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VOL. 47 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 27, 2023

One more crack in a scrambled supply chain

Egg shortage improving but still taking toll on restaurants, households

Faberge eggs, they’re not. But those Grade A Large oval-shaped jewels you buy at the grocery store – if you can find them on area shelves – are pretty darn expensive.

Egg shortage another direct hit for restaurants

The 2020-present COVID-19 pandemic has hit the restaurant industry pretty hard, forcing many businesses to shut down temporarily and others to go bust due to supply chain issues and labor shortages. But customers have returned and seem hungrier than ever.

It’ll take time for new chicks to become egg producers

The nation’s egg shortage could continue for another year, even though prices have slightly declined from record highs in recent weeks.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Franklin invites trouble with plow naming contest

The challenge is on: Can Franklin come up with a crowdsourced name to compete with – or dare we think it, surpass – the reigning champion in such endeavors, Boaty McBoatface?

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EVENTS

Montgomery Bell State Park Job Fair. Tennessee State Parks will conduct job interviews for the 117-room Lodge at Montgomery Bell. Among the positions the lodge seeks to fill are cook, kitchen manager, building maintenance technician, server, front desk associate, room attendant, bartender, account clerk and custodian. Positions include both full- and part-time work. Walk-ins at the park are also welcome on the day of the interviews. Candidates may submit an application in advance or they may apply in person. Interviews will be completed in person/on the spot. Lodge at Montgomery Bell, 1000 Hotel Ave., Burns 37187. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

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RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Even with sales down, data shows it’s a seller’s market

There are ample arguments on both sides for those arguing the condition of the Middle Tennessee real estate market.

REAL ESTATE

Top Davidson County commercial real estate sales for 2022

Top Davidson County commercial real estate sales for 2022, as compiled by the Nashville Ledger.

Top Davidson County commercial real estate sales for December 2022

Top Davidson County commercial real estate sales for December 2022, as compiled by the Nashville Ledger.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans message: We'll be collaborating on collaboration

That’s the often-repeated message as new GM, Vrabel get to work

One of the narratives that might have been a bit overlooked in the hiring of Ran Carthon as the new Tennessee Titans general manager is the power that head coach Mike Vrabel will hold in the Titans hierarchy.

Titans hope new GM Carthon can keep scoring in late draft rounds

Besides his pledge to be a collaborator with Mike Vrabel in building the Tennessee Titans roster, one of the main things that apparently appealed to Amy Adams Strunk and the ownership group in the hiring of Ran Carthon was his and the San Francisco 49ers’ ability to find late-round gems for their roster that go beyond just someone who can cover a punt.

Conference Championships: Bengals, Eagles should move on

The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs certainly brought some interesting results, most notably in the AFC where who knew that the Jacksonville Jaguars would put up a better fight in Kansas City than the Buffalo Bills did at home in losing to the Cincinnati Bengals. Either way, it serves for an exciting matchup and avoids the possibility of a neutral site conference title game.

NEWSMAKERS

McGlinchey expands reach with Frankel hire

McGlinchey has added entertainment attorney Hillel Frankel, who focuses on music transactions, film licensing and distribution, and intellectual property, as of counsel.

BRIEFS

Lee sworn in for second term

Gov. Bill Lee kicked off his second term, promising to focus over the next four years on improving aging transportation systems, advocating for better conservation efforts and protecting the state’s most vulnerable children.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds names its best vehicles for 2023

Every year Edmunds’ experts put their heads together to determine the best new vehicles on sale. Spread across six categories, the annual Edmunds Top Rated Awards are given to the cars, trucks and SUVs that rank at the top of their class according to Edmunds’ vehicle testing program.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Smooth transition: Creating your retirement glide path

In investing terms, a “glide path” describes how a mix of investments changes over time. Typically, the mix gets more conservative – with fewer stocks and more bonds, for example – as the investor approaches a goal such as retirement.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Rekindle your fizzling financial resolutions

Save more, spend less and pay off debt are popular New Year’s resolutions – and perhaps the ones most likely to fall by the wayside a few weeks into the year when reality sets in and expenses derail plans.


STATEWIDE

5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols' death

Five fired Memphis police officers were charged Thursday with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.

Tennessee says pair gave incorrect execution drug testimony

Two of the people most responsible for overseeing Tennessee's lethal injection drugs "incorrectly testified" under oath that they were testing the chemicals for bacterial contamination, the state attorney general's office conceded in a court filing.

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS

Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

How classified documents became a schoolgirl's show-and-tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a winter's day in 1984, a briefcase stuffed with classified government documents showed up in a building in Pittsburgh, borne by someone who most certainly wasn't supposed to have them.

U.S. ECONOMY

How will we know if the US economy is in a recession?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second consecutive quarter of economic growth that the government reported Thursday underscored that the nation isn't in a recession despite high inflation and the Federal Reserve's fastest pace of interest rate hikes in four decades.

US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.

EMPLOYMENT

Fewer Americans file for jobless claims last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market remains tight, even as the Federal Reserve has tried to cool the economy and inflation by raising interest rates.

TRAVEL

US investigating December flight cancellations at Southwest

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday it is investigating whether Southwest Airlines deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights in late December than it realistically could handle.

Tale of 2 airlines: Big profit at American, Southwest loss

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines gave more proof Thursday of the recovery in air travel, posting a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter, while Southwest Airlines lost money because of massive flight cancellations last month.

MARKETS

Wall Street edges higher after reports on economy, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street Thursday following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared.

SCIENCE

Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded.

TECHNOLOGY

Justice Department seizes website of major ransomware gang

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has seized the website of a prolific ransomware gang that has heavily targeted hospitals and other health care providers.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others.

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