VOL. 127 | NO. 9 | Friday, January 13, 2012
During a conference call with analysts early Thursday, Jan. 12, one day after announcing their firm’s acquisition of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. for $930 million, Raymond James Financial Inc. officials shared new details that employees of the Memphis firm had been waiting to hear.
Equipment aims to cut nurses’ heavy lifting
It’s been estimated that the average nurse lifts more than 3,600 pounds during a single shift – more than one and a half tons.
Ewing Moving Service Inc. & Storage is relocating its operations in Southeast Memphis for better efficiencies and more office space.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is expressing concern over representation for the city of Memphis in the three levels of redistricting plans now pending – county, state and federal.
With new Delta Air Lines Inc. cuts in service taking effect this month at Memphis International Airport, the airport got some good news to start the New Year from another carrier – US Airways.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. rose Thursday after a report that the world's second-biggest airline may try to buy American Airlines parent AMR Corp.
Editor’s Note: A Daily News series features past winners of the Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards, which annually honor one elected and one non-elected government official. The 2012 awards will be presented Feb. 22.
It’s almost cruel. At a time when the Grizzlies are playing without their best player, power forward Zach Randolph, NBA legends George Gervin and Clyde Drexler are coming to FedExForum.
Let’s start with the positives. The Tigers have a five-game winning streak. They’re 2-0 in Conference USA heading into the Saturday, Jan. 14, game at Houston. Which means they didn’t lose to a horrid UAB team in Birmingham (but they almost did), and they didn’t give away a game at home against Southern Miss (although they gave it the old college try).
MEMPHIS (AP) – That was the Rudy Gay the Memphis Grizzlies have been waiting to see.
FOUND, NOT LOST. “There’s a hole up here,” she said, and then held up a mirror so I could see a perfectly round, barren wasteland about two inches wide in what used to be an uninterrupted forest of dark brown hair. But, then, it used be all dark brown too. “What should I do about it?” I asked. “Stay away from people taller than you,” she said.
Fundraising is a vital part of an organization’s lifeblood – it is what people do in order to bring an organization’s mission and vision to life. This is what makes the nonprofit sector different from the private or public sectors. “Revenue” is donated or “granted,” and fundraising is the primary way funds are secured.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis officials on Thursday approved naming a city street after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 44 years after the civil rights leader was killed in the city.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Civil rights activist and former Memphis judge D'Army Bailey will speak Thursday at Vanderbilt University Law School in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state House has approved a plan to redraw the chamber's 99 districts, overriding Democrats' objections that it placed five African-American incumbents into three seats.
WASHINGTON (AP) – America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal deficit was lower in the first quarter of the 2012 budget year than the same period last year. Yet, the imbalance remains high by historical standards and should keep lawmakers debating tax increases and spending cuts through Election Day.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fixed mortgage rates fell once again to a record low, offering a great opportunity for those who can afford to buy or refinance homes. But few are able to take advantage of the historic rates.