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Office of the Repealer to Help Curb Paperwork for Tennessee Businesses

Office of the Repealer to Help Curb Paperwork for Tennessee Businesses

by / on February 5, 2013

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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Local Healthcare Companies Looking for Investments at Massive Conference

Local Healthcare Companies Looking for Investments at Massive Conference

by / on January 7, 2013

Thousands of health care investors are gathering this week to decide where they’ll put their money in 2013.

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New Economic Development Plan for Maury County

by / on January 24, 2011

Maury County business leaders are trying to attract new employers that don’t necessarily depend on General Motors.

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Business Backgrounds and the Governor’s Race

by / on October 7, 2010

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.

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Online Sales Boosts Leads to More Macy’s Jobs

by / on September 16, 2010

Macy’s, Inc. plans to expand its Robertson County warehouse, a move that company officials say will add about 250 jobs next year.

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Haslam Supports Switchgrass Program

by / on August 16, 2010

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.

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Visibility for Female Car-makers is Goal of New Southern Automotive Women’s Forum

by / on August 12, 2010

A vice-president at Nissan is leading an effort to elevate the role of women in the southern car-making industry.

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Alexander Cosponsors Effort to Strip Away Tax Provision in Health Care Overhaul

by / on August 3, 2010

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.

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Pilot, Flying J Complete Merger, With FTC Conditions

by / on July 1, 2010

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.

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CMA Music Fest Brings Tourists Downtown

by / on June 9, 2010

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.

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SBA Opens Downtown Office to Help Finance Flood Recovery

by / on May 11, 2010

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.

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SBA to Launch ‘Business Recovery Center’

by / on May 10, 2010

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.

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AmSurg Cuts 2010 Profit Estimate, Healthways Tops Q1 Expectations

by / on April 22, 2010

Yesterday Nashville-based Amsurg lowered its estimate for how much money it expects to make this year.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Meeting with Kisber

by / on April 19, 2010

The man charged with bringing businesses to the Tennessee says some gubernatorial candidates have shown an interest in continuing to woo clean energy firms.

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Federal Loan To Tide Over State Unemployment Trust Fund

by / on March 10, 2010

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.

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Private Industry Could Help Pay For Public Transit

by / on February 16, 2010

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.

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Home Sales Up Again In January

by / on February 9, 2010

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.

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Central Parking CEO Retires

by / on February 2, 2010

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.

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Tractor Supply Sees Dramatic 4th Quarter Results

by / on January 28, 2010

Brentwood-based Tractor Supply Company had a record fourth quarter, with net income almost 55 percent higher than the same period the year before.

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State of the Union Gets Mixed Reaction from Tennessee

by / on January 28, 2010

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.

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