VOL. 127 | NO. 118 | Monday, June 18, 2012
When bank customers are seen doing something seemingly as simple as making plans for the future – plans, of course, that involve spending money – that conveys a lot to someone like Mike Edwards, Paragon Bank’s president and chief operating officer.
Aldo Dean brings pizzeria to Downtown’s Central Business District
Come mid-July, local restaurateur Aldo Dean will launch Aldo’s Pizza Pies, his group’s third concept in Memphis and second in Downtown’s Central Business District.
The plan for a consolidated countywide public school system isn’t finished just yet despite last week’s vote by the schools consolidation planning commission.
Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional District Tomeka Hart wants a debate with incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen. But Cohen’s campaign is not responding to the debate call a month before early voting begins in the Democratic congressional primary contest between the two.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
In 2010, Dr. Lee Roberts and his son Josh Roberts co-founded Memphaceuticals LLC, a small, virtual company committed to rapidly moving to market therapeutic candidates for dermatological problems.
Recently I read something that prompted a very simple but important question: Who are the 10 most important people in my business life? Do you know who they are in your life? It’s a simple question, but I realized I didn’t know the answer.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Nursing, physician shortage growing burden on health care system
With the U.S. health care system busting at its seams, industry experts are concerned about how already overwhelmed practitioners will provide care for the more than 30 million Americans expected to be added to the insurance rolls under health care reform – pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this month.
Dasmine Cathey is better known now than he ever was as a player on the University of Memphis football team.
Because of the lengthy process involved for an NBA franchise to trade hands – and the outside chance that his bid might be rejected – it’s too early to formally welcome Robert Pera to town.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee tourism officials say they are surprised but delighted that a strong surge in visits to the Volunteer State is leading economic recovery.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced several projects aimed at protecting natural resources in the Mississippi River basin in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record high in April. China, the largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings slightly after trimming them for two straight months.
NEW YORK (AP) – As Facebook's much-anticipated public stock offering approached, federal regulators wanted to know more about the revenue it gets from mobile devices, its $1 billion deal to buy Instagram and the control CEO Mark Zuckerberg has over the company.
NEW YORK (AP) – The organization in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" briefly suspended access to some of the documents on its website after a privacy gaffe.