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NoTax4Tracks: There Is No Such Thing As $1.5 Billion In Free Transit Money for Nashville

“There is no such thing as a free lunch” is an adage many students learn in an introductory economics course. Perhaps that adage could apply to Mayor Megan Barry’s $9 billion transit plan as well. NoTax4Tracks, the PAC opposing the May 1 referendum in Nashville/Davidson County on a proposed increase…

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s Light Rail Plan ‘Absurdly Expensive,’ David Fox Says

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s $9 billion transit plan is “absurdly expensive,” says David Fox, one of the most recent Nashvillians to speak out on the topic. Fox’s concerns were briefly outlined by The Tennessee Star on Wednesday. Expanding on them, the former mayoral candidate said his concerns include the return on…

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Barbers Making House Calls One of Many Law Changes in 2018

Barbers may make house calls starting in 2018. That’s one of at least 16 changes to the Tennessee Code Annotated as of Jan. 1. According to the Tennessee Legislature, a change to TCA Title 62 will broaden “barbers’ ability to perform services in a residence from residences of persons who are…

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UK Movie-Theater Cineworld Will Buy Knoxville-Based Regal Entertainment Group for $3.6 Billion: Report

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Regal Entertainment Group is being bought out for $3.6 billion by the U.K.’s Cineworld movie-theater chain, Variety reported Tuesday, amounting to a $23-per-share payout to stockholders. “Because of the size of the transaction, and the relative sizes of Cineworld and Regal, the acquisition has been classified as a…

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Smartphone Market Seeing Steady Growth, as Bigger Screens Dominate

The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as “phablets,” a market tracker said Wednesday. A report by the research firm IDC said phablets — with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters)…

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US Economy Grows a Robust 3% in the 3rd Quarter Despite Hurricanes and Obamacare Uncertainty

The world’s largest economy continued to expand at a robust pace in third quarter despite being battered by multiple hurricanes, the US Commerce Department reported Friday. Hitting President Donald Trump’s growth target for the second quarter in a row, US GDP grew at three percent for the July-September period, official…

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