Tennessee officials say they would like to see state law become more like it was 130 years ago, when the entire Tennessee Code could fit in a single book. Republican legislators have announced plans for a position they call the “Office of the Repealer.”
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Thousands of health care investors are gathering this week to decide where they’ll put their money in 2013.
Maury County business leaders are trying to attract new employers that don’t necessarily depend on General Motors.
Tennessee’s two main candidates for governor both tout their credentials as businessmen, particularly when talk turns to the economy. Among the next governor’s top concerns will be managing the state’s slimmer budget, and putting Tennesseans who are out of a job back to work.
Macy’s, Inc. plans to expand its Robertson County warehouse, a move that company officials say will add about 250 jobs next year.
The Republican candidate for governor says he supports the state’s effort to make switchgrass a competitive alternative to fossil fuel. The state invested some $70 million three years ago toward research, and a small-scale biorefinery in East Tennessee, to work on turning switchgrass into ethanol.
A vice-president at Nissan is leading an effort to elevate the role of women in the southern car-making industry.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is cosponsoring a bill to reverse provisions of the healthcare overhaul plan that he says make the tax code more complex.
Thursday, Knoxville-based Pilot Travel Centers finished a deal to buy the Flying J truck-stop chain for some $1.8 billion. But to close the deal, the Federal Trade Commission made Pilot sell off 26 stores, saying otherwise the lack of competition could have driven up diesel prices.
This time last month, the streets in Nashville’s downtown tourist district were full of heavy equipment and flood debris. Today, they were full again, but in a way that’s likely to make the area’s businesses much happier.
The federal Small Business Administration has started working out loan deals to help Middle Tennesseans cover the costs of flood recovery. SBA officials say thousands could be eligible for loans, and today they opened up a temporary office downtown to take applications.
Federal officials are looking to step up assistance efforts in the next few days in the wake of last weekend’s deadly flooding throughout Middle Tennessee. Small Business Administration officials say they’ll soon be opening up a “business recovery center” at Tennessee State University.
Yesterday Nashville-based Amsurg lowered its estimate for how much money it expects to make this year.
The man charged with bringing businesses to the Tennessee says some gubernatorial candidates have shown an interest in continuing to woo clean energy firms.
Tennessee will borrow money from the federal government in order to keep paying unemployment benefits. Otherwise, at the rate it’s going, it would run out of funds around the end of this month.
Middle Tennessee is putting together a long-term plan for regional mass transit, which could include an expanded bus and train network. As the plan takes shape, a looming question is who’s going to pay for it, and how.
Home sales in the Nashville area continued to improve in January. That’s after last fall marked the end of a three year slide. Sales are up six percent compared to January of last year, thanks largely to the extended first-time homebuyer’s tax credit.
Nashville-based Central Parking announced today its current CEO is retiring. That completes a transition that began almost three years ago when a group of investment firms bought the company.
Brentwood-based Tractor Supply Company had a record fourth quarter, with net income almost 55 percent higher than the same period the year before.
At the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda is job creation. In his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night, the President called on the Senate to pass another stimulus package.