Executive Appointments

KraftCPAs adds state and local tax specialist CMT’S Comeaux elevated to senior director Four join Loews Vanderbilt Hotel staff Johnson promoted at CB Richard Ellis VUMC’s McMillan to lead Center of Excellence Nashville Area Chamber announces new hires McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions Praxis adds three staff positions More

FedEx slide causes Dow to slip

U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a three-month low, as FedEx Corp’s results and Fifth Third Bancorp’s dividend cut reinforced concern bank losses and record oil will prolong the slump in profits. More

Housing starts lowest in 17 years, prices signal stagflation

The U.S. economy may be suffering from its first bout of stagflation since the start of this decade, reports on housing, prices and manufacturing indicated on Tuesday. More

McClatchy news chain plans to cut 1,400 jobs

McClatchy Co., owner of the Miami Herald and 29 other daily newspapers, will cut about 1,400 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, to save $70 million annually after a record drop in industrywide advertising sales, the company said Monday. More

CoverTN succeeds despite missing goal, officials say

More than a year since offering coverage, Gov. Phil Bredesen’s health insurance program for small businesses is successful, administration officials maintain, despite likely falling about 20 percent short of enrollment targets. More

Creating Places: Delivering a hit among the misses

Legendary musicians Neil Young and Elvis Costello are known for following a brilliant album with one that borders on bafflingly mediocre in quality and thrust. More

On Music Row: Lambert strikes gold

Miranda Lambert found out that her sophomore album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had gone Gold at the recent CMA Music Festival. More

BRICKS & MORTAR

City hotels prepared to spend millions

Nashville’s existing downtown hotels have or are in the process of spending millions of dollars to renovate. More

The Chatter Class: Banking on a Del Biaggio replacement

Just when the Nashville Predators seemed to be skating more smoothly under new ownership the team has entered what seems to be becoming an annual event — upheaval. More
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