Post Tagged with: "Economy"

Party Line Reactions to Obama’s Speech

September 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

Tennessee’s congressional delegation responded mostly along party lines to President Obama’ s speech on jobs and the economy.

Transitioned: Keeping My Calluses

Transitioned: Keeping My Calluses

June 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

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.

Businesses Find New Ways to Work

June 13, 2011 at 4:00 am

A chief economist from Fifth Third Bank says that the number of new business openings in Tennessee is gradually approaching the number of closings.

Transitioned: Older Ways of Doing Things

Transitioned: Older Ways of Doing Things

June 1, 2011 at 6:11 am

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.

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Transitioned – Web Extra: Get Proactive

May 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

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.

Transitioned: Incurable Joy

Transitioned: Incurable Joy

May 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

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

Transitioned: Be More Than Just One Thing

Transitioned: Be More Than Just One Thing

March 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

In a changing music economy, some Nashville artists are learning to diversify.

Report Shows Consumers Are in Wait-and-See Mode

February 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Consumer confidence in Middle Tennessee is on the rise, but it won’t necessarily translate into more spending.

Corker Warns of Looming Deficit; Some In Audience Lash Out

November 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm

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.

Auto Supplier to Create 170 Jobs in Shelbyville

August 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

An auto supplier that makes parts for Nissan and Volkswagen announced today they’ll open a plant in Shelbyville.

Theft from County Coffers Continues to Rise

August 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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.

Wamp, Haslam Trade Shots Over State Income Tax

August 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Two candidates for the Republican nomination for governor traded jabs over a state income tax during campaign stops in Middle Tennessee Wednesday.

Economic Lull Grants TVA Respite to Re-evaluate Plants

July 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

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.

Time Running Out on Stimulus Jobs in Perry County

July 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm

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.

State Could’ve Created More Jobs With Stimulus If Not for Federal Rules: Bredesen

July 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

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.

Gubernatorial Candidates Diverge on Teacher Retirement

June 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm

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.

Council Approaching Final Vote on Budget

June 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

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 Tax Revenues Down for May, But Sales Taxes Strong

June 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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.

Mental Health, Addiction Treatment Non-Profit to HelpHundreds Get Training and Jobs in Healthcare

June 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

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

June 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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.