VOL. 129 | NO. 90 | Thursday, May 8, 2014
A veteran of the local business and economic development scene will guide the Greater Memphis Chamber as it seeks to execute an ambitious economic and community growth plan.
I-bank Tower in midst of makeover
One of Memphis’ most recognizable office buildings, occupying a prime piece of commercial real estate on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis, is getting a makeover.
Shelby County Commissioners rejected Wednesday, May 7, a plan by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to give Shelby County Schools $13.9 million in capital funding for the current fiscal year instead of a much larger amount the school system requested.
Sam Goff, a senior loan originator at Independent Bank, announced in a post to his Facebook followers last month that mortgage rates were at one point about as low as they’d been in 2014 so far.
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
The leaders of the city’s police and fire unions watched closely Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall as new numbers on the city’s pension liability from a new group of actuaries appeared to reset the ongoing discussion about city finances.
If you’re a St. Louis Cardinals fan, you may not believe what you are about to hear from former second baseman Tom Herr who played on three Cardinals World Series teams in the 1980s.
Ray’s take: Americans are getting married later. The 2013 figures from the Office for National Statistics show the average age at which men get married is 31 years, while women are typically aged 29 years when they tie the knot.
“You have trigger finger.” The words were uttered by my primary care physician. Matter-of-factly, I might add, to use a twice-hyphenated adverb. I was reminded of a crossword clue, something like “A gunslinger’s may be itchy.” Henceforth I’ll be reminded of “stenosing tenosynovitis” – a disorder marked by locking and/or snapping of a finger’s flexor tendon. And by pain!
Cataracts are probably the most common reversible/treatable ocular disease and afflict millions of people in the U.S. and throughout the world.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said Wednesday that a report showing the state's high school seniors' below-average performance in math and reading is partially due to them not being exposed to recent education changes that have more rigorous standards.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in more than a year, using their credit cards and taking out more auto and student loans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is improving but noted that the job market remains "far from satisfactory" and inflation is still below the Fed's target rate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers Wednesday are reviving a long-stalled effort to create a National Women's History Museum in the nation's capital.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Top health insurance companies told members of Congress Wednesday that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the president's new health care law have gone on to pay their premiums – a necessary step for the enrollment figures touted by the Obama administration to hold up.