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With the growing number of restaurants in Nashville, advocacy group Empower Tennessee wants to figure out how many are accessible to people with disabilities. The goal is to not only help those people figure out which restaurants they can go to, but to also help businesses avoid lawsuits. 

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Residents of an East Nashville apartment complex are considering their legal options in response to a potential doubling of their monthly rents.

New ownership and renovations are expected at the 45-year-old Howe Gardens complex. But residents who met Thursday night say they were blindsided by the rent notifications posted on their doors.


One of the biggest names in Nashville’s health care industry died over the weekend. Clayton McWhorter was 82 years old. He either started or led a half-dozen companies, including HCA, HealthTrust and PharmMD.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has been walking back incentives for rooftop solar panels. But that hasn’t put a damper on demand. There was a frenzy to snap up this year’s available wattage, which became available  last week.

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Every month for five years, Nashville has booked more hotel rooms and collected more hotel taxes than the year before. 

At a press conference where tourism officials touted the achievement, Amanda Hite, president of the tourism research firm STR, says this kind of growth surprises her. The Nashville region has been building so many hotels over the past five years, she says, that she didn’t expect there to be enough demand to fill them.


Matthias Mueller took the podium and told workers that Volkswagen "firmly stands" behind them. The company's CEO reassured employees at the Tennessee VW plant that the automaker would follow through with expanding the facility and adding 2,000 jobs.


General Motors is showing off a new, smaller redesign of the GMC Acadia at the Detroit auto show. The automaker is also confirming that the crossover will be built at its plant in Spring Hill.

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Nashville ended up having its biggest year for home sales in nearly a decade — up nearly 11 percent from 2014.

Here are the highlights from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors:

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American International Group Inc., one of the largest insurance companies in the nation, is closing about a dozen sales offices in Tennessee.

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A group of Thompsons Station residents have filed a federal class-action lawsuit over slow and unreliable Internet service. They’re accusing their provider of running a monopoly.