VOL. 126 | NO. 196 | Friday, October 7, 2011
A 1-megawatt solar farm could be installed at Agricenter International, according to a $3.5 million building permit application just filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
CN CEO Mongeau touts Memphis at transportation conference
The CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. sees CN’s framework expanding as a supply chain “enabler” and Memphis is a key part of that transformation of what was once a government-operated railroad that has changed radically in the last 15 years.
Boyle Investment Co. has inked a pair of new office leases at 999 S. Shady Grove Road in Ridgeway Center, building on its longevity with two local companies.
Eight West Tennessee attorneys have applied for the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals created by the death of Memphian J.C. McLin.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is working to develop the Mid-South's first adult multidisciplinary, comprehensive academic cancer center.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
A business leadership program started by former Tractor Supply Co. CEO Joe Scarlett and run for the last several years in Nashville is going so well the program is expanding to Memphis.
CB Richard Ellis Memphis has recently closed two distressed multifamily properties in the West Winchester apartment submarket.
Memphis’ Elmwood Cemetery is gearing up to host a number of events this month, leading up to its popular annual Costume Twilight Tour, which attracts about 1,000 visitors to its historic grounds at 824 S. Dudley St.
Teachers at Northside High School heard one thing Wednesday, Oct. 5, from the head of the state’s Achievement School District: Northside could become a charter school.
Editor’s Note: “From the Blog” is a new weekly feature that highlights some of the enterprising work our staff posts on The Daily News blog, blog.memphisdailynews.com.
Gene Huang, chief economist and a vice president at FedEx Corp., was recently elected president of the National Association for Business Economics for 2011-2012.
WE NEED ADVICE, FROM OURSELVES. About 25 years ago, I closed up my parents’ home at the end of their lives. Wandering through the empty house and the memories, I found myself in my old room, going through my desk drawers one more time. In the back of one, way back there, I found something I’d missed – a magnifying glass with a loose handle. Curious, I pulled the handle off and saw a piece of a paper inside. Unrolling it, I instantly recognized the note and laughed out loud, returning that sound to a place once filled with it, replacing a sense of loss with a sense of perspective.
Regular readers of this column know we are advocates of a strong case for support or “case.” As a refresher – the case is the core document that communicates your organization’s vision, history, impact and what it will cost to bring the vision to life. It is an externally focused document that is rooted in your strategic plan and that communicates your fundraising priorities in a clear, concise and compelling way.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Discount-store operator Fred's Inc. said Thursday that revenue in stores open at least one year rose 1.1 percent in September, boosted by sales of pet products and household supplies.
Spun out of larger rallies in New York and elsewhere, protesters took to the streets in Memphis and Nashville to draw attention to economic inequality and concerns over Wall Street practices.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, a sign that the job market remains weak.
NEW YORK (AP) – September offered the latest sign that Americans will shop, but only when they think they're getting a deal.
NEW YORK (AP) – The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects winter holiday sales to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion this year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Customers of the now defunct Borders bookstores may want to take action if they don't want their personal information shared with Barnes & Noble.
WASHINGTON (AP) – For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday refused to allow bank holding company Washington Mutual Inc. to proceed with its reorganization efforts without first engaging in mediation with various creditor groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. must not surrender development of clean energy to China and other countries, despite the spectacular failure of a solar-panel manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy after taking a half-billion dollar government loan.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic-run Senate Banking Committee has approved President Barack Obama's choice to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but solid opposition by Republicans signals that the nomination will face problems in the full Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is urging European leaders to deal more forcefully with a debt crisis that could significantly damage the U.S. and global economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says that many of the activities by the U.S. financial sector that precipitated the financial crisis in 2008 were not necessarily illegal and thus not subject to prosecution. He said many financial schemes were likely immoral, inappropriate or reckless – and that dramatized the need for more regulation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will meet with top Senate Democrats at the White House Thursday afternoon to discuss his jobs bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell below 4 percent for the first time ever, to 3.94 percent.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Express Scripts Inc. cut its annual profit forecast Thursday, saying fewer people are seeing doctors and filling prescriptions while the economy remains stagnant. The pharmacy benefits manager also said its planned purchase of Medco Health Solutions Inc. and a contract dispute with Walgreen are increasing its costs.
GENEVA (AP) – A U.S. State Department official says Twitter and Facebook are having a big impact on how Washington interacts with the world.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint says it will sell not just Apple's new iPhone 4S, but also the older iPhone 4. It plans to keep unlimited data plans for both models.