VOL. 125 | NO. 243 | Wednesday, December 15, 2010
With a mock kitchen as a backdrop, Tenn. Gov. Phil Bredesen and state economic development commissioner Matt Kisber made the formal announcement that Electrolux, a Swedish manufacturer of appliances, will build a $190 million manufacturing plant in Memphis.
Investor buys Memphis Motorsports Park for $1.9M
After being vacant for more than a year, Memphis Motorsports Park sold at a live auction Tuesday morning for slightly less than $1.9 million.
Legendary Gear LLC is planning to open a retail store at 645 Marshall Ave. in the Downtown neighborhood known as The Edge.
The compromise to the standoff between Shelby County’s two public school systems is a state legislative study committee that could be introduced on the first day of the legislative session next month in Nashville.
Six months ago, Chopper 5 pilot Kirk Sunley left his job flying for Memphis news station WMC-TV.
The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board on Wednesday will consider a three-year, $2.4 million tax break for Memphis window covering manufacturer Dalphis Holdings LLC.
Rollin Kocsis has been promoted to curator of Gallery Fifty Six located at 2256 Central Ave.
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series.
To quote The Beatles, “I read the news today, oh boy…” The jobless rate is up to 9.8 percent. I hadn’t planned to write a column about the holiday season, but here it is.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A former state lawmaker who was a vocal critic of Tennessee's laws on appointing judges has been named an administrative law judge.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in November, suggesting a strong holiday shopping season and raising hopes that consumers will boost the economy in the coming months.
NEW YORK (AP) – More top corporate executives expect to hire workers and boost spending on their companies over the next six months.
HOUSTON (AP) – The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by environmental groups.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Best Buy Co.'s third-quarter net income fell more than expected as it lost sales of TVs and laptops to competitors. It also cut its full-year outlook Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – After launching a much-criticized $600 billion bond-buying program last month to bolster the economy, the Federal Reserve is now taking stock of how it's working.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's central foreclosure-prevention effort won't reach its original goals and the government should come up with clear, measurable objectives for the two-year-old program, according to a new report from a congressional watchdog.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The scorecard on the legal fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is two judges in favor and one against.