VOL. 126 | NO. 102 | Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. turned in a strong fiscal third quarter, despite concerns about whether higher gas prices and bad weather in parts of the country would lead customers to drive their cars less – and thus need to swap out parts less often.
Haslam pleased with first legislative session’s work
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, as the week began, was still reading the fine print of some of the last bills passed over the weekend by the Tennessee Legislature.
Medtronic Inc.’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings dropped 19 percent and the company predicted lower-than-expected growth for the year ahead because of a slump in implants sales.
The ServiceMaster Co. reported increased first quarter 2011 revenues of $615 million, up 5.9 percent from the first quarter of 2010.
Dealing with infection is a complex problem facing orthopedic surgeons, and a growing concern as the first of the baby boomer generation turns 65 – increasing the number of artificial hips, knees and other orthopedic devices implanted in patients.
Federal Judge Hardy Mays will begin deciding the schools consolidation lawsuit in July. And he will do it without further oral arguments or a trial.
In a tough economic climate, it’s imperative for women in the commercial real estate industry to join forces and work to cross deals through the finish line.
Susan Akil Ewing has been named partner at Tactical Magic. Ewing joined the firm as a marketing strategist in 2010 after 18 years in the field, where she held executive positions at local advertising agencies, including Thompson & Co. and inferno.
Law, accounting practices, insurance agencies, architectural firms and financial services companies. These types of firms make up the category “professional service firms.”
When was the last time you told your boss thank you for inspiring you? We expect to be praised, engaged and paid. We rely on our bosses to be our mentors, coaches and advocates. If a boss has 10 employees looking to him for inspiration and support, that’s a lot of responsibility – especially when he also has to direct projects, manage a P&L, create reports and keep his own boss happy.
NEW YORK (AP) – US Airways Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. are again asking regulators to allow them to swap takeoff and landing rights for dozens of flights in New York and Washington.
NEW YORK (AP) – Executives with online company Liberty Media say the "interesting interplay" between Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader and its retail stores is one reason they have bid for the book seller, but Barnes & Noble executives launching the device's latest version Tuesday were mum on the $1 billion offer.
NEW YORK (AP) – Late payments on credit cards fell to their lowest level in 15 years during the first three months of 2011, TransUnion said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of U.S. banks at risk of failing made up nearly 12 percent of all federally insured banks in the first three months of 2011, the highest level in 18 years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans intend to stage a vote in the House next week on legislation to raise the nation's debt limit without requiring spending cuts, a measure expected to fail.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that shrinking defense budgets will mean a smaller military and a diminished U.S. role in the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is threatening a veto of a defense bill over provisions limiting President Barack Obama's authority on nuclear weapons and handling terrorist suspects.
WASHINGTON (AP) – In the aftermath of Sunday's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don't run out before the end of the budget year in September.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A growing number of Americans can’t afford a home or don’t want to own one, a trend that’s spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More people bought new homes for a second straight month in April, a hopeful sign. Still, sales remain far below a pace that would signal a turnaround for the depressed housing market.