VOL. 126 | NO. 67 | Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday its board has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.
iPad technology takes PR, marketing into new realm
The third in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
Memphis-based Evolve Financial Group has brought a new chief financial officer on board.
In the business of film festivals, international films bring prestige, but local films bring dollars.
As Tennessee governor, Ned McWherter always did well politically in Memphis, the largest base of Democratic voters in a single county in the state when they turn out.
Graduates of Memphis Health Careers Academy not only receive a high school diploma; they earn a career technology certificate with a focus on allied health, making them well-prepared and immediately eligible for employment in Memphis’ robust health care sector.
The Shelby County Commission could keep legal documents out of the hands of some of its own members if they talk to the public about what happens in closed attorney-client meetings.
After a wild political ride that has lasted from about Thanksgiving to now Easter just around the corner, all of the players in the schools consolidation drama have made just about all of the moves they can to checkmate the other sides.
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
In my True Comic Genius Hall of Fame I count Steve Martin, the man who brought us a book titled “Pure Drivel” and starred in the hilarious 2009 movie “It’s Complicated” with Meryl Streep. Martin professes, “There is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.”
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stressing highway construction zone safety by launching TDOT SmartWay Mobile for smartphones.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has drafted a natural resources plan to help guide management and use of public land for the next two decades.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has sworn in Kevin Huffman as his education commissioner.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge has overturned a federal jury's order that Apple Inc. pay $625.5 million in damages for violating patents held by a Mirror Worlds LLC, a small technology company.
Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had to live off credit cards until joining a friend's startup.
EDITOR'S NOTE – Liz Sidoti has covered national politics for The Associated Press since 2003.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. has paid $93.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Baby boomers facing retirement are worried about their finances, and many believe they'll need to work longer than planned or will never be able to retire, a new poll finds.
NEW YORK (AP) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Dish Network and a pair of liquidation firms are among the bidders for video-rental chain Blockbuster in an auction Tuesday morning at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. service sector expanded in March for the 16th straight month, although growth slowed from the previous month's pace, which was the fastest in more than five years.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Walgreen Co. sales rose in March as the largest U.S. drugstore chain filled more prescriptions and its customers spent more money.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama intends to hold a town hall-style session on Facebook later this month during a trip to California.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama emerged from a failed meeting on a budget deal Tuesday and said he would demand daily sessions with House Speaker John Boehner until an agreement was hammered out to prevent a U.S. government shutdown at week's end.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials raised concerns last month that a big jump in energy prices could weaken the economy and unleash inflation, prompting a few to suggest the possibility of tightening credit this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress sent the White House its first rollback of last year's health care law Tuesday, a bipartisan repeal of a burdensome tax reporting requirement that's widely unpopular with businesses. Even President Barack Obama is eager to see it gone.