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1. Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary.

The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index fell to 91.9 this month from 93.1 in July. The index is still up 11.4 percent from a year ago.

2. Oil jumps 10 percent for biggest one-day gain since 2009 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter.

3. 6th president of TSU dead at the age of 76 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — James A. Hefner, the sixth president of Tennessee State University, has died at the age of 76 following a long illness.

According to a news release from the university, Hefner died Thursday morning surrounded by family at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee.

4. US stocks close flat Friday after a volatile week -

U.S. stocks ended the day little changed Friday, letting investors breathe a little easier after a week where both the highs and lows were extreme.

The market gave investors a hard jolt the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health of China's economy. The rebound Wednesday and Thursday was just as sharp as investors decided to scoop up beaten-up stocks.

5. Too many closers can keep this game going to extra innings -

With baseball winding toward the playoffs, we honor Yogi Berra once again by using his immortal quote: “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” He’d do OK in real estate, where it often ain’t over when it’s supposed to be.

6. Barry: This is no time to ‘put the brakes on’ city’s economy -

Local attorney Will Cheek III is backing Megan Barry in Nashville’s mayoral runoff because he’s impressed by how well she balances “socially progressive” convictions with support of business interests.

7. Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.

8. US durable goods orders up 2 percent in July -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in July, and demand in a key category that tracks business investment plans jumped by the largest amount in 13 months.

9. China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes -

BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

10. DENSO investing $400M for expansion, adding 500 jobs -

MARYVILLE (AP) — DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee's plant in Maryville is expanding with a $400 million investment expected to bring 500 new jobs to East Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced the expansion Tuesday.

11. Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.

12. US stocks extend losses as early rally fades -

A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street's losing streak to six days.

13. Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides -

TORONTO (AP) — The hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.

14. Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market -

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was fun while it lasted. For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats — a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default — and just kept on buying.

15. Former top Haslam adviser lands $120K state museum contract -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's former chief of staff, Mark Cate, will earn $120,000 per year as a "project coordinator" developing the new Tennessee State Museum to be built near the state Capitol.

16. Greek opposition tries to form government but election looms -

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal.

17. Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day -

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.

The rout started in Asia and quickly spread to Europe, battering major markets in Germany and France. In the U.S., the selling started early and never let up. Investors ditched beaten-down oil companies, as well as Netflix, Apple and other technology darlings. Oil plunged below $40 for the first time since the financial crisis, and government bonds rallied as investors raced into hiding spots.

18. ‘Never too late to be what you might have been’ -

Carole King famously sang, “[I]t’s too late, baby now, it’s too late,/ Though we really did try to make it.” Something in this song created a gluey intangible not-yet-named noun that affixed itself to my soul. When I hear the words “Somethin’ inside has died, and I can’t hide/ And I just can’t fake it,” I feel a shudder throughout my being.

19. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions for July 2015 -

Top commercial real estate transactions, July 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

20. China's stock volatility rattles investors -

BEIJING (AP) — China's volatile stock market is taking shareholders on a white-knuckle ride, threatening to drive out the small investors Beijing hopes will help pay for reforms of state industry.

After falling 6.1 percent on Tuesday, the market benchmark declined another 5 percent on Wednesday before rebounding in the final minutes of trading to close up 1.2 percent.

21. Tennessee tourism spending reached record $17.7B in 2014 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tourism spending in Tennessee reached a record $17.7 billion in 2014 as more than 100 million people visited the state, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday.

The spending represents a 6 percent increase over the previous year, while tourism-related jobs grew by nearly 3 percent to about 153,000 positions.

22. Executive director of Tennessee State Museum rejects ouster call -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The longtime executive director of the Tennessee State Museum is rejecting calls for her to be replaced as the state plans for a new $160 million facility in Nashville.

Lois Riggins-Ezell in an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1E33JUt) said she plans to remain "as long as I can," citing her role in growing the museum from six staffers working in a basement of the War Memorial Building in 1981 to its current 120,000-square foot facilities with 42 employees and an annual budget of $3.8 million, not counting private donations.

23. NBCUniversal making $200 million investment in BuzzFeed -

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will make a $200 million investment in media company BuzzFeed as part of a move to reach a wider audience of millennial and mobile video viewers.

In a statement, NBCUniversal said the news and entertainment site reaches over 200 million monthly unique visitors and has 1.5 billion monthly video views.

24. US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps -

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market shuffled to a slight loss in a lazy day of summer trading Tuesday.

Wal-Mart's shares slid after the retailer cut its profit forecast for the year, while renewed concerns over the strength of China's economy weighed on companies that depend on customers there.

25. Tennessee creates new task force to promote rural development -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is creating a new task force to advance economic development in rural Tennessee.

Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said in a news release the Rural Development Task Force is being created to help rural areas of the state reach the same economic success as urban areas. Goals include recruiting new businesses, increasing educational attainment, supporting rural entrepreneurship, promoting rural tourism and supporting agri-business.

26. Stocks end higher as investors weigh mixed news on economy -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as investors weigh mixed news on the U.S economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to end at 17,545 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,102. The Nasdaq composite climbed 43 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,091.

27. Eurozone optimism after Greek lawmakers back bailout deal -

BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone officials were optimistic of approving a draft bailout deal for Greece on Friday after the country's lawmakers cleared it in a vote that nevertheless saw the government suffer significant dissent.

28. China tries to dampen fears of more big devaluations -

BEIJING (AP) — China tried Thursday to ease fears of more big declines for the yuan as companies from global automakers to Chinese clothing exporters faced a new era of uncertain exchange rates.

There is "no basis for persistent and substantial devaluation," said a deputy central bank governor, Zhang Xiaohui, at a news conference. Zhang said the yuan is close to "market levels" after two days of sharp declines.

29. US, world stocks steady as China slows yuan weakening -

NEW YORK (AP) — Global markets steadied on Thursday as China's central bank eased fears of more steep drops for the country's currency. Major indexes in the U.S. wobbled between slight gains and losses.

30. Digital media hub Vox valued at $1B as NBCUniversal invests -

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is investing $200 million in digital media company Vox Media, whose brands include news site Vox, food blog Eater, the sports-focused SB Nation and the tech blog Re/code.

31. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for July 2015 -

July 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.

32. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for July 2015 -

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

33. Deciphering Google’s algorithms no easy task -

Much can ride on a Google search. People use the search engine to find information on every aspect of their lives, from finding a plumber who works on Sunday to digging up information on a blind date.

34. US stocks wobble, then recover after China currency weakens -

NEW YORK (AP) — Another drop in China's currency shook markets around the world for a second straight day amid rising concerns about the world's second-largest economy. Major markets in Europe slumped, while the U.S. stock market recovered from an early drop to finish nearly flat.

35. Feds: Group made $30M with hacked press release info -

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Ukrainian hackers worked with securities traders in the U.S. to make $30 million by breaking into the computer systems of companies that publish news releases about mergers and acquisitions and trading on the information before it became public, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

36. Greece agrees on broad terms of new bailout package -

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with a few last details expected to be ironed out Tuesday.

Finalizing quickly the deal for about 85 billion euros ($93 billion) in new loans would prevent the country from defaulting on its debts next week and secure its future in the euro.

37. Delayed Sen. Lamar Alexander exhibit could be canceled -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum's plans for a statewide traveling exhibit on U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's service as governor, initially scheduled to coincide with his Senate re-election campaign last year and then rescheduled, may now be canceled entirely.

38. Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues -

NASHVILLE (AP) - What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun and was eventually shot and killed by police.

39. Suspect in Antioch theater attack had psychological issues -

NASHVILLE (AP) — What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun and was eventually shot and killed by police.

40. Greatest restaurants in Nashville? Too many choices -

Country music isn’t the only big draw in Nashville these days. The city is at the top of its food game and has become a popular destination for food lovers across the country.

But where do you go when you want to experience the best of the best?

41. US stocks eke out gains following solid earnings news -

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest batch of corporate results helped nudge the stock market to a slight gain Wednesday, snapping a three-day slump. Another drop in oil prices held indexes back.

First Solar soared 17 percent, the biggest gain in the S&P 500, following news that the country's largest solar company turned in results that beat estimates and also raised its outlook for full-year profits. First Solar's stock jumped $7.42 to $51.92.

42. US stocks move lower as earnings disappoint; Allstate slumps -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly lower as investors focus on the latest earnings and deal news.

Allstate sank 10 percent Tuesday after its results came up far short of what analysts were expecting.

43. Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy -

NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.

44. University of Michigan: Consumer sentiment dips this month -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment slipped this month but remains at healthy levels, the University of Michigan said Friday.

Michigan's index of consumer sentiment fell to 93.1 in July from 96.1 the previous month.

45. US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.

46. Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.

A statement the Fed issued Wednesday after ending its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. The central bank signaled that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before raising rates.

47. Stocks mostly lower in US after some weaker company results -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were slightly lower Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble, Whole Foods and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market.

48. Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil -

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.

Shell expects to eliminate 6,500 staff and contractor positions this year as it seeks to reduce operating costs by 10 percent, the Netherlands-based company said Thursday. The company also plans to reduce capital investment by $7 billion, or 20 percent.

49. New closing regulations create title company anxiety -

Real estate is still hot in the Nashville area, with July expected to be another record month. Even so, showings seem to be slowing, and listings mounting.

With a little luck, buyers may soon have options.

50. Health care spending to accelerate, US report says -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual Americans.

51. Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet.

On Wednesday, when it ends its latest policy meeting, Fed officials will issue a statement that will be parsed for clues to just when the first rate increase since 2006 might occur. The meeting will end with a policy statement but no news conference by Chair Janet Yellen.

52. Haslam launching 15-stop tour of Tennessee on road funding needs -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that he will kick off a 15-stop tour of Tennessee to highlight the state's transportation funding challenges as he considers a proposal to increase the gas tax for the first time in 25 years.

53. Report: Mitsubishi Motors to end US production -

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media reported Friday that automaker Mitsubishi Motors has decided to end production in the U.S. to focus on Asian markets.

The company said that no decision has been made.

54. US stocks sink; S&P 500 index notches another losing week -

The U.S. stock market capped a four-day losing streak with its biggest drop of the week.

Disappointing quarterly results and outlooks from several companies pulled the major stock indexes sharply lower on Friday. New signs pointing to a slowing of China's economy also added to investor jitters, bringing down the price of oil and other commodities.

55. Franklin’s Almanac was best-seller of its day -

Two weeks ago we left the 17-year-old Ben Franklin in the process of fleeing Boston. That was where he and his employer/brother, James, had literally come to blows.

At issue were the stated and unstated job requirements of assistant publisher of the “New England Courant.”

56. Job interruption? Some disruption is what you need -

Being out of work in today’s economy can be daunting. Even as things continue to improve, finding a job can be tough.

In addition to the small number of new positions created each day, the entire hiring process takes longer – despite when you find the perfect job.

57. Top residential real estate transactions for June 2015 -

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

58. As new residents push into Nashville, neighborhoods push back -

It’s no secret that Nashville’s a city on the rise, and a close look at numbers suggests the rapid population growth is not just strong, it’s stratospheric. Undoubtedly, the city’s current boomtown status puts Nashville in the international spotlight and brings jobs and prosperity to more residents.

59. US stocks move mostly lower on earnings -

U.S. stocks veered lower in midday trading Thursday, weighed down by disappointing earnings and outlooks from big several companies, including American Express, Caterpillar and 3M. Utilities were among the biggest decliners. The slide has the stock market on course for its third down day in a row.

60. Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant builds 500,000th Passat -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has completed its 500,000th Passat.

The company said in a news release on Wednesday that the car was a candy white limited edition.

The Passat sedan was the winner of the 2012 Motor Trend Magazine Car of the Year award.

61. Haslam implements security measures at military sites -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says temporary security measures have been implemented after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killed five U.S. troops last week.

The governor said in a news release that the Tennessee National Guard on Monday temporarily repositioned its soldiers in storefront recruiting locations to local National Guard armories.

62. Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.

63. MTSU science buildings to undergo renovations -

MURFREESBORO (AP) - Two aging science buildings at Middle Tennessee State University will undergo renovations expected to be completed by spring 2017.

The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1KkNEJb) reports that 76-year-old Wiser-Patten Science Hall and 47-year-old Davis Science Building will get updates and house the physics, astronomy and geology departments and provide lab space for anthropology and forensic-science programs.

64. Technology shares lead a slump in US stocks; Apple sinks -

U.S. stocks notched their second decline in as many days Wednesday, pulled down by a technology stock slump headlined by Apple and Microsoft.

Both companies delivered disappointing quarterly results or outlooks the night before, setting the stage for the sell-off in the technology sector.

65. CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books -

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.

66. Weak showings from companies including IBM send stocks lower -

Disappointing earnings from several big U.S. companies put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, giving the stock market its first broad decline in four days.

IBM and United Technologies were among the companies whose latest quarterly report cards fell short of Wall Street's expectations or included dimmer outlooks. Telecommunications stocks were among the biggest decliners.

67. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years -

NASHVILLE (AP) - After years of tabloid gossip claiming marital troubles, country music's top couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce after four years of marriage.

The news was confirmed in a statement by the couple to The Associated Press, issued by their representatives Monday.

68. Nasdaq logs best week in nearly nine months as Google jumps -

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong week fizzled to a close on Friday as the stock market eked out a small gain. But a few companies made big moves. Google surged after reporting strong results, pushing the Nasdaq to another record high.

69. Amazon: 20 bets in 20 years -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Amazon turns 20 on Thursday. Here's a timeline of 20 investment bets Amazon made in the past 20 years:

1995: Amazon opens its virtual doors as an online bookseller.

Late 1990s: Amazon invests in startups like Pets.com and kozmo.com that promised to change the way people bought pet food and ordered delivery items. But they both went bust shortly after the bubble burst in 2000, causing Amazon to lay off some staff and scale back elsewhere.

70. US stocks rise as eBay, Citi, others report strong earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising broadly in midday trading Thursday after several big companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Citigroup, Intel, Netflix and eBay all beat analysts' forecasts. The rise in U.S. stocks follows a rally in European markets on news that Greece's parliament approved pension reforms and other measures demanded by its creditors.

71. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for Q2 2015 -

Second quarter 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.

72. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for June 2015 -

June 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.

73. ‘The Fighting 26’ Democrats work to stay relevant -

Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?

When Democratic legislative leaders called for a special session this summer on Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s market-based plan to use federal dollars to catch 280,000 working people in a coverage gap, they found themselves alone.

74. For VU’s Williams, it’s not all about game-day attendance -

Vanderbilt, the smallest and only private school in the SEC, has always lagged the league in attendance.

The Commodores, even during the back-to-back 9-4 teams of 2012 (37,860) and ’13 (35,675), failed to fill the stadium (capacity (40,550).

75. US stocks post a 4th straight gain; Micron soars -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing broadly higher, giving the market its fourth gain in a row.

Traders overlooked a weak report Tuesday on retail sales for June and focused on corporate earnings news.

76. Investors hope US earnings lift markets as fears fade -

NEW YORK (AP) — After fretting over a Greek bailout, a collapse in Chinese stocks and the timing of an interest rate increase, investors are hoping U.S. corporate earnings will bring more reassuring news this month.

77. Stocks end higher after Greece lines up a new bailout deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — A new agreement between Greece and its lenders helped lift the stock market on Monday, extending the market's winning streak to a third day. The deal for a new loan package is aimed at keeping the country in the euro, but many hurdles remain.

78. Greece reaches deal with creditors, avoids euro exit -

BRUSSELS (AP) — After months of acrimony, Greece clinched a preliminary bailout agreement with its European creditors on Monday that will, if implemented, secure the country's place in the euro and help it avoid financial collapse.

79. Music council honors Kristofferson, Pride, Lauderdale -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The National Music Council is honoring the life-long musical contributions of Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale.

80. Facebook makes it easier to tweak what you see in your feed -

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants you to see more of what you want to see. New tools will help you weed through the clutter of boring, unwanted information, often from long-forgotten acquaintances, and surface the gems from close friends and interesting pages.

81. Country music acts quietly abandon Confederate flag -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Confederate flag was once a familiar symbol in country music, representing the rural South and the renegade spirit of artists such as David Allan Coe and Hank Williams Jr.

But the rebel banner that will be removed Friday from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol has faded from stage and song, with many country artists quietly distancing themselves from the emblem that used to feature prominently in merchandise, lyrics and concerts.

82. Country music struggles with its Confederate flag past -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Country artists are struggling to articulate their feelings about the Confederate flag's history and symbolism amid heightened debate following the recent massacre at a South Carolina church.

83. Fed officials still cautious in June about rate hikes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month saw signs that the economy was healing after its winter slump but still wanted more signs of improvement before they began raising interest rates.

84. Lack of brotherly love sends Franklin to Philadelphia -

Next January will mark the 310th birthday of Benjamin Franklin. Thinker, inventor, scientist, diplomat, politician, writer. Founding parent of a great nation. A non-President with his face on a bit of paper currency.

85. Antidote found for same-sex marriage bias -

My smartphone was beeping out severe weather warnings as I drove to Mark Jones and Michael Fields’ second wedding – to each other. I wrung out the hem of my dress as we waited for the happy couple.

86. Special action on same-sex nuptials a waste of time -

With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking “equality.”

Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville says, “Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history.”

87. Former mayor Purcell traces city transformation to 1978 election -

Former Mayor Bill Purcell lived through the transition from the good old boys who ran Nashville to the “new Nashville,” in which a displaced Yankee became mayor in 1991 and began the type of forward-thinking, executive-style leadership that has propelled Nashville to skyline-shattering status on the national stage.

88. Boner, Fate and our summer of shame -

Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.

“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.

89. US stocks end higher as Greece debt talks proceed -

NEW YORK (AP) — New twists in the Greek debt crisis led to a choppy day of trading on Tuesday, as a late turn left the stock market with a modest gain.

Greece and its creditors held talks in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss how to keep the country from falling out of the euro. Reports out late in the day said European officials considered providing Greece with emergency funding to help it avoid defaulting on its debts. Greece has little time left before its banks run out of cash.

90. Uncle Dave Macon Days to feature Ralph Stanley -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Organizers say some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take stage at this year's Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music and Dance Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports (http://on.dnj.com/1IZaHpO) the event is set for July 10-12 at the historic Cannonsburgh Village.

91. US stocks lower after mixed US jobs report, Greek fears -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower as investors reacted to news that Greece's finances are deteriorating and a mixed report on the job market.

Investors drove bond prices higher Thursday in a bet that the Federal Reserve will be in no hurry to raise interest rates.

92. State finds several problems at Rutherford County jail -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.

According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1JwtU54), Tennessee Corrections inspectors informed Sheriff Robert Arnold of the findings in a letter dated June 22.

93. State finds several problems at Rutherford County jail -

MURFREESBORO (AP) - State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.

According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/1JwtU54), Tennessee Corrections inspectors informed Sheriff Robert Arnold of the findings in a letter dated June 22.

94. US stocks lower after mixed US job report, new Greek fears -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading Thursday following the release of a mixed report on the U.S. job market and news that Greek finances are deteriorating as a Sunday referendum on terms of an international bailout nears. While U.S. payrolls grew overall, many people gave up looking for work and wage growth stalled. Investors drove bond prices up in a bet that the Federal Reserve will be in no hurry to raise interest rates soon.

95. US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct. -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture.

96. $1M-plus Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

2015 $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner 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.

97. Gulch approaching 50% buildout -

Nashville’s storied Gulch, originally the home of the downtown railway terminal, is approaching another milestone in its long history.

Revitalization of the area began in the early 2000s, and The Gulch Improvement District was formed in 2006. Since that time, developers have found great success in luring in upscale residential, commercial and mixed-use tenants.

98. US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate -

NEW YORK (AP) — Hopes that a deal could be reached between Greece and its creditors pushed stocks higher on Wednesday.

The U.S. market opened higher, following strong gains for European stocks, after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote a letter to the nation's creditors and appeared to make concessions. Greece failed to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund that was due on Tuesday after talks between the nations and its creditors broke down late last week.

99. Nissan, Toyota, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells -

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan, Toyota and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society."

Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to make water.

100. Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage -

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.