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1. Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.

A Bush spokesman said Thursday that the former Florida governor would leave his senior adviser position at the end of the year. Bush has been with the banking and financial services firm since 2009. An aide said he counseled business clients around the world on economic regulations and policies.

2. Top November 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top November 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

3. Hit holiday parties for latest job opportunities -

December is my favorite time of year for networking. Sounds a little crazy, right?

The holidays are for family and loved ones. It’s a time of gift giving, cookie baking and sing-alongs. It’s a time to visit those you haven’t seen in over a year and, if you’re lucky, build snowmen with your children.

4. Fear drives US stocks higher -

In 2014, more than 600 hedge funds have disbanded. Even accounting for the carnage of 2009, this amounts to a record pace of “smart money” failures.

In the more pedestrian mutual fund realm, active money managers are having their worst year ever of relative performance.

5. US stocks rise; Oracle leads technology stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday, led gains in by technology stocks after Oracle surged following a strong earnings report. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of crude oil resumed its slide.

6. Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help -

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong.

The unemployment rate is a close-to-healthy 5.8 percent. Inflation is unusually low. Crashing oil prices are rewarding consumers with a tax cut of sorts.

7. Top theater chains cancel 'The Interview' showings -

NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.

8. Haslam names Lipscomb's McQueen new education commissioner -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday named a top education official at Lipscomb University to be the next Education Department commissioner.

The Republican governor announced Wednesday that Candice McQueen will replace Kevin Huffman, who was heavily criticized during an overhaul of the state's education system. He announced last month that he was leaving for the private sector.

9. US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

10. Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil -

NEW YORK (AP) — A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.

Stocks rose from the open on Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing after their big slump in recent months. The market's gains were extended after Fed policymakers released a statement following the end of its most recent policy meeting.

11. Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.

In a statement it will issue after a policy meeting ends Wednesday, the Fed may no longer say it plans to keep a key interest rate near zero for a "considerable time." If so, the Fed would be signaling that it's moving closer to raising rates — eventually.

12. Response to Gov. Haslam's proposed Medicaid deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Reaction to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee:

"When a state has an opportunity to take power away from the federal government and institute real conservative reform, that is an opportunity that must be taken seriously. Governor Haslam has negotiated a deal which returns tax dollars back to Tennessee while using conservative principles to bring health insurance to more Tennesseans." - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville.

13. Identity theft victims face months of hassle -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.

14. UAW rival eyes membership at VW plant -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A labor group seeking to rival the United Auto Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee says it won't submit its list of members to the management until next month.

Supporters of the American Council of Employees told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1A8PcA2) for Sunday's editions that they want a voice under the new labor policy Volkswagen announced in November that requires a minimum of 15 percent of workers to qualify for regular meetings with management and access to plant meeting space.

15. Retail sales report boosts US stock market -

NEW YORK (AP) — An encouraging report on U.S. consumer spending pushed stocks sharply higher Thursday. The energy sector rose after crude oil prices stabilized.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 214 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,747 as of 12:09 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 28 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,054 and the Nasdaq composite rose 73 points, or 1.6 percent, to 4,757.

16. Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies -

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.

The U.S. Energy Department reported a surprise increase in domestic oil inventories and OPEC projected that demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade.

17. Don’t stop your job search during the holidays -

One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to stop looking for work over the holidays. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, our priorities shift.

We decide companies aren’t hiring anyway, and we move on to other things.

18. US riding high compared to other economies -

The Eurozone, Japan and select emerging markets all seem to be struggling economically with low inflation levels, poor policy responses and low demand.

Meanwhile, the U.S. keeps posting surprisingly strong economic numbers.

19. Old friends conspire to get Tennessee a better bowl -

KNOXVILLE – For all the tough times University of Tennessee football has endured in recent years, a turn for the better was bound to happen.

It certainly did early this week.

UT’s invitation to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville – now called the TaxSlayer Bowl – was a stunning coup for a 6-6 team that seemed destined for anything but a January bowl on the beach.

20. US stocks fall as energy sector drops sharply -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell on Monday as oil prices turned sharply lower and spooked investors into dumping shares of drillers and other energy-service companies.

The drop in oil weighed on stocks from the start of trading. Weak trade figures out of China and news that Japan's recession is deeper than initially thought suggested demand for crude would be lower in those two economies. Among the big losers were two Dow Jones industrial average components, Chevron, down 3.7 percent, and Exxon Mobil, off 2.3 percent.

21. Automaker seeks $118M tax break for 4-mile move -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Subaru of America says it is applying for $118 million in state tax credits from New Jersey to move its headquarters about four miles.

The plan announced Friday would keep the company in New Jersey, and move it from suburban Cherry Hill to Camden, one of the nation's most impoverished cities.

22. Job gains put US on pace for best growth since '99 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.

The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening American economy and struggling nations throughout the developed world. The job market still isn't yet fully healthy. But its steady improvement raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates from record lows by mid-2015.

23. GM shutters Opel plant in Bochum after 52 years -

BERLIN (AP) — The last vehicle has rolled off Opel's production line at its flagship factory in Bochum, which General Motors is shuttering as it restructures its lossmaking European subsidiary.

The dpa news agency reported Friday that with the production of the last Opel Zafira compact van, the factory, which employed 22,000 in its heyday, is closing after 52 years. Around 300 of the plant's 3,000 workers are expected to remain employed at the facility in a parts operation, but the others face an uncertain future.

24. Stocks rise after hiring surge; Dow misses 18,000 -

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark.

The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent.

25. Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more political fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

26. Obama to speak in Nashville on immigration -

NASHVILLE (AP) - President Barack Obama is traveling to Nashville to speak about his executive actions on immigration.

Obama will be in Nashville next Tuesday, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper. Obama will speak at Casa Azafran, a community center and office space housing nonprofit groups that serve the city's immigrants.

27. Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.

The news came as the largest U.S. traditional bookseller reported second-quarter net income that missed expectations. Shares fell nearly 13 percent in premarket trading.

28. Guys, it’s way past time to get over the comb over -

I get a laugh now and again for telling what the crossword clues are for the term “comb over.” In light of a recent story from the sports page, I can’t resist writing about the topic. For your edification, of course.

29. 10 useless PR tactics to avoid in 2015 -

The explosion of the Internet and the ensuing 24/7 news cycle, combined with a significant reduction in reporting staff at most media outlets over the past decade, has created a perfect storm driving a significant shift in public relations tactics that are effective and worth your time.

30. Drive off beaten path to bargain travel destinations -

December is here, and with it comes holiday decorations, busy party schedules and trips to Grandma’s house.

And with Christmas presents being a drain on the wallet, future travel probably isn’t top of mind.

31. Stocks recover losses on ECB stimulus speculation -

NEW YORK (AP) — After being lower most of the morning, U.S. stocks were trading flat in Thursday afternoon trading after media reports said European Central Bank officials are considering a large stimulus package for next month. The reports followed comments from ECB President Mario Draghi, who said the bank was holding off on making any large moves until 2015.

32. Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows -

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.

That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and other services. CBS and HBO have announced standalone streaming services as well.

33. US stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report -

NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs.

Payroll processer ADP said that U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs in November, the third straight month that hiring has topped 200,000. A separate report showed that service sector activity climbed close to an eight-month high in November.

34. Teachers' union seeks 6 percent pay increase -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state's largest teachers' union is calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to increase teachers' pay by 6 percent this year.

The Tennessee Education Association issued a news release on Tuesday, three days before the governor is to hear a budget presentation from the state Education Department.

35. Energy companies lead an advance in US stocks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease showed promise.

36. Tennessee lawmakers get raise in pay, allowances -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1weWKD5) that the legislators' base pay will increase to $20,884 under a state law that ties their salaries to state employee compensation over the last two years.

37. Cyber Monday gears up to get online shoppers hyped -

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans are expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

38. Dobbs the latest in line of dual-threat UT quarterbacks -

If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.

39. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for October 2014 -

Top October 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

40. Study: Big legal need among low-income Tennesseans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A new study found more than 60 percent of low-income Tennesseans face a significant civil legal need.

According to a news release from the Tennessee Supreme Court, respondents cited conflicts with creditors and landlords, problems obtaining or paying for health care, and difficulties with government benefits.

41. Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K -

NEW YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.

42. Republicans scramble for response to Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off their big midterm elections victory, congressional Republicans thought they might be on the offensive against a chastened President Barack Obama right about now.

Instead, Obama's executive order on immigration has them scrambling for a response that satisfies irate conservatives without alienating moderates, Hispanics and other voters who will be crucial for the 2016 presidential election.

43. Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe -

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries.

44. Obama sets off on a sales mission on immigration -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.

45. FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.

46. Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory -

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.

47. Dollar, S&P Levels Point to 1996 -

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.

48. Zero to zero? Rethinking diet soda addiction -

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.

49. Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be prepared for stress -

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.

50. Just when we started to feel good about UT football -

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.

51. Top October 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

52. Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road -

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.

53. Hillsboro High land sale: New school, big profit -

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.

54. Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much -

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.

55. US stocks edge higher in midday trading -

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.

56. Animal rights group releases Chattanooga slaughterhouse video -

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.

57. 'Bottle Rocket Party?' Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids -

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.

58. JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets -

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.

59. UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming -

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.

60. US stocks drift lower after release of Fed minutes -

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.

61. US index notch latest records; Relief over Japan -

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.

62. 3 recommended for state Democratic Party chair -

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.

63. S&P 500 index ekes out a record; DreamWorks sinks -

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.

64. Motlow hiring faculty to prepare for influx -

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.

65. House sends bill approving oil pipeline to Senate -

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.

66. Tennessee revenue collections increase in October -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's revenue collections for October were more than $15 million over what was expected.

67. Tennessee education commissioner leaving for private sector -

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.

68. US stocks inch higher on earnings, merger news -

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.

69. Volkswagen policy shift stops short of collective bargaining agreement -

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.

70. Bovender inducted into Business Hall of Fame -

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.

71. Middle Tennessee Real Estate trends for October 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.

72. US stocks edge lower after five record closes -

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.

73. Haslam downplays VW labor policy on UAW -

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.

74. Stocks eke out small gain to close at record -

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.

75. Veterans' education task force report unveiled -

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.

76. For Obama, some relief in Democratic losses -

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.

77. Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link gets green light -

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.

78. US stocks climb to new highs; home builders gain -

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.

79. Womick to challenge Harwell for House speaker -

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.

80. A new Supreme Court challenge for 'Obamacare' -

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.

81. Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low -

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.

82. Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low -

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.

83. Rising GDP allows Feds to fold quantitative easing -

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.

84. Tuesday? Sunday? What’s best day for airline prices? -

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.

85. MTSU professor fuels trip on chicken fat, vegetable oil -

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.

86. OPEC shaken by Saudi price move -

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.

87. US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds -

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.

88. US stocks slip as oil slump hits energy companies -

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.

89. Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed early -

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.

90. US stock indexes hold near records; Crude slides -

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.

91. China’s growth expectations met -

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:

92. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for September 2014 -

Top September 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

93. Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari -

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.

94. US home price gains slow for 4th straight month -

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.

95. Stocks rise as profits, confidence index climb -

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.

96. Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon -

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.

97. Stocks end mixed as oil, Europe weigh on investors -

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.

98. Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

99. Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar -

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.

100. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company -

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.