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1. Urban Land Institute: Memphis Recovering Slowly, Behind Nashville
- Thursday, December 06, 2012
Memphis’ economy and commercial real estate industry is recovering, but not as fast as other places – like Nashville.
That was the message local professionals heard Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Urban Land Institute Memphis’ 2013 Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
2. Business Focus
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Memphis’ small-business community got a shot in the arm earlier this month.
Tennessee’s three-day sales tax holiday ran from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, and it drew shoppers to retailers that carry certain clothing items, school supplies and computers.
3. Revolving Door: Yahoo Ushers Out Another CEO
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.
4. 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
5. Will Higher Gas Prices Derail the Economy?
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The price of gas has jumped 45 cents since Jan. 1 and is the highest on record for this time of year, an average of $3.73 a gallon. On Wall Street, talk has turned from the European debt crisis to another worry: Will higher gas prices derail the economic recovery?
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 28, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Andy Cates of Colliers International will speak. Cost is $18 per person. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Those interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order are welcome to attend.
8. Uphill Battle
- Monday, January 30, 2012
After retiring from her nearly 30-year career at FedEx, African-American business executive Edith Kelly-Green embarked on an entrepreneurial venture when she bought 11 Lenny’s Sub Shop locations.
Three decades of working for a Fortune 500 corporation paved the way for her new enterprise as a franchisee.
9. Restaurateurs Remain Upbeat About 2012
- Monday, January 16, 2012
The good news is that in November, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index rose to its highest level in five months. The bad news – well, can there be any bad news if these indices hold true for 2012? Naturally the National Restaurant Association is bullish about the figures they have complied, but let’s do a little analysis.
10. Touch and Go
- Monday, December 19, 2011
In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.
11. Stocks Surge on European Debt Deal, GDP Growth
- Friday, October 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the debt crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 350 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its best monthly performance since 1974.
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Leadership Memphis will hold its fifth annual Multicultural Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Rajiv Grover will speak on the topic “Two Keys to Great Leadership: Diversity and Creativity.” Dr. Grover is dean of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table of 10. For reservations, call 278-0016 or visit www.leadershipmemphis.org.
13. Raviolo Remains Popular Choice at Restaurant Iris
- Monday, October 24, 2011
Another entry in the occasional “Signature Dish” series.
Let’s settle one thing first. Kelly English, owner and chef of Restaurant Iris, is the brother of Todd English, but not the Todd English who’s a celebrated chef in New York and the owner of a string of famous restaurants. No, it just happens that Kelly English has a younger brother whose name happens to be Todd. “If you ask me if I’m Todd English’s brother and I say ‘yes,’ well, I’m not lying,” he said recently at the Midtown restaurant. “I’m just not saying which Todd English it is.”
14. Southwest Posts Q2 Profit of $161 Million
- Friday, August 05, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. set records for full planes, and higher fares boosted revenue as the summer vacation season kicked into high gear.
15. Drug Prices to Plummet in Wave of Expiring Patents
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet.
The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix.
16. Morgan Keegan Bid Deadline Arrives
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, was reportedly a deadline for Regions Financial Corp. to get initial bids for the Memphis-based investment bank Regions put on the auction block in June.
17. Bids for Morgan Keegan Coming Monday
- Monday, July 25, 2011
Regions Financial Corp. will reportedly get initial bids on Monday, July 25, from several major firms for the Memphis-based investment banking and capital markets business that Regions put on the auction block in June.
18. Redrawn Lines Affect Council Contenders
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
Mud Island has become a kind of safe harbor for candidates hoping to make it onto the Memphis City Council in the Oct. 6 city elections.
With Mud Island apparently still safely within council District 7, University of Memphis law school professor Lee A. Harris pulled his qualifying petition this week for the only council seat with no incumbent seeking re-election. He’s one of three citizens weighing the district race with Mud Island addresses.
19. Six Council Contenders In New Districts Under Redistrict Plan
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A detailed examination of the proposed redistricting plan for the Memphis City Council by The Daily News shows six prospective council candidates would be drawn out of districts they are considering running in for the Oct. 6 elections.
20. Council One Step Closer to New District Lines
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On the hottest weekend of the summer so far, candidates looking for votes in the October city elections had some uncertainty to go with the door hangers and other parts of the hand-to-hand campaign process.
21. Council Redistrict Proposal Shakes Up Dists. 1 And 7
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Memphis City Council members have a redistricting proposal that would change council districts 1 and 7 the most.
The redistricting proposal required by the once a decade census was submitted Friday evening, July 8, by council attorney Allan Wade.
22. City Council Looks to Fill Ware’s Seat
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Memphis City Council is taking applications to fill the District 7 council seat of Barbara Swearengen Ware, and council chairman Myron Lowery has set a target date of filling the seat no later than July 22.
23. Senate Panel Agrees on Defense Budget Blueprint
- Monday, June 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A blueprint for defense programs approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee would write into law the handling of captured terrorist suspects, including a permanent ban on building facilities in the United States to house those currently at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
24. District Lines Up in Air as Races Near
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The fields for the 13 Memphis City Council races on the October ballot are forming ever so tentatively with about six weeks to the filing deadline.
And the tentativeness is partially a result of the uncertainty about where the council district lines will fall.
25. Tenn. Passes Web Entertainment Theft Bill
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login – even with permission – to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.
26. Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had to live off credit cards until joining a friend's startup.
27. Food Prices Pose Challenge to Chefs, Customers Alike
- Monday, March 14, 2011
Here’s the bad news: According to a report issued late in January by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food prices will increase 3 to 4 percent in 2011.
Here’s more bad news: The forecast “is moving to the higher point of that range,” says USDA senior economist Ephraim Leibtag.
28. US Airlines Make Money Again by Flying Less
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – After a decade of multibillion-dollar losses, U.S. airlines appear to be on course to prosper for years to come for a simple reason: They are flying less.
By grounding planes and eliminating flights, airlines have cut costs and pushed fares higher. As the global economy rebounds, travel demand is rising and planes are as full as they've been in years.
29. No Set Rules for Delivering ‘On the House’ Food, Drinks
- Monday, October 18, 2010
So, you’re a couple celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, and you go to a nice restaurant, sit at the bar, chat with the bartender and somehow it comes out that, oh, this is exactly where you were sitting two years ago when you got engaged. The bartender says, “Folks, congratulations, two glasses of champagne, on the house!”
30. Animal Kingdom
- Monday, October 04, 2010
This time last year, the opening of the Teton Trek exhibit at the Memphis Zoo marked the latest step in an aggressive expansion plan that has placed the zoo No. 4 on the list of most-visited attractions in Tennessee and No. 1 in the Mid-South.
31. Stabilizing Home Sales Hit Bump in January
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Although it might have ended last year with a bang, the local real estate market began 2010 with a whimper.
Shelby County recorded just 885 sales last month, a 14 percent decline from 1,025 sales in January 2009 and a 30 percent decline from 1,261 sales in December 2009, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
32. Southwest, Continental Profits Raise Recovery Hope
- Friday, January 22, 2010
DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines made money in the fourth quarter, which was expected, and so did Continental, which was not.
Both reports on Thursday boosted hopes that the airline industry is climbing back after a steep nosedive.
33. Drug-Testing Business Expands Despite Economy
- Monday, September 07, 2009
Kelly Dobbins knew she had to change the way she did business last winter when customers of Mid-South Drug Testing Services began scaling back. But that didn’t mean she developed a hunker-down mentality.
34. Home Sales Figures Less Ghastly in April
- Friday, May 08, 2009
April is the first full month of spring, but this past April delivered a more important distinction for Shelby County’s sluggish housing market: It was the first month since October that home sales exceeded the 1,200 mark.
35. Citigroup Tops Forecasts, But Caution Lingers
- Monday, April 20, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - For big banks like Citigroup, the first quarter of 2009 may turn out to be the best of the year.
Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. all impressed investors over the past week with earnings reports that were better than Wall Street analysts anticipated.
36. Citigroup CFO to Become Citi Holdings Chairman
- Monday, March 23, 2009
Citigroup Inc. announced Friday that it tapped Chief Financial Officer Gary Crittenden to become chairman of the unit in charge of its riskier assets and tougher-to-manage ventures, the latest move in a massive management reshuffling at the struggling bank.
37. Myriad Back in the Game With New Land Deal
- Friday, July 25, 2008
The plan has changed again for a multi-billion-dollar entertainment and casino-based resort that’s coming to Tunica County.
Myriad Entertainment & Resorts Inc., which is developing a new resort complex that will bring as many as six new casinos to Tunica, is moving forward with a new deal to buy the land needed for the project after allowing an earlier real estate agreement expire a few months ago.
38. Logistics Sector Hit Hard By Rising Fuel Prices
- Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The rising cost of fuel, specifically diesel, is having a dramatic effect on the logistics and distribution industries, and it could signal a shift in the way shippers move cargo – not to mention how much cargo they actually have to move.
39. Strip Clubs File Suit Against City, County
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
Owners of seven Memphis strip clubs are taking the city and county to court over the recently enacted ordinance governing the clubs and the dancers who are their main attraction.
The latest legal skirmish in the nearly 40-year history of attempts to regulate and occasionally close down the clubs involves some new arguments.
40. Suspended Animation
- Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Not long after the details first were unveiled in 2004, the $1.3 billion entertainment and casino-based resort currently planned for Tunica seemed so big that some people regarded it as a pipe dream.
41. Insulated Industry
- Monday, September 17, 2007
In a sluggish economy replete with residential housing woes, it's easy to see how real estate and its peripheral industries can suffer.
If consumers have fears about buying a home, they merely wait it out and stay in their rental for another six months while builders, Realtors and mortgage bankers - among others - feel the ripple effects of the delay.
42. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
43. Mom's Care Leads to Successful Online Venture
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
When Jennifer Pierotti sent her 10-year-old daughter off to camp one summer, she added something extra among the usual items like clothes, toothbrush and a flashlight. And that summer, her daughter didn't have to worry about boredom or homesickness at camp.
44. Archived Article: Commercial (lead)
- Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Commercial Sales Rise, Prices Skyrocket
Most market sectors show improvement from 2003
The Daily News
Anyone seeking signs of economic recovery could look no further than the commercial real estate market i...
45. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Moratorium Among Options Facing Shelby County
The Daily News
With an expected $30 million shortfall in the Shelby County budget and a County Commission that isnt willing to raise property taxes, a drastic step could be i...
46. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, September 30, 2002
Cause for concern continues in office real estate market
Memphis office market still in doldrums
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
The office real estate market in Memphis continues to be slow and sluggish, with available space totaling more t...
47. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 17, 2002
By Stacey Wiedower
Builders lend support to Fayette County schools
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
As more houses are built in Fayette County and more Mid-Southerners consider calling the area home, all eyes are focused on improving th...
48. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, April 26, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Festival showcases South Main arts district By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The banners were hung on the buildings with care, in hopes that the people soon would be there. OK, so its not the original verse. But, it is the South ...
49. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Technology quickens the pace of builders Memphis companys technology quickens the pace of builders By SUE PEASE The Daily News Technology invades all businesses and pushes the pace, even with truly brick-and-mortar operations such as construction. O...
50. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, June 04, 2001
By SUE PEASE Wright Medical prepares for public offering By SUE PEASE The Daily News A medical firm in Arlington, Tenn., is planning to go big-time with an initial public offering. Wright Medical Group Inc. registered with the Securities and Exchang...
51. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 14, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Aug.14-Aug. 21 Aug. 14 The International Association for Administrative Professionals regular monthly meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East, with Gary Brackett as speaker. The cost...
52. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 07, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Aug. 7-Aug. 13 Aug. 7 Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering a free seminar on building a budget and the basics of money management, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. Fo...
53. Archived Article: Community Focus
- Friday, April 14, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Public television funding made possible by corporate support By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Public television is so ingrained in our society that its sometimes easy to take for granted. But, try to imagine television without it...
54. Archived Article: Real Fcs (hbldr.cm) Lj
- Tuesday, February 23, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON New homes on the Net Consumers around the world soon will be able to find new Memphis homes and their builders at Homebuilder.com By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis builders soon will have a one-stop shop for marketing their ...
55. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 26, 1998
Brand Scaffold Builders Inc Brand Scaffold Builders Inc., formerly Rust Scaffold Builders Inc., vs. Tennessee Scaffolding Inc. According to the suit, between March 8, 1996, and Oct. 28, 1996, the plaintiff and defendant entered 21 separate contracts...
56. Archived Article: Pottery
- Monday, December 01, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Carpe Diem credo carries over to new pottery business By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Entrepreneur and art lover Kelly Allen has seized the day with her new business, Seize the Clay, and hopes the business will inspire her cus...
57. Archived Article: Prime Prop.
- Tuesday, October 07, 1997
1548 Poplar Ave 1548 Poplar Ave. Brotherhood Commission building For sale The former world headquarters of the Baptist Brotherhood Commission at 1548 Poplar Ave. is for sale. The property consists of two buildings totaling about 38,000 square feet. ...
58. Archived Article: Prime Prop.
- Tuesday, August 12, 1997
2430 Poplar Ave 2430 Poplar Ave. For sale The three-story office building at 2430 Poplar Ave., just east of Parkway, is for sale. The building, which features 30,000 square feet of space, currently is occupied by the Allen & Hoshall architecture...
59. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, September 30, 1996
Wall Street Deli Inc Wall Street Deli Inc. has announced an agreement to sell the operating assets of its Memphis division to a newly formed company. The assets included in the sale are 10 sandwich shops in Memphis, three operating under the Wall St...
60. Archived Article: Prime Properties
- Tuesday, June 11, 1996
Orleans Place Shopping Center #3 2258 Young Ave. For sale or lease The building at 2258 Young Ave. is for sale or lease. Interstate Realty Corp. has the 8,200-square-foot building listed for $4,400 per month. The sale price is $425,000. The building...
61. Archived Article: Ai Database
- Monday, May 06, 1996
5/6 jts AI database Appraisal institute wants national real estate database By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The Appraisal Institutes board of directors wants to develop a standardized national database for real estate appraisals. The database would b...
62. Archived Article: Prime Properties
- Tuesday, April 16, 1996
04-16 prime properties 195 Madison Ave. For Sale The former Toof building on Madison Avenue is for sale at an asking price of $300,000. A fixer-upper, the 75,000-square-foot, five-story building would require full renovation. Since the building is o...