VOL. 128 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 10, 2013
When Shelby County Commissioners get together Wednesday, July 17, for committee sessions, they will probably begin to fill in some of the blank space left in the wake of their decision this week to vote down a $4.38 county property tax rate.
La Paloma increases mental health options with outpatient center
Mental illness and addiction are common in the Mid-South and the rest of the nation, but about 60 percent of Americans don’t receive treatment.
For media, Web and strategy firm Farmhouse, 2013 has proven to be a breakout year.
The union representing Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees, including meter readers, plans to take its problems with Smart Meters to the road – the side of the road.
Chris West has been appointed executive director of The Wings Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides care to cancer patients and their families. He has been interim director for the past six months.
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series. Most business professionals have taken a class or read a book to sharpen their negotiating skills. Unfortunately, what’s often taught is how to bargain versus how to negotiate – and the two are vastly different. Bargaining is about determining who’s right, whereas negotiating is about determining what’s right.
FedEx Corp. has settled a lawsuit over claims that it routinely overcharged by billing deliveries to business and government offices at higher residential-delivery rates.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The parent company of Hoover has purchased Nashville-based vacuum maker Oreck Corporation at a bankruptcy auction.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has appointed Joseph Grimes as chief nuclear officer.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol says traffic fatalities on state roadways have declined nearly 14 percent for the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger, the country’s largest traditional supermarket operator, said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. for about $2.44 billion in cash, boosting its presence in key Southeastern and mid-Atlantic markets.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered agency after it targeted tea party groups and other nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law's requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.