VOL. 128 | NO. 158 | Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The director of transportation for the countywide school system, Debbie Rike, resigned Wednesday, Aug. 14, capping a week and a half of significant transportation problems for the new school district.
Transplant reversal gives Memphian healthy future
After her mother died of heart failure, Anissa Swanigan began experiencing rapid heartbeats and was told to chalk it up to anxiety. With a pregnancy a year later, she was told she had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a congenital disease that results in a thickening of the heart muscle.
The ServiceMaster Co. reported a $564 million operating loss Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in a quarter that CEO Rob Gillette said did not meet expectations.
The month of July may help buoy expectations among optimistic participants in the mortgage industry that a housing recovery is taking hold in Shelby County.
Shelby County Commissioners meet in special session Wednesday, Aug. 14, to set the procedure for appointing a new member to the countywide school board.
When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talked this week about “a fundamentally new approach” in which crimes federal prosecutors pursue and the sentences they seek, he outlined an approach that has been taking shape in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee for several years.
Cato Johnson, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, is the new chairman of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Johnson was the unanimous choice of the commission after serving as vice chairman last year.
The Shelby County Commission will meet in special session Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
Chad Bowman, aerotropolis project manager for the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, has graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a yearlong Delta Regional Authority program designed to foster collaborative initiatives across the Delta region.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series. Forty-one percent of CMOs and CEOs report inbound marketing produced a measurable ROI in 2013, with half indicating an increased spend this year, according to HubSpot’s fifth annual State of Inbound Marketing Report.
Now that earnings season has essentially ended, the stock market needs a new muse. The next earnings season begins in early October. In between, analysts will tweak models and revise forecasts, but real data releases overpower estimate releases. In mid-September, the Fed will either reduce bond purchases or buy more time. President Obama will choose between the over-politicized Larry Summers, the over-dovish Janet Yellen or the over-qualified Don Kohn to succeed Ben Bernanke as the next Fed head. We will also soon revisit Washington’s favorite debate over the debt ceiling.
Compliance is a word thrown around frequently in the business world, and it’s a goal on your to-do list.
What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s on the Internet, says Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned an antiquated rule classifying statutory rape victims as accomplices.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Entergy Corp. customers in Mississippi will pay $22.3 million more over the next nine months, as the company recoups more for expenses.
CHICAGO (AP) – There's a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children – or grandchildren.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in seven months, a sign that consumer spending could boost economic growth in coming months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, is expanding the number of low-income families that can automatically qualify for its $9.95-per-month Internet access. It's also boosting download speeds on the service to 5 megabytes per second from 3 Mbps to attract more subscribers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is trying to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause "substantial harm" to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A watchdog agency for the accounting industry is proposing that auditors be required to give shareholders more information when they assess the accuracy of public companies' financial reports.