VOL. 126 | NO. 134 | Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A slide in mortgage activity between April and June, coinciding with a plunge in home sales, adds up to a housing market in Shelby County that’s still shell-shocked.
Victorian Village renaissance mixes heritage, community development
Victorian Village Inc. executive director Scott Blake has spent the past five years diligently working to revitalize the neighborhood he calls home, and a slew of recent projects indicate Victorian Village could be on the cusp of a renaissance.
Electing a chairman was easy for the Shelby County Commission.
Memphis-based International Paper Co. is pressing forward with a hostile bid for its Austin, Texas-based packaging and building materials rival Temple-Inland Inc.
A coalition of labor unions representing city employees filed a lawsuit in Memphis federal court Monday, July 11, over the recently approved 4.6 percent cut in city employees pay and a $13 million voluntary buyout of city sanitation workers.
On the hottest weekend of the summer so far, candidates looking for votes in the October city elections had some uncertainty to go with the door hangers and other parts of the hand-to-hand campaign process.
The results of the second year of higher state achievement testing standards for Tennessee’s third- through eighth-graders came with some basic conclusions in the test scores and some mixed signals in the percentage figures in a separate column from the TCAP scores.
When the group of architects and planners working on a bicycle-pedestrian path connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline with Overton Park went beyond the end of the Greenline onto Tillman Street recently, they had a Memphis Police bicycle escort.
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich has raised $45,000 in six months for her 2012 bid to remain the county’s chief prosecutor.
There are any number of online resources available for homebuyers, but services for renters are harder to find.
4055 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122, Sale Amount: $2.8 million -
Arlington-based Grahamwood Place Apartment Community LLC has bought the 244-unit former French Village Apartments at 4055 Summer Ave. from California-based French Village Apartments LP for $2.8 million.
Hooray Hooray! Earnings season is under way. Macro season turned into a nail-biter with double dip talk, riots in Greece, debt limit brinkmanship in the U.S., Chinese bubble banter and oil supply disruptions in the Middle East. Good riddance.
Sooner or later we all encounter them, obstacles that stand in the way of successfully accomplishing a desired goal. Quite often, these obstacles show up in the form of other humans. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world sees eye-to-eye with you or feels the need to help or support you when you want to accomplish something. What should you do when someone blocks your path to success? Perhaps the best way to approach this problem is to consider your options.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Monday that it has stopped production at its tire manufacturing facility in Union City, Tenn.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state is looking to recognize Tennessee companies that have shown strong export growth.
NEW YORK (AP) – Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the Web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those networks have pulled up stakes, shunning original Web content and reorienting their online outlook.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared Monday he would reject any stopgap extension of the nation's borrowing limit, adding fresh urgency for Republicans and fellow Democrats to resolve intense tax and spending disputes and head off economic calamity.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may feel surrounded when he testifies before Congress this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is expanding its effort to rid the government of burdensome or redundant regulations.