City’s built fabric unfolds with surprises

A third-rate stand-up comic, recently working a small audience from the Zanies Comedy Night Club stage, asked rhetorically, “What do you get when you mix an Embassy Suites, a Hilton Garden Inn and a Hotel Indigo in Midtown Nashville?” More

Real estate transactions

Dave Says

Dear Dave, Even though we make $70,000 a year, my husband got talked into a department store credit card just to get a discount. He made one purchase of $25, and afterwards he forgot all about the card because he’d never had one before. More

Real Estate Matters: Manage cash flow before you drown in late fees

Q: I currently maintain checking and savings accounts in a national bank. Because of my business, I ran almost $7,000 through the account last month. More

Executive Appointments

McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions More Zycron names Taylor chief financial officer Trio joins Pinnacle team Lyric Street promotes Lamb Avenue Bank names new appointments Bostick promoted at Nashville Symphony Graves new medical director for Baptist perinatal program

Bernanke says inflation fears are a ‘concern’ not a warning

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday said that while rising public expectations for inflation are a “significant concern,” there’s little sign of the pressures that drove price increases above 10 percent in the 1970s. More

Asian automakers outsell Big 3; GM shuts truck plants, halts Hummer production

Asian automakers outsold Detroit’s Big Three in the U.S. for the first time last month as fuel-conscious consumers shunned General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. trucks for Honda Civics and Toyota Corollas. More

U.S. securities firms have ratings cut by S&P

Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. plummeted in New York trading Monday after Standard & Poor’s lowered credit ratings for the investment banks, saying they may have to book more write-downs on devalued assets. More

Bricks & Mortar

East Nashville eats More Nissan dealer Policy work Car wash Rhythm finish

Bohan beefs up

Local advertising agency Bohan has added three senior staffers to its creative department in the past month, growth an agency executive says reflects buzz about Nashville and clients’ sanguine attitudes to the wobbly economy. More
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