Business

10:58am

Fri August 2, 2013
Business

GM, Nissan See Record July Sales, VW Sales Fall

Credit nissannorthamerica.com/

DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — General Motors and Nissan,  two of Tennessee's largest employers, had record setting sales in July.

GM, with a large plant in Spring Hill, saw a 16 percent rise in sales when compared to July 2012.  Franklin based Nissan reported and 11 percent gain, its best July ever.

Only Volkswagen, which has a large production facility in Chattanooga, had a down month. Its sales were off slightly more than 3 percent as sales of the top-selling Jetta compact fell.

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10:29am

Thu August 1, 2013
Business

Health-Care Overhaul: Risk, Opportunity for Mid-State Companies

Credit chs.net

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  On Tuesday, Franklin based hospital giant Community Health Systems announced plans to buy fellow hospital operator Health Management Associates for about $3.9 billion.

The deal will make CHS the largest hospital company in the nation in terms of the number of hospitals it operates. CHS says it’s making the purchase to put itself in a better position to benefit from President Obama’s health care overhaul.

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12:37pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Business

Tenn. Again Tops in Auto Manufacturing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is No. 1 in automotive manufacturing in the nation for a fourth consecutive year.

Economic development publication Business Facilities has released its annual ranking, showing Tennessee the top state.

Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty calls the ranking "an impressive distinction" and says expansions and relocations by automotive manufacturers like General Motors, Nissan, Volkswagen and Magneti Marelli further solidify the state's position globally.

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9:21am

Mon July 29, 2013
Business

MTSU Alumni Relations Pigskin Pre-Game Kicks Off Football Season

Pigskin pre-game gathering

A new venue and an added twist to the event name means the MTSU Office of Alumni Relations annual Pigskin Pre-Game Stockyard Party will be hosted Saturday, Aug. 17, in Coach Rick Stockstill’s “backyard.”

Normally held off campus, this year’s event will take place in Floyd Stadium, home of Stockstill’s Blue Raiders, who will embark on their first season in Conference USA. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program will start at 7 o’clock.

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8:05am

Thu July 25, 2013
Business

MTSU Names Wade Director of Farm Laboratories

Matthew Wade, new Director of MTSU Farm Laboratories

MTSU did not have to look far to find the new farm laboratory director in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

Alumnus Matthew Wade, manager of the Tennessee Livestock Center on campus, will oversee all the farm lab units, agriculture department director Warren Gill said.

Wade, 44, replaces Tim Redd, who retired in the spring, but will remain part of the faculty. Wade’s first day on the job will be Monday, July 29, but already he has been involved in many meetings related to the position.

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