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'Tennessean' employees accept severance packages

Twenty-four employees of The Tennessean accepted “voluntary severance packages” Wednesday, Tennessean publisher Ellen Leifeld confirmed Thursday. More

Plumgood to triple grocery selection

Lawsuits targeting credit card receipt violations

A wave of class action lawsuits against businesses printing more than five digits of consumer credit cards on receipts is starting to affect Nashville businesses. More

Belmont group wants to keep Subway from tunneling into area

A potential franchisee is allegedly attempting to open a Subway restaurant in Nashville’s Belmont neighborhood, near the corner of Portland and Belmont, creating a stir among nearby residents and business owners. More

NAMM convention comes back to Music City after 3-year hiatus

Nashville’s perceived “commitment” to building a new downtown convention center played a part in the recent decision of trade organization NAMM to bring a large convention back to Nashville after three years in other cities, according to a company representative. More

LifeWay Christian sues Franklin chiropractor

A small chiropractic office in Franklin is being sued by LifeWay Christian Resources, of the Southern Baptist Convention, for trademark infringement. More

Home sales in Nashville drop

The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors said Thursday there were 3,349 home closings reported for the month of July. This represents a 15.7 percent decrease from the 3,976 closings reported for the same period last year. More

'Future 50' award honors fast-growing local firms

Nashville-based NovaCopy has grown more than 350 percent since 2002, and racked up honors including being named Dealer of the Year by the Business Technology Association. More

AmSouth-Regions merger will shutter 18 area branches

Middle Tennessee will, in October, have concrete evidence of the AmSouth-Regions Bank mergers, as 18 local branches are earmarked for closure. More

City to start public discussion on 12South plans

The fast-growing 12South neighborhood, which has seen a near doubling of property values in the last decade, will in August be the subject of a series of detailed neighborhood planning meetings, the Metropolitan Planning Commission has announced. More

Smyrna Airport eyeing NIA's commercial air traffic

For John Black, executive director of the Smyrna/Rutherford Co. Airport Authority, the phone call back in 2002 was memorable, to say the least. A representative of Southwest Airlines was on the phone. The airline was floating a trial balloon to see if they could start commercial traffic at the Smyrna airport. More

HCA profits plunge

The cost of buying the nation’s largest hospital chain can evidently put a dent in profits. Nashville-based HCA Inc., the largest U.S. hospital chain, said Thursday that second-quarter earnings fell 61 percent because of costs to finance its $33 billion leveraged buyout. More

Executive appointments

LP appoints vice president More Nashville Symphony announces external affairs department Sterchi promoted to vice president Comdata announces vice president of legalization Three join McNeely Pigott & Fox

<i>STYLE 615</i> mag hopes to show Nashville’s fashion

A Charlotte, N.C., company plans to launch a new magazine in Nashville next week. Style Publications Inc., which publishes the recently launched Chattanooga Style magazine, will soon mail out more than 15,000 copies of the quarterly, 88-page STYLE 615 to high-income homes throughout the Middle Tennessee area. More

Tower Investments, Barry Real Estate partner on mixed-use proposal for former Thermal Plant site

Foreclosures pickup nationwide, statewide

Call it one more sign that Nashville’s red-hot housing market could be slowing down. Or filling a demand, depending on how one sees it. More

Longtime country vocalist Freddy Weller plans return to recording, performing scene

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Freddy Weller has always loved country music and preferred recording it to songs in any other genre. While he’s consistently made fine country singles and discs, he may be better known to rock and pop fans for his nearly six-year stint with Paul Revere and the Raiders. More

Chamber cuts Board size, restructures committees

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has cut the size of its board of directors almost in half, from 69 to 34, and has re-crafted its committee structure in an effort to give lay Chamber members more leadership opportunities in Chamber policymaking. More

City finds silver lining

Sales of existing homes in the U.S. fell more than forecast last month, a sign that residential real estate remains mired in its worst recession in 16 years. Sales last month were down 11.4 percent from a year earlier, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday in Washington. More

Cigar industry say proposed tax would torch business

Local cigar shops are saying a U.S. Senate proposal that would skyrocket the cost of retail cigars would put them out of business. And one member of Tennessee’s Senate delegation is lining up behind them. More