VOL. 130 | NO. 45 | Friday, March 6, 2015
Tennessee’s unemployment rate inched in the wrong direction in January while remaining above the national average.
‘Flu Hunter’ Dr. Robert Webster reflects on his work at St. Jude
A Smithsonian Magazine article once referred to him as “The Flu Hunter,” which is as good a description as any to get a sense of the kind of work Dr. Robert Webster has spent more than four decades pursuing at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The owners of Southbrook Mall got $1.5 million in improvements from City Hall this week. But it wasn’t the $1.5 million the owners of the Whitehaven mall wanted in 2012, when the city contemplated giving them that sum to fix the roof and make repairs to the mall’s heating and air conditioning system.
Memphis-based Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC is reporting leasing activity at its retail, office and industrial properties.
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.
Josie Mae Mathes had her first birthday recently, but because she suffers from childhood epilepsy and infantile spasms, she’s so medicated she can barely move.
Sometimes a single word says a lot. For this University of Memphis basketball season, that word might be “despite.”
Coming off a 10-win season, an American Athletic Conference title and a victory in the Miami Beach Bowl, the University of Memphis football team got back to work at spring practice this week. Coach Justin Fuente was rewarded with a long-term contract extension and Paxton Lynch returns at quarterback.
What, you expected this Grizzlies season to be all wine and roses? Or in the Memphis vernacular, all microbrew and barbecue?
MEMPHIS RITUAL. The Memphis of Memphis is best shared around tables, best accompanied by good food, and best expressed in good stories.
I’m not going to lie; recently, I’ve been on the receiving end of dishonesty in a business setting. The person could have easily told the truth or apologized, and it would have been no big deal. But, they didn’t. In order to save face, they stepped right up and said something that was clearly and definitely not the truth.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition is advancing in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even after the most vigorous three-month hiring spree in 17 years, U.S. employers are showing few signs of letting up.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate.