More City Business Articles

Bernanke says Fed to boost loans to banks as needed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday that financial markets remain unsettled and the central bank will increase its auctions of cash to banks as needed. More

Wal-Mart forecasts profit that may trail estimates

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and a benchmark for the U.S. economy, posted higher first-quarter profit but yesterday said earnings may trail analysts’ estimates after record gasoline prices buffeted consumers. More

U.S. April budget surplus narrows to $159B

The U.S. budget surplus narrowed in April from a year ago, reflecting increases in spending on defense and programs such as Social Security and Medicare. More

New job seekers’ success may come close to home

On Friday morning, about 1,600 students at Vanderbilt University received their diplomas and either will enter the workforce or go on with their education. More

Chatter: Loose lips can sink relocating company ships

Area economic development professionals probably wish that they could give every new elected official an introductory course on confidentiality with potential corporate relocations. More

GrandVista label exec envisions alternative for local music fans

The GrandVista label isn’t as well known around Music City as some of the bigger companies on Music Row. More

Garth Brooks wins ACM Award, plans performance

The Academy of Country Music will present Garth Brooks with its Crystal Milestone Award during the 43rd Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, May 18. More

Marketplace: CODA exits East Nashville

Developer Lynn Ellsworth, who created the West End condominium market, sold his East Nashville property to another developer who plans to build apartments. More

Suburban urbanism hard to figure out

Developments dubbed “town centers” have become centers of attention while springing up here and across the country. More

Nashville company beats mortgage bust

A Franklin-based mortgage company has flourished in recent years despite the downturn in the industry as a whole. More

Bricks & Mortar

Diesel rehab School work Benefit space Orchid suite Warehouse finishing More

Business from across the state

As Tennessee and Alabama battle it out with Michigan as the three finalists vying to land a new auto manufacturing operation for German-based Volkswagen, state officials in the two Southern states got some new bragging rights to leverage in the fight More

NASHVILLE AT LAW: Headache for hospitals?

Tennessee’s Supreme Court handed down a pair of opinions last Tuesday [May 6] that may or may not cause serious problems for hospitals in the state, depending on whom you ask. More

Magazine by local publisher shares practical tips for environmentally friendly homes

Homeowners looking for practical information about fighting energy vampires, protecting their families from indoor air pollution, saving water, making recycling convenient and generally living a greener life can find it in a new national magazine created by Nashville publisher Kelly Magill. More

Executive Appointments

Centerstone names McClung its director of technology More Regions Financial promotes Oakley FirstBank makes two key Nashville-area additions New manager at Rochford Realty & Construction

Dave Says

Dear Dave, Our 18-year-old doesn’t quite get where we’re headed in getting our finances in order and becoming debt-free. More

Real estate transactions

First things first with 'primary' homes

Q: I have two primary homes but would like to buy another. A friend wants to live in one of my primary homes and pay me rent. More

SEC to make banks reveal capital, liquidity levels

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will require investment banks to disclose their capital and liquidity levels after the agency was criticized for regulatory failings in the wake of the Bear Stearns Cos. collapse. More

Yahoo’s Yang says he’ll listen as investors urge sale

Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang, criticized by some investors for rejecting Microsoft Corp.’s $47.5 billion takeover bid, said he’ll consider selling to the software company or another bidder for the right price. More