VOL. 126 | NO. 201 | Friday, October 14, 2011
Executives at the Memphis headquarters of International Paper Co. like to recount the corporate giant’s experience in Russia in the 1990s.
Gibson Guitar raids at center of recent political gatherings
When Texas Gov. and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry came to Memphis two weeks ago for a fundraiser at Memphis Botanic Garden, he didn’t immediately head to the microphone after Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey introduced him.
One way it’s easy to tell Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza President Herman Cain is now firmly in top-tier status: A satellite truck and about six TV news cameras were covering his campaign stop in Bartlett mid-day Friday.
Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.
Loeb Properties Inc. hopes to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.
The total number of bankruptcies filed in Shelby County rose slightly in the third quarter of 2011 (July 1 through Sept. 30), seeing a slight 1 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year.
Sometimes art pops up in the most unlikely of places. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, three underserved neighborhoods will have the city’s best performances delivered to their doorsteps.
With the March Shelby County primaries on the way, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be lending his support to a fundraiser for Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
Attorneys for Millington Mayor Richard Hodges said Thursday, Oct. 13, the public should withhold its judgment until both sides of the corruption case against him are heard in court.
Robert Vance, a certified public accountant by training, got his start in public practice doing tax returns and financial statements – standard small-business accounting – until the mid-1990s, when he delved into the world of forensic accounting.
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Seems like everybody has a list these days, so, in recognition of the 125th anniversary of The Daily News, here’s mine – 125 things that make Memphis easy to swallow – a sort of alphabetical soup to nuts of local flavor. Friends old and new, and a few long-gone, but I can taste them still.
Part one of a four-part series Financial health is more than spreadsheets, bank statements, headaches and heartaches. Wanting to provide our readers with new insights into financial health and management, we asked Carol Cantwell, founder of Fun with Financials, what she looks for as indicators of organizational health when reviewing an organization’s financials. Here is what she shared with us:
NASHVILLE (AP) – Rep. Curry Todd has resigned as chairman of a Republican firearms task force in the state House following his arrest on drunken driving and gun charges.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service reminds an estimated 169,000 Tennesseans that their six-month extension for filing their 2010 federal tax returns ends Monday.
NASHVILLE (AP) – House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said Thursday that he will postpone and possibly disband a special firearms task force following the arrest of its chairman, Rep. Curry Todd, on drunken driving and gun charges.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state of Tennessee sold $546 million worth of bonds this week, making it the largest sale in the state's history.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's third-quarter earnings show that the mounting worries about another global recession haven't shaken the Internet's search and advertising leader so far.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, a sign the job market isn't getting much better.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – U.S. farmers on Thursday celebrated the approval of free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, saying the pacts will increase demand for their products, though American consumers shouldn't see a drastic increase in overall food prices.
NEW YORK (AP) – If JPMorgan Chase can't do well, investors worry that other banks may do even worse.
DOVER, Del. (AP) – The CEO of a California solar energy company that sought bankruptcy protection after receiving a $528 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration has resigned.
NEW YORK (AP) – Private equity firm Advent International said Thursday that former CVS Caremark Corp. Chairman and CEO Thomas Ryan will advise it on retail and health care investment opportunities.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Target Corp. plans to sell only sustainable and traceable seafood in its stores by 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans introduced legislation Thursday aimed at creating jobs by overhauling the nation's tax laws, cutting business rules and boosting offshore oil exploration.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic lawmakers are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Bank of America and other major banks improperly worked together to charge customers new monthly fees for using their debit cards.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in August because imports fell a little more than exports. The trade gap with China hit a record high for a single month.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose sharply this week after falling below 4 percent for the first time in history.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Hospital operator Vanguard Health Systems Inc. said Thursday former Tennessee Gov. Philip N. Bredesen has joined its board of directors.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. is putting Apple iPads and iPod Touch devices in the hands of sales associates at almost 450 Sears and Kmart stores that will let the workers search inventory and help customers order products online and watch product.
NEW YORK (AP) – BlackBerry services buzzed back to life across the world Thursday, after a three-day outage that interrupted email messages and Internet services for millions of customers.