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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

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My sister and her husband are wonderful people, but they don’t know how to handle money and are in debt up to their eyeballs. On top of this, they just found out they’ll have to pay $30,000 in taxes this year. More

Top 10 real estate transactions

Real estate matters: Can you get a zero-down mortgage loan?

Nothing down. To a first-time buyer who doesn’t have a lot (or any) cash for a down payment, mortgage loans that allowed you to skate by without having any skin in the game were a fast ticket to homeownership over the past decade. More

Executive Appointments

Palmer & Company promotes Hawkins More ‘Out & About’ names Leslie managing editor Axis Accounting Systems names Lemon president Aegis Sciences adds three to forensics lab Gresham, Smith and Partners announces new owners WireMasters promotes Love to operations specialist Symbion appoints and promotes staff

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

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

Bricks and Mortar

Marketplace: Another ‘for sale’ sign on the Row

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

Nashville restaurants feeling impact of sluggish economy

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

New businesses

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

Toby will take in highest country music payday

So, just which country stars rake in the cash? 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

Business from across the state

In a ruling that impacted Tennessee and 41 other states, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that cities and states can continue offering special tax breaks on municipal bonds, a practice aimed at lowering financing costs associated with public projects. 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

Chatter: Dean makes his mark by ruling as ‘middle man’

When Mayor Karl Dean was running for office, a legion of real estate developers considered him a pariah. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, I was wondering if you think we can afford to buy a lake house. The house we’re looking at costs $1 million. I bring home about $15,000 a month, and we have no debt. More

Executive Appointments

Cumberland Heights adds Pevsner & Triplett More Advent adds Simpson, new content champion Praxis hires Layfield as marketing director Entertainment marketing firm echo expands staff McNeely Pigott & Fox adds staff associates Pitts new VP of sales at Lightning Source