VOL. 126 | NO. 92 | Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Now that the Mississippi River has crested, the long drop in the river’s level begins and it will take the rest of the month and into June to get anywhere near normalcy for the volatile river.
Floodwaters pose health risks for Shelby County
Shelby County Health Department officials are warning residents to avoid contact with floodwaters, which could contain any number of contaminants and pose serious health hazards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest medical device maker, said Wednesday that Omar Ishrak of GE Healthcare will become its new chairman and CEO in June.
Barack Obama will make his first trip to Memphis as president to deliver a commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, the White House announced Tuesday.
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is asking the state Health Services & Development Agency for permission to construct a $190 million medical tower on its campus that will serve as a new patient care and research building.
CKx Inc., the parent company of Elvis Presley Enterprises since 2005, will now be in the hands of a New York private equity firm.
When historic flooding forced a venue change for Memphis in May’s 34th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Downtown and Midtown businesses began bracing to make the best of the sudden switch.
Gayle Rose isn’t a storm-chaser nor does she work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but natural disasters are her territory.
April home sales in Fayette and Tipton counties – down 20 and 38 percent, respectively, from April 2010 – have local agents hanging in there and hoping for the best.
Barbara Holden Nixon of The Urban Child Institute has received the Mary F. Todd Advocate of the Year Award from the Memphis-Shelby County Children and Youth Council.
A prospect calls indicating a strong need for what you’re selling. You meet with them, identify they are a good fit for your firm, and develop a proposal for how you might work together. You pitch with perfection, see all the right buying signals, and then hear the dreaded words, “let me get back with you.”
Important moments in life can sometimes be fraught with difficulty. My daughter, Colleen, last week engaged a department store to outfit my grandson, Gabriel, with a suit for his eighth-grade dance. Now this is not just any moment in life; it is a big deal. Because Gabriel is tall, she had to leave the jacket for the sleeves to be adjusted. Not a big deal, right? Until the phone call.
Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about social media for business. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter are all new media tools that can help bolster your Internet or “digital footprint.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Texas charter school operator Chris Barbic to head Tennessee's special school district for failing schools.
All of Mississippi's 19 dockside casinos on the Mississippi River likely will be closed within a few days because of flooding — at the cost of millions of dollars to tax coffers and temporary unemployment for thousands of casino employees, a state gambling regulator said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Better weather helped airlines avoid long ground delays in March, marking the fourth month out of the last six in which no U.S. planes were stuck on the ground for more than three hours, the government said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history.
NEW YORK (AP) – Banks and some pundits had predicted that credit card users would face skyrocketing interest rates, a spike in annual fees and a plethora of other negatives after stringent new rules on cards kicked in last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Executives from Apple and Google told lawmakers Tuesday that users have control over information used to pinpoint the location of iPhones and smartphones running Google's Android software.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House sponsor of legislation that would allow law enforcement agents in Tennessee to question suspects about their immigration status says he's trying to make the proposal financially feasible.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner is insisting tax increases are "off the table" in negotiations with the Obama administration and congressional Democrats on extending the federal debt limit.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states' Medicaid funding by about one-third over the next 10 years, nonpartisan groups said in a report issued Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Community Health Systems Inc. has ended its effort to buy competitor Tenet Healthcare Corp. after Tenet rejected its latest $4 billion-plus offer.