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Dear Dave, My life insurance agent recently sold me a universal life policy. When I mentioned your name and asked if term life insurance was better, he laughed and said term insurance is horrible. I’m a little confused right now. What’s the truth here? —Guy More

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

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

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

The Music Biz: Entrepreneur works to put up a unified rap business front

Before Troy Moore formed his current operations Five Star Media and Armored Truck Management, he was an avid rap fan. His favorites included Run-DMC, Whodini, L.L. Cool J — “practically the whole Def Jam Company,” Moore jokes. More

The Chatter Class: Is there middle ground between developers and neighborhoods?

Neighborhood and slow growth advocates have painted real estate developers as evildoers for years. More

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