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1. Another Round for the House on 'Obamacare'
- Friday, May 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – There they go again: The House is moving toward a vote on yet another Republican bill to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
Only months away from the rollout of coverage for uninsured Americans, Republicans on Thursday were making their 37th attempt in a little more than two years to eliminate, defund or partly scale back the Affordable Care Act.
2. A Fond Farewell for Now
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hard to believe, but almost three years has passed since I wrote the first “Giving Back” column in 2010. Credit goes to James Overstreet, associate publisher of The Daily News, who pulled me aside one day and asked if I had ever thought about sharing my ideas and some of our Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club philanthropic efforts with a broader audience. What started as an idea to share helpful tips, quickly evolved into a pipeline for positive stories, a spotlight for local nonprofits, and an avenue to provide easy ways to get more engaged in our community.
3. Post Office Had $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss
- Monday, May 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount without help from Congress.
The loss for the financial quarter ending March 31 was narrower than a $3.2-billion loss for the same period last year, thanks to slightly higher revenues and lower payments towards health benefits for workers who will retire in the future.
4. Earles’ Company Helps Homeowners ‘From A to Z’
- Monday, May 06, 2013
Working as a Realtor for the first 19 years of her career, Paige Earles learned the value of home staging.
“Research shows a property spends about 78 percent less time on the market if it is staged versus not staged,” said Earles, owner of Pearle Staging & Design, which recently expanded into Memphis. “The benefits of staging are pretty tremendous.”
5. Workshop Will Teach Business Fundamentals
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Steve Jobs could do it. Fred Smith did it. So do the chief executives of businesses large and small, from retail to technology to medicine.
6. Just Cause
- Friday, April 19, 2013
The concept of environmental justice is joining the issue of sustainability in new discussions about planning and the way cities like Memphis should work.
Local and regional planners meet Friday, April 19, at the University of Memphis to talk about “just sustainability” with the Tufts University planner who has been writing about it for the last decade.
7. Selling Homes Becomes ‘Forever Job’ for Dacus
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
Ashley Dacus got started as a Realtor in the worst possible economic climate, but with residential sales beginning to show signs of life, her optimism has been renewed.
8. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
9. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
10. Hopson Takes Over Public Schools Leadership
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Since Dorsey Hopson became general counsel for Memphis City Schools in 2008, he has experienced a whirlwind of change.
The Memphis City Council cut funding to the school system triggering a landmark court case, city and county school systems have been on a fast and rocky path to a merger, and the countywide board ballooned to 23 members. And then Hopson found himself in January serving as the interim superintendent of Memphis City Schools.
11. It’s Just a Lease Renewal, Right?
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
So your office lease is expiring and it’s time to make a decision about your space. Hopefully you are at least six to 12 months out from your expiration date as you are thinking about all of this – and if you are thinking of moving, you might want more time than that. This is a big decision, and not just because moving, if that’s a possibility for your company, is a huge ordeal. It’s a big decision because office lease expense is typically one of your larger operating expenses.
12. Essence Magazine’s Taylor Recruits Mentors in Memphis
- Monday, March 25, 2013
The editor in chief emeritus of Essence magazine has been spending a lot of time in Memphis recently as part of her national call for more mentors.
And Susan L. Taylor is emphasizing that being a mentor isn’t the all-consuming task many people she encounters believe it will be.
13. Brooks’ Goal: Doing the ‘Conservative, Right Thing’
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
State Rep. Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland, sees a simple, biblical guidepost for the lopsided Republican majority in the state House.
14. Raising the Roof
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If all goes well, The Blues Foundation will be raising the roof on a new Blues Hall of Fame at 421 S. Main St. in six months.
15. The Panama Effect
- Monday, March 18, 2013
The expansion of the Panama Canal will affect the supply chain of businesses across the country, including those involved in Memphis industrial real estate.
The 48-mile Panama Canal connects the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Caribbean Sea. The $5.2 billion expansion will allow bigger container ships through the canal, providing a more efficient way of moving a large number of containers.
16. Hollywood Feed Expands, Renews Local Leases
- Friday, March 01, 2013
Hollywood Feed has renewed and expanded two of its Memphis locations.
The Memphis-based natural and holistic pet food merchant is growing its 2648 Broad Ave. warehouse from 44,400 square feet to 77,763 square feet.
17. Blazing a Trail
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Susan Stephenson is one of the most accomplished and highly visible women in the Memphis business community. She is the co-founder of Independent Bank, the city’s second-largest bank as ranked by assets and one that largely steered clear of the mortgage mess that dogged competitors during the financial bust.
18. Schools Merger Issues Moving on Several Fronts
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The schools merger issue is moving again on several fronts less than six months before the first school year of the consolidation begins.
The movement began with the release of a preliminary schools budget for the first year of the merger that shook many county and city schools parents out of the mindset that the merger would mean few changes at the school level.
19. Green Line Marketing Doubles Office
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Green Line Marketing Group has outgrown its East Memphis office space due to its expanded staff and client roster.
The boutique agency has signed a 2,000-square-foot lease in Racquet Club Plaza, where it will relocate from its three 350-square-foot executive suites in Clark Tower by the end of the month.
20. Grida Uses Special Skills for Community Work
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
Nicole Grida, associate with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC, learned the value of extracurricular activities while in high school in Hellertown, Pa.
21. Hagerty Talks Exports, Incentives
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The state of Tennessee’s economic development effort outside the U.S. has returned formally this week to where it was in 1997 with overseas offices pushing Tennessee exports and foreign investment in the state.
22. New Uniform, Same Rudy Gay
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Rudy Gay is incognito now – disguised as a genuine star player who had to go north of the border to take his rightful place center stage. In his Toronto Raptors debut, Gay came off the bench and scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 3-of-6 from 3-point range, in a dominating victory over the L.A. Clippers (albeit, without Chris Paul). In his first start, a loss to the Miami Heat, Rudy scored 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting.
23. Grizzlies Must Reset Season’s Shot Clock
- Friday, February 08, 2013
In the NBA, everyone’s used to living with the tight deadline that is the 24-second shot clock. Players and coaches are always turning the page from last possession to next possession.
And so it must be for this Grizzlies’ season.
24. Southwest Adds Memphis Flights
- Monday, February 04, 2013
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, announced Monday, Feb. 4, that it is adding four new Memphis flights to three new AirTran routes. And Memphis International Airport officials said they were told by Southwest executives last week that all AirTran flights in Memphis probably will be converted to the Southwest brand by November.
25. Arkansas Governor Announces $1.1 Billion Steel Mill Plan
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday unveiled Arkansas' largest ever economic development project, saying investors were poised to build a $1.1 billion steel mill along the Mississippi River if legislators approve startup funding.
26. BenchMark to Relocate, Restructure
- Friday, January 25, 2013
BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC will soon relocate its Southeast Memphis office, add agents, integrate technology into its business practices and go paperless in one fell swoop.
27. Commission: More Training Needed to Protect Kids
- Friday, January 04, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A report from the state Second Look Commission cites what members called "gaping holes" in the child welfare system.
According to The Tennessean, the annual report looked into what the commission termed the worst incidents of child abuse in Tennessee.
28. Financial Industry Plans for Fiscal Cliff Fallout
- Monday, December 31, 2012
The media and political leaders may be in full-on freakout, the world-is-ending mode over the apparent inevitability of the country to avoid careening over the fiscal cliff.
But financial professionals like Robert Smithwick III, managing principal of Diversified Trust, still have a job to do.
29. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million
- Friday, December 28, 2012
The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands.
Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.
30. Holiday Shoppers May See Big Discounts Soon
- Monday, December 17, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – If shoppers don't show up in stores soon, more 70 percent off sale signs will.
After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed as worries about weak U.S. job growth and other concerns have caused Americans to spend less.
31. Arkansas Governor Still Looking at State-Run Exchange
- Monday, November 19, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe is leaving open the possibility that Arkansas may run its own insurance exchange under the nation's new health care law after initially saying the state would seek a partnership with the federal government, a spokesman said Friday.
32. Training Day
- Monday, November 19, 2012
The pursuit of economic development comes with code names, secrecy and mysterious visitors.
Without a doubt, the last two years have been eventful when it comes to the city’s civic leaders luring companies to town with the promise of jobs for Memphians. In that regard, the local debate about tax incentives and the competition with other cities, some nearby, was vigorous.
33. Tayloe Brings Banking Knowledge, Energy to Financial Federal Board
- Monday, November 12, 2012
At the age of 34, William Tayloe became the youngest president in the 27-year history of Financial Federal Savings Bank. Now, at 39, he has been named to the bank’s board of directors.
34. DiCello Tackles Tough Talk in Business Book
- Friday, November 02, 2012
Bridget DiCello is quick to disabuse people of any notion that she’s one of those executive coaches and speakers, the ones who put on razzle-dazzle presentations filled with flash and sizzle.
What she is, rather, is a speaker, author, coach for C-level executives and customized leadership trainer who has just published a new business resource book and who proudly asserts that she’s “not one of those motivational hoo-rah speakers.”
35. Seely Sees Career at Memphis Area Legal Services as ‘Mission Work’
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
October was National Pro Bono Month in the legal profession, a time when attorneys are urged to use their knowledge for the greater good and help those in need.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has written that “a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.”
36. Soul Map
- Monday, October 22, 2012
The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.
37. VA Memphis Builds for Future
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Construction is progressing rapidly at the Memphis VA Medical Center on a new dedicated area for women veterans and another for returning soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
38. Police Director Looks to Reorganization
- Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong has plans to reorganize the department at the start of 2013.
The plans include moving investigators with the various bureaus now at the Criminal Justice Center to a set of nine bureaus spread across police precincts. And Armstrong told the Memphis Rotary Club this week that the precincts will be reconfigured to make them more similar in size with the same resources generally available at each.
39. Early Results: Vesta Exceeds Expectations
- Thursday, October 11, 2012
Don Glays, executive director of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, has three words to describe how the past few days of the Vesta Home Show have performed:
“Beyond our expectations.”
40. Crosstown Stakeholder Pleased With Development’s Direction
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Todd Richardson gave some schemes – albeit changing ones – of the redeveloped Sears Crosstown building in Midtown Friday, Oct. 5, at Universal Commercial Real Estate’s Regional Minority Business Entrepreneur Power Breakfast.
41. Collaborative Zones
- Monday, October 08, 2012
The practice of designing office spaces is trending away from inhibiting cubicles and foreboding conference tables and more toward creating collaborative zones.
Tenants are demanding alternatives that cut costs, improve productivity and increase morale. That’s because flexibility is key for modern-day office users, said Heather Averwater, interior designer with brg3s architects.
42. Synk Coaches Businesses, Helps Them Grow
- Friday, October 05, 2012
Michael Synk is like a professor, salesman, evangelist and coach all rolled into one, prodding and supporting the community of executive leaders in Memphis via In-Synk, the business education and coaching firm he founded.
43. Grassroots Effort
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
Approaching the second anniversary of “New Face for an Old Broad” and the Historic Broad Avenue Business Association’s painting of its own bike lanes, the Binghampton district has seen activity increase exponentially on several fronts.
44. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
45. Next-Generation Theater
- Monday, September 17, 2012
Plans are moving forward for The Orpheum Theatre Memphis’ new Performing Arts and Leadership Centre, a $10.7 million facility that will enable growth in student participation and other professional development programs.
46. Terry Dedicates Career to Betterment of Community
- Friday, September 14, 2012
Memphis native Laura Terry, development officer at The MED Foundation, has dedicated her career to bettering the community by working in the Bluff City’s nonprofit sector – something she attributes to her parents’ influence.
47. Three Secrets to Closing More Business
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Considering how hard salespeople have to work to land a meeting with a prospective customer, it’s surprising how little effort is typically put into the follow-up with that prospect after the meeting. The result is lost opportunity and the need to work harder than necessary to meet sales targets.
48. ‘More the Merrier’
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
Following a shaky last few years for Overton Square, the area has finally seen tangible evidence of change in recent weeks and the area’s long-term tenants appear to be waiting in anticipation of its new neighbors.
49. Leaders Lay Ground Work for Municipal Districts
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
With the Aug. 2 referendums behind them, most of the suburban leaders in Shelby County are moving toward a rapid transition to establishing school districts. And it has gone largely unnoticed.
There are plenty of distractions. The transition to the merger of the Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools has cast a long shadow. There is also the ongoing legal battle in Memphis federal court where a possible outcome includes voiding the results of the suburban referendums and at least delaying the start date of the municipal schools.
50. Questions Stack up for Unincorporated County
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Countywide school board member David Reaves said he didn’t know on Tuesday, Aug. 14, enough times that a standing-room-only crowd at Bolton High School began to anticipate the answer to their questions about where there children would attend school in the first year of the schools merger.
51. Expanding Care
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Church Health Center, which serves uninsured working people and their families, continues to expand its outreach, recently unveiling a new, state-of-the-art dental clinic at 266 S. Cleveland St. at Linden Avenue.
52. Breakaway Finds Success Going the Extra Mile
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Breakaway Running is a small business with the steady, even stride it takes to endure for more than three decades.
Begun in 1981 by a handful of area running enthusiasts as an outlet to get their own gear and to accommodate the legions of Memphis runners, the shop has come full circle, having recently been bought by Barry Roberson, the shop’s first manager.
53. IPhone Appeal Dims as Samsung Shines
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The latest iPhone looks much the same as the first iPhone, which came out more than five years ago. That hasn't been a problem for Apple – until, now.
The pace of iPhone sales has slowed, Apple revealed last week. Part of the problem is that the competition has found a formula that works: thinner phones with big screens that make the iPhone look small and chubby.
54. Morgan Stanley Closes a Bleak Bank Earnings Season
- Friday, July 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — It's tough being a big bank these days.
Morgan Stanley, the storied investment house, reported Thursday that its revenue was down sharply for April through June and its profit missed Wall Street expectations. Its stock was clobbered — down more than 5 percent.
55. Breaking Barriers
- Friday, July 20, 2012
It seems simple. Match the homeless with homes.
The problem becomes more complex once one starts trying to carry out what quickly becomes a not so simple process.
For the last year, the city’s Community Alliance for the Homeless has been forming the framework for that – a system that will begin with those who most urgently need to get off the streets and work through making that stability long term and then to heading off homelessness before it begins.
56. Bush Talks Post-White House Life
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Though the main attraction at a private gathering at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Monday, July 16, included former President George W. Bush, it was a mostly nonpolitical evening.
The 43rd president neither excoriated nor overtly praised President Barack Obama, for example, nor did he wade much into the health care debate despite the occasion of his visit being related to a hospital – specifically, to the 100th anniversary of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
57. Senate Dems Ready $272B Tax-Cut Extension Bill
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The highest earning Americans would pay a top rate of 23.8 percent for capital gains and dividends next year under a $272 billion, one-year extension of tax cuts that Senate Democrats are circulating among themselves.
58. Despite Ruling Schools Case Far From Over
- Monday, July 16, 2012
The day after U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays ruled the suburban municipal schools referendums will go ahead as planned, most of the 20 attorneys in his courtroom for the ruling were back before him.
59. After the Flood
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
It was at about this time a year ago that the floodwaters had at last receded from the cluster of mobile home parks around the intersection of U.S. 51 and North Watkins Road in Frayser.
The flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries marked the highest river levels at Memphis since the 1937 flooding that set the record for river flooding in Memphis.
60. Big-Box Vacancies Prove Hard To Fill
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The closing of big-box stores in recent years belonging to the likes of Borders Group Inc., Circuit City Inc. and others has left suburban shopping centers around the country with lots of space to fill.
61. LM Architecture Making Name for Itself in Industry
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Tim McCullough and Douglas Leininger founded Leininger McCullough architecture in September 2009 during the peak of the recession.
62. Company Working to Tackle Dermatological Problems
- Monday, June 18, 2012
In 2010, Dr. Lee Roberts and his son Josh Roberts co-founded Memphaceuticals LLC, a small, virtual company committed to rapidly moving to market therapeutic candidates for dermatological problems.
63. Semmes-Murphey Turns 100, Looks to Next Century of Care
- Monday, June 04, 2012
Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute this year celebrates a century of improving the quality of care for patients with neurological and spine disorders.
The Memphis-based institute, which today employs about 275 people – including about 40 doctors – was founded in 1912 by Dr. Eustace Semmes and Dr. Francis Murphey.
64. Colliers Duo Has Stellar Start to ’12
- Friday, June 01, 2012
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates and Preston Thomas has closed on 34 transactions (sales and leases) to date in 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the team’s most recent industrial transactions:
65. Special Effect
- Friday, June 01, 2012
Earlier in Matt Singer’s career, he used the special effects wizardry of Hollywood to entertain.
Today, he’s part of a commercial enterprise with a lab and workspace in Downtown Memphis that draws on that same body of knowledge to try and improve lives.
66. Hancock Fabrics at a Crossroads
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) – Hancock Fabrics faces many challenges, according to analysts and the company.
The Baldwyn-based company last month reported it lost nearly $11.3 million in the most recent fiscal year. The fabric and craft retailer additionally had to cope with falling sales and self-admitted merchandise problems.
67. Churchill Mortgage Growth Highlights Industry News
- Monday, May 21, 2012
Here’s a roundup of what some of the city’s banks and bankers, investment professionals, accountants and other financial services shops have been up to in recent weeks.
* Brentwood, Tenn.-based Churchill Mortgage, which has a retail office at 5384 Poplar Ave. that opened a little more than two years ago, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
68. Ritz: Districts Will See Cost Run-Ups
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz said municipal school districts could cost suburban towns and cities much more in expenses and taxes than initially estimated.
Ritz rolled out his critique of the numbers in the reports from earlier this year by Southern Educational Strategies LLC for each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County.
69. Riverfront Rehab
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As the American Queen steamboat docked Tuesday, May 15, at Beale Street Landing and left the same day for a trip to New Orleans, plans were under way for the restoration of another part of the riverfront just to the north – the cobblestones as well as a plaza and fountain at the foot of Union Avenue.
70. Townsend Links Businesses With Economic Resources
- Friday, May 11, 2012
When it comes to economic development, the administration of Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam is working hard to convince new businesses to set up shop in the state.
But an important guiding principle in that work is the state can’t do it in a vacuum.
71. Board Representation at Stake in Bill
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
In the legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly last week allowing suburban referendums this year on forming municipal school districts there was another part of the bill.
And it completes some important terms for the Nov. 6 school board elections that would follow the planned Aug. 2 referendums on forming school districts and levying a half- cent local option sales tax rate increase if voters approve both questions.
72. Experience Helps Harckum Lead Versant, CSCMP
- Monday, April 30, 2012
When supply chain executives from different businesses in Memphis get together, they talk about each other, said Glen Harckum, chairman of the local Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
73. Seeking Friendlier Skies
- Monday, April 30, 2012
Local business travelers are looking everywhere for relief from sky-high airfares.
Many are hopeful that once Southwest Airlines establishes a presence at Memphis International Airport beyond a few Memphis-Atlanta flights, increased competition will result in lower fares and more options for local travelers.
74. Conn.-Based XSE Group Inks Deal
- Friday, April 27, 2012
A Middletown, Conn.-based office supply printing company has entered the local industrial scene, taking advantage of Memphis’ centralized logistical capabilities.
XSE Group Inc. has leased 40,214 square feet in Building 14 of Airport Distribution Center, 4006 Airpark St., owned by San Francisco-based ProLogis Inc.
75. House Panel Advances Gun Bill
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to strip employers of the right to ban firearms on company property is advancing again in the House, even though Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn’t think it will pass.
76. ServiceMaster Clean Granted Dust Removal Patent
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
For 30 years, Tony Loftis had been thinking about how to improve the process for cleaning offices, other commercial spaces and homes.
77. Consolidation Planning Remains in Flux
- Monday, April 02, 2012
The way some on the schools consolidation planning commission see it, the group has some momentum going in its goal of selling a still-forming consolidated school system plan to parents – urban and suburban.
78. Much at Stake With Health Care Debate
- Monday, April 02, 2012
As we wait for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will determine the future of national health care reform, it is important to keep a broader perspective on the issue.
With all of the issues that rightfully belong before the highest court in the country, let’s remember that there is still a health care system that many Americans cannot afford to use.
79. Suburbs Consider Legal Challenges In Schools Fight
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After a race to call special referendum elections in May, suburban leaders this week may be in a race to get to Chancery Court in a legal challenge of the Tennessee attorney general’s opinion that last week stopped the referenda move.
80. ‘People Like Me’
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Robert Littlepage still thinks about it.
At times, he thinks about nothing else.
“It’s not like people think it is. It’s not like sand and in the Sahara,” he said as he sat crouched at a table, his forearms resting on his legs, one leg moving up and down. “It’s like cracked mud, like you are down in the Delta, in Clarksdale or something.”
81. Monroe Ave. Bldg. Sells For $3.3M
- Friday, March 23, 2012
A fully leased Downtown office building has traded hands for more than twice its assessed value.
309 Monroe Property LLC purchased the 22,792-square-foot property at 309 Monroe Ave. for $3.3 million. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal was $1.5 million.
82. FedEx Reports 126 Pct. Earnings Increase
- Friday, March 23, 2012
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported net earnings for its third quarter of $521 million or $1.65 a share compared with $231 million in earnings a year ago or 73 cents a share.
83. Robot Therapy Introduced At Baptist Rehab
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown this month began offering patients interactive therapy with the InMotion Arm Robot, a device that helps them achieve arm function after a stroke or other illness.
84. Examining the Latest Market Trends
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Last week provided another powerful advance in both equity and fixed income markets. On the equity side, the three major domestic stock indices accomplished impressive feats. After briefly falling back below 13,000 at the end of February, the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) crept above that level at Tuesday’s close.
85. ‘Positive Message’
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The most recent figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a falling jobless rate for the Memphis metro area.
New, more current figures will be out later this month that show the area’s latest unemployment picture. But in the meantime, the Memphis area has played host to one job fair after another in recent days, while across the state there have been more than 20 such fairs in the past 15 months.
86. Feds Release Health Overhaul Blueprint for States
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tackling a huge logistical challenge, the Obama administration Monday released an ambitious blueprint for states to match up uninsured Americans with coverage that's right for them under the health care overhaul law.
87. Naifeh to Retire After 38 Years in House
- Friday, March 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Rep. Jimmy Naifeh announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election after 38 years in the House of Representatives, saying it's time to "pass the torch to the next generation of leaders."
88. NRA Aims to Shoot Down Parking Lot Gun Exceptions
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The National Rifle Association is pressuring Republican lawmakers to abandon proposed limitations to a measure that would let workers store firearms in vehicles parked on their employers' lots.
89. Home Alone
- Monday, March 05, 2012
For many senior citizens, access to homemaker services – such as housekeeping and grocery shopping – enables them to continue living in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible.
90. Mallory’s Route Leads Him to CRE Career
- Friday, March 02, 2012
Neely Mallory IV comes from a long line of logistics executives, with ancestry dating back to Memphis’ early days as a cotton hub.
These days, Mallory is learning the ropes of supply chains from a different vantage point: through some of the city’s top producing industrial real estate professionals.
91. Memphis According to Memphians
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Last week we asked readers “What does Memphis mean to you?” This question is the driving force behind the creation of a community narrative that will help us align our efforts and come together with a shared voice so we can sing about our city in pitch-perfect unison and harmony.
92. Growing Field
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The days of buying a home appliance warranty and waiting for the appliance to break down are changing.
The president and CEO of American Home Shield says the business is changing to become more about the kind of preventative maintenance that businesses have relied on for some time to avoid unplanned work stoppages. And homeowners want 24-hour access as well as options that might include not having a home warranty but include the ability to get home repair service.
93. Muddy’s Inks Space on Broad
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Muddy’s Bake Shop will soon bring some of its “lovin’ from the oven” to Binghampton.
The local bakery has inked a 3,000-square-foot lease at 2497 Broad Ave. in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District.
94. Muddy's Bake Shop Inks New Lease on Broad
- Monday, February 13, 2012
Muddy’s Bake Shop will soon bring some of its lovin’ from the oven to Binghampton.
The local bakery has inked a 3,000-square-foot lease at 2497 Broad Ave. in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District.
95. Grizzlies End 3-Game Skid, Beat Timberwolves 85-80
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Quincy Pondexter had nothing to show in his first opportunity to start for the injured Tony Allen.
96. Tax Reform in This Election year: It's Not Likely
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tax reform sounds like a good idea to lots of people, but where to start? Eliminate the popular deduction for home mortgages? End the write-off for charitable contributions? How about expanding the Social Security payroll tax?
97. State Spending
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wasn’t ready to say the state has recovered from the recession. But his $31 billion budget proposal outlined in the Monday, Jan. 30, State of the State address included a robust building program mixed with state pay raises and plans to cut more than 1,000 state jobs.
98. STCC Takes Next Step In Nursing Bldg. Plans
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
693 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Cost: $14.6 million
Project Cost: $18.2 million
99. All 2011 Unemployment Insurance Benefits Taxable
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The jobless rate is dipping, but millions of people are still out of work. And that could have implications when they file their income tax returns.
Collecting unemployment insurance benefits? All that you received in 2011 is taxed as income. Unless you requested that federal taxes be withheld, you could be in for a big surprise when you calculate taxes owed.
100. Multiple Reasons Behind Drop in Foreclosures
- Thursday, January 19, 2012
This time last year, Corky Neale was forecasting that the Memphis area had already hit its peak – for the time being – when it comes to foreclosure activity.
A look at the numbers for 2011 shows Neale, research director of the RISE (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions, Empowerment) Foundation, was pretty much on target.