» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 128 | NO. 213 | Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sickle Cell Foundation Looking to Buy Hunt-Phelan House

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is trying to raise $2 million to buy the 175-year old Hunt-Phelan house, 533 Beale St., in what could be the latest change for the antebellum home that is the last mansion on a street once lined with them.

Comics Universe

Third Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention set for mid-November

As he raised his four children, Joe Thordarson increasingly thought about the important roles that art and literature played in education.

AV Artistry Opens New Design Studio

Memphis-based AV Artistry, which has opened a new design studio that showcases its ability to do everything from basic entertainment system installations to helping outfit the most high-tech of man caves, knows its customer base well.

Martin Doesn’t Address Permanent Presidency Talk

There is sentiment for University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin to drop the “interim” part of the title and become the next permanent leader of the city’s largest higher education institution.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

The 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St., the Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St., and Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. Visit indiememphis.com.

more events »

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Cleveland Brings Legal Skills to PeopleCap

Howard Cleveland has brought a unique set of skills and perspective to his role as principal of PeopleCap, the boutique human resources firm he co-founded in 2012.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Plan Your Legacy

Ray’s Take Webster defines legacy as “something received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.” Our personal legacy is what we are remembered for; the contributions we have made to our family, our community, and our world.

Pronoun Showdown Follow-Up

A while back, I cited a sports item in which two coaches were, respectively, if not respectfully, cited as having said that a matter was “between he and I” and “between me and him.” I asked which coach was correct, pronoun-wise. Boy-oh-boy, did I ever get viewer mail in response!

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sales of Small Businesses Finally Make Big Gains

NEW YORK (AP) – Sales of small businesses are finally making big gains.

ADP: US Companies Add 130,000 Jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 130,000 jobs in October, as the 16-day partial government shutdown slowed an already-weak job market.

Social Security Benefits to Go Up by 1.5 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19 a month to keep up with the cost of living.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed Leaves Low Interest-Rate Policies Unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately.

Obama Says He's 'Not Happy' With Health Care Woes

BOSTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he "not happy" about the problems with his health care website and takes "full responsibility" for resolving the issues.

Congress to Begin Talks on Food Stamps, Farm Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators are set to begin crafting a compromise farm bill, including cuts to the food stamp program.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Third-Quarter Results Fly Past Expectations

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook's stock is soaring after the company reported a 60 percent revenue increase in the third quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations.

HEALTH CARE

New Security Issues Surface as Sebelius Testifies

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's embattled top health official declared herself accountable Wednesday for failures of the much-maligned health insurance website as a newly surfaced government memo pointed to security concerns that were laid out just days before its launch.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.