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CoverTN succeeds despite missing goal, officials say

More than a year since offering coverage, Gov. Phil Bredesen’s health insurance program for small businesses is successful, administration officials maintain, despite likely falling about 20 percent short of enrollment targets. More

City hotels prepared to spend millions

Nashville’s existing downtown hotels have or are in the process of spending millions of dollars to renovate. More

More ‘sold’ signs dot Music Row properties

More Music Row property has been sold in what now seems to be a regular churn. More

Creating Places: Delivering a hit among the misses

Legendary musicians Neil Young and Elvis Costello are known for following a brilliant album with one that borders on bafflingly mediocre in quality and thrust. More

BRICKS & MORTAR

Nashville at Law: A weekly roundup of civil litigation

On Music Row: Lambert strikes gold

Miranda Lambert found out that her sophomore album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had gone Gold at the recent CMA Music Festival. More

Executive Appointments

Pinnacle adds two local mortgage advisors More Advent announces design, accounting appointments Commercial Industrial Construction makes two additions Centerstone names regional director of human resources Crawford new addition at Batten & Shaw Henley elected CFMA vice chairman

Real estate transactions

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My husband recently had his commissions cut in half at work. This has reduced our annual income from $100,000 to $50,000. More

Real Estate Matters: House for sale: Cemetery in backyard a plus?

While I was hosting a local radio show in Atlanta recently, a call came in about a buying a house that was in foreclosure. More

OPEC wants oil price ‘solution’ at Saudi meeting

OPEC wants a “solution” to end record oil prices and an examination of the role of speculators when governments of consuming and producing countries meet later this month in Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s secretary general said Wednesday. More

Former Fannie Mae chairman quits Obama’s VP search team

Former Fannie Mae Chairman James Johnson said Wednesday he has quit Sen. Barack Obama’s vice presidential search committee after published reports suggested he may have received preferential mortgage terms from Countrywide Financial Corp. More

Stockholders offer half of Ford to billionaire Kerkorian

Ford Motor Co. stockholders on Tuesday offered to sell half of the company to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian on growing concern Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally will fail to restore profit as oil surges and the U.S. economy slows. More

Apple unveils faster iPhone to lure business buyers

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs on Monday delivered the first major makeover of the iPhone, unveiling a faster, cheaper handset that may help him convince business users to switch over from the BlackBerry. More

On Music Row: Wilson's friends cheer her latest achievement

Gretchen Wilson’s record label Columbia Nashville celebrated the star receiving her GED on June 2. The label hosted a high school graduation party at its Nashville offices complete with Southern barbeque, spiked punch and red velvet cake shaped like one of Wilson’s guitars. More

New businesses

The Music Biz: Veteran songplugger utilizes Internet to help artists market their music

Over the past three decades Raleigh Squires has worked as both a songwriter and songplugger. More

Fear of going into ‘the red’ keeps state developers from going ‘green’

‘Green building’ has become quite the rage in construction over the several years — but you wouldn’t know it around here. More

The Chatter Class: Is Kleinfelter controversy real or imagined?

A mess. That’s the only way to describe what has been happening over one employee’s job at the Metro Planning Department. More