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VOL. 42 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 10, 2018

Voluntary approach to affordable housing

It’s up to developers after state nixes Metro’s plan for incentives

Real estate developer Todd Fishbein is new to Nashville. He leads Red Seal Homes’ land acquisition, zoning and development efforts and is a third-generation owner in the 85-year-old company that had until 2016 primarily only developed in the Chicago area.

Developers scrap for every piece of buildable land

Lisa Culp Taylor has seen lots of changes in the 23 years she has been working in real estate in Middle Tennessee.

Conserving land that would otherwise be developed

In some ways, the frenzy to buy land suitable for building Middle Tennessee homes has been accelerated by landowners turning to conservation as a way to preserve the rolling landscape.

Green Hills is cooking, but don’t call it ‘trendy’

Much is being made about the massive 18-story mixed-use development under construction along Hillsboro Pike in Green Hills, with its 300-plus luxury apartments and Oprah Winfrey-connected concept restaurant, and how it is changing the face of the community and worsening traffic woes.

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EVENTS

Williamson, Inc. Joint Mixer. Meet members from different Chambers and learn more about their businesses and organizations. Chambers represented include, The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber, Spring Hill Camber and Williamson. The Williamson Business Leadership Awards finalist will attend this event as well. Hampton Inn & Suites Berry Farm, 7101 Berry Farms Crossing, Franklin. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Fee: Free, but registration required. Information

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

State Sen. Tate goes a step too far in dance with GOP

Sen. Reginald Tate ran a campaign ad in the waning days of the Democratic primary race bragging about his service to the city of Memphis.

SPORTS

Belmont’s Clark finds his krewe in The Big Easy

In 2017, former Belmont University star Ian Clark experienced the ultimate high for an NBA player, capturing the league championship as part of a star-studded Golden State Warriors team.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

A few million reasons why it’s ‘not the Nashville’ of old

“I don’t even recognize this place anymore. This is not the Nashville I once knew,” comes the lament from many who have inhabited the city for years. For those who have lived in the area for 25 years or more, their observations hold credence.

REAL ESTATE

Average US mortgage rates decline; 30-year at 4.59 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down this week amid a restrained home buying season this summer.

NEWSMAKERS

Homeless champion chosen for Kraft Award

Charles Strobel, founding director of Room in the Inn, will be honored with the 25th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award.

BRIEFS

Tivity Health reports strong second quarter

Franklin-based Tivity Health, Inc., provider of fitness and health improvement programs, has announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, including an increase in revenue year to year.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds: The best used cars for college students

It won’t be long before incoming freshmen head off to college. That means it’s prime time for students – and parents – to find suitable, affordable cars for the road ahead. Edmunds has compiled a list of used hybrid, compact and crossover SUV vehicles that best lend themselves to varied demands of college life.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Gig’s up: New economy is short on earnings, benefits

Your allowance was never enough, as a kid. Oh, sure, it bought you what you needed but what you wanted, well, you had to figure that out yourself. A dime here, a dollar there, little chores-for-pay, tasks for Grandma and you made it work.

CAREER CORNER

‘Ghosts’ turn the tables on recruiters seeking prospects

The number of companies reporting job search candidates ghosting them is on the rise.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Video is booming, but it must be done correctly

Video ad spending will grow 49 percent – to roughly $18 billion – in 2018, Vox Media reports. It seems everyone is on the video bandwagon.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are.

EDUCATION

Tennessee professor leaving interim dean job for White House

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee's interim engineering dean is taking a position with the White House starting next week.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Hawk announces Tennessee House speaker bid in contested race

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republican Rep. David Hawk has announced that he is running for state House speaker, setting up a contested race to succeed Speaker Beth Harwell.

COURTS

Court rules Tennessee probation overhaul unconstitutional

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that Gov. Bill Haslam's overhaul of the state's probation system is unconstitutional, saying it violates defendant's rights.

REAL ESTATE

Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales.

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker, according to media reports.

TECHNOLOGY

Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday morning as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter.

Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis.

Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for its fiscal second quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares surged 10 percent before the opening bell Thursday.

J.C. Penney posts bigger-than-expected loss, cuts outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street's view. The department store operator also cut its full-year forecast again, and its shares plunged 24 percent.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls "fake news."

Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he's desperate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday that President Donald Trump yanked his security clearance because his campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the 2016 election and is now desperate to end the special counsel's investigation.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates his role in black job gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking unjustified credit for recent job gains by black Americans even as he defends himself against claims of racism.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
STATE GOVERNMENT

While probing 538 records exemptions, Tennessee added more

NASHVILLE (AP) — A state review has found that while Tennessee lawmakers began reviewing 500-plus public records exemptions this year, they approved more exclusions.

COURTS

Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial

NASHVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service's CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor.

Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

ENVIRONMENT

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons get deflated too?

COURTS

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks tumble as investors fret about China's growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil Wednesday. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales.

US productivity grew at strong 2.9 percent rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell.

US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

US factory output rose solid 0.3 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 percent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances.

Macy's rebound continues into 2Q, but shares tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure.

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis .

Britain: No Brexit deal would be "a huge strategic mistake"

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday it would be "a huge strategic mistake" if no deal is struck before Britain leaves the European Union in March — as his Latvian counterpart put the chances of a no-deal Brexit at 50-50.

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.

Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Night of firsts as Democrats pick diverse slate of nominees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
PREDATORS

Predators' Ryan Ellis signs 8-year, $50 million contract

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season.

UT SPORTS

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007.

COURTS

Ex-Pilot Flying J president gets sentencing delay

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.

Tennessee high court fast-tracks lethal injection challenge

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court is fast-tracking the appeal in a challenge of the state's lethal injection drugs.

NASHVILLE AREA

Metro lists Social Security numbers in some public records

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville has published confidential information including Social Security numbers in some publicly available court records.

New Tennessee State Museum to open on Oct. 4

NASHVILLE (AP) — The new Tennessee State Museum is slated to open to the public on Oct. 4.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

MEMPHIS (AP) — A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late singer Elvis Presley.

STATEWIDE

Advisory issued against 2 fish species in Tennessee rivers

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say elevated mercury levels have been found in two fish species in the downstream portions of the Pigeon and Nolichucky rivers, and a precautionary fish consumption advisory has been issued.

AUTO INDUSTRY

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component.

TECHNOLOGY

Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cody Wilson found his calling when, in 2013, he successfully fired the first gun made on a 3D printer.

Lawmakers vow action on Google location tracking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawmakers are vowing to step up their oversight of the data collection practices of giant technology companies after an Associated Press investigation found Google continues to collect user location data even if they've used a privacy setting that claims to prevent it.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US retailers, small companies rally as Turkey fears ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days.

Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business.

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, diplomats resume talks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reopening of Yosemite National Park can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw.

NATIONAL POLITICS

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet.

EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer.

Elections officials: Voting system secure

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials insist the state's voting systems are safe from hackers as ballots are cast in Tuesday's primary.

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian election penetration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election.


MONDAY, AUGUST 13
STATEWIDE

Bredesen proposes 4 debates in US Senate race in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she's still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen.

Dolly Parton receives award named after her in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music star Dolly Parton has been honored with a leadership award that is named after her.

EDUCATION

Tuition jumps for community, technical college students

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Officials say community college and applied technology students in Tennessee will see minimal increases in tuition this fall.

COURTS

Blackburn unanimously elected presiding judge

Davidson County General Sessions judges have unanimously elected Judge Melissa Blackburn to serve as presiding judge through Sept. 2019. Blackburn has been serving as presiding judge since Dec. 2017 when Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton was elevated to the 20th District Criminal Court by Gov. Bill Haslam.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Learn new offense? Titans' Blaine Gabbert on 8th in 8 years

NASHVILLE (AP) — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years.

UT SPORTS

Pruitt: Nobody has 'separated himself' in Vols' QB race

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Nobody has emerged as a front-runner in Tennessee's quarterback competition, coach Jeremy Pruitt said Sunday.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Musk says he's talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

DETROIT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn't done yet, Musk disclosed in a blog on Monday.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell further Monday as Turkey's central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in the nation's currency. That's helping to push the dollar higher, hurting big exporters.

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much.

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States.

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Security experts, Trump allies alarmed by Omarosa recordings

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room.

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
TENNESSEE TITANS

Mariota looks sharp for Titans

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans.

SPORTS

Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick receives contract extension

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick has received a three-year contract extension.

STATEWIDE

Lisa Marie Presley to take part in Elvis Week celebration

MEMPHIS (AP) — An exhibit centered on the career of Lisa Marie Presley, and a launch party marking the release of an album of gospel songs by her late father Elvis Presley, are among the highlights of this year's Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee.

PREDATORS

Predators GM Poile tops US Hockey Hall of Fame class

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

NASHVILLE AREA

Hepatitis A outbreak spreads in Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December.

Travellers Rest added to National Register of Historic Places

Nashville's Travellers Rest is one of four Tennessee sites added today to the National Register of Historic Places, the Tennessee Historical Commission announced.

COURTS

Tennessee carries out its 1st execution in nearly a decade

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty in nearly a decade.

Tennessee set to kill 1st inmate in nearly a decade

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is set to execute a man for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, in what would be the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009.

ENVIRONMENT

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

TECHNOLOGY

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

NEW YORK (AP) — Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber will have to navigate around a new regulatory pothole in New York on an already bumpy road to its initial public offering of stock next year.

Tesla stock drops back near pre-Musk tweet level

Tesla shares have dropped back to near the level they were trading at before CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that he may take the company private.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system.

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment.

US consumer prices rise 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally.

Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means.

Japan's economy rebounds as consumers, companies spend more

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending, the government said Friday.

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons.

$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

NEW YORK (AP) — The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.

US producer prices flat in July, restraining inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices were unchanged in July after two months of large increases, a sign inflation pressures may have softened.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US budget deficit totals $76.9B in July, up 20.8% from last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government racked up a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six years.

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words.

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media.

Trump officials plan to cut 2nd for-profit college rule

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry.

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he's giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation's most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as sixth military service by 2020

Democrats link congressman's indictment to Trump ethics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are linking a Republican congressman's insider trading indictment to a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November's elections.

New Russia sanctions over poisoning of former spy, daughter

WASHINGTON (AP) — New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said.

Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates motivate with anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York.

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