Google already has mapped cities like Memphis extensively via the company’s now familiar, camera-equipped Street View cars, which produce interactive images that can be explored by a curious user. The search company, though, has also taken that technology a step farther, with the result available in Memphis starting today.
51. Forest Service Yanks $10 Million Contract to Boost Its Image - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has abruptly decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature.52. Creative Destruction - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
For about three years Veronica Skinner called the two-story, 24-unit apartment building at 480 Tillman St. in the Binghampton neighborhood home.53. Raise Your Home's IQ: Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES Gadget Show - Tuesday, January 06, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.54. Tennessee Named Top State for Economic Development - Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A leading national publication focused on site selection and economic development has named Tennessee its 2014 State of the Year for a second consecutive year.
Tennessee becomes the first state to win the Business Facilities magazine award for economic development efforts in back-to-back years and the first state to win the designation three times.55. Piano Stores Closing as Fewer Children Taking Up Instrument - Monday, January 05, 2015
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) – When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.56. McDonald's Campaign Looks to Rekindle ‘Lovin' ’ - Monday, January 05, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's wants to bring back that loving feeling.
As the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers, the company on Friday unveiled a new marketing strategy and ads it says will emphasize the "love" in its long-running "I'm Lovin' It" slogan.57. The Long Road to ‘Overnight Success’ - Monday, January 05, 2015
The label “Overnight Success” has been mistakenly used to describe someone whose achievement is actually the result of a lifetime of hard work, sacrifices and overcoming adversity.
Being an overnight success implies a sudden, surprise appearance of success, like an unexpected guest at the door. Actually, success travels on a well-constructed path and visits the prepared.58. Empathy For Successful Innovation - Monday, January 05, 2015
If you unpack the stories of most successful innovations, you’ll find that a deep immersion into the user experience of a product or service is the key that often unlocks the potential of the concept.59. Memphis Industrial Market Rebounds in 2014 - Monday, January 05, 2015
The upswing in the industrial real estate sector that started in 2012 and gained momentum in 2013 continued in 2014 and the Memphis market, fueled by several large transactions late in the year, should top 2013's level of around 3.2 million square feet of absorption.60. Business Development - Monday, January 05, 2015
Today, Larry Colbert is president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South.
But in 1972, he was a high school student in a Junior Achievement program in Atlanta.61. Events - Saturday, January 03, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden and Artists’ Link will host the Incognito Art Exhibit, featuring unsigned works by 100 Mid-South artists, Friday, Jan. 8, through Jan. 30 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The show will culminate in an art gala and silent auction Jan. 30. Admission to the exhibit is free; tickets to the gala are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/incognito or call 901-636-4131.62. Editorial: Creating Jobs Isn't the End, It's Just the Beginning - Saturday, January 03, 2015
The best way to raise the pay and other benefits from new jobs coming to the Memphis area is through a better-trained workforce.
That in turn should help to begin to raise the quality of life for many of Memphis’ working poor – a substantial and critical part of our historically high poverty rates.63. Tobacco Auction System is All But Snuffed Out - Thursday, January 01, 2015
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.64. Events - Thursday, January 01, 2015
The Daily News offices will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Offices will reopen Friday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 a.m.
T.O. Fuller State Park will hold a New Year’s Day hike on the 4.5-mile Discovery Trail Thursday, Jan. 1, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the visitors center, 1500 W. Mitchell Road. Members of the Tennessee Trails Association will be serving samples of black-eyed peas, cornbread, chips and dip and hot chocolate, and a ranger will be present to host a birds of prey program. Cost is free. Call the park office at 543-7581 for details.65. Big Deals Highlight 2014 Real Estate - Thursday, January 01, 2015
In Inked, we like to highlight local real estate transactions and the often-interesting companies leasing or buying commercial real estate space in the Memphis market. We also like to keep you informed about major deals before they happen and track companies that are critical to the local economy. Here are some important items that appeared in Inked in 2014.66. Command and Control - Thursday, January 01, 2015
On the fourth floor of Module F at a non-descript but sprawling FedEx campus nestled between Winchester Road and Shelby Drive on Airways Boulevard, a massive video wall featuring 36 40-inch LED screens displays real-time information on global weather patterns and the locations of hundreds of FedEx Express jets.67. Totty Joins Gateway Group Personnel - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Justin Totty has joined Gateway Group Personnel as a research associate in the company’s executive search division. In his new role, Totty focuses on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries, specifically targeting accounting, finance and engineering.68. Why the US Will Power the World Economy in 2015 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.
After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to full health. But the new year doesn't look quite so bright in other major countries.69. Events - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Memphis Zoo hosts the final night of SunTrust Zoo Lights Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Visitors can enjoy free rides through Zoo Lights on a tram, children’s activities, live reindeer, animal encounters and more. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.70. Travel Trends for 2015 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
When traveling in 2015, we are more likely to consider sleeping on someone’s couch, possibly renting their whole apartment for a few days or even sharing a meal with complete strangers.
In looking at expected travel trends for the coming year, one consistency in most stories is the idea of shared travel.71. Music Takes Center Stage for Nashville's New Year’s Eve - Saturday, December 27, 2014
Cynics and service industry folks might call it “amateur night.” And one can hardly blame them as New Year’s Eve can turn even the most unassuming guest into a rowdy reveler for a night.72. Volcker Critical of Delays in Bank Rule - Saturday, December 27, 2014
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Friday criticized a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks' risky investments.
The Fed said Thursday that it would delay until July 2017 the deadline by which U.S. banks will have to sell off potentially volatile holdings in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.73. Apperson Crump Names New Chief Manager - Saturday, December 27, 2014
Joe Aldridge will become chief manager at Apperson Crump PLC on Jan. 1.
Aldridge, an attorney at Memphis' oldest continuously operating law firm, succeeds Richard Myers. He's also rated among U.S. News and World Report's "Best Lawyers in America."74. This week in Memphis history: December 26-January 1 - Saturday, December 27, 2014
2009: FedEx Corp. took the first step toward a major expansion of its Memphis hub, filing a $28 million building permit for a new two-story sort facility at the existing hub on the north side of Memphis International Airport. At the time, the hub employed 15,000 people and had five sorts of 1.5 million packages per day.75. Memphis Resolutions - Saturday, December 27, 2014
The end of the year hastens a season of resolutions about the year ahead, resolutions about what to include on the blank canvas of a new year.
No matter who you are, the road to 2015 starts at the same place – through the experience of 2014. With that in mind, we surveyed many of the people we’ve covered in these pages in the last year to talk about the possibilities ahead.76. Wal-Mart Tests Gift Card Exchange - Monday, December 29, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart began letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in stores and online.77. Events - Monday, December 29, 2014
The 56th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring the Texas A&M Aggies and the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be held Monday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Big & Rich will perform at halftime. Buy tickets at autozonelibertybowl.org.78. Love Pop Soda Shop Brings Something New to South Main - Monday, December 29, 2014
The newly opened soda shop with the memorable name on South Main Street is a place where customers can satisfy their taste for a sweet drink and where the owners work to stimulate a love of the city the shop calls home.79. School Transitions - Monday, December 29, 2014
In the uniquely timed world of education, a year can be defined several ways, and while one of those years is underway, planning for the next one has already begun.
By the calendar year, 2014 has been a dizzying array of historic moments and transitions.80. Airport Officials Ready for New Reality - Monday, December 29, 2014
It was a year of massive change at Memphis International Airport with continued cuts from the dominant airline there, new or increased service from other carriers and the beginnings of a concourse modernization plan to craft a cozier, more customer-friendly Concourse.81. Apperson Crump Names New Chief Manager - Thursday, December 25, 2014
Joe Aldridge will become chief manager at Apperson Crump PLC on Jan. 1.
Aldridge, an attorney at Memphis’ oldest continuously operating law firm, succeeds Richard Myers. He’s also rated among U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America.”82. Christmas Coming Home - Thursday, December 25, 2014
CHRISTMAS TIME. Every Christmas I tell this story, and in the telling Christmas comes home.
It was my first time to England and overseas, and prime time for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Soho.83. End of The Year To-Do List - Thursday, December 25, 2014
Ray’s Take In an ideal world, we would always stay on top of all of the intricacies of our financial lives. The real world seems to work a little differently. If it weren’t for the April 15 deadline, I doubt we would ever get around to filing our taxes. Deadlines are good for us, actually. So as we roll quickly toward the end of the year, let’s review a few.84. Grizz in Finals? Definite Maybe - Thursday, December 25, 2014
Anything’s possible. And by anything, I mean Mississippi State was No. 1 in the college football poll this year at the same time the Kansas City Royals were playing in the World Series.
That’s about like having simultaneous lunar and solar eclipses.85. Grassroots Growth - Thursday, December 25, 2014
In 2007, Greg Spillyards was part of a team at CB Richard Ellis Memphis tasked with reviving the dog-eared Bellbrook Industrial Park.
The project struck close to Spillyards’ heart.
Born in Pine Bluff Ark., and raised in Memphis, Spillyards originally entered the world of commercial real estate to help transform communities from the ground up, the kind of effort that restoring Bellbrook would take.86. US Economy Accelerates, Helps Lift Dow Above 18,000 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surge in U.S. economic growth lifted stocks Tuesday to record highs and showed that the United States is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.87. Drones Become Popular Holiday Gifts - Thursday, December 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season.
Drones – flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or controllers – have "taken off" as popular gifts as novices have become just as interested in the devices as serious hobbyists. The demand has grown as the industry and government are working together to address safety concerns.88. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.89. US Companies Eager to Embrace Cuba Face Hurdles - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.
And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet parts.90. Caesars Entertainment to Buy Affiliate - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Caesars Entertainment Corporation says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.91. Security Flaws Allow Global Cellular Eavesdropping - Monday, December 22, 2014
BERLIN (AP) – Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.92. Cuban Cigar Boom? Not Yet, Stores and Customers Say - Monday, December 22, 2014
MIAMI (AP) – The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.93. Volcker Critical of Delays in Namesake Rule - Monday, December 22, 2014
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Friday criticized a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks’ risky investments.
The Fed said Thursday that it would delay until July 2017 the deadline by which U.S. banks will have to sell off potentially volatile holdings in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.94. Apple Wins Class-Action IPod Price Lawsuit - Saturday, December 20, 2014
After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.
The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected a claim by attorneys for consumers and iPod resellers, who argued that Apple's use of restrictive software amounted to anticompetitive behavior aimed at freezing out competing makers of portable music players. Apple had argued that the software provided necessary security protection and was part of a larger package of features that made its iPods and iTunes music store popular with consumers.95. Short stay? Travel Site Also Lauds Knoxville Area - Saturday, December 20, 2014
People with an eye for inexpensive yet great vacation or short getaway destinations are likely to land in Knoxville.
Knoxville ranks ninth in the nation on hotel search trivago.com for Best Value City with a ranking of 91.59, coming in between Springfield, Mo., and Little Rock, Ark.96. More Veterans Calling Middle Tennessee Home - Saturday, December 20, 2014
When Scott Ledermann, a military health care recruiter in Nashville, retired from the Army in October, it didn’t take him long to land a job with a local company.
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, a company that has made hiring veterans a priority, scooped him up in no time. Now, he’s working in human relations at the company’s operations center in Donelson.97. Editorial: Finding Complexities in the Memphis Experience - Saturday, December 20, 2014
This is not your parents’ Memphis inferiority complex.
This is us having had a taste of life beyond that big hump in our identity. We’ve seen the horizon without it.
We like the view and we want to keep it.98. Evolving Identity - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Some of the most telling views of Memphis are the ones many of us see for only seconds at a time as we drive on viaducts that take us and our cars just above the treetops and rooftops of older neighborhoods interrupted by the roadways.99. Ardent Studios Founder John Fry Dies - Friday, December 19, 2014
Back when he was in his mid-teens, John Fry would make frequent trips to the music store in front of Stax, the Satellite Record Shop, where Stax co-founder Estelle Axton would sell the future Ardent Studios founder 45s from behind the counter.
100. Constantly Changing Online Prices Stump Shoppers - Friday, December 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."