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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

Oil jumps above $120 a barrel

Crude oil rose above $120 a barrel to a record in New York on Monday after a report showed that U.S. service industries expanded in April, signaling higher energy use. More

Pack a picnic to remember for the Iroquois Steeplechase

Everyone loves a picnic. But if you’re headed to the 67th Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase on May 10, not just any picnic will do. More

Chatter Class: Minority-owned not easy to define

Since Mayor Karl Dean was elected, the issue of minority, women-owned and small businesses landing their share of government contracts has been center stage. More

SunTrust on losing end of senior bankers’ migration patterns

Middle Tennessee’s fluid banking scene regularly features a good number of migrating bankers eager to settle some place new. More

Marketplace: PGM steps up to Murray site

PGM Properties is making a go of building a massive mixed-use project at the corner Maryland Way and Franklin Pike in Brentwood. More

Developers cashing in on office condo trend

Developer and real estate investor Bill Hostettler has built condominiums and bought apartments as well as shopping centers. More

Brentwood company sets pace for Internet music presentation

When he began the American Music Channel eight years ago, CEO Hal Willis felt that there was an audience on the Internet that wanted to see videos on a regular basis, similar to the sentiments that helped launch the original incarnation of MTV. More

Country stars shine in magazine’s ‘Beautiful’ list

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood found spots on People magazine’s just-released Beautiful People list. More

Creating Places: Old, new mesh in Broadway Hotel

It’s not easy to meld the old with the new. With architecture, the task is doubly difficult. More

State liquor law fight will surely go a few rounds

The grocers may have lost their bid to change state law to allow wine sales in grocery stores, but the fight won’t end. More

Executive Appointments

Townsel tapped as CHART executive director Jones joins Sarah Cannon Research Institute Martin named CEO of Express Courier Aegis Sciences adds Shelby American Water Heaters appoints brand manager More

Dave Says

We have 90 credit cards in a safe deposit box, and they all have zero balances. I know you say we don’t need credit, but I’d really like for us to keep our credit rating intact. More

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Real estate matters

A new study suggests that one of the reasons many subprime loans have failed is because of very weak underwriting. More

Feds may take breather after seven rate cuts

Federal Reserve officials are betting that seven interest-rate cuts and emergency loans to banks may be just about enough to pull the economy through the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. More

Airport Authority announces Board changes

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Wednesday announced the appointment and confirmation of Juli Mosley as vice chair and Dr. A. Dexter Samuels as secretary of its Board of Commissioners. More

Patience wearing thin over Bells Bend plans

Residents of Bells Bend wasted little time expressing frustration and anger at a neighborhood meeting last night over a community plan process that integrates a 500-acre corporate office, retail and residential development into their otherwise sparse, rural landscape. More

Urban Outfitters opening in The Gulch

The Gulch has landed its first national retailer, an apparel and furnishings store that targets the trendy crowd. But it means the concert venue City Hall goes away. More

Consumer confidence has biggest drop since 2001

Confidence among Americans fell to a five-year low this month after home prices dropped by the most since at least 2001, signaling a deepening threat to consumer spending. More