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1. Nonprofit: water quality enforcement orders down 93 percent -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Clean Water Network has released a report showing the state issued 93 percent fewer enforcement orders against water polluters in 2015 than it did in 2007.

In a Wednesday news release, network Executive Director Renee Hoyos calls the low enforcement numbers an invitation to industry to come to Tennessee and pollute.

2. Rural broadband supporters call for change in Tennessee law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Rural lawmakers on Wednesday compared the dearth of broadband connections in their areas to being bypassed by electrification more than 80 years ago.

At a news conference at the state Capitol, advocates called for the Legislature to pass legislation this year to allow municipal utilities that offer broadband service to their customers to also provide ultra-fast Internet outside of their service areas.

3. Minority leader Harris confident even on wrong side of supermajority -

Lee Harris says he ran for state Senate because he felt Memphis could do better on Capitol Hill, defeating Ophelia Ford in 2014.

In his second legislative session, the Senate Minority leader says Democrats, though small in number, are making “inroads” while he continues to focus on improving neighborhoods from downtown Memphis to Millington.

4. US stocks stage a late turnaround, led by the energy sector -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staged a rapid comeback in late-afternoon trading to close solidly higher Wednesday, helped by a surge in the price of oil and a decline in the U.S. dollar.

Chipotle Mexican Grill fell as the company said a federal investigation into its E. coli outbreak had widened, and Yahoo sank as the troubled Internet company announced layoffs and plans to sell businesses.

5. Stocks sink, weighed down by another drop in price of oil -

NEW YORK (AP) — Another steep drop in the price of oil weighed on global markets Tuesday. Investors remained deeply concerned about the global economy following this week's disappointing Chinese and U.S. manufacturing data.

6. Iran: $100B in assets 'fully released' under nuclear deal -

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said much of the money had been piling up in banks in China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey since international sanctions were tightened in 2012 over Tehran's nuclear program.

7. China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion -

BEIJING (AP) — Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history.

8. US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing mostly lower after another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices pulled energy companies down.

Prices for crude oil and natural gas each slumped about 6 percent Monday, the latest blow to the beleaguered energy sector.

9. Monday deadline to register to vote in presidential primary -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennesseans who want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary must register to vote by Monday.

In a news release, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending voters take advantage of early voting because of unpredictable winter weather and an incredibly long ballot. Early voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 10, and runs until Tuesday, Feb. 23. Information on early voting locations is available from the local elections offices in each county.

10. DA: Nashville councilman lied about source of bail money -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Prosecutors say that Metro Nashville Councilman Loniel Greene Jr. lied in court when he got a man out of jail earlier this month.

News outlets report that the Davidson County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Thursday to revoke, increase or alter the conditions of bail set for Tavares Buchanan, who was released after Greene posted about $10,000 in bail using what Greene said was his personal money.

11. Durham taking leave from Tennessee House calls to resign -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Jeremy Durham is taking a leave of absence from the Tennessee General Assembly amid calls for his resignation and the Senate speaker's allegation on Thursday that he had an affair with another lawmaker.

12. Bertelkamp made right call in going with the Vols -

Bert Bertelkamp would be the first to tell you he’s pulling for Tennessee when calling basketball games as color commentator for the Vol Network.

And why wouldn’t he?

Bertelkamp is Big Orange to the bone. His father Hank played for the Vols (1951-53), was a team captain and remains a big supporter of UT.

13. Nashville to open special human trafficking court -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville is starting a special court for victims of human trafficking.

The effort is the first of its kind in Tennessee and follows the model of drug and mental health courts in helping nonviolent offenders get help and avoid jail.

14. Citizens want fewer obstacles to information -

Nearly 40 new bills have been filed in the Legislature in recent weeks that would make changes to citizen access to government records or meetings.

As lawmakers head deep into the session, with literally thousands of bills to consider, they would do well to remember a message sent last summer through a series of public hearings and surveys: Citizens do not want more obstacles to finding out what their government is doing.

15. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for December 2015 -

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

16. Cutting taxes, school choice, tort reform drive Sen. Kelsey -

State Sen. Brian Kelsey calls himself “a proud conservative who likes to get results.”

Based on his legislative record as a Republican state representative and senator from Germantown, he is doing both without exactly toeing the tea party line but bolstered by a GOP supermajority in the House and Senate.

17. Cutting cable/satellite: Here’s how to build your system -

Are you ready to cut the coax and enter the wild world of cable-free content? Here’s how to build your own TV service a la carte.

Internet access – for high definition streaming of movies and TV shows

Chances are you already have Internet service in your house and can go online on your computers and other digital devices.

18. Durham removes self from House GOP caucus amid investigation -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Jeremy Durham on Wednesday withdrew from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus amid an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The Franklin Republican previously resigned as House majority whip, though he has turned back demands from other GOP leaders that he step down from his House seat.

19. Haslam: Will be 'hard' for GOP Rep. Durham to be effective -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that it will be difficult for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to be an effective lawmaker after GOP leaders called for him to resign from his seat amid sexual harassment allegations.

20. Lawmaker who accused Haslam of 'treason' to GOP to retire -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Republican state Rep. Rick Womick, who once accused Gov. Bill Haslam of "treason" to the GOP, is announcing plans to retire this year.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports (on.dnj.com/1Nw8WlC) that Womick said he wants to spend more time with his family.

21. State GOP chairman, House speaker call on Durham to resign -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell and State Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes on Monday called for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to resign from his seat in the Tennessee General Assembly amid allegations of sexual harassment.

22. UT's Jones builds for championship run with staff tweaks -

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.

Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.

23. ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meeting -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) â?? European Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know Thursday that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next monetary policy meeting in March if plunging oil prices and the market turmoil threaten the economy.

24. Deadlines a bit more serious in Civil War prisons -

What do the following phrases have in common: Due date, Editor’s concern, End point, Freelancer’s problem, Time limit and Zero hour?

Answer: They have all been used as clues in crossword puzzles for the answer DEADLINE.

25. Waller elects 6 new partners in Nashville -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has elected six new partners from the firm’s Nashville office, Nate Bailey, Steven E. Blumenthal, Todd R. Hambidge, Michael T. Harmon, Aron Z. Karabel and Trevor Sava.

26. Events -

Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. Extended through Jan. 31 due to weather. Participating restaurants, which offer special menus fo the semi-annual event, include 55 South, Americano, The Bunganut Pig, Cabana, Caffé Nonna, Chago’s Cantina, Copper Kettle, Cork & Cow, Cross Corner Bar & Grill, Crow’s Nest, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Embers Ski Lodge, Fenwick’s 300, Fido, Finezza Italian Bistro, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Germantown Cafe, GRAY’S on Main, Harvest at Homestead, Holland House, Jackson’s, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, The Listening Room Café, Love Peace & Pho, MAFIAoZA’S, McCabe Pub, Mere Bulles, Noelle Restaurant, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Noshville Delicatessen, Peg Leg Porker, The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood, Pizza Perfect, PM, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (5th & Church), Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Franklin), Red Pony, The Row, Rumours East, Saffire, Salsa, Smokin Thighs, Sole Mio, South Street, Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, Table 3, Tin Angel, Two Ten Jack, Urban Grub, Valentino’s Ristorante, Watermark Restaurant, Wild Iris, The Yellow Porch

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

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

28. Still-persecuted Durham surrenders leadership post -

The boys in the newsroom had a running bet on whether the reasons for “media persecution” of Rep. Jeremy Durham had little, if anything, to do with a spate of revelations about his odd behavior over the last few years.

29. Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell to its lowest level in almost two years.

30. China's economic growth wanes to 25-year low in 2015 -

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy cooled further in the latest quarter, dragging 2015's full-year growth to a quarter-century low and deepening a slowdown that has fueled anxiety over its impact on the global economy.

31. Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6 billion Powerball pot -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Lottery officials verified Friday that a warehouse supervisor from the small town of Munford, Tennessee, bought one of three tickets winning the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

32. Haslam: Gas tax off the table for 2016 legislative session -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to pursue a gas tax hike during this year's legislative session.

The Memphis Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Ou1CJ6 ) that Haslam confirmed he is "not going to propose a bill this year to raise taxes."

33. US producer prices dipped 0.2 percent in December -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices fell slightly in December, reflecting a big drop in energy prices. The decline capped a year in which prices at the wholesale level fell, underscoring the continued absence of inflationary pressures.

34. US Government developing policies for self-driving cars -

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government wants to get autonomous vehicles on the road more quickly, and says it will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx — surrounded by representatives from General Motors and Ford as well as Google and Tesla — said Thursday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will spend the next six months developing guidance for automakers on what's expected of self-driving prototype cars and what sort of tests should be used to make sure they are safe.

35. PACs, candidates bet on morning shows, 'Wheel of Fortune' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — If presidential primaries were decided by political advertisements, Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and the hosts of the network morning shows would be kingmakers.

Political groups are flooding the airwaves during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" as well as local news and network morning shows as they try to influence presidential primary voters, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

36. Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down -

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Al Jazeera America cable news network said Wednesday it will shut down two and a half years after its launch, a victim of a rough business environment and political headwinds it could not conquer.

37. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for December 2015 -

December 2015 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.

38. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for 2015 -

2015 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.

39. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

40. Pay to attention to the flaw behind the curtain -

It’s a seller’s market. No news here, and if you don’t believe me ask any buyer. Most sellers, however, will tell you it’s a buyer’s market. Find a group of sellers whose houses have sold and ask them. They’ll tell you.

41. Cancer survivor Scott builds Narus on lessons learned -

Whether it was building models from an erector set, writing a cookbook at age 10 or starting a catering company at age 13, Sloane Scott’s parents knew early on that she was “made of different stuff” and, to their credit, never sought to tame it.

42. Obama summons Americans to compromise and change -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.

43. Chancellor pulls community colleges from privatization plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Thirteen community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology have been removed from Gov. Bill Haslam's plan for the massive privatization of the management and operation of nearly all state-owned buildings, including college campuses.

44. As oil plunges, energy companies cut jobs, postpone projects -

LONDON (AP) — The world's biggest oil companies are slashing jobs and backing off major investments as the price of crude falls to new lows — and there may be more pain to come.

Companies like BP, which said Tuesday it is cutting 4,000 jobs, are slimming down to cope with the slump in oil, whose price has plummeted to its lowest level in 12 years and is not expected to recover significantly for months, possibly years. California-based Chevron said last fall that it would eliminate 7,000 jobs, while rival Shell announced 6,500 layoffs.

45. Medicaid expansion protesters greet returning lawmakers -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Protesters supporting the passage of Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion proposal packed the state Capitol on Tuesday, singing, chanting and waving signs as lawmakers who defeated the measure last year returned for the first day of the legislative session.

46. Philadelphia newspapers donated to newly created nonprofit -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com has turned over the media company to a nonprofit institute in the hope that a new business model will help them survive the digital age and stanch years of layoffs and losses.

47. Obama reaches for upbeat outlook in final State of the Union -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver a final State of the Union address Tuesday brimming with optimism — far more than most Americans possess.

After six years of pitching ambitious proposals in his annual speech to Congress, Obama plans to take a rhetorical step back this year as he opens the final stretch of his presidency, in which he has less control over the nation's political agenda than ever before. By returning to the hopeful tenor of his two presidential campaigns, Obama also hopes to give voice to themes that Democrats can embrace in their campaigns to replace him and win back control of Congress.

48. Man who climbed Nashville highway sign given 20-day sentence -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A man who climbed atop a road sign along a major Nashville highway and stayed there for two hours, bringing traffic to a halt as he dangled his feet, has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.

49. Markets to face slowing company profits after China tumult -

NEW YORK (AP) — Tumult in China triggered the worst opening week for U.S. stocks in history, and this week investors could get plenty more to worry about.

Profits are expected to drop at U.S. companies.

50. MTSU investigates athletics sex discrimination accusations -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University has confirmed that schools officials are investigating accusations of sexual discrimination within the university's athletics department.

According to an email sent to athletics department personnel Nov. 6 and obtained Wednesday by The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1IU9FCd), Title IX officer Marian Wilson said the Institutional Equity and Compliance Office began investigating the department after learning of allegations of sexual discrimination.

51. Haslam names Page to fill Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday named Appeals Judge Roger A. Page to fill a vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Page will join the state's highest court in mid-March, unless state lawmakers can resolve their differences on a confirmation process for judicial nominees before then. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Justice Gary Wade, who had given Democrats a 3-2 majority on the high court's bench.

52. Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales pace.

Shares in the world's most valuable company have fallen more than 15 percent over the last month, amid a drumbeat of news reports that some Asian parts suppliers are expecting Apple to trim orders for its signature smartphone this winter. Those fears were compounded Wednesday when the Wall Street Journal said one of Apple's most important contractors is sending some workers home on "early holiday" before the Chinese New Year in February.

53. Ward-Potts owner swept away by retirement -

The sidewalk in front of Ward-Potts Jewelers on Bandywood Drive isn’t as clean today as it was a week or so ago.

That’s when Bill Sites, 65, began his last day as a full-time jeweler, ending his family’s 93-year run as the most-respected purveyors of baubles and such.

54. Nashville company accused of charging for dead patients' meds settles -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville company will pay as much as $7.8 million in a settlement related to accusations that it charged Medicare and TennCare for medications for dead patients.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1MSqyYO) reports U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera on Tuesday announced the settlement of the False Claims Act case involving Nashville Pharmacy Services, which specializes in dispensing HIV and AIDS medications.

55. Titans start search for new GM and coach, Mularkey candidate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are looking for a new general manager and coach with no timeline to fill either job.

The man running the searches for both positions just had the interim tag taken off his own job after coming out of retirement a few months ago.

56. Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions can't halt slide in oil prices -

DALLAS (AP) — Even the escalating tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two big oil-producing countries, can't halt the slide in energy prices.

Oil futures spiked briefly on Monday after the news that Saudi Arabia would cut diplomatic ties with Iran, a development that could be seen as a threat to oil supplies.

57. Q&A about today's market turmoil in China and beyond -

BEIJING (AP) — After the Chinese stock market started 2016 with a plunge that unnerved investors globally, here are some questions and answers about the turmoil.

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WHY DID THE CHINESE MARKET DROP SO MUCH?

58. First-of-a-kind drug approvals continued rise in 2015 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years.

The rising figures reflect an industry-wide focus on drugs for rare and hard-to-treat diseases, which often come with streamlined reviews, extra patent protections and higher price tags.

59. Ferrari makes stand-alone debut on Milan stock exchange -

MILAN (AP) — Sports carmaker Ferrari is following up its successful Wall Street listing with a stock market launch in Milan, as it begins a new era as a stand-alone company free of the mass-market associations of its former parent, Fiat Chrysler.

60. US stocks are ending 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year -

The U.S. stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere.

Despite veering between record highs and the steepest dive in four years, the stock market is on track to end the year essentially flat. That means if you invested in a fund that tracks the Standard & Poor's 500 index, you have little to show for the past 12 months.

61. Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores -

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off.

Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge.

62. Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores -

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off.

Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge.

63. BBC says website knocked down due to apparent attack -

LONDON (AP) — BBC says its main news website and other sites were knocked offline due to an attack.

Service was out for more than three hours Thursday. Users received an error message and the broadcaster said on Twitter the outage was due to technical problems.

64. After the bowl rush: What lies ahead for UT sports -

Don’t worry, UT fans, the 2016 football season will be here before you know it.

There is always football withdrawal after the bowl season, and spring practices are nothing like the real thing. So until the 2016 season opener against Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium on Sept. 3, we’ll have to settle for other items in which to indulge.

65. US stocks are ending 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year -

The stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere.

Despite veering between record highs and the steepest dive in four years, the stock market is on track to end the year essentially flat. That means if you invested in a fund that tracks the Standard & Poor's 500 index, you have little to show for the past 12 months.

66. Deadly shooting in Chattanooga voted top story of 2015 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga has been voted the top Tennessee news story of 2015.

Muhammad Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, opened fire on a recruiting center and a reserve facility on July 16. The FBI recently described the attack as an act "inspired and motivated by foreign terrorist propaganda."

67. Energy, mining stocks lead a decline on Wall Street -

U.S. stocks closed modestly lower on Monday as a deepening slump in crude oil prices pulled down energy and mining stocks on a lighter than usual day of trading.

Chevron fell 1.8 percent, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average. Consol Energy sank 9 percent.

68. Armstrong says he quietly 'stepped down' after indictment -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Joe Armstrong says he quietly "stepped down" from his House Democratic Caucus leadership position after being indicted earlier this year on federal fraud and tax evasion charges.

69. Armstrong says he quietly 'stepped down' after indictment -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Joe Armstrong says he quietly "stepped down" from his House Democratic Caucus leadership position after being indicted earlier this year on federal fraud and tax evasion charges.

70. US stocks drift to a mixed close in quiet pre-holiday trade -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed slightly lower in extremely light trading Thursday as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of Christmas. The price of crude oil continued to recover.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 50.44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,552.17. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,060.99 and the Nasdaq composite rose 2.56 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 5,048.49.

71. Private people may struggle Introverts can find success as entrepreneurs -

Sometimes, you’d just like to run home. It’s quieter there. No noise, no crowds, no networking or small talk.

You’re a private person in a world seemingly filled with extroverts – which makes things difficult when you’re trying to start a business. So how can you work around your need for solitude while you also need to work?

72. Expect less and buy antacid: 2016 investment forecasts -

NEW YORK (AP) — Investing is becoming more of a grind. Expect it to stay that way.

Analysts, mutual-fund managers and other forecasters are telling investors to expect lower returns from stocks and bonds in 2016 than in past years. They're also predicting more severe swings in prices. Remember that 10 percent drop for stocks that freaked investors out in August? It likely won't take another four years for the next one.

73. US stocks post modest gain in light trading -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted moderate gains in a quiet trading day Monday, recovering part of their losses sustained late last week. Energy stocks continued to be a drag on the market, as the price of oil fell once again.

74. Shkreli resigns as Turing CEO after securities fraud arrest -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical executive reviled for price-gouging resigned Friday as head of the drugmaker Turing Pharmaceuticals, a day after being arrested on charges of securities fraud related to a company he previously ran.

75. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions for November 2015 -

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

76. FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.

The Food and Drug Administration also wants to require tanning bed users to sign consent forms acknowledging the risks of the radiation-emitting devices. Tanning salons and other businesses would have to collect the forms from customers before their first tanning session and every six months thereafter.

77. Tennessee unemployment rate remains at 5.6 percent -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's unemployment rate for November stayed at 5.6 percent for the second straight month.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said in a news release Thursday that the state unemployment rate has declined from 6.6 percent to 5.6 percent during the past year, while the national rate fell from 5.8 percent to 5 percent. The U.S. rate for November was also unchanged from October.

78. Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ended its chaotic year on a surprising note of bipartisan unity and productivity Friday, overwhelmingly approving a massive 2016 tax and spending package and sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.

79. US stocks tumble on global worries; financial stocks skid -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged across all sectors in the heaviest trading of the year Friday as enthusiasm over a long-awaited increase in U.S. interest rates faded.

Several other negative factors combined to give the market its second big loss in a row, bringing the indexes lower for the week.

80. Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference.

The rates that most people pay for mortgages, auto loans or college tuition aren't expected to jump anytime soon. The Fed's benchmark interest rate has limited influence on those things.

81. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for November 2015 -

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

82. Stocks jump after Fed finally raises interest rates -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, a long-expected vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. At the same time investors were encouraged that the Fed emphasized that further increases will be gradual.

83. Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans.

The Fed coupled its first rate hike in nine years with a signal that further increases will likely be made slowly as the economy strengthens further and inflation rises from undesirably low levels.

84. Plane landing in Nashville rolls off runway, injuring 8 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials say a plane has rolled off a runway at Nashville International Airport, injuring eight people.

Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Emily Samuels said in an email Tuesday night that Flight 31 from Houston Hobby Airport to Nashville went off the taxiway around 5:20 p.m. as it approached the arrival gate.

85. Nonstop flight between Nashville, San Francisco added -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville International Airport says United Airlines plans new nonstop service from Nashville to San Francisco International Airport, starting May 5.

It is Nashville's only nonstop flight to San Francisco. The flight leaves Nashville daily at 5 p.m. Central time and arrives at 8:07 p.m. Pacific time. Return service leaves San Francisco at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time and arrives in Nashville at 3:59 p.m. Central time.

86. Tennessee November revenue collections more than $902M -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's general fund tax collections in November were $42.6 million higher than projected.

87. Suspect in councilman's shooting arrested in Mississippi -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville authorities say a man suspected in the November shooting of Metro Councilman Loniel Greene has been arrested in Mississippi after an unrelated incident.

In a news release Monday, Metro police said that 19-year-old Brandon Hunt-Clark was arrested in Grenada, Mississippi, where he's facing a charge of armed robbery.

88. New law will increase seat belt fines in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Motorists who don't buckle up in Tennessee will soon face a stiffer fine.

A new law passed by state lawmakers and signed by the governor takes effect on Jan. 1.

State law enforcement officials held a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol this week to discuss the measure.

89. No bids submitted in Haslam's parks privatization plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's effort to outsource hospitality operations at 11 state parks has failed to draw any interest from private vendors.

Haslam has long said park services like restaurants, golf courses, inns and marinas are prime examples of areas where private vendors could do a better and cheaper job than state government.

90. MTSU athletic department sponsors coat drive -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Middle Tennessee Senior Associate Athletic Director Whit Turnbow is sponsoring a coat drive that will benefit children in Rutherford, Bedford and Coffee counties.

The Daily News Journal reports (http://on.dnj.com/1NqYYDi) the Blue Raider athletic department will be collecting coats in the Murphy Center at home basketball games at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday.

91. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for November 2015 -

November 2015 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.

92. Tech stocks lead a broad decline in the US market -

NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in technology shares on Wednesday helped turn early gains in U.S. stock indexes into losses across industries, extending the market's losing streak to a third day.

Investors sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 200 points in morning, then began dumping some big tech stocks. Apple fell 2.2 percent and Microsoft lost 1.5 percent.

93. Oil prices seen staying low next year as demand weakens -

PARIS (AP) — The head of the International Energy Agency expects oil prices to remain low next year as demand weakens and supply remains high.

The price of oil fell this week to its lowest since early 2009, when the global economy was deep in crisis. The U.S. benchmark recovered 1.6 percent at $38.08 on Wednesday.

94. Yahoo going back to the drawing board with Alibaba spinoff -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's long-running identity crisis is spiraling in a new direction now that the company is abandoning a year's work on a tax-dodging spinoff to pursue an alternative path that will carve off its Internet business instead.

95. Volkswagen: CO2 emissions problem far smaller than suspected -

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Wednesday that a problem with carbon dioxide emissions is far smaller than initially suspected, with further checks finding "slight discrepancies" in only a few models and no evidence of illegal changes to fuel consumption and emissions figures.

96. State agency helps register seniors for Tennessee Promise -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Human Services has partnered with Families First parents to register more than 700 high school seniors for Gov. Bill Haslam's free-tuition program.

Tennessee Promise offers eligible high school seniors free tuition to a two-year community or technical college.

97. Signs of weakness in China sink materials stocks; oil falls -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharp drops in materials and energy shares led to a broad decline in the stock market.

The price of crude oil continued to fall Tuesday, and the U.S. benchmark for crude remained near its lowest level in seven years.

98. United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen's lone US plant -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has gained a significant first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South, easily winning a vote by skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. factory to have the UAW negotiate their collective bargaining agreements.

99. Country music exhibit included in Google interactive -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is included in a new online exhibition called Google Cultural Institute.

The museum and Google say in a news release the exhibition offers interactive experiences from 60 cultural institutions. Google says it allows viewers to experience the best in dance, music, opera and more.

100. Governor, first lady open Tennessee Residence for holidays -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The work of Tennessee artisans will be highlighted at the Tennessee Residence as Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam open the executive residence for self-guided tours starting Friday.