VOL. 126 | NO. 3 | Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.
Builders alter biz plans to include renovations
As new home starts have sunk to record lows across the Mid-South during the past few years, some local custom homebuilders have shifted focus toward remodeling and renovations projects to increase revenues.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are working with two assumptions – that there will be a Memphis referendum on surrendering the Memphis City Schools system charter and that it will pass.
Norfolk Southern Corp. has a busy year ahead as it finally begins preparations for a $112 million project that will create jobs, increase rail capacity and reduce highway traffic congestion in the Memphis area.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are proposing an 11-member planning team to plot out a transition to school consolidation if voters approve a Memphis City Schools system charter surrender in February.
Thanks to a singular focus on comprehensive pharmacy management, Memphis-based Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is poised to continue growing.
With recent personal information heists receiving national attention, many local business owners are on high alert when it comes to cybercrime.
Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.
Five words make any employer or client breathe a sigh of relief: “I’ll take care of it.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Judy Bond-McKissack will head the agency responsible for overseeing the continuing legal education of the state's more than 20,000 attorneys.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Bill Haslam has named Franklin Mayor John Schroer as his transportation commissioner.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators opened their 2011 session Tuesday by passing a $75 million bond bill to provide a loan for a company that wants to manufacture solar panels in Hattiesburg.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The growth in bankruptcies around the country slowed significantly in 2010 from its breakneck pace in recent years, with about a dozen states recording a decline in filings from consumers and businesses, according to an Associated Press tally Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's largest metro areas in November, a sharp reversal from the previous month and the most since June.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials stuck with the pace of their $600 billion Treasury bond-buying program last month because the economy wasn't improving fast enough to make a noticeable dent in unemployment.
Federal prosecutors say they won't object to a delay of this month's scheduled trial of former high-flying Texas billionaire investor R. Allen Stanford but argue the two-year postponement sought by Stanford's lawyers is far too long.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales sputtered back to life in 2010 and car companies expect them to keep climbing this year as the economy recovers and buyers grow more confident.