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VOL. 42 | NO. 47 | Friday, November 23, 2018

Morgan builds an empire, one hungry vegan Titan at a time

Chef, entrepreneur, film producer and Titan wife thinking restaurant

Charity Morgan has a lot on her plate. She is currently focused on feeding the huge appetite of very large men. But for 2019 and beyond, she is preparing a feast of dreams.

Vegan burgers? Cheesesteaks? Titans swear by them

Game days are always special for the Tennessee Titans, but for the 15 team members on the vegan plant-based meal plan of Chef Charity Morgan, “Burger Fridays” rank pretty high, too.

MY TAKE

Best thing about Amazon news? We finished 3rd

We’re No. 3! Hey! We’re No. 3! As a boast, it lacks oomph. It does not indicate superior status. We’re not No. 1, is the clear message. We’re not even No. 2.

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EVENTS

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Deck the Hall event. Live music featuring Cassadee Pope. Tree lighting, pictures with Santa and more. 4:30 p.m. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Avenue South. Information

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RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Amazon workers will find buyers’ market for condos, apartments

Just as the gloom was starting to set in from the real estate slowdown came the announcement that Amazon was opening an office here that would employ 5,000 people making an average salary of $150,000.

REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for October 2018

Top commercial real estate sales, October 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

US mortgage rates fall: 30-year at 4.81 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates recorded the biggest drop in nearly four years this week, but remain much higher than they were a year ago.

US home sales rise 1.4 percent, snap 6-month losing streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose in October, breaking a six-month losing streak. But sales are still down from a year ago, hurt by rising interest rates.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans facing a major decision on Mariota’s future

In approximately six weeks, the clock will start ticking for the Tennessee Titans and General Manager Jon Robinson.

Titans at Texans: What to watch

1. DeShaun Watson making things happen. The first time the Titans played the Texans this year, they seemed to rattle Watson and keep the Texans QB out of rhythm. That was amazing considering he had thrashed them for 57 points last year in his only game against Tennessee.

NEWSMAKERS

Bradley welcomes 8 associates in Nashville

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added eight attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office as associates. They are:

BRIEFS

Caymas Boats bringing 280 jobs to Ashland City

Caymas Boats has announced the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Car buying on Black Friday isn’t what it used to be

Over the last decade, Black Friday weekend became a bona-fide sales event in the car business. In 2015, for example, it accounted for more than 18 percent of all car deals made that month.

PERSONAL FINANCE

One-step-at-a-time money goals might leave you short

NEW YORK (AP) — Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O’Neill at least $1 million.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Taking simple concept of ‘thank you’ to new heights

A great big bear. That’s what you’ve sounded like all week: a growl here, a snort there, grump, grump, snarl. Everything that could go wrong did – spectacularly.

CAREER CORNER

Interviewing is not hazing

I never joined a sorority when I was in college. But, like you, I’ve heard some of the horror stories that pledges have to endure as part of Greek life.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Reports say Japan prosecutors to hold Ghosn for 10 more days

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained for another 10 days following his arrest on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

COURTS

Children end effort to contest Glen Campbell's wills

NASHVILLE (AP) — Three of country singer Glen Campbell's children have dropped their fight to contest the validity of two wills that exclude them from any inheritance.

Springfield businessman sentenced in insurance fraud scheme

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee businessman has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to repay millions of dollars in a health insurance fraud scheme.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Tennessee to offer incentives for producing musical scores

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials are launching a new incentives program for companies producing original music scores for films, television, video games and other digital media projects in the state.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are higher Wednesday after two days of steep losses, and major European indexes are also recovering. Major technology companies including Apple and Microsoft are up after tumbling in the last few days. Crude oil prices are up about 4 percent after they sank to a one-year low a day earlier.

British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division, before a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to help finalize the Brexit agreement.

Oil plunge could help US consumers, some emerging markets

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices, though cheaper energy could also weigh on the U.S. economy by dampening investment in shale oil production.

US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for the third consecutive month.

World economy has 'passed its peak' as trade wars weigh

PARIS (AP) — A global economic watchdog says world growth has passed its peak and faces growing risks, including from trade disputes and higher interest rates.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices just a day after he was harshly criticized for deciding not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.

Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down with prosecutors. It's the first time he has directly cooperated with the long investigation.