VOL. 129 | NO. 227 | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s hybrid pension proposal, the second of two parts of his overhaul of city employee benefits, was voted down Tuesday, Nov. 18, by the Memphis City Council in a bid by some on the council to end “uncertainty” among city employees.
United Housing places its 4,000th homebuyer
Jasmine Morris, a 27-year-old Memphis native, had been renting while trying to raise her daughter, but she always longed to follow her dream of owning a home.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate inched in the right direction in October but still remained above the national average.
Expedient Data Centers, a leading provider of cloud computing and other related services, has settled on Memphis as the site of its first data center in Tennessee.
The California nightclub developer taking on the old Club Crave on Beale Street and the Memphis businessman who was a driving force behind the new Hattiloo Theater location in Overton Square are the new owners of Beale Street’s longest-running showcase music venue, The New Daisy Theater.
As Cargill Inc. prepares to close down its Memphis corn mill by the end of the year, there are talks about moving another tenant into the facility. And about 50 of the 440 workers at the corn mill on Presidents Island will remain in Memphis at a smaller operation.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – A federal jury in San Diego has hit AutoZone with $185 million in punitive damages after finding that the company retaliated against a pregnant manager, eventually demoting and firing her.
He belongs. As much, or more, than any of them.
Ray’s take: A lesser-discussed aspect of estate planning is state inheritance taxes. Some states have tax separate and in addition to federal estate taxes. And to make it even more confusing, some states collect estate taxes and some states collect inheritance taxes, while two states collect both.
Ten years ago this month, as I was immersing myself into the nuances of cruciverbalism – the art of writing crosswords – these lines came to me:
As trading becomes more mechanized, investors must consider not only market fundamentals but also what‘s driving the algorithms. With the proliferation of ETFs, less analysis occurs at the security level, and more analysis occurs on the technical level.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Country duo Big & Rich will play the halftime show of the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29 after being honored with the bowl's Outstanding Achievement Award.
NEW YORK (AP) – Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has selected a Knoxville attorney to be his new general counsel.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests.
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) – Family Dollar is delaying a special meeting at which shareholders were to vote on its $8.5 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree as regulators determine how many stores might need to be divested for antitrust reasons.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting – from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness – but decided to move forward with plans to end their landmark bond buying program.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every student within a few years to help American children compete with counterparts in countries that already use technology to help them learn.