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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

New businesses

On Music Row: Wilson's friends cheer her latest achievement

Gretchen Wilson’s record label Columbia Nashville celebrated the star receiving her GED on June 2. The label hosted a high school graduation party at its Nashville offices complete with Southern barbeque, spiked punch and red velvet cake shaped like one of Wilson’s guitars. 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

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 transactions

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

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

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

The Chatter Class: Examining ex-Rays

During the discussion over a Nashville Sounds riverfront ballpark, a point some folks made was to build it so it could be expanded to attract a Major League Baseball team. More

Across the State

In response to a now lengthy delay by Senate Democrats to reappoint two Tennessee Republicans — Memphis Bishop William Graves and Knoxville public relations executive Susan Richardson Williams … More

On Music Row

Television exposure boosts music sales CMA Music Festival offerings make it one of Nashville’s signature events More

Marketplace: City Center sale soon?

The Nashville City Center downtown is in the process of being sold. More

Bricks & Mortar

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

Dell’s first quarter exceeds analysts’ expectations

Dell Inc., the world’s second-largest personal-computer maker, yesterday reported a first-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates as sales overseas outstripped U.S. orders for the first time, sending the shares up 11 percent. More