VOL. 129 | NO. 119 | Thursday, June 19, 2014
Fueled by a surge in e-commerce leading to increased gains in its Ground division, FedEx on Wednesday reported higher than expected earnings for the quarter that ended May 31.
Horizon, One Beale poised for comeback
Two major Downtown projects that suffered setbacks after the real estate market seized up when the recession battered the economy are poised for a comeback.
It was apparent early in the long council day Tuesday, June 17, at City Hall that there wouldn’t be many amendments to the $600 million operating budget and $84 million capital budget the council would approve later that evening.
The city’s report on the largest backlog of untested rape kits in the country concludes there was “no malice or wanton disregard or conspiracies” to ignore police and other policies governing the handling of such cases.
Though the future of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis is uncertain at this point, the work it’s involved in – incubating businesses and activating neighborhoods, for example – appears set to continue.
The same day that she announced she was quitting her job at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ mug shot on an assault charge wound up on the top row of the front page of “Just Busted.”
Ray’s take: You just logged into your online banking and your account is empty. You go to apply for a loan and are told you don’t qualify due to overextended credit. You file your tax return only to discover it has already been filed and your refund check issued and cashed. These are some of the very real things that have happened due to identity theft.
When I wrote about the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival, I reviewed, in three paragraphs, “I Believe in Unicorns.” This just in from that film’s director, Leah Myerhoff: “I appreciate your thoughtful response to the film. However, [please] make one correction: the lead actress is Natalia Dyer, not Amy Seimetz.”
TUNICA RESORTS, Miss. (AP) – It was 3:30 p.m. on a Monday in May at Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino in northwestern Mississippi.
TUNICA RESORTS, Miss. (AP) – As Tunica grapples with the Harrah's closure, the state of Mississippi hasn't acted to support the industry. But there are proposals under discussion that might bolster the remaining casinos and the tax revenue they produce. Here's a brief look at some:
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy still isn't healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without the Federal Reserve's help.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also confronted its chief executive with evidence that the company dragged its feet on a similar safety issue in different vehicles.
SEATTLE (AP) – Amazon has introduced a new smartphone with audio and object recognition technology that seeks to make it easier for consumers to locate and purchase products and services from the nation's largest e-commerce company.