DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first quarter profit more than doubled as all of its business units posted improved numbers including record pretax earnings in North America.
The Detroit automaker earned $1.95 billion, or $1.24 per share, even after a $500 million cash investment in ride-sharing company Lyft.
21. Volkswagen reaches judge's deadline for diesel car fix - Friday, April 15, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Time is up for Volkswagen to meet a federal judge's deadline to detail how it will make nearly 600,000 diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests comply with clean air laws.22. Moore named Nashville Bar fellow - Friday, April 22, 2016
Margaret Moore, member at Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, has been named a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected by their colleagues in honor of significant contributions to the community.23. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for March 2016 - Friday, April 22, 2016
Top commercial real estate sales, March 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.24. Rules still apply to ‘sophisticated buyers’ - Friday, April 22, 2016
It happened again today. A real estate broker representing a buyer called a listing agent and prefaced the conversation with “I have a very sophisticated buyer.” Will this ever end?
What follows, of course, is the explanation of why this oh-so-sophisticated buyer will never pay the list price or anywhere near because he knows exactly what has sold for what.25. Summitt’s legacy tarnished? Don’t be ridiculous - Friday, April 22, 2016
When Tyler Summitt resigned as women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech due to what was termed an “inappropriate relationship,” those in a rush for judgment suggested it tarnished his mother’s legacy.26. US stocks end modestly higher as oil price recovers - Friday, April 15, 2016
Financial and energy companies led a modest increase in U.S. stocks Wednesday, giving the stock market its third gain in a row.
The market got a boost from a pickup in the price of oil, which climbed about 4 percent after an early slide. When oil prices rise they tend to favor battered energy stocks and financial companies such as banks, which have been in the doldrums due to investor concerns that loans to struggling oil companies could go bad.27. Japan's Mitsubishi Motors finds falsified fuel mileage tests - Friday, April 15, 2016
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker tarnished by a massive recall cover-up 15 years ago, owned up to another scandal Wednesday, saying employees had intentionally falsified fuel mileage data for several vehicle models.28. In Kansas, lawmakers lose patience with governor's tax cuts - Friday, April 15, 2016
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After he became Kansas governor in 2011, Sam Brownback slashed personal income taxes on the promise that the deep cuts would trigger a furious wave of hiring and expansion by businesses.29. Tile maker expanding facility in East Tennessee - Friday, April 15, 2016
LOUDON (AP) — An Italian tile maker says it is expanding its manufacturing operation in East Tennessee, investing $30 million and adding 40 jobs.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1ShgrAH) reports Del Conca USA will add two production lines at its facility in the Sugarlimb Industral Park in Loudon. The plant opened in 2014.30. Lower US supply to underpin oil price despite talks failure - Friday, April 15, 2016
LONDON (AP) — The failure by oil-rich nations to agree to freeze production sent crude prices lower Monday.
But prices recovered much of their losses by afternoon, and analysts said that oil is likely to rise in the longer term as many companies, particularly in the U.S., scale back output.31. US stocks recover from an early slump and close higher - Friday, April 15, 2016
Energy companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Monday as investors shrugged off another slide in crude oil prices.
The gain nudged the Dow Jones industrial average slightly above the 18,000-point mark for the first time since last summer, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose to the highest level in a year.32. Global finance officials seeking ways to boost growth - Friday, April 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a shaky world economy and political attacks on free trade, global finance leaders meeting in Washington are searching for ways to increase cooperation to battle a variety of economic threats.33. Low rates, troubled loans send bank profits lower - Friday, April 15, 2016
PHOENIX (AP) — 2016 is getting off to a lousy start for major U.S. banks. Energy loans are turning bad, low interest rates are making it hard to make profitable loans, and markets have been volatile.34. Tennessee Supreme Court case records available to be ordered - Friday, April 08, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Records of Tennessee Supreme Court cases that were previously only available by visiting Nashville can now be requested online.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives said the new online ordering system allows researchers to order cases dating back to the early 1800s in hard copy or digital scans.35. GOP House under Speaker Ryan set to blow budget deadline - Friday, April 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for Speaker Paul Ryan that raises questions about his stewardship of the House despite his high profile on the national stage.36. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for first quarter 2016 - Friday, April 15, 2016
First quarter 2016 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.37. Aim high: How to reach C-Level decision makers - Friday, April 15, 2016
Getting a meeting with C-level decision makers is no easy task, but it can be done. As with any true success, it all starts with doing your homework.
First, target the right organizations. Make a list of 10 to 20 companies that would make an ideal customer.38. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for March 2016 - Friday, April 15, 2016
Top residential real estate sales, March 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.39. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for March 2016 - Friday, April 15, 2016
March 2016 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.40. Homebuyers feel pinch of higher prices, low inventory - Friday, April 15, 2016
When Will Burns bought his condo along a once-blighted stretch of Nolensville Pike near the Fairgrounds, he thought it would be a good investment. It turns out he was right.
Home prices in the nearby Woodbine neighborhood skyrocketed nearly 30 percent in the past year, according to a market analysis by the Layson Group, a Keller Williams real estate firm in Nashville.41. Some big US banks have 6 months shape up plans - Friday, April 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. That's the message regulators issued Wednesday after giving the banks failing grades for the strategies they would deploy if they tumbled into bankruptcy.42. US stocks jump as JPMorgan gives banks a big boost - Friday, April 08, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed again Wednesday as quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase gave banks a big lift. Economic news from China powered industrial and technology companies in the U.S. and stock exchanges overseas.43. Volkswagen to cut managers' bonuses following diesel scandal - Friday, April 08, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Wednesday that its top managers' bonuses will be cut significantly, citing the need to send a "signal" on executives' pay following the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.44. With new monument, Obama and Dems seize on Equal Pay Day - Friday, April 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and other Democrats on Tuesday seized on Equal Pay Day — a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — to court women voters and call out Republicans for inaction on the issue.45. US stocks close rise broadly higher led by gains in the energy sector - Friday, April 08, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted solid gains on Tuesday, led by gains in energy companies after news reports said Saudi Arabia and Russia were working toward an agreement to cut oil production. Investors also worked through the initial batch of earnings from the first quarter of the year.46. Mayor Barry devotes $10M to affordable housing plan - Friday, April 08, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's mayor has announced she will devote $10 million in city money to affordable housing projects.
News outlets report Mayor Megan Barry held a news conference Monday announcing the plan to spur on the construction of workforce housing and low-income housing in Metro Nashville.47. US cites Chinese Internet filters as trade barrier - Friday, April 08, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — The American government has cited Chinese Internet controls as a trade barrier in a report that comes as Beijing tries to block its public from seeing news online about the finances of leaders' families.48. MTSU Center receives grant to digitize live bluegrass recordings - Friday, April 08, 2016
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The Grammy Foundation has awarded a nearly $20,000 grant to a university music center to digitize a historical collection of live bluegrass audio recordings.
Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Popular Music will digitize a collection from Indiana music lover Marvin Hedrick.49. 4 Fed leaders to share thoughts on central bank's influence - Friday, April 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their words move markets. Their plans stir speculation. Their tenures spark debate.
Arguably no one holds more sway over the global economy and financial markets than the chairman of the Federal Reserve. And on Thursday evening, all four living Fed leaders, past and present, will gather for a public conversation to take stock of the outsize role each has played.50. Tennessee lawmakers lure us in with momentary sanity, and then ... - Friday, April 08, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.51. Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger - Friday, April 01, 2016
The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — on paper — to reduce its tax bill.52. Politicians, celebs deny abuse of offshore accounts - Friday, April 01, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — The president of Ukraine became the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing Wednesday after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm.
The revelations have raised suspicion that such offshore entities were set up to avoid taxes, but Petro Poroshenko denied that was the purpose in his case. Rather, he said, it was necessary to create an offshore holding company to put his candy business in a blind trust when he became president of Ukraine in 2014.53. IMF chief Lagarde: Global economy losing momentum - Friday, April 01, 2016
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund is warning that the global economy is losing momentum and urging governments to take action to preserve the recovery.
Christine Lagarde said in a speech Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany, that "the recovery remains too slow, too fragile."54. Tennessee standardized testing to be scaled back next year - Friday, April 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's top education official has announced that students will be spending less time taking standardized tests next year.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen told news outlets over the phone on Monday that TNReady's math and English tests will be shortened. The state has not yet made a decision about the length of the social studies test or whether the tests will be online or on paper.55. $1M Powerball ticket sold in Washington County - Friday, April 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - A $1 million Powerball ticket has been sold in Washington County.
Tennessee Powerball officials say in a news release that the ticket sold in Gray matched the first five numbers in Saturday night's drawing. The winner didn't immediately step forward to claim the prize.56. US stocks end slightly lower in quiet trading - Friday, April 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell slightly in quiet trading Monday as investors worked through several company announcements and prepared for the start of company earnings releases.
Health care companies were solidly higher. Global markets rose modestly.57. State Rep. Durham seeks re-election despite investigation - Friday, April 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — A state representative under investigation after allegations he sexually harassed staff members says he will run for re-election.
The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1TtpoeB) Franklin Republican Jeremy Durham has filed candidacy paperwork with the Williamson County Election Commission.58. US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct. - Friday, April 01, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March by adding 215,000 jobs, driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care industries.
Despite the jump, the Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent. But that increase includes some good news: more Americans came off the sidelines to look for work, though not all found jobs.
59. Tranquil start to last trading day of stormy quarter - Friday, March 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher Thursday morning, a tranquil start to the last trading day of what has been a stormy first quarter. Energy companies are rising the most as the price of oil edges upward. The gains are adding to a strong March that wiped away steep losses from the start of the year.60. No, you’re not really a technophobe - Friday, April 01, 2016
There’s an elephant in the room. It’s something we’re talking about, but not really getting to the heart of. The elephant is our relationship with technology.
Very often, I speak with someone who says, “I’m a great manager and I’m good with people, but I absolutely am not comfortable with technology. I can do anything but things related to technology.”61. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for February 2016 - Friday, April 01, 2016
February 2016 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.62. Statewide demand outstrips supply of qualified workers - Friday, April 01, 2016
Tennessee is surging as a major manufacturing state, bouncing back from the Great Recession by attracting billions of dollars in new investment and creating thousands of new – and often very high-paying – advanced manufacturing jobs.63. A rebounding stock market helps lift US consumer confidence - Friday, March 25, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are feeling more confident in March, with a rebounding stock market brightening their outlook.
The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 96.2 this month after tumbling to a revised 94 in February.64. Judge awards $2 million in fees in same-sex marriage case - Friday, March 25, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $2 million to attorneys who helped gay couples in Tennessee win a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex marriage.
U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ruled that the results the lawyers got in the case were "superb and far-reaching" and that they should be entitled to costs and fees. The $2.03 million awarded in legal fees and expenses was 15 percent less than what the attorneys wanted.65. Bill to cap liquor store ownership headed to Haslam's desk - Friday, March 25, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - The House passed a bill Monday to impose a cap on liquor store ownership in Tennessee, sending the measure that some Republicans derided as contrary to free market principles to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.66. Financial stocks lead an early decline on Wall Street - Friday, March 18, 2016
U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Thursday, led by a slide in financial and energy stocks as the price of oil and other commodities fell. Investors were poring over the latest batch of company earnings and economic news, including government data indicating that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell more than expected last month.67. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for February 2016 - Friday, March 25, 2016
Top residential real estate sales, February 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.68. Security beefed up across world after Brussels attacks - Friday, March 18, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Europe and across the world tightened security at airports, railway stations, government buildings and other key sites after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system.69. Will Americans like Blendle, the iTunes for news? - Friday, March 18, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans pay to download music. They pay for TV episodes. Will they pay a few cents for news articles to escape ads and bypass subscription requirements?
The news service Blendle launches Wednesday in the U.S. with 20 news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. You pay 9 cents to 49 cents to read a story (with a refund if you don't like it).70. Kentucky's AG sues Volkswagen for emissions-rigging scheme - Friday, March 18, 2016
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, claiming the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scheme violated the state's consumer protection law.71. Airports increase security after Brussels attacks - Friday, March 18, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Europe and beyond tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system.72. US indexes mostly fall; travel companies drop after attacks - Friday, March 18, 2016
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday as airlines, cruise companies and travel booking sites fell following the deadly bombings in Belgium.
News of the attacks, which killed at least 31 people, pulled the broader market lower for much of the morning. An early afternoon rally erased some of the losses, but the rebound didn't hold.73. Tennessee Republican leaders want McNally to replace Ramsey - Friday, March 18, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Leading Senate Republicans are discussing plans to make Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge the new lieutenant governor of Tennessee.
McNally, who chairs the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, would replace Ron Ramsey, who is both the current lieutenant governor and Senate speaker. Ramsey, a Republican from Blountville, announced last week that he would not seek re-election.74. Stocks shake off an early loss and end with slight gains - Friday, March 18, 2016
Major U.S. stock indexes eked out modest gains on Monday, extending the market's winning streak into a fourth day.
Stocks wavered into the red at times before steadying in the late afternoon. The price of oil also veered lower at times, but ended higher.
75. Report: Automation may replace millions of jobs in Tennessee - Friday, March 18, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — A report released by the state of Tennessee suggests that up to 1.4 million people are at risk of losing their jobs to automation.
Citing a study by the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/22qNbBD ) reports that automation could replace nearly 50 percent of the state's workforce.76. US stocks mostly higher as gold and silver prices surge - Friday, March 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher in Thursday morning trading. Materials companies are rising as the price of gold and silver jump, while energy companies are up with the price of oil. Drug company stocks continue to tumble, pulling health care companies lower.77. SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks - Friday, March 11, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday that it will immediately stop breeding killer whales and making them perform crowd-pleasing tricks at its theme parks.78. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for February 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016
Top commercial real estate sales, January 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.79. What do today’s buyers want? Finished product - Friday, March 18, 2016
As homeowners prepare their homes for the spring selling season, they ponder what improvements should be made in order to make their homes more sellable, in particular what expenditures will deliver the most return for the cash invested.80. US bars Atlantic drilling; Obama builds environmental legacy - Friday, March 11, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, a move cheered by environmentalists and consistent with the president's aggressive steps to combat climate change.81. With no rate hike seen, Fed's outlook on economy is awaited - Friday, March 11, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial world is awaiting the Federal Reserve's response to a critical question: How stable are the world's economies and financial markets?
Whatever picture the Fed sketches will help shape expectations of when it will resume the interest rate increases it began in December. That's when the Fed raised its key rate from record lows to reflect an economy finally strong enough 6½ years after the Great Recession ended to withstand higher loan rates.82. IRS has over $17M unclaimed Tenn. tax refunds from 2012 - Friday, March 11, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says it has over $17 million in unclaimed refunds for Tennessee residents who failed to file a 2012 tax return.
The law provides taxpayers with a three-year window to claim a refund, but those wishing to collect must file their 2012 returns no later than April 18.83. European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action - Friday, March 11, 2016
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation and economic growth in the 19 countries that share the euro.84. Freshman pitcher Raby ‘living a dream’ at Vanderbilt - Friday, March 11, 2016
Vanderbilt freshman Patrick Raby was sitting in the bullpen Feb. 19 at Hawkins Field in Nashville in front of 3,054 fans, a record crowd for a Commodore home opener.
Among those in the stands were Raby’s parents, Steve and Pat, Patrick’s brother and sister, and several other family members and friends.85. Out the door? Have a plan and leave gracefully - Friday, March 11, 2016
With the unusual job market we’ve been experiencing for years now, keeping an exit strategy in mind is a must.
Do you have yours nailed down? If your exit strategy is dependent on hope and crossed fingers, it’s time to rethink things.86. You best advertising might be good public relations - Friday, March 11, 2016
Public relations is a great way for a small business to raise awareness. But when business owners put together marketing plans, they usually think advertising, not public relations.
Why? We see advertising everywhere we look. It’s top of mind.87. VW employee chief urges US to consider fallout of fines - Friday, March 04, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Volkswagen's employee council said Tuesday he hopes that American authorities will consider the potential fallout on jobs in the U.S. and beyond as they mull what fines to impose on the company over its emissions-rigging scandal.88. Sponsors ditch Sharapova, world's top-earning female athlete - Friday, March 04, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Sharapova, the world's highest-earning female athlete for many years, was abandoned Tuesday by some of her biggest sponsors after the Russian tennis star acknowledged taking a recently banned substance for a decade.89. Germany: 17 now under investigation in Volkswagen probe - Friday, March 04, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors now have 17 people under investigation in a probe of suspected fraud connected to Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal.
Braunschweig prosecutors' spokesman Klaus Ziehe confirmed a report by the Funke newspaper group Tuesday that the number of people under investigation has increased to 17 from six. He didn't identify them or give further details, though the newspaper report said without citing sources that the suspects didn't include any current or former management board members.90. Bloomberg again at center of his company, but readying exit? - Friday, March 04, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Since returning to the financial information company that bears his name, Michael Bloomberg has presided over two years of robust expansion andrecord revenue, all while laying the groundwork for his second departure — whether that's to retirement in 10 years or a presidential campaign in 10 days.91. Stock market wobbles following four-day winning streak - Friday, March 04, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as another jump in the price of crude oil brought energy companies back in favor.
Murphy Oil soared 13 percent Monday, Southwestern Energy rose 10 percent and Chesapeake Energy rose 3 percent.
92. Funding for new Nashville courthouse passes final hurdle - Friday, February 26, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville is set to get a new federal courthouse after funding passed a final hurdle in Washington.
According to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the funding on Wednesday. That was the final approval needed for the $181.5 million project to move forward.93. Lack of clear No. 1 hurts Titans’ chance for big score - Friday, March 04, 2016
Have the Tennessee Titans picked a bad year to be bad? It depends upon how you view things.
Having the No. 1 overall pick in April certainly can’t hurt the Titans, despite the fact that the 2016 draft lacks that certain flair and doesn’t appear to have a can’t-miss talent that would make Tennessee’s choice on April 28 obvious.94. Survey: US companies added 214,000 jobs in February - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the U.S. job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.95. Stock market has best day in more than a month - Friday, February 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing sharply higher, giving the market its best day in over a month.
Traders were encouraged by several pieces of good news on the U.S. economy Tuesday, including a jump in construction spending to the highest level in eight years.
96. Lumber Liquidators 4Q losses much greater than expected - Friday, February 26, 2016
TOANO, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators swung to a fourth-quarter loss that was more than three times larger than what expected as fallout over the safety of some of its products continues to rattle the embattled flooring manufacturer.97. Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee could loom for some time - Friday, February 26, 2016
KNOXVILLE (AP) — There's been a flurry of activity at and around Tennessee since the university was sued over its handling of sexual assault complaints by athletes with news conferences, legal motions, amendments.98. Which is safer _ Uber or a taxi? There's no clear answer - Friday, February 26, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they as safe?99. CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's resistance in FBI iPhone case - Friday, February 26, 2016
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to the FBI's iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a murderous extremist in San Bernardino, California.100. US economy ends 2015 on better note, starts 2016 with a bang - Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday. Economic growth in the final three months of 2015 didn't slow as much as previously estimated, and consumers roared back to life in January, spending at the fastest clip in eight months.