VOL. 128 | NO. 122 | Monday, June 24, 2013
The International Port of Memphis played host to a handful of influential guests Friday, June 21, just as the city and its partners are seeking a large federal grant to help expand the industrial area.
Frayser 9th Grade Academy signals key ASD move
Three weeks before the first school year of the Achievement School District ended in May, parents and students at Westside Achievement Middle School began to prepare for the addition of a separate ninth-grade academy at the Frayser school opening this August.
Less than a week before an effort to rein in billions of dollars in Medicare spending on home medical equipment is set to kick in, members of Congress and medical supply programs are pushing to delay the plan, saying some of the process has been mishandled and that the process lacks transparency.
Wright Medical Group. Inc. said Wednesday, June 19, it will sell its hip and knee implants business, OrthoRecon, to a unit of Shanghai-based MicroPort Scientific Corp. for $290 million in cash.
RedRover Sales & Marketing has added several new members to its “pack” in recent weeks.
From the hold of a slave ship to a segregated classroom to “freedom song karaoke,” the new elements of the renovated National Civil Rights Museum are taking shape.
Jennifer and Andrew Brunson opened The Hub Automotive last September in the Cooper-Young District.
Today, I finished reading the book “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh. Tony is the CEO of Zappos – and Tony is an experimenter extraordinaire! In a nutshell, he seems to be willing to try pretty much anything in his ongoing quest to develop and nurture a culture of happiness creators at Zappos.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state is notifying Tennesseans drawing unemployment benefits that they will soon lose a weekly $15-per-child allowance as part of a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state water official told members of a Tennessee environmental group that their water quality complaints could be considered an act of terrorism.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 9.1 percent in May, and the state was tied with Illinois for the second-highest seasonal adjusted jobless rate in the nation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has $1 million in grants available for local governments to create, improve or expand cooperative recycling programs.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' unemployment rate rose slightly in May, increasing from 7.2 percent in April to 7.3 percent in May, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.
NEW YORK (AP) — For most bond mutual funds, rising interest rates are kryptonite.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve voting member believes the Fed's decision to announce details about when it would trim its bond-buying program was "inappropriately timed," according to a statement posted by his staff Friday.