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1. Ukrainian cities shelled, including one near nuclear plant -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rattled the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv on Thursday and a city close to the country's biggest nuclear power plant sustained a barrage of shelling amid Russian attacks in several regions, Ukraine's presidential office said.

2. Ukraine: Heavy Russian shelling kills 5 civilians, wounds 18 -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Renewed Russian artillery barrages across Ukraine killed at least five civilians and wounded another 18 in the past day, the office of Ukraine's president reported Wednesday as Moscow attempted to expand and consolidate its gains in the country's east.

3. Ukraine reports striking Russian ammunition depot in south -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday that their forces targeted a Russian ammunition depot in southern Ukraine overnight, resulting in a massive explosion captured on social media.

4. Russian missiles kill at least 19 in Ukraine's Odesa region -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missile attacks on residential areas in a coastal town near the Ukrainian port city of Odesa early Friday killed at least 19 people, authorities reported, a day after Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island.

5. People's war: Ukraine, Russia crowd-funding gear for troops -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In one of the combat zones against Russia, the supply chief for a Ukrainian fighting brigade places his online order for war supplies — a long list ranging from drones, trucks and thermal sights to batteries, generators and tape. They are needed, he writes, to equip two new battalions and "combat against armed aggression."

6. VU Children’s Hospital No. 1 in state, Southeast -

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and continues to be recognized among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings finds.

7. 40 years after the Knoxville World’s Fair -

In 1982, the “scruffy little city” did it. Despite some near-death experiences, what is billed by some as the last successful world’s fair to date was held in Knoxville from May to October that year.

8. Russia hits rail, fuel facilities in attacks deep in Ukraine -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a string of attacks against Ukrainian rail and fuel facilities Monday, striking crucial infrastructure far from the front line of its eastern offensive, which Britain said has yet to achieve a significant breakthrough.

9. Russia blames Ukraine for fuel depot blast; Kyiv denies role -

A fiery explosion rocked a Russian fuel depot near the border around dawn Friday, and Moscow said Ukraine had attacked the facility, but Kyiv denied any involvement. There was no independent confirmation of details about the incident.

10. Talks resume as Ukraine denies hitting depot on Russian soil -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Talks to stop the fighting in Ukraine resumed Friday, as another desperate attempt to rescue civilians from the shattered and encircled city of Mariupol failed and Russia accused the Ukrainians of launching a helicopter attack on a fuel depot on Russian soil.

11. Ukraine, Russia envoys talk under shadow of nuclear threat -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian officials met for talks Monday amid high hopes but low expectations for any diplomatic breakthrough, after Moscow ran into unexpectedly stiff resistance when it unleashed the biggest land war in Europe  since World War II.

12. Lowe's posts strong Q4 results on strong housing market -

NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's Cos., the nation's second-largest home improvement chain behind Home Depot, offered an upbeat annual outlook after reporting strong fiscal fourth-quarter results that showed a still sizzling housing market.

13. Home Depot sales remain strong in 4th quarter -

Home Depot saw its sales remain strong in its fourth quarter as it continues to benefit from a sizzling housing market.

Sales for the three months ended Jan. 30 rose to $35.72 billion from $32.26 billion. This beat the $34.88 billion that analysts polled by FactSet forecast.

14. Google to work with Ford on Detroit research hub -

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that Google is joining the automaker's effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.

15. Second Avenue reopens but with interruptions -

Second Avenue, the site of the 2020 Christmas morning bombing, reopened to traffic and pedestrians Monday morning, though it won’t soon be back to normal.

Second Avenue North at Commerce Street is open to one lane, northbound, for vehicle traffic and one pathway for pedestrians. But city officials warn there will still be periodic closures for construction purposes over the coming months, and safety fencing will remain between construction and reopened pathways.

16. Home Depot sales continue to surge in hot housing market -

Home Depot's sales continued to climb through third quarter with the U.S. housing market red hot.

Revenue rose 9.8% to $36.82 billion, exceeding the $34.97 billion Wall Street had expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Sales at stores open at least a year, a key gauge of a retailer's health, jumped 6.1%, also better than expected. Those sales rose 5.5% in U.S. stores.

17. Barings and Hines buys Reed District property -

Barings, global investment managers, and Hines, an international real estate firm, have formed a joint venture partnership to acquire the Reed District site in Nashville for the future development of a 2.7 million-square foot multiphased mixed-use project.

18. Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo -

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Never in its 50-year history has Starbucks relied on union workers to serve up frothy lattes as its U.S. cafes. But some baristas aim to change that.

Workers at three separate Starbucks stores in and around Buffalo, New York, are expected to begin voting by mail this week on whether they want to be represented by Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.

19. Home Depot sales climb again, but DIY frenzy may be cooling -

Home Depot's sales continue to surge, though same-store sales appeared to come back to earth after a year in which the home improvement chain outperformed expectations repeatedly.

For the three months ended August 1, sales climbed to $41.12 billion from $38.05 billion. Chairman and CEO Craig Menear said in a prepared statement Tuesday that this was the first time the chain surpassed quarterly sales of more than $40 billion.

20. Metro Council approves grants to 21 nonprofits -

Metro Council has approved 21 Opportunity Grants to nonprofits working to enhance community safety and reduce violence in Nashville-Davidson County. This is the first round of funding from the $2 million Community Safety Partnership Fund, which Metro Nashville created with Governor’s Grant dollars earlier this year.

21. Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too.

22. Police tighten Congress security in era of rising threats -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's chief law enforcement officer is tightening security for traveling lawmakers as Congress reassesses safety in an era when threats against members were surging even before Donald Trump's supporters attacked the Capitol.

23. Adams and Reese taps new partner in charge -

Edward H. L. Playfair has been appointed partner in charge of Adams and Reese’s Nashville office.

Playfair, who also serves as the firm’s Intellectual Property Team leader, serves clients’ intellectual property needs across the nation and around the world. He joined Adams and Reese in 2009 and previously practiced international law in the United Kingdom and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

24. Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces -

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Millions of kids logging onto virtual school this fall has parents scrambling to find furniture for them. It's a small indignity compared with the kids who don't even have home internet or computers, but it's a hassle for parents lucky enough to have the space and money to afford desks just the same.

25. Tennessee: No perjury charges if mail voters claim COVID risk -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee authorities cannot pursue perjury charges against voters who seek mail ballots by concluding on their own that they, or someone in their care, have a health condition that increases their risk for COVID-19, an attorney for the state said in court Thursday.

26. Path to Home Depot becomes familiar for millions in pandemic -

Millions of people forced to work out of the office during the pandemic took on new projects at home and Home Depot is supplying a lot of the DIY material they need.

At Home Depot stores open at least a year, sales surged an remarkable 25% in the U.S. during the second quarter, the Atlanta company reported Tuesday.

27. How to plan and budget for DIY goals now -

Did you find yourself cooped up during the pandemic-induced, stay-at-home orders, blankly staring at the walls of your house, longing for more?

Maybe you wanted to travel or go out to dinner with friends. Or maybe you just wanted a fresh coat of paint on that wall.

28. Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record -

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.

29. Time to end farce of Evergreen Place preservation -

They look out of place because they are, in both setting and time, two forlorn mid-19th century structures inharmoniously situated behind a Region’s Bank and within sight of the Home Depot that created the problem. They’re orphans, log and wood-shingle outbuildings locked behind a chain link fence that’s both protector and prison.

30. Walton elected to ACGC 2019 class of fellows -

Attorney Leigh Walton of Bass, Berry & Sims has been elected as a member of the 2019 class of fellows by the American College of Governance Counsel. Walton is one of 11 individuals from the United States and Canada elected this year.

31. US stock indexes finish mostly higher after a wobbly day -

Another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with modest gains, nudging the market's winning streak to a sixth straight day.

Banks, big retailers and communication services companies accounted for much of the market's gains as a late-afternoon flurry of buying drove stocks higher. Technology and health care stocks lagged the most.

32. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for September 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, September 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

33. Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business.

The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can be viable. Sears, which started as a mail order catalog in the 1880s, has been on a slow march toward extinction as it lagged far behind its peers and incurred huge losses over the years.

34. Tesla cuts 9 pct. of workforce in bid to post a profit -

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk's promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.

35. JC Penney's CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's -

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney's CEO Marvin Ellison, one of only a handful of African American CEOs to lead a Fortune 500 company, is leaving to become the top executive at Lowe's.

The announced departure of Ellison on Tuesday sent shares of the besieged department store down more than 4 percent in early trading.

36. Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks -

U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier.

Technology and health care companies drove much of the rebound, outweighing losses in safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market.

37. Trump announces stiff trade tariffs, unswayed by warnings -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an "assault on our country" by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

38. Kerr finds winding path to success in Music City -

Les Kerr, purveyor of what he calls “hillbilly blues Caribbean rock ’n’ roll” in a town where faux-cowboy music and lusty songs about pickup trucks reign, leans back in a chair in his “music room/office” and noodles with the 1975 Ovation guitar his grandfather gave him as a high school graduation present.

39. Middle Tennessee's $1M-plus residential transactions for 2017 -

There were 690 commercial real estate transactions worth $1 million or more in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties in 2017, according to Chandler Reports.

Davidson County had the most with 333, followed by Williamson (152), Rutherford (104), Sumner (51) and Wilson (50).

40. Baker Donelson’s Severson named College fellow -

Adam C. Severson of Baker Donelson’s Nashville office has been named a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. The College and its Fellows inspire excellence and innovation in law practice management by honoring extraordinary achievement, developing, exchanging and disseminating knowledge, and stimulating innovation in the delivery of legal services.

41. Wavering stocks inch a bit further into record heights -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched a bit further into record territory Wednesday after teeter-tottering through the day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose by just a sliver, but it was enough for a seventh straight gain.

42. Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky -

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software on Wednesday. Best Buy and Office Depot said they will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don't need to be alarmed.

43. Is your job going away? -

How confident are you that your job will still exist in one year? How about five years? Ten years?

While much of the national attention has been on President Trump’s promise to restore some portion of the 22,000 coal jobs lost since 2001, 500,000 department store jobs have been lost during that same period, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

44. Top Midstate commercial transactions for second quarter 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, second quarter 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

45. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for May 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, May 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

46. Nashville lawyer named TBA executive director -

The Tennessee Bar Association has named Nashville lawyer Joycelyn Stevenson as its new executive director.

A shareholder with Littler Mendelson PC with a practice focused on labor and employment law, Stevenson has been a leader in the Tennessee legal community, serving as president of both the Nashville Bar Association and the Lawyers’ Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter. She is the first African-American woman to lead both organizations and will be the first African-American woman to direct the TBA.

47. US stock indexes end mostly lower; Nasdaq notches new high -

A subdued day of trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks closing mostly lower even as the Nasdaq composite notched another record high.

Utilities, phone companies and other high-dividend paying stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy stocks also fell along with a drop in the price of crude oil. Technology companies climbed the most. Financials also eked out a small gain.

48. Channel 2 weatherman says goodbye Nashville, viva Las Vegas -

Justin Brousse really isn’t pushing his luck by insisting he takes Justin Bruce along with him to his new job in Las Vegas. They’re inseparable.

If you don’t know it, “Brousse” is pronounced “Bruce” and “Brousse” became “Bruce” on the air thanks to his first boss in a wind-swept prairie town three-quarters of the way to nowhere.

49. Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay — with some tweaks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving Day shopping — a delight to some, an anathema to others — isn't going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be open on the holiday itself.

50. US stocks get modest lift from Federal Reserve comments -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks closed barely higher Wednesday as big gains for utilities balanced out losses for retailers like Lowe's, Target and Staples.

Stocks fell in morning trading as a recent slump in phone company and utility stocks continued. But the indexes reversed directions after noon as those stocks turned higher, as did banks and household goods makers. Investors scrutinized the minutes from the Federal Reserve's late July meeting and found no suggestion the central bank's in any hurry to raise interest rates.

51. Retailers lead a broad decline in stocks as Macy's plunges -

NEW YORK (AP) — A rout in retail stocks pulled U.S. indexes down on Wednesday. Macy's, the largest U.S. department store chain, slashed its annual profit forecast after it reported a steep drop in earnings. Office Depot and Staples took big losses after a judge blocked their plans to merge.

52. Financial stocks lead an early decline on Wall Street -

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.

53. US indexes mostly fall; travel companies drop after attacks -

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.

54. Two Patterson attorneys named Bar fellows -

James R. Cartiglia and Ryan Levy, shareholders at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, have been named fellows of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected by their colleagues in honor of significant contributions to the community.

55. Staples gets EU approval for acquisition of Office Depot -

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears.

The company will divest all of Office Depot's operations in Sweden, as well as European retail, contract, online and catalog operations in an agreement with the European Commission.

56. Staples says FTC rejected updated offer of Office Depot -

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples says that regulators have rejected its offer to sell $1.25 billion in contracts, part of its plan to ease monopoly fears as it attempts to acquire rival Office Depot.

The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month sought to block the deal, saying it would reduce competition in the office supplies market.

57. Energy companies lead a decline in US stocks as crude slumps -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dropping in late afternoon trading Monday as investors dump energy companies. Benchmark U.S. crude is trading at its lowest level in nearly seven years following a decision by OPEC last week not to cut production. Airline stocks rose on the prospect of lower fuel costs.

58. Office Depot shareholders approve sale to Staples -

NEW YORK (AP) – Office Depot shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the company's $6.3 billion acquisition by one-time rival Staples.

The deal, announced in February, is part of a rapid consolidation in the office supply sector that has been hammered by technological changes in the workplace and by competition from Amazon.com and other online retailers.

59. US stock indexes mostly fall as price of oil plunges again -

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended an uncertain day mostly lower after the price of oil took another plunge. Stronger profits at Disney pushed its stock higher, giving the Dow Jones industrial average a small lift.

60. Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with change -

NEW YORK (AP) — Evolving shopping habits have forced yet another retailer to think outside of the box.

Staples, the nation's largest "big box" office supply chain, announced Wednesday that it's spending about $6 billion to buy its second-ranked rival, Office Depot.

61. Hopes for an end to oil price rout sends stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in oil prices helped push U.S. stocks indexes sharply higher for a second day on Tuesday, erasing much of their losses from the start of the year.

U.S. benchmark oil surged 7 percent on hopes that a seven-month collapse in prices that had rattled financial markets was ending. All 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose, led a 2.8 percent gain in energy shares.

62. Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

63. Staples investigating possible data breach -

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner.

64. UT architecture students help design Nashville’s future -

Nashville may be a city on the rise, attracting new residents by the droves. But it’s also a laboratory for students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s College of Architecture and Design, where they are designing the communities of the future in partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center.

65. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side -

The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.

66. Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on previous purchases. It will also customize Wal-Mart's home page for each shopper based on the customer's location, local weather and the customer's search and purchase history.

67. Weak results at retailers drag US stocks lower -

Retailers are used to throwing big sales. On Tuesday, it was investors who unloaded shares in several big retail chains, dragging down U.S. stocks and wiping out small gains from a day earlier.

Disappointing earnings from Staples, Dick's Sporting Goods, Urban Outfitters and others triggered the selling spree.

68. Seeing the future in commuter-friendly residential developements -

The developers of the Nashville region’s first two Transit Ready Developments are counting on the idea that commuters would rather catch a train or a bus just a few steps from their door than sit in rush hour traffic.

69. Murfreesboro faces more Walmart anxiety -

When Walmart puts its stamp on a town or area of a city, it’s almost always a change agent with noticeable impact on shoppers, traffic, new business development, existing stores and the overall economy.

70. Office Depot plans to close at least 400 US stores -

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Office Depot is planning to close at least 400 U.S. stores, as its merger with OfficeMax resulted in an overlap of retail locations that can be consolidated.

Office Depot Inc. expects to close 150 stores this year, mostly in the fourth quarter. All of the store closures are anticipated to occur by the end of 2016.

71. The right side of the tracks: Restaurants, retailers bet on Sidco Drive after watching other areas take flight -

Standing outside the door of a nondescript building, Jeff Hunter directs his eyes up and down Sidco Drive and reckons a guy would have to be “really smart or really crazy” to open a restaurant in the middle of Nashville’s landmark industrial park.

72. Staples to close 225 stores as sales move online -

Staples has become the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week, providing the latest evidence of how the retail landscape is being remade by shifts in American shopping habits.

73. Staples to shutter 225 stores as sales move online -

Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week and the latest evidence of a retail landscape that is being altered drastically by the way Americans shop.

74. Sherrard & Roe adds Schott as a member -

Attorney Carolyn Schott has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe, PLC, as a member.

Prior to joining Sherrard & Roe, Schott was a shareholder at Baker Donelson, where she worked 11 years. Schott’s experience includes federal and state tax, tax litigation, estate planning, exempt organizations and corporations.

75. Midstate businesses find trained staff at Goodwill Industries -

“Give it to Goodwill” has been an effective ad campaign for years in Middle Tennessee, ensuring that the charity’s clothing racks and store shelves stay full of merchandise.

What’s less known is that funds raised in Goodwill stores are playing a part in the regional employment-training landscape thanks to a growing chain of Goodwill Career Solutions outlets, where counselors are working with Goodwill clients to find regular, reliable employment.

76. Dow sinks for sixth day as traders ponder Fed exit -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the Federal Reserve disclosed that its top officials were mostly in agreement that the central bank should end its massive bond-buying program.

77. Gallatin’s Depot Square gets another new life -

An almost 90-year old building near the square in Gallatin has undergone its share of changes over the years.

Built in 1926 as a dry goods distribution center, the structure now called Depot Square had most recently operated as a center for owner John Genung’s engineering and construction company.

78. Office Depot agrees to buy OfficeMax in stock deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Office Depot Inc. said Wednesday it will buy Office Depot in an all-stock deal that would transform office-supply retail sector.

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Office Depot Inc. and Naperville, Ill.-based OfficeMax said holders of OfficeMax shares will receive 2.69 shares of Office Depot for every OfficeMax share they own.

79. Dow closes near all-time high -

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk of more deal-making sent the stock market higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within close reach of its all-time high.

Reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger came after big corporate deals for Heinz and Dell were announced in recent weeks. Some investors are betting that more deals could be on the way as buyers pay premium prices for publicly traded companies.

80. Robertson pressures Midstate neighbors -

Middle Tennessee’s largest office construction projects are centered in Nashville and Cool Springs, but significant commercial real estate developments are taking root throughout the region.

From Rutherford and Wilson counties, where Amazon.com has opened 1 million-square-foot logistics centers, to Maury County, which plans to open a new industrial park to capitalize on the completion of State Route 840, to Clarksville-Montgomery County, which is enjoying substantial retail growth, governments and local, regional, national and even international businesses are investing millions of dollars.

81. US stocks slip; Apple hits new high -

NEW YORK (AP) — After surging over four days to near pre-recession highs, stocks slipped further from that goal Monday following a new sign of a slowdown in the U.S. economy and worries over Europe's struggle to keep its currency union intact.

82. Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours.

83. Construction clears governor, staff out of Capitol -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has relocated to temporary office space while the state Capitol gets renovated.

The work on the more than 150-year-old building includes repairs and upgrades to heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems.

84. Commuter rail's future: Might be a long wait for the next train -

Getting from here to there in Middle Tennessee has never been more time-consuming. And there’s no single solution in sight to change that.

The problem is as varied as the communities affected:

85. Zoning change lifts Bellevue’s spirits -

The 49-year drought of no liquor stores in Bellevue may be over, but the battle for liquor-store customers is only just beginning.

New liquor store owners – all three seemingly unconcerned about the string of shuttered Bellevue businesses, including Bellevue Center mall – are celebrating the successes of their grand openings.