Tennessee’s congressional delegation responded mostly along party lines to President Obama’ s speech on jobs and the economy.
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Bass sideman Alison Prestwood practiced hard to perfect her craft, and followed her musical ambitions to Nashville in the early 90s. But when Music Row’s fortunes flagged, she learned a new instrument: the law.
A chief economist from Fifth Third Bank says that the number of new business openings in Tennessee is gradually approaching the number of closings.
When the housing bubble burst, building contractor Alec Winter discovered a fallback: an older, simpler way of living that helped him get through his leanest year yet.
Real-estate agent Rob Wagner had to downsize his lifestyle and take on a second job after the bottom dropped out of the real estate market. But he’s happy wth the change and feels fortunate to have a second source of income.
At 64, artist Cece DuBois took a job at a grocery store to make ends meet. But she still finds creative work to do– namely, infecting others with her joie de vivre. You can share your story of transition at
In a changing music economy, some Nashville artists are learning to diversify.
Consumer confidence in Middle Tennessee is on the rise, but it won’t necessarily translate into more spending.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has a trademark presentation on the federal budget deficit, which he delivered for what he says was the 45th public time last night in Nashville. While some in the audience were receptive, afterward others took the live broadcast as a chance to criticize Corker on talk radio.
An auto supplier that makes parts for Nissan and Volkswagen announced today they’ll open a plant in Shelbyville.
For the second year in a row, a state report shows hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing from Tennessee’s counties. Some shortages are the result of sloppy accounting, but more often it’s been stolen by government officials or employees.
Two candidates for the Republican nomination for governor traded jabs over a state income tax during campaign stops in Middle Tennessee Wednesday.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is making far less electricity today than it thought it would need to if the economy hadn’t cooled down over the last few years. Because of that lull in demand, officials say they’re not depending as much on some of TVA’s less efficient power plants. And they’re thinking about which ones they might replace.
Federal stimulus dollars for fighting unemployment in Perry County are set to expire at the end of September. After that, state officials aren’t yet sure how many of the program’s 400 workers will be able to hold on to their jobs.
Governor Phil Bredesen says Tennessee could’ve created more jobs if it had been given a freer hand in spending federal stimulus dollars. He says federal rules dictating where and how to spend most of the money made it hard for the state to get the best bang for its buck.
Tennessee’s four major candidates for governor took sharply different stances on retirement plans for teachers at a forum yesterday held by the state educators’ union.
Next year’s budget won’t be much different from the current one, which one official says is remarkable given the city’s economic situation.
State officials called the news “encouraging,” saying they hope it marks the beginning of a recovery. But with two months of taxes to go this budget year, the state’s general fund stands 170 million dollars below estimates.
Hundreds of people looking for work in counties south of Nashville will soon have another option. That’s after an organization that treats mental health and addiction received a 5 million dollar stimulus grant to help funnel people who are out of a job into healthcare training.
School Custodians and Bus Drivers Speak Out at Public Hearing;Some Metro Council Members Sympathize, but Budget Moves Ahead
Last night Metro council members took a step toward approving a budget for next year. The decision came even as members heard from school bus drivers frustrated to have their hours cut, and school custodians angry over being outsourced.