VOL. 42 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 23, 2018
Labor shortage drives wages higher, delays completion of key projects
Wondering why the contractor you hired to work on your house never showed up or why your car keeps hitting potholes on Interstate 440 and other roads across Nashville?
In his previous job, Caleb Murphy was a member of a U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal unit – “the bomb squad,” he explains more bluntly – in Afghanistan.
The dream seems straightforward enough. Couples work on careers, find a place to call home and have children.
It would take Kara and Brandon Edwards three years of emotional, financial and physical struggle to achieve pregnancy.
Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to shake up the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is getting blitzed by legislators, some contending it’s linked to the hiring of the Tennessee Vols football coach.
Legislation sending revenue from Sunday wine sales to prekindergarten expansion faces a battle on several fronts when it reaches a committee in early March.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
That burning smell emanating from the General Assembly isn’t coming from the flame of bipartisanship. More likely it’s the result of scorched-earth politics.
The last Democrat to win statewide elected office in Tennessee eight years ago acknowledges times have changed.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
In March of 1836, the Battle of the Alamo occurred in San Antonio, Texas.
Top commercial real estate sales, January 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, upping the costs of borrowing to purchase a home just as more of the millennial generation is entering the real estate market.
As impressive a performance as the Predators have put on through three quarters of the regular season, they’ve looked in recent weeks like a team in need of a boost.
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has appointed Kevin H. Douglas to serve as chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group.
HealthStream, a Nashville-based platform in healthcare for workforce development, has announced a seven-year deal with Press Ganey Associates.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
It’s true that cars with a manual transmission are a dying breed. In fact, manual-equipped vehicles make up less than 3 percent of current U.S. car sales, Edmunds research finds.
College is expensive; private college is even more so. My undergraduate school is now charging approximately $50,000 per year, just for tuition.
A routine misstep in marketing campaigns is to neglect your customers and what they need, want and value.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Senate leader and 18 other Republican state senators have endorsed U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate bid.
FRANKLIN (AP) — A schools superintendent in Tennessee has been charged with assault in connection with an encounter with a high school student.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.
DETROIT (AP) — A veteran executive who has led Ford's Lincoln luxury brand will now head American operations, replacing an executive who was ousted this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior.
U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Industrials and technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies also notched solid gains as crude oil prices recovered from an early slide. Bond yields declined after spiking to four-year highs a day earlier amid rekindled fears of higher inflation and interest rates.
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway is shaking up its loyalty rewards program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren't sure they can.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.