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Buffett backs sweet deal as Mars to buy Wrigley for $23B

Mars Inc., backed by billionaire Warren Buffett, agreed Monday to buy Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. for $23 billion to create the world’s biggest candy maker. More

Award-winning producer launches new music institute

Before he produced even a demo disc, Steve Fishell was traveling, recording and performing with Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band. More

North Nashville developer sells Fisk-area homes

North Nashville developer Virgil Gordon sold 26 town homes he developed near Fisk University to a California investor for $2.6 million. More

Sage shows sage move enlisting local companies

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. More

Diversity playing a key role in Nashville’s new convention center

Construction teams have been working for months building their partnerships in order to chase contracts to build the Nashville’s new downtown convention center, the largest construction project in the state's history. More

Brentwood’s ‘corner’ market

A prominent Brentwood corner has been the target of attempts for a substantial mixed-use development of retail, residential, office and a hotel that would be a tax boon to the city if it could be built. More

New businesses

Legal downloads shrinking, but George sets all-genre record Strait

At the Leadership Music Digital Summit, held Tuesday at Belmont University, NPD Group VP/Sr. Industry Analyst Russ Crupnick presented a compelling entertainment industry look titled, Ten Years After: America & Digital Music. More

Investors in defunct Hanover Corp. will get their day in court

Creditors of the defunct investment firm Hanover Corp. will meet in Nashville this week to have their day in court. More

Executive Appointments

Lynch joins Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock Chambers, McAlister join Pinnacle Financial Health care executive search firm expands to Dallas Cooper names Leuschen legislative director Regions Bank names Preston branch manager More

Nordstrom coming to Green Hills

The Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom announced this morning it has signed a letter of intent to open a 149,000 square foot location in the Mall at Green Hills. More

SEC may require banks to hold more cash during market turmoil

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, responding to the collapse of Bear Stearns Cos., may require Wall Street banks to keep more cash on hand during periods of market stress. More

Pulte loss widens to $696.1M in housing slump

Pulte Homes Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a $696.1 million first-quarter net loss, about three times wider than analysts expected, as stricter mortgage-lending standards cut demand. More

SEC examining whether credit-raters changed policies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is probing whether credit-rating companies changed the way they graded debt as the market for products tied to subprime mortgages boomed earlier this decade, its chairman said. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, We have about $8,000 in car loan debt. Despite this, I’d like to go ahead and fully-fund our Roth IRAs. My wife, however, thinks we should pay off the debt first. The fact is we can have either one done by December. What do you think? Steve More

Lineberry buys Carell garage

A downtown-parking garage has changed hands twice this month. More

West End Flats offer much needed affordability in tidy, safe package

Consider the numbers. The segment of West End Park on the west side of 31st Avenue has four multi-unit residential buildings — Artesia, Acropolis, Longview and The Maxwell — under construction. More

Local real estate market remains healthy despite national downturn

The Nashville retail real estate market remains healthy in the face of a toughening national economy. More

The Music Biz: Nashville native seeks to be role model

The notion of someone in any branch of entertainment being a role model remains a controversial one, with a number of famous types (most notably Charles Barkley) rejecting the concept outright. But the Nashville rapper and record label owner known as M.U.G. (Money United With Game) doesn’t just acknowledge this notion, he embraces it. More

Chatter Class: Urban construction can mean headaches for business

Jackhammers. Back hoes. Construction workers. Dump trucks. Gravel. Dust. More