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VOL. 40 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 26, 2016

The world at your doorstep

  12:54pm

Your doctor, liquor, meals, work, car repair, education – all home-delivered

There is nothing you can’t get delivered these days. If you can imagine owning it, it’s only a matter of time before it can be in your possession, brought to your front door within minutes, hours or days from the first moment you even conjured the thought of having it.

Gallatin chef offers healthier in-home choices

Marirae Mathis of Who Cooks For You? Personal Chef Service based in Gallatin says her business has evolved to meet customer needs.

Local meal kits have benefit of less packaging

When Marti Emch drops off her perishable box of meal kits to her MEEL customers, ensuring freshness of her most expensive resource – the food – is imperative.

No time for a liquor store run? Drink a toast to Drizly

About a week before wine went on sale in local Tennessee grocery stores on July 1, an on-demand alcohol delivery app, Drizly, launched for Nashville and Franklin residents.

A sampling of goods/services available online or by app

A sampling of products and services available for home delivery. Some services might not be available in all areas.

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EVENTS

Nashville Originals’ Restaurant Week. A biannual event, which runs through Sunday and is sponsored by Nashville Originals, is a way to enjoy Nashville’s unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants include Capitol Grille, 55 South, Americano, blvd, Caffe Nonna, Cork & Cow, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte, Germantown Café, Harvest at Homestead, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, Midtown Cafe, Midtown Cafe, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Pineapple Room Restaurant at Cheekwood, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Franklin, Puckett’s 5th & Church, Red Pony, Rumours East, Scout’s Pub, Table 3, Tin Angel, Watermark, Wild Iris. Participating restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week and across mealtimes. Complete list of participating restaurants at http://nashvilleoriginals.com.

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

An (expensive) toast to the Achievement School District

Somebody forgot to tell the Achievement School District it had to follow a few simple rules when the Legislature formed it a few years ago to save failing schools: Primarily, don’t party with the money.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Decorators re-write the book on filling shelves

One of the more interesting aspects of a home is the library, or lack thereof.

REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for July 2016

Top commercial real estate sales, July 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn't budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Players like Mularkey’s honesty – even with media

You don’t have to be around Mike Mularkey very long to realize something about him that you won’t necessarily find in a lot of NFL head coaches.

With age, 7 Pro Bowls come special consideration for Johnson

There has always been the debate about whether players respond better to coaches who played in the NFL vs. those who did not.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Enjoy the hype, Vol fans. It’s been a long time

The temptation here is to throw a couple of buckets of cold water on the great expectations for the Tennessee Vols this season.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Players to watch as Vols make run at SEC title

Less than a week from opening kickoff, and all is well with the UT’s football team.

NEWSMAKERS

Rambsy leads Spiggle Law Firm’s Nashville expansion

The Spiggle Law Firm, a Washington, D.C.-based employment law firm focusing on wrongful termination and pregnancy and family-care discrimination in the workplace, recently opened a new office in Nashville.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2016 Chevy Volt plugs into a quicker, quieter ride

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is quicker, quieter, more fuel-efficient and goes farther – up to 53 miles – on all-electric power than its predecessor.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Here’s how Fortune 500 brands use Instagram

Now with more than a half-billion users, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity.

CAREER CORNER

Jump-start your job search with networking

Have you ever wondered where you can make the biggest investment in your career?

I SWEAR

Help Dolly’s foundation share love of reading

“You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children,” Dolly Parton says.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee AG Slatery names Ney as new chief deputy

  7:05am

NASHVILLE (AP) — Paul Ney, a former legal counsel to the Tennessee Republican Party, has been named chief deputy to state Attorney General Hebert Slatery.

NASHVILLE AREA

Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

HEALTH CARE

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

  7:08am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

VW: employee chief floats idea of taking stakes in suppliers

  7:06am

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen's employee council chief is suggesting that the automaker consider taking stakes in suppliers after a dispute disrupted production in Germany.

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday.

Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas jury has found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another one.

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

  3:20pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street, giving up a modest gain from earlier in the day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy.

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

  1:55pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

  9:04am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.

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