Bank of Tennessee names new Nashville market president – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Bank of Tennessee names new Nashville market presidentNashville Business Journal (blog)“The wealth of knowledge that he has gained over the course of his banking career will enhance and continue to…

Nashville will apply to host Democratic National Convention – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Nashville will apply to host Democratic National ConventionNashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville officials will take up an offer from the Democratic National Committee to apply to host the party’s 2016 nominating…

Institutional investors buying homes in Denver at increasing rate – Denver Post

Denver PostInstitutional investors — non-lender buyers who have purchased 10 or more homes over the past 12 months — have hit the Denver real estate market in a big way…

Dallas Advances In Bid To Host 2016 Republican Convention – CBS 11

CBS 11DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Big things happen in Dallas and this might be one of the biggest yet. The Republic National Party announced today Dallas is one of the eight…

‘Nashville’ returns, ties series low in overnight ratings – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

‘Nashville‘ returns, ties series low in overnight ratingsNashville Business Journal (blog)ABC’s ‘Nashville‘ returned Wednesday night, but the new episode did little to drive ratings. The show tied a series low…

When it comes to brainpower, several cities have Nashville beat – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

When it comes to brainpower, several cities have Nashville beatNashville Business Journal (blog)According to the data, 87.2 percent of adults 25 or older in the Nashville area have a high…

Denver named a finalist for Republican convention – Denver Business Journal

Denver Business JournalOne issue for Denver and several other cities: Republicans are believed to be interested in staging their convention in early summer, earlier than usual, to allow their candidate…

Boeing offers details on its new secure Android smartphone – DailyTech

DailyTechBoeing has officially announced a new smartphone that was designed with security and modularity in mind. The modular and secure design allows the device to be used in a range…

Boeing Black: A mobe that’s secure enough for government work? – Register

RegisterWho makes the most secure smartphones? Apple? Samsung? BlackBerry? Boeing is betting the US government’s answer is “none of the above.” A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission first…

Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and…

Testimony starts in Super Bowl ice injury lawsuit – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsUntil the Friday before Super Bowl XLV, Taylor said, he had never seen footage of ice sliding off a domed roof and flying 100 feet away into a…

Ready for Sacramento’s comic con? – Sacramento Business Journal

Ready for Sacramento’s comic con?Sacramento Business JournalApparently Sacramento wants to get its comics on. Three-day passes and some of the VIP events at the Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento…

Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development future – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development futureNashville Business Journal (blog)Greater Nashville is expected to see an influx of one million new residents to Nashville over the next 25…

Plan to Bring Redskins Back to DC Gets Public Hearing – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonThe D.C. Council wants to hear what you think about a plan to bring the Washington Redskins back to the District. Back in Nov., six councilmembers unveiled their plan…

Testimony To Begin In Super Bowl Ice Lawsuit –

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Anyone who was in North Texas three years ago remembers the ice that covered the Metroplex just as the Super Bowl came to town. A winter storm…

Colorado leaders, right and left, put Denver in middle of RNC chase – Denver Post

Denver PostDenver’s bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention became official Monday — spelled out on hundreds of pages of high-tech synthetic paper that won’t tear and housed in a…

Denver Post wins general excellence, public service in annual awards – Denver Post

Denver Post wins general excellence, public service in annual awardsDenver PostThe Denver Post was presented more than 120 awards Friday night in both of Colorado’s annual journalism contests. In the…

25 Charged in Largest Medicaid Fraud Bust in DC History – CBS Local

CBS LocalWASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Federal authorities say 25 people have been charged in a wide-ranging scheme to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia…

Southern Living breaks the mold as Hayden Panettiere talks Nashville – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Nashville Business Journal (blog)The new issue of Southern Living magazine, which hits newsstands today, does something it’s never done before, and the result is more publicity for Nashville. Hayden Panettiere,…

Feds: Medicaid fraud reached ‘epidemic levels’ in D.C. region – Washington Times

Washington Times“An astonishing amount of money was stolen from the American taxpayer,” said Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Authorities are still tabulating the…

Google targets Nashville for high-speed fiber network – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Nashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville is on the short list of cities under consideration for the next round of Google Fiber, the tech giant announced today. The California-based company is looking…

Super Bowl XLIX volunteers needed – MyFox Phoenix

Super Bowl XLIX volunteers neededMyFox PhoenixThe official Arizona Super Bowl web site has a countdown clock. As of February 18, there are 347 days left until the Super Bowl —…

‘Dallas’ Toasts Larry Hagman with J.R. Ewing’s Own Bourbon – Variety

VarietyTNT is toasting the late Larry Hagman and the ruthless Texas oil tycoon he played on nighttime soap “Dallas” with J.R. Ewing Bourbon. Bourbon was the character’s drink of choice.…

Arizona Super Bowl group launches small-business program – Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona Super Bowl group launches small-business programPhoenix Business JournalSimilar small-business programs have been run in other Super Bowl host cities looking to link caterers, livery businesses and audio-visual firms with…

Girardi: Jeter decision to sink in Wednesday – SI.com

SI.comTAMPA, Fla. (AP) – New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Derek Jeter’s retirement announcement will really strike him later this week. The Yankees captain said last week in a…

Mecanoo wins MLK Library Washington DC – Archinect

ArchinectD.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced today the design team Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson is chosen to revitalize the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The city’s aim for their…

Trader Joe’s fans flock to Denver, Boulder for debut of Colorado stores – Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Springs GazetteMary Kate Douglas, left, has her friend, Paige Mullen, take a photo of her in line to checkout during the grand opening of specialty grocer Trader Joe’s located…

Criticized Colorado Turnpike Contract Made Public – CBS Local

CBS LocalDENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday publicly released its much-criticized contract with a private firm to operate U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder for the…

Long-awaited Trader Joe’s stores open in Colorado – Denver Post

Denver PostPeople crowd into the new Trader Joe’s at Colorado Boulevard and East Eighth Avenue for the grand opening of the specialty grocery store Friday. Two other Trader Joe’s locations…

Shafer to step down as rodeo official – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleAfter 40 years with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, longtime spokesman Leroy Shafer – the organization’s public face and a legend in promoting Texas agriculture and raising money…

Occidental Petroleum to move HQ to Houston, spin off California assets – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOccidental Petroleum, the longtime Los Angeles-based energy giant, announced Friday that it would move its headquarters to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company.…

Marijuana industry relieved by banking memo – Denver Post

Denver PostDENVER—The marijuana industry breathed a sigh of relief Friday after federal banking regulators issued long-awaited permission for them to access basic banking services. But they say that more needs…

Facebook changes show it’s no longer a binary world – Washington Post

Washington PostFacebook has expanded its options for gender identification, adding 54 new ones for users to choose from, in addition to “male” and “female.” They are available for people using…

Colorado lawmakers take shots at 50-year US 36 management contract – Denver Post

Denver PostCDOT officials got an earful during a public meeting on a proposed 50-year agreement between the Colorado Department of Transportation and Plenary Roads Denver on maintenance and operation of…

Houston company named top in the country for interns – Houston Business Journal

Houston Business JournalA Houston-based energy company has cracked the top 5 — which includes the likes of Facebook and Google — on a new list of the best companies to…