VOL. 126 | NO. 75 | Monday, April 18, 2011
Just in time for the new budget season, the Shelby County Commission Monday considers the appointment of Mike Swift as the new county finance director.
Running tech company from home brings numerous rewards, challenges
After tucking her two young children in for the night, Rinu Agarwal, founder and principal of technology group e2global, works from the comfort of her Germantown home, remotely managing a team of employees in her native India, where the sun has risen and the workday has begun.
The court-appointed receiver for disgraced financier R. Allen Stanford’s empire, along with an official group of Stanford investors, has added another Memphis name to the group of entities they’re suing.
NEW YORK (AP) – Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. on Monday revised its $3 billion offer for rival Tenet Healthcare Corp. to an all-cash bid.
Feedback is not like it used to be, says Shauna Wright. There was a time when a bad experience with a company meant telling a neighbor or a few friends, but in today’s ever-shrinking world, those friends can be a thousand miles away and number in the hundreds.
When Marci Lambert started her own studio in the fall of 2008, she discovered that photographing families doesn’t keep her from managing her own.
A new nightclub is saddling up at Sycamore View and Interstate 40.
The business of Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts remained constant in the first three months of 2011.
Certified Public Accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP will step up efforts to expand its forensic, litigation support and valuation practice in the Memphis market following its April 1 formation.
Here come the city elections. Monday is the first day candidates in the Oct. 6 Memphis elections can begin picking up and filing qualifying petitions for mayor, all 13 seats on the Memphis City Council, City Court clerk and the three divisions of City Court.
With the recent demolishment of Union Avenue United Methodist Church in the rearview mirror, Memphis Heritage Inc. is back and perhaps more empowered than ever.
Switch Creative is a Memphis-based design firm that has made a name for itself on a local and national level in the advertising world.
I had a customer come right out and say it: “Hey Tom, don’t try to call me because I don’t answer the phone.” You and about everyone else. We have technology now so it is no longer necessary to talk. No need to spell either; just get with it on the correct mangling of the King’s English and use the appropriate texting symbols. Larynx doctors must have a large drop in business.
Last week, we focused attention on the Mid-South STEM Alliance, which is bringing government, business and education together to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This week, let us discuss an organization giving homeless families a “pause” in life with free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence: the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH).
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
From March to September, Matt Hughes is a busy man. His 10-year-old son plays for the Jackson (Tenn.) Coyotes, a competitive baseball team. Just about every weekend Hughes and his family of four hit the road for a baseball tournament, traveling around the Southeast to places from Memphis to Panama City, Fla.
Amateur baseball has always been a growth industry in the Memphis area.
It has given Memphis the best of Shakespeare’s clowns, soldiers and politicians, and now the Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will add lovers to the list, presenting “Romeo and Juliet” in a new outdoor venue.
First, some history:
One could assert, I suppose, that there’s a wine for every time and purpose under the sun, and then there are the wines that just make us happy when we drink them.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Officials of Lambuth University have decided to close the school after 168 years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has raised $1.87 million in the first quarter, pushing the Tennessee Republican's total collections for his re-election bid to more than $4 million to date.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee health officials say parents and medical personnel must all invest time and energy to be sure every infant in the state is properly immunized.
NASHVILLE (AP) – More money should be coming into the state as a result of an improving economy, but high gas prices that are eating up people's disposable income are also affecting Tennessee's revenue projections, the State Funding Board said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are paying more for food and gas, a trend that threatens to slow the economy at a crucial time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – U.S. retail sales of video game systems, games and accessories fell 4 percent in March as game software sales declined, according to new data from an industry group.
CHICAGO (AP) – Failure by Congress to raise the U.S. debt limit "could plunge the world economy back into recession," President Barack Obama declared Friday, and he acknowledged that he must compromise on spending with Republicans who control the House to avoid such a crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a Republican budget blueprint proposing to fundamentally overhaul Medicare and combat out-of-control budget deficits with sharp spending cuts on social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in homebuyer tax credits to people who probably didn't qualify, a government investigator said Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama called on companies Thursday to recruit and hire members of the military and their spouses, saying they offer unique skills and qualities.