VOL. 38 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 4, 2014
The cold, thick, handmade milkshake sold at the Reeves-Sain drugstore soda fountain comes in a stainless steel canister, too big for the serving glass.
The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness has launched an online workplace wellness kit, Small Starts @ Work, through its Healthier Tennessee initiative to help Tennessee employers implement wellness programs.
A law limiting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine is among those that took effect July 1, as are statutes that require more disclosure from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and allow use of the electric chair to execute death row inmates when drugs used for lethal injection executions are not available.
IN THE WEEDS
A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal took readers on a whirlwind weekend tour of Nashville visiting favorites, from The Pancake Pantry to Mas Tacos.
Councilman Jason Holleman has proposed legislation that would place a large portion of Sylvan Park under a conservation overlay. This proposal has drawn the ire of some residents and, not surprisingly, a number of developers and Realtors.
Urgent Team, an independent operators of urgent care centers in the Southeast, has named Michael Mauldin as the new chief financial officer.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Tonight’s dessert is courtesy of your childhood.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.
There’s a lot to be said for grace. Although many interpretations of the word exist, my favorite is Merriam-Webster’s.
Let’s start this column with holiday quiz:
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
This past week hubby and I escaped for a few days to our favorite destination spot, Los Cabo, Mexico.
THURSDAY, JULY 10
LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website.
NASHVILLE — Visitors to the website of the Tennessee State Library and Archives can now access family Bible records.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee State University says it is receiving a certification from the National Weather Service signifying that the university is well prepared to protect its people and property from severe weather.
NASHVILLE — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world's most important oil-producing region.
WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
(AP) - Gold prices climbed Wednesday amid expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at record lows.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-term interest rate. They were in broad agreement, however, that they will likely announce an end to their monthly bond buying program in October.
DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.
NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
MIAMI (AP) — Health care companies say they're losing millions of dollars that are tied up in appeals because of increasing numbers of Medicare audits. But the rise in the often duplicative audits has failed to reduce Medicare fraud, according to a report released Wednesday.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee health officials said Wednesday they disagree with a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide certain services as required by the federal health care law.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A new Tennessee law targeting the practice of financing the costs of lawsuits is leading an Illinois company to leave the state.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The State Collaborative on Reforming Education is launching a program that will provide Tennessee teachers an opportunity to have a greater impact on key state-level education policy issues.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say preliminary figures show a decline in traffic fatalities during this year's Fourth of July holiday period.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in May compared to the prior month.
DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.
The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in September.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to "please calm down" after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland.
DUBLIN (AP) — Like an ill-fated romance in a country song, Garth Brooks and Dublin just weren't meant to be.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nine finalists for Tennessee Teacher of the Year have been announced by the Department of Education.
MONDAY, JULY 7
NEW YORK (AP) — After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.
(AP) - The price of oil slipped below $104 a barrel Monday as expectations that Libya will soon boost its exports of crude offset strong U.S. job growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Agribusiness giant ADM will pay about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.
MEMPHIS — The Tennessee Valley Authority began seeking public comments Wednesday on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey on Monday celebrated the opening of a new cooperage in Alabama to supply its distillery with the American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred to give the spirit its distinctive flavor and color.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Items from Fort Campbell, the Tennessee State Museum and the commanding officer of a 101st Airborne Division unit celebrated for its role in World War II are on display in Nashville.
MEMPHIS (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority began seeking public comments Wednesday on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee that's investigating the General Motors ignition switch recalls says it will hold a second hearing on July 17.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is accusing Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix some Jeep SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, the index's first big 1,000-point milestone this year, following news that hiring in the U.S. accelerated last month.
The price of oil slipped Thursday as the risk of supply disruptions in Iraq faded and key export terminals in Libya were expected to reopen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates are near historically low levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. Imports dipped slightly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A man has claimed what officials call the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of corn fell to its lowest in almost four years on Monday as favorable weather conditions for the crop persist in the Midwest.