U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, delivering their second gain in two days and pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into positive territory for the year.
Strong quarterly earnings from several big-name technology companies helped rally the market, which has been gradually regaining ground following a swoon in August and September. Microsoft vaulted to a 15-year high, while Amazon and Google's parent company Alphabet closed sharply higher.
13. Stocks edge lower; IBM's woes weigh on the Dow average - Friday, October 16, 2015
U.S. stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Tuesday as weak company earnings and outlooks weighed on the market.
Major indexes wavered between small gains and losses for most of the day before settling slightly lower in the last 15 minutes of trading. The slide in crude oil prices deepened.14. Tesla's autopilot lets cars drive, change lanes themselves - Friday, October 09, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves.
Like other semi-autonomous systems already available from Mercedes, Audi and Volvo, Tesla's system automatically keeps the car within its lane and maintains a certain distance from the car in front, both at highway speeds and on city streets. It can find a parking spot and parallel park itself. It also uses cameras and sensors to warn drivers about potential side impacts.15. Halper to lead Cole Law entertainment practice - Friday, October 16, 2015
Wayne R. Halper, a music industry veteran and member of the Nashville recording and arts community, has joined Cole Law Group as senior attorney and head of the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group.16. Dean, Henry, Hyde named to YWCA board - Friday, October 09, 2015
The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected three new members for the 2015-2016 board term, including former Mayor Karl Dean.
Also, with her election as the first female mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has resigned her position on the YWCA board.17. Barry fills key positions for new administration - Friday, October 02, 2015
Mayor Megan Barry has announced key hires in the positions of law director, executive assistant, senior advisor, and press secretary within her administration.
Jon Cooper will serve as Metro law director. Cooper is currently director of the Metro Council Office and special counsel to the Council. A graduate of Hume-Fogg Academic High School, he earned a degree in music from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a member of various musical ensembles and the debate team.18. Saving souls takes toll on pastors’ health - Friday, October 02, 2015
The first time I thought about what it takes to be a church pastor was when mine took a three-month sabbatical after a decade in Downtown Presbyterian’s pulpit.
I asked my friend Bob Smietana, a lifelong churchgoer and now senior news editor at Christianity Today magazine, why pastors do that.19. Nexstar offers about $1.9B in cash, stock for WKRN Channel 2 owner - Friday, September 25, 2015
Nexstar Broadcasting, attempting to drive to wedge between Media General and Meredith Corp., offered nearly $1.9 billion to buy Media General on Monday.
Media General Inc. earlier this month made a $2.4 billion offer for Meredith, which owns television stations – including Nashville's WSMV – and publishes about 20 magazines. The deal, according to Media General, would create a company with almost 90 television stations in 54 markets and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living.20. Bipartisan outcry kills bill to charge for public records - Friday, September 25, 2015
People of every political stripe across Tennessee are raising in protest to legislation allowing government to charge fees for inspection of public records.
Fisk University student Justin Jones says such a financial imposition would place an “undue burden” on his fellow collegians seeking information from public records as part of research papers and other assignments.21. South Korea-backed app puts children at risk - Friday, September 18, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app — vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.22. GM will pay $900 million over ignition switch scandal - Friday, September 18, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to fend off criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal, striking a deal that brought criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing charges against individual employees.23. GM will pay $900 million over ignition switch scandal - Friday, September 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to fend off criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal, striking a deal that brought criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing charges against individual employees.24. Harwell appoints Ney to LaunchTN board - Friday, September 18, 2015
House Speaker Beth Harwell has appointed Paul Ney, a partner in the Nashville law firm of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., to the LaunchTN board of directors.
Ney is a registered patent attorney with experience in law and public service that includes serving as director of the Nashville Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense, acting general counsel and principal deputy general counsel of the Department of the Navy and as a partner in the law firm of Trauger, Ney & Tuke.25. Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearings - Friday, September 11, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Lawmakers are asking taxpayers to weigh in on a proposal to charge people to view public records, and the taxpayers' response so far is clear: No.
The meetings were organized by the state Office of Open Records Counsel at the behest of lawmakers who want to change the current law that allows custodians to charge for copies but not for simply inspecting records.26. Daily fantasy sports companies eye breakout NFL season - Friday, September 11, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin.
And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up.27. Seeing pope in US? Pics, tweets and streaming video - Friday, September 04, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis' personality is more joyful than grumpy cat, his vestments undeniably white and gold — not blue or black — and you'll never hear him say OMG or ermahgerd.
The 78-year-old pontiff isn't your typical social media star. He doesn't even carry a cellphone. But wherever Pope Francis goes, millions of tweets, posts, pictures and video streams are sure to follow.28. WSMV, WKRN to share ownership after Media General's purchase of Meredith - Friday, September 04, 2015
Media General is buying Meredith Corp. in an approximately $2.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.
The combined 88 television stations in 54 markets will be able to reach 30 percent of U.S. households, the companies said, making it one of the largest owners of major network affiliates.29. US stocks surge, getting a boost from China's rally - Friday, September 04, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The wild ride for investors continued on Tuesday. Stocks surged to their second-biggest gain of the year, more than wiping out a big loss from Friday and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average down just slightly for the month.30. Baker Donelson names new practice group leaders - Friday, September 04, 2015
Baker Donelson has named Nashville attorneys John H. Rowland and Courtney H. Gilmer as new practice group leaders within the firm’s Financial Services Department.
Rowland was named chair of Baker Donelson’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, a team of more than 50 attorneys across the firm’s footprint who assist clients with litigation and transactions relating to all types of bankruptcy and insolvency issues, including matters involving debtor/creditor relationships and asset restructuring.31. Tennessee Supreme Court won't hear TV judge's appeal - Friday, August 21, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court.
In a one-sentence ruling issued Aug. 14, the court denied Brown's application to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling from March, multiple media outlets report. The March ruling upheld Brown's 5-day jail sentence stemming from an outburst last year in Shelby County Juvenile Court.32. Alexis named vice president for advancement at TSU - Friday, August 21, 2015
Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has announced the appointment of Eloise Abernathy Alexis as the new associate vice president for Institutional Advancement. Alexis will serve as TSU’s chief advancement officer providing strategic advocacy and leadership for alumni relations, annual giving and development.33. Vols nearly set on offense as season approaches - Friday, August 21, 2015
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.
UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.34. Amazon's data-driven approach becoming more common - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.
A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon's work culture as "bruising" and "Darwinian" in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff. The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time — such as what gets abandoned in peoples shopping cards and what videos people stream — and encouraged to report praise or criticism about colleagues to management to add to more data about workers performance. The story led to an outcry on social media.35. Construction attorneys move to Dickinson Wright - Friday, August 14, 2015
Nashville attorneys Rob Dodson and Slade Sevier have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as members. Both were previously with Adams and Reese.
Dodson focuses his practice on the construction and energy industries. In addition to his primary construction practice, Dodson also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, insurance and products liability litigation.36. Restoring your online reputation is a task for experts. And it's expensive - Friday, August 14, 2015
As a property manager, Mark Hill is used to putting out fires. But when a disgruntled tenant took to the Internet to flame him and his business, Hill was the one calling for help.
“He was bound and determined to try to wreck us online,” Hill says of the angry tenant.37. With no real rival, state Republicans attack their own - Friday, July 24, 2015
Republicans are sitting in Tennessee’s political catbird seat, but that doesn’t keep them from flying off in different directions.
Elected political leaders of the same stripe found themselves at odds this year over the Bible as a state book, Common Core education standards and Insure Tennessee, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to catch 280,000 people in a medical coverage gap.38. Colleges, pro franchises seek strategies to keep millennials interested - Friday, July 17, 2015
UT and Vanderbilt are accustomed to tough competition from Tuscaloosa, Athens and Gainesville. Likewise, the Titans must deal with the Colts, Steelers and Ravens.
On games days, they and many others now have to go against Sony, Microsoft, Apple and EA Sports.39. Plans for new Tennessee State Museum taking shape - Friday, July 10, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam will lead the planned private fundraising campaign to bolster $120 million in taxpayer support for the new Tennessee State Museum.
Haslam's chief of staff, Mark Cate, outlined plans Monday for both fundraising and construction of the facility, which will be on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, multiple media outlets report.40. Boner, Fate and our summer of shame - Friday, July 10, 2015
Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.
“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.41. Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan - Friday, June 26, 2015
TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.
Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it because of "the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders," the company said.42. The Latest: Scalia calls health care overhaul: 'SCOTUScare' - Friday, June 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The Supreme Court's decision affirming a major part of the health care law has at least one upside for the law's Republican opponents.43. Haslam needs to back up call for more local control - Friday, June 26, 2015
If Gov. Bill Haslam is trying to build political capital, he’s making the right move by trying to light a fire under local officials.
He might also want to turn up the flame on his own game.44. Haslam favors removal of Confederate statue from Capitol - Friday, June 19, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he supports removing the bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol.45. Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95 - Friday, June 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.46. Events - Friday, June 19, 2015
Asurion Hiring Event. The company plans to hire 400 people by October and will hold a hiring event and open house Thursday to interview candidates. The openings are for customer support technicians at its Nashville call center, located at 5720 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch. Average pay rate for a customer support technicians is $14.50. 9 A.M.-4 p.m. Interested candidates should text “Nashville” to 617-207-6382617-207-6382 to RSVP or call 262 439-1941262 439-1941.47. Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock - Friday, June 12, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission first?48. Big band, big stadium, big deal - Friday, June 12, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.49. Haslam calls on locals to influence 'changing Legislature' - Friday, June 05, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is appealing to officials from Tennessee cities and towns to help influence what he describes as a "changing Legislature."
The Republican governor said in a speech to the Tennessee Municipal League in Nashville on Tuesday that local officials need to get directly involved in engaging with state lawmakers on important issues.50. Nashville early voting sites axed unless more funding added - Friday, June 05, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Unless more funding is acquired, the Davidson County Election Commission is prepared to cut the number of early voting sites in Nashville's general election from 11 to one.
Multiple media outlets report the election commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to operate only one early voting site — the state's legal minimum — if the Metro Council approves Mayor Karl Dean's proposed budget without changes.51. GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models - Friday, May 22, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.52. Latin American Chamber announces new board - Friday, May 29, 2015
The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce has selected five new board members, as well as a new team of executive leadership, led by chairman of the board and TLACC President Marcela Gómez.53. FTC: Tennessee Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves - Friday, May 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.54. Several reasons for Titans not to take Mariota in NFL Draft - Friday, April 24, 2015
As the NFL Draft edges ever closer, the Tennessee Titans appear to hold the key.
The Titans hold the No. 2 pick in the draft, which begins April 30, and could go any number of directions with the choice.55. Waller adds team for high-profile litigation - Friday, April 03, 2015
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP have announced the addition of W. David Bridgers, Chanelle R. Acheson, John E. Haubenreich and Wells Trompeter Hoffman to the firm’s Nashville office.
Bridgers, Acheson, Haubenreich and Hoffman join a team of experienced white collar/qui tam attorneys at Waller, including several from the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The group frequently represents health care organizations, boards of directors and executives in federal, state and local criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters. All were previously with Neal and Harwell, PLC.56. Thousands strike at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Vietnam - Friday, March 27, 2015
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.
Several thousand people at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City began the stoppage last Thursday. Pou Yuen Vietnam, which employs more than 80,000 workers, is a subsidiary of Pou Chen Group and makes footwear for companies such as Nike and Adidas.57. Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency - Friday, March 13, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell on Wednesday called for transparency in legislative "pre-meetings," a day after the state's four largest newspapers and The Associated Press reported about the growing trend of secret committee discussions about pending legislation.58. Secret 'pre-meetings' become commonplace in Tennessee House - Friday, March 13, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee House committees are increasingly gathering in cramped, tucked-away conference rooms in the legislative office complex to hold secret "pre-meetings" to discuss pending legislation. The public isn't informed or invited.59. Coke a healthy snack? How company gets its message out - Friday, March 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.
The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.60. Barron’s once again names Pagliara state’s top wealth advisor - Friday, March 13, 2015
Middle Tennessee-based wealth manager Tim Pagliara, chairman and CEO of CapWealth Advisors, has been named the top financial advisor in the state of Tennessee by Barron’s magazine for the fourth consecutive year. He and his firm also made the magazine’s list of Top 1,200 Advisors for the sixth time in seven years.61. Hard to ‘mansplain’ workplace gender issues - Friday, March 13, 2015
“Jane felt like screaming at Dick after he manterrupted her in the staff meeting, bropropriated her idea and then spent the afternoon mansplaining it back to her.’’
That’s an actual sentence – if people are willing to use gender-specific language that’s gaining popularity to describe unwanted workplace behavior.62. Mayor Dean's morning snow emergency update - Friday, February 27, 2015
NASHVILLE – Nashville residents should avoid driving if possible today as ice and snow have made driving conditions dangerous.
“The roads are extremely dangerous this morning. If you can stay home, stay home,” said Mayor Karl Dean from the Emergency Operations Center. “Not only will that help you keep yourself and your family safe, but it will also give Public Works crews the space they need to treat and clear our roads.”63. Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now - Friday, February 27, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.64. Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push - Friday, February 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?
A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and Golden State Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.65. VUMC’s Wilson, Kapu take leadership roles - Friday, February 20, 2015
Two longtime Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are starting the year in new leadership positions with greater responsibilities for nursing education and advanced practice, respectively.
Chris Wilson, MSN, R.N., has been named director of Nursing Education and Professional Development. She previously held the position in the interim and was director of Clinical Education and Professional Development for Vanderbilt University Hospital.66. Jones, Vols make honor roll with recruiting class - Friday, February 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.67. Open records advocate: Citizens have tougher time than media - Friday, February 06, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Denial of public records, excessive fees to find out what the government is doing, violations of open meetings law and long delays in getting information are some of the problems open records advocates find in Tennessee.68. Sealed Vanderbilt rape case worries open records advocates - Friday, January 30, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — A judge's decision to seal all of the trial evidence used to convict two former Vanderbilt University football players of rape is unusual and overly broad, according to advocates for open records and the media.69. Hopes for an end to oil price rout sends stocks higher - Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
70. 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.71. 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.72. 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.73. 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:74. 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.75. 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.76. 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.77. 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.78. 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.79. 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.80. 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.81. 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.82. 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.83. '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.84. 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.85. 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, 743-3063.86. 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. 17.87. 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.88. 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.89. 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.90. 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.91. 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.92. 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:93. 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.94. 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.95. 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.96. 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.97. 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.98. 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.99. 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.100. 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.