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United to cut 950 pilot jobs

UAL Corp.’s United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, will lay off 950 pilots, or about 14 percent of the total, while shrinking its jet fleet to save on fuel, the firm announced on Monday. More

Nashville at Law: A weekly roundup of civil litigation

The big cases that plaintiff’s lawyer Mark Chalos is pursuing are right now all about switches and ashes. More

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State business roundup

Rutherford County hopes to fasten white-collar jobs to Gateway park

Almost a decade ago, Murfreesboro government and business leaders hatched a plan to reshape the city’s image into a destination for white-collar jobs. More

Marketplace: Brentwood firm wants Bellevue Publix center

Brentwood-based PGM Properties hopes to close later this week on the purchase of Harpeth Village, the new Publix-anchored shopping center in Bellevue. More

New businesses

Creating Places: No need to announce project unless it’s a go

They say that Atlanta is the South’s most overbuilt market and Nashville is the most over-announced. More

Franklin entrepreneur has an eye for business

Jim Tilley started his professional career trained as an electrical engineer marketing technical products for big corporations. More

The Music Biz: Entrepreneur works to put up a unified rap business front

Before Troy Moore formed his current operations Five Star Media and Armored Truck Management, he was an avid rap fan. His favorites included Run-DMC, Whodini, L.L. Cool J — “practically the whole Def Jam Company,” Moore jokes. More

Keith film set for August; Hall terrace honors Aubrey, Crump

Roadside Attractions has acquired worldwide rights to Beer For My Horses from Show Dog Productions. More

The Chatter Class: Is there middle ground between developers and neighborhoods?

Neighborhood and slow growth advocates have painted real estate developers as evildoers for years. More

Executive Appointments

KraftCPAs adds state and local tax specialist CMT’S Comeaux elevated to senior director Four join Loews Vanderbilt Hotel staff Johnson promoted at CB Richard Ellis VUMC’s McMillan to lead Center of Excellence Nashville Area Chamber announces new hires McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions Praxis adds three staff positions More

Real Estate Transactions

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Selling your home to a family member? Ask a lawyer first

I want to let my son purchase my home, but I would like to structure the sale where the loan is interest free or at a really low interest rate. Could you suggest how to structure the deal? More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, What do you think about “piggybacking” on a person’s credit card so that their credit score can go up? — Tony More

FedEx slide causes Dow to slip

U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a three-month low, as FedEx Corp’s results and Fifth Third Bancorp’s dividend cut reinforced concern bank losses and record oil will prolong the slump in profits. More

Housing starts lowest in 17 years, prices signal stagflation

The U.S. economy may be suffering from its first bout of stagflation since the start of this decade, reports on housing, prices and manufacturing indicated on Tuesday. More

McClatchy news chain plans to cut 1,400 jobs

McClatchy Co., owner of the Miami Herald and 29 other daily newspapers, will cut about 1,400 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, to save $70 million annually after a record drop in industrywide advertising sales, the company said Monday. More

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