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VOL. 42 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 23, 2018

Less in landfills, more for hungry Tennesseans

Nashville at forefront of fight to trim food waste, turn what’s left into compost

Tennesseans waste an estimated 40 percent of their food supply yearly, even as people go hungry in the state. It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that an estimated 1 million Tennesseans – about 315,000 of whom are children – are considered “food insecure” and don’t necessarily know from where their next meal is coming.

Metro Schools a prime target for reducing food waste

Urban Green Lab, a Nashville-based non-profit organization, is at the forefront of issues such as food waste, especially when it comes to the educating the public.

Attacking the problem

Projects sponsored by the Nashville Food Waste Project:


Democrats need viable candidates to catch blue wave

Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season. Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN


Financial Literacy Conference. Topics include: Importance of Financial Literacy, Financial Fitness 101, De-Stress your Finances. Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Ave. North, Nashville. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Fee: Free but registration required. Information: www.tnstate.edu/ceed/finlit.aspx

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Jack Daniel’s squeezed between barrel tax, threat of trade war

NASHVILLE – Jack Daniel’s is over a barrel – literally – regarding a tax assessment, an attorney general’s opinion and the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s trade tariff.


Presidents’ Trophy jinx: Preds might not want home-ice advantage

Having rocketed past 100 points faster than any team in franchise history, the Predators are well on their way to producing a historic regular season.


Good news, bad news in February real estate stats

There were 61 fewer real estate sales in February compared to the same month in 2017, Greater Nashville Realtors figures show. That’s a 1.6 percent drop-off.


Average 30-year mortgage rates rose to 4.45 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are ticking up slightly this week, the 10th increase in the past 11 weeks.


Butler Snow adds health care specialist

Butler Snow has hired Tara L. Blake for the firm’s Nashville office, and more specifically the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group.


180 Health Partners plans to go nationwide

Nashville-based 180 Health Partners has raised an $8 million Series B financing round led by Spring Mountain Capital for the purpose of a national expansion. The company provides immediate and realistic accessibility to medical and behavioral health care to pregnant mothers caught up in the nation’s opioid crisis.


Get better results from employees by asking less

Yesterday, your desk was piled with paperwork. But not today. Nope, you delegated most of it to your team, along with a list of things that absolutely had to be done ASAP.


These 6 new SUVs are worth the wait

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, it’s important to know not only what’s available now but also what’s coming. Here are six SUVs going on sale in the next several months that we at Edmunds think are worth waiting for.


No fear of missing out on these marketing trends

2017 taught us that e-commerce is much more than transactions made from a desktop computer or mobile device. Whether you’re in a B2B or B2C market, e-commerce remains a critical sales tool with a wide influential reach estimated at more than 50 percent of in-store purchases. Estimates for online annual sales increases are about 15 percent for each of the next four years.


Digital marketing careers require constant evolution

Digital marketing is a hot field and has been hot for more than 10 years. I rarely share much about how to move into the field of digital marketing. However, I get many questions about it because a large part of my career was spent as a digital marketer.


WSMV parent company to eliminate 1,000 jobs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith, which owns WSMV-TV in Nashville, laid off an additional 200 workers on Wednesday and announced it would eliminate another 1,000 jobs over the next 10 months as it integrates the operations of Time Inc., which it bought six weeks ago.


Fed up with Facebook? Here's how to break it off

NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.


Experts: Uber SUV's autonomous system should have seen woman

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicle's laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.


Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.


Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate.

US-Europe trade war likely averted, for now

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. seem to have averted a trade war for now, after the administration of President Donald Trump said Thursday it was ready to exempt the 28-country bloc from tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration readied restrictions Thursday on Chinese investment and tariffs on nearly $50 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for stealing American technology and pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.

Maligned stock pickers catch up to index funds. Can it last?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year was a terrific one for nearly every stock investor as markets kept soaring higher. It was even better for one group that's among the most maligned on Wall Street.


House OKs compromise $1.3 trillion budget bill, Senate next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums.

CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Fox News is propaganda machine

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker sharply attacked the network's rivals at Fox News Channel on Thursday, saying that it has become a propaganda machine that is "doing an incredible disservice to the country."

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers" cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's legal team.

House intel OKs report on Russian meddling in 2016 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee has approved its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, concluding that there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.


US, AT&T fire opening salvos as govt seeks to block merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government and AT&T exchanged opening salvos in a federal trial Thursday as the U.S. seeks to block the telephone giant from absorbing Time Warner, in a case that could shape how consumers get — and how much they pay for — streaming TV and movies.