VOL. 130 | NO. 119 | Friday, June 19, 2015
Wright Medical Group Inc.’s planned merger with Tornier N.V. is one step closer to completion.
The Tennessee unemployment rate inched in the right direction in May but remained slightly above the national unemployment rate, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Mike Garibaldi is known for his Memphis restaurant chain, Garibaldi's Pizza.
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has reached an operating agreement with a popular ride-sharing service and retooled an incentive program designed to attract new air service.
Michigan-based manufacturer Dayco Products Ltd. will consolidate its distribution operations in the Memphis area, but exactly where remains undecided.
It’s been a decade since the sign above the front doors at Celtic Crossing – which reads “Cead mile failte,” a Gaellic phrase that means “a hundred thousand welcomes” – greeted the first visitors to the Irish pub in Midtown.
Forward Jeff Green, whom the Grizzlies acquired from the Boston Celtics in the middle of last season, will return to the team for the 2015-16 season after exercising a $9.2 million player option.
It went six games, Golden State winning 105-97 in Cleveland to give the Warriors their first NBA championship in 40 years, Andre Iguodala winning the series MVP, and LeBron James saying he didn’t know if this loss hurt more than his three others in the NBA Finals.
One funny man posted a picture of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Luther Hackman, deeming him a “person of interest.”
BOOM. HERE’S TO THE IRISH. Recently, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Ireland. Stereotypically, a country where conservative is a matter of degree not choice, where killing each other over religion isn’t current news but DNA, where progress is measured in pints.
This week, the Internet is buzzing about the struggles of Gap Inc. and Lucky Magazine. Gap announced it will lay off 250 workers and close 175 stores. From the outside, Lucky appears to be going out of business or reducing operations considerably. At Lucky, there are rumors claiming many people were laid off without any severance. I received an email from a reader about just this issue, and what workers can do to prepare.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee General Assembly has named two new directors of legal affairs following the retirement of attorney Joe Barnes.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) – The finance committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents is recommending tuition increases at the state's colleges and universities that are among the lowest on average in nearly 20 years.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Kroger's fiscal first-quarter profit rose, free of some pension-related charges that weighed it down last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade increased in the January-March quarter to the highest level since the spring of 2012 as American exports declined.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House defied a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to abolish a tax on medical device makers as a group of Democrats uncharacteristically joined Republicans in moving to kill part of President Barack Obama's health care law.