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VOL. 35 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 28, 2011

'Ideally situated' for high-end shoppers

The Mall at Green Hills continues upscale evolution

It’s usually bad for a shopping mall when stores don’t renew leases and close their doors. It’s even worse when one of them is a beloved institution like Davis-Kidd Booksellers. But for the Mall at Green Hills, it’s a sign that times are good and getting better.

New Medical Trade Center a 'win-win' for downtown

Even as the Music City Center takes shape near Lower Broadway, the fate of the site it replaces is being decided with little public fanfare.

Metro suspends six surety bond providers for year

Several insurance companies and their subsidiaries are being barred by Metro Nashville’s Planning Department from providing surety bonds on subdivision development projects for one year.

GREEN BUSINESS

Filmmaker finds 2nd career helping low-income residents cut energy costs

It’s been just over a decade since Jeff Barrie arrived in Nashville by bicycle, having pedaled all the way from Los Angeles.

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EVENTS

“I’ll Be Seeing You,” a 1940’s musical by Lydia C. Bushfield, directed by David Compton, ends its run Saturday at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre. Information and reservations: 646-9977.

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GET A JOB!

Penning 'objective statement' for resume can be difficult

One of the more difficult exercises that many job seekers go through is trying to determine an appropriate objective statement for their resume. For some employers, and some jobs, this opening statement is not extremely important, while for others it is very important.

NEWSMAKERS

Baker Donelson No. 50 on Fortune’s ‘Best’ list

In its second consecutive year to be named to the list, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has cracked the top 50 of Fortune magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.

I SWEAR

Relax, we're just having pun

Words are the toys of a civilized world. Playing with them often results in good will and better friendships.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Vegan corndogs give way to chili at this Super Bowl gathering

I just received an email, and this is one that some of you are just gonna love!

STATEWIDE

Hospice counseling among possible TennCare cuts

NASHVILLE (AP) — Potential TennCare cuts could include eliminating counseling services in hospice care provided by the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Bill to give guidance in Memphis schools' merger

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Memphis schools would have more time to make a transitional plan if city voters decide to let their school system be absorbed by the Shelby County system, under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee.

Friday is deadline to apply for disaster loans

NASHVILLE (AP) — Friday is the deadline for private, nonprofit organizations in Tennessee to submit disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Bernanke: More jobs needed for real recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States can't fully recover from the worst recession in decades until hiring improves, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

Service sector expands at fastest pace in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the work force, grew in January at the fastest pace in five years, a sign that hiring could pick up soon.

Shoppers shook off snow, retailers gained in January

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers reported surprisingly solid January revenue gains Thursday that swept away fears that snowstorms in much of the country had chilled sales.

Factory orders show 0.2 percent rise in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories rose in December, pushed up by stronger demand from businesses for machinery and communications equipment.

Shell Q4 profits tripled on higher prices, output

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, on Thursday reported that fourth quarter profit more than tripled from a year earlier as oil prices rose and the company boosted production.

Viacom posts lower 1Q earnings, revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc., the owner of the MTV channel and Paramount Pictures movie studio, said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 12 percent due mainly to lower home DVD sales compared with a slew of strong releases in 2009.

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