VOL. 130 | NO. 89 | Thursday, May 7, 2015
The news that Conduit Global would lay off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis call center employees happened so quickly that Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was caught by surprise when the word came Wednesday, May 6.
BOSTON (AP) – Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide are closing, and going-out-of-business sales are starting Thursday.
Free centers aim to help raise happy, healthy kids
Paige Marcantel, a licensed clinical social worker, served as a grief counselor for Baptist Memorial Hospital for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mom two years ago.
Shelby County Schools officials took a request Wednesday, May 6, for $14 million in new funding to Shelby County Commissioners and got lots of general support.
The team behind the effort to redevelop the historic but long-vacant Tennessee Brewery could receive a 20-year tax freeze to help make the project a reality.
Late last year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was pushing a town center-type conversion of Whitehaven’s Southbrook Mall.
There have been other projects – going back many years – that explored the impact of health disparities in the United States.
Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.
Conduit Global, which opened a Cordova call center in June with $2 million in state incentives, is laying off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis employees.
Ray’s take: Sometimes life throws us a curve in the form of a child with special needs. And when that happens, the best gift we can give them, beyond our love and care, is a future securely planned to meet their individual needs.
“I want to throw my mercy on the court.” Twice from the bench I’ve heard a defendant say that. The first time, my initial thought was, “What a great start to a heroic couplet!” It’s iambic: “I WANT to THROW my MER-cy ON the COURT.” I did not have a good line ready with which to respond.
Logan and Stacie Mathes were on "pins and needles" as they waited for Gov. Bill Haslam to sign legislation into law allowing cannabis oil to be used to treat seizures and similar medical problems in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A private group called the Tennessee Task Force on National and Homeland Security is marketing itself with an official-looking logo and a claimed "mandate" from state lawmakers. But legislative leaders say the group has no official endorsement from the General Assembly.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a 10-year period, including some who were responsible for enforcing the nation's tax laws, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than double the amount of money it keeps in its checking account.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.