VOL. 127 | NO. 71 | Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Art Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, once sketched a diagram on a cocktail napkin for a staffer in Gerald Ford’s administration – named Dick Cheney – to showcase what’s now known as the Laffer Curve.
New arrays, conference highlight booming interest in solar energy
The outlook is as bright as ever for the local solar industry. Two large solar arrays are opening this week in Memphis and Haywood County, while industry leaders are gathering here this week to tout solar power and its growth in Tennessee in recent years.
Referendums in the Shelby County suburbs on the creation of municipal school districts remain off the table after the Tennessee House removed an amendment from a bill that would have allowed the referendums this year.
This time last year, local chef Jennifer Chandler was finishing up her third cookbook, launching a restaurant and in the midst of a national media tour with French’s for the release of a new Dijon mustard brand.
The schools consolidation planning commission hasn’t made any decisions yet about teacher pay and benefits or suggestions about how many teachers the merged school system might need.
Mid-South organ and tissue transplant recipients and the families of donors who gave them a second chance at life will gather Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. for a celebration of life and remembrance at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When asked what contributed most to his NBA career, Michael Jordan said he missed more shots than he made, which is why he had the opportunity to make more memorable shots. No one remembers how many shots you missed. Similarly, sales is a numbers game.
The “choice of entity” discussion is unavoidable for start-up companies. In the spirit of the lifecycle of a business, it is one of the more prudent and pertinent discussions to have with your tax adviser. While sometimes an afterthought, this is a crucial matter and a misstep can prove costly.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has rushed four bills out of subcommittee to guarantee workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) – Mississippi voters are a little closer to needing to show photo identification before voting.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a Mississippi delegation to a trade conference in South Carolina in May.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wireless carriers will be able to quickly disable a cellphone after it’s reported stolen, under a plan announced Tuesday by federal and local officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law's insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is.