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May Town Center developers move location of proposed bridge

The developers of May Town Center have proposed a new location for a bridge over the Cumberland River to ease opposition against the development. More

Obama may produce $1 trillion deficit, Gross says

Bill Gross, manager of the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., anticipates Barack Obama will be the next president and that his administration may have no other choice than to produce the first $1 trillion U.S. budget deficit. More

MARKETPLACE: Unfinished Franklin office building fetches big price

CHD Meridian Healthcare hasn’t yet moved into its new Franklin headquarters but the building has been sold. More

BRICKS & MORTAR

Loveless Hannah Fellowship building Breen offices Vandy’s Army/Navy Downtown Kettle More

Bland design not a worry for convention center

Cutting-edge architecture and Nashville. Historically, the two have been as synonymous as Appalachian folk music and Beijing. More

New Businesses

First Tennessee to keep adding branches here despite credit crunch

First Tennessee Bank plans to open as many as eight new branches in the next 18 months despite the nasty credit crunch tormenting regional banks. More

ON MUSIC ROW: Nashville economy rockin’ with ‘Hannah Montana’ film

The Hannah Montana feature currently being shot in Middle Tennessee is more than a feather in Nashville’s entertainment cap: It is also providing employment to hundreds of local people. More

Healthways’ condition takes a downturn

Over the past couple of years, Healthways has grown by leaps and bounds, winning contract after contract for disease management services and expanding with an acquisition. More

THE MUSIC BIZ: Beauty consultant is blazing a trail through music world

Native Nashvillian and entrepreneur Nyke has always been a huge music fan. One of the current shots on her Web site Xclusiveskin.com features her with a makeup brush in front of several seven-inch vinyl singles. More

The Chatter Class: Does property type play a role in eminent domain?

Eminent domain is moving to the forefront of chattering as the government moves to condemn Joy Ford’s property next to Music Row. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My life insurance agent recently sold me a universal life policy. When I mentioned your name and asked if term life insurance was better, he laughed and said term insurance is horrible. I’m a little confused right now. What’s the truth here? —Guy More

Four ways to make your home stand out in a glutted market

It’s a rough time to be a home seller. Unfortunately, there are more people trying to sell their homes than folks who want to buy them. That means there’s a lot of “excess inventory” (unsold houses, if you’re looking to get around the jargon) that has to be sold before the current housing market turns around. More

Real estate transactions

Executive Appointments

Civic Bank & Trust names Parks assistant vice president More Wells Fargo makes additions to commercial banking office Clayton elected president of state’s justice association Gish, Sherwood welcomes new friends Fowler appointed to Metro Arts Commission

Emdeon signs one of area's largest office leases in recent years

Under the category of Nashville keeping a headquarters in the county, Emdeon Business Services has leased 164,116 square feet at Donelson Corporate Centre to consolidate its headquarters operations. More

Fed leaves benchmark rate alone

The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark rate at 2 percent on Wednesday and warned that faster inflation may accompany some strengthening of the economy. More

Consumer confidence keeps sliding

Confidence among Americans dropped to the lowest level in 16 years on Tuesday and house prices fell the most on record, raising the risk that consumers will cut back on purchases after spending their tax rebates. More

Kroger cuts prices but boosts profits

By cutting prices at a time when everything seems to be on the rise, Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. grocery chain, increased first-quarter profit more than analysts estimated and said on Tuesday that full-year sales will exceed its previous forecast. More

GM cuts more truck output as sales slump

General Motors Corp. has further reduced its North American truck production plan and added no-interest loans on many 2008 models after a consumer shift to cars contributed to a 16 percent drop in its U.S. sales through May. More