VOL. 39 | NO. 22 | Friday, May 29, 2015
Ramsey uses ‘system’ to reshape state’s political landscape
Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey laughs at the notion he’s changed since being elected to the Legislature 23 years ago, that he’s lost touch with the common man or become “arrogant” as lieutenant governor of Tennessee.
The Tennessee legislative session ended in late April, giving itself a little more than two and a-half months to handle the state’s business. That’s plenty of time, according to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.
It’s official: No sex clubs are allowed outside of industrial areas or within 1,000 feet of a home, church or school in Metro Nashville.
As has been documented, there are more buyers than sellers these days, hence more demand than supply.
Haley Bearden will watch every pitch this weekend as the University of Tennessee softball team pursues its ultimate goal in the NCAA Women’s College World Series.
The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce has selected five new board members, as well as a new team of executive leadership, led by chairman of the board and TLACC President Marcela Gómez.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet’s 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Your reservations have been made. In today’s business environment, a work-trip is a treat and you’re determined to make the most of this one. Booking a nice hotel was the first step but, aside from amenities, did you ever consider the hotel itself? Or the industry as a whole? Read “Hotel Life” by Caroline Field Levander & Matthew Pratt Guterl, and you will…
Roughly 75 million strong, millennials are on a course to soon surpass their baby boomer parents as our nation’s largest living generation.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
There are factors conspiring in the market’s industrial kitchen right now that might lead to a fit of indigestion for investors. This week, we will look at the three main ingredients and discuss how to medicate.
In the past two decades, the way we communicate has completely changed.
My great-great-great-great grandfather Elijah Fleming had eight kids and no middle name.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
I received a magazine offer from Nutrition Action. Being a food editor, I’m always receiving mail from various food magazines and emails about new restaurants, cookware, food, etc. They all ask me to write about their openings, their books and articles, or the chefs. I, however, want to retire. Wishful thinking, I’m afraid.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Public Education Foundation is hosting an event on Saturday to discuss ways to support and improve public schools.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Discount retailer Dollar General has named a new chief executive officer.
NASHVILLE (AP) — For decades, the Tennessee governor's office has assembled a carefully curated daily summary of political and government news from around the state. No longer.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A declared Republican presidential candidate and a likely one are making Tennessee appearances in the coming days.
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors may need to consider big strategic changes like a merger or partnership with a competitor, a Morgan Stanley analyst said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday before a gallery filled with hundreds of high school girls.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of skeptical questions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower in midday trading following a report that the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.