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VOL. 41 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 20, 2017

Good communications make good neighbors

Universities, nearby residents learn how to manage rapid growth

As college and university enrollments rise in Nashville, so too does campus construction. In a fast-growing city so attractive to infill developers, it can be hard to distinguish building by Nashville’s half-dozen colleges and universities from general residential and commercial development.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

How should ‘good people’ react to racist ideology?

Southern nationalists planning to lead rallies in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville are banking on Republican ideas and protection to spread their views, a burr under the saddle for state lawmakers in the controlling party.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

House on the market too long? It’s probably the price

As the autumn air finally descends, owners of houses that have accumulated significant days on the market might want to consider reducing the price.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Fall to Table. Locally-sourced, fall-inspired small plates, wine and cocktails from local chefs, with live jazz. A fundraising event celebrating 10 years of community development in South Nashville. Harvest Hands, 155B Old Hermitage Ave., Nashville. 6-9 p.m. $40 per person, $500 per table. Information: http://www.harvesthandscdc.com/falltotable/

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REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for September 2017

Top residential real estate sales, September 2017, for Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports. Due to technical issues, Davidson County sales are unavailable for September.

Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for September 2017

Top residential real estate sales, September 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports. Due to technical issues, Davidson County sales are unavailable for September.

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.88 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. rates slipped this week, reversing two straight weekly increases.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Jones’ blind spot: Even 5-stars need coaching

When he was hired as Tennessee’s football coach in December 2012, Butch Jones used the term “infallible” to describe the system he was bringing to Knoxville.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols not worried about Bama? Just wait until kickoff

Tennessee’s football team will make history Saturday against No. 1-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC), no matter what happens with the game.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Record-breaking Succop one of best-ever pickups for Titans

The art of kicking a football is often taken for granted. It’s a little bit like driving in that good driving is rarely noticed, unless maybe it’s done by NASCAR drivers. Bad driving always brings unwanted attention.

Titans at Browns: What to watch

Rishard Matthews vs. Jason McCourty. The long-time Titans cornerback landed in Cleveland after being a cap cut by the Titans this spring. Matthews has been one of the Titans most consistent receivers this season, and it will be interesting to see how he works against a guy who was his teammate last year and should know him well.

NEWSMAKERS

Pathway Lending president appointed to board

President Donald Trump has appointed Clint Gwin, president of Pathway Lending, to serve as a member of the Community Development Advisory Board, which advises the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institution’s Fund on policies and activities. Gwin will serve a term of four years on the board.

BRIEFS

Five Nashville hotels make Condé Nast list

Hotel Preston (No. 8), Thompson Nashville (No. 9), Hotel Indigo (No. 13), 21C Museum Hotel (No. 15) and Hutton Hotel (No. 19) are among the top 40 hotels in the South, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Midsize match-up: Camry vs. Accord

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have long been household names, but these stalwarts are shaking things up for 2018.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Avoid these excuses when having trouble closing the deal

Sales greats have the ability to adapt based on their audience, are able to embrace rejection as an express pass to their next “yes” and generally have a high degree of emotional intelligence.

MIDSTATE

Developers seek approval for Nashville Superspeedway upgrade

GLADEVILLE (AP) — Developers are seeking approval for adjustments to plans to upgrade the site of the Nashville Superspeedway.

STATEWIDE

Outsourcing bid at UT-Chattanooga university would cost more

NASHVILLE (AP) — A bid to outsource facilities management at Tennessee colleges and universities would cost the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga a quarter-million dollars more than its current expenses in-house.

Alexander criticizes Trump's response on health proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP frustration burst into the open Thursday over President Donald Trump's erratic response to a bipartisan health deal, even as the agreement's authors announced a list of co-sponsors in an attempt to win over the president and Senate GOP leaders.

HEALTH CARE

Health survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Toyota tops Consumer Reports' auto reliability rankings

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology.

REAL ESTATE

US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks end higher; S&P 500, Dow on 6-week winning streak

Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday.

Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B

GENEVA (AP) — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers.

Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade.

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders weighed on Friday the meager progress in Brexit negotiations as they searched for new ways to speed up the highly complex talks some 18 months before Britain is due to leave.

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they're also the years when you'll be a prime target of financial scams.

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

NEW YORK (AP) — The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.

JetBlue to stop selling tickets on a dozen travel websites

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue will stop selling tickets on a dozen discount travel websites in hopes of driving customers to the airline's site and reducing the company's costs.

US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation.

Ryan says GOP working on 4th tax bracket

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the tax plan pushed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders will add a fourth tax bracket for high-income people to the three originally proposed.

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.

Senators criticize White House as cyber adviser is no-show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are criticizing the Trump White House for not allowing its senior cybersecurity adviser to testify before the Armed Services Committee.

Trump UN envoy: Russia's election interference is 'warfare'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations is describing Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare."

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.

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