VOL. 127 | NO. 57 | Thursday, March 22, 2012
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Patricia Shiu, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, unveiled the details Thursday, March 22, of a $3 million settlement with FedEx Ground related to thousands of workers turned down for jobs over the last several years.
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx says the global economy isn't growing as strongly as expected and customers are reacting by choosing cheaper means of shipping packages. The world's second-largest package delivery company is predicting a slower pace of growth this year for the U.S. and abroad than most economists.
Tech-savvy seniors manage homes, health
User-friendly digital technology isn’t just for kids anymore. Smartphone-based home-monitoring systems are making seniors one of the largest market segments for home security companies.
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has teamed up with Memphis Animal Services to train city workers in animal handling and the law.
The Shelby County Election Commission says requests to put referenda on the ballot May 10 to create municipal school districts are “procedurally defective.”
Economic development officials have granted a five-year tax freeze to an expanding importer and wholesale distributor of safety products to industrial distributors and retailers.
A new loft-style apartment development, a retail renovation and a new clothing store all got a helping hand from a Downtown development board Wednesday.
The schools consolidation saga is moving into déjà vu territory with a new legal opinion from the Tennessee attorney general on a schools ballot question and legislation affecting the process moving in Nashville.
Almost a year after they approved a one-time, 18-cent property tax hike, the Memphis City Council this week rejected levying the additional tax bill.
The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has been providing long-range transportation planning for the region for more than 30 years.
It has a pristine new local market headquarters building on Poplar Avenue near the Erin Way Shopping Center.
HopeWorks, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Memphians break the cycle of crime and poverty, will feature Dr. Ruby Payne at its annual fundraiser, “An Evening of Hope,” Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodland Hills Event Center, 1000 Woodland Hills Drive, in Cordova.
It may have been one of the more unusual PowerPoint presentations. Closing arguments in the Craig Petties drug organization trial in Memphis federal court began Tuesday, March 20, with the presentations most associated with corporate workshops and seminars adapted to summarize what has been a complex set of events covering seven years.
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Patricia Shiu, director of the labor department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, will host a conference call Thursday morning to “announce the settlement of a significant case involving systemic hiring discrimination” that involves the ground delivery unit of FedEx.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
When Emily Campbell Taube addressed the guests at the end of January for the annual Association for Women Attorneys banquet and silent auction at The Racquet Club of Memphis, the AWA’s new president shared some of her ideas about the direction of the group.
Salespeople have two ears and one mouth for a reason. The formula for sales success is 80 percent listening and 20 percent talking. Good listeners “hear” more than just the words their prospects speak. They also pick up on nonverbal cues.
If the clue were “hardly licit,” my first answer would be ILLEGAL. But what if the clue were, as it was in the Thursday Times puzzle a few weeks ago, “One caught by border patrol”? Would you think of ILLEGAL? If not, as it crept into the grid while you solved the crossers, would you be offended?
NASHVILLE (AP) – An amendment to a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would have resulted in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions has been withdrawn amid a flurry of controversy.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee attorney general's opinion says the state can't broadly drug test people as a condition of receiving welfare.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation making it easier for small businesses to raise money survived a test vote in the Senate on Wednesday, increasing the chances it could emerge as one of the few bipartisan bills to pass Congress during this election year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home sales are gradually coming back. A mild winter and a stronger job market have helped boost sales ahead of the crucial spring buying season.