VOL. 129 | NO. 209 | Monday, October 27, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners still have a problem with each other. And the problem at the center of all of the complexities of what are normally routine items remains a Democratic county commissioner elected chairman in September with the votes of all six Republican commissioners and himself.
International company eyes Memphis for hotel property
When Hard Rock Café opened in the late 1990s at Beale and Hernando streets it was a late realization of a brand-specific goal city leaders had pursued while The Pyramid was being built in the late 1980s.
Two veteran Memphis charter school operators announced Monday, Oct. 27, that they are bowing out of plans to operate new schools in the state-run Achievement School District next year.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.
The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, found a downward trend in sentiment measured by almost all of the survey’s six standard questions.
Each month, the Shelby County Books from Birth program distributes more than 39,000 books via the mail to homes with children age 5 and younger. It’s an impressive effort.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
As children, Jamie and Rusty Linkous used to hop in the family vehicle with their parents, R.E. and Clare Linkous, and visit work sites, watching firsthand the hard work their parents put into altering the built landscape of the city.
Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation and development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era.
Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several Tennessee State Parks have been named "Best" in Tennessee by readers of The Tennessee Magazine.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has selected Andree Sophia Blumstein to be his solicitor general.
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.