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Retailers' November holiday sales are mixed

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. reported November sales that topped analysts’ estimates, while Target Corp. and J.C. Penney Co. trailed forecasts in what may be the slowest holiday shopping season in five years. More

Next Sports Authority agenda has no Preds item

The Metro Sports Authority will meet next Tuesday, but will do so without taking up an agreement between the Mayor’s Office and the prospective Predators buyers over changes to the team’s lease of the Sommet Center. More

Preds deal tapping convention center revenue stream?

Metro Council’s first informational meeting on the Nashville Predators last Thursday night raised a few eyebrows among supporters of a new downtown convention center. More

Preds deal moves toward close

It’s not surprising that the local group didn’t close the purchase of the Nashville Predators yesterday or Friday as it had hoped. More

East Nashville grooves to a new beat

As a longtime collector and avid music fan, Louis Charette envisioned a career as a producer, arranger or songwriter. He came to Nashville from Kentucky about seven years ago, and following his graduation from Belmont’s music business program, briefly operated a small studio with another friend where they produced demos and collaborated on writing songs for aspiring performers. More

Council gets first look at Preds deal

At an informal gathering of the Metro Council on Thursday night, Council members learned that they may indeed amend parts of a deal between a group of local investors buying the Nashville Predators and the city concerning changes that the group wanted made to the team’s lease with the Sommet Center before they purchase the team. More

Nashvillians trade Florida for the mountains

For the Jenkins family, the vacation home is in their blood and will be for a long time. More

Buyers might seal Preds deal this week

Ownership of the Nashville Predators could change as early as this Friday. More

Dave Says

My older sister has run up some pretty large debts, and there’s one creditor in particular that’s giving her a bad time. More

Apartments to rise in midtown

Bristol Development’s first rental residential project won’t be in The Gulch but in Midtown. More

Commercial real estate study shows industry has massive economic upside

Not surprisingly, a study on commercial real estate’s economic impact in Middle Tennessee has shown that the industry indeed has a major impact on the economy. More

Bible College buys land, despite delay in selling original campus

After a year-long search process, Free Will Baptist Bible College has selected a 66-acre site in Gallatin for its new campus, school officials announced today. More

Dave Says

My wife and I are both 30, and we’re afraid we may have to file bankruptcy. We make $70,000 a year, have a credit card debt of $23,000, a home with a $143,000 balance, $10,000 in student loans and $5,000 in medical expenses. We’ve cut up the cards, but things look pretty bad and we’re thinking about selling the house. Are we bankrupt, Dave? More

FedEx may be coming to Nashville

Memphis-based Federal Express could be landing in Nashville with a substantial investment. More

Roasting Eddie

Former Nashville Banner editor Eddie Jones was roasted at an honorary luncheon by a lengthy roster of former competitors, employees and colleagues from the halls of the city’s journalism, business and government communities. More

No ending in sight for Preds deal

The roller coaster ride continues for the Nashville Predators ownership saga, and when the ride ends is anyone’s guess. More

Berry Hill in limbo as VUMC moves in

Where Vanderbilt goes, will others surely follow? In this case, Berry Hill — perhaps the most quirky and beloved of Davidson County’s satellite cities — is bracing for what could be new buildings, new businesses and new ways to help pedestrians and motorists move from Point A to B to Z. More

China businesses remain warm to Tennessee

Chinese companies will eventually start coming to places like Tennessee regardless of whatever economic incentives the state puts on the table. More

‘Concrete Magazine’ offers scoop on Nashville hip-hop

Growing up in Nashville Bryan Deese was a huge fan of urban and hip-hop music, even delving into it as both a onetime break-dancer and graffiti artist. More

Dave Says

A friend of mine recently got married to a guy after dating him for more than a year. Less than a month after the wedding she found out he had lied about having no debt. He has more than $100,000 in debt that he had filed bankruptcy without telling her. How is this going to affect her and them? — Janice More