Editorial Results (free)
1. Chasing Growth
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
The pressure to show investors growth and a return is one of the most basic realities of operating as a public company.
And the three Memphis-based companies on this year’s Fortune 500 list are pressing forward on their own distinct paths toward satisfying that pressure.
2. FedEx Posts 7 Percent Earnings Increase
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted a quarterly profit 7 percent higher than a year ago for its fiscal first quarter, ended Aug. 31.
3. FedEx Maps Out Changes for Express
- Thursday, October 11, 2012
FedEx Corp. executives detailing the terms of the company’s goal of a $1.7 billion improvement in annual profitability over the next three-and-a-half years Wednesday, Oct. 10, put much of the emphasis on how FedEx is changing the way it does business.
4. Smith Sets $1.7 Billion Profitability Goal For FedEx Over Three Years
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
FedEx Corp. has a goal of improving its annual profitability by $1.7 billion over the next three years and much of that improvement will come from cost reductions in the Memphis-based company’s Express and Services divisions.
5. Deberry Defends Head of Department of Children's Services
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Democratic lawmaker who played a role in the formation of the embattled Tennessee Department of Children's Services says the agency's commissioner shouldn't be blamed for deeply rooted problems that she inherited.
6. FedEx Cost Reduction Gains Attention
- Friday, June 22, 2012
A few minutes into this week’s earnings conference call with analysts, FedEx Corp. founder and CEO Fred Smith used three words that came to define much of the rest of the nearly hour-long conversation – “cost reduction program.”
7. McConnell: Extend Tax Cut Short-Term and Long-Term
- Friday, December 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate's top Republican on Thursday urged the GOP-led House to pass a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts and break an impasse that threatens all workers with a Jan. 1 tax increase. Within hours, a House Republican freshman broke ranks and agreed, signaling that fierce pressure from almost every corner of the Republican Party had begun to crack conservative opposition to a short-term fix.
8. Squared Away
- Monday, December 12, 2011
Not having a storefront hasn’t kept Midtown artisan Colleen Couch-Smith from running her business like someone who does – minus the hefty overhead costs.
A cutting-edge mobile device called Square allows Smith, co-owner of a studio-based small business called Rock Paper Scissors, to accept credit card payments from customers when she sells her wares at artists markets and festivals.
9. Universal, Sony/ATV to Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion
- Monday, November 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to The Beatles, Coldplay and Katy Perry, is being split and sold for $4.1 billion.
The deal will open EMI's buyers, Universal Music and Sony/ATV, to regulatory scrutiny as they increase their dominance of the music industry.
10. Shared Success
- Monday, October 24, 2011
Talent acquisition and retention and an ongoing focus on sustainable workforce development are vital to the economic success of any city. And in Memphis – a city beleaguered by high rates of poverty and unemployment – long-term strategies aimed at building that workforce are now targeting future workers as young as middle school students.
11. Newspaper Reports Haslam Loan Reassignment
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A local newspaper is reporting Gov. Bill Haslam's stake in a $5.5 million loan guarantee was sold to a prominent Knoxville developer three days after the original transaction was uncovered.
12. Wal-Mart CEO Pushes Plan to Keep Retailer Growing
- Monday, June 06, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a $15 billion share buyback program Friday as it hammered home its message to shareholders at its annual meeting that the world's largest retailer will keep growing.
13. Officials Uncertain About Final Revenue Estimates
- Friday, December 17, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials say they're uncertain when final revenue projections for Tennessee will be released.
The State Funding Board was expected to make its estimates on Thursday, but Comptroller Justin Wilson adjourned the meeting to the call of the secretary of state.
14. Sock Sale to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Friday, November 05, 2010
New York-based designer V.K. Nagrani will be at Oak Hall’s fall Trunk Show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to unveil an exclusive, limited-edition sock he designed as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.
15. Samaritan’s Feet Founder Brings Gift Full Circle
- Monday, August 23, 2010
Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme seeks to do with shoes what Jesus did with fish.
His mission in life is to multiply the love that came with a gift of shoes. He was a 9-year-old boy living in poverty when a Christian missionary came to Nigeria, put shoes on his feet and told him he was somebody.
16. Sharp & Robbins Owners Named to Remodeling List
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Dale Sharp and Dave Robbins, owners of Sharp & Robbins Construction LLC, have been selected by Remodeling magazine to join the Remodeling Big50. The Big50 awards were presented recently at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Alexandria, Va.
17. Morris Chosen to Head CCC
- Monday, May 17, 2010
Center City Commission board members used a host of adjectives to describe Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC attorney Paul Morris before naming him the Downtown agency’s new president and CEO Friday morning.
18. State Records Momentous Month of Revenues
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last month provided a glimmer of light as Tennessee’s revenue collections improved 2.2 percent compared to April 2009.
The state’s finance and administration commissioner Dave Goetz reported Wednesday that April revenues were $1.24 billion, an improvement of $43.4 million over the state’s budget.
19. CCC Names Finalists for President Post
- Thursday, April 29, 2010
A field of more than 80 candidates who applied for the job of Center City Commission president and CEO has been winnowed down to three finalists.
After an intensive session of interviews with a short list of seven candidates, the CCC’s executive search committee is bringing back three for one last round of interviews with Downtown stakeholders, CCC board members and staff.
20. Smith & Nephew Rescues Golf Tourney
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
By agreeing to be the presenting sponsor of the 2010 St. Jude Classic, Smith & Nephew came to the rescue of a nonprofit organization that had given away almost all its assets because of a long-term commitment from Stanford Financial to be the golf tournament’s title sponsor.
21. Heavy Fundraising in Open US House Seats in Tenn.
- Monday, April 19, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candidates for three open congressional seats in Tennessee have reported heavy fundraising activity through the first quarter.
The retirements of Republican Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Democratic Reps. Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro and John Tanner of Union City have led to spirited campaigns to succeed them in the U.S. House.
22. Social Media Icons
- Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”
In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.
23. CCC Search Team Hits Ground Running
- Friday, March 05, 2010
The search is on.
Center City Commission officials and the team they hired last week to find a replacement for the Downtown agency’s departing president got down to business Wednesday.
It was their first work session together. And from it came the first look at details of the plan created by executive recruiter Dave Smith – principal of Pittsburgh-based HRS Inc. – who’s leading the search team.
24. Builder Firm Zips Through Downturn
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
The economy has brought new commercial construction to a standstill, but the current financial climate is no match for the natural disasters that force a different type of project to move ahead.
Whenever a tornado, flood or fire damages a structure, insurance companies are obligated to pay for renovating or rebuilding, which means general contractors that specialize in disaster recovery are staying busy despite the dearth of new construction.
25. FedEx Issues Cautious Q3 Forecast
- Friday, December 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx offered a tepid outlook Thursday for the quarter that ends in February, after reporting fiscal second-quarter results fell 30 percent from a year ago.
Although the package delivery company expects a modest economic recovery to continue next year, FedEx said “there is some uncertainty regarding the sustainability of current demand trends after our peak shipping season.” The company predicts earnings of 50 to 70 cents per share in the third quarter, well under analysts’ expectations of 84 cents per share.
26. Great Time for US Consumers: America is on Sale
- Tuesday, October 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - There has never been a better time to be a consumer. America is on sale.
The Great Recession has caused massive job losses and hardship for millions, but it has also fostered a shoppers' paradise. Anyone who still has the means to spend can find unheard of deals.
27. Bredesen: Cuts Will Include State Worker Layoffs
- Friday, May 02, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's deteriorating state budget situation will require an unspecified number of state employees to be laid off, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Wednesday.
Bredesen, a Democrat, said he doesn't see a way to fill what has grown to be a $550 million hole in the budget for the upcoming spending year without cutting the state's work force.
28. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
29. FedEx Defends Business Model Where Drivers are Independent Contractors
- Friday, January 11, 2008
MEMPHIS (AP) - Top managers of FedEx Corp. said Thursday they have no plans for major nationwide changes in the company's reliance on contract drivers for its ground delivery division.
"We're continuing to operate with our independent contractors, so you have to go from that premise," said Dave Rebholz, chief executive of FedEx Ground.
30. Dave Robbins Receives Highest Recognition In Restoration Industry
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Dave Robbins of Crawford, Smith & Sharp LLC recently was awarded the Certified Restorer (CR) designation from the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration. The CR designation is the highest recognition awarded in the restoration industry. Since its inception in 1976, only 485 individuals have earned the designation.
- Friday, March 30, 2007
The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held today at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. For tickets, call 729-2931.
- Thursday, March 29, 2007
The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel. For tickets, call 729-2931.
33. Smith & Nephew Shuffles Divisions, Leaders
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Smith & Nephew is changing its local corporate form and its senior management in an effort to keep growing in the highly competitive biomedical field.
The company is splitting its Memphis-based orthopedics division at 1450 Brooks Road into two business units, company spokesman Victor Rocha said. One new division will cover orthopedic reconstruction; the other will cover trauma and clinical therapies. Before the restructuring, Smith & Nephew's three overall business units were orthopedics, endoscopy and advanced wound management.
34. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
35. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, August 12, 2004
Chrysler Realty Sells
Chrysler Realty Sells
Highway 64 Property
HJ&F LLC has purchased property at 8170 U.S. Highway 64 near Germantown Parkway in Bartlett from Chrysler Realty Co. for $5.3 million, according to The Daily News Public Re...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Anita Huggins joined the art Museum at the University of Memphis staff as administrative secretary Anita Huggins joined the Art Museum at the University of Memphis staff as administrative secretary. She earned a bachelors degree from Mississippi Sta...
38. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 07, 2000
The monthly luncheon meeting for the Institute of Real Estate Management is Nov The monthly luncheon meeting for the Institute of Real Estate Management is Nov. 16 at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The topic of the luncheon meeting will be te...
39. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 07, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 09, 1998
Promus Names Norman P Norman P. Blake Jr. has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp. Blake is the former chairman, president and CEO of USF&G Corp. and former chairman and CEO of Heller International Cor...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 07, 1998
Jim Holt has been named executive director of the Memphis in May International Festival Jim Holt has been named executive director of the Memphis in May International Festival. Holt, who has 18 years of event booking, marketing, production and major...
43. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 21, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON High-tech trials Lawyers are able to use technology to make their cases clearer to juries By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The image of law office support staff hauling in box after box of documentary evidence is familiar to mo...
44. Archived Article: Dulin (lead) Lj
- Tuesday, May 19, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Expansion planned for sports academy By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When Memphis native Tim Dulin opened Dulins Sports Academy in 1991, he wanted to offer young people something he and his friends didnt have while they were growi...
45. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, November 25, 1997
Home builders association Home builders association installs 98 officers Dec. 6 By DAVE REEL Special to The Daily News Palmer Albertine of The Albertine Co. has been elected to serve as the 1998 president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Associatio...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Frank A Frank A. Watson has joined Palmer Brothers Inc. and will specialize in commercial and investment sales and leasing. Watson has been in the real estate business for the past 29 years and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. James P. Co...
47. 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...
48. Archived Article: Probate
- Monday, April 15, 1996
04-26 Probate KC Can you live with a living trust? By KEVIN COX Special to The Daily News The probate process has been demonized by many over the years. The most recent attacks have come from estate planners, trust companies and insurance agents ped...
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 12, 1996
01/05 Calendar Feb. 12 The MidSouth Workers Compensation Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club. The speaker will be Dr. William Bourland of The Orthopaedic Clinic, who will address "Reduction of Workers Compensation Costs by P...
50. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, January 16, 1996
01/16 Real briefs Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. has declared a dividend for its fourth quarter of 1995 of 51 cents per share, an increase of 1 cent over the prior quarter. The dividend is payable on Jan. 31 to holders of record on Jan. 24. ...