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Nissan offers buyouts to Tennessee plant workers

Citing slumping truck sales, Nissan North America is offering buyouts to employees at its Smyrna and Decherd plants, which employ a combined 6,600 people. The auto manufacturer also is eliminating its truck night shift on Aug. 11. More

Oil jumps after unexpected gasoline-supply decline

Crude oil rose more than $4 a barrel, the biggest gain since July 10, after the U.S. Energy Department reported the first decline in gasoline inventories in five weeks. More

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

Search firm adds health care specialist

Kraft Search Associates has hired Olivier Van Dierdonck, a two-decade veteran of healthcare recruiting, as senior vice president. More

More job cuts for Starbucks

Starbucks Corp., the world's largest chain of coffee shops, will cut another 1,000 jobs and eliminate the chief operating officer position as the company seeks to reverse slumping sales. More

Tennessee, Michigan battling for major Dow Corning subsidiary

When Volkswagen announced two weeks ago that it will build an automobile plant in Chattanooga, one would think that state leaders were popping bottles of champagne. More

Brentwood investor buys Nolensville Road shopping center

A Brentwood investor recently bought the Food Lion-anchored shopping center on Nolensville Pike for $6.5 million. More

Community Health shares fall on earnings miss

Shares of Community Health Systems Inc. fell sharply late Monday — minutes before the hospital operator reported second-quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates. More

HCA heirs could make China Nashville’s new health care frontier

CORRECTED: Forty years ago this summer, a group of Nashville entrepreneurs was plotting to remake American health care, starting with hospitals in Erin and Smithville, Tenn. More

The weekly wrap: NY investment bank to open local office

Healthcare-focused Shattuck Hammond will be the latest addition to the local investment banking scene. The firm is moving into Burton Hills space for its fifth office, which will join outposts New York, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. More

The Chatter Class: A developing situation

CORRECTED: Economic developers spend their days trying to recruit new employers to Nashville so residents will have better job opportunities and the county’s tax base can grow. More

Executive Appointments

BB&T names head of area operations VUMC media department reorganizes More

On Music Row: Alan Jackson’s sales top 50 million

Alan Jackson has crossed the 50-million album sales milestone. Since his 1990 debut, the country superstar has released 16 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. When his latest project, Good Time, came out in March, it was the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at No. 1 on Soundscan’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Top 200 sales charts. More

Creating Places: Bus stops not only obstacle to reinvention of Deaderick

Home to the Metro Transit Authority’s central bus hub, Deaderick Street is downtown Nashville’s most misunderstood stretch of asphalt. More

Downtown office owners position towers for upturn

The owners of Fifth Third Center have launched the final phase of their renovations of the downtown office tower. More

Marketplace: Bank could be Signature-bound

Regions Bank could be the tenant to anchor developer Tony Giarratana’s Signature Tower. More

Bricks & Mortar

Athletic additions at Harding Academy Metro offices overhaul More

New Businesses

Real estate matters: Are you selling? Here's what the buyer wants to see

I spent some time in the past few weeks listening to friends who are thinking about moving across the country and buying a house. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My husband finished dental school three years ago. Recently, he told me he wants to go back to school to become a dental anesthesiologist. More