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Former Juris exec joins PureSafety

Marshall Martin, the former COO at legal software firm Juris, has joined PureSafety as executive vice president of operations. More

Sports Council pushing hotel tax hike

The Nashville Sports Council in a Tuesday e-mail encouraged its members and volunteers to support a 50-cent increase in the hotel motel tax. More

Developer Vastland adds commercial exec

Vastland Cos., the property developer that has made its name focusing on residentlal and retail projects, has hired Ken Renner to oversee its commercial leasing efforts. More

Oil falls to 13-week low on signs storm to miss Gulf facilities

Crude oil fell to a 13-week low amid speculation that Tropical Storm Edouard will miss most offshore oil facilities as it approaches the coast of Texas. More

Creating Places: Deaderick due for surgical improvement

Few surgical procedures will prove to be more difficult. More

Bricks & Mortar: Lowe's for North Nashville

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has begun building a 150,000-square-foot retail store in North Nashville. More

New owner moving forward with former Ford glass plant

When a start-up backed by a billionaire offered to buy Ford’s Nashville glass plant in 2007, local union members eagerly approved a contract that halved their salaries at every pay echelon and raised the cost of their insurance plans by 20 percent. More

Marketplace: Injury lawyers buy high-rise near Capitol

Personal injury law firm Hughes & Coleman has bought 446 James Robertson Parkway for a bit more than $3 million. More

On music row: Sugarland sales sweet

SoundScan scanners might see the sales chart’s July 27 numbers and almost be fooled into believing they were looking at charts from a few years ago — which is to say that things looked pretty good. Sugarland and Miley Cyrus debuted with 371,000 and 314,000 units respectively. More

Nashville At Law: Investors sue over mutual fund meltdown

A prominent local restaurant entrepreneur and a well-known Nashville construction company are among those suing brokerage house Morgan Keegan & Co. over huge investment losses they have reportedly suffered. More

The Chatter Class: Nashville’s hotel tax is about to jump

On Thursday, Nashville’s hotel rooms take another step toward becoming more expensive each night. More

GooGoo manufacturer on the move with airport-area project

A warehouse in the Nashville airport area is trading in plastic injection molding for GooGoo Clusters. More

Banking on bad times

Trite as it may sound, the maxim that Nashville’s diversified economy takes the edge off national economic problems still holds true — and it is shielding many local banks from the smelliest of the subprime sludge and other credit problems. There is still a bitter pill to swallow. More

Passport recapitalization tops $200M

Two large private equity firms are the new majority owners of Franklin-based Passport Health Communications after a recent recapitalization worth $232 million. More

Tennessee Commerce replaces fired CFO

Franklin-based Tennessee Commerce Bancorp has hired Frank Perez away from his position as vice president and chief financial officer at Cumberland Bank & Trust in Clarksville. More

Executive Appointments

Centerre expands development team More Zycron promotes Briggs Record label manager hires two Margotta joins New Day Bell hires vice president of commercial building Dill joins Tennessee Agents Alliance Group New GM, sales exec at TPAC

Dave Says

Dear Dave, Recently, I had an accident at work and lost a couple of fingers. I was given a one-time settlement of $500,000. I’ve gotten another job since then, my wife and I are both in our thirties and we’ve got our eye on a house that appraised for $50,000. More

Real Estate Matters: Lesson No. 1 for new renters: Insurance is key

The number of foreclosures has doubled since last year. That means a lot of former homeowners are now looking for a new place to hang their hats. More

Real estate transactions

Healthcare Realty buys in Texas; Gaylord gives back

Healthcare Realty late last week acquired two office buildings and a parking garage in Dallas for $59.2 million, expanding its Lone Star portfolio by almost 300,000 square feet and 1,000 parking spaces. More