VOL. 125 | NO. 227 | Monday, November 22, 2010
Most Memphis-based banks are back in the black and are meeting at least the minimum standard to be considered adequately capitalized, according to preliminary third quarter data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
History returns to Old Daisy stage
The head of the Beale Street Development Corp. (BSDC) plans to open the Old Daisy Theater on Beale Street in February as an interpretive center on the history of the entertainment district.
NEW YORK (AP) – Thomas & Betts Corp. said Monday it sold its communications products business to Belden Inc. for $78 million in cash.
A burned investor in Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s former family of soured bond funds has along with his wife won a seven-figure arbitration award against the Memphis investment banking firm.
The MED Foundation received phone calls and e-mails from Elvis fans around the world in 2005 when it began offering the first authentic license plate bearing the image of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Cadence Financial Corp., which has endured several rough quarters and recently announced a merger with a private equity company, has entered into a written agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Shelby County commissioners take up the issue of consolidation once again at Monday’s meeting of the body.
County government’s IT discussion isn’t the only evidence of an afterlife for other forms of consolidation in the wake of the Nov. 2 consolidation referendum.
The new chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber told those at the annual Mid-South Minority Business Council awards luncheon that minority business is about more than “the spend.”
With most college athletic departments, including the University of Memphis, operating at substantial deficits, the college financial system must be reformed.
Scott Brown, head of technology for Microplace.com, eBay’s microfinance initiative, left Silicon Valley in July 2008 and returned to his native Memphis to launch a technology start-up.
I recently received a phone call and e-mail from CBS News “60 Minutes” producer Julie Holstein. She had seen some stuff I wrote, liked it and wanted to talk to me for background on the effect of Bush tax cuts expiring in December, particularly on small-business owners.
Last week we examined how you can create an exclusive marketing promotion that creates a win-win for your company and supported nonprofit. This week, based on input from Trevor Beahm with masterIT, let us look at how giving back can actually help save lives and fight crime.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Throughout a prolonged recession and anemic recovery, hospitals and health care companies have given Memphis a powerful antidote to an ailing economy.
George Hernandez’s career in health care administration has taken him across the country and back.
The West Clinic will be doing more early-stage clinical trials so its doctors can prescribe and test cancer drugs straight from the discovery lab.
When Rick Donlon and three other newly minted doctors came to Memphis in the mid-1990s, they were attracted by circumstances most might not find so attractive: the largest concentration of medically-underserved communities in the state.
The health care industry is a city within our city – a “medtropolis” as political and business leaders sometimes call it.
Davis-Kidd Booksellers has something in common with the classics found on its shelves.
Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse are adding the Memphis premiere of a classic about Christmas gone hilariously wrong to their trio of holiday performances. Circuit Playhouse presents “A Christmas Story,” opening Nov. 26. The 1983 film version of the play, starring Peter Billingsley as 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, single-handedly made the phrase “you’ll shoot your eye out” a household joke and started a national craze for leg-shaped bordello lamps.
Italian is coming to the intersection of Cooper and Young.
Economy, shmonomy, don’t pretend that the burning question isn’t what wines Yours Truly will be serving with the Thanksgiving feast. So here they are, the same wines that I have offered annually each year of the past five, when we moved to new digs, but the vintages (and the prices) advance. I bought these products at Wine Market; I had gone in to look at the new store (4734 Spottswood) and realized that it would be a good chance to corral the festive vino. I’ll include other stores where these wines are available: remember that prices can vary among stores.
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.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted Thursday to recommend a tuition increase of at least 7 percent at state universities and a minimum of 5 percent at community colleges and technology centers.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The date for Gov.-elect Bill Haslam to be sworn into office is set for Jan. 15.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than half of the 1.4 million homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration's flagship foreclosure-prevention program have fallen out.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Harrah's Entertainment Inc. canceled its initial public offering Friday, folding its hand for now on a risky bet on returning to the stock market just three years after it went private.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Renovation work on the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the original Walton's Five & Dime and an adjacent building in downtown Bentonville, is providing a look at the origins of both the giant retailer and the city.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Deficit reduction commission co-chairman Erskine Bowles says he won't "do a whitewash" on the call for austerity measures merely to get a bipartisan consensus among panelists.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hit back at critics, both at home and abroad, who have challenged the central bank's $600 billion bond-purchase program.
ATLANTA (AP) – In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.