VOL. 129 | NO. 54 | Wednesday, March 19, 2014
DALLAS (AP) – FedEx Corp. says its latest quarterly profit rose 5 percent from a year ago despite storms that raised the company's costs, but the results were below analysts' expectations.
Community leaders and fast-food workers gathered at the McDonald’s restaurant at 2073 Union Ave. on Tuesday to protest what they are calling wage theft at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Last week, McDonald’s workers in California, Michigan and New York filed suits against the chain, claiming the company engages in illegal practices to avoid paying them what they’re owed. The violations outlined in the suits aren’t specific to McDonald’s, but lawyers said they targeted the company because it’s an industry leader. McDonald’s said it’s investigating the allegations.
Shelby County Commissioners take their first look Wednesday, March 19, at possible changes to county government’s ethics code.
The Shelby County Schools board votes next week on a $52.6 million capital funding ask of the Shelby County Commission designed to get in under the wire before all school funding from the county has to be divided based on average daily attendance including that of the six suburban school districts.
A classic soul song from the late 1970s has been tweaked as part of a City of Memphis campaign designed to encourage people to enroll in the new federal health insurance marketplace.
EmergeMemphis, the organization formed in 2001 that serves as an incubator for high-growth companies, is preparing to roll out a new logo and a new brand image as it lays out its plan for the next few years.
David Rudd began with the obvious this week, as the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis began individual sessions with faculty, students and staff at the city’s largest institution of higher education.
State Rep. and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.
Second in a two-part series. Measurement is the Holy Grail of marketing. A savvy marketer would naturally prefer to invest his dollar in a strategy with a measurable return on investment versus one without.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's governor is asking a federal judge to put her ruling requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples on hold while a higher court weighs in on the case.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam reiterated Tuesday that Common Core education standards are crucial to continuing to improve education in Tennessee and he hopes to dismiss misconceptions about them.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers are considering an outright repeal of a 2013 law that for the first time established a legal definition of Tennessee whisky.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has rejected Senate changes to a bill to require the governor to seek legislative approval for any prospective deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that makes changes to the process for selecting books for state schools has been approved by the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions.