VOL. 129 | NO. 203 | Friday, October 17, 2014
The parent company of First Tennessee Bank moved back to profitable territory for the third quarter from a loss during the same period in 2013, reporting net income of $45 million, or 19 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.
Arkansas Delta Flatlander ride features glimpse at future
Just a few weeks before construction is scheduled to begin on the Big River Crossing boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge, bicycle riders will gather in West Memphis for a 100-kilometer bike ride designed to showcase what’s on the other side of the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk across the Mississippi River.
After a second quarter in which bankruptcy filings dipped below 3,000 for the first time since 2011, the total number of filings for the Memphis area rose slightly above 3,000.
Developer Charles S. Ryan is looking to expand his Midtown real estate holdings. For several years Ryan has held discussions with property owners around the intersection of Cooper Street and Central Avenue.
Attorney Oscar C. Carr III is the newest Shelby County Chancery Court judge.
As the Achievement School District weighs a short list of a dozen low-performing Memphis schools for the state-run school district in the next school year, Shelby County Schools officials are involved in the selection process far more than they have been in past years.
Most of them, the ones that become their college basketball team’s leading scorer or the guy that runs the show from the point, were always obvious talents.
What would the NFL be today if Pete Rozelle had never been the league’s commissioner? We might still just be watching pro football on Sunday afternoons.
THIS MORNING. THIS TOWN. This morning, I woke up in a challenged neighborhood. You know the challenges well.
In the past week, Satya Nadella’s words have been all over the internet, television and newspaper. You may have seen the Microsoft CEO’s original statements, his later retractions or commentary from outsiders.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. says it is opening a new facility in Memphis.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball in their first and only joint appearance of Tennessee's U.S. Senate race on Thursday attacked each other as unsuited to hold the office.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's free tuition program is in need of mentors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders' confidence fell in October after four months of gains which had pushed the indicator to the highest point in nine years.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.
WASHINGTON (AP) – FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.