Editorial Results (free)
1. Dimmer View of Economy Makes Fed Pullback Unlikely
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A lot can change in six weeks.
When the Federal Reserve last met in mid-September, almost everyone expected it to start reducing the stimulus it's given the U.S. economy to help it rebound from the Great Recession.
2. Twitter Tunes in to TV Partnerships Ahead of IPO
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales – and advertisers and networks are taking note.
3. Analysts Give Early Read on Government Shutdown
- Monday, October 07, 2013
Brian Sullivan, president and chief investment officer of Regions Investment Management – a division of Regions Wealth Management – is expecting the federal government shutdown to be short-lived.
4. Woeppel Named CEO of UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. Woeppel, who has served as the organization’s chief operating officer since 2012, will also continue in that role.
5. Yoakum Helps Businesses ‘Move On With Their Lives’
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
Though the jump Brian Yoakum made at the beginning of August from The Biller Law Firm to Evans Petree PC was only a floor away, he saw a greater opportunity to broaden his practice areas and expand the services he could offer clients.
6. Investors Look to Fed for Further Clues on Rates
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Federal Reserve offers its latest word on interest rates this week, few think it will telegraph the one thing investors have been most eager to know: When it will slow its bond purchases, which have kept long-term borrowing rates low.
7. World Looks to Bernanke to Clarify Stimulus Plans
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question – and the fear – Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
8. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.
9. Fed Likely to Send Wait-and-See Signal at Meeting
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks ago, the Federal Reserve unveiled its latest plan to invigorate the U.S. economy. This week, the Fed will likely send a simple message:
Give that plan time to work.
10. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
11. Wings Ride Team to Cycle for Cancer Funds, Awareness
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Wings Ride Team will depart Sept. 28 at noon on a 500-mile charity cycling event to promote cancer awareness, encourage healthy lifestyles, and raise funds for Wings Cancer Foundation’s Wellness Program.
12. Three Generations of Judge’s Family Practice Law
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Three generations of a family in one profession is not the most common of sights. Rarer still is when those three generations find themselves working in the same field at the same time.
Such is the reality in the family of Diane Vescovo, a U.S. magistrate judge in Memphis for the Western District of Tennessee.
13. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property
- Friday, May 04, 2012
A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.
14. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
15. Crye-Leike Sells Properties, Land At Feb. Auction
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Multiple properties in the Memphis area have traded hands as a result of an auction held by Crye-Leike Auction Services in February.
Kays Nawaf Employee Pension Plan sold three flex warehouse buildings at 4652 Damascus Road, 4660 Damascus Road and 4668 Damascus Road, ranging from 7,450 square feet to 10,160 square feet. There was a published minimum bid of $83,000 each.
16. Turbo-Traders Take Bank of America for a Ride
- Monday, February 13, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – On a normal day, 4 billion shares of stock change hands on the New York Stock Exchange. One in 10 belongs to a single company. It's not McDonald's or IBM, both of which have been on a tear.
17. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.
18. Service Firms Grew at Slightly Faster Pace
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs.
19. Strong Economic Data Point to More Hiring
- Friday, March 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Factories are producing more cars, computers and household appliances, and applications for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks are at the lowest point since summer 2008.
20. Medtronic Shows Students Possibilities in Engineering
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Horn Lake High School senior Carlos Perez hopes to head to Georgia Tech this fall to study mechanical engineering, but he’s already making valuable connections in the industry with the help of Medtronic.
21. Local School Issue on Verge of Going Statewide
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Haslam knew the question was coming.
Haslam was in Memphis earlier this month to announce he was tapping District Attorney General Bill Gibbons for his cabinet.
22. Shoppers Crowd the Malls in Christmas Countdown
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It's beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.
Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions including cash. The online category continued to be a bright spot. The big exception was consumer electronics, dragged down by deep discounting of TVs amid a glut. That area was virtually unchanged from a year ago.
23. Dear Santa
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Dear Santa, Please consider my gift list for our local elected officials. After all, they’ve been giving it to us all year.
To all: Common Sense – a simple grid for MATA routes, consolidated city and county services, cutting the grass, sidewalk maintenance, paying attention to review board and appointed commission recommendations.
24. MCS Takes Status Concerns to State Legislators
- Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Memphis City Schools officials have told state legislators from Shelby County that they are opposed to special school district status for Shelby County Schools.
That is the school system’s official position regarding legislation that has failed in past legislative sessions but which county school officials haven’t yet drafted for the upcoming session.
25. Manufacturing Activity Surges in October
- Tuesday, November 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Manufacturing activity expanded last month at the fastest pace since May, driven by demand in the United States and abroad for cars, computers and other goods.
The report signals that U.S. factory output, which slowed over the summer, remains a strong player in an otherwise weak economy. A separate report on Monday showed that manufacturing in China, the world's second-largest economy, also grew.
26. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
27. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
28. Bernanke: Fed Will Take Action if Economy Falters
- Monday, August 30, 2010
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Fed will consider making another large-scale purchase of securities if the slowing economy were to deteriorate significantly and signs of deflation were to flare.
29. Stocks Rise After Euro Bank Tests, Earnings
- Monday, July 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors bought stocks again on the latest reassuring news about the economy. This time, it was about European banks.
European regulators, who issued the results of what are called "stress tests" on the banks, said only a handful would struggle if the continent's economy weakens. That helped send the Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 100 points.
30. Schoolhouse Shuffle
- Monday, April 26, 2010
On a cold February morning, a group of excited parents clustered in a tent in back of Kate Bond Elementary School.
31. Filing Deadline Hits for August Primaries
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
The stage is set for the county’s most anticipated political showdown in the Aug. 5 state and federal primary elections.
Noon today is the deadline for candidates in the primaries, as well as those vying for nonpartisan seats on the Shelby County school board and the three judicial positions, to file their qualifying petitions for the ballot.
32. House Ethics Rules Would Exclude Media Reports
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Members of a legislative panel working to set up new House ethics rules agreed Wednesday that they don't want complaints to be filed based on media reports.
The proposed rules that advanced to a full floor vote would require at least one independent source other than "newspaper or other media" reports.
33. Stocks Jump After G-20 Pledge to Aid Economies
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks jumped to new highs for the year Monday as the dollar extended its slide, boosting prices for commodities including gold and oil. Energy and materials stocks led the market higher.
34. Comcast Q3 Profit Up 22 Pct, But Growth Slows
- Thursday, November 05, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. reported a 22 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, buoyed by an investment gain and a lower tax rate as it stepped up promotions on its bundled video, phone and Internet plans.
35. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.
36. Fed Slows $1.45T Program to Aid Housing Market
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy on the mend, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it is slowing the pace of a program to lower mortgage rates and prop up the housing market.
The Fed decided to stretch out its goal of buying $1.45 trillion in mortgage-backed securities and debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae until the end of the first quarter of 2010. Originally, the central bank intended to complete buying those securities by the end of this year.
37. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates
- Friday, September 11, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
38. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
39. Mixed Signals Abound, But Economy Remains Weak
- Monday, April 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A flurry of better-than-expected bank earnings reports this week, coupled with some tentatively encouraging economic data, suggest the economy and the financial system might not be quite as sick as many had believed.
40. At Last, Economy Leveling Off – But Bumps Not Over
- Monday, April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – At last, after a nerve-racking six-month descent, the economy appears to be leveling off.
But don’t assume the bumps are over.
Stock investors, shoppers and home buyers are less jittery. Once-frozen credit markets are slowly thawing. And economic indicators that had been going from bad to worse are showing signs of stabilizing – though still at distressed levels.
41. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
42. Wal-Mart Revamps Own Label Amid Store-Brand Boom
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Wal-Mart is stepping up the competition to draw cost-conscious shoppers, promising that store-brand products from cereal to cookies will be tastier, smell better and look more attractive.
43. Boyle’s Halperin Receives Realtors Commercial Alliance Award
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. has received the 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award from the Realtors Commercial Alliance.
44. Economy Shrinks in Q3, Signaling Recession
- Friday, October 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy jolted into reverse during the third quarter as consumers cut back on their spending by the biggest amount in 28 years, the strongest signal yet the country has hurtled into recession.
45. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
46. Shelby Legislators File Bills to Sidestep Charter Changes
- Tuesday, May 06, 2008
A bill in the Tennessee General Assembly has overshadowed the complex technical debate members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners have had for months about a set of county charter changes.
47. Some Fed Policymakers Worried About 'Prolonged and Severe' Economic Downturn
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worries about a deep recession - not a shallow one - drove Federal Reserve policymakers to slash a key interest rate last month, meeting minutes show.
Even as the Fed battled in almost unprecedented fashion to stem a widening credit and housing slump, some members fretted over the possibility of a "prolonged and severe" economic downturn. It was in that environment that they voted - with two dissents - to cut its most important interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to 2.25 percent. That action capped the most aggressive Fed intervention in a quarter-century.
48. PBS' Smiley, Others Converge On Memphis to Honor MLK
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008
The eyes of the city and the nation are turning to Memphis this week to mark what will be the 40th anniversary Friday of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The city is doing its part to promote the historic moment - and so are other people from around the country.
49. Fed Cuts Interest Rates Bold Half-Point to Boost Ailing Economy; Wall Street Still Wary
- Thursday, January 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve delivered powerful new relief to people and businesses squeezed by the ailing economy Wednesday, cutting interest rates ever deeper in an effort to avert or at least soften the blow of a recession.
50. Housing Regulator Privately Urged to Loosen Mortgage Portfolio Limits, Letters Show
- Thursday, October 25, 2007
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - For months, U.S. lawmakers and home-buyer groups have privately urged federal housing regulators to loosen portfolio limits on mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to letters obtained by Dow Jones Newswires.
51. Positive Commerce Department Reports Suggest Economy was Stable Before Credit Crunch Worsened
- Monday, August 27, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - New-home sales turned up and factory orders soared in July, suggesting the economy was on stable footing before a credit crunch took a turn for the worse.
The Commerce Department reported Friday that sales of new homes rose 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 870,000 units. The increase came after a 4 percent drop in June.
52. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
53. Things Go From Hot To Smoking Hot In Election Contests
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
With one week to the filing deadline for the Oct. 4 Memphis city elections, 124 citizens have thought seriously enough about running for the 15 offices on the ballot to check out qualifying petitions. Nearly 40 had filed by the end of the first week.
54. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
55. Heisley Selling Out On Grizzlies Franchise
- Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The potential new owners of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team plan to invest more than $500 million to $1 billion in Memphis if the deal to buy the team from Chicago-based billionaire Michael Heisley goes through.
56. Burford to Help Develop PR Efforts For Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union
- Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Marc Burford has been promoted to business development coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). In his new role, Burford will be responsible for helping develop public relations and for coordinating various public functions that promote MATCU's products and services. He started working at MATCU in 2003 as a sales associate and was promoted to an assistant branch manager in 2004.
57. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry
- Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.
58. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
59. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
61. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST
The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director
Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...
62. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
63. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Edmiston, Lollar Named Master School Board Members
Edmiston, Lollar Named Master School Board Members Shelby County Board of Education members Anne Edmiston and Ron Lollar earned the designation Master School Board Member, the highest title confe...
64. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
65. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, September 29, 2003
This Week in Memphis Sept
This Week in Memphis
DHS Hosts Energy Assistance Hearing Sept. 29
The Tennessee Department of Human Services offers a public hearing on the 2003-2004 state plan for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program fro...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003
James Pascover was appointed Better Business of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications
James Pascover was appointed Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications. Pascover brings more than 20 yea...
68. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 19, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Feb. 19-Feb. 25 Feb. 19 The Tennessee Bar Association sponsors "2001 Update: Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Complaints in Business Transactions and General Practice" at the ...
69. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 26, 1998
The Memphis Bar Associations corporate counsel section will sponsor a seminar titled Mediation as a Tool in Corporate Litigation Management today at AutoZone headquarters, 123 S The Memphis Bar Associations corporate counsel section will sponsor a s...
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 15, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announce several employee promotions and additions: Brian Jones has joined Pickering Inc. as an environmental scientist. Jones previously worked for Hess Environmental and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee...
71. Archived Article: Web Tv Chg
- Wednesday, November 20, 1996
Surfing on the sofa Surfing on the sofa Web TV technology makes using Internet affordable, comfortable By CAMILLE GAMBLE The Daily News For people who donít want to spend the money for an entire computer system just to surf the íNet, W...