VOL. 133 | NO. 12 | Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Average home sale prices and overall sales volume showed healthy gains in 2017 over the previous year, signaling another good year for the housing market in Shelby County.
Buoyed in part by solid numbers for 2017, bankers in Memphis like David Umsted are already looking ahead to what they foresee will be another busy year for the mortgage business locally thanks to a mix of underlying strengths for the market.
Incoming Association for Women Attorneys president Eileen Kuo sees women changing how the game is played in the field of law and redefining what it means to be leaders.
U of M aims to attract more tuition-paying international students
Jasbir Dhaliwal wears many titles – and carries many responsibilities – at the University of Memphis. He is vice provost of academic affairs and dean of the graduate school. He is chief innovation officer and the executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology.
The first class of freshmen students has been selected for the fall semester of Crosstown High, a new public charter school opening this August. The school, which will welcome 600 students by 2021, will be located on the first, fourth and fifth floors of the new community-driven, mixed-use Crosstown Concourse redevelopment.
Nearly six years after voters defeated two ballot questions in as many years that would have provided a tax revenue steam for universal prekindergarten, the pre-K quest is back.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland has been campaigning for Shelby County mayor since last year.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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The Memphis Hilton, the iconic cylindrical hotel located at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. in East Memphis, has sold for $31 million.
Editor’s note: Part two of a three-part series. Sometimes volunteers within a nonprofit don’t measure up. That’s not unusual. It’s part of life. For all of us, there are times when we don’t hit the mark. And most know what it’s like when others don’t meet our expectations.
I met many people who have been put in charge of their organization’s innovation program because of their past performance record. They were product managers, engineers, database architects, IT professionals, HR specialists or marketers by training. Suffice to say, they have proven to be capable and trustworthy in the past with a given initiative.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent.
NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday season. But merchants can't afford to rest easy.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as energy costs retreated from a big jump in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American Airlines is handing out $1,000 bonuses to its employees. So are AT&T, Bank of America and Nationwide Insurance. The same for Comcast, JetBlue Airways and US Bancorp.
NEW YORK (AP) – Municipal bonds took investors on a roller coaster at the end of 2017, as prices swung on concerns about what Washington's overhaul of the tax system will do to the $3.8 trillion market.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Few people look forward to a trip to the doctor or dentist, especially if they're not sure how they will pay for it.
The IRS has extended until March 2 the deadline for employers and insurers to provide 2017 health insurance information forms to employees. The forms, which have the numbers 1095-B and 1095-C, detail the coverage provided to each employee during the year. The forms were originally due to be in employees' hands by Jan. 31.