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1. 321,000 Jobs Added in November, Most in Nearly 3 Years
- Monday, December 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
2. Hill to Lead MIFA’s COOL Program
- Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Andrea Hill has been named manager of Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association’s COOL (College Offers Opportunities for Life) program, which provides higher education counseling, life skills training and mentorship opportunities to 11th- and 12th-graders from G.W. Carver and Booker T. Washington High Schools. Hill previously worked as director of volunteer services for Cool Girls Inc. in Atlanta.
3. AP Survey: Fed's Outlook Correct but Not Solution
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles.
4. Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, Signals New Path
- Friday, July 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.
5. US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession
- Monday, April 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.
Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.
6. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
7. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
8. Surprisingly Weak Jobs Report Puzzles Economists
- Monday, January 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months – a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.
9. CEO Predictions for the Next 100 Years of Flying
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.
10. Fed Will Reduce Bond Purchases by $10 Billion in January
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has sent its strongest vote of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession struck six years ago: It's decided the economy is finally strong enough to withstand a slight pullback in the Fed's stimulus.
11. Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight.
12. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 09, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
13. Better Economic Growth Likely to Follow Weak Second Quarter
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy is expected to have grown at a dismal pace in the April-June quarter, weighed down by large tax increases and steep government spending cuts.
But the second quarter should be the low point for the year, economists say. The fiscal drag is expected to fade. At the same time, steady hiring, more business spending and a solid recovery in housing should push growth higher in the second half of the year.
14. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group and construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
15. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. has sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group.
Construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
16. 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.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Attorneys from AutoZone Inc., Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and Memphis Area Legal Services will hold the fourth annual free legal clinic for Memphis-area seniors Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. The pro bono clinic offers seniors essential legal advice and helps in the preparation of wills, advanced care plans and more. Call Linda Warren Seely of MALS at 523-8822.
- Monday, July 09, 2012
TnAchieves will hold a reception for prospective mentors for the 2012-2013 school year Monday, July 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Leadership Memphis, 365 S. Main St. Current mentors and tnAchieves staff will talk about opportunities to mentor high school seniors planning to attend community college. Visit tnachieves.org or email Kaci Murley at email@example.com.
19. Evans Joins MERI As Finance Director
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Devonya Evans has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute as director of finance. Evans, a licensed certified public accountant, will be responsible for heading MERI’s finance and information technology departments.
- Monday, June 11, 2012
Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.
21. Wal-Mart CEO Says Co. Committed to Compliance
- Monday, June 04, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke said Friday that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.
Duke joined other executives including chairman Robson Walton, the son of founder Sam Walton, at the company's annual meeting on Friday in pledging that Wal-Mart will get to the bottom of the allegations.
22. City Elections Withdrawal Deadline Nears
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
Noon Thursday, July 28, is the deadline for candidates who filed for the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to withdraw their names from the ballot if they wish.
And one candidate has already dropped out of a City Council super district race to endorse another candidate.
23. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
24. Crye-Leike Honors Top Performers, Longevity
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. honored its brokers working in the residential and commercial sectors Tuesday at its annual awards gala.
25. Fla. Judge Strikes Down Obama Health Care Overhaul
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can't be required to buy health insurance.
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. U.S. Judiciary Cmte. to Hold Field Briefing in Memphis
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A U.S. House Judiciary Committee subcommittee is holding a field briefing in Memphis Monday on “Home Foreclosures in Memphis” at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Downtown.
28. Solar Financing on Tap For Baker Donelson Seminar
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing titled “Private Financing for the Solar Industry” July 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The briefing will originate from Baker Donelson’s Nashville office at 211 Commerce St., suite 800. Simultaneous video will be broadcast to Baker Donelson’s offices in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City.
29. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
30. Baldwin Joins Visible School As Department Chair, Professor
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
George Baldwin has been hired by Visible School as department chair and assistant professor of music business ministry and audio production.
31. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups
- Monday, June 22, 2009
From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.
32. Recession Pits Small, Big Banks Against Each Other
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – First they felt their reputations were stained by the financial meltdown. Now they’re paying a price they protest is unfair.
Small bankers are complaining loudly that they had nothing to do with the excesses of big Wall Street firms, freewheeling deals in the mortgage market and risky investments that precipitated the economic crisis.
33. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
34. Tenn. Coal Industry Agrees to Severance Tax Hike
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee roadbuilders and the mining industry are lining up behind a bill to increase the state's severance tax on each ton of coal from 20 cents to $1 over the next four years.
35. Circuit City Ripples Go Beyond Vacancies, Layoffs
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.
36. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
37. Lakeland Developers Hopeful Despite Decreasing Home Sales
- Friday, June 27, 2008
The Preserve at Lakeland for many months was tucked away in the woods without a single home built for passersby to see. So despite its proximity to Interstate 40, the area suffered from visibility problems.
38. Divisions in Fed Make Bernanke's Juggling Act Harder
- Friday, March 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.
The Federal Reserve chairman has been taking extraordinary steps to prevent credit, financial and housing problems from driving the country into a deep recession. At the same time, he faces the danger that the very tonic to brace the sickly economy could bring about another dangerous ailment - inflation.
39. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.
Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The university's new dean of business, Dr. Rajiv Grover, will speak. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
41. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
42. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
43. Riverfront Development Corp. Elects New Officers
- Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Riverfront Development Corp. named the following members to its board of directors: Kemp Conrad, Tomeka Hart and Dan Turley. The following members were elected as officers: Rick Masson, chairman; Greg Duckett, vice chairman; John Farris, secretary; Angus McEachran, assistant secretary; Bill Taylor, treasurer; and John Pontius, assistant treasurer.
44. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
45. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Dillards Plans Store for Collierville Center
Dillards Plans Store for Collierville Center
12.47 acres near
Cost: $1.2 million
Buyer: The Castner-Knott Dry Goods Co.
Seller: Carriage Avenue LLC
Property: 12.47 acres ...
46. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger Professional Service Awar...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Marcia J Marcia J. Thorp was appointed president of a new division at Watkins Uiberall PLLC. Scott A. Fletcher was appointed vice president and Pamela M. Finch was named plan administrator of Plan Administration and Consulting LLC. The subsidiary is...
49. 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...
50. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, March 22, 2001
Court settles ADA lawsuit Court settles ADA lawsuit with Adecco Employment The Memphis District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered into a consent decree resolving a lawsuit filed by the EEOC against Adecco Employment Servi...
51. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, June 20, 2000
The U The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its latest survey of market conditions for fixed rate, long-term home loans, as well as interest rates for home construction funds. The May 1 survey found 8.25 percent as the mo...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
53. Archived Article: Real Fcs (exhibit) Lj
- Tuesday, September 30, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Your House, My House New permanent exhibit at the Childrens Museum of Memphis gives children hands-on experience in home design and construction By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new permanent exhibit that gives children the oppor...
54. Archived Article
- Monday, January 06, 1997
For a bread, bagels have cause a lot of commotion. That crazy, circular, chewy, cousin of a roll is sweeping the country slathered with cream chesse, substituted for sandwich bread, or munched with coffee en route to offices. Bagel bonanza Whether b...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 11, 1996
Clyde Springer, chief executive officer and co-owner of Armstrong Relocation, has received the Gene Anderson-United Van Lines Excellence Award, the highest honor United Van Lines extends to an individual. Armstrong has 13 full-service United agencie...
56. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 16, 1996
Sept Sept. 16 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Bill Clinton and Bob Dole campaigns will discuss issues dealing with w...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 09, 1996
Sept Sept. 9 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The guest speaker will be Julie Terry, a certified public accountant and financial advisor with American Express. The cost is $12...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 18, 1996
03-18 Calendar March 18 The MidSouth Workers Compensation Association will meet at the Racquet Club at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be Ray Abromitis, vice president/workers compensation cost containment leader for Johnson & Higgins of Charlotte, ...
59. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, March 15, 1996
03-15 Govt briefs The League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club will sponsor a Walk on the Chickasaw Bluff on Saturday at 10 a.m. The walk, which is open to the public, will begin at Tennessee and Huling near the Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot at ...