Features by Blake Farmer
Posted In: Volkswagen, cars, vocational training, labor
In Germany, more than half of high school graduates go into vocational programs.
Posted In: chicken, beef, pork
With beef and pork prices rising, many restaurants push chicken dishes.
Posted In: tennessee, South, factories
Why one resident of Lincoln County, Tenn. says: "We're lucky, I guess."
Posted In: Education, charter schools
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
Posted In: Amazon, Wal-Mart, profits
Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service.
Posted In: tennessee, high school. college attendance
In parts of Tennessee, about one third of working-age residents have a college degree. In a few counties, the rate drops to fewer than one in 10.
Posted In: homelessness, homeless, Nashville
Nashville's homeless get housing from private landlords in a new experimental program.
Posted In: college sports, Sports, football, college
Vanderbilt still has the poorest attendance record in the Southeastern Conference even though it’s coming off its best season in a century.
Posted In: dead malls, Malls, shopping, shopping mall
Shopping malls around the country are dropping like flies. Roughly a third have trouble keeping the lights on.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, energy
President Obama floated the idea of selling the Tennessee Valley Authority in his budget, released last month. He started receiving pushback almost immediately.