VOL. 127 | NO. 100 | Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Memphis-based AutoZone Inc., the nation’s leading auto parts retailer, opened 33 new U.S. stores during the company’s third quarter that ended earlier this month.
Council to hear public comments before voting on new budget
Memphis City Council members hope to wrap up budget committee hearings Tuesday, May 22, including a public comment period Tuesday evening at City Hall.
Medtronic Inc. ended its 2012 fiscal year with a strong fourth quarter, driven by continued emerging market growth and strong U.S. sales of the company’s Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent and RestoreSensor spinal cord stimulator.
After two years and some inevitable development hurdles, Greenbrier Partners LLC’s mixed-use development at 436 S. Front St. is quickly taking shape.
Taken separately, they’re stories with big ramifications. Countries around the world, the U.S. included, are grappling with the yin and yang of austerity vs. stimulus.
Shelby County Commissioners added nearly $1 million in grants to county government’s $1.1 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The commission balanced the budget Monday, May 21, over the objections of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell by taking the money from the county’s $90 million reserve fund. The amount is 24 percent of the county budget total that doesn't include elected officials outside the county administration.
A group of Germantown High School students recently harnessed the power of entrepreneurship to make a positive impact on the lives of children thousands of miles away.
Three Memphis real estate professionals have been disciplined by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, according to the Department of Commerce & Insurance April 2012 Disciplinary Action Report.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
Miller Creek Apartments, Germantown, TN 38125 -
Miller Creek Residences LLC has filed more than $17 million in building permit applications with the city-county Office of Construction Code for work at Miller Creek Apartments in Germantown, to be built near the southwest corner of Winchester and Forest Hill-Irene roads.
Last week we discussed two upcoming opportunities to help our youth: free summer internships for high school students and a Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution on June 8 where more than 500 kids will be given new shoes and socks. This week let us spotlight an upcoming free public celebration, National Cancer Survivors Day, along with a locally based organization that is working to encourage national awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about the disease: The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The dental health care for Tennesseans ranks among the worst in the nation, which has sent more patients to the emergency room and caused more adults to lose teeth to decay and disease.
NEW YORK (AP) – Small-business owners aren't excited about a new law that will allow them to raise money by soliciting investors on the Internet, according to a survey made available to The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) – If you’re flying this summer, be prepared to kiss your family goodbye at the gate. Even if they’re on the same plane.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission says the agency has begun an investigation into JPMorgan Chase's ill-timed bet on complex financial instruments that led to more than $2 billion in trading losses.
HONG KONG (AP) – Struggling Internet company Yahoo Inc. has secured a lifeline after agreeing to sell half of its prized stake in Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba for about $7.1 billion, with most of the cash going to shareholders.