VOL. 125 | NO. 221 | Friday, November 12, 2010
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin will get all 50 of his new police officers courtesy of federal stimulus funding still in the pipeline.
Restaurants gear up for Downtown Dining Week
The week before Thanksgiving is a pretty quiet week in the restaurant business. People are gearing up for the holidays. They’re preparing for company or for travel – their minds aren’t on going out to eat.
The Joseph-Beth Group, the parent company of Davis-Kidd Booksellers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
A vintage apartment complex in Midtown is under new ownership.
Attorneys for the Tennessee attorney general, the Tennessee secretary of state and the Shelby County Election Commission have followed through on their earlier pledge to seek dismissal of the federal lawsuit challenging the way votes were counted in the Nov. 2 consolidation referendum.
Tom Leatherwood’s official job title is Shelby County’s register of deeds.
With a collective 126 years of working legal knowledge among them, three of the top lawyers in the city are pleased to be sharing their experiences with students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
Sometime before the end of the year, the Memphis Cook Convention Center board and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau hope to come to terms on a contract for the CVB to run the convention center.
As a well-traveled Memphian, Virginia Murphy believes her hometown has a story to tell.
Bradley Wilford knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the real estate industry, although he saw himself as more of a general contractor.
Clarence Saunders was all that and a bag of groceries.
Editor’s Note: Part One of a Two-Part Series
NASHVILLE — A funeral service for state Rep. Ulysses Jones Jr. will be held Monday in Memphis.
FedEx expects to move nearly 16 million packages on its busiest day this year, Dec. 13. The prediction is FedEx's highest ever for a single day and 11 percent higher than last year.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has advised nuclear regulators that the utility wants to potentially begin using new and smaller nuclear reactors by 2020.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. has broken ground on a $120 cooking appliance plant and distribution center in Cleveland, a project expected to create 130 new jobs in the East Tennessee community.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Cadence Financial Corp., parent of Cadence Bank, has reported a net loss of $7.5 million, or 63 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.
NEW YORK (AP) – Rates on fixed mortgages dropped to their lowest levels in decades this week after the Federal Reserve unveiled a massive bond-buying program to help spur economic growth.
NEW YORK (AP) – Home prices edged up in just half of U.S. cities in the third quarter as the weak economy dulled buyer interest.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items – with no minimum purchase requirement.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) – Retailer Kmart is letting customers who buy items online pick up their purchases on the same day at more than 600 locations.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it is recommending that shareholders do not endorse an unsolicited offer from TRC Capital Corp. to buy up to 3 million shares of the drug store chain at $33 apiece.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. said Thursday it has lined up $1.5 billion in new credit and refinanced $650 million in debt under its credit agreement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Voters who demanded Washington rein in the nation's spiraling debt are getting a message from President Barack Obama and leaders of his deficit commission: It'll hurt.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says reducing the nation's deficit will require politicians to make tough decisions and tell the truth to the American people.