VOL. 130 | NO. 242 | Monday, December 14, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland made another significant staff announcement to start the week.
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Memphis Mayor elect Jim Strickland still has some appointments to make, but he is methodically filling key positions in his administration ahead of taking office Jan. 1.
Maria Stevenson has been passionate about clinical laboratory science for much of her life, and now she’s preparing to bring a franchise location of full-service national laboratory company ARCpoint Labs to Memphis next month.
The Memphis independent book publishers who sued the trust of the late author J.D. Salinger last March over three Salinger short stories published in 2014 have dismissed the federal lawsuit.
Four Memphis schools will be added to the state-run Achievement School District in the 2016-2017 academic year. All four will be paired with charter operators.
A local developer has plans to transform a city block in Downtown Memphis’ South End into an “entertainment destination” modeled after a popular New Orleans establishment.
This was all supposed to be settled legally in 2014. But the stickiest legal dispute of many involving the Beale Street entertainment district may be coming back to life.
In their last game of the regular season, the Kansas State Wildcats were sitting on five wins and down 10 points at halftime. They rallied to defeat West Virginia 24-23.
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Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland rounded out his team of top advisers and division directors with six appointees who will report directly to him – a structural change to how previous mayoral administrations have worked.
A local developer has plans to transform a city block in Downtown Memphis’ south end into an “entertainment destination” modeled after a popular New Orleans establishment.
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland is taking an outgoing city council member and the council’s longtime administrator with him when he becomes mayor next month.
He didn’t win re-election, but A C Wharton says he did change the city’s politics in his six years as mayor.
After announcing earlier this year that it would retire the annual Sunset Symphony, Memphis in May International Festival has revealed a new event to its monthlong lineup.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Polyurethane foam maker Foamcraft says it's expanding in Tupelo, investing $1.34 million and adding 40 jobs.
Pep Boys has agreed to be acquired by Bridgestone for $863 million in cash after the tires and auto service company sweetened its offer following a bid from Carl Icahn's investment firm.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.
DALLAS (AP) — Gasoline is close to breaking below a key psychological barrier as drivers enjoy some of the cheapest pump prices since the recession.