VOL. 132 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Overton Park Conservancy is turning over $250,000 to pay half of the cost for design and engineering work on the Memphis Zoo's reconfigured and expanded parking lot.
Signature HealthCARE at Saint Francis is laying off 215 workers and working with families of the 95 patients at the facility, 6007 Park Ave., to find them another nursing home.
Former Tennessee Economic and Community Development commissioner Randy Boyd brought his newly launched campaign for governor to Memphis Wednesday, March 15, with a pledge to continue the economic development policies of Gov. Bill Haslam – policies, particularly in workforce training, that Boyd played a key role in shaping.
Memphis-based Verso Paper reported a 15 percent drop in net sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.
GTx Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss of $6.9 million, or 44 cents per share, more than twice the loss of $3.2 million from the same period in 2015.
Here comes the Governor’s race with Randy Boyd doing the honors here in Memphis Wednesday at the top of the second day of his fly-around. Boyd’s opening sounds very much like he is running as the heir apparent to Gov. Bill Haslam – although there are no heirs in politics, at least not without an election. He talked a lot about hitting workforce development and job goals of the Haslam administration if he is elected Governor in 2018.
In 1995 when Nancy McGee became executive director of what is now known as the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, it was just a small grant-writing center. It grew into a holistic nonprofit support organization that offers management services to more than 200 members.
Two of the developers of Loflin Yard are planning to restore another vacant lot in the South Main Arts District into an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant using repurposed metal grain silos.
Change continues to be the operative word at Memphis-based retailer Fred’s Inc., which has made some key additions to its board in recent days as the company continues pursuing a major turnaround that includes completing its acquisition of 865 Rite Aid stores.
NASHVILLE – Two Memphis lawmakers are pushing legislation designed to clear apartment complexes of trespassers, in some cases to ensure that emergency personnel avoid intimidation and threats when they answer calls dealing with shootings.
NASHVILLE – A group of Shelby County teachers and parents disappointed that voucher legislation was put off until next week turned their ire Tuesday, March 14, on Rep. John DeBerry, and he responded in kind.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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A Dallas, Texas-based real estate investment trust has purchased a large parcel of land where a Home Depot is located in Hickory Hill for $15.7 million.
“The Last Supper” is billed as one of Leonardo da Vinci’s great masterpieces, and it’s housed in Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Often dull, but never boring. They might even make you break out into song.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he approves of changes to his transportation funding proposal made in the state Senate earlier this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Are mortgage rates headed up? How about car loans? Credit cards?
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth.
DETROIT (AP) – President Donald Trump plans to re-examine federal fuel economy requirements for new cars and trucks.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, even as the Republican-led Congress debates its repeal.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) – Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.