VOL. 126 | NO. 212 | Monday, October 31, 2011
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and The West Clinic have joined forces to create a comprehensive, fully integrated cancer service.
Memphis company turning sweet sorghum into biofuels
Take agriculture machinery from the sugar cane and cotton industries.
Dunkin’ Donuts is entering the prime East Memphis trade area with the sixth store in the Memphis area.
This was supposed to be the month that the West Tennessee Solar Farm in Haywood County was completed.
Project Green Fork and founder Margot McNeeley have made a significant impact on the Memphis community in only a few short years.
Anyone reading this article via the Internet is part of a crowd that’s 2.5 billion strong. That’s how many people are currently connected to the ‘Net, according to cybersecurity authority Melissa Hathaway, who was in town Thursday to share with the Economic Club of Memphis her warnings about how fragile the world’s digital infrastructure is.
U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton said his office will pursue whoever else is involved in the embezzlement scandal in the Shelby County Chancery Court Clerk’s office.
Columbus, Ga.-based Synovus Financial Corp. reported earnings of $15.7 million for the third quarter, the company’s first quarterly profit since Q2 2008.
In the wake of the Great Recession, one local architecture firm is maintaining its focus of designing a better Memphis.
Shelby County Commissioners take the first of three votes Monday, Oct. 31, that will likely change the structure of the 13-member legislative body.
Girls Inc. of Memphis, a nonprofit that this year celebrated 65 years of bettering the lives of Memphis girls, recently announced the opening of two new after-school centers for girls in the Frayser area.
Bill Schrader makes homes more energy efficient. As owner of Residential Energy Rating, LLC and a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) certified home energy rater, he evaluates and then rates homes based on their energy efficiency.
I don’t know that much about real estate, which may be a good thing here, but have leased seven buildings in my career. What I do know is all the empty buildings in Memphis is not a good thing for the owners or the city. The amount of lost rent, tax and building value is staggering.
Last week we examined the benefits of academic internships for college students, companies, nonprofits and our community overall. This week let us continue our focus on education and discuss a nonprofit working to recruit, equip and retain excellent teachers to work in Memphis’ urban areas where the need for strong educators is most critical: Memphis Teacher Residency.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Labor dispute keeps Grizzlies off the court after magical season
Great seasons end.
No one expects the University of Memphis men’s basketball team to right the local economy, end the NBA lockout, make winners out of the moribund Memphis football team or ease tensions between the city and county.
The NBA lockout might be the worst thing to happen to Memphis since the Grizzlies arrived 11 years ago, but – all things considered – the timing of it was as fortuitous as possible for the franchise and the city.
Two true but very different stories of triumph and trials in Memphis will lead the schedule at the 14th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, Nov. 3-6.
A quality one doesn’t find often in chefs is modesty. We’ve all dined at restaurants where the primary ingredient is the chef’s ego, served with side-dishes of arrogance and hubris.
The history is checkered. Lyeth Estate was founded in Sonoma County in 1981 by Chip Lyeth, who followed the Bordeaux model of estate winemaking and labeling for his cabernet sauvignon blends. The winery did not prosper, however, and in 1988, the same year that Lyeth was killed in the crash of his small plane, it was acquired by the ill-fated Vintech, which filed for bankruptcy in 1991 after selling the vineyards to E.&J. Gallo. Finally, in 1992, Jean-Claude Boisset, of the French company based in Burgundy, bought the trademark and inventory. Fast-forward to 2011: Under the leadership of Jean-Charles Boisset, the company owns a dozen wineries and labels in California, including Lyeth, in addition to its French properties and brands.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee state troopers cleared out Wall Street protesters from the state Capitol grounds early Friday because they didn't have the resources to "babysit" the overnight encampment, the state's safety commissioner said.
NEW YORK (AP) – Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clear Channel Communications Inc. said Friday that it had dismissed some on-air and off-air staff earlier this week, in a reshaping of its regional and local programming that should enable it to seek out advertisers focused on areas wider than a single market.
NEW YORK (AP) — As the run-up to holiday shopping intensifies, Target Corp. said Friday that its stores will open at midnight on Thanksgiving Day for the first time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing a campaign to act without Congress, President Barack Obama moved unilaterally Friday to boost private business.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household appliances, said Friday that third-quarter operating profit declined sharply because of falling demand in North America and Western Europe and higher raw materials costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent — three times the increase in August.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday ordered an independent review of clean-energy loans made by the Energy Department, its latest response to questions and criticism over a half-billion-dollar loan to a California solar company that eventually went bankrupt.