VOL. 126 | NO. 49 | Friday, March 11, 2011
Memphis Defense Depot – the 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport – is back on the market.
In February 2010, Taylor Berger’s wife introduced him to the concept of self-serve frozen yogurt.
Library’s Memphis Room grows with Decosta-Willis donation
As Miriam DeCosta-Willis spoke in the Memphis Room of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a set of 19 gray file boxes was neatly lined up near the podium.
One of Memphis’ most celebrated fried chicken eateries is in the pipeline for a long-time vacant East Memphis parcel.
After years of Five Guys Burgers and Fries having a presence in the Nashville and Knoxville areas, the chain is setting up shop in one of Memphis’ most densely populated areas.
Memphis-based FedEx has suspended package pickup and deliveries in East Japan in the wake of Friday’s earthquakes and tsunami.
In efforts to deploy capital and better its operating platform, real estate investment trust Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. has announced it will be conducting business as MAA.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that the state should consider taking over failing schools in Memphis and possibly in Nashville.
Dunavant Enterprises CEO and president William Dunavant III asked how many in the luncheon group of 50 at the Traffic Club of Memphis thought gas would go back to $2 a gallon. No hands went up.
American Esoteric Laboratories, a regional provider of esoteric and clinical laboratory services, unveiled its new, high-tech core facility to the Memphis medical community this week during its official grand opening.
Anyone familiar with the work of Kerry Crawford, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau social media specialist who created ilovememphisblog.com, no doubt knows how she feels about her hometown.
Memphis voters made the call this week on a roiling political controversy whose ground rules changed during the early voting period.
Unemployment in January for Shelby County jumped a percentage point to 10.4 percent compared to December’s 9.4 percent unemployment rate for the county.
Lee Burns has always been passionate about education.
Time for a renaissance. One of my favorite movies is the 1949 classic “The Third Man,” written by the incomparable Graham Greene and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Trevor Howard. Is it my imagination, or was Trevor Howard in every movie made for 20 years that needed a hardnosed Brit? Anyway, the movie is about a divided melting pot of a city and those who would keep it that way in order to hold power. It’s about a broken, manipulated system that allows relatively few to profit from the divisions while the hopeful, naïve dreamers seek something better.
Part one of a two-part series - “Friends give to friends” and “money makes the world go ’round.” These two truisms come together in fundraising and are known as “friendraisers.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam that would require a teacher to be on the job five years instead of three to get tenure has passed the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republicans in the Tennessee Senate wants to drop "labor" from the name of the committee that handles commerce and employment issues.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The number of U.S. homes receiving a foreclosure-related notice fell to a 36-month low last month, as lenders delayed taking action against homeowners amid heightened scrutiny over banks' handling of home repossessions.
NEW YORK (AP) – As competition grows from Amazon.com, Wal-Mart is battling back by expanding a program offering the convenience of shopping online along with same-day gratification.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government's budget deficit grew by $222.5 billion in February, the largest one-month increase in history. Economists are forecasting the deficit for the year will be the biggest imbalance on record.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves.