VOL. 129 | NO. 217 | Thursday, November 6, 2014
Bass Pro Shops executives say their store and other attractions at The Pyramid will open May 1 and the 100-room hotel they are developing in The Pyramid will begin taking reservations later this month.
FedEx Tech Manager brings services to consumers
As FedEx evolved, it developed its own technologies for moving packages around the globe, such as handheld devices that scan packages. When those devices experienced problems, FedEx technicians repaired them.
Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle ruled Thursday, Nov. 6, that the current Shelby County Commission has no permanent rules of order and so he has nothing to rule on in the pending lawsuit pitting seven of the 13 commissioners against chairman Justin Ford.
The administration of Mayor A C Wharton Jr. calls it SMART – Save Money And Reduce Trash. It’s a rebranding of the slow move to a pay-as-you-throw concept for city garbage and trash pickup.
The Sears Crosstown redevelopment project could get an infusion of funds for energy conservation efforts.
Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.
William J. Logue, the chief executive and president of FedEx Freight, will retire at the end of the year due to health concerns, the company announced Wednesday, Nov. 5.
When in doubt, disinfect the gloves yet again.
Memphis might not qualify as a cyclocross racing hotbed. That description better fits Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Boston.
The Batch subscription service that sends a surprise collection of local goods each month to subscribers’ doorsteps expanded to Memphis at the beginning of this year after launching first in Nashville.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has appointed the director of the Memphis Fire Department to be the new Shelby County Fire Department chief.
Ray's take: I occasionally am asked to teach a short financial literacy course in the Shelby County Schools system. I am amazed how many 11th and 12th graders already have credit cards. When I ask if they pay off their cards each month, they usually respond, “Oh yes, I pay the minimum balance every month!”
“Unfortunately, the quip in this puzzle didn’t tickle [the editor] quite enough to say yes. Partially, this may have been because he didn’t think that building a puzzle around ‘trigger warning’ was something solvers would love.” Thus read a note from the crossword puzzle guru’s intern a few months ago.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say a tactical footwear manufacturer locating in Hamblen County is expected to create close to 200 jobs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's first four years in office included a struggle to exert authority over fellow Republicans in the Legislature on issues ranging from Common Core education standards to Medicaid expansion.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, a private survey said, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services firms expanded more slowly in October, but the pace of growth was still healthy. Hiring also rose to the fastest pace in more than nine years.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The quest for an Ebola treatment is picking up speed. Federal officials have unveiled a plan to test multiple drugs at once, in an umbrella study with a single comparison group to give fast answers on what works.