VOL. 127 | NO. 139 | Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bar Louie, an Addison, Texas-based neighborhood restaurant and bar franchise, is the latest retail tenant that has signed on for Overton Square.
Homebuilders file 54 percent more permits in Q2
Local homebuilders filed 54 percent more new home permits during the second quarter compared with the same period last year.
Memphis City Council members added a half percent local option sales tax hike proposal to the Nov. 6 ballot in Memphis at their Tuesday, July 17, meeting.
Last month proved to be a positive one for local homebuilding activity, with a 45 percent increase year over year in new home permits.
Though the main attraction at a private gathering at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens Monday, July 16, included former President George W. Bush, it was a mostly nonpolitical evening.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has signed a contract with Epic, a software vendor based out of Verona, Wis., to implement the health care system’s transition to electronic health records.
The first day of early voting in the suburbs in advance of the Aug. 2 election day saw a noticeable jump in voter turnout and some problems at polling places in Bartlett.
Shelby County Commissioners put off electing a chairman for the next year’s term Monday, July 16, after 21 rounds of voting in which no one got seven votes.
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
It’s an undeniable truth in business. If you fail to adapt to the changing marketplace or the changing needs of your customer, your business will die. It can be tough to face this reality and venture into the unknown once you get comfortable with tried and true strategies that used to work without fail.
At the beginning of the year, expectations ran high. Some economists forecasted U.S. GDP growth rates above 4 percent, European credit spreads indicated crisis containment, and China’s economy appeared to be on a government-conceived glide to slower, non-inflationary growth. As expectations ran high, the first quarter provided stock market investors with the best index returns in 14 years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.8 million grant for assistance and services for victims of crime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices were unchanged in June, held down by cheaper gas. Outside the volatile food and energy categories, inflation was mild.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport have opened a criminal investigation into how needles got into turkey sandwiches served to passengers on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States, a spokesman said Tuesday. The FBI also is investigating the incidents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats seized on a new report estimating that automatic budget cuts will cost the economy 2 million jobs to level election-year charges that underscored the deep political divide over how to avert the looming crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dark picture of where the U.S. economy is headed if Congress fails to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans know they have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, and for a clear majority, that does not translate into allowing unlimited spending by corporations or labor unions on political campaigns, according to a new survey.