Countrywide’s president to leave after BofA takeover

Countrywide Financial Corp. President David Sambol, who became a target for critics of the mortgage company's loan practices and executive pay, will leave after Bank of America Corp.’s takeover instead of running the combined home lending operations as originally planned. More

Consumer confidence falls as home values decline

Confidence among American consumers fell in May to the lowest level since 1992 as the two-year housing slump showed no sign of bottoming. More

Nashville restaurants feeling impact of sluggish economy

The national restaurant industry has been taking it on the chin. More

Bricks and Mortar

Nashville rapper generates national buzz through grassroots mixtapes

The first name most people think about whenever the conversation turns to rap and hip-hop in Nashville is Young Buck. More

Feds seek $14.4M from small-business lender

The U.S. Small Business Administration has secured a $14.4 million judgment against a Nashville firm once nationally hailed for its support of women entrepreneurs. More

Planned look of 12th & Paris branching out from Cypress

OK, a quick question for all of you reading this column. Where is the Cypress Building located? More

To push development, cities turn to eminent domain as a last resort

The words eminent domain can stir the passions of many over property rights, even if the owners aren’t directly affected by eminent domain. More

New businesses

Marketplace: Another ‘for sale’ sign on the Row

Universal Music Group’s former Music Row office building has been put up for sale. More
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