WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.
Consumer spending was unchanged in December after rising 0.5 percent in November, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Incomes increased 0.3 percent, matching November's gain.
17. US paychecks show little sign of accelerating in 4th quarter - Friday, January 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. paychecks increased moderately in the final three months of last year, yet the gain was little changed from the sluggish post-recession trend.
The employment cost index, which tracks wages and benefits, rose 0.6 percent in the October-December quarter, the Labor Department said. That's the same as the previous three months.18. Monday deadline to register to vote in presidential primary - Friday, January 29, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennesseans who want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary must register to vote by Monday.
In a news release, Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending voters take advantage of early voting because of unpredictable winter weather and an incredibly long ballot. Early voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 10, and runs until Tuesday, Feb. 23. Information on early voting locations is available from the local elections offices in each county.19. Not sure an Almond Joy smoothie is healthy - Friday, January 29, 2016
My weight loss attempts, no matter how many pounds, have not been very successful so far – or ever. I guess I can say I’ve done all right if my goal was two pounds; however, I did have a bit more in mind.20. 10 years later, ‘Wordplay’ still a great movie - Friday, January 29, 2016
Ten years ago, Susan and I flew out to Park City, Utah, for our first (and probably only) Sundance Film Festival. “Wordplay,” the award-winning documentary about the crossword puzzle industry, was having its world premiere on Jan. 21, 2006.21. Expert in one field not always top in another - Friday, January 29, 2016
How many things have you truly mastered? For example, you must know how to cook to survive day to day. But, is your food the quality of a professional chef?
Similarly, you might like to travel, domestically and maybe even internationally. But, how good are you at booking travel?22. Still calling it digital marketing? Drop the ‘digital’ - Friday, January 29, 2016
Of all the trends impacting marketing planning in 2016, many marketers believe the most crucial of all is the seamless integration of digital and traditional strategies.
Despite having the knowledge of how vital this integration is to a well-executed marketing plan, only 17 percent of companies report having fully integrated the two disciplines, according to Smart Insights last year. This gap is on the minds of marketers globally.23. Citizens want fewer obstacles to information - Friday, January 29, 2016
Nearly 40 new bills have been filed in the Legislature in recent weeks that would make changes to citizen access to government records or meetings.
As lawmakers head deep into the session, with literally thousands of bills to consider, they would do well to remember a message sent last summer through a series of public hearings and surveys: Citizens do not want more obstacles to finding out what their government is doing.24. Events - Friday, January 29, 2016
Opening Day Lecture: Treasures from the House of Alba. Join Mark A. Roglán, PhD, the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum, for a lecture exploring the historic and cultural legacy of the Alba family and the formation of its storied art collection, including renowned portraits by Francisco Goya. “Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting” are on view in the Frist Center’s Ingram Gallery through May 1. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Information: http://fristcenter.org/calendar/detail/opening-day-lecture-treasures-from-the-house-of-alba25. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for December 2015 - Friday, January 29, 2016
Top residential real estate sales, December 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.26. Titans coaching staff turns a grayer shade of blue - Friday, January 29, 2016
If experience is the best teacher, the Tennessee Titans’ young roster is headed to school – old school, that is.
Head coach Mike Mularky’s offensive and defensive coordinators – Terry Robiskie and Dick LeBeau – have a combined 80 years of coaching experience, Robiskie starting with the Oakland Raiders in 1977 and LeBeau with Philadelphia in 1973.27. White the driving force in RealTracs’ success - Friday, January 29, 2016
Realtracs is having a birthday. Number 20, in fact. Realtracs was formed as Middle Tennessee Regional Multiple Listing Service or MTRMLS, hence the name Realtracs.
Stuart White who ran the multiple listing service for what was then the Nashville Board of Realtors, was tabbed president and CEO during the company’s inception and worked with Marketlinx Solutions, a Knoxville-based company that specialized in system design and web application development.28. Cutting taxes, school choice, tort reform drive Sen. Kelsey - Friday, January 29, 2016
State Sen. Brian Kelsey calls himself “a proud conservative who likes to get results.”
Based on his legislative record as a Republican state representative and senator from Germantown, he is doing both without exactly toeing the tea party line but bolstered by a GOP supermajority in the House and Senate.29. Complex path to higher-ed reform - Friday, January 29, 2016
Only half a year after taking on the presidency of Motlow State Community College, Anthony Kinkel is trying to keep his eye on the pea.
The task of running one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges is becoming increasingly complex, and it has nothing to do with thousands more students enrolling to take advantage of free tuition through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.30. Cutting cable/satellite: Here’s how to build your system - Friday, January 29, 2016
Are you ready to cut the coax and enter the wild world of cable-free content? Here’s how to build your own TV service a la carte.
Internet access – for high definition streaming of movies and TV shows
Chances are you already have Internet service in your house and can go online on your computers and other digital devices.31. Fed voices concern about global economic pressures - Friday, January 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect the U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.
Six weeks after it raised rates from record lows, the Fed took stock of a more perilous international picture that could alter its plans for further raising rates. The statement it issued after its latest policy meeting signaled that the Fed could slow future rate hikes if financial market losses and global weakness don't abate.
32. Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens - Friday, January 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.33. Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions - Friday, January 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, a report confirmed on Monday.
The Congressional Budget Office study said that 13 million people are likely to purchase policies through the Affordable Care Act this year, down about 8 million from estimates the agency made early last year. That's based on updated enrollment figures through last month.34. A month after raising rates, Fed faces darker global economy - Friday, January 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. China's leaders have struggled to steer the world's second-biggest economy.35. Money matters, holding it back sends bad signals - Friday, January 22, 2016
There’s an issue that keeps popping up over and over again, and I’ve got to be honest: It’s one of my biggest pet peeves.
And I’ve heard it from so many people lately. I’m fired up about it.36. Customers might know more about you than you - Friday, January 22, 2016
Over the last couple of decades, consumers have flipped the buying process on its ear.
Long gone are the days when your sales team was the sole source of research for prospective customers prior to making a purchase.37. Deadlines a bit more serious in Civil War prisons - Friday, January 22, 2016
What do the following phrases have in common: Due date, Editor’s concern, End point, Freelancer’s problem, Time limit and Zero hour?
Answer: They have all been used as clues in crossword puzzles for the answer DEADLINE.38. Robinson the highlight so far of odd offseason - Friday, January 22, 2016
There is plenty of criticism to go around in the way the Tennessee Titans handled their so-called coaching search, which wound up being Mike Mularkey versus three guys who never had a chance. Amy Adams Strunk had her head coach all along in interim coach Mularkey.39. Impatient Clemmons anxious for minority voice to be heard - Friday, January 22, 2016
Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.40. Events - Friday, January 22, 2016
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. Extended through Jan. 31 due to weather. Participating restaurants, which offer special menus fo the semi-annual event, include 55 South, Americano, The Bunganut Pig, Cabana, Caffé Nonna, Chago’s Cantina, Copper Kettle, Cork & Cow, Cross Corner Bar & Grill, Crow’s Nest, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Embers Ski Lodge, Fenwick’s 300, Fido, Finezza Italian Bistro, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Germantown Cafe, GRAY’S on Main, Harvest at Homestead, Holland House, Jackson’s, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, The Listening Room Café, Love Peace & Pho, MAFIAoZA’S, McCabe Pub, Mere Bulles, Noelle Restaurant, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Noshville Delicatessen, Peg Leg Porker, The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood, Pizza Perfect, PM, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (5th & Church), Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Franklin), Red Pony, The Row, Rumours East, Saffire, Salsa, Smokin Thighs, Sole Mio, South Street, Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, Table 3, Tin Angel, Two Ten Jack, Urban Grub, Valentino’s Ristorante, Watermark Restaurant, Wild Iris, The Yellow Porch41. Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015 - Friday, January 22, 2016
Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.42. That house has sold. No, seriously, it’s gone - Friday, January 22, 2016
The spring selling season will descend upon the Nashville area in the next few weeks, and buyers are elated.
Try as they may, it seems impossible for Realtors to convince their buyers that they are actually at work scouring new listings on MLS, joining Facebook “coming soon” groups, networking, hanging out at divorce courts and funeral homes – even sending mailers to everyone living in the Munford area of town.43. US consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in December - Friday, January 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices fell in December and rose by the smallest amount in seven years in 2015, reflecting the toll of slumping energy costs.
Consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent last month after a flat reading in November, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
44. Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem to play Bonnaroo - Friday, January 15, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem will headline the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tennessee.
The four-day festival revealed its musical lineup for its 15th year on TBS' "Conan" on Tuesday night, which also includes J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Miguel and Chris Stapleton.45. Board of Regents meeting to appoint acting chancellor - Friday, January 15, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents is meeting by telephone on Thursday to appoint an acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System.
The current chancellor, John Morgan, announced earlier this month he will retire Jan. 31 instead of his original plan to leave when he turns 65 next year. He cited Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to refocus the Board of Regents on the state's community and technical colleges and grant more autonomy to the six four-year universities in the system.46. Kristofferson to be honored in all-star Nashville concert - Friday, January 15, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson will be honored at a special tribute concert in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring performances by Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum.47. Twitter disruption silences swaths of US, Europe - Friday, January 15, 2016
Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in the U.S. and Europe.
Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was unclear how widespread the outages were. By mid-morning on the East Coast, desktop and mobile versions of Twitter appeared to be working, though the company wouldn't say if they were back to normal.48. China's economic growth wanes to 25-year low in 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy cooled further in the latest quarter, dragging 2015's full-year growth to a quarter-century low and deepening a slowdown that has fueled anxiety over its impact on the global economy.49. US producer prices dipped 0.2 percent in December - Friday, January 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices fell slightly in December, reflecting a big drop in energy prices. The decline capped a year in which prices at the wholesale level fell, underscoring the continued absence of inflationary pressures.50. No great places to shelter from this market turmoil - Friday, January 15, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices are crumbling around the world, but the usual place for investors to go for safety, bonds, can't provide as much cover as usual.
Bonds are still doing their job this year as investors' best friends during a downturn: They're holding up better than stocks, cushioning the blow for balanced investors. High-quality, investment-grade U.S. bonds have returned 0.9 percent through Wednesday, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has lost 7.4 percent on worries about the strength of the global economy.51. PACs, candidates bet on morning shows, 'Wheel of Fortune' - Friday, January 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — If presidential primaries were decided by political advertisements, Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and the hosts of the network morning shows would be kingmakers.
Political groups are flooding the airwaves during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" as well as local news and network morning shows as they try to influence presidential primary voters, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.52. Boomerangs and perks: 8 career trends for 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016
With the New Year here in full force, employees are setting their sights on new goals, new jobs and new careers. One question I keep hearing is “What’s new in 2016?” Here’s the rundown:53. Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down - Friday, January 08, 2016
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Al Jazeera America cable news network said Wednesday it will shut down two and a half years after its launch, a victim of a rough business environment and political headwinds it could not conquer.54. Finding the key to an enduring basketball term - Friday, January 15, 2016
A few years ago, I’m shooting buckets in the driveway one afternoon. And up walk a couple of the neighborhood kids. We begin to chat. It’s one of those conversations that I know is somehow going to educate someone about something before it’s over.55. Mobile means everything to marketing in 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016
The ninth in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends.
In 2016, mobile doesn’t just matter; it’s everything.
In 2015, 62 percent of all digital time – that’s total Internet traffic – was spent on mobile devices, up from 50 percent in 2014. And that number is expected to continue growing rapidly in 2016.56. Events - Friday, January 15, 2016
YP Nashville Networking Event. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville invite attendees to mix, mingle and network with other young professionals at this annual event. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., BB King’s Nashville (Itta Bena Room, 152 2nd Avenue North, Nashville) for a night of new connections. $20. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 615 743-306357. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for December 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016
December 2015 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.58. Middle Tennessee real estate trends for 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016
2015 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.59. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016
Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.60. Pay to attention to the flaw behind the curtain - Friday, January 15, 2016
It’s a seller’s market. No news here, and if you don’t believe me ask any buyer. Most sellers, however, will tell you it’s a buyer’s market. Find a group of sellers whose houses have sold and ask them. They’ll tell you.61. Titans try to balance patience, urgency in searches - Friday, January 15, 2016
And so we enter Week 2 in the Tennessee Titans search for a new general manager and perhaps a new head coach.
It is possible that one or both of those positions could be filled within a week, but the assumption in going through this process is that controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, team president Steve Underwood, part owner Kenneth Adams IV and vice president of football administration Vin Marino will do their due diligence and not make a hasty decision as to whom to trust in the rebuilding of their football franchise.62. Chancellor steps aside, avoids fight - Friday, January 15, 2016
Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to restructure higher education didn’t take long to shake up the hierarchy. It led to the early retirement of Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, who blasted the proposal in a letter to the governor, before legislation even hit the printing press.63. It’s time for Manning to end Hall of Fame career - Friday, January 15, 2016
No amount of film study has prepared Peyton Manning for this. He enters the NFL postseason uncertain about his football future. After 18 years as a pro and at the age of 39, his body is breaking down and his skills are slipping. Passes he once made with ease now wobble and sail off target.64. Analysis: Obama in campaign form in final State of the Union - Friday, January 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he'd keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber antsy to get to Iowa to campaign for president.65. Obama vetoes bill to repeal signature health care law - Friday, January 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed Republican-inspired legislation to repeal his health care law, saying to do so "would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America."66. Toys R Us holds its own against online holiday competition - Friday, January 08, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us reported stronger holiday sales despite intense competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com.
The private company said Friday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent from Nov. 2 to Jan. 2, a crucial period for retailers, compared with last year's holiday season. From Nov. 29 and Jan. 2, sales at stores open at least a year rose 3.7 percent.67. US employers hire at blistering pace, defying global trends - Friday, January 08, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week.
Employers added a robust 292,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate stayed low at 5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Job gains in the October-December quarter averaged 284,000, the best three-month increase since last January.
68. Q&A: China's market turmoil a symptom of other problems - Friday, January 08, 2016
HONG KONG (AP) — Calm returned Friday to China's stock markets after a torrid week but underlying reasons for the turmoil remain: a weakening yuan and perceptions China's leaders are bungling their handling of the economy.69. Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US - Friday, January 08, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent arrests in Utah of three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of baby formula is the latest example of a problem that officials say is vexing stores and police nationwide as thieves systematically swipe the mixture from shelves and resell it to unsuspecting parents.70. What’s the worst that can happen? - Friday, January 08, 2016
As we enter into a new year, there’s quite a bit of talk about setting new goals. They may be related to career, family, fitness or other personal pursuits.
As these goals began to be shared, it’s interesting to think about which will be achieved and which will eventually be shelved.71. Workers are saving more for retirement, led by Millennials - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are saving more for retirement, and the youngest — not exactly known for squirreling money away — are boosting their savings rates faster than any other age group.
Millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 are saving a median of 7.5 percent of their pay for retirement, including whatever match they get from their jobs, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments of 4,650 households with at least $20,000 of annual income. That's up from 5.8 percent two years ago, when the last survey was conducted, and it is the largest jump among all age groups.72. Job cuts at Macy's signal hard times ahead for retailers - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is slashing jobs, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to online shopping and away from physical stores.
The nation's largest department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said late Wednesday it is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and trimming its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season.73. House vote to send health law repeal to Obama for first time - Friday, January 01, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — After dozens of failed attempts to undo President Barack Obama's health care law, the GOP-led Congress will finally put a bill on the president's desk Wednesday striking at the heart of his signature legislative achievement.74. Fed minutes: Some saw December rate hike as 'close call' - Friday, January 01, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the Federal Reserve's unanimous vote to raise a key interest rate last month, some policymakers viewed their decision as a "close call" because of stubbornly low inflation.75. Hard to recall a time of bikiniless dictionaries - Friday, January 08, 2016
I’m a word fanatic. Always have been. And the first of the year is never a bad time to reflect on what’s going on in the world of dictionarization. To set the stage, let’s first look at a progression of new dictionary entries – decade by decade – over the past 75 years.76. Looks like Mularkey has good shot at Titans' head coaching job - Friday, January 08, 2016
The Tennessee Titans shook off the doldrums created by a season of three wins and very little entertainment on Monday as ownership rocked the franchise to its very foundation.
Amy Adams Strunk, seldom seen and never heard around these parts, made major changes to the team by keeping Steve Underwood as team president permanently and removing the interim tag from his title.77. Digital advertising poised to pass TV this year - Friday, January 08, 2016
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that digital media ad revenue (including social, video and search) will surpass television ad spending in 2016 – a full year earlier than projected.
Other sources cite this passing of the torch to occur in 2017.78. Nashville Technology Council awards finalists announced - Friday, January 08, 2016
The Nashville Technology Council has announced nominees in 13 categories for its seventh annual awards.
Finalists were selected among nominees by a panel of peers and tech industry leaders. Winners will be announced at the seventh annual NTC Awards ceremony presented by Vaco, held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Event Hall in the Country Music Hall of Fame.79. Events - Friday, January 08, 2016
MTA Public Meeting. The third of three public meetings regarding proposed changes for Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) biannual system changes. Casa Azafrán, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Community Center Meeting Room), 2195 Nolensville Pike: Bus route 12. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finding opportunity in coaching, player moves - Friday, January 08, 2016
The Tennessee Titans have completed the season with a 3-13 record and have guaranteed themselves the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
In the first four games of the season, most sports pundits felt the team was much improved over the previous year as the team had annihilated Tampa Bay and lost games to Cleveland, Indianapolis and Buffalo that could have been wins.81. Is state takeover of troubled schools a $100M failure? - Friday, January 08, 2016
Armed with a Vanderbilt University study showing Shelby County schools that were taken over by the state’s Achievement School District are showing little to no improvement, Memphis legislators are nearly ready to kill the experiment.82. Robertson helps busy clients make better choices - Friday, January 08, 2016
It’s January and that means Amber Robertson’s schedule is maxed out with clients anxious to start the New Year on a positive note.
Robertson is an integrative health coach who specializes in working with entrepreneurs and busy professionals. She advises them on everything from how to avoid the energy-draining 3 p.m. crash at work to how to lose weight and keep it off.83. New conference scheduled for Tennessee's farmers - Friday, January 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) — A new conference for Tennessee farmers is scheduled for next month in Knoxville.
State officials say the Pick TN Conference is a collaborative effort of Tennessee producer organizations and agriculture agencies.84. Report: 'Substantial' need to expand $10M college program - Friday, January 01, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is asking lawmakers to expand a $10 million grant program that paired employers with colleges to develop academic programs tailored to the needs of local job markets.85. Market volatility causes IPO market to stall out in 2015 - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — The volatile trading that defined 2015 led to a very choppy market for companies wanting to go public.
The number of U.S. companies that successfully made an initial public offering of stock in 2015 dropped by more than 40 percent compared with 2014, according to a report by IPO research firm Renaissance Capital.86. Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores - Friday, January 01, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off.
Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge.87. Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores - Friday, December 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off.
Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge.88. BBC says website knocked down due to apparent attack - Friday, December 25, 2015
LONDON (AP) — BBC says its main news website and other sites were knocked offline due to an attack.
Service was out for more than three hours Thursday. Users received an error message and the broadcaster said on Twitter the outage was due to technical problems.89. ‘Damn angels are fouling up the whole show!’ - Friday, January 01, 2016
Once again, it’s here. Time for the last column. Of the year, at least.
And, though I didn’t do so last year, typically I – in essence – reprint a column I first wrote many, many years ago. One about winter holiday programs. Once called Christmas pageants.90. Finding the right job takes commitment - Friday, January 01, 2016
Happy New Year! With the holiday season coming to a close, 2016 is here. It’s such an exciting time, full of hopes and dreams for the future.
One of the first things we often do is create resolutions for the upcoming year. Whether they are related to our health, personal life or career, these goals help to guide our choices based upon our current priorities.91. Is your business ready for online video marketing? - Friday, January 01, 2016
A shocking 80 percent of the world’s Internet traffic will be video by 2019. Think for a moment about the sheer magnitude.
This has been a landmark year for video, with 2015 being the first year in which U.S. adults spent more time digesting video content than they spent on social networks, according to eMarketer.92. Habitat for Humanity announces 2016 leadership - Friday, January 01, 2016
Lucia Folk of Country Music Television will serves as the 2016 chair for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville.
Additional executive committee members are: Karen Springer, vice chair, Saint Thomas Health; Kim Neible, secretary, retired, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation; Larry Morton, treasurer, retired, Crowe Horwath; Ward Wilson, past chair, US Bank; Paul Kleine-Kracht, at-large, c3 Consulting Group; Dan Hogan, at-large, CapStar Bank; Mendy Mazzo, at-large, Skanska; and Ridley Wills, at-large, The Wills Company.93. Events - Friday, January 01, 2016
Nashville Boat and Sportshow. Celebrate the Nashville Boat and Sportshow’s 30th anniversary Thursday-Sunday with the return of popular features, the best boating and accessory deals of the season, and unique attractions to entertain visitors of all ages. In addition to new boats, boating gear and vendors offering charter fishing and boating adventures, there will be do-it-yourself classes for boat service and repairs. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will offer a boating safety course on Saturday and will have an archery range for those who would like to try the sport. Music City Center. Thursday: 2-9 p.m.; Friday: noon-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $12 for adults. Attendees 15 and younger will be admitted free. Information: www.nashvilleboatshow.com94. After the bowl rush: What lies ahead for UT sports - Friday, January 01, 2016
Don’t worry, UT fans, the 2016 football season will be here before you know it.
There is always football withdrawal after the bowl season, and spring practices are nothing like the real thing. So until the 2016 season opener against Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium on Sept. 3, we’ll have to settle for other items in which to indulge.95. Hello top draft pick, goodbye (probably) Mularkey - Friday, January 01, 2016
The Tennessee Titans are on the clock. If they lose to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s season finale, the Titans franchise will have the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for the first time since the Houston Oilers took Earl Campbell first overall in 1978.96. Rising costs, fewer sales predicted for 2016 - Friday, January 01, 2016
With 2015 in the rear view mirror, I shall gaze into my looking glass to predict what 2016 will provide those in real estate.
As the slight increase in interest rates did not spawn cataclysmic events, there will be two more interest rate increases, one in the first half of the year and one in the second. These will continue until rates hit about 7 percent in 2017, maybe even 7.5.97. Refugees, higher education, privatization on tap for new session - Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
“I’m not advocating that. I am advocating a little bit more accountability and closer review of the funding,” says Yager, a Kingston Republican who chaired a December joint meeting of Senate and House State and Local Government committees.98. 16 new things to do in 2016 - Friday, January 01, 2016
The face of Nashville is changing so fast it’s hard to keep up. Any part of town you haven’t been to in a few months is apt to look entirely different when you come back.
The 30 minutes you always allotted yourself to arrive somewhere on time has now expanded to 45, and sometimes even that isn’t enough.99. New Tennessee driver licenses will be good for 8 years - Friday, December 25, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee drivers who renew their licenses next year won't have to go through the process again for eight years.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says the change from five years includes all classifications of driver licenses and identification licenses, including commercial driver licenses and motorcycle licenses.100. Revenue Department offering tax workshops for new businesses - Friday, December 25, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — New business owners can get answers to their tax questions at a series of free workshops offered in January by the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
According to the department, the workshops are designed to assist people filing business-related taxes for the first time. Tax specialists from local and state agencies will provide the basic information needed to comply with registration and tax requirements. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax, and tax enforcement procedures.