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1. Tennessee Highway Lanes Closed After Sinkhole Opens
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities have closed all northbound lanes of a highway in east Tennessee after a 15-foot deep sinkhole opened up.
Blount County Emergency Manage Agency spokesman Lance Coleman told news outlets that the sinkhole, which was reported Monday morning, began opening in the northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway, but it appears to be expanding toward the southbound lanes.
2. Haslam Visits Tenn. Plants For Manufacturing Week
- Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has kicked off a week to promote the manufacturing sector with a visit to the Beretta plant in Gallatin.
The Monday visit coincided with the 490th anniversary of the Italian gunmaker’s first military contract. Company officials also announced that the plant has been certified by the Army to produce its military firearms at the facility.
3. Why Does Tennessee Start Its School Year So Dang Early?
- Monday, August 15, 2016
For almost all public school students in Tennessee, the dog days of August aren’t spent at the swimming pool or summer camp, but back at school.
Many Tennesseans remember school days when they returned to class on the first day after Labor Day. But beginning in the 1980s, the average start date has crept from early September to closer to July as districts search for ways to boost academic outcomes, as well as to address educational inequity.
4. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
5. Business Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Bathroom Law
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The chief executives of Williams-Sonoma, Hilton Worldwide, T-Mobile and dozens of other major corporations have signed a letter asking Tennessee lawmakers to reject a transgender bathroom bill, saying it is discriminatory.
6. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
7. Bill Would Open Door for Utilities to Expand Broadband
- Thursday, March 03, 2016
Legislation to expand broadband access across Tennessee is evolving – by necessity.
State Rep. Kevin Brooks’ bill HB1303 to allow public utilities to provide Internet service outside their footprint is alive, he says, but it is being “argued vehemently.”
8. Ammunition Manufacturer Investing $553M in East Tennessee
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — A leading ammunition manufacturer is investing $553 million to build a headquarters and munitions manufacturing facility in Blount County.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Tuesday that Advanced Munitions International's new facility in Alcoa is expected to create more than 600 new jobs.
9. NYSE Resumes Trading After Outage of More Than 3 Hours
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.
There was no interruption at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily.
10. Knoxville’s Amazing Network of Trails, Parks and Waterways
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
With the Great Smoky Mountains looming in the distance, and no shortage of ball fields and other outdoor recreation sites closer at hand, Knoxville and its surrounding communities don’t lack for recreational opportunities.
11. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.
The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.
12. AP Analysis: More 'Phony Numbers' in Reports as Stocks Rise
- Tuesday, June 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they're cracked up to be.
As the stock market climbs ever higher, professional investors are warning that companies are presenting misleading versions of their results that ignore a wide variety of normal costs of running a business to make it seem like they're doing better than they really are.
13. What Better Place for an NRA Convention?
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
14. Federal Loan Would Support Expansion at Alcoa Plant
- Friday, March 27, 2015
ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) – A statement from the U.S. Energy Department says it has given a "conditional commitment" for a $259 million loan to the Alcoa plant in East Tennessee to expand production of lightweight materials for vehicles.
15. Dow Reshuffle: Apple Joins Blue-Chip Index and Boots AT&T
- Monday, March 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is in. AT&T is out.
In another victory of sorts for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday.
16. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.
Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.
17. After Florida, How Do Vols Get Excited About UTC?
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Look around the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium about mid-afternoon Saturday.
No more human orange-and-white checkerboard in the stands. Some empty seats, for sure. The most diehard of UT football fans will turn out to cheer for their beloved Vols against Tennessee-Chattanooga.
18. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story
- Monday, June 30, 2014
As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.
19. Olive Branch Factory To Close, Laying Off 100
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people.
20. Olive Branch Factory to Close, Laying Off 100
- Monday, October 07, 2013
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) – Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people.
21. Dow Average Adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Dow Jones industrial average is dropping Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa, its three-lowest priced stocks, as part of a six-company shakeup of the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market.
22. Oil Price Changes Little Ahead of Earnings, Fed Report
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The price of oil was little changed on Monday, as traders awaited the start of the quarterly corporate earnings season and the latest word from the Federal Reserve on the economy.
Benchmark oil for May delivery was up 41 cents to $93.11 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in afternoon trading.
23. Health Commissioner: Fight Obesity Like Addiction
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tennessee’s health commissioner says obesity is a relapsing disease that should be fought like a drug addiction.
According to The Tennessean, Dr. John Dreyzehner spoke at a joint health summit in Nashville on Tuesday and said businesses need to step up for the benefit of their employees. Dreyzehner noted that most of those attending the meeting were representatives of health organizations.
24. Natural Gas Prices Dip Below $2
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade.
A mild winter and production boom have left the U.S. with more natural gas than Americans can consume. Storage facilities are quickly filling up. The glut has pushed down the futures price of gas 59 percent since it peaked at $4.85 last summer.
25. Stocks Make U-Turn, Rise After Big Decline
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending the day higher, a turnaround from big losses the day before.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed nearly 90 points to 12,805, erasing more than 40 percent of the previous day's plunge of 214 points.
26. You’re Idiots – But Thanks, Guys
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
SHARED IDIOCY. SHARED LIVES. I look around the table, many tables over many years, and I’m thankful for those I still see.
Thankful that the same old guys can still bring each other to tears, laughing so hard at the same old stories from a lifetime ago that they still brighten the lifetime lived since. Thankful for the women I see, seen even then, putting up with us, loving us, despite real knowledge of the reality of us over all those years.
27. Brewing Company Decides No Brewery in East Tenn.
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) – A Blount County economic development executive says the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has decided against locating a brewery in Alcoa, even after state lawmakers changed a law to entice the venture to East Tennessee.
28. Stocks Surge on European Debt Deal, GDP Growth
- Friday, October 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the debt crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 350 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its best monthly performance since 1974.
29. Alcoa Getting 160 Full-Time Jobs, Maybe 550 Later
- Friday, September 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials say a company is expanding in Alcoa, Tenn., creating 160 full-time jobs.
Officials announced Thursday that TeamHealth plans to expand its corporate operations by leasing a new facility to be constructed at Base Pointe Business Park costing about $18 million.
30. Back in Iowa, Obama Says USA Must Up its Game
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday brought a made-in-America pitch to this politically vital state, saying innovation and adaptation will help the manufacturing sector and the entire U.S. economy rebound with more gusto. He admonished a divided Washington to stop bickering and rally together like a team.
31. Economy Sees Slow Growth
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The easing will continue until unemployment improves
After August’s employment report was released, we wrote the following: “Having fully utilized current employees, the only way to meet an uptick in demand would be to hire new ones. … Now that incremental demand increases cannot be met with efficiencies, they must be met with bodies. Expect employment releases to continue to pleasantly surprise.” The September jobs headline was not a pleasant surprise, but it was not necessarily a disappointment either. The headline number revealed a total reduction of 95,000, while August and July’s headline numbers were revised downward. However, those numbers continue to be distorted by discarded census workers. Private payrolls showed a gain of 64,000 during September. The unemployment rate holds firm at 9.6 percent.
32. Bredesen Proposes 200 UT Faculty-Researcher Jobs
- Monday, January 11, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen said Friday that he has committed spending $6 million on an economic initiative that involves getting about 200 University of Tennessee faculty members appointed to be researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
33. Unemployment-Claims Data Signal Job Gains are Near
- Friday, January 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A government report Thursday on claims for unemployment aid signaled that layoffs are easing and that the U.S. economy could be on the verge of posting the first monthly gain in jobs in two years.
34. State Gets $21.5M for Police; Memphis Receives $6.3M
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The state is getting $21.5 million in federal grants to help keep police officers on the street.
Nineteen police departments are sharing the money, led by Metro Nashville’s $8.6 million. Jellico got the least, $103,740, but police departments in Knoxville and Chattanooga got nothing.
35. Housing Starts Surge; Wholesale Prices Edge Up
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase in February, bolstered by strength in all parts of the country except the West.
While the surge in construction was far better than the continued decline economists had expected, experts viewed the rebound as a temporary gain given all the problems the housing industry still faces.
36. Jobless Rate Jumps To 7.2 Percent in Dec.
- Monday, January 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern history for American workers.
37. Continuing Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected
- Friday, January 09, 2009
The number of people continuing to seek unemployment benefits has risen sharply, according to government data released Thursday, indicating that laid-off workers are having a harder time finding new jobs as the recession enters its second year.
38. Jobless Rate Jumps To 5-Year High
- Monday, September 08, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike.
39. Spring's Economic Rebound Unlikely to Last
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn't expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year.
40. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, November 29, 2004
Bio-Diesel Facility Comes to West Tennessee
Emerging Industry Picks Fayette Site
New bio-diesel plant set to open in Moscow
The Daily News
Imagine driving down Interstate 40, sitting in rush-hour traffic behind an 18-wheel...
41. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, January 24, 2000
99 market produces mixed bag of local winners, losers 99 market produces mixed bag of local winners, losers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News 1999 produced a mixed bag of winners and losers among locally based publicly traded companies. For some, lik...
42. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, December 07, 1999
Real Review 12-07-99 DeSoto County fans industrial development flames Industrial development in DeSoto County continued at a record breaking pace in 1999. The DeSoto County Economic Development Council announced Friday a record capital investment of...
43. Archived Article: Real Fcs (alum Roof) Lj
- Tuesday, September 09, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON From refrigerator to roof Roofing products made from recycled aluminum are an ecological option for homeowners By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Question: What is "green," has a lifespan of 50 years or more, looks like the...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 18, 1996
Dr. Magdi Wassef has joined the Methodist Primary Care Center in Southaven. Wassef practiced family medicine for two years at the Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston, Miss. He received his medical degree from the University of Alexandria in ...
45. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Friday, September 13, 1996
Commissioner approves break-the-mold plans for schools Commissioner approves break-the-mold plans for schools State education commissioner Jane Walters has announced the approval of break-the-mold schools in two Tennessee school systems Memphis and ...
46. Archived Article: Desoto Ind Update Lj
- Tuesday, June 25, 1996
lj 10/5 cates American National Can one of several expansions in Olive Branch By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News City officials often brag about new companies coming to the area, but in Olive Branch, Miss., officials are also crowing about the number ...
47. Archived Article: N. Miss Lj
- Wednesday, March 06, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Olive Branch sets housing record By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News As Olive Branch goes, so goes DeSoto County at least in housing. For the past six years the city has been a local bellwether, topping each years previous record for sing...