VOL. 126 | NO. 9 | Thursday, January 13, 2011
There will be a citywide referendum on a Memphis City Schools system charter surrender sometime no later than March 14 under terms of a consent order entered Thursday morning in Shelby County Chancery Court.
Memphis-area retailers find success despite down market
Along with real estate and home building, retailers who cater to the housing sector have taken a hard hit in the past two years.
The Memphis City Schools (MCS) charter surrender controversy is in the courts.
Electrolux Home Products Inc. was approved for a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) for its $195 million southwest Memphis manufacturing facility in a special Wednesday session of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board.
Next week, attorneys for Memphis and Shelby County are scheduled to argue before a judge why their federal lawsuit against national mortgage lender Wells Fargo should go forward.
Perhaps more so than in any other city because of its prominent place in the history of the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Memphis serves as a strong reminder of King’s legacy of service to others and his powerful advocacy for social change through nonviolent action.
David Clark comes from a long line of construction industry professionals.
An ambitious action plan to end homelessness in the long term and make significant cuts in the numbers of homeless in Memphis and Shelby County in the next five to 10 years goes to a vote this week.
Laurie Thornton says it was her own experience with paralyzing fear and a sense of helplessness that led her into the pro bono work she does with her law firm, Glankler Brown PLLC, and with Memphis Area Legal Services.
In 1975, during a study break before my first set of law school exams, I wrote a song.
Ray’s Take: So you’re starting the new year with, I hope, a financial plan. You have goals that probably include reducing debt, increasing your emergency cushion and accelerating your savings for retirement and your kid’s education fund.
How do some people get so much more done in so much less time than others? It’s often because they have a profound understanding of what they are doing.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee agriculture official says farmers are increasingly in control of their own marketing.
NEW YORK (AP) – The number of people applying for a mortgage rose last week as lower rates lured more borrowers to refinance.
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer products companies coming off a rocky 2010 should see a more stable future ahead of them in 2011, a Goldman Sachs analyst said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies planning to ramp up hiring this year will have an added luxury: their choice from a flood of applicants, without having to pay a premium for top talent.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Target Corp. plans to open 21 new stores in 13 states this year as it looks to become customers' one-stop shopping choice.
NEW YORK (AP) – Morgan Stanley announced Wednesday that its first dedicated corporate mezzanine fund, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, has raised $956 million in its final closing.
Higher unemployment and foreclosure rates, especially in South Atlantic and Mountain states, raised the nation's economic stress in November, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Struggling entertainment site MySpace said Tuesday that it is cutting nearly half of its staff worldwide, or about 500 people, after an extensive revamp in October overhauled its look and allowed it to be run with fewer people. The cuts, part of a two-stage layoff plan, better position the site for a possible sale or spin-off by parent News Corp.