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1. Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at all stores nationwide.
It's the discounter's latest move to offer more financial services, which is seen as a path to bringing more shoppers to its stores.
2. 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.
3. A Tasteful List 2014
- Friday, September 05, 2014
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fourth edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2014 – second, third and fourth helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
4. Southwest Opens New Chapter: International Flights
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DALLAS (AP) – After four decades of expanding to all corners of the lower 48 states, Southwest Airlines flies into new territory on Tuesday – Jamaica, the Bahamas and Aruba.
Southwest is taking over routes flown by AirTran Airways, which it bought in 2011. The company plans to eliminate the AirTran brand by year end.
5. Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.
Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.
6. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013
- Friday, September 06, 2013
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.
Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
7. Retailers Report Slowing Sales Gains for February
- Friday, March 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans cut back on spending in February as cold weather and economic challenges chilled their appetite for spring merchandise.
The nation's retailers on Thursday reported that sales slowed in February, a time when most stores get rid of winter merchandise and bring in swimsuits, ankle length pants and other spring fashions.
8. New Technologies Help Travelers Lower Hotel Prices
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – When Amy Eisen originally booked a weeklong vacation to celebrate her 30th anniversary, she was looking at a $3,749 hotel bill.
But Eisen reserved her room at the all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic through a new travel site, Tingo.com. Each day, the booking site automatically checked to see if the hotel lowered its price for the nights Eisen was staying there. Eventually, the price fell. Tingo canceled Eisen's original reservation and rebooked her at the new, lower rate. Her savings: $1,874.
9. Pump Prices Level Off After Big Surge; Oil Rises
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Pump prices leveled off over the weekend, breaking a monthlong string of daily increases that boosted the cost of driving.
On Monday, Feb. 25, the national average for gas stood at $3.777 a gallon, down a fractional from $3.781 on Friday, Feb. 22, according to AAA, the Oil Price Information Service, and Wright Express. The price is still up about 44 cents from a month ago.
10. Retailers Report Strong January Sales
- Friday, February 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Sometimes, the devil is in the deals. Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers.
But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up heading into the spring, and Americans digest rising gas prices and a 2 percent payroll tax hike that started in January.
11. Top White-Collar Crime Prosecutor Getting SEC Job
- Friday, January 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar crimes, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.
12. A Tasteful List 2012
- Friday, September 07, 2012
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. So many of you seemed to salivate over last year’s Tasteful List, I’ve updated it for 2012. While reduced some, make no mistake, there’s nothing dietary about it.
13. Clearances, Heat Lured Shoppers to Spend in July
- Friday, August 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans shoppers proved resilient in July, driving a key sales figure up at retailers across the country, despite persistent worry about jobs and the global economy.
Results came in better than expected for many retailers, helped by hot weather and summer clearance sales, an encouraging sign as the back-to-school season, the second-biggest shopping season behind the holidays, kicks off.
14. Retailers Report Positive March Sales
- Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy's reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy.
15. Flights of Fortune
- Friday, March 30, 2012
The Delta Air Lines Inc. employees were busy with customers near concourse B at Memphis International Airport.
16. Strong Retail Sales are Sign of Improving Economy
- Friday, March 02, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans stepped up their spending in February, boosting sales at many stores and offering the latest sign that shoppers are feeling more confident in the economy.
As merchants reported their monthly sales figures Thursday, a diverse group including Target and Macy's reported sales gains that exceeded Wall Street estimates. Even Gap Inc., long mired in a sales slump, posted an unexpected increase.
17. MLB Players, Owners Sign Agreement
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Baseball players and owners signed an agreement for a new labor contract Tuesday, a deal that makes baseball the first North American professional league to start blood testing on human growth hormone and expands the playoffs to 10 teams by 2013.
18. Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Count your blessings, then get to work.
That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they're stuck: It's what customers want.
19. Wal-Mart to Offer Holiday Deals Thanksgiving Night
- Friday, November 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will be kicking off the official start to the holiday shopping season with special deals starting on Thanksgiving night. It's the latest retailer to woo crowds earlier than last year in a bid to get a jump on the competition.
20. Target Announces Midnight Opening for Black Friday
- Monday, October 31, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — As the run-up to holiday shopping intensifies, Target Corp. said Friday that its stores will open at midnight on Thanksgiving Day for the first time.
21. A Tasteful List
- Friday, October 14, 2011
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Seems like everybody has a list these days, so, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of The Daily News, here’s mine – 125 things that make Memphis easy to swallow – a sort of alphabetical soup to nuts of local flavor. Friends old and new, and a few long-gone, but I can taste them still.
22. Social Media, Mobile Tech on the Rise for Weddings
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – As her grandfather sat pleasantly perplexed at her wedding, Lauren Barnes reached into the recesses of her strapless white gown, whipped out her iPhone and accepted her groom's Facebook relationship change to "married."
23. H&R Block Won't Offer Refund-Backed Loans in 2012
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – H&R Block Inc. said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.
24. Retailers Report Solid Sales Gains for July
- Friday, August 05, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Many retailers posted solid sales during the kickoff to the back-to-school season as discounts and high temperatures in July drove shoppers to air-conditioned malls. But merchants worry that momentum won't continue through the remainder of the second-biggest shopping period of the year as the weather gets cold and the deals dry up.
25. Deal Sites Appeal to Shoppers and Businesses Alike
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Groupon is adding 150 employees a month at its U.S. headquarters and trains them in a church because the conference rooms at its headquarters aren't big enough. Ideeli has crammed so much electronic equipment into its New York office that the power goes out every day.
26. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.
The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.
27. Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had to live off credit cards until joining a friend's startup.
28. Retailers Report Solid Gains in February
- Friday, March 04, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers braved February's chill to hand retailers surprisingly strong sales gains, extending the momentum from a strong holiday season and providing evidence of a strengthening economic recovery.
29. Foreclosure Freeze Could Undermine Housing Market
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place.
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
LaunchMemphis will present a seminar with author Larry Farrell Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. Farrell will speak on the topic “Iteration Trumps Perfection.” Cost is $25. To register, visit www.larryfarrellbreakfast.eventbrite.com.
31. Discounts Spur Surprising Aug. Retail Sales Gains
- Friday, September 03, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – American shoppers, taking advantage of deep discounts and tax-free holidays, opened up their wallets a little more for back-to-school spending compared with last year, giving some retailers better-than expected gains for August.
32. Retailers Report 4th Consecutive Month of Gains
- Friday, April 09, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Warmer weather and an earlier Easter enticed shoppers into stores for spring merchandise in March, helping retailers post strong sales gains for the month.
Discounter Target Corp., department store Macy's Inc., clothier Gap Inc. and Victoria's Secret parent Limited Brands Inc. posted double-digit increases that beat Wall Street analysts' expectations.
33. Women Get Role Reversal in ‘Julius Caesar’
- Monday, March 15, 2010
When William Shakespeare was writing and performing his plays, he did so with an all-male cast as it was illegal for women to appear on stage. Now Germantown’s local Shakespeare authority has decided to even the gender score.
34. Retailers Report Strong Gains for February
- Friday, March 05, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers shrugged off the snow and worries about the economy to buy spring clothing and other items at the nation's malls, resulting in the strongest retail sales gain since November 2007, a month before the recession started.
35. Retailers See Sales Begin to Recover in September
- Friday, October 09, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's stores saw their first sales gain in 14 months in September, a sign of life from shoppers that fuels some hope for the holiday shopping season.
A late Labor Day and delayed school openings helped boost back-to-school sales in September. And stores' figures are looking better as they are compared last September when spending plummeted amid the ballooning financial meltdown.
36. High Court to Review Local Gun Laws
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment, ensuring another high-profile battle over the rights of gun owners.
37. Memphis Native Brings Own Music Style to Small Stage
- Monday, August 10, 2009
The story is not uncommon: girl discovers a guitar; girl goes after her dream; girl comes home when times get tight. But far from getting chewed out by big-city life, singer/songwriter Molly Okeon, or better known on stage as Molly Ray, said she found her forte connecting musically with the small stage.
38. Standard & Poor's Cuts Ratings on 18 Banks
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut ratings on 18 banks amid concern about further weakening in the financial sector.
S&P said the changes reflected its assessment that volatility will remain in the financial sector and the industry is expected to face tighter regulatory oversight. S&P also said loan losses, which have plagued the industry for more than a year, are likely to continue to increase and could grow beyond expectations.
39. BofA Boosts Capital by $5.9B Via Share Exchange
- Thursday, May 28, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Corp. said Wednesday it raised $5.9 billion through the conversion of preferred shares for common stock as part its plan to bolster its capital base.
40. BofA CEO Lewis Lays Out Plans for Bank's Future
- Monday, May 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America's chief executive Ken Lewis laid out his plans for raising new capital to meet regulatory requirements after the government said the nation's largest bank is facing a $33.9 billion shortfall.
41. S&P Puts 23 Financial Firms on Negative Watch
- Wednesday, May 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's is reviewing whether to cut the ratings of 23 regional and national banks.
The firms were placed on "CreditWatch Negative" on Monday, which means there is a 50 percent chance the ratings will be cut in the next three months. S&P said it expects the results of the reviews by the end of May.
42. U.S. Newspaper Circulation Declines
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Circulation declines at the nation’s newspapers are speeding up.
The Audit Bureau of Circulations said Monday that average daily circulation declined 7.1 percent in the October-March period from the same six-month span in 2007-2008. The latest figures represent data from 395 daily U.S. newspapers that reported in the current and year-ago periods.
43. Federal Appeals Court Hears Madoff Jail Argument
- Friday, March 20, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - An appeals court considering whether Bernard Madoff should remain jailed pending sentencing grilled lawyers for both sides Thursday, noting to prosecutors that Madoff could have fled the country before his massive Ponzi scheme was uncovered.
44. Gap Says 4th-Quarter Profit Declines 8.3 Percent
- Monday, March 02, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - After slashing costs for 18 months, Gap Inc.'s CEO told investors Thursday that the apparel chain will now focus on pulling more customers into its stores and use its low-price chain Old Navy to "compete on behalf of the company."
45. Delta to Launch New Memphis Flights
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - Fresh off its acquisition of Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said Wednesday it plans to add 15 new international routes starting next spring, though it's unclear whether that will mean another year of big capacity growth outside the U.S. as the carrier will cut frequencies on other routes.
46. Credit Markets See More Gradual Improvements
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The government's efforts to crank open the credit markets have led to some mild improvements in lending rates and Treasury bill yields. But it will probably take months, and perhaps a few years, before lending returns to healthier levels.
47. Retailers Slash Prices, But at What Cost
- Wednesday, September 03, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - In a bid to pull hesitant shoppers into their stores, retailers are slashing prices on everything from jeans to dinnerware. But those fat discounts will likely come at a big cost for the companies.
48. Retailers Post Mixed June Sales Results
- Friday, July 11, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers, enticed by heavy discounts and armed with rebate checks, spent more freely in June, helping to lift many retailers’ sales. The outlook for the back-to-school season remains tough, though, as consumers confront high gas and food prices, a slumping housing market and tighter credit.
49. Toyos Honored For Post-Katrina Eye Care
- Friday, June 13, 2008
For many, Hurricane Katrina is a distant memory, a disaster that hit the Gulf Coast nearly three years ago. But for all the families and individuals directly affected, many still struggle daily to pull their lives back together.
50. Eoff Joins University of Memphis in Communications Role
- Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Robert H. Eoff has been chosen to fill the newly created office of vice president of communications, public relations and marketing at the University of Memphis. Previously, Eoff worked for The New York Times Co. as president of the New York Times Broadcast Media Group since 2004. He has been with The New York Times Co. since 1969, when he began working for WREG Channel 3 in Memphis, which was a part of the Broadcast Media Group.
51. Shop Talk
- Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Editor's note: This is the second in The Daily News' five-part Retail Reinvented series about the past - and future - of the local shopping landscape.
Over the last few years, a trend toward more open-air type malls has grown with the emergence of lifestyle centers across the nation. Still, traditional, enclosed malls seem to be holding their own.
52. Local TV Journalist Wins Chance to Explore Issues in Tanzania
- Wednesday, May 03, 2006
The National Association of Black Journalists has chosen WMC-TV Action News 5 anchor/reporter Syan Rhodes as one of four journalists for the NABJ/UN Tanzania Fellowship. Rhodes will travel with NABJ President Bryan Monroe to the Republic of Tanzania May 5-15 to focus on African health, malaria prevention and other issues.
53. Is the Supreme Court's Confirmation Process Effective? Maybe.
- Friday, February 10, 2006
On Jan. 11, The New York Times printed an unusual set of charts and graphs that helped explain the previous day's congressional session on whether to appoint Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court.
54. Archived Article: Origins Bott
- Thursday, September 02, 1999
Origins to open in Oak Court Origins to open in Oak Court By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis newest Origins cosmetics and skin care products store is scheduled to open in October in Oak Court Mall. The company, a division of New York-based cos...
55. Archived Article: Upc.sho-me Chg
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Memphis-based Union Planters Corp Union Planters to acquire Southwest Missouri bank By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis-based Union Planters Corp. announced Tuesday the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sho-Me Financ...
56. Archived Article: Page 2
- Thursday, April 10, 1997
Food Lion vs Food Lion vs. ABC By HAROLD C. STREIBICH Special to The Daily News The master engineers of the ancient world, when building their roads, placed a marker every mile so that travelers would know how far they were from Rome. These markers ...
57. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, October 30, 1996
Galleria announces Galleria announces first group of stores Urban Shopping Centers Inc., owner of the Wolfchase Galleria under construction at I-40 and Germantown Parkway, announced Tuesday many of the new stores that will open in the mall Feb. 26. ...