VOL. 132 | NO. 67 | Tuesday, April 4, 2017
John Hope Bryant has come through Memphis International Airport many times on business. The founder of the financial literacy nonprofit “Operation HOPE” was always aware the airport was Martin Luther King’s last arrival point on the way to his assassination in 1968.
Wiseacre Brewing Co.'s plans to expand into the Mid-South Coliseum are off but could re-emerge somewhere down the road as the city administration renews discussions about a fuller renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn will never forget the day Agent De’Greaun ReShun Frazier was gunned down while working an undercover drug operation.
Investors buying single-family homes to rent them out or have a management firm rent them out may be giving way to banks more willing to make loans on lower-priced homes to owner-occupants.
Before he ever ran for anything in Collierville, Stan Joyner spent a dozen years on the town’s planning commission. And he was an elected alderman for another 12 years before he ran for and was elected mayor of the town of 48,000 people.
What happened 49 years ago this week in our city began long before the first sanitation worker walked off the job or the first “I Am A Man” sign was made. Maybe it was that long arc that explains the timing of what happened here in late March into the first week of April of 1968. For just about half a century now we have thought and thought again about that chronology, reviewed the details. And what we have is a sort of catechism of moments that if they had happened differently, we can’t help thinking, might have produced a different result.
FTN Financial, the capital markets division of First Tennessee Bank, has completed its acquisition of Houston-based Coastal Securities Inc., a leader in the trading, securitization and analysis of Small Business Administration loans.
On one hand, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Memphis Clean by 2019 moon mission seems daunting. The goal is to restore the city’s status as the cleanest city in the U.S. by 2019, when Memphis celebrates its bicentennial.
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When a $1 million award for North Memphis was announced recently, it signaled an opportunity to bring change to those communities.
Camy Archer had built a loyal following of customers at her eponymous Midtown restaurant over the course of two decades and business was good.
More Downtown hotel rooms. Lots of them. And preferably under one roof.
Legislative Democrats are calling on Republicans to join them in passing a slate of bills to combat Gov. Bill Haslam’s outsourcing plans for everything from state parks to facilities management at universities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A newspaper analysis has found that Tennessee lawmakers drew thousands of dollars from their campaign funds for expenses that may have been covered by their allowances for meals, travel and housing when they are serving at the state Capitol.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Republican leader in the Tennessee House says he will donate sleeping bags sent in protest over his efforts to allow lawmakers living within 50 miles of the Capitol to be reimbursed for occasional hotel stays in Nashville.
We recently had the opportunity to work with an organization that is ready increase its impact. Current board members had recruited and approved new members; there was work to be done and people to do it. Our role was to help orient all members to their roles and responsibilities.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will offer its regional tuition rate this fall to freshmen and sophomores from nearby Georgia and Alabama counties.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas House members say online retailers will not have to collect Arkansas sales taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A deeply divided Senate panel favorably recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday, sending the nomination to the full Senate for what is expected to be a partisan showdown – and eventual confirmation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Archives and Records Administration has told the White House to keep each of President Donald Trump's tweets, even those he deletes or corrects, and the White House has agreed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Interior Department said Monday it is scrapping an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West.
DETROIT (AP) – Passenger car sales continued to plummet last month and were a drag for many automakers, even with offers of some very juicy discounts.
NEW YORK (AP) – If you're driving for Uber or renting out a room through Airbnb to make some extra cash, don't forget – you likely need to pay taxes on what you earned, even if it's a part-time gig.