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Nissan North America says a plan to cut 12,500 jobs worldwide won't result in any additional losses in Tennessee.

The automaker announced at its Tokyo headquarters Thursday that the cuts would include 1,400 jobs in North America. But later in the day, a spokeswoman said these reductions have already occurred. 

Nathan Morgan / Nashville Business Journal

Some of the flashiest growth on Lower Broad is coming from companies not from Nashville, or Tennessee. And one in particular — Ohio-based TC Restaurant Group — now owns eight high-profile bars and restaurants.  

GM Spring Hill
Alan Poizner for General Motors

Tennessee has been announcing new suppliers and expanding plants, even though the auto industry as a whole is facing declining sales and shifting tastes.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville hotel prices hit their highest point ever last month: The average daily rate in October for the region was $162.55 per night, according to the travel data company STR.

TVA / Submitted

The head of the nation's largest public utility — the Tennessee Valley Authority — has announced he’s retiring.

Nashville Yards

Amazon’s 5,000-job announcement for Nashville also has major implications for the site in downtown Nashville where employees will work from a new 1-million-square-foot office space.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

Nashville will be home to a new distribution hub for the retail giant Amazon, bringing 5,000 corporate jobs to the city in what public officials are describing as the "single largest jobs commitment" in the state's history.

Nina Cardona / WPLN

Nashville almost hit an all-time record in the value of building permits issued in the last fiscal year, but the total number of permits actually went down.

It’s a strange factoid that the Nashville Business Journal's senior reporter Adam Sichko wrote about last week, at the close of Metro Nashville's fiscal year. We talked to Adam about what these numbers mean.  

Amy Eskind / WPLN

American restaurants tend to serve only the kinds of seafood diners are most familiar with. But that is proving to be environmentally unsustainable, and the industry is responding. Restauranteurs are embracing a movement to serve sustainable seafood — steering clear of fish that are caught in a damaging way, taking depleted species off the menu and offering diners relatively unfamiliar species that aren't overfished.

Steve Haruch / WPLN

In the 1950s, the small town of Shelbyville, Tenn., was home to a half-dozen pencil manufacturers, prompting then-Gov. Buford Ellington to declare it “Pencil City.”

The nickname has stuck, but for the most part, the industry has not. Today, the last business standing is Musgrave Pencil Company, which has found a way to adapt to changing times.