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1. Baker Donelson names health group leaders -

Baker Donelson has named two attorneys to leadership roles within its Health Law Group.

S. Craig Holden has been named co-chair of the Baker Ober Health Law Group, one of the largest health law practices in the country. He serves as co-chair of the group with Ashby Q. Burks, a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office.

2. Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted -

The 2020 census missed an estimated 1.6 million people, but given hurdles posed by the pandemic and natural disasters, the undercount was smaller than expected, according to an analysis by a think tank that did computer simulations of the nation's head count.

3. LifePoint, Kindred to launch new company -

LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare have announced plans to establish a new health care company operating under the name ScionHealth upon closing of their previously announced transaction.

Headquartered in Louisville, ScionHealth will consist of 79 hospital campuses in 25 states, including Kindred’s 61 long-term acute care hospitals and 18 of LifePoint’s community hospitals and associated health systems.

4. Nashville law firms announce merger -

MTR Family Law, PLLC, is merging with Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC, and establishing the new Family Law Practice Group of GSRM, effective Jan. 1.

“We feel privileged to combine two long-standing, Nashville-based law firms who share similar values, commitment to client service, and investment in the Nashville community,” says Phillip P. Welty, managing member, GSRM Law. “Our combined resources and experience will benefit our clients significantly. MTR Family Law has an excellent reputation. It is a win for all.”

5. Biden's climate plan at risk, Dems scramble for alternatives -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow and reshape what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan.

6. Pentagon climate plan: War-fighting in hotter, harsher world -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic planning to training troops how to secure their own water supplies and treat heat injury.

7. CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing's influence.

The group will become one of fewer than a dozen mission centers operated by the CIA, with weekly director-level meetings intended to drive the agency's strategy toward China. The CIA also announced that it would ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers and create another mission center focusing on emerging technologies and global issues such as climate change and global health.

8. You want out, but is a new job the right financial move? -

Whether you call it “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffle” or just high time for a change, millions of American workers are looking for new jobs – and some have already quit the ones they have. Better pay isn’t necessarily the motivator, labor experts say. Many people are seeking greater flexibility, the ability to work remotely or other nonfinancial benefits.

9. COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning.

10. Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky's-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income people locked out of Medicaid by ideological battles.

11. Maverick Dem senators meeting with Biden on spending plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was holding face-to-face meetings Wednesday with two moderate Democratic senators who have opposed the size of his signature social and environment package as the White House amped up its drive to win the unanimous Democratic support the huge plan will need to survive in the Senate.

12. House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping federal priorities.

13. OxyContin-maker Purdue goes to judge to confirm settlement -

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma's quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin and its other prescription opioid painkillers entered its final phase Thursday with the grudging support of many of those who have claims against the company.

14. Biden meets Dems at Capitol to firm up support for spending -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his bid to push his multitrillion-dollar domestic plans through Congress Wednesday, lunching with Senate Democrats a day after party leaders announced a compromise for pouring federal resources into climate change, health care and family service programs.

15. Biden relaunches council of governors with bipartisan group -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday will relaunch the council of governors, an advisory board of governors and a number of key Cabinet secretaries and top administration officials focused on strengthening federal and state collaboration on major national security issues.

16. 7 Tennessee properties named to historic places register -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Three fire lookout towers were among seven Tennessee properties recently named to the National Register of Historic Places, officials said.

The Tennessee Historical Commission said Friday that the locations were deemed worthy of making the list of important cultural resources in the U.S.

17. SVP-Singer purchased by Platinum Equity -

SVP-Singer Holdings, Inc., with corporate headquarters in La Vergne, has reached a definitive agreement for Platinum Equity to acquire a controlling stake in the company along with its wholly owned subsidiaries.

18. Nashville family donates $2.5M to Fisk University -

Fisk University has received its single-largest gift since the school’s inception in 1866, the donation coming from a Nashville family.

The $2.5 million gift from Amy and Frank Garrison will be utilized for the establishment of an Endowed Chair in recognition of Diane Nash at Fisk’s John Lewis Center for Social Justice and as an endowed scholarship fund.

19. Daimler Truck says batteries, hydrogen are the future -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The world's largest truck and bus maker is charting an ambitious zero-emission future and says it's not that far off - despite higher costs and the current lack of support infrastructure.

20. Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a routine water resources bill generated so much political buzz, but as senators hoisted the measure to passage Thursday the bipartisan infrastructure legislation served as a potential template for building consensus around President Joe Biden's ambitious American Jobs Plan.

21. Biden to rush vaccinators, testing to hard-hit Michigan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 transmission rate, the White House said Friday.

22. NEC announces Amazon as supporting partner -

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders, has announced Amazon as a new supporting partner.

Amazon will provide philanthropic support that fuels the EC’s work of equipping entrepreneurs and innovators, at all stages of the business lifecycle, with the critical resources they need to create, launch and grow businesses.

23. Overburdened IRS won’t be much help this tax season -

Getting help from the IRS this tax season is going to be a challenge.

The IRS has finally opened the 23.4 million pieces of mail that piled up after the pandemic shuttered its processing centers last spring. But the agency still has a backlog of paperwork from last year even as it ingests this year’s returns, issues a third round of relief payments and gears up to send monthly child tax credit payments to millions of families.

24. Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration's policies are responsible for the rising number of people seeking to enter the country.

25. Haaland OK'd at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation's tribes for nearly two centuries.

26. OxyContin maker Purdue proposes $10B plan to exit bankruptcy -

Purdue Pharma, which helped revolutionize the prescription painkiller business with its drug OxyContin, is proposing a $10 billion plan to emerge from bankruptcy that calls for it to be transformed into a different kind of company funneling profits into the fight against the nation's intractable opioid crisis.

27. Attack on Saudi oil site fuels upward march for crude prices -

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices remained elevated Monday as Saudi Arabian oil facilities were targeted by drone strikes just days after the largest crude exporting nations in the world said they would not increase output.

28. Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals -

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done.

29. 5 tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy -

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them her responsibilities were no longer confined to her marketing specialist role.

30. Pentagon rethinking how to array forces to focus on China -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast threats — and to make this shift with potentially leaner Pentagon budgets.

31. Dems' Georgia alliance is diverse and broad. Is it durable? -

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night to gin up turnout in conservative strongholds and stave off the Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP's Senate majority in two runoff elections.

32. COVID relief bill morphs into a test of GOP loyalty to Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to tank Congress' massive COVID relief and government funding package, President Donald Trump's demand for bigger aid checks for Americans confronts Republicans traditionally leery of such spending with an uncomfortable test of allegiance.

33. Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The huge pandemic relief and spending bill includes billions of dollars to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power while sharply reducing over time the use of potent coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming.

34. Santa’s got a brand new bag -

David Levy’s family’s clothing business goes back generations, so he has plenty of history from which to draw and family experience to guide him.

That history includes the 1918 flu pandemic, which swept through the country about 30 years after Levy’s opened and killed 7,721 Tennesseans, Tennessee Historical Society records show, though he has no records for how it affected business.

35. Mainland launches New Heights District -

Nashville-based The Mainland Companies, LLC, working in partnership with Chicago-based Speedwagon Capital Partners, is creating New Heights District, an urban, mixed-use opportunity zone business district on the south side of downtown Nashville.

36. Chartis buys Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock -

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc., a Nashville-based communications and change management firm serving the health care industry, has been acquired by The Chartis Group of Chicago, a leading health care advisory and analytics firm.

37. Race, religion scholar among 3 joining VU faculty -

Michael Eric Dyson, a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture, will join Vanderbilt as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School on Jan. 1.

38. Tennessee won't say which businesses got virus relief -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has given more than $170 million in federal relief funds to businesses struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic, but top state officials aren't saying exactly who is getting the money.

39. Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that's been called a "heat ray" — to deal with protesters outside the White House on the June day that law enforcement forcibly cleared Lafayette Square.

40. Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked in private about the "deadly" coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Trump said Wednesday he was just being a "cheerleader" for the nation and trying to keep everyone calm.

41. Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked in private about the "deadly" coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Trump said Wednesday he was just being a "cheerleader" for the nation and trying to keep everyone calm.

42. Bloomberg’s Meharry gift aids Black doctors -

Meharry Medical College will receive $34 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help increase the number of Black doctors in the U.S. by reducing their debt burden.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the announcement.

43. Hollabaugh named to Benchmark Top 250 -

Bradley’s Lela M. Hollabaugh has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2020.

Hollabaugh is one of 225 litigators –nearly half of the firm – who comprise Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. She is managing partner of Bradley’s Nashville office and has served as the lead trial lawyer in more than a dozen jury trials, as well as more than two dozen bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings.

44. Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together -

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles.

45. Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together -

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America.

The companies say planning discussions on jointly-designed vehicles will start immediately and include vehicles powered by both electricity and internal combustion engines. Engineering work would begin early next year.

46. Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.

47. Tishler to lead Waller Healthcare Restructuring -

Waller has chosen John Tishler as leader of the firm’s Healthcare Restructuring Team, which provides support to borrowers and lenders at a time when the health care industry is being tested by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.

48. White House seeks advice of 'torture memos' author on powers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is relying on an outlier interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision to assert broad new powers as he prepares to sign a series of executive orders in the coming weeks.

49. Vanderbilt center to aid online teaching -

Vanderbilt University is launching a new instructional design support service, available this summer and fall to all faculty, designed to provide concierge-level support to help faculty transition to teaching online.

50. McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers.

51. US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea.

52. Catholic Church-affiliated programs reap $1.4B-$3.5B in PPP funds -

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

53. How much do you make? How much can they ask? -

One of the hardest parts of the job interview process comes in the form of a very simple question: “How much do you make?” The question typically comes up in the first screening call with the human resources recruiter. It is also asked on the online job application.

54. Launch Tennessee’s Dolan stepping down -

Margaret Dolan, who became Launch Tennessee president and CEO in Oct. 2018, is stepping down to join the private sector with a company that is focused on innovations in impact investing.

The board of directors has appointed Van Tucker as interim CEO, effective July 1.

55. Senate GOP to restrict police chokeholds in emerging bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by a rare urgency, Senate Republicans are poised to unveil an extensive package of policing changes that includes new restrictions on police chokeholds and other practices as President Donald Trump signals his support following the mass demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans.

56. Range Resources pleads no contest to environmental crimes -

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Range Resources Corp., Pennsylvania's most active shale gas driller, has pleaded no contest to environmental crimes over its handling of contamination at a pair of well sites, the state attorney general's office announced Friday.

57. Senate GOP readies policing bill after Floyd death, protests -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are narrowing on a package of proposed policing changes after George Floyd's death that would create a national database of use-of-force incidents, boost the use of police body cameras and include long-stalled effort to make lynching a federal hate crime.

58. Zillow Offers returns to Nashville market -

Zillow Group, Inc. has resumed buying homes in five additional Zillow Offers markets, bringing the total to nine.

Homeowners in Nashville, Portland, Oregon, Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, Colorado, now have the option to sell their home directly to Zillow. Last week, the company restarted home buying in Phoenix, Tucson, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.

59. Democrats decry 'pandemic of pollution' under Trump's EPA -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's moves to roll back environmental regulations during the coronavirus crisis, with one senator saying a "pandemic of pollution'' has been released.

60. UK-EU deadlocked in Brexit talks as clock ticks down -

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on their post-Brexit relationship ground to a near-standstill Friday, with each side accusing the other of blocking progress on a trade deal just weeks before a crucial summit.

61. EO Nashville survey: Only 12% expect lower May, June revenues -

A survey of Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Nashville members show 65% of respondents reported a negative effect on revenue during March and April, with more than 30% seeing revenue decline by at least half compared to the same time period in 2019. However, only 12% expect worse revenues in May and June than the previous two months.

62. Cubicle comeback? Pandemic will reshape office life for good -

LONDON (AP) — Office jobs are never going to be the same.

When workers around the world eventually return to their desks, they'll find many changes due to the pandemic. For a start, fewer people will go back to their offices as the coronavirus crisis makes working from home more accepted, health concerns linger and companies weigh up rent savings and productivity benefits.

63. Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones -

Colleges are increasingly spending more to woo affluent students with scholarships based solely on academic or other achievements, experts say. And it's leaving those who need aid the most with fewer resources to afford college.

64. Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and environmental protections, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic.

65. AP Explains: What exactly is the Defense Production Act? -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked a Korean War-era law as part of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to boost private industry production of supplies needed for the health crisis.

66. Tennessee offering food, financial help to tornado victims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennesseans affected by the massive tornadoes that ripped through the state earlier this month will soon be able to apply for emergency federal benefits.

The Department of Human Services announced that the state will begin accepting applications for "disaster SNAP" benefits for qualified residents of the state. SNAP refers to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

67. Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, whose spread has roiled markets and disrupted the lives of everyday Americans.

68. To gauge economic damage from virus, watch for US jobs data -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies and consumers have scrapped travel plans, and factories have endured broken supply chains from the coronavirus outbreak. If employers were to respond by slashing jobs, it would significantly escalate the economic damage.

69. Community Foundation opens emergency funds -

In the wake of deadly and destructive tornados, power outages, road closures and rescues throughout Davidson and surrounding counties this week, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address their ongoing needs.

70. Medical society elects first African American president -

Robin Williams, M.D., has been named president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine for 2020. She is the first African American to be elected president of the organization, the oldest medical society in Tennessee, founded in 1821.

71. Mayor appoints 48-member sustainability advisory committee -

Mayor John Cooper today announced the names of 48 members of the Nashville community who will serve on the Sustainability Advisory Committee.

The Mayor announced the establishment of the Sustainability Advisory Committee during his announcement of multiple initiatives to combat climate change and promote sustainability in Dec. 2019.

72. HealthTrust extends partnership with CHC -

Nashville-based HealthTrust, a performance improvement company for health care, and Community Hospital Corporation have completed a long-term partnership agreement.

CHC is an owner and manager of community hospitals throughout the U.S. Based in Plano, Texas, the nonprofit organization owns, manages, consults with or advises more than 100 acute-care and post-acute hospitals and health care facilities.

73. Report: Auto tariffs could mean $4B loss to state -

Middle Tennessee State University’s Business and Economic Research Center has released an automobile tariffs study for the state.

The new Global Commerce report on “The Impact of Automotive Tariffs on the Tennessee Economy” looks at the impact on the Tennessee economy under a range of possible tariffs imposed on automotive imports.

74. Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers -

NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness. And not just for typical expenditures like gym memberships or yoga classes.

75. Emails: TennCare work mandate held up amid feds' questions -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's push to establish Medicaid work requirements remains hung up amid questions from the federal government about using welfare money to fund the program, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press in a public records request.

76. Playle joins Waller’s health care real estate practice -

Angela M. Playle has joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP after serving as senior vice president and deputy general counsel at HCP, Inc., a real estate investment trust now known as Healthpeak Properties.

77. Dodson Parker adds Walker as associate -

The Nashville law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC has added James Walker to the firm as an associate.

Walker will focus his practice on business services, nonprofit law and appellate litigation.

78. FirstBank merging with Franklin Synergy -

FB Financial Corporation, parent company of FirstBank, and Franklin Financial Network, Inc., parent company of Franklin Synergy Bank, have jointly announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Franklin will be merged with and into FB Financial.

79. Record market obliterating affordable housing in area -

The Greater Nashville Realtors made it official last week in announcing that 2019 set the record for the most overall sales in real estate history in the Greater Nashville area. With 42,356 total sales, the area topped last year’s sales of 39,514, even with inventory disappearing in David Copperfield fashion.

80. Bass, Berry & Sims elects 8 new members -

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has elected eight new members in the firm. They are:

Taylor J. Ashley, who counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, financings and other strategic transactions. Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Ashley was an associate at the Dallas office of Jones Day. Ashley earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky.

81. Bradley elevates 6 to partner in Nashville -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has selected six of the firm’s attorneys in its Nashville for partner. They are Brandon Bundren, Bart J. Kempf, Sarah K. Laird, Jake Neu, Scarlett Singleton Nokes and John P. Rodgers.

82. Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a back corner of the swank H Bar in Houston, near a huge photo of Brigitte Bardot with a dangling cigarette and a deck of cards, two Russian-speaking men offered a Ukrainian gas executive what seemed like an outrageous business proposal.

83. Nashville among top 20 Places to Go in the World -

Travel publication Condé Nast Traveler has designated Nashville as one of the 20 best places to go in the world in 2020.

This is the eighth consecutive year Nashville has been named a top destination by national and/or international publications.

84. Belmont ranked 20th for entrepreneurship -

Belmont University has been ranked No. 20 on The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2020.”

Belmont was the only school in Tennessee, and one of only six colleges in the Southeast, to be named to the list.

85. Butler Snow makes Forbes most-trusted list -

Forbes Magazine has named Butler Snow one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms of 2019. The firm also was named “most recommended for” labor and employment law.

The inaugural list, created in partnership with market research company Statista, consists of 243 top U.S. corporate law firms based on the survey responses from 2,500 lawyers. Each survey participant was able to select certain areas of law in which to make recommendations, and each participant could make 10 recommendations per area of law.

86. 3 new coaches, 3 unique storylines -

One played for a Dean, the other inherited the title of dean of Nashville’s college basketball coaches. And the third may not have that connection, but he does share the last name of the King of Country Music.

87. BNA’s Kreulen named TN Aviation Person of the Year -

The Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame has recognized Nashville International Airport President and CEO Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., as Tennessee’s 2019 Aviation Person Of The Year.

The TAHF board of directors established the award in 2011 to recognize special accomplishments benefiting aviation in Tennessee. Kreulen is the fourth person honored.

88. Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series -

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and when Penske saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph he fell instantly in love.

89. Esper: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday.

90. Clarion Partners invests in Aertson Midtown -

The Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. has closed on its first investment, an $18 million structured debt investment to Buckingham Companies for the recapitalization of Aertson Midtown.

Aertson is a newly constructed, best-in-class property in the heart of Nashville’s Midtown/West End neighborhood.

91. Baker Donelson selects Broadwest for new home -

Baker Donelson law firm has signed a multiyear lease and will move its Nashville office in 2021 to Broadwest, the new urban, mixed-use community rising in Nashville’s expanding core.

Baker Donelson will occupy about 70,000 square feet of Class AA space in the top three floors of the 21-floor office tower being built on a full city block at 1600 West End Avenue, across from the West End-Broadway split.

92. ‘Because I love it:’ Volunteers rescue Walden’s Puddle -

From ailing eagles to orphaned opossums, from forsaken fawns to wounded woodchucks, some 120 species of Middle Tennessee wild birds and animals are provided treatment, rehabilitation and a second chance for survival – salvation, in other words – at Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Center of Greater Nashville.

93. UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000 -

DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That's about the same number of people that UPS hired for last year's holiday season. UPS is also counting on automation to keep up with the constant growth in online shopping.

94. Boeing, Bank of America fall while Conn's, Newmont gain -

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Apple Inc., down $3.04 to $205.70

The maker of iPhones faces more tariffs on some of its products in the escalating U.S.-China trade war.

95. Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.

96. VUMC, Monroe Carell add Sectra imagining -

Sectra has announced the company will install its enterprise imaging PACS and VNA throughout Vanderbilt Health.

Sectra, an international medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company, will provide physicians a full patient overview on a single workstation and allow for scalability and future growth of the health system.

97. Princeton Review taps MTSU for best listing -

The Princeton Review has named Middle Tennessee State University one of the best places for an undergraduate degree.

It is the first time MTSU was awarded a spot in the review’s guide, “The Best 385 Colleges,” an honor given to roughly 13% of the nation’s approximately 3,000 four-year institutions.

98. David Briley Q and A: Seriously consider 'pace of growth' -

Q: What do you see as the role of the mayor? What can the mayor do? What can the mayor not do?

A: “It’s evolved over time. If you go back to the 1960s and ‘70s there was a different political and media environment.

99. XOi adds $11M in Series C financing -

XOi Technologies, a Nashville-field service communication solutions company, has announced the completion of its Series C financing round.

The $11-million round was led by PeakSpan Capital with participation by Grotech Ventures, as well as Series B investors, Vocap Investment Partners and Nashville Capital Network.

100. China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia -

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months.