VOL. 129 | NO. 84 | Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Memphis-based International Paper Co. showed a net loss of $95 million for the first quarter of 2014, the company reported Wednesday, April 30.
Tennessee Brewery draws thousands of visitors in first weekend
Since April 24, a crowd estimated at a few thousand people has flocked to the castle-like structure at 495 Tennessee St. for the chance to hang out at the Tennessee Brewery and enjoy a bar, food trucks, music and good company.
Shelby County Commissioners take their first budget vote next month on a $51 million capital list for Shelby County Schools in the current fiscal year.
The Books From Birth program, originated in Tennessee, marked its 10th anniversary Monday, April 28, in Memphis with its 20 millionth book going to a 3-year-old girl.
Memphis Redbirds outfielder Oscar Taveras is the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect. Memphis outfielder Randal Grichuk was the one to get called up to St. Louis this week as the Cardinals try to pump some life into their struggling offense.
Robert G. Shreve is relinquishing his role as associate dean for medical education in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine on June 16. Shreve will continue in a full-time administrative role in the office of medical education until he retires at the end of the year.
Michael D. Miles took over as executive director of Germantown Community Theatre Monday, April 28, about two weeks before the theater closes its 2013-2014 season with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” May 16 to June 1.
While reports of the death of corporate websites have been exaggerated, there’s no denying that traditional sites are experiencing significant traffic declines.
There is no better propellant for a market than low expectations. The S&P 500 has gained roughly 3.5 percent during this earnings season as expectations recalibrated with reality.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say a glass manufacturing company plans to locate a plant in northeastern Tennessee that will bring more than 200 jobs to the area.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. slipped Tuesday after the hospital operator reported first-quarter earnings that inched up but fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and his Democratic predecessor, Phil Bredesen, are kicking off a campaign in support of a constitutional amendment on the way Tennessee Supreme Court justices and appeals judges are appointed and retained.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) – A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Expect a dreary report Wednesday when the government issues its first estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the January-March quarter. Brutal weather kept consumers and businesses in hibernation for much of the winter and likely slowed growth to a scant annual pace of just 1.1 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence fell in April over concerns about hiring and business conditions, even though many people foresee a strengthening economy in the months ahead.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved bipartisan legislation that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with requirements under the Affordable Care Act.