VOL. 126 | NO. 17 | Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ServiceMaster Co. executives have plans to hire more than 3,000 people nationally by June.
HERS index measures homes’ energy efficiency
The word “green” is certainly a buzzword these days, used almost synonymously for energy efficiency. Although energy efficiency is a part of green, green is a whole lot more than that.
A delegation from Memphis led by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be in Omaha, Neb., next week to talk with Union Pacific railroad executives about a bicycle and pedestrian path across the Mississippi River.
In its mission to serve not only as a funding source for local arts organizations but also as an advocate, ArtsMemphis has joined a nationwide research project that aims to offer a tangible measure of the impact of the arts in Memphis.
A new Memphis-Shelby County economic development entity will have elected officials on its board. The decision by county commissioners sends the resolution back to the Memphis City Council next month for final approval.
When the Tennessee Legislature returns on Feb. 7 from its three-week recess, the 22-member Shelby County legislative delegation will be at full strength.
A cardiac procedure newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, a common type of cardiac arrhythmia, has just become available in Memphis.
At a lunchtime gathering the Memphis Bar Association is planning to host, trial attorney Houston Gordon will be the center of attention for the first in a series of informal seminars titled “Conversations with Local Lawyers of Distinction.”
Adrienne Johnson has been promoted to director of research for the Greater Memphis Chamber.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.
The book “Well Being” describes a new Gallup research tool called the Wellbeing Finder that measures what they propose are five essential elements of “a life that matters.” The elements are career, social, financial, physical and community wellbeing. Ideally, we would experience high levels of satisfaction in all those areas. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that this isn’t often the case.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Researchers in Knoxville have dedicated an electric vehicle charging station.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam was scheduled to host a dinner meeting Tuesday evening with Republican legislative leaders at the governor's mansion in Nashville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Home prices are falling across most of America's largest cities, and average prices in eight major markets have hit their lowest point since the housing bust.
Real estate investors are getting mixed signals. Problems in the housing market persist, but real estate investment trusts have offered investors nearly 30 percent returns in each of the past two years. Could they do it for a third?
WASHINGTON (AP) – The unemployment rate rose in 20 states last month as employers in most states shed jobs.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Regions Financial Corp. reported a return to a fourth-quarter profit, but shares slid nearly 4 percent because the profit could largely be attributed to a one-time securities sale
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer confidence hit an eight-month high in January. The increase suggests the rising spirits that fueled a holiday shopping boom are carrying over into the new year as people feel better about the job market.