Editorial Results (free)
1. Microsoft Surpasses Exxon as 2nd Most Valuable Co.
- Monday, November 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.
2. Unequal Pay: Must Be a Lot of Good Karma Out There
- Monday, October 13, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse.
3. Median CEO Pay Crosses $10 Million in 2013
- Wednesday, May 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – They're the $10 million men and women.
Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million in 2012, according to an Associated Press/Equilar pay study.
4. The Market Whisperer
- Saturday, May 10, 2014
When economic analysis gets reduced to a binary choice between opposites like bullish or bearish, up or down, strong or weak, the complexity that helps explain the way things are gets lost in a thicket of sound byte-ready oversimplification.
5. Combined Net Worth of America's Richest Rises
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Life is good for America's super wealthy.
Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and rankings didn't change from a year ago, the majority of the elite club's members saw their fortunes grow over the past year, helped by strong stock and real estate markets.
6. Cestaro: Lab Will be First of its Kind
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
TriMetis president Phil Cestaro took a year off after he resigned from Nashville-based SCRI Global Services at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in 2011, where he was president.
“I didn’t know how much time I was going to take off, I just knew I was going to enjoy life and my family,” he said. “It was the best decision I ever made.”
7. Can Big Data Pay Off Big?
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Perhaps one of the most exciting advances in this decade is the emergence of big data, a collection of data sets so large they cannot be processed with standard database management programs. The analytics that companies glean from this data yield quantitative insight into business strategy that was previously unavailable. The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s.
8. Oracle to Buy Acme Packet for About $2.1 Billion
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) – Oracle will buy Acme Packet Inc., which makes equipment for telecommunications companies, for about $2.1 billion.
Acme's gear is used by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises around the world. Its technology will complement Oracle's offerings for telecoms providers, said Citigroup analyst Walter Pritchard.
9. Customers Pay More for Better Experience
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Despite what you may believe about how price-sensitive consumers are given the economic realities of late, Oracle’s “Customer Experience Impact Report” indicates 86 percent of customers would pay 25 percent more for a better customer experience.
10. Gates, Buffett Again Top Forbes' Billionaires List
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.
11. Business Honors
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.
That’s according to Inc. Magazine, which put them on its annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking the magazine published a few days ago that honors the fastest-growing companies by measuring their percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period.
12. How Apple's Phantom Taxes Hide Billions in Profit
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – On Tuesday, Apple is set to report financial results for the second quarter. Analysts are expecting net income of $9.8 billion. But whatever figure Apple reports won't reflect its true profit, because the company hides some of it with an unusual tax maneuver.
13. You Are Not Warren Buffet
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ray’s Take There’s no doubt Warren Buffet is an investment genius. He’s truly one of a kind. Still, the Internet is loaded with websites insisting you can invest – and excel – just like Warren Buffet.
14. Jury: Google Didn't Infringe on Oracle Patents
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal jury in San Francisco has decided that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the search company developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.
15. Takeovers, Anticipated European Deal Lift Stocks
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained steadily Monday on a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average was up nearly 130 points in the late afternoon. The Nasdaq composite index turned positive for the year.
16. Bill Gates Tops Forbes List of Richest Americans
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – America's economic woes don't appear to be hurting philanthropist Bill Gates, who tops Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans for the 18th year in a row.
17. Social Media Replacing Traditional Advertising
- Monday, September 19, 2011
The model for advertising once was for businesses to purchase advertising space in a traditional newspaper or magazine and tout product offerings to its audience.
Nowadays, anybody can be an ambassador on the Web.
18. Without Jobs, Apple Must Show it Can Still Deliver
- Friday, August 26, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – With Steve Jobs bowing out as CEO, Apple Inc. must persuade investors and consumers that it doesn't need the force behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad in charge to keep the technology hits coming.
19. Google's Patent Play: $12.5B for Motorola Mobility
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Inc.'s $12.5 billion deal to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is aimed at giving the Internet search leader more legal firepower as it battles Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to gain the upper hand in the increasingly important mobile computing market.
20. Rock for Love: A Benefit With Edge
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Five years ago, Marvin Stockwell and Jeff Hulett, the Church Health Center’s guitar-swinging public relations duo, decided to throw a benefit concert featuring local and regional bands.
21. End of the Road
- Monday, July 04, 2011
Not long after the Federal Reserve announced a controversial program in November 2010 to buy $600 billion in U.S. government securities, Tennessee’s junior senator found himself besieged by incredulous voters at a town hall meeting in Memphis.
22. End of the Road
- Friday, July 01, 2011
ot long after the Federal Reserve announced a controversial program in November 2010 to buy $600 billion in U.S. government securities, Tennessee’s junior senator found himself besieged by incredulous voters at a town hall meeting in Memphis.
23. Intel Chief to Join White House Council on Jobs
- Monday, February 21, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs to the U.S.
24. Survey: CEOs More Cautious About Sales, Hiring
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Top corporate executives aren't quite as optimistic about sales growth now as they were in June, suggesting that some are putting plans to hire more workers on hold.
Two-thirds of the chief executives that Business Roundtable surveyed in September expected sales to grow over the next six months. That is down from 79 percent who said they expected sales growth in June.
25. Inc. Magazine Honors Vanick Group
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Memphis-based Vanick Group, a full-service information technology services provider, has grabbed a spot on Inc. magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in America.
Vanick, which is more than a decade old, came in at number 2,387 on the 2010 Inc. 5000. Other prominent corporate brands have been honored by the magazine’s rankings, including Oracle, E*Trade and American Apparel.
26. Rock for Love Turns 4 With Blowout Bash
- Monday, August 16, 2010
The problem with launching a great new event is that after a few years everybody wants to be a part of it. Actually that’s no problem at all for the organizers of Rock for Love 4, benefiting the Church Health Center (CHC).
27. Lucero to Headline Rock for Love 4
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
Rock For Love 4, the annual Church Health Center benefit concert to be held Aug. 19 through Aug. 21 at the Hi Tone and Shangri-La Records, will feature headlining acts Lucero and Amy LaVere.
Other bands set to play include the Dirty Streets, Star and Micey, Oracle and the Mountain, Bulletproof Vests and Glorie.
28. Powerful Possibilities
- Monday, May 17, 2010
Oct. 29 turned into a day for window staring when the news came.
The top executives of GTx Inc. looked at the bleak gray of an overcast sky from the seventh floor of the Toyota Center, their minds gone blank.
29. Burlington Shareholders Approve Sale to Berkshire
- Friday, February 12, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. shareholders have approved the railroad's sale to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, paving the way for the Oracle of Omaha to complete his biggest acquisition yet.
30. Factory Orders Rise 0.9 Percent in September
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories rebounded in September, helped by strength in autos, heavy machinery and military aircraft.
The fifth increase in six months bolstered hopes that a revival in manufacturing will help support an overall economic recovery. The worry is that if consumer spending falters in coming months, orders will slump again.
31. New Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected to 531K
- Friday, October 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, as employers remain reluctant to hire even with the economy showing signs of recovery.
32. Regions Financial Gains after Paulson Buys Shares
- Friday, August 14, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of regional bank Regions Financial Corp. gained nearly 9 percent in afternoon trading Thursday after John Paulson's hedge fund purchase of 35 million shares, disclosed in a regulatory filing the day before, made Paulson & Co. the bank's No. 2 shareholder.
33. Foreign Workers Face Stress as Unemployment Rises
- Monday, January 05, 2009
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - For foreign professionals in the United States, the rising unemployment rate is especially daunting.
Laid-off foreign workers are scrambling for temporary visas and seeking advice from immigration attorneys about how long they can legally stay in the country while hunting for jobs.
34. Trial Set in Suit to Block Delta-Northwest Deal
- Friday, July 25, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has set a trial date for a lawsuit by a group of airline passengers that seeks to block Delta Air Lines Inc. from acquiring Northwest Airlines Corp., the latter of which operates a hub in Memphis.
35. A Pundit in Our Future ...
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007
He is a seer of future Senate seats, an oracle of Congressional configurations and one of the foremost prophets of presidential politics.
To get an idea of the market for Charlie Cook's forecasting prowess, consider this from his schedule last fall: In the space of a week, he was the main attraction at events hosted by the American Beverage Association, American Express and the national paper and auto industries. At one event, he was introduced by former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.
36. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 26, 2003
High court tightens rule on indigent defense payments
High court tightens rule on indigent defense payments
Lawyers paid by the state to represent indigent criminal defendants will have to get prior approval by the trial judge and administrati...
37. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
38. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Advanced Learning Center offers e-learning help at U of M
Advanced Learning Center offers tech help to U of M faculty
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
The University of Memphis kicked off a new technology center this month streamlining its te...
39. Archived Article: Stocks P
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Stocks on roller coaster in 2001 Stocks on roller coaster in 2001 The year 2001 was one of great contrasts for Wall Street. Stocks alternately plunged on waves of heavy selling and surged higher, showing the resiliency that has attracted millions of...
40. Archived Article: Humana (lead)
- Thursday, October 18, 2001
Humana plan launches in Memphis first
Humana uses Memphis as launching pad
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Humana announced Wednesday its new health care initiative, which it hopes will change the way people think about health insurance plan...
41. Archived Article: Submitorder P.2
- Wednesday, June 13, 2001
SubmitOrder chooses Oracle for e-fulfillment SubmitOrder chooses Oracle for e-fulfillment SubmitOrder Inc., an outsourcing company providing branded customer service and e-fulfillment solutions to multi-channel retailers and manufacturers, chose the...
42. Archived Article: Tech Focus (pete)
- Wednesday, December 13, 2000
To most computer users Microsoft is the computer company that supplies the operating system on their computer and some of the Microsoft turns attention to Oracle, Sun By PETE McMICKLE Special to The Daily News It is pretty obvious theres a big feud ...
43. Archived Article: Accuship P.2
- Thursday, October 26, 2000
Inc Inc. Magazine names Accuship.com one of nations fastest-growing firms Germantown-based Accuship.com, a Web-enabled, enterprise-shipping solution, was named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine. Accuship.com provides F...
44. Archived Article: 5b P.2
- Tuesday, October 03, 2000
5B Technologies buys Infinity Consulting 5B Technologies buys Infinity Consulting Acquisition strengthens company's expertise, capabilities to provide high-end IT solutions 5B Technologies Corp. announced its wholly owned subsidiary, 5B Technologies...
45. Archived Article: Ubid P.2
- Thursday, September 14, 2000
SalesLink to manage uBids Memphis facility SalesLink to manage uBids Memphis facility SalesLink Corp., a provider of e-business fulfillment solutions, will become the exclusive provider of fulfillment services for uBid Inc., an online auction and e-...
46. Archived Article: Law Focus (auto)
- Thursday, June 01, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER County courts automating case management systems By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Three Shelby County court systems have not only jumped on the technological bandwagon theyve jumped on the same one. New computerized case manageme...
47. Archived Article: Tech Focus (shop)
- Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Kathleen, I tried to clean this up thoroughly Attention Net shoppers Shop At Home teams with iXL and Oracle to launch Collectibles.com, a site designed to bring the power of television to online shopping Shop At Home Inc., a diversified media compan...
48. Archived Article: Tech Focus Linux
- Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Linux Provides Savings and Solutions for Businesses: Linux provides savings and solutions for businesses By Babul Islam Special to The Daily News When small business owners begin to search for computer networking services for their companies, they o...
49. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
There is little doubt that the Internet and the business world, today and in the future, have forged an indelible union Training for tomorrow Local programs show business executives the ropes of the World Wide Web By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News The...
50. Archived Article: Tech Focus (bank) Chg
- Wednesday, May 28, 1997
Java bank Java bank First Tennessee Bank announces development of Java-based Internet banking solution Memphis-based First Tennessee Bank has become the first bank in the country to announce that it will develop a 100 percent Pure Java-based Interne...