73. Pew Maps Twitter Conversations, Finds 6 Types - Monday, February 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – People take to Twitter to talk about everything from politics to breakfast to Justin Bieber in what feels like a chaotic stream of messages. So it may come as a surprise that the conversations on the short messaging service fit into just six distinct patterns.74. Cellphone Calls on Planes? Don't Ask the Feds - Monday, February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.75. Agriculture Census Shows Boom in Farm Sales - Monday, February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.76. Analyst: Wal-Mart Facing More Issues - Monday, February 24, 2014
The growing list of issues facing Wal-Mart is becoming more of a concern for a Stifel Nicolaus analyst, who downgraded the world's biggest retailer on Friday.
On Thursday, Wal-Mart reported a 21 percent decline in its fourth-quarter profit. The company said that the Nov. 1 expiration of a temporary boost in food stamps is hurting its shoppers' ability to spend. It's also caught up in the debate about minimum wages and dealing with increasing competition from dollar stores and grocers. That's in addition to increased taxes, tighter credit and bad winter weather keeping some shoppers away from stores.77. Events - Monday, February 24, 2014
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host a heart-healthy cooking demonstration Monday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. RSVP at 765-1849.78. A Failure to Communicate - Monday, February 24, 2014
A research study was done that asked 100 people who were all more than 90 years of age to describe what they would do differently if they had to live their lives over. The responses most often given were that they would take more risks, that they would spend more time reflecting, and that they would do more that would live on after they were gone. I was not a part of that survey, but I would like to add one more to that list of “do overs”: to listen more.79. Innovation for the Rest of Us - Monday, February 24, 2014
Innovation, as a discipline, tends to be special assignment work that is reserved for the creative hotshots, iconoclasts, those in hot spots like Palo Alto, or on an esteemed university campus, such as MIT.80. Commission Takes Up School Board Redistricting - Monday, February 24, 2014
A majority of Shelby County Commissioners seems to agree that the Shelby County Schools board should be smaller than the 13 members it will become with the August school board elections if the commission takes no further action.81. Wedding Services Bill Sparks Opposition - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Two Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services based on religious beliefs.
Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville and Knoxville Rep. Bill Dunn are sponsoring the proposal.82. UTHSC to Offer Online Nursing Degree Programs - Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Tennessee Board of Nursing has approved a proposal from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to offer a new degree program all online – the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program.83. Events - Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host the “All in for Animals” Texas Hold ’Em charity poker tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at 935 Farm Road. The poker tournament will feature prizes, food, and a beer and bourbon bar. Cost is $50 before Friday, Feb. 21, or $60 at the door. Visit memphishumane.org.84. Shockey ‘Ideal Fit’ as Chamber Chair - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Leigh Shockey had gone to Memphis International Airport in her role as an executive for the family business – Drexel Chemical Co.85. Telling Her Own Story - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Long before she was running her own business and co-writing a book, “Women in High Gear,” Amy Howell was a little girl in overdrive.86. Breaking Through - Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?87. US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent Last Month - Friday, February 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices barely rose last month as a sharp increase in energy costs was offset by cheaper clothing, cars and air fares. The figures indicate inflation remains mild.88. Democrats Push for Mississippi State Employee Pay Raise - Friday, February 21, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Democrats say they'll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were blocked Wednesday in the Republican-majority House.89. Events - Friday, February 21, 2014
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present “spark: behind the scenes of ‘World Wonders’” Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.90. Make More Money This Year - Friday, February 21, 2014
If you’re like most people, you created a list of new year’s resolutions at the end of December or in the beginning of January. One of your resolutions was probably related to your finances. It may have been to save more, to make more or both. Regardless of which you selected, increasing your income can achieve both goals.91. Preaching to Meddling - Friday, February 21, 2014
OUR NEW PHARISEES. Pharisee |'farese|, noun
• a member of an ancient religious sect, distinguished by strict observance of traditional and written law, commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity.92. - Friday, February 21, 2014
...93. Seminar to Focus on Importance of Women in Business - Friday, February 21, 2014
When Amy Howell delivers the keynote address at the Women & Business Seminar Feb. 27 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, she will, rather appropriately, be speaking about the art of appreciating what women can bring to any business setting.94. Fed Minutes Point to Continued Paring of Stimulus - Thursday, February 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving.95. Wedding Services Bill Dead This Session - Thursday, February 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services to same-sex couples is dead for the session after being withdrawn from a Senate committee on Tuesday.96. Events - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Memphis Pink Palace Museum will host a lecture by Commercial Appeal columnist Wendi Thomas titled “Mid-South Racial Present” Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The free lecture is presented in conjunction with the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit. Visit memphismuseums.org.97. Uphill Struggles - Thursday, February 20, 2014
I read in the paper about some folks who’ve done well with weight loss and fitness resolutions. They attribute their success to posting goals, activities and results on Facebook. “Got up at 4, started running at 4:30, did three miles. Tomorrow, five.” That kind of thing.98. Is That Big Move Going to Pay Off? - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ray’s Take You’re contemplating moving to another home – maybe even to another city or the country. The catalyst could be a job offer, school changes, the desire for more living space or to be near family. While your personal, family and career situation will be major factors in the final decision, don’t forget to consider the financial angle as well. There are more costs for a new home than the selling price alone.99. County Primary Filing Deadline Arrives - Thursday, February 20, 2014
A couple of days before the filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries, it looked like a political season with lots of action at the deadline itself.
The deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 20, with another week for any candidates who meet that deadline to withdraw if they wish.100. Deadline Nears for Pinnacle Awards - Thursday, February 20, 2014
The deadline for the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony is fast approaching.
The deadline for Commercial Council members to enter the Pinnacle Awards, an event that brings commercial real estate industry professionals together and honors them for their accomplishments in the previous year, is Friday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. Winners will be honored at an April 3 ceremony at Memphis Botanic Garden.