VOL. 130 | NO. 1 | Thursday, January 1, 2015
In a variety of ways, the biosciences industry in Memphis helped lead the way in 2014 in terms of job creation and laying a foundation for economic growth in the future.
Special unit ensures FedEx delivers
On the fourth floor of Module F at a non-descript but sprawling FedEx campus nestled between Winchester Road and Shelby Drive on Airways Boulevard, a massive video wall featuring 36 40-inch LED screens displays real-time information on global weather patterns and the locations of hundreds of FedEx Express jets.
Two jets once owned by Elvis Presley that have been part of tours of Graceland since the mid-1980s are going on the auction block, the auction company authorized by Graceland announced Friday, Jan. 2.
Memphis-based Loeb Properties has acquired one of the most venerable locations on the Highland strip.
The Crosstown development team has secured an $80.5 million loan on the property.
There was a lot of moving around in Shelby County government in 2014, much of it the literal kind as the Vasco Smith County Administration Building was remodeled.
In Inked, we like to highlight local real estate transactions and the often-interesting companies leasing or buying commercial real estate space in the Memphis market. We also like to keep you informed about major deals before they happen and track companies that are critical to the local economy. Here are some important items that appeared in Inked in 2014.
A craft soda factory in the works is headed to warehouse space on Broad Avenue. That’s the plan Memphis restaurateur Taylor Berger announced on New Year’s Day, when he unveiled the vision for “Bottoms Up Soda.”
The U.S. Justice Department and Memphis-based Verso Paper Corp. have reached a settlement that will allow Verso to move ahead with its acquisition of NewPage Holdings Inc.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies made sure early that they didn't go to triple overtime again against the San Antonio Spurs.
The lockers have been cleaned out, the shoulder pads and helmets taken up to be cleaned and stored.
Every March they become the nation's darlings.
Ray’s take: It’s the beginning of a new year, a time for reflection and taking stock. New Year’s resolutions typically are significant changes. Big changes are difficult. I suggest considering a series of little ones. Your odds are better and the little fees and charges in our lives can add up and throw our budgets and plans off track.
A repeating scene in “Breaking Bad,” which I’ve now watched twice, involves the protagonist’s birthday. Skyler White (Anna Gunn) breaks up bacon strips on the plate of her husband Walter (Bryan Cranston), arranging them into the digits that indicate his age.
As is so often the story, 2014 ended with others seeing more in us than we see in ourselves.
Happy New Year! The holidays flew by this season. If you’re in disbelief that we’re starting a new year, you’re not alone. Just learning to say “2015” may take a little time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law will allow trained school personnel to administer insulin. It's just one of many new laws taking effect on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue.
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.