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.
34. What to watch for in this year’s Super Bowl ads - Friday, January 30, 2015
Regardless of what happens on the field, history will be made at this year’s Super Bowl of advertising – starting with a record price tag of roughly $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, a significant spike from the $4 million advertisers forked over last year.35. Smith tapped to lead Stites & Harbison - Friday, January 30, 2015
Stites & Harbison, PLLC veteran attorney Gregory D. Smith has been named office executive member for the firm’s Nashville office.36. New guidelines issued for US news media leak investigations - Friday, January 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday announced revised guidelines for obtaining records from the news media during leak investigations, removing language that news organizations said was ambiguous and requiring additional consultation before a journalist can be subpoenaed.37. Hot cars at the Detroit auto show - Friday, January 09, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.
Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show:38. No one knows his audience like Bart Durham - Friday, January 09, 2015
If, as the saying goes, everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, Bart Durham’s has come in 15 and 30-second spurts – the length of the commercials that depict him as a lawyer everyman, ever-ready to tilt at windmills for the sake of justice for the working class.39. Sector-by-sector breakdown of 2014's market moves - Friday, January 02, 2015
It was another great year for the stock market in 2014, but as is often the case the gains were not evenly distributed across industries.
Many investors just wanted to play it safe with high-yielding, low-volatility stocks like power companies. A collapse in the price of oil left energy stocks with the biggest loss in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Airlines gained as their fuel costs dropped.40. Nashville School of Law adds Hudson to faculty - Friday, December 26, 2014
Nashville School of Law has appointed noted author and scholar David Hudson as director of academic affairs and legal writing and as a faculty member.
Hudson will also serve as the First Amendment ombudsman for the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, reflecting a new bridge between the organizations that will stimulate analysis and study of evolving First Amendment issues.41. Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows - Friday, December 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and a rising stock market has Americans feeling richer and spending a bit more.42. 8 social media missteps to avoid - Friday, December 12, 2014
Social media can be an effective marketing channel, and the cost to entry – the hard cost, that is – is relatively low.
Consider, though, your annual salary multiplied by the number of hours you and your team spend on social media each year, and you will no doubt want to ensure that you are getting the most out of that significant time investment by avoiding these common missteps.43. Hanto will lead pediatric liver transplant program - Friday, December 05, 2014
Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, will work with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.44. Yard work waiting? Hit Mowz app and take a nap - Friday, December 05, 2014
It’s hard to decide what’s less fun, mowing the lawn or raking leaves. If you loathe both in equal measure, however, help may be just a few clicks away.
Mowz, an app-based service offering a mobile way to book multiple landscaping services, has made its way to Nashville. It’s the latest offshoot from Plowz, which began as a snowplowing-assistance app in upstate New York last winter and has since migrated to more than 20 cities.45. US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks returned to record levels on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy stocks. The stock market also gained after the completion of midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.46. Attorney General Slatery names solicitor general - Friday, October 31, 2014
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has announced that Andrée Sophia Blumstein will join the office as solicitor general. Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions, and advise the attorney general.47. 'Nobody knows who Lane Kiffin is,' says UT's Jones - Friday, October 24, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Public Enemy No. 1 returns to Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.
Nope, not University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Not the Crimson Tide fans.
Lane Kiffin.48. Lifepoint appoints gov’t relations director - Friday, October 10, 2014
LifePoint Hospitals has named J.L. Osei Mevs to director of government relations.
Mevs brings 15 years of experience in public policy and legislative strategy, regulatory research and analysis, government relations, business development and community outreach. He previously was with Meharry Medical College, where he served as vice president of external affairs and business development.49. Events - Friday, October 10, 2014
YP Nashville Connect. Young professionals attending can find out how they can get connected and involved in the Nashville area. Display booths will be staffed by members of more than 25 young professional organizations that are a part of YP Nashville so you can learn about the benefits and offerings of their organization. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave South, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.50. China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances - Friday, September 26, 2014
BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.51. Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval - Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.
Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood's lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of two oil companies in Alaska.52. 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.53. The road to better mass transit: New MTA CEO says Amp will be success only if part of larger system - Friday, September 19, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.54. Coalition works to preserve Nashville's Music Row - Friday, August 29, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — With development squeezing Nashville's famous Music Row, some in the music industry say time is running out to preserve the district's character and the studios where the Music City's iconic sounds were born.55. Lanquist named fellow of American Bar Foundation - Friday, September 05, 2014
Edward D. Lanquist Jr., managing shareholder at Waddey Patterson, has been selected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Established in 1955, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, legal scholars and law faculty who have been elected by their peers to become members. Members have demonstrated outstanding achievements in and dedication to their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.56. Events - Friday, August 29, 2014
Live on the Green. This week: Johnnyswim, Delta Spirit, Cage the Elephant beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Since its inception in 2009, more than 200,000 fans from 29 states and 10 countries have attended the free outdoor music festival. It also has hosted more than 70 artists, including Alabama Shakes, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, Dr. John, The Wailers and more. Additional shows:57. Health Care Council announces new board - Friday, August 01, 2014
William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.
William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.58. Events - Friday, August 01, 2014
Summer of Street Food. A gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks. This event will take place every other Thursday through August 21. Trucks will be parked on Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Information: www.nashvillefoodtruckassociation.com.59. US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.60. Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees - Friday, July 25, 2014
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.61. Going national can wait: Middle Tennessee's craft brewers find success, happiness in smaller batches - Friday, July 25, 2014
The dream of going big – a second location, eventually a chain or even a franchise – is not uncommon among small business owners.
As Nashville’s craft brewing community continues to expand, garnering praise in local and national media for its varied and unique offerings, some purveyors admit to those thoughts.62. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office - Friday, July 11, 2014
Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.63. Urgent Team appoints chief financial officer - Friday, July 04, 2014
Urgent Team, an independent operators of urgent care centers in the Southeast, has named Michael Mauldin as the new chief financial officer.
Most recently, Mauldin was chairman and CEO of Specialty Care, a global provider of specialized outsourced clinical services to hospital surgical suites. Previously he served as: CFO for DSI, a leading dialysis provider, CFO for MedTel International, a multi-national provider of diagnostic imaging, senior VP of operations finance for Renal Care Group, a dialysis company, and CFO for Saint Thomas Hospital.64. Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Evidence that global manufacturing is expanding pushed the stock market to an all-time high on Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in the world's two largest economies. In China, manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months and in the U.S. the sector notched its 13th straight month of expansion.
65. Onlife Health names Redman vice president - Friday, June 20, 2014
Onlife Health, Inc., a national wellness company based in Brentwood, has named Matthew Redman vice president of account management. In this position, Redman will be responsible for all facets of sales and account management for current Onlife Health clients.66. Events - Friday, June 06, 2014
School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:67. ‘Mompreneurs’ find success balancing family, passion for business - Friday, June 06, 2014
A mom plays on the floor with her baby while a morning TV show blares in the background. She hears the word “aerobics’’ for the first time.
Another mother gets tired of waiting for a company to deliver a custom sign on time and wonders if she can do better.68. Justices reject reporter's bid to protect source - Friday, May 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A reporter who has been ordered to divulge the identity of the source of classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.69. Events - Friday, May 30, 2014
Nashville Symphony Summer Concerts. An annual summer tradition that embodies the organization’s mission of bringing outstanding music to audiences of every age and background throughout Middle Tennessee. Featured composers include Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and more. All performances are free of charge (except where noted) and will be conducted by Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran. Tonight: East Park, 8 p.m. Additional dates and locations for the 2014 series are:70. Big changes for CMA Fest, city since Fan Fair days - Friday, May 30, 2014
Media representing “big cities” have made much, uh, hay, about Nashville no longer being a rube-topolis, where hicks made what hardly would qualify as “music.”
“Nashville’s no longer just a town of hay bales and cornfields,” or words to that effect, have sprung from the laptops of the Fourth Estate from Gotham and elsewhere in “civilization” who have visited and found out “Hee Haw” – while beloved – really wasn’t an accurate reflection of Music City.71. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for April 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
Top April 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.72. European court: Google must yield on personal info - Friday, May 09, 2014
AMSTERDAM (AP) — In a landmark ruling that could rock the Internet search-engine industry, Europe's highest court said Tuesday that people are entitled to some control over what pops up when their name is Googled.73. Mulraine joins Bone McAllester Norton - Friday, May 09, 2014
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has hired entertainment attorney and Belmont Law professor Loren E. Mulraine as the firm’s 38th attorney.
Mulraine will serve as of counsel at Bone McAllester Norton, where he will focus his practice on entertainment law, intellectual property and business and corporate law. He will continue in his role at Belmont University College of Law, teaching courses in copyright law, entertainment law, media law and intellectual property law.74. Local nurseries take fight to big-box stores using variety, quality, social media help level playing field - Friday, May 09, 2014
Warmer weather has arrived, and weekend gardeners have sprung forth along with the roses, peonies and allergies.
That means big business for area lawn and garden centers, many of which are decades-old family concerns that, unlike other small businesses, have found ways to level the playing field with their big-box competitors.75. Justice Department, eBay settle antitrust lawsuit - Friday, May 02, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday settled a lawsuit against eBay that accused the company of anticompetitive practices in the recruitment and hiring of skilled employees.
The settlement resolved a 2012 lawsuit that accused eBay of having an agreement with the Intuit software company preventing each firm from recruiting the other's employees. That deal, entered into by top-level executives, was designed to limit competition between the two firms for highly specialized technology employees and denied workers the chance for better, higher-paying job opportunities, the federal government said.
76. Four Stites & Harbison attorneys named to IP Stars list - Friday, May 02, 2014
Four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as 2014 “IP Stars.” The star attorneys are nominated by their peers and in-house counsel.77. Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age - Friday, April 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.
Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?78. Events - Friday, April 25, 2014
Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. Pre-registration required. today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Factory at Franklin Jamison Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.79. Baker Donelson elects new shareholders - Friday, April 18, 2014
Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the firm, including two attorneys in its Nashville office, Joel R. Buckberg and Ashby Q. Burks.80. Events - Friday, April 18, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games. Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities and escaping from the “rat race.” Today, 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunity:81. Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors - Friday, April 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.
82. GM recall: Many victims were young drivers - Friday, March 28, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those who were killed, the majority were young.
In a way, this isn't surprising. Low-priced cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion were marketed to young, first-time buyers and parents seeking transportation for their kids.
83. Report: California is top crime target in US - Friday, March 21, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report being released Thursday.84. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff - Friday, March 21, 2014
C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.85. GM creates new post to spearhead safety issues - Friday, March 14, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has named a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge compact car recall that has damaged the company's reputation.86. Secrecy is sacrosanct in Haslam administration - Friday, March 07, 2014
Phil Bredesen’s first act as governor was to issue an executive order requiring his cabinet officials, including himself, to disclose their yearly income.
Years later, Gov. Bredesen said, “I consider it an intrusion on my privacy, but one I feel required to do as a public official.” The executive order was a sign of Bredesen’s dedication to transparency.87. Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales - Friday, February 28, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company's photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the world's largest social network, with 1.3 billion active users.
88. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization - Friday, February 28, 2014
Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.89. FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality - Friday, February 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.90. Watson says his stance on VW union vote ‘misconstrued’ - Friday, February 21, 2014
State Sen. Bo Watson, a Republican from Hixon, has been showing up in the national media lately, thanks to his public statements against unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
On Friday, officials announced workers had voted not to join the United Automobile Workers by a 43-vote margin.91. Spyridon: For Downtown Nashville, it’s all about more hotel space - Friday, February 14, 2014
When he watched the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Music City Center in May 2012, Butch Spyridon was ready to exhale.
For more than a decade, he’d been one of the main driving forces behind a new downtown convention center, a project that was written off more than once. From advocacy studies through planning and development, the project stretched through the terms of three mayors and multiple Metro Council members, meaning dozens of pitch meetings, design changes and more.92. Capella Healthcare makes leadership promotions - Friday, February 07, 2014
Capella Healthcare has announced the promotions of three senior leaders to executive management positions and four others to its senior management team. Promoted to executive vice president duties are:93. Internet firms release data on NSA requests - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations. And the companies' top lawyers struck a combative stance, saying the Obama administrative needs to provide more transparency about its data collection.94. New CEO named at TriStar StoneCrest - Friday, January 31, 2014
Louis F. Caputo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Murfreesboro.95. It’ll be interesting to see where this bridge leads - Friday, January 24, 2014
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”
So read an Aug. 13, 2013 email exchange between a couple of New Jersey pols. Why Fort Lee?
Earlier efforts to pluck Democratic endorsements in the Garden State for Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign had failed as to Fort Lee’s mayor, Mark Sokolich.96. Sherrard & Roe adds Schott as a member - Friday, January 24, 2014
Attorney Carolyn Schott has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe, PLC, as a member.
Prior to joining Sherrard & Roe, Schott was a shareholder at Baker Donelson, where she worked 11 years. Schott’s experience includes federal and state tax, tax litigation, estate planning, exempt organizations and corporations.97. Watchdog advises ending early look at jobs data - Friday, January 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Labor Department watchdog has recommended ending a practice that allows reporters to review a key unemployment report before it is made public.
Media "lockups" for weekly unemployment benefits are a problem because news outlets can feed the data to investment firms and financial exchanges immediately after the lockup ends, the Labor Department's Office of the Inspector General said in a report released Thursday.98. Sumner Co. man goes from 426 lbs. to fitness business owner, role model - Friday, January 03, 2014
Three years ago, Richard Neal weighed 426 pounds. His doctors told him he might not make it to age 30 – or have children.
Today, Neal, 29, is hundreds of pounds lighter and very much alive, thanks to working out, healthy eating, a support system that includes his numerous followers on social media, and his young son, Brady.99. Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments - Friday, December 27, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.100. Stone is elected president of Realtors group - Friday, December 20, 2013
Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.