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1. Mississippi River Level Still Expected to Drop
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.
2. Boy Scouts Must Honor Own Motto: Be Prepared
- Friday, November 09, 2012
PROTECT THE SCOUTS, NOT THE INSTITUTION. Scouts are at risk, not just from the sick, twisted creatures who would prey on them – documented in print, on air and online – but from adults who have twisted the truth and continue to excuse the inexcusable if not in fact, in effect. Allowing even one of these monsters a pass, not turning them over to the police, is a monstrous crime in and of itself. And the monster grows even larger, even more dangerous with every revelation of omission and every buried file.
3. Changes In Buyer Behavior Critical To Biz Survival
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A significant shift in buyer behavior has occurred over the last several years – a shift that has not only changed the very essence of the role of salesperson but how we market to consumers as well. The origin of this shift is three-fold – the role the Internet plays in informing buyers, a new paradigm in group decision-making, and an increasing expectation for a heightened customer buying “experience.”
4. Returns Equal Reality Minus Expectations
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
At the beginning of the year, expectations ran high. Some economists forecasted U.S. GDP growth rates above 4 percent, European credit spreads indicated crisis containment, and China’s economy appeared to be on a government-conceived glide to slower, non-inflationary growth. As expectations ran high, the first quarter provided stock market investors with the best index returns in 14 years.
5. Residential Capital Seeks Chapter 11 Protection
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is hoping that Monday's bankruptcy filing by Ally Financial Inc.'s troubled mortgage business will help the company repay its government bailout faster.
6. White House Threatens to Veto Student Loan Bill
- Monday, April 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House threatened a veto Friday of a Republican bill keeping the interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, objecting that the measure would finance its $5.9 billion cost by abolishing a health care program.
7. Garrett Finds Banking Home at Metropolitan
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Do something that makes you happy, and if it’s banking, always deliver on your promises. That sums up the professional philosophy of Maria Garrett, a recent hire at Metropolitan Bank who brought 12 years of industry experience to her new job as a senior managing director.
8. Is Bull Market in Store For New Year?
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Predicting 2012 According to Wall Street strategists, the S&P 500 will close somewhere between 1167, for a loss of 7 percent, and 1500, for a gain of 19 percent. Assuming earnings approximate $100 for the S&P 500, then applying a simple market P/E multiple tells you where we should be by year-end. If we feel no different than we did at the end of 2011, then the S&P 500 should finish at 1272 for a 1 percent gain.
9. Metropolitan Expands Into Nashville
- Monday, December 19, 2011
Metropolitan Bank has solidified its long-planned foray into Nashville with the announcement of its first office location in the city and the hiring of a senior managing director for the Nashville area.
10. Paperless Movement Brings Efficiency to Business
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
In 2008, nexAir, a Memphis-based company that specializes in the distribution of gases such as nitrogen and oxygen to hospitals and other medical facilities, was looking for a way to be more efficient.
11. New Formula Would Reduce Social Security Increases
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as 55 million Social Security recipients are about to get their first benefit increase in three years, Congress is looking at reducing future raises by adopting a new measure of inflation that also would increase taxes for most families – the biggest impact falling on those with low incomes.
12. Address Unknown
- Tuesday, October 04, 2011
For anyone in Memphis – and across Tennessee – who uses the U.S. Postal Service to send and receive bills, to get things like newspaper subscriptions by mail and DVDs from Netflix or just to write an old-fashioned letter on paper, things are about to change.
13. The More Things Change …
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Change of Plans Like a car requires gas, forecasts require data. Two weeks ago, the data stack indicated that we had continued global growth, providing ample revenue opportunities for global corporations. Low earnings multiples paired with global growth indicated defensible value within the S&P 500. With current earnings trending toward $100, applying a simple conservative P/E of 13 presented 1300 as a stable base. The S&P 500 fumbled near this level frequently but seemed to find footing. On Friday of last week, however, the data stack changed.
14. Airlines Collected $3.4B in Bag Fees in 2010
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees last year. The 24 percent increase from 2009 shows how the airlines are increasingly reliant on charging for once-free services to make money.
15. Evolve Bank & Trust Names New Board Member
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
Evolve Bank & Trust has a new member on its board of directors.
Lon Magness, principal of Reliant Investment Management LLC, has joined the Evolve board. Magness, whose responsibilities at Reliant include portfolio management, investment strategy, regulatory compliance and client service, is a graduate of Tulane University and has previously worked as president of a bank-affiliated registered investment advisory firm.
16. Obama Says Little Short-Term Help for Gas Prices
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) – Pitching the promise of energy independence, President Barack Obama cautioned Wednesday that it's going to be tough to transition from America's oil-dependent economy and acknowledged there's little he can do to lower gas prices over the short term.
17. No Boost for Social Security Checks in 2011
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.
18. Slowing Economic Rebound Raises Unemployment Fears
- Monday, August 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The recovery is losing so much momentum that employers are unlikely to step up hiring anytime this year, and unemployment could return to double digits.
That was the bleak conclusion of analysts Friday after the government said economic growth crawled at a 2.4 percent pace in the spring. It was the economy's weakest showing in nearly a year. And many economists think growth is even slower now.
19. Viral Marketing – You Want To Catch It
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If you’ve at least dipped a toe into the social marketing pool, you know that it takes time and commitment to grow your fan or follower base. Imagine a faster path to creating buzz for your product or service through pre-existing social networks versus being reliant upon just your own.
20. Millington Launches Road Improvement As Flood Recovery Continues
- Monday, June 28, 2010
Millington Mayor Richard Hodges isn’t big on writing things down just to say they are written down.
So, if you ask – as The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. did recently – for a copy of the city’s plan for dealing with the May Day flooding, he won’t have a thick binder with a contingency plan within.
21. Treasury: AIG in Better Shape to Repay Bailout
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance giant American International Group Inc. is better positioned to pay back all of its $182 billion federal bailout, a key Treasury official testified Wednesday.
22. ALL BUSINESS: Strong Dollar Hurts U.S. Exports
- Monday, February 15, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner keep saying that they support a strong dollar. Now that we have it, they should eat their words.
The dollar has surged to an 8-month high against the euro, and is also rising against other major currencies. If it keeps strengthening, that could damage the already fragile U.S. economic recovery.
23. State Plans More Funding Cuts for MED
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As officials at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis try to find solid footing for the hospital’s current financial woes, they worry about the quicksand that lies ahead.
The state is planning a second consecutive round of TennCare budget cuts that may be more severe than this year’s. TennCare has proposed for the 2011 fiscal year cuts totaling $212 million, including cuts in subsidies for safety net hospitals like The MED.
24. Economic News Raises Hopes for Global Recovery
- Monday, December 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Signs of a strengthening global recovery emerged Friday, with consumers boosting retail sales, companies restoring stockpiles and Chinese exports mounting a comeback.
The reports heightened hopes that consumers are starting to feel more comfortable about opening their wallets after months of building savings and reducing debt. Consumer spending, which drives most U.S. economic activity, is vital to a sustained rebound.
25. Grand Island Files Permit For Mud Island Apartment Complex
- Tuesday, December 01, 2009
300 Grand Island Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $12.1 Million
Project Cost: $19 million
Permit Date: Applied November 2009
Owner: Grand Island Partners
Tenant: Grand Island
Contractor: Keith and David Grant Homes LLC
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc.
26. Cordova AT&T Store Sells for $2.4 Million
- Friday, November 27, 2009
An investment group known as Memphat Partnership has bought the AT&T store at 1684 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova. The partnership paid $2.4 million for the 3,952-square-foot standalone building that was completed in 2008. The Class A structure sits on 0.74 acres along the east side of North Germantown Parkway.
27. Magna Bank Reports Stronger Numbers in Q3
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It was only a few months ago that Kirk Bailey, chairman, president and CEO of Memphis-based Magna Bank, told shareholders the previous year had been nothing short of cataclysmic for the financial industry.
28. Business Helps Seniors With Everyday Tasks
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Two Collierville women are putting their homemaking and caregiving skills to use with a new business that caters to the needs of senior citizens.
They formed SOS, Serving Our Seniors LLC this summer. The aim is to help older people live independently in their homes. The business, which is owned by Margaret McCain Lawrence and Judy Parsons, serves the Germantown and Collierville areas.
29. Hard Times Shift Economy From Global to Local
- Friday, May 22, 2009
CHICAGO (AP) - Eat local, shop local, think local – it could be the slogan of a retro new economy.
If that means eating fewer strawberries in January and some other sacrifices, so be it, says environmentalist and best-selling author Bill McKibben – the planet will be better off and people may even be more satisfied with their communities.
30. Wal-Mart Profit Flat on Impact of Strong Dollar
- Friday, May 15, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which posted flat first-quarter earnings Thursday, will spend another summer marketing its wares to families who want to have fun even in hard times.
31. Magna Shareholders Take Stock, Look Ahead
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In one sense, Magna Bank’s annual meeting of shareholders Monday was about taking care of business.
Shareholders ratified the bank’s choice of independent auditors, approved a slate of directors and gave a thumbs up to an advisory “say on pay” proposal regarding executive compensation.
32. Magna Limits Banking to Memphis
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
Memphis-based Magna Bank has reached a deal to sell for an undisclosed sum its one bank branch outside the city to Brentwood, Tenn.-based Reliant Bank.
33. Automakers Pitch Congress Anew on Rescue
- Friday, December 05, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Humbled U.S. automakers pleaded with Congress on Thursday for an expanded $34 billion rescue package, but heard fresh skepticism in a bumpy encore appearance.
"We're here today because we made mistakes," General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner told the Senate Banking Committee in prepared testimony.
34. Norris Appointed to Join Effort to Examine Financial Health of State’s Transportation System
- Friday, October 10, 2008
In the eight years Mark Norris has been in the state senate, the Collierville Republican has made transportation issues a priority.
35. Spring's Economic Rebound Unlikely to Last
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn't expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year.
36. Lawmakers Seek Review Of UPS-DHL Proposal
- Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Two U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to review a proposal by Atlanta-based UPS Inc. to carry some air packages for DHL. But UPS officials said the agencies don’t have authority over the vendor relationship.
37. CSCMP Roundtable To Examine Next Generation
- Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Dr. Ernie Nichols of the University of Memphis understands how a career in supply chain management doesn't hold the cachet of more popular professions.
"There's very few kids sitting around in middle school or high school talking about what they want to be when they grow up, saying, 'I want to be senior vice president of global supply chain,'" said Nichols, director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management at the U of M.
38. Paulson Says US Blueprint Calls for Stronger Oversight of Mortgage Lenders
- Friday, March 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday that a presidential working group wants stronger regulatory oversight of mortgage lenders to avert the kind of credit crisis that is dragging the economy down.
39. City, County Budget Woes Bring Different Reactions
- Friday, February 29, 2008
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. broke the news recently that the county's official budget shortfall is $2 million higher than his finance team originally had forecast. And it could climb higher still.
40. Trucking Industry In For 'Lackluster' '08
- Wednesday, January 09, 2008
The national trucking industry received mixed reviews as 2007 drew to a close. While it posted solid numbers in November, the business otherwise finished with a lackluster year, according to the most recent report by the Arlington, Va.-based American Trucking Associations (ATA).
41. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, May 10, 2004
There is nothing we can do about it
Personal Touch Helps Travel Agencies Compete
The Daily News
Janice Bomar, a manager at Bartlett Travel, likes to tell the story of a particular incident with a client.
A couple that had ...
42. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, April 08, 2004
I have answered the Questions below: QUESTIONS: What is the role of the NBI's Tennessee Advisory Council and what do you hope to contribute
Graham Helps Meet Legal Education Needs
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Memphis attorney A. Neal...
43. Archived Article: Sharp (lead)
- Thursday, November 14, 2002
Sharps Memphis plant to begin production of solar energy products
Sharps Memphis plant finds its place in the sun
By SUE KIRSTEIN
The Daily News
Banking on the anticipated growth of solar electricity demand in the U.S. market, Sharp Elec...
44. Archived Article: Spg P.2
- Thursday, August 29, 2002
Ribapharm sues to block rival drug
Ribapharm sues to block rival drug
Ribapharm Inc. filed a lawsuit to prevent Swiss drug maker Roche Holding Ltd. from selling a hepatitis C treatment in the United States that would compete with Ribapharm'...
45. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, March 29, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Russian tales, treasures touted in Wonders exhibition By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News It was Easter 1913, during the height of Russias Romanov Dynasty, when Czar Nicholas II gave his beloved wife Empress Alexandra an exquisite E...
46. Archived Article: Entergy P
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Entergy said overcharging for under-deliveries Entergy said overcharging for under-deliveries A dozen power generators have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop Entergy Corp. from charging unfair rates for energy imbalances resulti...
47. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, December 07, 1999
Real Review 12-07-99 DeSoto County fans industrial development flames Industrial development in DeSoto County continued at a record breaking pace in 1999. The DeSoto County Economic Development Council announced Friday a record capital investment of...
48. Archived Article: Community
- Friday, June 18, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER By STACEY PETSCHAUER THE DAILY NEWS Barry and Pam Stokes participated in the states foster care system for about five years. Through adoption of the three children that had, over time, become part of their family, the couple see...
49. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 18, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Fostering care Privatization is one of several options being considered to improve the provision of foster care services By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Barry and Pam Stokes participated in the states foster care system for ...
50. Archived Article: Y2k (bott)
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Postal Service swatting potential Y2K problems since 93 By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When 2000 rolls around, the mailing public can be assured that their letters will be delivered in a timely manner. Thats the message U.S. ...
51. Archived Article: Library Chg
- Friday, October 03, 1997
1939 S Third 381090000 MEM (null) (null)(null) Public Library 1850 Peabody 381040000 (null) Wells Construction Corp CH Library Library construction starts at Southgate Mall By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction has started on renovations ...
52. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, May 30, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Path to Independence Memphis Housing Authority offers program to give public housing recipients road to self-reliance By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Pam Matthews knew something had to give. A single parent, with no high s...
53. Archived Article: Env Focus
- Wednesday, December 27, 1995
12/27 Env focus Environmental Regulations Enhance Economic Development By PETER SCHUTT The Daily News States with the best environmental records offer the best job opportunities and climate for long-term economic development, according to a study co...