VOL. 126 | NO. 54 | Friday, March 18, 2011
The city of Memphis and Memphis City Council have now acted in court to join the legal battle over schools consolidation.
FedEx reports $9.6B quarterly revenue, forecasts more growth
FedEx Corp. announced Thursday revenue of $9.66 billion for the quarter that ended Feb. 28. The revenue is up from $8.7 billion the previous year.
Memphis-based Accredo Health Group, a provider of specialty pharmaceuticals, has been selected by pharmaceutical company Orphan Europe to serve as the sole U.S. provider of Carbaglu, the first FDA-approved product to treat hyperammonemia resulting from a rare inherited metabolic disorder.
A group of creditors thinks the parent company of Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Memphis chose the wrong path in bankruptcy court.
A San Jose, Calif.-based worldwide electronics distributor is entering the Memphis area with full force.
Shelby County builders filed 70 permits last month – a 16.7 percent increase from 60 permits in February 2010 – a sign that the market may be able to salvage a decent first quarter.
The Shelby County Election Commission certified election results this week.
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board has approved a contract with Faith Group LLC to develop an information technology master plan.
Jay Myers, the founder and CEO of video conferencing company Interactive Solutions Inc., once got a call out of the blue from a Memphis business legend.
Determining the true level of voter participation in Shelby County is like trying to come up with a single reason for low voter turnout: It’s complicated.
Craig Esrael has been the president and CEO of First South Financial Credit Union for 28 years.
A bright blue night. Just about any weekend anybody in the Gant button-down crowd could catch a concert at the Coliseum or Ellis Auditorium, crash a party at Clearpool, or hear a great band in a gym somewhere in Weejun town. This was Memphis in the early ‘60s. You could see Elvis at a stoplight, Jerry Lee in a restaurant, and listen to Wooly Bully on the radio waiting in line for auto inspection right in front of Sam the Sham’s club.
Part two of a two-part series
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee is becoming more diverse.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure that protects employers who allow guns to be carried in their workplace from frivolous complaints is headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Michael Bennet of Colorado plan to introduce a bill to establish a national task force to examine regulations and testing governing public schools.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association said Wednesday he's not completely satisfied with a proposal that would restrict the collective bargaining rights of Tennessee teachers, but is grateful they still have an opportunity to bargain.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a proposal that would give Tennessee cow owners immunity from lawsuits for so-called "bovine activities."
NEW YORK (AP) – Fixed mortgage rates tumbled this week and the 15-year loan dipped below 4 percent for the first time in three months. Rates followed the yield on U.S. Treasury bonds, which fell on worries that the crisis in Japan could slow economic growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Factories are producing more cars, computers and household appliances, and applications for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks are at the lowest point since summer 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans paid more for food and gas in February, driving up consumer prices at the fastest pace in nearly two years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, providing support for the view that there will be stronger job growth this year.
NEW YORK (AP) – A private research group's measure of future economic activity rose 0.8 percent in February, as the job market showed improvement and consumers were more optimistic.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories produced more cars, appliances, computers and furniture in February, lifting manufacturing output for the sixth straight month and helping the jobs market heal.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered."
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans ignored a White House veto threat and pushed a bill through the House on Wednesday halting a federal program that gives state and local governments money to buy and upgrade abandoned buildings.