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Dave Says

Dear Dave, We’ve leased our last couple of vehicles, and to me it seems like we’re just throwing our money away. At the end of the term we have nothing. What is your take on buying new cars or leasing? What is the best way financially to go about getting a vehicle? — Anna More

Partners take aim with ‘eSpanglish’ magazine

Nashville’s Hispanic population — and, in turn, the purchasing power of that demographic — is growing rapidly. And entrepreneurs are seeking to fill that group’s communication needs while positioning themselves to benefit from ad revenues. More

Dave Ramsey makes national TV debut on FOX

Local talk radio personality Dave Ramsey made his national television debut Monday evening, with the first broadcast of The Dave Ramsey Show on Fox Business Network. More

Judge reverses Spring Hill HCA hospital decision

An initial order that would have granted HCA Corp. permission to build a hospital in Spring Hill was reversed this morning in an administrative court. More

Signs point to success

Tony Hatchell was 27 years old and working as an X-ray technician when he founded August Enterprises Inc., a company he says added $1.2 million last year in new business alone. More

Magic invests in Nashville for current, and possibly future, projects

Call it a slam-dunk for The Gulch. The Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund, a Los Angeles-based joint venture of former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, announced Thursday that the fund is investing as much as $20 million in The Gulch’s Terrazzo building. More

Magic Johnson invests in Terrazzo

A real estate investment fund co-owned by Earvin “Magic” Johnson is investing as much as $20 million in The Gulch’s Terrazzo office, retail and residential facility, officials said today. More

Chamber announces ‘re-branding,’ reorganization at raucous annual meeting

Continuing its fight against a five-year decline in membership numbers, leaders of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce announced at its annual meeting Tuesday the full extent of a $75,000 re-branding and reorganization effort. More

Dell lays off 250 in Nashville

Nashville’s Dell Inc. call center has laid off 250 technical support workers, a company spokesman confirmed Tuesday. More

Dean named Partnership 2010 co-chair

Mayor Karl Dean has been named co-chair of Partnership 2010, the regional economic development initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, officials announced at the Partnership’s annual meeting this morning. More

Union Station Hotel completes $10 million renovations

The $10 million renovation of Nashville’s iconic Union Station Hotel is complete. And according to project heads, the timing is apt. More

Latest AMA leader addresses industry challenges

Before he became executive director of the Americana Music Association last March, Jed Hilly held many positions in the music industry including a stint working with Sony Records in New York City. But it was his last position working in a management and publicity position with Orbison Records that he often references when talking about challenges he now faces heading the AMA. More

Construction begins on Verizon headquarters in Cool Springs

The beginning phase of construction began Thursday on Verizon Wireless’s new regional headquarters. More

Southern Hills sued for religious discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a suit alleging that Southern Hills Medical Center of Nashville unlawfully discriminated against an Islamic employee. More

Brentwood’s Associated Healthcare files for bankruptcy

A Brentwood hospital operator has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing expenses incurred in acquisitions among its primary debts. More

Associated Healthcare files for bankruptcy

Associated Healthcare Systems of Brentwood has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to court documents. The company, at 214 Overlook Court in Brentwood, is led by president and CEO Ron Turner. Debtors include Norton Hospitals Inc. of Kentucky, which recently secured a court order against Associated Healthcare for enforcing a $1.2 million judgment. Nashville-based Norton attorney Andrew Pulliam said Associated Healthcare did not respond. More

Government mortgage program origination jumps

Local lenders say utilization of Federal Housing Agency (FHA) and other government loans is up, dramatically, from levels last year. Industry sources report to The City Paper that local origination of FHA loans is currently as much as two to five times higher than numbers from this time last year. More

West End Summit likely to rise beginning in November

Alex S. Palmer & Company confirmed today it will likely begin foundation work and vertical construction of its $300 million, two-tower West End Summit complex in November. More

The baby business is booming

Middle Tennessee’s population of young adults is climbing. And so is the amount of money being invested in obstetrics care by local hospitals. More

Chamber to unveil new image

A year after the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce named Ralph Schulz its new president, the economic development organization will announce changes to its image and mission statement at a membership meeting Oct. 9 where it says a “new” Chamber will be unveiled. More