VOL. 126 | NO. 242 | Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The head of the state run Achievement School District that will run a set of low-performing schools across the state is beginning specific discussions with Memphis City Schools officials about decisions to come after the new year.
Businesses lean on green cleaning practices to improve bottom line
As national real estate guru Jonathan David Miller said at last week’s Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South, in the rare event that new construction is taking place for office users, going green is standard in today’s economy.
The Memphis Police Department is investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by former Amateur Athletic Union director Bobby Dodd. But police investigators have not yet heard from the two men who claimed in an ESPN documentary that they were sexually abused by Dodd in the 1980s while they were teenagers.
Over the weekend, employees manning the cash registers at The Booksellers at Laurelwood were more than happy to grant discounts to book-hungry buyers who said the magic phrase: Occupy Amazon.
State Sen. Andy Berke said he had no expectations of what public office would be like when he was elected in 2007.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
7491 Wyndhurst Place or, 7455 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN 38138 -
DMARC 2006-CD2 Wyndhurst Place LLC, an entity affiliated with Miami-based LNR Partners LLC, has bought Oakwood temporary housing apartment complex at 7455 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown at a foreclosure sale for $17.1 million. The substitute trustee in charge of the sale was Harris P. Quinn.
As Jimmy Buffett said in his song: “What if the hokey pokey is what it really is all about?” Here are three things I like about the hokey pokey: 1. It’s simple. 2. It’s easy to understand. 3. It’s easy to implement.
EuroZone 2.0 Rather than bore you this week with the details of the most recent EU rescue flare, let’s take a look back at the bigger picture. After a 30-year global credit binge, credit is no longer flowing to the irresponsible or over-indebted. Based upon the rules defined in the Maastricht Treaty, entrants into the euro must have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 60 percent and budget deficits below 3 percent of GDP.
MEMPHIS – FedEx projected its busiest day ever would be Monday, Dec. 12, with a projected 17 million shipments globally, almost double the usual daily amount.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he wants to leave it up to local governments to decide whether to set their own wage requirements for contractors.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal court hearing over wood seized from Gibson Guitar Corp. has been pushed back from Monday to Jan. 30.
BOSTON (AP) – Investors pulled cash out of stock mutual funds for the seventh month in a row, as the European debt crisis continued to drive U.S. market volatility in November.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for newer models. An Iowa farmer upgraded his combine and also paid off debt, while an elderly Oregon farmer poured into retirement funds a bundle of his $2 million take from a well-timed sale of much of his turf and equipment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Weary after a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers tried Monday to wrap up a sprawling $1 trillion-plus spending bill that chips away at military and environmental spending but denies conservatives many of the policy changes they wanted on social issues, government regulations and health care.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further still.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new independent study says the tax plan by GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich would provide big tax breaks to the rich and blow a huge hole in the federal budget deficit.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A new federal report shows that speculative real estate investors played a larger role than originally thought in driving the housing bubble that led to record foreclosures and sent economies plummeting in Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida and other states.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc., the world's largest maker of medical devices, has agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to implant its pacemakers and defibrillators, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Marc Gasol announced on Twitter that he has reached a tentative agreement with the Grizzlies keeping him in Memphis.
Jim Boeheim has been coaching for 35 years and one thing he has learned is that players are able to focus on basketball even when there is a whirlwind around them.
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round draft pick Josh Selby and free agent Jeremy Pargo.