VOL. 41 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 23, 2017
Top commercial real estate sales, May 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
Time and again during the recent Stanley Cup Final, people asked the rhetorical question: Is this the greatest moment in Nashville sports history?
Nashville attorneys Steve Cobb and Larry Bridgesmith were both presented President’s Awards at the Tennessee Bar Association annual convention.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Acura’s top-selling car, the compact TLX, has been restyled for 2018 and is now even more of a bargain as an entry-level luxury sedan.
I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it actually was five years ago.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
It’s always the little things. A chocolate on the pillow or slippers beneath a turned-down bed. Stickers for a customer’s kids. A lagniappe in the box to make a baker’s dozen: all things to ensure a speedy return of buyer or client.
Many marketing professionals have found themselves at odds with their CEO, be it over competing priorities or different versions of success. The same often holds true for marketing agencies and their clients’ leadership teams.
Interviewing is hard work. If you’re looking for something new, you know that finding a job is a job.
KINGSPORT (AP) — Former Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is plotting a return to the hallways of the state Capitol complex.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday.
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has hired Kurt Gulbrand as senior associate athletic director for development.
MURFREESBORO — The most recent statewide survey of Tennessee consumers by MTSU’s Office of Consumer Research indicates consumers’ outlook on the economy “has waned heading into the summer months.”
OAK RIDGE (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposal to use a Tennessee nuclear reactor design site abandoned in the 1970s to develop new small modular reactors.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Electrolux is investing an additional $20 million in a plant in Tennessee, bringing the total amount the Swedish appliance maker is spending at the facility to $45 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, in a blow to GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the "Dallas piggy bank" is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not "that far off" and signaled last-minute changes are coming to win votes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes. Nonetheless he made some clear promises along the way.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.
BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years.
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average on a day of largely listless trading.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Demand for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell by the most in 18 months, and a key category that tracks business investment also slipped, evidence that manufacturing output is barely growing.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that affected 153 in Tennessee should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."
NASHVILLE (AP) — A university and medical college have created a new program to funnel doctors to rural Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's library system is ditching fines for overdue books, movies and music and forgiving the ones patrons currently owe.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is asking a private prison company to cover out-of-pocket costs for city employees affected by a scabies outbreak at a jail.
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has been elected by his colleagues to serve as chair of the Southern Region of Attorneys General, which stretches from Texas to Virginia.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is headed to Europe next week to try to recruit more foreign investment in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court action this week in a labor case involving Macy's department store workers should persuade Volkswagen to drop its legal challenges to the United Auto Workers' representation of skilled-trades workers at German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, union officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it's written.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are roundly criticizing the Republican plan to scrap the Obama health care law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled immigrants can get a second chance in court when their lawyers advise them to plead guilty to a crime that leads to deportation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that Facebook is larger than any country, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks the social network is ready to shepherd people into online communities that become integral parts of their lives.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying vacation packages that were not what they had expected.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.