed on its more than $3 billion buyout of the fast online retailer Jet.com last month, showing how heavily it's willing to invest as it tries to boost online sales that totaled $13.7 billion last year — still just a fraction of the company's annual revenue.

71. US stock indexes mixed; Nasdaq ekes out another record high -

Even on a day when the major U.S. stock indexes barely budged, the market notched another milestone.

The Nasdaq composite eked out a gain, pushing the tech-heavy index to its second record-high close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index drifted in the opposite direction, closing slightly in the red.

72. The world at your doorstep -

There is nothing you can’t get delivered these days. If you can imagine owning it, it’s only a matter of time before it can be in your possession, brought to your front door within minutes, hours or days from the first moment you even conjured the thought of having it.

73. Wal-Mart raises annual profit; tops Street 2Q forecasts -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart raised its earnings outlook for the year and delivered strong profit and sales in the second quarter after the world's largest retailer revamped its stores and improved the shopping experience online, changes that appear to be winning over customers.

74. Mt. Juliet orchard owners giving up their slice of Eden -

MT. JULIET – Bouncing the decade-old John Deere Gator through the golden-delicious orchard – the pastoral locale for so many autumn memories with my kids (when they were kids) – driver and orchard-master Tommy Breeden jostles us around trees, over uneven ground and beneath low-hanging fruit.

75. Got a food crisis? Blue Bell shows how to regain public trust -

If food recalls seem to have you cross-checking your pantry or freezer more often, it’s likely you are.

A quick look at the latest listings on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website shows 108 recalls from May 11 through July 9 this year. The list includes items you could find in any home in Tennessee – Krusteaz Pancake Mix at Kroger that may be contaminated with E.coli, macadamia nuts from Whole Foods Market with salmonella – even Dollywood Cajun Mix with listeria.

76. From Starbucks barista to Le Cordon Bleu student -

I visit Starbucks probably more than I should. However, I have loved coffee for as far back as I can remember.

No matter which way I leave my neighborhood, I have to pass a Starbucks, which almost always calls me to it. So I have befriended several of the baristas at one particular store. I know most of them by name, and they know me as well.

77. Let's put on a (big, original, really ambitious) show! -

COOKEVILLE – “Hey kids! Let’s put on a show!” Well, the same sentiment – if not those specific words – that guided Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and the rest from gloom and into the world of entertainment is pretty similar to what’s going on in Cookeville these days.

78. ABC: Hundreds of grocery stores approved for wine sales -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Alcoholic Beverage Commission has announced that most of the Tennessee grocery stores that applied to sell wine under a new state liquor law have received a license to do so.

Among the retailers that have received retail food store licenses to sell wine starting July 1 are 72 Kroger stores, 104 Wal-Mart stores and 16 Sam's Clubs, said ABC executive director Clay Byrd.

79. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions for April 2016 -

Top commercial real estate sales, April 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

80. Supermarket operator Kroger to hire 14,000 employees -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its supermarket chains, including Ralphs, Fred Meyer and Food 4 Less.

81. 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.

82. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand -

When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.

83. Back to Cuba? No, Martinez happy in Nashville -

When Chuchi hugs me after his black beans and rice, I mentally thank Barack Obama (I’ll get back to him much later) for leading me to one of Nashville’s most urban intersections, where I sit at an alfresco café table, watching the traffic whip by and listening to sirens and parking-lot conversation conducted, for the most part, in a foreign language.

84. US stocks take small losses; Kroger, Costco sink -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined Thursday morning, with utility companies taking the biggest losses. Oil prices traded lower. The price of oil and the broader market both rose modestly a day earlier.

85. ‘Comfy’ foods a perfect way to beat the chill -

All the snowy, cold weather we’ve had left me in search of warm, cozy recipes. And just watching the news of all the blizzards in the rest of the States leaves me bundled up by the fire.

This past week, I made a large pot of chili, a large pot of beef-barley vegetable soup, and a casserole of creamy, cheesy enchiladas, all great dishes for staying inside and watching the snow and ice, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. And there was plenty of all of that throughout the world.

86. US stocks slip as Wal-Mart earnings hit retailers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging mostly lower Thursday morning, led by declines in consumer stocks after Wal-Mart reported disappointing results and cut its sales projections. The market is coming off a three-day rally, its longest so far this year. The price of crude oil continued to recover.

87. Meeting the demands of a rapidly aging population -

When Gov. Bill Haslam gave his annual State of the State address on February 1, he proposed a $34.8 billion plan providing new spending on colleges and universities, road projects and a large deposit into Tennessee’s emergency budget reserves.

88. Music City has chocolate to soothe any sweet tooth -

If you’ve ever seen someone at a local meat and three restaurant order sweet tea and still add sugar, then Nashville’s sweet tooth is no surprise.

And like health care and high tech, this has become the place to be for those looking to satisfy those calorie-dense cravings.

89. Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

90. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions for October 2015 -

Top commercial real estate transactions, October 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

91. Kroger to buy Roundy's for $178M to expand in Midwest -

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger said Wednesday that it plans to buy fellow grocer Roundy's for about $178 million to expand in the Midwest.

Roundy's Inc. owns about 150 stores in Wisconsin and Illinois. Its shops include Copps, Mariano's, Metro Market and Pick 'n Save.

92. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions for September 2015 -

Top commercial real estate transactions, September 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

93. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for August 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, August 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

94. Hanto named director of Vanderbilt Transplant Center -

Douglas Hanto M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, has been named the Center’s new director.

Hanto, an internationally recognized leader in organ transplantation, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 2014 as the center’s associate director and has since worked with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to establish a comprehensive pediatric liver center at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

95. What better place for an NRA convention? -

When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.

In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

96. Need even cheaper gas? Groceries, big boxes have it -

Why be content with low gas prices when you can get discounted low gas prices?

Consumers are filling up at fuel centers associated with a business where shopping for products offers discounts at the pump.

97. Coke bets on 'premium milk' to boost category -

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.

The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks is one way the world's biggest beverage maker is seeking to diversify its offerings as Americans continue turning away from soft drinks.

98. Goat milk and smart marketing -

Maybe it was that last Facebook post that put them over the top. Or, maybe it was the #voteforgoats hashtag.

Little Seed Farm’s goats aren’t telling, but they do look a bit smug.

99. Green Hills in full boom despite traffic woes -

Stephen Graw first moved to Green Hills in 2004 right after college, renting a house with a bunch of buddies from school. Like his neighborhood, he’s done a lot of growing in the last decade and is now a senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness Nashville and on the Chamber West Leadership Council.

100. Titans, Second Harvest holding pregame food drive -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Titans are holding a food drive in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee before their Monday night game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.