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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  Gas prices have fallen dramatically in recent weeks and AAA says they may fall still further between now and the end of the year. reports stations here in Murfreesboro are selling a gallon of regular gasoline today for $1.89.  AAA says the current average price statewide is $2.09, down 23 cents in the past month.

AAA’s Stephanie Milani says falling oil prices and strong production are pushing prices lower. She says demand will likely fall now as the summer travel season ends putting even more downward pressure on prices.

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.