Fed leaves benchmark rate alone

The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark rate at 2 percent on Wednesday and warned that faster inflation may accompany some strengthening of the economy. More

Emdeon signs one of area's largest office leases in recent years

Under the category of Nashville keeping a headquarters in the county, Emdeon Business Services has leased 164,116 square feet at Donelson Corporate Centre to consolidate its headquarters operations. More

Kroger cuts prices but boosts profits

By cutting prices at a time when everything seems to be on the rise, Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. grocery chain, increased first-quarter profit more than analysts estimated and said on Tuesday that full-year sales will exceed its previous forecast. More

Consumer confidence keeps sliding

Confidence among Americans dropped to the lowest level in 16 years on Tuesday and house prices fell the most on record, raising the risk that consumers will cut back on purchases after spending their tax rebates. More

GM cuts more truck output as sales slump

General Motors Corp. has further reduced its North American truck production plan and added no-interest loans on many 2008 models after a consumer shift to cars contributed to a 16 percent drop in its U.S. sales through May. More

United to cut 950 pilot jobs

UAL Corp.’s United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, will lay off 950 pilots, or about 14 percent of the total, while shrinking its jet fleet to save on fuel, the firm announced on Monday. More

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Rutherford County hopes to fasten white-collar jobs to Gateway park

Almost a decade ago, Murfreesboro government and business leaders hatched a plan to reshape the city’s image into a destination for white-collar jobs. More

Franklin entrepreneur has an eye for business

Jim Tilley started his professional career trained as an electrical engineer marketing technical products for big corporations. More
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