WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.
The Labor Department said Wednesday the inflation reading fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent last month, after prices were flat in October. Gas costs plummeted 10.5 percent in November, the steepest decline in nearly six years.
15. NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly - Friday, December 12, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.16. Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.17. Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.
In a statement it will issue after a policy meeting ends Wednesday, the Fed may no longer say it plans to keep a key interest rate near zero for a "considerable time." If so, the Fed would be signaling that it's moving closer to raising rates — eventually.18. Factory output eclipses pre-recession high - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.
The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production rose 1.1 percent last month, up from a 0.4 percent improvement in October. Manufacturing output has risen 4.8 percent over the past 12 months. It's now above the previous high set just before the downturn began in December 2007.
19. Identity theft victims face months of hassle - Friday, December 12, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.20. Cheaper gas, food lower US producer prices - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting inflation.
The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index fell 0.2 percent in November, after rising by the same amount in October. In the past 12 months, producer prices have risen just 1.4 percent, the smallest yearly increase since February.21. Why rift on derivatives is blocking US budget bill - Friday, December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of the impasse in Congress over a must-pass spending bill is a provision involving the sorts of high-risk investments that ignited the 2008 financial crisis.
The dispute occurred after Republicans inserted into the bill a provision to relax the regulation of investments known as derivatives. Democrats, led by their House leader, Nancy Pelosi, have demanded that the provision be removed. They argue that it would let big banks gamble with depositors' federally insured money and could make it likelier that banks, if undone by their risky bets, would need another taxpayer bailout.22. Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies - Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.
The U.S. Energy Department reported a surprise increase in domestic oil inventories and OPEC projected that demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade.
23. ‘Mr. Charlie’ makes welcome visit to Bonas - Friday, December 12, 2014
I’m hoping all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. I’m always thankful that our families can still get together and visit for extended times. Work, school, and the stress of the day-to-day stuff goes away for a while, and we just enjoy each other. That’s something to be thankful for.24. Debonair detective good role model for new year - Friday, December 12, 2014
My early New Year’s resolution is to be more like Christopher Foyle. Demeanor-wise and wisdom-wise. No, I won’t be wearing a vest.
“Foyle’s War” is a British detective series created by Anthony Horowitz. As World War II rages, Inspector Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen) investigates crimes from his headquarters in Hastings, England. He never raises his voice. He’s never puzzled by an inconsistency. Obvious lies from the devious don’t faze him one bit.25. Don’t stop your job search during the holidays - Friday, December 12, 2014
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to stop looking for work over the holidays. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, our priorities shift.
We decide companies aren’t hiring anyway, and we move on to other things.26. 8 social media missteps to avoid - Friday, December 12, 2014
Social media can be an effective marketing channel, and the cost to entry – the hard cost, that is – is relatively low.
Consider, though, your annual salary multiplied by the number of hours you and your team spend on social media each year, and you will no doubt want to ensure that you are getting the most out of that significant time investment by avoiding these common missteps.27. Events - Friday, December 12, 2014
Night Market December. Explore the market under night lights and explore the offerings of restaurants, farmers, artisans, crafters and horticulturists. Friday, 5 p.m., Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 8th Avenue North, Nashville. Information: .28. Titans’ on-, off-field decisions defy imagination - Friday, December 12, 2014
When the Tennessee Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt in January, it brought a breath of fresh air to an organization that sorely needed a change.
But it hasn’t taken long for that breath of fresh air to quickly become stale and toxic.29. Was lesson taught by the father or the son? - Friday, December 12, 2014
All industries are loaded with personalities and characters and residential real estate is no exception. One of the most exciting is a mortgage loan officer known as Marty Maitland who is a twenty-something year veteran of the lending industry and a Nashville native who is currently working with BancorpSouth in Brentwood.30. Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.31. Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook - Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams, to name a few.32. Economists forecast fast growth in 2015 - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, helped by a stronger job market and falling oil prices, should enjoy the fastest economic growth in a decade next year, according to a panel of top business economists.33. Tennessee Residence open for holiday tours - Friday, December 05, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Residence, home to Gov. Bill Haslam and Crissy Haslam, is open to the public for holiday tours.
The decoration theme this year is Tennessee landscapes.
According to the Office of the First Lady, Crissy Haslam visited more than half of Tennessee's 56 state parks to collect ideas and natural materials for the holiday decorations.34. Job gains put US on pace for best growth since '99 - Friday, December 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.
The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening American economy and struggling nations throughout the developed world. The job market still isn't yet fully healthy. But its steady improvement raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates from record lows by mid-2015.
35. Four retailers in need of holiday cheer - Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
But this year, the fight to grab shoppers has intensified, making it difficult for stores to use the season that accounts for about 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales to bounce back.36. HealthCare.gov average premiums going up in 2015 - Friday, November 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many HealthCare.gov customers will face higher costs next year, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday in a report that shows average premiums rising modestly.37. From Blibber-Blubber to Black Bottom - Friday, December 05, 2014
Nov. 28 was a highly celebrated day in my life. No, it wasn’t my birthday, or my anniversary, although those are important. (Well, not the birthday one, unless for some reason I start getting younger.)38. Guys, it’s way past time to get over the comb over - Friday, December 05, 2014
I get a laugh now and again for telling what the crossword clues are for the term “comb over.” In light of a recent story from the sports page, I can’t resist writing about the topic. For your edification, of course.39. Search for the positive in your workplace situation - Friday, December 05, 2014
Thanksgiving week has come and gone. Let’s hope you took some time to reflect on what you’re thankful for at work.
Many people are searching for a different job. Maybe you don’t like your boss. Or, possibly your company has no room for growth.40. 10 useless PR tactics to avoid in 2015 - Friday, December 05, 2014
The explosion of the Internet and the ensuing 24/7 news cycle, combined with a significant reduction in reporting staff at most media outlets over the past decade, has created a perfect storm driving a significant shift in public relations tactics that are effective and worth your time.41. Drive off beaten path to bargain travel destinations - Friday, December 05, 2014
December is here, and with it comes holiday decorations, busy party schedules and trips to Grandma’s house.
And with Christmas presents being a drain on the wallet, future travel probably isn’t top of mind.42. Events - Friday, December 05, 2014
Community-based Arts Workshop. Join Metro Arts for a workshop exploring community-based arts processes and methods for ensuring authentic community engagement and participation. Instructor and community artist Abby Whisenant will cover best practices for engaging your intended audience, producing work that benefits the community, sharing the story and communicating the results. The workshop is free and open to applicants interested in applying for THRIVE funding. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville. Information: http://www.nashville.gov/Arts-Commission.aspx.43. Titans should follow Lions’ lead in overhauling roster - Friday, December 05, 2014
Instead of CBS, Fox or even the NFL Network, the Titans might need to move to the HGTV, where experts take once-proud houses and restore them to their former grandeur.
Now losers of six in a row and 10 of their past 11 – with only a two-point home win against fellow patsy Jacksonville – the Titans are no longer treading the waters of mediocrity, as they had for the previous five years.44. What could it hurt to wait for a better offer? - Friday, December 05, 2014
As hot as this market is, the old axiom of pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered can apply.
In numerous situations across town, buyers and their agents are receiving offers quickly after the homes are listed only to inform those would-be buyers that they are holding all offers for a day or two and, in some cases, as long as three days.45. Batch gets bigger with storefront, fourth city - Friday, December 05, 2014
Batch is gonna need a bigger box.
The Nashville-based foodie subscription service, which curates amazing mini-collections of locally-made edibles and packs them up and ships them all over the U.S. and Canada, has added a fourth city – Austin – and a permanent storefront at the Nashville Farmers Market.46. Festive drinks and fun venues - Friday, December 05, 2014
A number of new places opened in Nashville this year, bringing a bevy of new bourbons, crafted brews and incredible places to sit, relax and sip. If you are looking for more than a meal and want that genuine, trendy Nashville experience, here are a few hot spots.47. Have yourself a Music City Christmas: What to see, do in Nashville this holiday season - Friday, December 05, 2014
In years past, Carl Haley has offered his Grand Avenue transportation passengers the customary Christmas lights tour packages – about the same as other tours in Nashville – with a cruise by Opryland and a trip to a few choice, heavily decorated neighborhoods.48. Tennessee lawmakers get raise in pay, allowances - Friday, November 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1weWKD5) that the legislators' base pay will increase to $20,884 under a state law that ties their salaries to state employee compensation over the last two years.49. Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship - Friday, November 28, 2014
TRACY, California (AP) — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.50. Stocks slip after retail sales weaken, China slows - Friday, November 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting signs of weakness in the global economy and a poor start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday.
Earlier sales, a shift to online shopping and stagnant wages meant fewer Americans showed up to stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday. The trade group estimated that total spending for the four days totaled $50.9 billion, down 11 percent from last year.
51. Officials urge protection against identity theft - Friday, November 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — State safety officials are urging Tennesseans to protect themselves against identity crimes this holiday season.
Last year, identity theft accounted for 14 percent of all complaints recorded by the Federal Trade Commission, leading the list of top consumer complaints.52. Weak consumer, business demand may slow US growth - Friday, November 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.
The figures released Wednesday were a mild disappointment after data the previous day showed the economy had expanded at the fastest pace in over a decade in the second and third quarters.53. Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls - Friday, November 28, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.54. Hargett staffer reserved website for governor's race - Friday, November 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — A political consultant hired to work in Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office reserved a website in the event his boss decided to run for governor.
WTVF-TV in Nashville reports (http://bit.ly/15yfDpB) that Hargett paid consultant Dennis Berwyn of North Carolina $6,000 a month as his director of policy. Berwyn managed a public relations campaign and newsletter called Tennessee Business Spotlight that heavily featured Hargett's likeness and name.55. Diet-busting dishes and history in Baltimore - Friday, November 28, 2014
Hubby and I always attend the American Court and Commercial Newspaper Conferences, and they’re usually held in interesting cities we’ve never been to before. This year it was Savannah, and last year Baltimore.56. Quotations fly in Shakespeare elevator challenge - Friday, November 28, 2014
The main character in this column is the Bard himself, Willie Shakespeare. So, if you’re anti-poetry, see ya!
This is a recycle, even though I’m not on vacation this week. As I wrote in June 1995, “With a deadline every week, I occasionally find it necessary to tell a story only because it cries out to be told.57. Doing everything right is still no guarantee - Friday, November 28, 2014
I meet people every day who are down on their luck. They’ve applied for job after job online and nothing is clicking. They’ve had a few phone interviews and even an in person interview or two. Their resume seems virtually flawless. They’re actively engaged in LinkedIn and regularly attending networking events.58. Mobile dependency opens opportunities - Friday, November 28, 2014
The average consumer typically has at least one mobile device within arms reach at any given time throughout the day.
Our growing dependency on these devices has increased the opportunity for marketers to reach targeted consumers with greater immediacy than ever before via text marketing.59. Levy leaves Belmont to launch consulting firm - Friday, November 28, 2014
Claudia Levy, the former Belmont University College of Law director of career services, has launched Levy Legal Consulting, LLC, where she will provide strategic counsel to lawyers and law firms in the areas of attorney recruitment, business development, career counseling and more.60. Events - Friday, November 28, 2014
61st annual Nashville Christmas Parade. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree in the Public Square. Following fireworks, the parade will start at 7 p.m. Friday at the top of Woodland Street Bridge at Union. It will continue down Second Ave. and turn onto Broadway, continuing to Ninth Ave. “Nashville” actor Eric Close will serve as grand marshal.61. Titans have little to be thankful for with this turkey - Friday, November 28, 2014
It is the time of year that we pause to give thanks for all that we have in our lives.
But what do the Tennessee Titans have to be thankful for as they stand 2-9 and are mired in a five-game losing streak?62. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for October 2014 - Friday, November 28, 2014
Top October 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.63. Appraisals trail amount Middle Tennessee buyers willing to pay - Friday, November 28, 2014
There are a few hot topics from the real estate world this week, the first being that appraisers seem to have hit the wall on the rampant price inflation.
With less inventory and more sales, sellers are resting in an enviable position inasmuch as buyers are forced to pay whatever is asked, or more, in order to acquire properties.64. Treat your visitors to these dining treats - Friday, November 28, 2014
Having been busy lately on a cookbook project, I haven’t been able to visit restaurants as often. So after my deadline, I worked on making up for lost time by hitting five restaurants in a couple of weeks.65. 3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously - Friday, November 21, 2014
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.
All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores.
66. Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving - Friday, November 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.67. How much do you know about how the Internet works? - Friday, November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — We may be the Internet generation. But we don't know much about how it works.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state's college savings program is being recognized nationally.
TNStars is ranked as the No. 2 plan in the country, according to SavingForCollege.org, which recently released the top 10 direct-sold 529 plans in the nation based on one-year performance rankings.69. TDOT: No lane closures over Thanksgiving - Friday, November 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation says there will be no road closures on state highways and interstates over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
TDOT says it will open all construction-related lanes starting on Wednesday and running through Monday morning.70. Wish granted: Same-day delivery for the holidays - Friday, November 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will continue even past the holidays.71. Obama sets off on a sales mission on immigration - Friday, November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.72. Zero to zero? Rethinking diet soda addiction - Friday, November 21, 2014
Here’s some disturbing news. I’ve heard it before, and ignored it, but now I’m hearing it so much, I figure something about it must be true.
I’m a diet soda junkie. I drink the “Zero” drink like it’s going out of style.73. Judge, Nashville songwriter score on soundtrack - Friday, November 21, 2014
Ten years ago this month, as I was immersing myself into the nuances of cruciverbalism – the art of writing crosswords – these lines came to me:
“If you don’t come across, I’m gonna be down./ Your love to me is a mystery and the clues are all around.” (I know, that’s songwriting, not puzzle-writing, but stay with me on this.)74. Secrets to a successful career transition from military - Friday, November 21, 2014
Veterans Day served as a reminder of how important it is to honor our military personnel. It also was a reminder of a problem many former military members face: underemployment.
Underemployment is defined by Merriam-Webster as “having less than full-time, regular or adequate employment.” This can happen when someone is only working part time, but desires to work full time. It can also happen when an employee is overqualified for their position.75. Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be prepared for stress - Friday, November 21, 2014
Do you plan on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? You’re not alone. Airlines for America has projected 24.6 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period.76. Little devices now giant player in online retail - Friday, November 21, 2014
2014 marked the first year mobile Internet usage surpassed desktop, which is no doubt why a recent Forrester Research study predicts sales from consumers shopping on mobile phones will increase to $38 billion this year.77. Events - Friday, November 21, 2014
Real Estate Investors Network. Rutherford County REIN Subgroup. Meets the first Monday of each month to discuss topics of general interest to real estate investors. Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Real Estate Office, 450 St Andrews Dr., Murfreesboro. Information: www.reintn.org. Upcoming events:78. Remember when Titans had home-field advantage? - Friday, November 21, 2014
There really are two ways to look at the remainder of the Tennessee Titans 2014 season and how the bleak present could affect the uncertain future of this franchise.
As Steelers fans waved their Terrible Towels at LP Field Monday night, Titans fans watched as their terrible team had another terrible trial in falling to 2-8.79. Top October 2014 residential real estate transactions - Friday, November 21, 2014
Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.80. Germantown was into mixed-use before it was cool - Friday, November 21, 2014
Even before Mayor Karl Dean’s announcement that the $60 million ballpark would be constructed in Germantown, the area was flourishing – not to the extent that it is now, but it was experiencing growth and development.81. Hillsboro High land sale: New school, big profit - Friday, November 21, 2014
Merritt Rowe knows her children will never personally benefit from any changes to Hillsboro High School in Green Hills, but as the parent of two current students and another starting next year, it is something she is willing to fight for and encourages other parents – especially those of future students – to do the same.82. US consumer prices unchanged in October - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
The steady reading for inflation last month followed a tiny 0.1 percent increase in September and a 0.2 percent drop in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. Energy prices fell 1.9 percent last month while food costs edged up a slim 0.1 percent.
83. US stocks edge higher in midday trading - Friday, November 14, 2014
A pickup in U.S. home sales and figures showing a decline in weekly applications for unemployment benefits helped lift stocks in midday trading Thursday. Strong earnings from several retailers also gave markets a boost.84. Hospice provider expands in Rutherford County - Friday, November 14, 2014
MURFREESBORO (AP) — A nonprofit hospice provider has been given state approval to expand services in Rutherford County.
The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an application for Alive Hospice this week, allowing it to begin working toward a June 2016 opening of a free-standing facility in Murfreesboro.85. Fed sees solid US economy, despite new threats - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting — from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness — but decided to move forward with plans to end their landmark bond buying program.86. UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.87. China blocks websites as Internet meeting begins - Friday, November 14, 2014
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet, according to a U.S. Internet service company.88. US stocks drift lower after release of Fed minutes - Friday, November 14, 2014
U.S. financial markets pulled back slightly from their most recent record highs Wednesday, ending lower for the first time this week.
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index mostly hovered slightly below the all-time high closes set a day earlier.
89. Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone.90. US producer prices rise 0.2 percent in October - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power.
The producer price index increased 0.2 percent in October from the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The index measures the cost of goods and services before they reach the consumer.
91. G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth - Friday, November 14, 2014
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders.92. Administration says HealthCare.gov working well - Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.93. Facebook's privacy update: 5 things to know - Friday, November 14, 2014
Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new policy is 70 percent shorter than the old one.94. G-20 summit to be test of forum's staying power - Friday, November 14, 2014
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The annual G-20 leadership summit that groups democrats with authoritarians and rich nations with poor has long suffered from a perception it's all talk and no action. This year, leaders are under extra pressure to produce something tangible.95. Amazon, Hachette end months-long dispute - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — One of publishing's nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the months-long standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.96. New consumer protections for prepaid cards - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is extending many of the financial protections of bank accounts to prepaid cards.
New rules proposed Thursday by the federal regulator would require that prepaid card users be protected against fraudulent charges and provided with free monthly billing statements. The rules come as more Americans are using "reloadable" prepaid cards as a substitute for checking accounts. Consumers have gone from loading less than $1 billion onto their cards in 2003 to nearly $100 billion through 2014.97. California leads by example on climate change - Friday, November 07, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. and China — the world's top two polluting nations — turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.98. Privacy protections unite carmakers - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.99. 8 state park restaurants open Thanksgiving - Friday, November 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Folks who want to eat their turkey while enjoying some of Tennessee's natural wonders can do so at one of eight state parks that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner.
Tennessee State Park officials say restaurants at those parks will be open on Nov. 27, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.100. Special days for food lovers in November - Friday, November 14, 2014
November is here – already. Like the month of October, it brings many fun and interesting things. First of all, it brings daylight saving time in parts of the South, so now I’m wide awake at four in the morning. By 9 o’clock at night, I’m on my last leg.