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1. Plosser, a Leading Fed 'Hawk,' to Retire in March
- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.
Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns that a continuation of low-interest rate policies could ignite inflation.
2. Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace for the Inevitable
- Friday, September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
Enjoy the easy money while it lasts.
By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows. Those rates have helped support the economy, cheered the stock market and shrunk mortgage rates. A Fed rate increase could potentially reverse those trends.
3. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
4. Yellen to Give Her Outlook as Fed Honeymoon Fades
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup.
5. Budget Specifics Come In for County Commission
- Monday, April 28, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners are in that time of the year when crowded agendas yield to hearings and votes on a budget for the coming fiscal year.
So when the commission meets Monday, April 28, the agenda will be relatively light as commissioners begin to take in some of the details of the financial decisions they will make later.
6. Despite Market Unrest, Fed Likely to Pare Stimulus
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as Ben Bernanke prepares to turn the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve over to Janet Yellen, global markets are on edge over the prospect that she'll extend a policy he began: a steady pullback in the Fed's extraordinary economic stimulus.
7. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
8. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
9. Fed Says Economy is Healthier; Takes No New Steps
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve on Tuesday portrayed the U.S. economy as slightly healthier and held off on any new steps to boost the economy.
Hiring is picking up and consumers are spending more despite slower growth globally, the Fed said in its latest policy statement.
10. Why Fed Dissident Fisher Opposes Further Action
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – He's an inflation "hawk" who isn't worried about inflation, a former political candidate appalled by politics, a dissident who views himself as part of the team.
An idiosyncratic figure, Richard Fisher has drawn attention lately as one of three members of the Federal Reserve's policymaking committee who have lined up against Chairman Ben Bernanke's steps to try to stimulate the economy.
11. Fed Dissenter Says Latest Step Won't Help Economy
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said he opposed the Fed's latest attempt to boost economic growth because he fears it won't work – and it could scare consumers and squeeze bank earnings.
12. Fed to Shift $400B in Holdings to Boost Economy
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve will use more than $400 billion to try to drive down long-term interest rates, make home and business loans cheaper and invigorate the U.S. economy.
13. Fed Says $600B Bond Program to End in June
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy and job creation have strengthened enough for the Federal Reserve to end on schedule a program of buying Treasury bonds to help the economy, the Fed said Wednesday.
14. Yellen Sees No Rush to Start Tightening Credit
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve's second-highest ranking official on Monday said the economy is not strong enough for the Fed to begin tightening credit, countering a vocal minority of members who argue the central bank's stimulus programs are contributing to higher inflation.
15. Fed Official Mulls Early End to Bond-Buying Plan
- Monday, April 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Federal Reserve official on Friday called on the central bank to consider ending its $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program, fearing it could lead to higher inflation.
16. Fed to Meet at a Time of Widening Economic Risks
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher oil and food prices. Unemployment near 9 percent. Crises in the Middle East and Japan.
The U.S. economy faces threats at home and abroad that have the potential to dull growth or stoke inflation. Or both.
17. Fed Official: Stimulus Plan Should be Reconsidered
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve should "quite seriously" rethink whether its $600 billion bond-purchase program is needed given the strengthening U.S. economy, a Fed official said Tuesday.
18. Bernanke Bond Plan Faces More Skeptics Within Fed
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Few expect any major shifts when the Federal Reserve's policymaking panel meets this week, even though two of its new voting members have been skeptics of the Fed's $600 billion Treasury bond purchase plan.
19. Andrasik Named Chair of UM Psychology Dept.
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Frank Andrasik has been named chairman of the University of Memphis Department of Psychology.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Education: Received Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 1979 after completing an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Department of Psychiatry) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Family: My wife, Candy; three daughters, Meghan, Kelly and Holly; one son, Dodge; and two young granddaughters, Harper and Rhiley.
Favorite quote: From my now deceased father: “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Several. Dining out and going to movies, plays, or concerts. We’ve already been to see Sheryl Crow at Mud Island. Anything outside and exercising. Before hip surgery I enjoyed running, but now I am confined to walking.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I need to mention two. First would be my father, from whom I received my strong work ethic. Second would be professor Kay Deaux, who helped me find my way in psychology.
Why did you pursue a career in psychology? Like many undergraduates, I struggled to find my niche. I took a class with professor Kay Deaux, a well-known social psychologist, and afterwards she invited me to work in her laboratory.
In seconds, I was hooked on psychology. I needed only to find the right area of specialization, which for me was clinical psychology.
What attracted you to the University of Memphis? Many things. The quality of the faculty, students and staff. The exciting projects being pursued. The many possibilities to collaborate with folks on and off campus. The opportunity to help make a very strong program even more so.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Contributing to the knowledge base of psychology and the professional development of students and more junior colleagues.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with students and seeing their eyes light up when they get excited by psychology.
20. Charter Commission Takes Message to the People
- Monday, July 12, 2010
The Metro Charter Commission drew a crowd of 200 last week at the first of three public hearings on the consolidation proposal still taking shape.
The two-and-half-hour session at the Memphis Botanic Garden even included something the group hasn’t encountered much in public forums held by other groups – applause for the idea of consolidation.
21. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
22. Fed Official: Recovery Will Be ‘Very Slow Slog’
- Monday, May 18, 2009
Americans should brace themselves for a slow recovery back to health after the recession ends, with unemployment likely to hit the double digits, a Federal Reserve official said Friday.
Consumers here and abroad – fearful of losing their jobs or homes – likely will remain cautious spenders, said Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
23. Consumer Prices Flat, Production Dips
- Monday, May 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer prices were flat in April, while industrial production fell by the smallest amount in six months – further evidence that the recession’s grip is slowly easing.
The disappearance of inflation has been a product of the country’s deep recession as surging job layoffs dampen wage pressures and weak consumer demand keeps a lid on price increases. Some economists are worried about a dangerous bout of falling prices, but most say that possibility remains remote because the Federal Reserve has responded with force to combat the current downturn.
24. Rawson Named President Of Benefit Recover Inc.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Win Rawson has been named president of Memphis-based Benefit Recover Inc.
Rawson joined the company as general counsel in June 2007. Previously, he worked at Lawrence & Russell LLP, where he developed and managed employment and benefits litigation for several Fortune 100 clients.
25. Housing Starts Slide To 17-Year Low
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction of homes and apartments fell in July to the lowest level in more than 17 years, but some economists said the drop could aid the slumping housing sector by helping reduce a glut of unsold properties.
26. Fed Likely to Hold Rates Steady
- Tuesday, August 05, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – An ugly brew of rising unemployment, spiking foreclosures and gyrating energy prices is plaguing the country and making life difficult for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as he tries to right the economy.
27. Fed Holds Rates Steady for Now
- Thursday, June 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - With inflation moving higher on its worry list, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady Wednesday, ending nearly a year of cuts to bolster the economy, and hinted that the next direction for rates could be up.
28. Fed Cuts Key Rate by a Quarter-Point
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point Wednesday, a smaller move than the aggressive easing it undertook earlier this year. There were signs the Fed may believe it has done enough to prevent a deep recession.
29. Some Fed Policymakers Worried About 'Prolonged and Severe' Economic Downturn
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worries about a deep recession - not a shallow one - drove Federal Reserve policymakers to slash a key interest rate last month, meeting minutes show.
Even as the Fed battled in almost unprecedented fashion to stem a widening credit and housing slump, some members fretted over the possibility of a "prolonged and severe" economic downturn. It was in that environment that they voted - with two dissents - to cut its most important interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to 2.25 percent. That action capped the most aggressive Fed intervention in a quarter-century.
30. Divisions in Fed Make Bernanke's Juggling Act Harder
- Friday, March 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.
The Federal Reserve chairman has been taking extraordinary steps to prevent credit, financial and housing problems from driving the country into a deep recession. At the same time, he faces the danger that the very tonic to brace the sickly economy could bring about another dangerous ailment - inflation.
31. Fed Aggressively Cuts Funds Rate by Three-Fourths of a Percentage Point
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday slashed a key interest rate by three-fourths of a percentage point, moving aggressively to contain a credit crisis threatening to push the country into a severe recession.
32. Search and Recovery
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
Ash Wednesday in Memphis began with a search for loss and destruction. The day after storms raked the city and the region, Memphians focused on repairing the physical damage and coming to grips with the human toll.
33. Fed Cuts Interest Rates Bold Half-Point to Boost Ailing Economy; Wall Street Still Wary
- Thursday, January 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve delivered powerful new relief to people and businesses squeezed by the ailing economy Wednesday, cutting interest rates ever deeper in an effort to avert or at least soften the blow of a recession.
34. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
35. Fed's Fisher: Interest Rate Cut Needed to Encourage Economic Growth
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
DALLAS (Dow Jones/AP) - An improved inflationary environment and rising threats to economic growth motivated last week's Federal Reserve rate cut, and policymakers are prepared to act again if needed, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said Monday.
36. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
37. Memphis Airport's New Cargo Facility Scheduled for Early '08 Opening
- Tuesday, May 01, 2007
2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Cost: $6.9 million
Project Cost: $8.4 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2007
38. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
39. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, July 20, 2004
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. The Shelby County Conservation Board meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Shelby Farms Visitors Cent...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor, with day-to-day responsibility for managing the Valent U
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor. She will manage the Valent U.S.A. team and leading new business dev...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Gary Wilkinson, a partner in the Memphis law firm of Stewart & Wilkinson PLLC was elected to the prestigious Federation of Def Gary Wilkinson, a partner in the Memphis law firm of Stewart and Wilkinson PLLC, was elected to the Federation of Defe...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 21, 1999
AutoZone Names Senior Vice James M. Evans Jr. has joined PSI as a staff consultant. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Memphis and previously worked as a structural engineer. Emily Forman has joined CB Richard Ellis as resea...
43. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 25, 1998
Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the city of Memphis, has been named this years outstanding engineering alumnus by the Engineering Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the cit...
45. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, August 13, 1997
Electronic commerce spurs new software Electronic commerce spurs new industry Internet purchases increase; computer companies create new software, products By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Though there are hundreds of Memphis-based sites now on t...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 16, 1997
Trezevant Realty Corp Trezevant Realty Corp. has announced several new employees and a promotion: Linda Braden has joined the corporation as marketing assistant for retail development. Braden has been involved in the commercial real estate industry ...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 06, 1996
03-06 memos Tim Verner has been named Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Young Engineer of the Year. Verner is the current president of the Memphis Society of Professional Engineers and previously was chapter president of the American Socie...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 01, 1995
memos 11/1 Palmer Wilson Jr., M.D., has joined the staff of Health First Medical Group's Internal Medicine Department. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee-Memphis and completed his internship and residency at the Methodist ...