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More ‘sold’ signs dot Music Row properties

More Music Row property has been sold in what now seems to be a regular churn. More

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

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

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

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

Real estate transactions

Real Estate Matters: House for sale: Cemetery in backyard a plus?

While I was hosting a local radio show in Atlanta recently, a call came in about a buying a house that was in foreclosure. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My husband recently had his commissions cut in half at work. This has reduced our annual income from $100,000 to $50,000. More

Executive Appointments

Pinnacle adds two local mortgage advisors More Advent announces design, accounting appointments Commercial Industrial Construction makes two additions Centerstone names regional director of human resources Crawford new addition at Batten & Shaw Henley elected CFMA vice chairman

Former Fannie Mae chairman quits Obama’s VP search team

Former Fannie Mae Chairman James Johnson said Wednesday he has quit Sen. Barack Obama’s vice presidential search committee after published reports suggested he may have received preferential mortgage terms from Countrywide Financial Corp. More

OPEC wants oil price ‘solution’ at Saudi meeting

OPEC wants a “solution” to end record oil prices and an examination of the role of speculators when governments of consuming and producing countries meet later this month in Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s secretary general said Wednesday. More

Stockholders offer half of Ford to billionaire Kerkorian

Ford Motor Co. stockholders on Tuesday offered to sell half of the company to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian on growing concern Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally will fail to restore profit as oil surges and the U.S. economy slows. More

Apple unveils faster iPhone to lure business buyers

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs on Monday delivered the first major makeover of the iPhone, unveiling a faster, cheaper handset that may help him convince business users to switch over from the BlackBerry. More

Marketplace: Losing a real 'titan'

Last week, Nashville lost a real estate titan when Bob Mathews passed away. More

Nashville at law: Law partners land in court amid acrimonious breakup

Breaking up can be hard to do — not just in love, but also in business. More

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

Gas guzzlers fuel dip in luxury car sales

When overall cars sales last month dipped nationally the ‘gas guzzlers’ were leading the way down. More

Fear of going into ‘the red’ keeps state developers from going ‘green’

‘Green building’ has become quite the rage in construction over the several years — but you wouldn’t know it around here. More