VOL. 128 | NO. 227 | Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Some 38 years after it closed, the Lafayette’s Music Room brand is returning to a revitalized Overton Square.
Busy Memphis families find nannies as good alternative
When most people hear the word “nanny,” they probably think of Mary Poppins or Fran Fine or some other fictional character employed by incredibly wealthy people.
The Shelby County Schools board approved unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 19, agreements to sell four school buildings and material in those school buildings to the forming Arlington and Lakeland municipal school systems.
Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday announced increased net income company-wide, while business at its Memphis-based spine division sagged.
Memphis City Council members approved the Crosstown planned development Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking the latest move through local government for the $180 million project with construction scheduled to begin late this year or early next year.
Authentic Brands Group, a New York City intellectual property corporation, has bought Elvis Presley’s intellectual property and the right to operate Graceland from CORE Media Group, becoming the latest of four companies to own a majority share in the intellectual property assets of the late Memphis entertainer.
The president of the Mid-South Fair told Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Nov. 19, that the nonprofit organization wants to return to Memphis.
The Arlington and Lakeland school boards aren’t even in office yet and there is already a tentative agreement with Shelby County Schools on buildings and attendance zones for the two suburban districts.
Not only is AutoZone Inc. an earnings machine, but the company continues to generate results other public companies might have reason to envy.
Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Nov. 18, to keep their annual pay at $29,100 for the term of office that begins Sept. 1, 2014, after the August county general elections.
Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns has been busy in her first two years as dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Financial adviser Brian Douglas has the hard-earned designations you’d expect to find in a professional with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, including certified financial planner, chartered retirement planning counselor and, added this year, Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.
Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.
December is crunch time for retailers and B2B companies reliant upon crucial holiday sales to hit annual sales targets. In fact, Google reports that 70 percent of consumers wait to make holiday purchases until after Thanksgiving, with the majority conducting at least some of that shopping online.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Governor's Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are reaching out to communities across the state to offer help in reducing traffic fatalities.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he will allow an extension to Tennessee residents whose health insurance plans were deemed invalid under the federal health care law.
WASHINGTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a record $13 billion settlement with federal and state authorities, resolving claims over the bank's sales of low-quality, high-risk mortgage-backed securities that collapsed in value during the U.S. housing crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) – Best Buy says it is committed to "winning" the holiday season with price matching, doorbusters and deals as well as its earliest ever opening hours on Thanksgiving – even if that means profit pressure for the electronics retailer in the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's matching the Black Friday prices on a total of 100 toys and electronics from key rivals one week ahead of the traditional start.
United Airlines said Tuesday that it will cut costs, overhaul its website, and shift flying from Asia to Europe as it aims to keep shareholders happy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has announced $100 million in grants to help better prepare high school students to compete in the global economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democratic tax writer in the Congress is trying to jumpstart stalled efforts to rewrite the nation's tax laws. But he is running into the same kind of partisan roadblocks that plague most major initiatives in Washington.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley jury asked a judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.