VOL. 128 | NO. 50 | Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New home permits were flat in February compared to the same month last year.
Musicians for Le Bonheur raises money for children’s hospital
Just as Jim Jaggers, meteorologist for WREG News Channel 3, uses the power of his bike pedals to raise money and awareness for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through Go Jim Go, his son Justin is using guitar pedals to do the same.
Beginning in October, millions of Americans will be able to shop for health insurance through newly created health care exchanges dubbed the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Shelby County Commissioners are about to consider another change to the terms of the ongoing reformation of public education in Shelby County.
About a year after the Tennessee legislature set new district lines for itself and the state’s nine members of Congress, it is about to set the district lines for civil and criminal trial court judges at the state level.
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
Many small businesses devote time and resources to social media presence. Utilizing social media platforms to connect with your market is no longer “savvy.” It’s expected by today’s consumer. Used effectively, it is a dream come true for marketers. Brands can increase their messaging frequency while leveraging their audience to share content virally among their own connections, creating possibilities unheard of by traditional media channels.
Technology like that imagined by Star Trek and the futuristic cartoon The Jetsons is becoming reality with 3-D printing. Also known as additive manufacturing, it creates customized solid three-dimensional objects from digital schematics. It has arrived – and it is disruptive.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to loosen wine sale laws in Tennessee has failed by a single vote in a House committee after members of the panel refused to grant the sponsor a week's delay to negotiate a final version.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The man who took over Tennessee's embattled child welfare agency said Tuesday he's addressing problems that have plagued it for years, including having staffers personally call him when a child death is reported.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill that would seal most handgun carry permit records in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to eliminate hotel allowances for some Tennessee lawmakers passed the House on Monday despite concerns that it might hurt those who use the excess to defray other unreimbursed expenses.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised more job openings in January, suggesting that hiring will remain healthy in coming months.
NEW YORK (AP) – Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell its Twinkies and other snack cakes after nobody stepped forward to top an offer made by two investment firms.