VOL. 131 | NO. 193 | Tuesday, September 27, 2016
With little fanfare, FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith introduced himself Monday, Sept. 26, at the start of the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting as the board chairman and CEO of the company.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is dropping its Affordable Care Act marketplace plan coverage in three major regions of the state, including Memphis, pointing to losses of nearly $500 million on such plans by the end of 2016.
The campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is as much a home to a major health care education institution these days as it is ground zero for major development projects poised to come online soon.
Silversmith Claire Taylor from Manchester, Mo., files away imperfections in an antique spoon at Repair Days 2016 at the Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. Nearly 200 metalsmiths repaired antiques Sept. 22-25.
Was that really autumn Monday or was the drop in humidity a prank to get the trees to drop their leaves?
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen set stark terms for the presidential general election as local Democrats opened their Memphis headquarters for nominee Hillary Clinton.
For Ellis Haguewood, headmaster at Memphis University School (MUS) for the past 22 years, the relationships he has forged with students and colleagues during his 48 years at the school are the things he holds most dear. Haguewood will retire at the end of the school year, marking the end of an era in which MUS has prospered both inside and out of the classroom.
Among the start-of-school-year emergencies Shelby County Schools leaders faced in August was a shift of the school system’s food services out of the 70-year-old Central Nutrition Center building.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
It is not an exaggeration to say that the formation of Knowledge Tree in 1994 was a case of the Gattas family, well, branching out.
We recently had the opportunity to learn from three women and the approaches they use to help vulnerable children and their families. We attended two local presentations coordinated by the Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. and want to share just a little of what we learned.
Change is difficult, and changing for the better rarely happens out of virtue. When prospects reach out we know only one fact: They want to change something in their organizational mix and grow and want help. Often the need is an unexpressed and even unconscious urge for the company or nonprofit.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas officials say the state is set to begin offering new enhanced driver's licenses and identification cards next week in order to comply with new federal standards.
NEW YORK (AP) – They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Justice Department announced Monday it's awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.