VOL. 124 | NO. 244 | Monday, December 14, 2009
In a sign of the rattled state of commercial property owners amid the lingering downturn, the owners of most of Shelby County’s major shopping malls are contesting their 2009 property appraisals.
It stands to reason that whenever home sales have a good month, the mortgage industry will also. Not surprisingly, the latest loan data held up their end of the bargain and for the first time all year outpaced the same month of 2008.
For the seventh year in a row, the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis has received the InterContinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award for meeting “the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of customer satisfaction and operations.”
Karen Shea broke through the glass ceiling in 1976 to become an institutional bond broker.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Ten years ago, Jim Ewing and Jim Bruce wrote a piece for Site Selection, a trade magazine for people in the business of consulting on the best locations to build industrial plants. It was called “The Approaching Industrial Land Shortfall.”
When cities and states compete for economic plums, the advantages seem to be weighted heavily in favor of businesses looking to build new plants.
For the past five years, the Haywood County megasite has been the daily job of Franklin Smith.
he Nutcracker” fans are in luck as three Mid-South arts groups stage traditional, contemporary and comic variations on the theme this month. The variations of the ballet will be staged at The Orpheum Theatre, Germantown Performing Arts Centre and Germantown Community Theatre, respectively.
How Special Are Specials? The waiter stands at your table, passes out the menus and then intones: "For tonight's special, chef has created an entrée of pan-seared line-caught ahi tuna encrusted with caramelized macadamia nuts and topped with crispy organic dragonfly wings, accompanied by a roasted leek and kiwi beurre blanc and limoncello foam."
Though the weather outside is chilly, there’s still room for white wine in your repertoire of drinks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sixteen counties in Tennessee are now eligible for federal farm assistance due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and October.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their weapons onto sports fields and playgrounds and, at least briefly, into bars.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is forming a new education partnership with a Columbus, Ohio-based global research and development group.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Democrats no longer have a candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd District congressional seat with the exit of Brent Benedict of Chattanooga.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses unexpectedly increased their inventories nationwide in October, halting a slide of 13 consecutive declines. The small gain, along with a fifth straight increase in sales, raised hopes that businesses will begin restocking their depleted shelves, helping support the economic recovery.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce has sided with Memphis-based FedEx Corp. following a debate with rival package delivery company UPS Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Signs of a strengthening global recovery emerged Friday, with consumers boosting retail sales, companies restoring stockpiles and Chinese exports mounting a comeback.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department has received $936.1 million in the sale of warrants it had received from JPMorgan Chase & Co. as part of the support it provided the bank during last year's financial crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Falchuk will never forget the phone call. She was in Boston, it was raining and the news was bad. Hadassah, the century-old Jewish charity she had been elected to lead a year earlier, had just lost a big chunk of its endowment in a Ponzi scheme – maybe as much as $90 million (euro61 million).
WASHINGTON (AP) - A year after Wall Street failures plunged the nation into recession, the House on Friday passed the most ambitious restructuring of financial regulation since the New Deal.