Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

Future Cardinals competitor? Power player with ties to Tony La Russa aims to bring MLB to Nashville

A new-to-Nashville businessman, who cites high-powered connections in sports and business, is spearheading an effort to bring a Major League Baseball team to Nashville. Music City Equity Group, formed by John Loar, is emerging in the wake of the mid-2...

By | 2019-01-14T23:23:42+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Sports|

Par Pacific acquires Tacoma refinery with Bank of Hawaii’s help

Par Pacific Holdings Inc., which owns Hawaii’s only operating oil refinery, has closed on its acquisition of U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and its refining and logistics businesses in the Pacific Northwest for $358 million. Par Pacific (NYSE: PARR) said Mon...

By | 2019-01-14T23:15:56+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Economics|

Endeavor launches streaming division to serve clients, including WWE

Endeavor, the Beverly Hills, California-based parent company of talent agencies WME and IMG as well as the UFC mixed martial arts organization, has launched a division to handle streaming for its clients, including new client WWE. Endeavor Streaming i...

By | 2019-01-14T22:54:18+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Media|

Banks in Houston provide financial relief to clients impacted by shutdown

As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history drags on, banks with Houston ties are reaching out with financial aid for furloughed customers. On Thursday, Jan. 10, Birmingham, Alabama-based BBVA Compass Bank, the subsidiary of Houston-ba...

By | 2019-01-14T22:52:30+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Economics|

M&A slump expected as Trump’s trade wars, stock volatility continue

The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions las...

By | 2019-01-14T22:49:59+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Healthcare|

Nashville could compete with Portland for a Major League Baseball team

A new-to-Nashville businessman, who cites high-powered connections in sports and business, is spearheading an effort to bring a Major League Baseball team to Nashville. Music City Equity Group, formed by John Loar, is emerging in the wake of the mid-2...

By | 2019-01-14T21:01:36+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Sports|

Airbus pushing for major cost cuts on A220 jet

As it embarks on plans to increase production in the coming years, Airbus will also be pushing suppliers to help it realize substantial cost reductions on its new A220 passenger jet.  According to a report from Reuters, Philippe Balducchi, who leads t...

By | 2019-01-14T20:33:24+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Kroger partners with tech firm on groundbreaking point-of-sale system

Kroger Co. has teamed up with a tech company to develop a software system to handle its point-of-sale transaction and data-gathering needs. Boston-based OneView Commerce Inc. said it’s working with Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s larg...

By | 2019-01-14T20:24:41+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Technology|