VOL. 125 | NO. 236 | Monday, December 6, 2010
FedEx Corp.’s busiest day in company history is coming up next week, a milestone driven largely by e-commerce.
UTHSC kicks off centennial celebration
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis is kicking off its 100th anniversary celebration with the publication of a commemorative hardcover book.
Vetoes by a Memphis mayor are rare. They are even rarer by a Shelby County mayor because of the strength of the Shelby County Commission in the county charter.
Economists with FTN Financial tipped their hat to the well-known Chinese proverb “May you live in interesting times” in opening the team’s newly published 2011 economic forecast.
Bill Oates was getting back to work after Thanksgiving when his business phone started ringing off the hook, but not with happy customers.
Two years after Otis Jackson upset incumbent Republican General Sessions Court Clerk Chris Turner, Jackson is the focus of a criminal investigation that could end his brief time in elected office.
While Memphis-area home sales took yet another hit in October, falling 29 percent from the same month a year ago, the average sales price indicates the market is starting to recover.
“Juicy” Jim Matson, proprietor of two Highland Street eateries, learned everything he knows about the pizza business from his mentor, “Greasy” Tony Giorgianni.
Management philosophies are debated and written about, but I can tell you which one works best in small business: treating everyone differently.
Last week, we took a look at how you can weave giving back into your business by outsourcing certain projects to nonprofits. This week, let us explore how you can use recycling in both your business and personal life to support charitable organizations.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Something had to change.
In this week’s cover story, David Jordan of Agape Child and Family Services refers to the “Big C Word.”
School children in Memphis will have a little more music in their holidays this year thanks to a unique collaboration between the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of at-risk children.
Robert Green, spectral thin, stirs a pot of bacon-lettuce-and-tomato soup on a portable propane burner. It’s equipment far different from what he has used in restaurant kitchens throughout a long career as chef in Hawaii, Louisiana and California.
So, it’s December, and I don’t know about you, but my thoughts turn to bubbles, that is, the bubbles in sparkling wine. It’s a festive time, starting with my birthday and going on through the Yuletide season that includes Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Twelfth Night. That being the case, beginning with today’s recommendation, I’ll be focusing for the rest of the month on reasonably priced examples of sparkling wine from various countries and vineyard areas.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee transportation officials have more money and additional equipment to deal with winter weather this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories fell in October by the largest amount in five months, reflecting a big drop in demand for aircraft.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The service sector expanded for the 11th straight month in November and at the fastest pace in six months.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Warehouse club operator Sam's Club has launched a new service that offers delivery, installation, assembly or set-up of a number of items such as mattresses, televisions, computers, barbeque grills and more.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, said Friday sales at stores open at least a year climbed 3.2 percent in November, more than Wall Street analysts expected.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With unemployment rising, incoming House Speaker John Boehner vowed Friday that Republicans will show the way toward extending tax cuts in 2011 if the outgoing Democrats fail to do it sooner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says a weak November jobs report is "disappointing" and a sign that the economic recovery is fragile.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A key Senate Democrat is trying to get two programs aimed at boosting solar, wind and other renewable energy extended through the end of next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a message TV viewers may not want to mute: The days of getting blasted out of the easy chair by blaring TV commercials may soon be over.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's budget deficit commission failed to garner enough support Friday to spur quick congressional action, but it's austere spending blueprint will live on because a majority on the panel embraced it.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the work of his budget commission underscores the need to make 'difficult choices' to curb the nation's debt.