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1. Nashville needs to own up to its past role in slavery -

Nashvillians may not like to hear it, but just as the city is a celebrated crossroads for transport of goods and services via railroad, long-haul truck and airplane today, the place now acclaimed as Music City once was an “It City’’ for the slave trade … And it’s time to fess up.

2. Bradley wins at Life Sciences Awards -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP was named a “Firm to Watch” in the nationwide Litigation & Enforcement category at the LMG Life Sciences Awards.

The LMG Life Sciences Awards recognize the year’s top firms and legal professionals in the life sciences sector. The award winners were announced Sept. 18 at an event in New York City.

3. Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' -

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away.

4. US stocks muster slight gains after listless day of trading -

Major U.S. stock indexes capped a day of listless trading with modest gains Thursday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak.

A late flurry of buying helped lift the indexes, which had spent much of the day moving sideways after an early rally lost momentum. Even so, the market remained on track for its fourth straight weekly loss and its first monthly decline of the year.

5. FirstBank's Ayers receives 2019 Horatio Alger Award -

FirstBank Executive Chairman of the Board Jim Ayers was formally inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans during recent ceremonies honoring the achievements of 13 prominent Americans.

6. CEOs of big banks face off with House Democrats -

NEW YORK (AP) — The heads of seven of the largest banks in the U.S. fielded sometimes contentious questions from a House committee on Wednesday, some dealing with current risks to the financial system and other focused on more politically-charged topics.

7. Trump to tap David Malpass, critic of World Bank, to lead it -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, who has been a critic of the bank, to lead the institution focused on global poverty.

8. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown -

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump.

The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!" — suggests that hasn't sunk in for the president.

9. What air travelers should know about the government shutdown -

DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid.

10. Stocks rise again as investors hope for trade breakthrough -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed for the third day in a row Tuesday as the latest round of trade talks between Washington and Beijing continued. It's the longest winning streak for U.S. indexes since late November.

11. AP FACT CHECK: Trump garbles Syria story, poverty record -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is garbling his story about what's going on with the Islamic State group. Has it been defeated or is it still a fighting force? He had it both ways over the course of several days.

12. US, Canada hold high-stakes talks amid turmoil with China -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Canada began high-stakes talks on Friday amid an escalating dispute with China that threatens to further complicate ties between the North American neighbors.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were meeting their Canadian counterparts for discussions expected to be dominated by Canada's arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei.

13. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for July 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, July 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

14. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for February 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales,February 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

15. Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.

16. Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.

Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks, and consumer-focused companies like retailers also rose.

17. Tech companies lead US stocks higher as tax plan advances -

Wall Street capped the week with broad gains, propelling the major stock indexes to a new set of milestones Friday.

Investors welcomed signs that Congressional Republicans were solidifying support for a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws ahead of an expected vote next week.

18. Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin adds 2 attorneys -

The law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC has hired Flynne Bailey and Hilary Dennen, both litigation attorneys.

Bailey joins as an associate and practices in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation, personal injury defense litigation, governmental liability litigation and real estate litigation.

19. Stocks around the world take a pause ahead of frenetic week -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated from their record highs on Monday, ahead of a frenetic week for markets.

Investors are waiting to learn who the next head of the Federal Reserve will be, what several of the world's biggest central banks will decide on interest rates, and whether Apple and other big U.S. companies can keep piling their profits higher. In the meantime, reports continued to show that the economy is strengthening and negotiations continued in Washington to cut income-tax rates.

20. Women who own businesses find bank loans harder to get -

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses.

Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a fourth bank. Curry, owner of Seattle-based Leading Retirement Solutions, has applied to national banks, a regional bank and a credit union. The problem is that her 8-year-old retirement advisory firm lost money last year as it invested in technology to help it expand. Although revenue has consistently risen and her company has no debt, her expenses last year were a red flag.

21. US stocks set records as Irma and North Korea worries fade -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied to record highs Monday as Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared, and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches. Financial and technology companies lead the way.

22. Analysis: US options on NKorea narrow further after test -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed. Serious negotiations seem like a pipedream. And any military strike would almost surely bring mass devastation and horrific civilian casualties.

23. Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when President Donald Trump's strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve.

At long last, his administration seemed to be speaking with one voice on a key national security issue, a surprisingly elusive task in Trump's first six months. But he upended all that with a threat to slam the North with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it provoked America again.

24. Trump: Next Old Hickory or carnival barker -

For those who ignore the news – fake or otherwise – Donald Trump won the presidency last November. While he didn’t capture a majority of the vote, he did win the electoral vote, causing many detractors to call for the elimination of this outdated voting method.

25. Events -

NPT Housing Town Hall. NPT is hosting a town hall to discuss how Nashville’s rapid growth is affecting housing in Middle Tennessee. Discussions on the challenges and possible solutions for various populations and neighborhoods. This town hall will be taped in NPT’s Studio A. Thursday, 6 p.m., 161 Rains Ave. Reservations required: http://bit.ly/NPTHousingRSVP. Information: www.wnpt.org/events

26. Events -

Nashville Chamber Member Orientation. Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. Lunch will be provided. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. Information: nashvillechamber.com

27. Stocks battle to a mixed finish as drugmakers rally -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fought their way to a mixed finish Tuesday as drugmakers rallied, which mostly canceled out losses for industrial companies. Investors shifted their money to less risky investments for the second day in a row.

28. Events -

Public Affairs Roundtable. An Update from the Williamson County Legislative Delegation. Guest Panel: State Senator Jack Johnson, State Rep. Charles Sargent, State Rep. Glen Casada and State Rep. Sam Whitson. Friday, 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30 a.m. program. Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street. Public Affairs Roundtable is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com.

29. Global finance leaders contending with anti-trade backlash -

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials, still searching for ways to rejuvenate a sluggish global economy, now face the added problem of dealing with a growing anti-trade backlash that threatens to make the economic situation worse.

30. Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust? -

NEW YORK (AP) — They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers. Not one has "bank" in its name, but they are all big lenders, and getting bigger by the day.

31. US stocks inch higher on hope for more oil deals -

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Tuesday as investors hoped higher oil prices and bigger profits are on the way.

News of two deals in the energy sector also helped send those stocks higher as traders anticipated that more consolidation could follow. Spectra Energy agreed to be acquired for $28 billion and Yates Petroleum said it would be bought for $2.3 billion.

32. US stocks take biggest losses in nearly a month -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in almost a month on Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the U.S. economy and sold shares in retailers and car companies. Machinery companies also fell and the price of oil continued to decline.

33. June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding US economy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the year.

34. US stocks rise as investors grow hopeful about British vote -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply on Monday as investors grew more hopeful that Britain will remain in the European Union, letting go of fears that have pulled stocks down in the last two weeks.

35. Federal Reserve relief and oil prices send stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen again managed to soothe investors' jangled nerves. The Standard & Poor's 500 index made its highest close in 2016, and oil prices also reached their highest levels of the year.

36. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

37. US stocks slip, led by weakness in the energy sector -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated modestly Wednesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen implied that Fed policymakers are still considering raising interest rates in December.

38. Late slump in health care pushes stocks to weekly loss -

NEW YORK (AP) — A late slump in health care stocks pushed the market to its third weekly loss this month.

Stocks had traded solidly higher for most of the day, as banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms climbed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the policymakers would likely raise interest rates this year. The market gave up its most of its gains in the afternoon as a sell-off in drugmakers led the health care sector lower.

39. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for August 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, August 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

40. Top residential real estate transactions for June 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, June 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

41. Lidvall selected as president of O’Charley’s -

American Blue Ribbon Holdings has announced the appointment of Ned R. Lidvall as president of O’Charley’s, the company’s largest brand.

Lidvall joins the ABRH executive team after an extensive national search to identify a president for O’Charley’s that can continue to propel the brand forward and build on six consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth.

42. Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda -

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. A sample of what's on the agenda of some individual owners, and two small business advocacy groups:

43. Small banks find ways to compete with giants -

Nashville’s InsBank began 15 years ago, founded by a group of insurance agents. Originally, it was known as Insurors Bank of Tennessee, its target market was independent insurance agents in the state. But that has changed somewhat over the years as the bank has evolved from that particular niche.

44. Kiwanis names Corbin Nashvillian of the Year -

Tim Corbin, head coach of the Vanderbilt University’s NCAA national championship baseball team, has been named Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year by The Kiwanis Club of Nashville.

Established 34 years ago, The Kiwanis Club’s Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year Award is presented annually to one or more Nashvillians who have made the greatest positive difference to the Metro Nashville community during the previous year by having gone beyond the call of duty and given unstintingly of his or her abilities and/or resources for the betterment of the Nashville area without seeking recognition or reward.

45. US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect -

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets on Friday.

U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates sooner than had previously been expected.

46. Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren is taking shape Friday as leaders push for passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government running.

47. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for October 2014 -

Top October 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

48. US stocks stabilize after a three-day sell-off -

A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound in U.S. indexes Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two years.

The decline in oil prices followed forecasts for weaker global demand this year and next, a sign of slowing economic growth. Chevron fell 2 percent, helping to drag down the Dow Jones industrial average in the waning moments of trading.

49. Low energy prices, rate worries weigh on stocks -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged lower as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Health care stocks, the year's biggest gainers, fell back. Lululemon, the high-end yoga apparel maker, surged after reporting income that beat expectations.

50. Diversified Trust expands Nashville leadership team -

Diversified Trust, an employee-owned, southeast-based comprehensive wealth management firm that manages more than $5 billion in client assets, has announced the hiring of three senior professionals in its Nashville office: Adam Dretler, senior vice president, Lamar Stanley, vice president, Katie Williams, vice president

51. Mortgage departments ramp up to meet demand -

If you see a mortgage banker sweating, don’t blame the weather. Low interest rates and a hot real estate market have local mortgage lenders feeling the heat.

And with home sales up in July, most are working feverishly to meet closing dates amid a high volume of new loans.

52. Stocks little changed, on track for weekly loss -

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose slightly Friday but was still headed for its biggest weekly loss since April as investors assessed corporate news. The market ended the previous week at a record high.

53. London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy -

LONDON (AP) — There's London. And then there's the rest of the U.K.

A tale of two Britains has increasingly emerged since the Great Recession. While the government trumpets the country's recovery from the financial crisis and its status as the world's fastest-growing developed economy, the rhetoric hides an increasing divide: One that pits London's boom against the malaise in cities such as Manchester and Birmingham that are struggling to remain vibrant in the 21st century.

54. Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.

55. That’s a lawn, not a grassy knoll: Conspiracy theories of real estate confronted -

CNN is running a documentary this week titled the “The Assassination of President Kennedy.” Having been a conspiracy buff since reading Mark Lane’s Rush to Judgment in 1979, I have watched the show twice and finally, after 34 years, have concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. The chase was fun.

56. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Oct. 2013 -

Top October 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

57. US stocks edge lower as earnings disappoint -

NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing company earnings and falling oil prices pulled stocks back from record highs on Tuesday.

NRG Energy slumped after the company lowered its earnings forecast, leading other power companies lower. News Corp. fell after the media company posted an unexpected revenue decline due to weakness at its Australian newspapers. Energy stocks declined after oil dropped to a five-month low.

58. Families hoarding cash 5 years after crisis -

NEW YORK (AP) — They speak different languages, live in countries rich and poor, face horrible job markets and healthy ones. When it comes to money, though, they act as one: They're holding tight to their cash, driven more by a fear of losing what they have than a desire to add to it.

59. Dollars for docs -

When Urology Associates bought land on Charlotte Avenue to build a new facility in 1999, the two dozen members of the physician group signed for the loan with personal guarantees.

“We wrote our names down and said we’d guarantee this $8 or $10 million loan, so we had a lot of sweating for a number of years that it wouldn’t come back to haunt us,” recalls Dr. Charles Eckstein, president of the practice. “But it turned out to be a wise move on our part.”

60. Stocks drop for fourth day in a row -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped for a fourth day in a row Monday as investors continued to express worry about the recent rise in bond yields. Banking stocks also dragged down the broader market.

61. Stock market creeps higher as Treasury yield rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by gains in technology companies and banks.

A rise in Treasury yields lifted financial companies, as higher interest rates could help them generate better profit margins. Growth-oriented sectors like industrial and technology companies gained on signs that Europe is poised to emerge from recession. That helped offset declines in homebuilders and other stocks that are sensitive to rising borrowing costs.

62. Stocks close up as Bernanke reassures on stimulus -

NEW YORK (AP) — Some soothing words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pushed the stock market to slender gains on Wednesday. Higher earnings for several major companies also helped.

Bernanke said that the U.S. central bank had no firm timetable for cutting back on its bond purchases. The Fed would consider reducing its stimulus program if the economy improves, but Bernanke emphasized in his testimony to Congress that the reductions were "by no means on a preset course."

63. US home re-sales surpass 5 million in May -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that's happened in 3 ½ years. The gain shows the housing recovery is strengthening.

64. US stock market moves higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of better economic reports helped nudge the U.S. stock market up Thursday afternoon, even as the Japanese market plunged again.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,624 as of 1 p.m. The index is coming off three days of losses and has dropped 1.1 percent so far this week.

65. Dow Jones average closes at another record high -

NEW YORK (AP) — Materials and energy companies led the stock market higher Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its second all-time high in a week.

The Dow closed at 14,673.46, a gain of 59.98 points, or 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also rose 0.4 percent, closing less than two points below its own all-time high set April 2.

66. Apple apologizes in China after service criticism -

BEIJING (AP) — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.

A statement Apple posted in Chinese on its website Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.

67. Bernanke signals continued support for low rates -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke sent a message Tuesday to Congress: The Federal Reserve's low-interest-rate policies are giving crucial support to an economy still burdened by high unemployment.

68. US housing starts rose 2.3 percent in August -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, driven by the fastest pace of single-family home construction in more than two years. The increase points to steady progress in the housing recovery.

69. Dow blows past 13,000 on hope for action in Europe -

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with Facebook, Starbucks and Angela Merkel, the market chose to focus on Merkel.

For a second day, the U.S. stock market powered higher after European leaders, including German chancellor Merkel, pledged to protect the union of 17 countries that use the euro. The Dow Jones industrial average blew past 13,000, a key psychological marker that it hadn't hit since early May.

70. Oil falls on lingering concerns about Europe -

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil declined Monday as Spain's banking crisis added to concerns about the troubled European economy.

A tropical storm also moved away from the heart of America's oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, reducing the chances for a sustained disruption in U.S. supplies.

71. Banks target payday loan customers -

A common assumption is that users of non-bank financial services – payday loan or check cashing businesses – are primarily low-income or are among the unbanked or underbanked. But after conducting a survey of its existing customers, Regions Bank found there was a demand for such products by people from all income levels.

72. Relationships key to small bank success -

When Andy and Charlie Nelson were looking for a small business loan to help finance their new company, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, they were turned down by large national banks, including SunTrust and Bank of America.

73. Standing up to the big boys -

It makes perfect sense: If you want to grow your business, you need to be where your customers are. Banking is no different, which might explain why so many banks that have been operating in nearby communities are moving into the Nashville market.

74. JPMorgan CEO says execs may have pay taken back -

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Congress on Wednesday that senior bank executives responsible for a $2 billion trading loss will probably have some of their pay taken back by the company.

75. US stocks end lower as Europe teeters; Dow off 77 -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S stocks skidded Wednesday as a looming election in Greece and the broader debt maelstrom in Europe provided an ominous backdrop.

Major market indexes wavered for much of the day but fell sharply after the finance minister of Cyprus warned that his country may seek its own bailout this week, stoking the uneasy feeling that the crisis is far from over.

76. Dow leaps 286 points, best day of the year -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average surged 286 points Wednesday, its best day this year.

The rally started early and gathered force in the afternoon. The charge turned the Dow positive for 2012 and erased the biggest loss of the year less than a week after it happened: the 275-point plunge set off by a dismal U.S. jobs report on Friday.

77. Stocks inch higher as investors await Europe news -

NEW YORK (AP) — As world leaders searched for a way out of Europe's mounting debt crisis, U.S. investors moved to the sidelines.

The major market indexes closed modestly higher, after wavering between slight gains and losses throughout the morning. Trading volume was light and the stock moves were small. In Europe, markets were mixed.

78. Holmes named Firstbank president -

Veteran banker and Lexington native Chris Holmes will become the third president of FirstBank since it was purchased by businessman Jim Ayers in 1984. Doug Cruickshanks, who has served as FirstBank president since 2002, will become vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors.

79. Fewer layoffs, lower inflation give economy a lift -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is off to a fast start in 2012.

The outlook for hiring has brightened as applications for unemployment benefits near a four-year low.

Adding to the optimism, inflation remains low, business travel is up and the home market is showing slight gains after three dismal years.

80. Oil prices fall on fears of slow economic growth -

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices fell Monday on fears that the world economy will weaken and push down demand for crude.

West Texas Intermediate oil, which is used as a benchmark to price oil in much of the U.S., fell 75 cents to finish at $96.92 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price oil produced in many foreign countries, fell 74 cents to end at $106.66 a barrel in London.

81. Tourism dilemma: Irene's gone but summer's not -

SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — If you fix it, they will come.

That's the mantra — and the desperate hope — of tourism-dependent towns along the East Coast as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which hit just eight days before Labor Day.

82. Skanska VP Patterson relocates from Houston -

Skanska HealthRealty, a health care real estate development company, has announced that vice president John Patterson has transferred to the Nashville office from Houston.

As vice president of Skanska HealthRealty, a subsidiary of Skanska USA, Patterson manages the development operations for all the firm’s projects. With more than 13 years of commercial development experience, he brings oversight of design, construction and project management and assists in other aspects of the development process, including acquisition, due diligence, leasing and marketing, and disposition.

83. Regions customers find satisfaction -

Bank customers are apparently more likely to get service with a smile when they step into a Regions Bank branch as opposed to any other large U.S. financial institution.