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1. FBI Head: Cyber Crime Posing 'Enormous Challenge'
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Law enforcement faces an "enormous challenge" in preventing state-sponsored cyber crimes, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday, days after the Justice Department charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets.
2. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
3. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.
4. That's the Spirit: Booze From Local Crops Booming
- Monday, May 06, 2013
GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) – With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn't have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin.
5. US may Soon Become World's Top Oil Producer
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.
Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951.
6. Greene Turbine Works to Harness River’s Energy
- Monday, July 09, 2012
Geoff Greene, CEO of Memphis-based Greene Turbine LLC, has dedicated the past 17 years to finding a clean, low-maintenance, economically efficient method of harnessing the power of the mighty Mississippi River to deliver energy into the Tennessee electrical grid.
7. Farrisview Freight Terminal Sells for $1.7 Million
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
2727 Farrisview Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $1.7 million
Sale Date: April 27, 2012
8. Rising Factory Output Gives Economy a Lift
- Thursday, January 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories are roaring back from the depths of the recession, cranking out more machinery, vehicles and energy.
Factory production has surged 15 percent above its lows of 2½ years ago and is helping drive the economy's recovery.
9. Fed Survey Shows Economy Ended 2011 With Strength
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The final weeks of 2011 were the economy's best since it seemed to be slipping toward recession in late spring – a shot of optimism for 2012.
Consumers spent more freely. Factories made more goods. Americans stepped up travel. And the auto industry enjoyed its best stretch of the year.
10. 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?
- Monday, December 19, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812.
Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas.
11. Feds Move Closer to Approving New Nuclear Reactor
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – Federal regulators are leaning toward approving a nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in a generation.
12. Shelby Farms Playground Seeks Green Certification
- Monday, November 28, 2011
Shelby Farms Park’s Woodland Discovery Playground is in the running to be the first certified Sustainable Sites Initiative project in the world.
13. Gaining Traction
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
It’s not uncommon for cooperatives of independent booksellers and music stores to launch campaigns in hopes of attracting consumers.
But when Del-Nat Tire Corp. started in 1989, the similar idea of forming a cooperative of independent tire dealers and distributors wasn’t given much of a chance by some in the tire business.
14. Medtronic Device Helping People Resume Life
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A man who recently became one of only about 1,200 people ever to complete a swim across the English Channel is the recipient of an artificial disc developed by Medtronic’s Memphis-based Spinal and Biologics Unit that enabled him to dive back into his favorite past-time.
15. Holistic Healing
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Asking some folks to close their eyes and imagine the process of lying still while having stainless-steel wire needles inserted into their skin might leave them feeling as if they’re, well, sitting on pins and needles.
16. MIM Theme Still on at Metal Museum
- Monday, June 06, 2011
Memphis in May 2011 is over, but the celebration continues at the Metal Museum where antique Belgian firearms and outrageous barbecue cookers offer a taste of culture and whimsy.
With “Antique Guns from the Liege Arms Museum” the Metal Museum displays its first all-gun exhibition.
17. GM to Raise Car Prices Due to Oil, Metal Costs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. said Monday it will raise car and truck prices by an average of $123 per vehicle to make up for its increased oil and metal costs.
18. Shelby Farms Unveils New Playground
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wild songbirds provided the music for a springtime scene straight out of a fairy tale, as Snow White – illuminated in sunshine and surrounded by blossoming trees – read a story to a wide-eyed little girl seated at her side.
19. For Real Estate, a Giant Spring Clearance Sale
- Monday, March 28, 2011
In suburban Chicago, it's paradise to be a homebuyer.
At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades, including wood-burning fireplaces, all-stainless steel kitchens and marbled bathrooms tricked out with double-bowl vanities and whirlpool soaker tubs.
20. IBERIABANK Files $2.5 Million Permit
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
4894 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $2.5 million
Project Cost: Applied January 2011
Completion: Fall 2011
Contractor: Webb Building Corp.
Architect: Chrestia Staub Pierce Inc.
21. Rate Grumbles Among Some TVA Industrial Customers
- Thursday, January 06, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee Valley Authority industrial customers are grumbling about planned changes and rate increases that they contend have been "worse than ridiculous."
22. Perl Joins Glankler Brown
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
Arnold Perl is starting a new chapter next week in what’s been a nearly 50-year legal career after having joined Glankler Brown PLLC, the city’s second largest law firm, as a member.
23. Coming Together
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
With the steel girders of the Kroc Center Memphis now framing autumn sunrises, Salvation Army Area Commander Major Mark Woodcock thinks about new challenges when the $24 million facility opens late next year.
24. Market Gains Set Up CEO Pay Bonanza
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — America's top CEOs are set for a once-in-a-lifetime pay bonanza.
Most of them got their annual stock compensation early last year when the stock market was at a 12-year low. And companies doled out more stock and options than usual because grants from the previous year had fallen so much in value that many people thought they'd never be worth anything.
25. Factory Orders Strengthen, Home Sales Contracts Up
- Wednesday, May 05, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly busy month for U.S. factories and a surge in home buying are the latest signs that the economic recovery is picking up.
Orders to U.S. factories rose 1.3 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was much better than the 0.1 percent decline analysts had expected. Excluding the volatile transportation sector, orders gained 3.1 percent, the biggest increase since August 2005.
26. Judge Tosses Chemical Weapons Incineration Suit
- Thursday, August 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army on Wednesday won a court challenge to its plan to incinerate chemical weapons at storage sites around the country, over objections from a watchdog group that says the practice releases toxic pollution.
27. Closely Watched Cordova Restaurant To Open Soon
- Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Construction Code Enforcement has issued a certificate of occupancy for an upscale restaurant developed in Cordova by a topless-nightclub businessman.
That approval granted Aug. 7 means city and county officials are satisfied the building is suitable for occupancy, said Assistant County Attorney Carter Gray. And it means Stella Marris, strip club mogul Steve Cooper’s restaurant at 7955 Fischer Steel Road, can open whenever its owner is ready.
28. WTO: Some Trade Limits OK to Stop Climate Change
- Monday, June 29, 2009
GENEVA (AP) - The World Trade Organization acknowledged Friday that some limits on free trade may be necessary to stop runaway climate change – provided the restrictions aren't a cover for protectionism.
29. Nucor Posts Q1 Loss of $190M on Weak Steel Demand
- Friday, April 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nucor Corp., the largest U.S. steel maker by production, on Thursday reported its first loss ever as a severe recession sapped demand for the metal. It forecast an even bigger loss for the second quarter, calling conditions the worst it's ever seen.
30. US Productivity Falls While Wage Pressures Rise
- Friday, March 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deepening recession caused worker productivity to slide by a worse-than-expected amount in the fourth quarter while wage pressures shot up at the fastest clip in two years.
31. Factory Orders Fall for Record Sixth Month
- Friday, March 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories fell for a record sixth straight month in January as demand declined across a wide cross-section of industries.
The Commerce Department said Thursday that demand for manufactured products dropped by 1.9 percent in January. That was smaller than the 3.5 percent drop that economists had been forecasting but it was still the sixth consecutive monthly fall, a record number of declines for a data series that goes back to 1992.
32. Orders for Big-Ticket Goods Weaker than Expected
- Friday, February 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturers saw orders for big-ticket goods plunge a bigger-than-expected 5.2 percent in January as global economic troubles cut into demand from customers in the United States and abroad.
33. "60 Minutes" to Feature Blytheville, Nucor
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - CBS' "60 Minutes" will feature a segment this Sunday about the city of Blytheville and its Nucor Corp. steel plants nearby in northeast Arkansas.
34. US Service Sector Improves Slightly in Dec.
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of the U.S. services sector improved slightly in December, beating analysts' estimates, but pending home sales and factory orders both fell more than expected and the overall economic outlook remains grim.
35. Groups Line Up for Another Bailout
- Monday, November 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - All aboard, there may be another bailout train leaving the station on Capitol Hill.
Talk of a $25 billion emergency loan package for the Big Three carmakers that could see a vote in a postelection session of Congress next week has a wave of business lobbyists clamoring for action – and a slice of the pie.
36. US Steel Lays Off 677 Workers in US, Canada
- Friday, November 14, 2008
PITTSBURGH (AP) – United States Steel Corp. said Thursday it is laying off 677 workers in the United States and Canada because of lower demand for steel amid the economic downturn.
37. Berkenstock Discusses Effect of Bilski Opinion on Patent Law
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
H. Roy Berkenstock is a member of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP’s Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation Service Team. He practices in the areas of domestic and international patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing.
38. US Steel Profit Triples But Company to See Lower Q4
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
United States Steel Corp.'s quarterly profit more than tripled as higher prices led to record gains in its tubular and flat-rolled steel businesses, but the company warned Tuesday softening demand in North America and Europe will cut results for the rest of the year.
39. Nucor to Acquire North Carolina Recycler
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Steel producer Nucor Corp. agreed Tuesday to buy nearly all the assets of Metal Recycling Services Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Charlotte-based Nucor said the deal provides it with additional growth in the scrap metal sector.
40. Engineering, Sales Prove Perfect Combo For Liberty Building Systems' Threadgill
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Matthew Threadgill describes himself as a salesman who slipped through engineering school.
His education background makes that seem hardly the case - he graduated in 1991 from the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, a program often ranked high by U.S. News & World Report. Threadgill, who is the general manager of Liberty Building Systems, does admit that sales and engineering are an odd combination.
41. Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Expansion Well on Its Way
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has a history of firsts, starting with the first-ever open heart surgery in Memphis, which was performed there in 1959.
Le Bonheur opened the first pediatric kidney dialysis unit in the southeastern United States in 1973. And in 1998, the first split-liver transplant in the Mid-South was performed at Le Bonheur.
- Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"Always remember this: Marines die. That's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means you live forever." - R. Lee Ermey in "Full Metal Jacket"
On a day like today, years before their faces crinkled when they smiled, their paces had slowed considerably and they spoke with the soft, honeyed drawl of old men, they were a pair of tough, hardy U.S. Marines.
43. Nucor Files $47 MillionPermit For Steel Mill
- Monday, March 19, 2007
Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker Nucor Corp. is closer to forging its new $230 million steel mill in Memphis' Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park.
Nucor has filed a $47 million building per
44. Let the Sun Shine In
- Friday, March 16, 2007
From a distance, the United States of America still is known as a land of plenty whose stars and stripes are the stuff of sweeping anthems.
To many, it's still considered a place of almost limitless bounty where anyone may succeed with enough hard work and determination.
45. Flight Attendants ReachDeal With Pinnacle Airlines
- Monday, March 05, 2007
Pinnacle Airlines Inc., a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., has reached a deal with the United Steel Workers Local 772, which represents the airline's flight attendants.
46. New Canadian Rail Route Promises More Loot for Memphis
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Business moving from the United States to other countries isn't pleasant news for local economies. But when freight begins moving to Canada instead of Long Beach, Calif., it will be music to the ears of many Memphians.
47. '06 Chamber Efforts Signal Good Things to Come in Region
- Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Memo to the City of Memphis from the Memphis Regional Chamber: 2006 was a very good year.
Since this past summer, when the Memphis City Council approved a $175,000 one-year contract with chamber officials - part of a package that included other funding sources - the chamber parlayed its first government aid in two years into some impressive economic development victories.
48. Nucor Wants To Buy Harris Steel
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. has made an offer to buy Harris Steel Group Inc., a steel fabricator and processor based in Toronto.
Harris Steel reported sales of $900 million in U.S.
49. HEHFB PILOTs Often Fly Under Radar Of Public Perception
- Tuesday, December 19, 2006
In Memphis, a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) freeze typically is associated with a large corporation opening an office or plant.
While the Memphis and Shelby County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is in charge of issuing such tax breaks, the Center City Commission also grants PILOTs for commercial real estate development Downtown.
50. 'Hello, Sunshine'
- Friday, November 03, 2006
The song "Why Does the Sun Shine?" popularly covered by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, gives a basic rundown of the huge sphere at the center of our universe:
"Yo ho, it's hot, the sun is not
A place where we could live.
But here on Earth there'd be no life
Without the light it gives."
51. Nucor Corp. BuysVerco Manufacturing
- Friday, November 03, 2006
Nucor Corp. has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Phoenix-based Verco Manufacturing Co. for about $180 million in cash, officials announced Wednesday.
52. Hartmann Becomes Second In Command at Thomas & Betts
- Thursday, September 28, 2006
Thomas & Betts Corp. Wednesday named Christopher P. Hartmann executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Hartmann currently serves as president of the company's electrical bus
53. SFI Negotiating $100 Million Contract
- Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Steel and aluminum fabricator SFI of Tennessee LLC has entered the final stage of negotiations for a $100 million contract with an unnamed but internationally recognized original equipment manufacturer.
54. Nucor to Build in Memphis -Maybe Yes, Maybe No
- Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., received a nod from the Memphis and Shelby County Industrial Development Board's evaluation committee late last week to recommend a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILO
55. Trucking Industry Feels Katrina's Impact
- Wednesday, September 14, 2005
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, the impact was felt across the region, with all types of businesses experiencing ripple effects in the wake of the storm.
The trucking industry is among those segments of the business community that were the most hard-hit. At the industry's core is the need for a readily available supply of fuel to operate trucks as they transport goods across the country - and fuel is sometimes among the goods being transported. And that need is heightened now with an increased urgency for products and supplies as surrounding states assist in recovery and relief efforts.
56. Archived Article: Tunica (lead)
- Friday, July 02, 2004
Tunica On a Roll
Tunica County Set for More Growth
Memphis to benefit from resort areas growing draw
The Daily News
Twenty-four hour golf, a duffers dream come true.
The regulation 18-hole course will be entirely indoo...
57. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 15, 2003
New visitors center could revitalize Whitehaven
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
A community landmark planned to increase awareness of Memphis tourism industry might also provide an important kick-start for the Whitehaven...
58. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 30, 2003
Justice Department settles
Justice Department settles
steel mill bankruptcy case
The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Illinois recently announced a settlement with the bankrupt Laclede Steel Co. th...
59. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, November 01, 2002
A lifetime journey Be all you can be
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
If the United States goes to war, Maria Ann Alexander probably will be training troops in chemical warfare tactics.
Master Sgt. Alexander, 44, has been a member of the U.S...
60. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Speedy building local firms niche market
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Ask most people in the Mid-South to think of an example of a pre-engineered structure and they will probably suggest a warehouse or an industrial plant.
61. Archived Article: Vp Buildings P. 2
- Thursday, April 26, 2001
LTV to sell VP Buildings LTV Corp. to sell VP Buildings The LTV Corp. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell all of the assets of its VP Buildings Inc. and certain related subsidiaries to Wellspring Capital Partners II LP. VP Buildings, w...
62. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, December 28, 2000
EPA settles federal lawsuit EPA settles federal lawsuit with Nucor over emissions Nucor Corp. Inc. will spend nearly $100 million to settle a environmental suit alleging it failed to control the amount of pollution released from its steel factories ...
63. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 30, 2000
MEMPHIS PORT BECKONS TO THE WORLD Memphis becoming port for the world By MARY DANDO The Daily News As the fourth largest inland port in the United States, the International Port of Memphis is the Mid-Souths best kept industrial and economic secret. ...
64. Archived Article: Birmingham P.2
- Monday, October 02, 2000
North American Metals buys North American Metals buys Birmingham Steel operations North American Metals to purchase stock of American Steel, assets of Memphis facility Birmingham Steel Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its special bar ...
65. Archived Article: Buckeye P.2
- Thursday, July 27, 2000
Buckeye buys Brazilian cotton facility Buckeye buys Brazilian cotton facility Buckeye Technologies Inc. has purchased the cotton cellulose business of Fibra S.A. of Brazil, for $35 million. As part of the agreement, the plant will continue to supply...
66. Archived Article: Idb (lead)
- Tuesday, May 16, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower SBC plan to bring 124 jobs to county By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Several projects that would create jobs and add industry to the Memphis area are scheduled for consideration by the Industrial Development Board at its monthly...
67. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, August 23, 1999
Master Graphics Inc Accredo Health Inc. reported net earnings for the year ended June 30 increased 208 percent to $4.4 million or 63 cents per diluted share, excluding the effects of a non-recurring charge for the early retirement of debt and prefer...
68. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, October 01, 1998
Steel firms, unions file unfair trade Steel firms, unions file unfair trade complaints Weirton Steel Corp. of Weirton, W.Va., said Wednesday it joined 11 other steel companies and two steelworkers unions in a complaint accusing Russia, Japan and Bra...
69. Archived Article: Autorama Lj
- Friday, October 17, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Construction starts on new Autorama dealership By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction has started on a $6 million, full-service auto dealership at 5389 Poplar Ave. for Memphis Mercedes-Benz distributor Autorama Inc. The new ...
70. Archived Article: Varco-pruden Opening Lj
- Thursday, September 18, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON VP Buildings to open Southwind headquarters today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News VP Buildings Inc., formerly Varco-Pruden Buildings, today officially opens the doors to its new 41,000-square-foot international headquarters buildi...
71. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, July 07, 1997
Centrum Industries Inc Centrum Industries Inc., based in Toledo, Ohio, recently announced it acquired substantially all of the assets of Taylor Forge International Inc. through a subsidiary of McInnes Steel which will be known as Taylor Forge Co. Th...
72. Archived Article: Amerimarkacquis
- Friday, March 21, 1997
lj 10/5 cates AmeriMark completes $180 million acquisition By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News AmeriMark Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based building materials company with operations in the Memphis area, has closed a deal to purchase assets of Reynolds Metals...
73. Archived Article: Real Fcs (local Steel) Lj
- Tuesday, March 04, 1997
lj 10/5 cates To steel or not to steel A growing trend in other parts of the country, steel framing has received attention but not yet found a home locally By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News As timber has become increasingly scarce and lumber prices h...
74. Archived Article: Real Fcs (lumber Qual) Lj
- Tuesday, January 21, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Is the wood worthy? The issue of lumber quality sparks debate between builders, suppliers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Lumber quality has long been an issue of criticism and debate: criticism of the wood products industry and debat...
75. Archived Article: Market V-p Brazil Lj
- Monday, November 25, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Building up Brazil Varco-Pruden enters joint venture to introduce U.S. technology to Brazilian metal building manufacturing market By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Varco-Pruden Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered metal building...
76. Archived Article: Cargill Expansion Lj
- Friday, September 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Cargill expansion underway, on schedule By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is progressing smoothly and according to schedule on Cargill Inc.s $80 million expansion project, which began about three months ago at the companys ...
77. Archived Article: Market Pools Lj
- Monday, August 26, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Stay cool with a pool New technology, improved construction methods make residential swimming pools affordable for an increasing number of homeowners By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In the past, a backyard swimming pool was a luxury o...
78. Archived Article: Real Fcs Steel Frm Lj
- Tuesday, August 06, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Wood vs. steel Steel framing may be the wave of the future for home building By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Traditionally, the abundance of high-quality lumber at a reasonable price has made wood the construction material of choice w...