VOL. 126 | NO. 217 | Monday, November 7, 2011
Plans are under way for a private college’s third brick-and-mortar location in Memphis.
Kessler Stables offer guided trail rides to Shelby Farms visitors
When preparing to embark on a guided trail ride, staff members of The Kessler Stables at Shelby Farms line the horses up according to equine relationships; buddies Bullet and Blackjack dislike being separated, and Copper prefers to be near either his best friend, Prints, or girlfriend Rose.
Executive from Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd. were in Memphis Saturday, Nov. 5, to announce the agreement with Del-Nat Tire Corporation at the 486,000 square foot Del-Nat facility at 2365 Texas Drive.
Another large commercial real estate space is coming on the market in Cordova.
Memphis-based GTx Inc. reported Friday, Nov. 4, a $9.3 million loss for the third quarter as the company ramped up research and development on two drugs in clinical development programs.
The show must go on even if the stage isn’t big enough, but The Orpheum Theater hopes to change that very soon.
With a month to the Dec. 8 filing deadline for the March 6 presidential and Shelby County primary elections, the coming race for Shelby County district attorney general is beginning to show signs of life. That is as voters in one part of Memphis prepare to decide the last election of 2011 this week.
Real estate investment trust MAA’s third quarter was marked by positive operating results as pricing trends and revenue performance continued to improve, the Memphis-based company reported in its Friday, Nov. 4, conference call.
Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas openly shared the story of his battle with cancer Friday, Nov. 4, at the 10th annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
Rather than speculate, it’s imperative that residents of Memphis and Shelby County research for themselves the impact of the pending schools consolidation on their families.
Executives of Regions Financial Corp. have yet to tip their hand in public comments about the auction process that’s been open since the summer for Regions’ Memphis-based investment banking unit, Morgan Keegan & Co.
The president of the Chattanooga, Tenn., company building the West Tennessee Solar Project in Haywood County says Tennessee has a lot of so far unrealized potential for large utility scale solar arrays.
Victory Bicycle Studio recently opened the doors to its new store at 2549 Broad Ave., just more than a year after its original location caught fire.
Last week we spotlighted Memphis Teacher Residency, a nonprofit working to recruit, equip, and retain excellent teachers to work in Memphis’ urban areas where the need for strong educators is most critical. This week let us recognize the efforts of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and a group of community-minded individuals who came together through GiVE 365 and recently awarded grants totaling $49,278 to nine local nonprofits.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Indians find community, commercial success in Memphis
It’s impossible to deny Western society’s fascination with India.
As the diversity of our community becomes less of a discovery and more of a fact of life, the ongoing debate about whether America is a melting pot or a mosaic becomes more of an individual choice.
Call it “Million Dollar Beethoven” or “Whoop That Shostakovich.”
With its spiffy updated interior and aggressive social media presence, it’s pretty clear that bleu restaurant & lounge is aiming at being the hippest and hottest drinking and dining place Downtown. The reconfigured space in The Westin Memphis Beale Street hotel was first the Daily Grill, then Sole and now bleu, with a new concept and chef (Robert Nam Cirillo) and a dose of attitude: “Something Bold. Something Neu. Something Bleu.”
Here’s a great Italian red wine to start off November and a season whose growing chill dictates hearty flavors and long-braised dishes. This is the Allegrini Valpolicella 2009, a blend of 65 percent corvina grapes, 30 percent rondinella and five percent molinara, in other words, a classic Valpolicella from that area northwest of the charming city of Verona.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found real reasons for optimism – or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery.
NEW YORK (AP) – After an intense public backlash, Bank of America and other banks have backed off charging monthly debit card fees.
NEW YORK (AP) – It's moving day for bank customers.
DALLAS (AP) – The latest try by airlines to take advantage of full flights and boost their prices appears to be failing.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, but is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to continue operations.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House GOP leaders say the latest unemployment numbers show it's time for the Democratic-led Senate to begin approving jobs-related bills that the Republican-run House has passed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare says seniors with high prescription costs have saved more than $1 billion thanks to the new health care law.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Humana Chief Executive Officer Mike McCallister announced that he plans to retire within 18 months and the company has tapped Bruce D. Broussard as president of the Louisville-based firm.
DALLAS (AP) – Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Friday it will sell $750 million in senior secured notes and use the proceeds to pay off some older debt.
NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. Cellular Corp., the country's sixth-largest cellphone company, on Friday said it had the opportunity to carry the iPhone but turned it down because the phone is too expensive.
NEW YORK (AP) – Groupon, the company that pioneered online group discounts, saw its stock climb by nearly a third in its public debut Friday, showing strong demand for an Internet company whose business model is considered unsustainable by some analysts.