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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Murfreesboro has one of the healthiest housing markets in the country.

The personal finance website ranked the 300 largest cities in the nation on the health of their real estate markets. Murfreesboro placed 41 overall, and pushed into the top 20 in the small cities category.

Wallethub analysts looked at 14 metrics to compare the markets, including median home price depreciation, home price as a percentage of income, and the health of the local economy.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing "high-quality jobs" to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that the Haslam administration is touting the state internationally as a place with a "low-cost labor force" and "very low unionization rates."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.

The Republican governor is in Israel this week on a trade mission. On Tuesday, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and with former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday.

Tennessee not a bad place to retire

Aug 27, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Tennessee may not have Florida’s sandy beaches or Arizona’s Grand Canyon scenery, but it turns out the state isn’t a bad place to retire.

WMOT reporting partner recently analyzed 24 metrics to rank the nation’s 150 most retirement friendly cities.  Nashville made the list at position 25. Knoxville and Chattanooga also ranked above average.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The AAA says holiday travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday will reach levels not seen since before the Great Recession.

The agency says it expects 35. 5 million Americans to hit the nation’s roads for the long holiday weekend that begins next Thursday. AAA says there haven’t been that many Labor Day travelers on the move since 2008.

AAA spokesperson Stephanie Milani says Tennessee’s roadways are going to be crowded.