VOL. 126 | NO. 87 | Wednesday, May 4, 2011
With nine casinos projected to be closed for a minimum of three to six weeks in Tunica County, the anticipated floodwaters carry with them the potential to further devastate an economy already hit hard by the economic downtown.
Memphis in May about more than music, barbecue
Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S. is in the city Wednesday to begin several days of business conferences that are at the heart of the origins of the Memphis in May International Festival.
U.S. District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson has denied a motion by Wells Fargo to dismiss the mortgage discrimination lawsuit filed against the lender in late 2009 by Memphis and Shelby County.
In the aftermath of last week’s storms and as the Mississippi River continues to rise, homeowners and builders alike are taking a closer look at their insurance policies.
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Shelby County emergency responders have lowered their estimate of how many properties could be affected by a 48-foot crest of the Mississippi River at Memphis. The river is forecast to crest on May 11.
The National Weather Service is sticking with its prediction of a 48-foot crest of the Mississippi River at Memphis, but the weather forecasters have now moved the date of the crest a day later to May 11.
Memphis City Council members and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. mixed it up Tuesday evening about where the line is drawn between the two branches of city government when it comes to planned city layoffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says FedEx Corp. will pay $8 million to settle allegations that company couriers falsely blamed increased security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for delivery delays on packages to the government.
Springtime gardening isn’t just for farmers anymore. The new Memphis venture group Seed Hatchery hopes to plant six innovative new companies into home soil.
Production gets under way this week on “The Romance of Loneliness,” the third feature film from Memphis-based production company Paper Moon Films.
U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays began the third attempt to reach a settlement in the schools consolidation lawsuit Tuesday with more private talks among the different sides.
Like other businesses and homes in Shelby County, Accredo Health Group’s facility at 1640 Century Cove Parkway lost power briefly over the weekend when powerful storms ripped through the area.
The Tennessee State Senate Finance committee Tuesday approved two bills that represent the state’s investment of over $90 million in bringing the appliance manufacturing plant to Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday asked the White House for $10 million in emergency funding to deal with and prepare for flooding in Shelby, Dyer, Lake and Stewart counties.
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
Rallying for a cause you feel passionate about not only feels good but also makes good business sense. According to a 2010 study by Cone Cause Evolution, a whopping 80 percent of consumers would consider switching brands if that brand aligned itself with a good cause.
How many of us have jobs that are so exciting we feel energized every time we go to work? Not many of us, I suspect. Unless you’re a skydiver or such, you probably don’t have an adrenaline rush throughout your day.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to repeal Tennessee teachers' collective bargaining rights passed the Senate 18-14 on Monday after a measure failed that would allow school boards to maintain them if they choose.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses increased their demand for industrial machinery, computers and autos in March, lifting factory orders for the fifth consecutive month.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors' U.S. car and truck sales jumped 27 percent in April as the economy continued to improve and $4 a gallon gasoline pushed buyers into more fuel-efficient vehicles.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat in the Senate on budget matters said Tuesday that he's preparing a fiscal blueprint to slash the deficit by $4 trillion over the upcoming decade – a plan built on the bipartisan findings of President Barack Obama's deficit commission.