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VOL. 35 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 11, 2011

$5 per gallon

Metro is prepared for rising fuel prices. Are you?

Are you ready for $5 gas? How about $3.50 this weekend?

Fuel efficient options available, but you might have to wait

Want to save money on gas without resorting to public transportation?

Strategy essential for success on LinkedIn

LinkedIn guru Wayne Breitbarth has a message for everyone who hasn’t joined the 80 million members of the largest professional networking site on the Internet. Don’t join, at least until you have a strategy. Then, when you do, you’ll be amazed by the connections you develop.

Metro awaits free-trade zone expansion ruling

Metro might have to wait a little longer to find out if the foreign trade zone it has requested will be approved.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Chamber South Networking Coffee. Speakers at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event include Anna Page, Metro Council District 16, Sandra Moore, Metro Council District 17 and Jennifer Carlat, Metro Planning Department. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com

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GREEN BUSINESS

Dream hitched to Green Wagon

Nashville native Johnny Shields had an idyllic image of his life. He wanted to be able to walk to work at a business he owns that focuses on sustainability.

GET A JOB!

Plugging gaps in your resume

Not everything goes as planned during a person’s career. As a result, one of biggest problems that job seekers face is how to handle gaps in work history.

NEWSMAKERS

Dobbins, Figueuroa join Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society announced today that two staff attorneys have joined the firm – Amanda Dobbins and Rachel Figueroa. Dobbins will work from the firm’s Gallatin office and Figueroa will be based in Columbia.

I SWEAR

Finding order in ‘court’

“Dear Judge Vic: So, I see in your column of a few weeks ago that you dwelled at some length on what a versatile concept law is, giving all kinds of examples and such. I’ll go you one better! Ponder the versatility of the word ‘court’ if you dare! / Name withheld.”

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Deep into frying

My sister and I were talking the other day about fried chicken. She was explaining how her family had requested a dinner of fried chicken, so she got on her computer and Googled a recipe. This really got me laughing!

NASHVILLE AREA

Dean: Even much of Tokyo shut down

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says there's an "eerie sense" in Tokyo, which is getting quieter by the day.

Vandy offers new international business program

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University is partnering with business schools in Brazil, Mexico and Canada to offer a new international executive program focused on the Americas.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Senators announce bill for education task force

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Michael Bennet of Colorado plan to introduce a bill to establish a national task force to examine regulations and testing governing public schools.

Teachers' bargaining bill advances in House

NASHVILLE (AP) — The lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association said Wednesday he's not completely satisfied with a proposal that would restrict the collective bargaining rights of Tennessee teachers, but is grateful they still have an opportunity to bargain.

STATEWIDE

2010 census finds Tenn. becoming more diverse

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is becoming more diverse. Results released Wednesday from the 2010 census found that whites still make up 77.6 percent of the population, but that's down from 80.2 percent in 2000.

TVA shows jitters with reactor site tour postponed

SODDY-DAISY (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is showing more jitters about Japan's nuclear emergency than some residents who live in the same neighborhood with reactors operated by the nation's largest public utility.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumer prices rise 0.5 pct., most since June '09

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans paid more for food and gas in February, as consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was tame.

Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, providing support for the view that there will be stronger job growth this year.

Oil rises near $100 as traders eye Japan, Mideast

Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Thursday in a volatile market as clashes in Bahrain and Libya renewed concerns about risks to supplies and Japan battled to avoid a full meltdown at a damaged nuclear plant.

FedEx fiscal 3Q earnings fall on weather, fuel

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx says its fiscal third quarter earnings fell 3 percent because of rising fuel prices and harsh winter weather.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US authorizes American evacuations out of Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, taking a tougher stand on the deepening nuclear crisis and warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination.

Senate to send 3-week funding bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress is about to send President Barack Obama a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for three more weeks in hopes that budget talks between the White House and Republicans in charge of the House start to bear fruit.

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