VOL. 127 | NO. 105 | Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bob Patterson, the county official known for his felt hats and folksy charm, repeatedly gave it a try.
Trucking companies like lower-than-expected gas prices but remain wary
A gallon of regular unleaded gas was going for $3.13 to $3.15 a gallon Sunday, May 27, at the corner of Dexter and Germantown Parkway in Cordova.
Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit the Memphis and Shelby County governments filed against the bank by setting a five-year mortgage lending goal of $425 million here, including $125 million in home purchase lending to low- and moderate-income borrowers.
Three Memphis City Council members have presented plans that would roll back the city’s current property tax rate to varying degrees and come up with the city’s last mandatory funding to Memphis City Schools using differing combinations of one-time funds.
SARTELL, Minn. (AP) – The future of a paper mill that's one of the main employers and taxpayers in the central Minnesota town of Sartell was unclear Tuesday as firefighters spent a second day trying to extinguish a fire that killed one worker and injured four.
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. is buying its authorized FedEx representative in Brazil to become part of FedEx Express.
The discussion about who will head the new consolidated Shelby County school system has been under way on an unofficial basis since Memphis voters approved a Memphis City Schools charter surrender in March 2011.
The Downtown Memphis Commission unanimously voted to hire Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies to help in the organization’s South Main branding campaign at its monthly board meeting Friday, May 25.
Healthy Memphis Common Table, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Memphians, recently announced it had formed a new partnership with Coca-Cola Co.
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
While the word innovation thunders from the boardroom, few companies actually build a sustainable process for generating real solutions that create value. Instead, they hastily focus on an un-validated and over-caffeinated pet idea of the CEO. Or worse, they spend a lot of time and resources recreating a slightly different version of their same core offering.
Chase Vacuums not Bubbles Markets regained their composure last week as the threat of a Greek tragedy diminished. While there are a couple of mile markers before the Greek election on June 17, markets will remain anxious until the ballots are cast.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal court panel on Tuesday refused to block the certification of an east Arkansas state Senate primary while they consider a lawmaker's complaint that his district was redrawn to intentionally weaken the black vote.
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans grew much gloomier about the economy in May, causing a critical measure of consumer confidence to suffer its biggest decline in eight months and ending a period of steady optimism.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook's stock has fallen below $30 for the first time since its much-awaited public debut this month.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices rose in March from February in most major U.S. cities for the first time in seven months. The increase is the latest evidence of a slow recovery taking shape in the housing market.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.