VOL. 127 | NO. 35 | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported worldwide revenue of $3.9 billion for the third quarter, up 2 percent from $3.857 billion in Q3 2011.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, Park work to make Memphis better place
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is an organization that defies a simple description.
Memphis-based pharmaceutical company GTx Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold on the company’s Phase II clinical studies for Capesaris.
Memphis-based Accredo Health Group, a provider of specialty pharmaceuticals, continued its record growth in fourth quarter 2011, with revenue growth of 28.3 percent to $3.8 billion. Accredo’s full-year 2011 revenues increased 18.5 percent to a record $13.4 billion.
A $20 million upgrade of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum tops the Tuesday, Feb. 21, Memphis City Council agenda that also includes two items key to Overton Square redevelopment and $510,000 in capital appropriations for the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
The winner so far on the March 6 election day ballot in Shelby County headlined by the Republican presidential primary appears to the Democratic primary for General Sessions Court clerk.
Shelby County Commissioners had nine votes Monday, Feb. 20, to pass a redistricting plan that would change the 13-member five-district body into a body of 13 single-member districts.
The Arlington board of aldermen takes a final vote Tuesday, Feb. 21, on a May 10 referendum on a municipal school district.
First seen in Japan in the mid-1990s, quick response codes could add momentous efficiency in the residential real estate world, allowing virtual tours of houses to take place on mobile devices.
Thousands of Mid-Southerners poured into FedExForum Sunday, Feb. 19, to sample soups and desserts from more than 50 local restaurants and caterers during the Youth Villages Soup Sunday.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the icon for a full agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is taking steps toward increasing its Memphis steel operations at 3601 Paul R. Lowry Road. The company filed a $2 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for what the permit terms “files and steel erection.”
Last week we explored Friends for Life Corp., which is an organization helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well. This week let us focus on one question that is helping our community create a powerful narrative and a shared voice: “What does Memphis mean to you?”
Across the globe and across the street, I’ve seen how the economic period we’ve faced has unsettled people’s nerves and at times, shaken their confidence. But if we choose to see this time as more of a “glass half full,” I can also see that we’ve learned some valuable lessons.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to buy a controlling stake in the fast-growing Chinese online retailer Yihaodian.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dr. Scholl's wants to massage its arthritic image.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money?