VOL. 131 | NO. 29 | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton will be in Memphis Thursday, Feb. 11, to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Women in the business world touch all of Memphis’ key sectors, but even in leadership roles they still run up against doubt and discrediting from their peers.
As a child Memphis filmmaker Rachel M. Taylor imagined that she’d grow up and direct a Star Wars-caliber movie. She didn’t realize back then that her ambition would carry her into an industry where the DNA still skews predominantly pale and male.
Tennesseans can begin casting their ballots in the presidential primaries on Wednesday, Feb. 10, the day after the votes were counted in New Hampshire on the political road to the summer conventions.
When school systems across the state began logging onto the state of Tennessee’s site for the first wave of TNReady math and language arts achievement tests Monday, Feb. 8, the network that connected all of those local servers was “saturated” doing other things, according to state education officials.
Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire with a Republican scramble for second the only matter to be decided in the nation’s first Presidential primaries. That as the road to Tennessee begins to see some traffic in the distance.
Hattiloo Theatre is expanding with a $750,000 addition 18 months after the black repertory theater company opened in Overton Square.
Shelby County Commission chairman Terry Roland will not be running in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District in August.
We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible.
Mike Norvell’s first season as University of Memphis head football coach will begin with a Sept. 3 game vs. Southeast Missouri State at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, feature three TV games on the ESPN family of networks, and an Oct. 1 trip to Oxford to play Ole Miss.
Ronald Murphy has joined Paragon Bank as vice president, aircraft lending. Murphy – who worked at Paragon from 2005 to 2008 as senior vice president, aircraft lending – will originate and service aircraft loans for the bank by developing relationships with dealers, brokers and end users of business aircraft.
I must confess: Valentine’s Day is very possibly my favorite holiday. Despite being overly commercialized, it’s what you make it, and that’s what I like. There are few expectations from family and friends. You can choose to ignore it, go all out, or find a comfortable space in between. And the best part is it’s about love and gratitude.
You likely haven’t gotten to where you are today with a “head in the sand” approach to managing your business. When it comes to crisis communications, busy executives sometimes neglect to plan against all that could go wrong.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The former president of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to defraud customers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.
Monsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Appliance-maker Electrolux is backtracking from plans announced two years ago to expand its North American headquarters in Charlotte and add more than 800 jobs.
For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday.
As images go, it doesn’t get much worse than seeing center Marc Gasol being helped off the court, forward Jeff Green inadvertently tapping in a shot for the other team at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, and former Grizzly Ed Davis doing the kind of work that inspired praise from Portland coach Terry Stotts.