On Music Row: Alan Jackson’s sales top 50 million

Alan Jackson has crossed the 50-million album sales milestone. Since his 1990 debut, the country superstar has released 16 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. When his latest project, Good Time, came out in March, it was the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at No. 1 on Soundscan’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Top 200 sales charts. More

The Chatter Class: A developing situation

CORRECTED: Economic developers spend their days trying to recruit new employers to Nashville so residents will have better job opportunities and the county’s tax base can grow. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My husband finished dental school three years ago. Recently, he told me he wants to go back to school to become a dental anesthesiologist. More

Real estate matters: Are you selling? Here's what the buyer wants to see

I spent some time in the past few weeks listening to friends who are thinking about moving across the country and buying a house. More

Executive Appointments

Gish promotes two More Corps of Engineers promotes project manager Winfree & Brandon join Pinnacle Lovell announces appointments change:healthcare hires director of marketing Village Real Estate hires Schimmels McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions Wolff joins Cybera in sales role

Real estate transactions

Fed: All district banks report ‘price pressures’

The Federal Reserve said all 12 of its regional bank districts reported “elevated or increasing” price pressures during June and July amid slower economic growth. More

Otter’s inks first franchise deal

Otter’s Chicken Tenders will open a franchise restaurant in Murfreesboro this December. More

Oil falls to six-week low as storm may miss fields, dollar rises

Crude oil fell more than $3 a barrel, dropping to a six-week low, on forecasts a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico will miss oil installations and the dollar rebounded against the euro, reducing the appeal of commodities. More

Area bank, restaurant stocks pop as market sentiment improves

The suffering shareholders of two prominent locally based restaurant companies got a respite yesterday as investors bet that falling oil prices will bring relief to consumers. More
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