U.S. stocks capped a week that already had several record highs by delivering a couple more.
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs on Friday, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and the fourth for the S&P 500.
7. Dollar, S&P Levels Point to 1996 - Friday, November 21, 2014
As trading becomes more mechanized, investors must consider not only market fundamentals but also what‘s driving the algorithms. With the proliferation of ETFs, less analysis occurs at the security level, and more analysis occurs on the technical level.8. Zero to zero? Rethinking diet soda addiction - Friday, November 21, 2014
Here’s some disturbing news. I’ve heard it before, and ignored it, but now I’m hearing it so much, I figure something about it must be true.
I’m a diet soda junkie. I drink the “Zero” drink like it’s going out of style.9. Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be prepared for stress - Friday, November 21, 2014
Do you plan on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? You’re not alone. Airlines for America has projected 24.6 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period.10. Just when we started to feel good about UT football - Friday, November 21, 2014
KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
UT (5-5, 2-4 SEC) won its second straight conference game and moved within one victory of gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.11. Top October 2014 residential real estate transactions - Friday, November 21, 2014
Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.12. Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road - Friday, November 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year.13. Hillsboro High land sale: New school, big profit - Friday, November 21, 2014
Merritt Rowe knows her children will never personally benefit from any changes to Hillsboro High School in Green Hills, but as the parent of two current students and another starting next year, it is something she is willing to fight for and encourages other parents – especially those of future students – to do the same.14. Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much - Friday, November 14, 2014
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.
The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to rise slightly this year, clocking in at $49.41. That's 37 cents higher than in 2013. For that, you can blame dairy products, coffee and that all-important marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, according to the annual informal survey of consumer grocery prices performed by the American Farm Bureau Federation.15. US stocks edge higher in midday trading - Friday, November 14, 2014
A pickup in U.S. home sales and figures showing a decline in weekly applications for unemployment benefits helped lift stocks in midday trading Thursday. Strong earnings from several retailers also gave markets a boost.16. Animal rights group releases Chattanooga slaughterhouse video - Friday, November 14, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - A year after Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have discouraged undercover citizen investigation of animal abuse, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Mercy for Animals says it has secretly documented abuse at a Chattanooga chicken processing plant.17. 'Bottle Rocket Party?' Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids - Friday, November 14, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its erasure end — are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.18. JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets - Friday, November 14, 2014
It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
JetBlue Airways Corp. said Wednesday that it will create three ticket classes beginning in the first half of 2015, and only the top two include at least one free checked bag.19. UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.20. US stocks drift lower after release of Fed minutes - Friday, November 14, 2014
U.S. financial markets pulled back slightly from their most recent record highs Wednesday, ending lower for the first time this week.
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index mostly hovered slightly below the all-time high closes set a day earlier.
21. US index notch latest records; Relief over Japan - Friday, November 14, 2014
Investors remained in a record-setting mood Tuesday, edging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to their latest all-time highs.
Pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies led the broad pickup in stocks, extending gains for the S&P 500 and Dow. The Nasdaq notched its first gain this week.
22. 3 recommended for state Democratic Party chair - Friday, November 14, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee Democratic Party committee is recommending three candidates for the state party chairmanship.
In a Monday news release, the committee recommended outgoing state Rep. Gloria Johnson, former state Senate candidate Mary Mancini and former U.S. Senate candidate Terry Adams.23. S&P 500 index ekes out a record; DreamWorks sinks - Friday, November 14, 2014
Despite a day of mostly listless trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to notch another all-time high.
The index on Monday inched past its most recent record-high close set on Friday, extending its gain for the year to 10.4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average also ended higher after briefly eclipsing its most recent high. The Nasdaq composite ended lower.24. Motlow hiring faculty to prepare for influx - Friday, November 14, 2014
SMYRNA (AP) — A plan to offer free tuition to all Tennessee high school graduates has some higher-education institutions looking to hire more faculty.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced the initiative as a way to help boost the number of Tennesseans with two- or four-year degrees to 55 percent, up from 33 percent now.25. House sends bill approving oil pipeline to Senate - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat.26. Tennessee revenue collections increase in October - Friday, November 14, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's revenue collections for October were more than $15 million over what was expected.27. Tennessee education commissioner leaving for private sector - Friday, November 14, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that Education Department Commissioner Kevin Huffman is leaving for the private sector, a day after making the same announcement about his economic and community development commissioner.28. US stocks inch higher on earnings, merger news - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching higher in afternoon trading Thursday as traders respond to generally positive corporate earnings results. DreamWorks soared on a report that Hasbro is trying to buy the movie company. The price of oil fell to a four-year low.29. Volkswagen policy shift stops short of collective bargaining agreement - Friday, November 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - By giving labor groups more access to its lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, Volkswagen signaled Wednesday that it won't follow the lead of other foreign-owned automakers in the South in seeking to tamp down union activity.30. Bovender inducted into Business Hall of Fame - Friday, November 14, 2014
More than 400 business leaders gathered at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel last week to induct Jack Bovender, Jr., retired Chairman of HCA., into the Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame recognizes the city’s outstanding contributors to business and philanthropy and benefits Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee students.31. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for October 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
October 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.32. US stocks edge lower after five record closes - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are ending mostly lower, breaking a string of five record high closes.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped a point, less than 0.1 percent, to 2,038 Wednesday.
33. Haslam downplays VW labor policy on UAW - Friday, November 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is downplaying the significance of a new policy that the United Auto Workers has characterized as an avenue toward union recognition the Chattanooga Volkswagen factory.34. Stocks eke out small gain to close at record - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out another all-time high on Tuesday, but the gains were slight as investors awaited more news to give them an indication about the strength of the economy.35. Veterans' education task force report unveiled - Friday, November 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A report by the Governor's Veterans Education Task Force outlines ways to improve higher education opportunities for Tennessee veterans.
The group was formed a year ago and is charged with identifying hurdles for transitioning veterans, researching best practices to serve student veterans and making recommendations on improving opportunities for veterans to earn a post-secondary degree or certificate.
36. For Obama, some relief in Democratic losses - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The morning after Democrats' thrashing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama unexpectedly dropped by his senior staff's daily meeting to buck up his exhausted and defeated team.37. Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link gets green light - Friday, November 07, 2014
HONG KONG (AP) — China is opening its stock market wider to foreigners, approving a cross-border trading link Monday that will allow investors in Shanghai and Hong Kong to buy and sell shares on both exchanges.38. US stocks climb to new highs; home builders gain - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — For stocks on Monday, the path of least resistance was up.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged up to all-time highs on a day that was light on economic news and company releases.
39. Womick to challenge Harwell for House speaker - Friday, November 07, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) - A state representative who recently decried fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" says he will run for speaker of the state House next month.
The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports (http://on.dnj.com/1tOatyF ) that Rep. Rick Womick plans to challenge Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville when the House Republican Caucus elects its leadership on Dec. 10.40. A new Supreme Court challenge for 'Obamacare' - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.41. Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing is going gold's way. Inflation remains tame, the dollar looks strong and Americans are increasingly confident.
Even fears that the Federal Reserve would set off another financial crisis have faded as the central bank ends its effort to pump money into the economy.42. Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing is going gold's way. Inflation remains tame, the dollar looks strong and Americans are increasingly confident.
Even fears that the Federal Reserve would set off another financial crisis have faded as the central bank ends its effort to pump money into the economy.43. Rising GDP allows Feds to fold quantitative easing - Friday, November 07, 2014
Nearly five years after the conclusion of the Great Recession, the U.S. Federal Reserve has chosen to conclude its quantitative easing program.
Ben Bernanke thought long and hard about the potential for Central Bank “emergency measures” like QE throughout his academic career. His devotion to Milton Freidman and the quantity theory of money (money supply * velocity = GDP) provided the orthodoxy for the U.S. response to the financial crisis.44. Tuesday? Sunday? What’s best day for airline prices? - Friday, November 07, 2014
For years I’ve been asked: “What’s the best day to book airfare.”
And for years, I’ve answered Tuesday.
The general consensus is that buying airfare on Tuesdays in the early afternoon offers the best chance for snagging the cheapest fares. Airlines typically announce sales on Monday evenings, and competitors have usually responded by 1 p.m. on Tuesdays with price markdowns.45. MTSU professor fuels trip on chicken fat, vegetable oil - Friday, October 31, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Middle Tennessee State University professor is driving from Key West, Florida, to Seattle in a vehicle fueled by waste chicken fat and waste vegetable oil from school dining facilities.46. OPEC shaken by Saudi price move - Friday, October 31, 2014
VIENNA (AP) — Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. this week, a move that casts doubts on the cartel's credibility and its ability to find a common plan to stabilize the slumping energy market.47. 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.48. US stocks slip as oil slump hits energy companies - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The ongoing slump in oil prices weighed on stocks again on Tuesday, pushing energy companies to another day of big losses. Disappointing earnings outlooks from a range of companies, including Priceline and Michael Kors also weighed on the market.49. Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed early - Friday, October 31, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A space tourism rocket broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the experimental spaceship's descent deployed too soon, federal investigators said.50. US stock indexes hold near records; Crude slides - Friday, October 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market held close to record levels on Monday as a report showed that manufacturing remains on sound footing in the U.S. even as other parts of the global economy struggle. Falling oil prices weighed on energy stocks.51. China’s growth expectations met - Friday, October 31, 2014
The global economy is a symphony of regional and local economies interconnected by trade, interest rates and currency movements. We can generalize the influence of our leading instrumentalists in the following ways:52. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for September 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
Top September 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.53. Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari - Friday, October 24, 2014
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.54. US home price gains slow for 4th straight month - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 5.6 percent in August from 12 months earlier. That's down from 6.7 percent in July and the smallest gain since November 2012. Home prices were rising at a double-digit pace as recently as March.55. Stocks rise as profits, confidence index climb - Friday, October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong corporate earnings pushed up stocks across industries on Tuesday, with the energy sector and small companies leading the gains.
Stocks rose from the open, then built on the momentum as investors sifted through mostly encouraging quarterly results. Whirlpool, AutoNation and engine-maker Cummins all rose 7 percent after reporting their results.
56. Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.
Yet when the Federal Reserve meets this week, few foresee any major policy changes. The Fed is expected to complete a bond-buying program, which was intended to keep long-term interest rates low. And, to support the economy, it will likely reiterate it's in no rush to raise its key short-term rate.57. Stocks end mixed as oil, Europe weigh on investors - Friday, October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending mixed as the price of oil slips and more disappointing news on the global economy emerges.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs lowered its forecast for oil prices because of ample supply and weaker demand. Crude oil fell 1 cent to close at $81 a barrel after starting the day sharply lower. Business confidence in Germany declined for a sixth straight month.
58. Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions - Friday, October 24, 2014
Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.59. Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar - Friday, October 17, 2014
DALLAS (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.60. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company - Friday, October 24, 2014
First Tennessee bank parent acquires company
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.
First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( the deal is subject to approval by regulators and TrustAtlantic's shareholders.61. US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000 - Friday, October 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.62. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company - Friday, October 17, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.
First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday.63. US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar, 3M and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.64. Embracing immigrants with open arms - Friday, October 24, 2014
Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.
“Immigration is obviously a sensitive issue and people get passionate about it, but I think Nashville has benefited a great deal from the fact that it’s become more diverse, benefitted a great deal from the influx of new immigrants, and I think that our rise to prominence and our increased prosperity, is actually linked to that,’’ says Mayor Karl Dean, who recently created the Mayor’s Office for New Americans [MONA].65. Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.66. Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps.
But, even as stocks were plunging last week, strategists and professional investors were telling their clients that the volatility was no reason to abandon the market.67. Stocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose Tuesday, putting the market on track for a fourth gain in a row, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. Stocks continued to recover from last week's plunge.
68. GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections.69. Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.
Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.70. Winter forecast: Don't expect polar vortex redux - Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.71. US stocks end dramatic week with rally - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.
It was the latest large move for a market which, with a few exceptions, has been on a mostly downward track since last month. Stocks have had four weeks of declines, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index 6 percent below the record high from Sept. 18.
72. ‘Less heat, more light’ a simple, elegant phrase - Friday, October 17, 2014
In a 1912 poem, Ezra Pound wrote, “Winter is icumen in.” Pound’s “Ancient Music” parodies a 13th century Anglo-Saxon poem that begins “Sumer is icumen in” (sic). Hardly a novel idea: “Here comes winter.” Happens every year, no? We want to prepare.73. A career in pro sports not all fun and games - Friday, October 17, 2014
With football season underway and basketball season beginning, questions have started to arise about working in professional sports. Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to get up and go to work for their favorite sports franchise? Every day would be fun and exciting – and we might even meet a few of the players!74. CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.
The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year. Americans are increasingly turning to digital media to watch TV and movies. About 45 percent of Americans stream television shows at least once a month, according to research firm eMarketer. That number is expected to increase to 53 percent or 175 million people by 2018, it says.75. Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.76. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for September, third qtr. 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014
September and third quarter 2014 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.77. Ben Little's: Service station service in self-serve world - Friday, October 17, 2014
The gentle soul who used to get his hair cut by an Everly Father a couple of doors down – and who pumped 100 percent pure gas to keep country immortal Ernest Tubb movin’ on – has enjoyed the last four-plus decades next to what used to be called Hailey’s Shopping Center.78. Budget deficit drops to $483B, lowest since 2008 - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the government reported Wednesday.
It's the lowest since 2008 and, when measured against the size of the economy, is below the average deficits of the past 40 years. The deficit equaled 2.8 percent of gross domestic product, which is the economy's total output of goods and services.
79. Tennessee voters to decide on veterans gaming measure - Friday, October 10, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow charitable gaming fundraisers for veterans groups may not carry the same excitement as other Tennessee ballot measures on abortion, judges and income taxes, but supporters say it would correct an omission dating to the approval of the state lottery in 2002.80. How Frenchman's Nobel research could aid consumers - Friday, October 10, 2014
U.S. consumers might be paying less than they are for cable and Internet access if regulators had followed the guidance of Jean Tirole in promoting industry competition.
So say experts in assessing the work of Tirole, a 61-year-old Frenchmen who won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for showing how to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies.81. Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize - Friday, October 10, 2014
STOCKHOLM (AP) — French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market regulation that has helped policymakers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few companies.82. US indexes slide; Airlines, energy stocks drop - Friday, October 10, 2014
The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.
Airlines, energy and materials stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its biggest weekly decline in more than two years.
83. Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.84. Japan court orders Google to remove search results - Friday, October 10, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling.
The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday to remove search results that hinted at the man's relations with a criminal organization after he complained his privacy rights were violated.
85. Top finance officials hope to boost growth - Friday, October 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's largest economies are being urged to prevent the global economy from falling into a "new mediocre" in which growth remains stuck at subpar levels for years to come, trapping millions of people on unemployment rolls.86. Customers can buy homeless newspaper with phones - Friday, October 10, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Patrons of the Nashville homeless-issues newspaper The Contributor will now be able to buy it with their smartphones.
According to a news release from the paper, more than 40 of The Contributor's 300 homeless and formerly homeless vendors are participating in the program. They will be wearing lanyard badges with a QR Code on them.87. US stocks close out worst week since May 2012 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Investors avoided another roller coaster day on Wall Street Friday.
What they got instead was a steady, moderate decline that left the market with its worst weekly performance since May 2012.
88. Finance officials face global economy under threat - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions — from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan — where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.89. Five reasons to go north to Traverse City's beaches, food & wine scene - Friday, October 10, 2014
Here are a few rules: American beach vacations must take place in Florida, wine getaways in Napa, snow adventures in Colorado and leaf-viewing excursions in New England.
If that’s what you think, think again.90. Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's roller coaster ride is continuing for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging nearly 300 points in afternoon trading. Gap's stock dropped after the company announced its CEO was retiring, and energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil fell again.91. Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486B - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.
The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate shows better results than earlier projections by both CBO and the White House budget office.92. US stocks have their best day of 2014 - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street had its best day of the year. The U.S. stock market surged Wednesday, erasing a steep loss from the day before.
Investors were encouraged by the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the central bank wants to keep interest rates extremely low for the time being.93. Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim? - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.
Community groups are concerned about a convoluted process for applying for waivers from the law's tax penalty on people who remain uninsured. Not everyone is complaining, however: Tax preparation companies are flagging it as a business opportunity.94. NY state: Wall St. profits $8.7B in 6 months - Friday, October 03, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The securities industry in New York City tallied $8.7 billion in profits during the first half of 2014, which was 13 percent lower than the same period last year as it continued to deal with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, New York's comptroller reported Tuesday.95. Samsung expects lowest profit in over 3 years - Friday, October 03, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The world's biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands.96. Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.97. New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car - Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.98. Wealthy giving less to charity; Tennessee, Nashville more generous - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.99. The Hermitage nonprofit changes name, board - Friday, October 03, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The nonprofit that runs Andrew Jackson's historic home, The Hermitage, is getting a new name and adding prominent national figures to its board of directors.
The group that for 125 years has been called the Ladies' Hermitage Association will now be the Andrew Jackson Foundation.100. GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars - Friday, October 03, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.
The biggest of the new recalls covers just over 430,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X SUVs, mainly in North America. The company says some rear suspension nuts may not have been tightened properly. That could cause the toe link adjuster to separate from the suspension, possibly causing a crash.