When Dell Computer opened a factory in Lebanon, it said it would create 1,000 new jobs. But fewer than 300 people work there now, and now some public officials are asking why the company is still getting a tax break. Dell used to be a humming computer factory, but it's a shadow of its former self. Last week, the company announced more layoffs. It won't say exactly how many, but a representative for Dell confirmed the Lebanon plant now has only 250 to 300 workers -- about a third of its former workforce. That's causing a stir among city officials who gave Dell a 40-year property tax break to move to Wilson County.
Mar 19, 2009 7:03 PM
More than 12,000 people already have signed up for LifeWayWorship, the Nashville-based organization's new iTunes-like site for church music.
Harland says the new program helps churches obey the law. A portion of the cost of each song is paid to music publishers and songwriter. "We want to make it easy for everybody to be legal," he says.
Mar 19, 2009 4:04 PM
Well, you gotta blame something, I suppose.
Mar 19, 2009 9:15 AM
A business pops up to provide resources to help the newly displaced and cash-strapped manage their own businesses:
As job prospects dwindle in labor markets around the country, plucky entrepreneurs don’t appear to be waiting as long for the sound of opportunity’s knock. A headline in The New York Times over the weekend read: “Weary of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own.” And so it is that a husband and wife team in Memphis, along with a third partner, have started a business venture for anyone who finds themselves with new chores that come with odd jobs they’ve picked up to get by. That venture is Bizfruits.com, and it is the brainchild of Ludovic and Katie Bruneau, who – with help from partner Harish Dahima – have spent more than a year fleshing out the concept. They started with a simple idea: Build a Web-based business management resource that’s easy to use and that centralizes and streamlines a variety of the day-to-day tasks of running a business.
Mar 19, 2009 9:08 AM
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