DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs.
Sales rose 2 percent over last May to more than 1.64 million cars and trucks, their fastest pace since July 2005, according to Autodata Corp. Analysts had expected sales to fall slightly because of lower sales to rental car companies and other auto fleets.
7. Bills joins Wiseman Ashworth Law Group - Friday, April 24, 2015
Attorney Anthony C. Bills has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC, as an associate.
Bills was previously an associate with the Nashville firm Manier & Herod. His professional experience includes all phases of litigation and practice including personal injury, products liability, nursing home litigation, health care law, mental health law, premises liability and fidelity and surety law.8. Low wages, trade deals luring auto plants and jobs to Mexico - Friday, April 17, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers.9. 1 million new residents: Where will they live? - Friday, April 17, 2015
At least 1 million people are expected to move to the Nashville region over the next 20 years. Already, the early arrivals have begun to dramatically change the landscape of the suburban counties surrounding the city.10. Less for the tank, more for the bank - Friday, March 20, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts the typical American household will save nearly $750 on gasoline in 2015, but no one should expect the good fortune to last forever.
Yes, gas prices did fall below $2 – and have begun falling again in recent days after rising about 35 cents in February and early March – but now it’s spring, a time when gas prices typically rise.11. VUMC’s Wilson, Kapu take leadership roles - Friday, February 20, 2015
Two longtime Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are starting the year in new leadership positions with greater responsibilities for nursing education and advanced practice, respectively.
Chris Wilson, MSN, R.N., has been named director of Nursing Education and Professional Development. She previously held the position in the interim and was director of Clinical Education and Professional Development for Vanderbilt University Hospital.12. Nissan raises profit forecast after sales grow in US, Europe - Friday, February 06, 2015
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan raised its earnings forecast for the fiscal year after reporting a nearly 21 percent jump in quarterly profit as a cheap yen amplified strong overseas sales.
The Japanese automaker said Monday that sales were strong in the U.S. and Europe and the cheap yen boosted overseas revenue, offsetting a decline in its home market.13. Tennessee auto industry hits the accelerator: Nissan, GM, VW find ‘best employees’ here - Friday, January 16, 2015
Five years after the Great Recession rocked the nation and nearly destroyed auto manufacturing in Tennessee, the Midstate’s industry is booming again.
Nissan’s growth is no small part of that, largely because of the company’s confidence in the state of Tennessee and Gov. Bill Haslam, according to José Muñoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co. and chairman of Nissan North America, which is headquartered in Franklin.14. As cheap gas shifts car buyers' habits, automakers power on - Friday, January 09, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Inside the auto show here, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels.15. Hot cars at the Detroit auto show - Friday, January 09, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.
Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show:16. Cadillac to ditch Detroit for trendy NYC address - Friday, September 19, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps.
General Motors' 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city's founder, is moving its headquarters to New York.
17. Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen - Friday, July 25, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.
Nissan Motor Co. reported Monday a better-than-expected net profit of 112 billion yen ($1.1 billion) for the April-June first fiscal quarter, up from 82 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a quarterly profit of 85 billion yen ($835 million). Quarterly sales jumped 10 percent to 2.466 trillion yen ($24.2 billion).18. Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees - Friday, July 25, 2014
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.19. Toyota chalks up record profit, vehicle sales - Friday, May 02, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota chalked up a record annual profit and sales above 10 million vehicles for the first time, but forecast Thursday a slower year ahead as the momentum from a weak yen fades.
Expenses such as the $1.2 billion penalty it paid in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year for hiding information about defects in its cars dented its profit for January-March quarter, according to Toyota.20. Toyota moving US base from California to Texas - Friday, April 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas.21. Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US - Friday, February 21, 2014
CELAYA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is on track to become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, overtaking Japan and Canada in a manufacturing boom that's turning the auto industry into a bigger source of dollars than money sent home by migrants.22. Nissan profits rise on weaker yen, China sales - Friday, February 07, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan says quarterly profit rose 57 percent, driven by a weaker yen and strong sales in China and Japan.
The Japanese automaker reported net profit Monday of 84.3 billion yen ($823 million) for the October-December third quarter. That was up from 53.8 billion yen a year earlier.23. Nissan, Chrysler sales up; Ford, GM, VW down - Friday, January 31, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Frigid temperatures and snowy weather generally kept buyers away from auto showrooms last month, with Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen all reporting declines from a year ago.24. Middle Tennessee auto parts supplier Calsonic Kansei offers a blueprint for worker wellness, cost containment - Friday, January 03, 2014
With health care dominating the national conversation in 2013, it would be easy to view cost reform as a top-down proposition mandated by the federal government and forced on a reluctant market.
But in Middle Tennessee, companies were working on bending the cost curve long before Obamacare grabbed headlines.25. TEA names new executive director - Friday, November 29, 2013
The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder as its new executive director.
Crowder comes to Tennessee from Denver, where she served for the past four years as executive director of the combined Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Association of Education Office Professionals and DCTA-Retired.
26. Tire-maker Hankook to build $800M plant in Tennessee - Friday, October 11, 2013
CLARKSVILLE (AP) — South Korean tire-maker Hankook announced Monday that it will build its first North American plant in Tennessee, creating 1,800 jobs.
Hankook, the world's seventh-largest tire maker, said it will build the $800 million facility in Clarksville. Construction on the 1.5 million-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin by the end of next year, and it will begin making high-end performance tires by early 2016.27. Calendar stalls September auto sales; Nissan down 6 pct. - Friday, September 27, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Sales fell at General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen in September, an odd month that appears likely to snap a 27-month streak of gains for the U.S. auto industry.
Nissan also reported a sales drop, off nearly 6 percent from a year earlier. The Nissan Division's sales were off 6 percent, while the Infiniti luxury brand posted a 4 percent decline.
28. Nissan says 2014 Rogue is more efficient - Friday, September 06, 2013
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Nissan Motor Co. says its revamped Rogue SUV will be cheaper and more fuel-efficient than its rivals when it goes on sale in the U.S. in November.
Nissan unveiled the 2014 Rogue Tuesday at its North American technical center near Detroit. The Rogue's European counterpart, the X-Train, was revealed at the same time at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. The X-Train goes on sale early next year.29. Nissan breaks monthly record as automakers report double-digit increases - Friday, August 30, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month in six years.
30. Nissan to announce Canton expansion - Friday, July 26, 2013
CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Nissan North American Inc. will announce Tuesday an expansion of its vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss.31. Nissan adds 900 jobs to make Rogue at Tennessee plant - Friday, June 21, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Nissan is adding 900 jobs to start making the Rogue crossover SUV at its Tennessee plant, the Japanese automaker announced Thursday.
The new jobs are in addition to 800 positions added at the Smyrna plant last year, and will bring total employment at the suburban Nashville facility to more than 7,000. Hiring is already underway, and Rogue production is scheduled to begin this fall.32. US auto sales roar back in May, led by pickups - Friday, May 31, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Full-size pickups once again dominated U.S. auto sales in May, as small businesses — increasingly confident in the economy — raced to replace the aging pickups they held on to during the recession.33. US auto sales see big gains in May - Friday, May 31, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Price cuts at Nissan and strong demand for pickup trucks helped U.S. auto sales rebound in May after a slight dip in April.
General Motors reported its strongest monthly sales since September of 2008. Chrysler, Ford, and Toyota also reported increases. Nissan Motor Co. notched its highest May sales ever after cutting prices on seven popular models early in the month. Only Volkswagen said sales fell compared with May of last year.
34. US auto factories cutting back on summer downtime - Friday, May 17, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit automakers are largely forgoing the traditional two-week summer break at their factories and speeding up production to meet buyers' growing demand for new cars and trucks.35. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association - Friday, April 19, 2013
Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).36. Camry battles spruced-up rivals in midsize market - Friday, March 29, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — For nearly two decades, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have ruled the mid-sized car market.
Nobody accused them of being stylish or fast. But the cars rarely broke down, and they held their value better than competitors. For drivers who wanted a family car, Camry and Accord got the job done and were good enough to become two of the best-selling cars of all time.37. Chrysler, VW, GM report sales growth in February; Nissan down - Friday, March 01, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Americans want new cars and trucks, and they're not going to let higher gas prices or political dysfunction in Washington stand in their way.
General Motors, Toyota, Ford and most other automakers posted at least modest sales gains for February. Industry analysts estimate last month's sales rose about 7 percent from a year earlier as pent-up demand and cheap financing kept the U.S. auto sales recovery powering along.38. Toyota raises annual forecasts on profit rise - Friday, February 01, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. raised its fiscal year profit forecast Tuesday to triple what it eked out for the disaster-struck previous year, as the world's top automaker continued on a comeback roll as sales surged, especially in the U.S.39. Nissan lowers price of electric Leaf - Friday, January 11, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is lowering the price of its Leaf electric car to try to boost anemic sales.
The 2013 Leaf will start at $28,800, which is $6,000 lower than the previous model, company executives said Monday at the Detroit auto show. When combined with the federal electric-vehicle tax credit of $7,500 and other state and local tax incentives, the price could fall as low as $18,800 in California. That would make it comparable to gas-powered and hybrid cars of its size like the Toyota Prius. It would also be far lower than the electric Ford Focus or Chevrolet Volt, which both start around $39,000.40. Top commercial real estate transactions for 2012 - Friday, January 11, 2013
Top 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.41. US auto sales end 2012 on strong note; Nissan tops 1M for 1st time - Friday, January 04, 2013
DETROIT (AP) — A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012, especially for Volkswagen and Japanese-brand vehicles, and experts say the next year should be even better.42. US auto sales end 2012 on strong note - Friday, December 28, 2012
DETROIT (AP) — Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry — especially Japanese brands — and 2013 should be even better.
Sales of new cars and trucks are expected to total 14.5 million after all carmakers announce figures on Thursday. That is 13 percent better than 2011 and the best performance in five years.43. Nissan to add shift, 800 jobs at Tennessee plant - Friday, October 19, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. announced Friday it will add a third shift at a vehicle assembly plant in Tennessee, adding more than 800 jobs.44. Haven Behavioral names new executive VP, COO - Friday, October 05, 2012
Nashville’s Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a provider of behavioral health care for adults, senior citizens and active-duty military personnel, has hired Scott W. Kardenetz as executive vice president and chief operations officer.45. GM's 3Q stock rise surprises industry - Friday, September 28, 2012
DETROIT (AP) — Surprise! The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors.
The company, which endured management upheaval during the quarter and announced that it would lose substantial cash in Europe, saw its shares rise almost 18 percent from July through late September. The gain was the best since the first quarter of this year, when the stock climbed about 23 percent. GM posted strong profits in that period.46. Free Enterprise Award presented to Baker - Friday, September 28, 2012
J.B. Baker, chairman of the board for Volunteer Express Inc. and owner of Sprint Logistics, LLC and Baker South real estate development, has been awarded the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award by Middle Tennessee State University.47. Events - Friday, September 14, 2012
Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. Today's class covers “What to Do If You Owe Money or Returns to the IRS: Instructors will focus on questions and problems associated with taxes and the IRS.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics, including:48. Top commercial real estate transactions for July 2012 - Friday, August 17, 2012
July 2012 commercial 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.49. Events - Friday, August 03, 2012
Home-Staging Professional Course. Students can earn the ASP designation by attending this two-day course Aug. 14-15. Topics covered include improving your listing presentation, overcoming client objections to staging, marketing ideas and a staging techniques detailed lecture. Students will also view a slide show of before and after photos of what can be accomplished through staging and experience staging a home on the market with other class participants. After taking the course, agents will be able to market staging to their clients and provide better suggestions of ways to improve the home for listing presentation. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Lunch provided. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.50. Honda's profit quadruples on disaster recovery - Friday, July 27, 2012
TOKYO (AP) — Honda's quarterly profit quadrupled to 131.7 billion yen ($1.7 billion) as the Japanese automaker bounced back from last year's natural disasters with more vehicles sold across all key regions except for Europe.51. Meharry doctor to lead National Medical Association - Friday, July 27, 2012
Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, will be installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 during the NMA 2012 annual convention and scientific assembly in New Orleans.52. Nissan to manufacture Sentra in Mississippi plant - Friday, June 29, 2012
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. will start making the Sentra sedan in December at its plant in Canton, Miss., company officials said Thursday.53. Morin named COO of Ingram Content - Friday, June 22, 2012
Shawn Morin, who joined Ingram Content Group Inc. in 2009 and has served as the chief information officer since that time, has been named the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.54. Toyota, Chrysler see big April sales gains - Friday, April 27, 2012
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota and Chrysler saw big U.S. sales gains in April, but they came at the expense of General Motors and Ford.
When automakers finish reporting numbers on Tuesday, industry-wide sales are likely to rise only a little above April of 2011, but the annual pace is expected to match February and March. Automakers and analysts noted that this April had more Sundays than last year and fewer cars are sold on Sundays55. Hundreds wait in cold to apply for Nissan jobs - Friday, December 09, 2011
MURFREESBORO (AP) - The bitter-cold weather hasn't stopped hundreds of Middle Tennessee residents from standing outside for hours waiting to apply for open positions at Nissan North American.56. AXA Advisors select Hart as executive VP - Friday, December 09, 2011
T. Scott Hart has been named executive vice president of AXA Advisors, LLC’s Tennessee office based in Franklin, part of the company’s National Division. In this new role, Hart has overall responsibility for the office and its more than 60 financial professionals working in Tennessee. He will also focus on recruiting, training and developing individuals who want to grow as entrepreneurial financial professionals.57. Zeitlin wins award for lifetime achievement - Friday, November 25, 2011
Shirley Zeitlin, CEO and founder of Zeitlin & Company, Realtors, has won in the “Lifetime Achievement” category in the international Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Zeitlin’s competition for the award included the president and CEO of a financial firm in Toronto, the EVP of international finance for a Turkish bank (Akbank) and the president & CEO of WomenOnBusiness.com. More than 1,300 entries from around the world were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories. A full list of those recognized can be found at stevieawards.com.58. Tenn. in talks with GM over Spring Hill plant - Friday, September 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's office confirmed Thursday that the state is in talks with General Motors to expand production at the automaker's Tennessee plant.
The state's economic development chief, Bill Hagerty, was in Detroit to meet with GM officials, as were mayors representing communities surrounding the Spring Hill plant that stopped assembling the Chevrolet Traverse in 2009.59. Companies ordered more factory goods in May - Friday, July 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses requested more airplanes, autos, and oil drilling equipment in May The jump in factory orders after a sluggish spring suggests supply disruptions stemming from the Japan crisis are fading.60. GM, Ford June sales rise as gas prices fall - Friday, July 01, 2011
DETROIT (AP) — Falling gas prices brought truck buyers back to showrooms last month. Still, pump prices remained high enough that shoppers snapped up smaller cars as well.
Industry analysts expect overall U.S. sales to rise 13.5 percent from last June, to around 1.1 million cars and trucks. Automakers were reporting June sales throughout the day on Friday.61. Southern Migration - Friday, June 10, 2011
Nearly half of Nashville’s signature industry – health care – actually has a Cool Springs address, and that number keeps growing. So does Nissan, the highest-profile corporate headquarters ever to relocate to the Nashville area.62. Nissan making room to produce new vehicles - Friday, April 15, 2011
SMYRNA (AP) — Nissan is shuffling some North American auto production as it ramps up to make the electric LEAF sedan at its Smyrna plant.
The company announced Wednesday that it will move manufacturing of the Xterra sport utility vehicle and Frontier pickup truck from Smyrna to its plant in Canton, Miss.63. Fuel efficient options available, but you might have to wait - Friday, March 11, 2011
Want to save money on gas without resorting to public transportation?
You might want to try a hybrid or electric car, especially now with more on the market and lower sticker prices.
And don’t forget about government incentives. Buyers of plug-in hybrids and electric cars get a tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500, according to hybridcars.com.64. Job Wars - Friday, February 18, 2011
It’s on. The competition between Nashville and its suburban counties for jobs and business investment came out of the closet this month when Mayor Karl Dean promised Asurion Corp. $2.4 million in return for keeping its headquarters in the city and hiring 600 new workers.65. Bellevue Center developer misses another deadline - Friday, February 11, 2011
Despite an end-of-the-year deadline, the companies hoping to redevelop Bellevue Center Mall still haven’t learned whether the city will give them $12 million in tax breaks in return for including a new public library in the project.