VOL. 129 | NO. 197 | Thursday, October 9, 2014
The University of Memphis is among a dozen universities in the nation sharing in $32 million in federal funding for research into how to analyze and use complex biomedical data, U.S. health officials announced Thursday, Oct. 9.
FedEx TechConnect lab tests packages
FedEx founder, chairman and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith penned a memo in 1987 outlining his desire for the Memphis-based shipping giant to develop ways to assist customers in shipping their packages, including making sure packages arrived undamaged.
Memphis-based Paragon Bank is expanding beyond the city, thanks to its launch of a new division focused on small-business lending.
A week ago, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. eliminated 112 jobs in a cost-saving move. Now, top-tier executives are incurring wage freezes and pay cuts of 20 percent or more.
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for CTI Professional Flight Training’s Millington satellite location to offer a structured Part 141 flight training syllabus to its students.
It was a phrase guaranteed to put more diss in the dysfunction between the Memphis City Council and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
Memphis City Council members repealed new seismic provisions for homes in the city-county Unified Development Code Tuesday, Oct. 7, about a year after approving them.
The idea isn’t new or original. It’s just successful and worth repeating. In 1989, the Church Health Center started a Christmas card program as a fundraiser. Now, the annual CHC Christmas card effort raises about $250,000 annually.
More than 500 Memphis business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in late August, but they weren’t there for the latest show from Broadway.
Regarding the recent Faulkner column, Tracy writes that she got “a solid feel for the place and the time of year. Thank you for not honoring your subject by writing paragraph-long sentences with intricate layers of subordination.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Transportation Security Administration officials say 19 firearms have been found this year at security checkpoints at Memphis International Airport, one more than during all of last year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.
NEW YORK (AP) – The E.W. Scripps Co., the media company that is spinning off its newspaper business, said Wednesday that it bought weather app maker WeatherSphere. The companies did not give financial details of the deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right.