VOL. 126 | NO. 248 | Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It may have been a murky day in Memphis, but neighborhood stakeholders didn’t let the afternoon rain dampen their support of the Overton Square redevelopment project during the Memphis City Council’s final meeting of the year.
The federal government filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 20, against FedEx Corp. that seeks civil penalties of a little more than $1.5 million plus interest.
Deering & Down single benefits Humane Society
The blues and folk duo Deering & Down turned their new Christmas single into a Christmas present for a Memphis-area nonprofit organization.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose last month. But the National Association of Realtors says it overstated about 3.5 million sales during and after the Great Recession, showing the housing market remains much weaker than previously thought.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Memphis has officially taken ownership of the Lambuth campus and a flag-raising ceremony is scheduled for next month.
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) – Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., the parent company of Memphis-based Accredo Health Group Inc., says its shareholders have approved the company's proposed acquisition by Express Scripts for $29.1 billion.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bulls have made it official: Reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension.
The children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis celebrated Christmas in the lobby of the Chili’s Care Center Monday, Dec. 19, with crafts, holiday treats and a special visit from Old St. Nick.
Tri-State Bank of Memphis, a $131 million asset bank founded 65 years ago this month, has announced a series of executive changes.
Businesses nationwide are examining their books for the end of the year, and the nation’s largest trade association has its fair share of adjustments as well.
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
To blog or not to blog? Though certainly not as life or death as Shakespeare’s variation, it’s an interesting question faced by countless business owners and marketing professionals every day.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Lois DeBerry of Memphis has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – mainly being alive.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Executives at Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Co. say China is a key role in the company's growth.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission agreed Tuesday to support a plan that would have colleges and universities pay part of the cost for campus construction projects and also requested approval of a five-year capital program that totals $1.8 billion.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 43 states in November, the most number of states to report such declines in eight years.
NEW YORK (AP) – Fewer people will fly this holiday season, but flights will still be packed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Tuesday rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift rebuke from President Barack Obama that Republicans were threatening higher taxes on 160 million American workers on Jan. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said the largest U.S. banks and financial companies should hold extra cash on their balance sheets to cushion themselves against financial crises.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – America's largest cigarette makers said Tuesday that the federal judge presiding over a decade-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry should delay her decision while other cases challenging new tobacco regulations are decided. The Justice Department, however, argued the case should move forward expeditiously.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says it's time for President Barack Obama to help end Congress' impasse over renewing the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota Medical School has sent a cautionary letter to one of its top spinal surgeons for violating conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements arising from his work for Medtronic Inc.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – Shares of CVS Caremark Corp. rose Tuesday after the company said it expects that profit at its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business will grow in 2012, reversing two years of declines.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis forward Darrell Arthur will miss the season after an MRI exam confirmed a torn right Achilles tendon.
NEW YORK (AP) – The biggest draw in television is going mobile.