VOL. 130 | NO. 34 | Thursday, February 19, 2015
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its new $198 million Kay Research and Care Center Thursday, a facility the hospital says will usher in a new era of research, education, collaboration, care and treatment for the hospital.
Memphis area struggles with winter weather for third day
The Memphis area remained in winter’s tight grip Wednesday with schools closed for a third straight day as the region struggled to return to business as usual.
First reviews from Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Feb. 17, to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan to restructure the city’s debt payments were harsh and skeptical.
Coca-Cola appears poised to grow its Memphis presence.
The Memphis Bioworks-led entrepreneurship initiative EPIcenter has tapped a nationally recognized entrepreneurship and business development leader to serve as its first president.
Memphis-based e-book publishing startup Screwpulp is, like the book lovers it serves, turning a page.
Best Buy customers over the holiday season had the opportunity at the cash registers to add $1 or $5 to their totals, with that extra amount going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wednesday morning, Best Buy presented St. Jude with a check for $9.7 million.
The idea that a declining shopping mall can be redeveloped and reinvigorated as a “town center” with local government offices as a catalyst for private developers appears to be on its way to a meeting with reality.
Ray's Take: If you’re in the “accumulation years” – meaning before retirement – you may find yourself in a tough situation.
“We use the term ‘people of color’ in America,” said David Oyelowo, a British actor who plays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.” “Is that immensely different to what he said? I don’t think so.”
Each year, Memphis invariably gets hit with a few inclement weather situations, from a snowfall that shuts down the roadways to tornado watches to power outages.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An advisory opinion by the Tennessee attorney general's office says it's not clear that abortion restrictions struck down by the state Supreme Court 14 years ago would be upheld today, despite a change to the state constitution.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Doctors from across Tennessee will visit the state Capitol on March 3.
WASHINGTON (AP) – In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money – and drive the economy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The nation's top labor official is bringing a clear message to dockworkers and their employers amid a contract dispute that has crippled international trade through West Coast seaports: Reach a deal – and fast.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows – and how best to convey their intentions to investors.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal statistics released Wednesday.