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1. Communication Key to Successful Acquisitions
- Friday, December 06, 2013
The responsible parties have done their parts – the accountants have certified the numbers, the lawyers have drawn up the contracts and the publicists have prepared a glowing press release. The buyer can already envision the return on investment and the seller is making plans for a new beach house. What could possibly go wrong?
2. Grindhouse Now House of Horrors for Grizzlies
- Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The Grizzlies just started a six-game homestand with a loss – their fourth in a row at FedExForum.
Seems The Grindhouse has turned into a fun house for visiting teams this season as they have gone 5-3 against the Grizzlies.
3. NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.
4. Nichols Ready to Back Up Hype
- Friday, October 04, 2013
Every player has his favorite spot on the floor, that go-to place where everything seems to slow down, where the player most feels like himself even amid the chaos.
But maybe more important when you are a much-hyped, homegrown University of Memphis freshman is to have that special place off the floor. A retreat, where in this case young Austin Nichols can make the world spin a little more slowly and turn down the volume on all the outside noise.
5. GTx Layoffs Show Drug Market’s Volatility
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
The layoffs at Memphis-based GTx Inc., announced Tuesday, Oct. 1, came with the resignation of the drug manufacturing company’s chief financial officer and pay cuts for GTx’s top three leaders.
6. Affordable Care Act
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.
Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.
7. Expectations, Talent Sky-High for Tigers
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Four senior guards. Nine new faces, seven of them belonging to freshmen. A new league, the American Athletic Conference. And a home schedule that will feature games against league foes Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and Temple, and non-conference opponent Gonzaga.
8. Dixon Adds to Tigers’ Blueprint for Success
- Friday, September 06, 2013
In the midst of a rather joyous press conference to announce that the NCAA had cleared guard Michael Dixon to play for the Tigers this season, coach Josh Pastner detoured to a story about Navy Seals.
9. O-Line’s Job: Keeping the Star Players Clean
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Of all the talented yet anonymous offensive linemen in the country, Vanderbilt senior Wesley Johnson might be the closest thing to a 6-5, 295-pound invisible man as there can be. Johnson has made 38 straight starts and was expected to make his 39th on Thursday, Aug. 29, against Ole Miss.
10. Improving Real Estate Metrics Offer Hope
- Monday, July 29, 2013
The 2013 countywide reappraisal resulted in a historic drop in property values, but improving real estate metrics are providing a glimmer of hope for the local economy.
That was the message industry professionals heard Thursday, July 25, at real estate information company Chandler Reports’ 2013 Mid-Year Master Your Market seminar at the Memphis Marriott East.
11. Real Estate Trends Focus of ‘Master Your Market’
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Real estate industry professionals will have the opportunity this week to learn more about major trends in the local real estate market, including residential and commercial sales, new housing, foreclosures and lending practices.
12. Goal Remains the Same for All Redbirds
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Just a few days ago, Redbirds catcher Rob Johnson stood in the clubhouse at AutoZone Park and talked about the great year teammate Brock Peterson was having. Peterson, a first baseman, had just been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
13. New Tigers Prepare for Year-Round, 24/7 Attention
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Technically, they are next season’s Tigers basketball team. Truthfully, University of Memphis basketball is never out of season.
This being the summer, talk from practice sessions at the Finch Center is mostly for the good. People are excited that coach Josh Pastner finally appears willing to really use the press. People are encouraged by the early positive reports on freshman big man Austin Nichols (Briarcrest). Tiger Nation is, well, so glad. Not to mention excited for the school to begin play in the new American Athletic Conference after finally exiting downtrodden Conference USA.
14. Eclectic Eye Renovation Aims to Keep Store Fresh
- Monday, July 08, 2013
Fashion isn’t just about clothing, said the owners of Eclectic Eye, whose business caters to customers who enjoy several different looks in eyewear.
So with a nod to the fashion industry’s concept of keeping things fresh, lively and in tune with the current trends, Eclectic Eye is undergoing an extensive makeover of its popular Midtown store.
15. Newest Tiger Dixon Answers Reporters’ Questions
- Friday, June 28, 2013
Less than a year ago, guard Michael Dixon was a preseason second-team All-American selection by The Sporting News after a junior season at Missouri in which he averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists. Off the bench.
16. Wacha Handling Latest Example Of Pitcher Care
- Friday, June 21, 2013
A few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals optioned young Michael Wacha back to Memphis, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny did not utter some of baseball’s most frightening names.
17. Answering Memphis’ Hot Sports Topics
- Friday, June 07, 2013
In a week with too many worthy column topics and too many valid questions deserving answers, let’s spend a few moments with each one.
First up, “The Lionel Hollins Situation.” The very name tells you what a mess it has become. There are many questions here, but let’s focus on these three:
18. Women’s Health in Tennessee Garners ‘C’ Grade
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Women’s overall health in Tennessee improved to a grade of C, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement, according to the Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card.
The biannual report card, which is a collaborative effort of the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Meharry Medical College, East Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Tennessee Department of Health, provides a comprehensive look at the overall health status of the state’s more than 3 million women over a five-year span.
19. The Ultimate Gift: Family Raises Donor Awareness
- Monday, April 15, 2013
On Rachel Escue’s 16th birthday, she went with friends to take her driver’s license test. She also signed up to become an organ donor.
20. Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.
21. Magic’s Offer a Lesson in Obscenity
- Friday, March 08, 2013
Decades ago, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart summed up the definition of obscenity with these words: “I know it when I see it.”
Lately, a lot of national sports observers believe they have seen the definition of obscenity in the NCAA’s flawed investigation into what nevertheless was a rogue athletic program at the University of Miami, and in questions reportedly put to potential draftees at the recent NFL combine including the sinister, “Do you like girls?”
22. Fink Joins Diamond Cos. as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Justin Fink has joined Diamond Cos., an International truck dealership holding company, as senior vice president, truck sales. In the new role, Fink oversees new and used truck sales, and helps develop programs and processes to grow customer relationships, sales and profits.
23. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.
It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.
24. Lower Property Values Sink Revenues
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The first formal notices of 2013 Shelby County property values in the once-every-four-years reappraisal for taxation purposes were mailed Monday, March 4, to owners of commercial and industrial cost properties as well as homeowners in Hickory Hill, Whitehaven and parts of Southwest Memphis.
25. Tigers Misstep Under National Spotlight
- Friday, March 01, 2013
D.J. Stephens was 1-for-6 from the free-throw line when, at game’s end, he needed to miss a foul shot on purpose to give the Tigers one last desperate chance at a tip-in that would have tied the game at Xavier.
26. Williams Continuing Family’s Tennis Legacy
- Friday, February 22, 2013
The other shoppers in the Knoxville grocery store probably don’t know who she is and certainly have no idea what she is doing.
Michelle DePalmer-Williams is, from all appearances, just another mom loading the cart with milk and bread and orange juice, checking her iPhone for text messages and emails.
27. Comments, Victories Becoming Broken Record
- Friday, February 15, 2013
So Josh Pastner’s latest post-game conference is just about to start, this one after a 93-71 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 13, a game the Tigers led by as many as 34 points.
28. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
29. Johnson Honored by U of M With Authur Holmon Award
- Friday, February 01, 2013
If Cato Johnson ever decided to leave his position as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, he could quite possibly become an epic spokesperson for an energy drink. A healthy one, that is.
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Prosperity Series Memphis will host U.S. Learning CEO and author Don Hutson Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free for members and $149 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 767-0000.
31. Nothing Too Absurd With These Grizz
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Trade 40 percent of your bench to Cleveland, play the Lakers the next night, and everything will be just fine. The Fakers are so bad they might not beat El Segundo Middle School at their gym.
But so what? Teams that make trades to avoid the luxury tax – small-market beggars – can’t be choosers. So the Grizzlies graciously accept the 106-93 victory, marvel at the 27-14 record and No. 4 spot in the Western Conference standings, and do all they can do to keep it going.
32. Johnson Blends Law, Love of Writing at QP Legal
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
As a student at Central High School and the University of Miami, Tiffany Johnson enjoyed writing more than anything.
33. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.
34. Luttrell Preparing for County Tax Hike
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
A county property tax hike is probably on the way, according to Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
35. Musical Heritage
- Friday, December 14, 2012
There was a moment at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the large crowd at The Peabody hotel got a sense for how much depth the city’s musical heritage has and what a complex story it can be.
36. Is Going Green Worth It?
- Thursday, December 06, 2012
Ray’s Take No matter what your position on global warming, going green and using fewer natural resources still makes sense. Why not preserve as much quality of the air, water, and earth as possible for our grandchildren? It’s another form of saving for the future. Plus, a lot of times it can save you money as well.
37. Time for Memphians to Rejoice Yet Again
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Each year, a Chicago firm called Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. publishes a tongue-in-cheek report on the nation’s lost productivity during March Madness.
38. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
39. Eyewear Gallery’s Newest Addition Takes Pride in Rich Heritage
- Friday, October 26, 2012
The Eyewear Gallery’s newest addition, Dr. Do Nguyen, is proud of his heritage. His family emigrated to the United States from Vietnam by way of Indonesia as a part of the mass migration from the war-torn country that occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
40. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
41. 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.
42. Biz Owners Weighing Health Care Law Impact
- Monday, August 13, 2012
So far, it’s not easy to get a clear picture of how President Barack Obama’s health care law will affect Memphis-area small businesses.
That’s mainly because there are lots of business owners – including both supporters and even strident critics of the Affordable Care Act – who themselves don’t know what impact the law will have.
43. History for Sale
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Three historic properties in the Midtown and Downtown areas are on the market, all listed with major Memphis commercial real estate firms.
The most recent listing is the Hunt-Phelan house at 533 Beale St., priced at $2.9 million with Henry Stratton and Andy Cates of Colliers International Memphis. The mansion has hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.
44. Square Again Abuzz With Entertainment Options
- Monday, July 16, 2012
After three years of culinary success Downtown, owner Jeff Johnson is looking forward to taking his popular restaurant and bar Local Gastropub to the next level.
45. Some Corn Farmers Mow Fields as Drought Worsens
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
46. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
47. Market Value
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Investor Warren Buffett admitted in his annual letter to shareholders recently that he was “dead wrong” in his early 2011 prediction that the housing market would have begun recovery by now.
48. Toyota, Chrysler See Big April Sales Gains
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
DETROIT (AP) – Toyota and Chrysler saw big U.S. sales gains in April, but they came at the expense of General Motors and Ford.
When automakers finish reporting numbers on Tuesday, industry-wide sales are likely to rise only a little above April of 2011, but the annual pace is expected to match February and March. Automakers and analysts noted that this April had more Sundays than last year and fewer cars are sold on Sundays
49. Nicest AD In the World Steps Down
- Friday, April 27, 2012
Sixteen years ago R.C. Johnson became the University of Memphis athletic director and he started the tradition of an annual media appreciation luncheon. John Calipari, among others, would have choked on the idea.
50. Pending Bill Could Raise Solar Taxes
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The week that two solar farms located in Haywood County and Memphis were dedicated, a bill that would increase property taxes on owners of solar production facilities like the two arrays was undergoing more changes in Nashville and encountering increased opposition from the state’s solar industry.
51. Child Advocacy Center Remembers Lost Children
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Reinyah Ballard, 2, died Sunday, April 1, from abuse. Her father has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, after leaving her, along with her young siblings, unattended inside his vehicle with the engine running.
52. (Daily) Deal or No Deal?
- Monday, April 09, 2012
The anatomy of a deal has become a fascinating study these days among businesspeople, grappling as many of them do with coupons, daily deals, special offers – whatever magic ingredient will bring customers through the door.
53. Hampton Named Exec. Director of SRVS
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Tyler W. Hampton has been named executive director of SRVS. He previously served as director of operations and director of finance for the agency.
Hometown: Dyer, Ind., but raised in Houston, Texas.
54. Cherokee Arms Undergoes Rehab
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It wasn’t long ago that the Cherokee Arms Apartments complex in Midtown was on the market with a note of “in need of repair.”
But thanks to Memphis native and current Los Angeles resident Dana Gabrion, the three-story complex will soon breathe new life to 1508 Madison Ave. Under the entity Gabrion Properties LLC, she acquired the 30-unit, Class C investment-grade multifamily building for $455,000 in fall 2010 and hopes to have it ready for occupancy come June.
55. Not Apples to Apples
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The weak demand for housing, coupled with the stout foreclosure inventory, has translated into vast price declines in nearly every one of Shelby County’ 34 ZIP codes, affecting the bottom lines of homeowners and the city alike.
56. Suburban Mayors Hear Lots Of Concerns From Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, February 17, 2012
The group drawing up the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system will plan for a school system that covers the entire county including the suburban towns and cities.
That’s what the chairwoman of the schools consolidation transition planning commission told all six suburban mayors Thursday, Feb. 16, as the planning commission talked with the mayors about their plans to create municipal school districts.
57. U of M Lands Big East Invitation
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
It got done. Not on the timetable originally envisioned and not without much angst along the way. But that’s old news overtaken by better news:
As of July 1, 2013, the University of Memphis will officially be a competitor in the Big East.
58. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball
- Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.
Hometown: Hernando, Miss.
59. LeMoyne-Owen Events Highlight Black History
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
LeMoyne-Owen College President Johnnie B. Watson grew up in a housing project across the street from the historically black liberal arts college he now leads at 807 Walker Ave. in South Memphis.
60. US Auto Sales Rise in January, Led by Chrysler, VW
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto sales are off to a strong start this year, continuing their brisk pace from late 2011.
Chrysler had its best January in four years while Toyota got a boost from its new Camry. Volkswagen, which wants to aggressively expand in the U.S., reported much higher sales. One sour note was GM, where sales fell compared to a strong January a year earlier.
61. It’s Alex Grisanti’s Turn to Be the Boss
- Monday, January 23, 2012
Ronnie Grisanti. Judd Grisanti. Alex Grisanti.
62. University of Memphis Statement on Bartow’s Death
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Gene Bartow, the legendary college basketball coach and a native of Browning, Missouri, who led the 1973 Tiger basketball team to the NCAA National Championship Game against UCLA, has lost his long battle against cancer. Bartow, age 81, died on January 3rd at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
63. Vandy Proves That Winning Is Possible
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Hope has come to town in the form of the Vanderbilt football team and its first-year head coach James Franklin.
Vanderbilt, where the academic requirements are a bit steeper than at the University of Memphis. Vanderbilt, where competition in the SEC is a tad tougher than in Conference USA. Vanderbilt, often called the hardest college football coaching job in America.
64. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
65. Stone Soup Cafe Brings Home Cooking to C-Y
- Monday, December 05, 2011
A restaurant people still mourn for is Buns on the Run, which had an 11½ year run in an old frame house on Elzey, just east of South Cooper, before closing in November 2008. In that cozy establishment, Pam Hardin and Sharron Johnson served the most comforting of comfort food, along with sublime baked goods and a sunny, welcoming attitude. Buns on the Run put the “home” in home cooking.
66. Holiday Cheer Has New Meaning in Town
- Monday, December 05, 2011
Christmas came early for Memphis sports fans. It arrived the weekend after Thanksgiving.
First, the NBA announced it had resolved its labor dispute and would resume Christmas Day. The next day, the University of Memphis fired football coach Larry Porter, whose two-year tenure included just three victories.
67. St. Louis Blues
- Friday, December 02, 2011
HEY, ST. LOUIS, YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? If you don’t think we’re in a fight, you probably don’t realize you’re bleeding.
The first blow came more than 20 years ago – a big, upriver uppercut after a series of negative articles in The Commercial Appeal on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital hollered, another big river town heard them, and we were one feint away from losing St. Jude to St. Louis. We didn’t go down, rallied as a city and won the hospital’s decision to stay.
68. US Auto Sales Look Strong in November
- Friday, December 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – People are finally replacing the cars and trucks they held on to during the economic slump, giving a boost to U.S. auto sales in November.
Chrysler, Ford and Nissan were among the companies reporting double-digit gains from last November, which is normally a lackluster month because of colder weather and holiday distractions. This November, buyers were lured by good deals, improving confidence in the economy and the need to trade in older cars.
69. Chism Vying With Jackson for Court Clerk
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.
70. Occupy Billed $1,045 for Security Before Arrests
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Department of General Services billed Occupy Nashville $1,045 to provide two troopers for security the night before they began arresting the protesters and clearing their encampment.
71. Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities at Least $13M
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
72. Tutor’s Skirkle Connects Consumers, Businesses
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nick Tutor is founder of Skirkle, a membership-card program that offers exclusive discounts and deals at locally owned businesses.
73. Tigers Ace First Test, Take Talents to Maui
- Friday, November 18, 2011
Every season has a first game. But this was not a perfunctory tip to an ordinary season. This one felt different, felt like the first act of a play that could have the ultimate, dramatic, ending.
Months from now, no one will remember all the particulars from the University of Memphis’ 97-81 victory over Belmont on Tuesday, Nov. 15. People will forget that Will Barton, Wesley Witherspoon and Joe Jackson all went for at least 20 points, that the game started at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday (to accommodate ESPN) and that outside FedExForum it was a gray, rainy day.
74. US Auto Sales Up in September on Big Trucks
- Tuesday, October 04, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Pickups and SUVs boosted U.S. autos sales in September as dealers offered promotions, gas prices fell and contractors replaced aging fleets of work trucks.
Truck sales at General Motors, Chrysler and Ford grew in the double digits, outpacing cars. The September increases built on a healthy performance in August, when new models, cheaper financing and pent-up demand lifted the industry after several disappointing months.
75. August US Auto Sales Better Than Expected
- Friday, September 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Car buyers shrugged off bad economic news and a major East Coast hurricane last month, lifting U.S. sales for most automakers.
General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Nissan reported surprisingly strong sales results on Thursday. Toyota and Honda, however, continued to be hurt by model shortages from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Both reported large sales drops.
76. Schools Consolidation Saga Turns Corner
- Monday, August 29, 2011
Where does a 23-member countywide school board meet? “FedExForum is open,” replied Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler last week to the question from fellow board member David Reaves.
77. US Auto Industry Uneasy After Weak July Sales
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Auto sales were expected to rise only slightly in July, adding to concerns in the industry that Americans are pulling back on car buying.
Analysts predicted a small increase in U.S. sales of new cars and trucks. A lack of discounts and lingering shortages of Japanese cars kept many buyers away. Americans also worried about the economy.
78. GM, Ford June Sales Rise, Honda Falls
- Monday, July 04, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Gas prices have hit a sweet spot for U.S.-based automakers. They've fallen enough to spur pickup truck sales, yet remain so high that newer small cars are selling as well.
79. Faughnan Acts as Lawyer’s Lawyer
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
Brian Faughnan sees his law practice as a window to just about every other area of the law. The special counsel at Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC focuses his practice on ethics as well as first amendment law, media law and business litigation.
80. New Rules to Cut Confusion on Sunscreen Claims
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers and other claims on sunscreens.
Under new rules published Tuesday, sunscreens will have to prove they filter out both ultraviolet B rays and ultraviolet A rays to claim they protect against skin cancer.
81. US Auto Sales Cooled in May Due to Shortages
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto sales cooled off in May as dealers started running short on some popular, fuel-efficient models and buyers were turned off by sharply lower incentives.
Deals aren't likely to come back until the end of this summer. Some experts are advising people to delay their purchases if they can.
82. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.
83. GM Sales Jump 27 Percent on Small Car Sales Gains
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors' U.S. car and truck sales jumped 27 percent in April as the economy continued to improve and $4 a gallon gasoline pushed buyers into more fuel-efficient vehicles.
84. Sea Bass Almost Didn’t Make McEwen’s Menu
- Friday, April 29, 2011
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
The Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass at McEwen’s on Monroe not only wasn’t foreseen as a signature dish, it wasn’t even supposed to be on the menu.
85. National Organization Engineers Without Borders Boosts Memphis Presence
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
Starting in June, Memphis will be able to boast a significant addition to its engineering resume, touching on design, education and philanthropy in one fell swoop.
The city is expected to land an official chapter of the Engineers Without Borders-USA – a national organization devoted to helping create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing and providing human necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education.
86. Medicare Rise Could Mean No Social Security COLA
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.
The government is projecting a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, the first increase since 2009. But for most beneficiaries, rising Medicare premiums threaten to wipe out any increase in payments, leaving them without a raise for a third straight year.
87. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge
- Monday, March 21, 2011
“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events
When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.
88. GM Leads Auto Sales Jump With 49 Percent Increase
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. led automakers with a 49 percent U.S. sales jump last month, aided by sweeter financing and lease deals and strong demand for newer models.
89. Norris Schools Surrender Bill Clears Senate Committee
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
There would be no countywide referendum on school consolidation under an amended proposal on schools consolidation offered Wednesday by state Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville.
90. GM, Chrysler, Kia Report Big Jan. US Sales Gains
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. sales of cars and trucks rose in January, a strong start to what the auto industry hopes will be an extension of last year's recovery.
In another good sign, sales to individuals were better than sales to fleet buyers such as rental-car companies, which are far less profitable for automakers
91. US Auto Sales Rise in 2010, But Remain Below Highs
- Wednesday, January 05, 2011
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales sputtered back to life in 2010 and car companies expect them to keep climbing this year as the economy recovers and buyers grow more confident.
With sales of around 11.5 million new cars and trucks, 2010 was still the second-worst year in almost three decades, after 2009. And car companies are starting to wonder if they will ever reach the heights they saw in the early 2000s, when credit was cheap, incentives were rampant and sales topped 17 million.
92. Attorneys Bring ‘Wealth of Experience’ to Classroom
- Friday, November 12, 2010
With a collective 126 years of working legal knowledge among them, three of the top lawyers in the city are pleased to be sharing their experiences with students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
93. Automakers Report Stronger October US Sales
- Thursday, November 04, 2010
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto sales rose in October as buyers grew more confident in the economy and new models drew them into dealerships.
General Motors Co., which is preparing for an initial stock offering expected later this month, saw sales rise 3.5 percent in October. Last month is shaping up to one of the industry's best since August of 2009, when big government discounts spurred Americans to buy more cars and trucks.
94. Businesses Seek Health Payment Reform
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Regardless of whether court challenges to health care reform are successful, businesses are likely to continue pushing for a key component of the new legislation – payment reform.
Businesses are looking for ways to control costs, improve quality and reward successful treatments instead of paying more for readmissions and longer hospital stays.
95. Group Seeks 100 Ways to Boost Degree Attainment
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Leadership Memphis wants your ideas now for boosting college education in Memphis.
With its “100 Things in 100 Days” campaign well under way, the organization is asking people to call or e-mail president and CEO David Williams. He promises a response within one business day.
96. Fan Friendly
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The Mid-South Fairgrounds may be the most unlikely landscape for a civic project that has succeeded in catching the eye of skeptical Memphians.
But it isn’t the architectural renderings of water-colored citizens strolling in the glow of a possible future that has our attention. It’s what Memphians don’t see when they drive by the fairgrounds that has their attention.
97. Automakers Say US Sales Turn Frail in August
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
DETROIT (AP) – Auto sales, once a bright spot in the economic recovery, stalled last month as the nation's largest car companies reported falling sales.
General Motors Co.'s August sales fell 7 percent from July, and an even sharper 25 percent from August of 2009, when sales were boosted by the government's Cash for Clunkers rebates. Ford saw sales slip 5 percent from July. Subaru, whose strong lineup of smaller cars benefited from clunkers last year, also suffered.
98. As Slump Continues, Remodeling Gains Steam
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Johnson Phillips knows a diamond in the rough when he sees one, and it is helping the homebuilder weather a tough real estate market.
The owner of Sun House Homes, Phillips started out as a general contractor and opened his own company in September 2008. And despite the downturn in the economy when he went solo, Phillips said was fortunate not to have been saddled with debt.
99. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
100. U of M Education Dean Forms Advisory Council
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
Don Wagner, dean of the College of Education at the University of Memphis, has formed an advisory council made up of community leaders.