VOL. 131 | NO. 108 | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Two protestors blocking cars from parking on the Overton Park Greensward were arrested Monday, May 30.
At its May 26 board meeting, discussions at the Downtown Memphis Commission dove into the death of a teenager who was shot at the corner of Second Street and Peabody Place.
EMPHASIS Public Companies
ServiceMaster is looking to relocate its headquarters into a Class A office building, and Memphis just doesn’t have room.
An after-midnight stampede on Beale Street a week after one person was killed and two other people were wounded in a random shooting a block north of the entertainment district.
The package shipment startup where Matthew Hertz works as director of operations is perfectly tailored to the digital age.
Acquisitions have been a common theme among many Memphis-based public companies the past few quarters. Here is a roundup of those transactions and other business highlights from each of the companies.
Especially for a company like Memphis-based discount retailer Fred’s Inc., quarterly earnings results are about more than the numbers.
When the Memphis Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger after three seasons, the public reaction from players was, well, non-existent.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
If you show up on a Sunday for Owen Brennan’s famous brunch, owner Jim Baker will be there to greet you, to say your name and smile at the thought of another round of mimosas being ordered.
This talk was given by Donna Sturgess, executive in residence, Carnegie Mellon University, at the annual Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston this month.
Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part series. Personally asking someone to make a gift to a nonprofit you believe in is one of the most valuable things you can do. For some this is done with comfort, ease and joy. For others there is a twinge of fear, or maybe a silent scream of terror.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Instagram is proving its worth for businesses of all sizes and industries with this premise. With more than 400 million users, Instagram offers opportunities for businesses to reach targeted audiences in compelling, creative ways.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.
NEW YORK (AP) – Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank.