VOL. 130 | NO. 105 | Monday, June 1, 2015
Fewer people driving cars, more people riding bikes.
A month after 40 units at the Goodwill Village and Warren Apartments were declared unfit by federal housing officials, the units have been repaired and the residents moved back in.
EMPHASIS Public Companies
Fred’s strategies evolve amid new leadership
Fred’s Inc. CEO Jerry A. Shore has been thinking bigger and smaller simultaneously.
If this was a poker game, it could be said that American companies are doubling down – repurchasing their own stock at a record pace instead of betting on new, outside investments.
Here's a look at what's going on at the dozen public companies headquartered in Memphis:
Downtown developer Gene Carlisle has died.
Shelby County Commissioners take the first of three votes Monday, June 1, on a county property tax rate for the new fiscal year, and the discussion could begin to tie up the loose ends remaining in the county’s budget season.
TruGreen is moving more than 300 Memphis-area employees and its corporate headquarters to a 65,000-square-foot space at the Forum II office building in East Memphis, the company announced Friday.
The owner of the city’s tallest office building has until the end of the month to pay at least the past-due portion of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division bill on the property before potentially facing cutoff.
For years, the notion was that AutoZone Park was the place to go to enjoy a summer evening, barbecue nachos and a cold beer. Yes, there would be baseball there – in fact, that’s about all that would be in view – but the game itself wasn’t necessarily the attraction.
Growth is the name of the game these days at Memphis-based VIA Productions, which in the last 30 days has grown by 25 percent with five new hires.
When Germantown Municipal School District leaders began talking openly last week about new school construction, they did so cautiously, keeping in mind similar recent discussions in Lakeland and Collierville.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, June 1, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
By adding a pinch of passion to a tried-and-true recipe, Tom Flournoy has grown a family-run business to having a five-state reach.
To tweet, or not to tweet, that is the question. Or is it to blog, text or Skype? When it comes to communication and social media, these are some of the questions that come to mind as you determine the best method of communication to get the message out about your business, product, service or institution.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to defrauding FedEx Corp. of an estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
NESBIT, Miss. (AP) – On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard – two of them in combat.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Bank of America has been fined $30 million by U.S. regulators, who accused the bank of violating consumer protections for members of the military in collecting debts.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar Tree said Friday that it has agreed to sell 330 of its stores to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to get regulatory approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.