VOL. 129 | NO. 29 | Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Shelby County’s mortgage market entered 2014 in less of a turbo-charged fashion than it did at the same point last year.
Trezevant Manor expansion adds options for residents
A few weeks ago, Jill Stepherson fell in a Walgreens parking lot. Given that she is 90 years old, one or more broken bones could have been an unfortunate, but hardly unusual, outcome.
Developers of the Highland Row mixed-use development by the University of Memphis are taking an amended plan for the project to the Land Use Control Board Thursday, Feb. 13.
Despite bitterly cold temperatures that plagued the Memphis area last month, homebuilders pulled slightly more housing permits in January when compared to the same month last year.
Shelby County Commissioners will serve out the remaining seven months of their current four-year term of office by staying upstairs at the county administration building in their committee room.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made it official Tuesday, Feb. 11, filing his qualifying petition with the Shelby County Election Commission to run for a second term of office.
Jonathan Bell has joined First State Bank as vice president/commercial loan officer. Bell, who has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry, will provide banking services for businesses in Collierville and the surrounding area.
Many of the top-performing CEOs in the world, as determined by Harvard Business Review, are names that aren’t exactly fodder for dinner conversation. They know how to create long-term value for their companies but many focus little on creating their own personal brands.
Last week’s December jobs number was billed as an economic tiebreaker after a string of mixed data. The release depicted a softening employment environment. The U.S. economy created 113,000 jobs in January against expectations of 185,000. Over the trailing three months, the economy has added an average of about 150,000 new jobs per month versus 200,000 per month reached last summer/fall. With the jobs market downshifting, can the Fed do more?
MEMPHIS (AP) – Relatives of three people buried at a Tennessee cemetery that is accused of mishandling bodies said Tuesday they don't know where their loved ones' remains are located because they were not allowed to see the caskets being lowered into the ground.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in December and hiring slowed, adding to evidence that the job market weakened that month.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought Tuesday to reassure investors that she will embrace the approach to interest-rate policy that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, pursued before he stepped down as chairman last month.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) – The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Allowing airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight is asking for trouble, lawmakers said Tuesday as a House panel approved a bill to ban such calls.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – A majority of federal health experts said Tuesday that new research is not strong enough to conclude that naproxen, the pain reliever in Aleve and many other medications, is safer on the heart than rival drugs used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and everyday aches and pains.