VOL. 126 | NO. 141 | Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors said a software glitch caused flawed housing reports to be released over the last six months but is working to correct it.
Dixon, Brooks collaborate with pair of impressionist exhibits
Two Memphis art museums hoping to attract new audiences decided that joining forces makes a great first impression.
A flurry of last-minute filings came at the noon Thursday, July 21, deadline for candidates in the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to turn in their qualifying petitions.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says state officials are discussing the impact of a lowered credit rating if the U.S. government's credit rating is downgraded.
Memphis-based Thomas & Betts Corp. reported Thursday, July 21, a 19 percent increase in its second-quarter net earnings and a 13 percent increase in consolidated sales over the same period last year.
As Memphis City Council members and Memphis City Schools board members prepare to talk for the first time since the school board voted to possibly delay the Aug. 8 start of the school year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has offered to put $10 million in city funding on the table.
At the last working meeting of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board, the board approved a retention PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) tax break for McKesson Corp. for the construction of two new facilities in Shelby County.
In only its second year of existence, the GiVE 365 initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has received a challenge gift from Sylvia Goldsmith Marks.
Contenders for the 13 seats on the Memphis City Council got some certainty this week with council approval of the new set of district lines for the body.
The National Labor Relations Board this week conducted a hearing in Washington at which dozens of speakers were scheduled to testify over a hotly contested matter: moves sought by labor that could lead to speedier elections for unionization at companies.
The junior communication analyst who called was polite and persistent. There was a decent interval between her initial story pitch to a reporter and her follow-up.
Elizabeth Collins is a partner at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson and Mitchell PLLC, and her interest in community involvement combined with professional knowledge of the law has kept her with the firm for more than 20 years.
Ray’s Take: Going green is a noble goal, but what really interests me is turning green behavior into more green in your wallet. It’s doubly satisfying when you shrink your carbon footprint and increase your spending (or saving) power at the same time.
After a month of sharing space, Ellen’s not buying into this threesome thing at the Little Rock Zoo. This according to a June 30 article by L. Lamor Williams in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee has agreed to make changes to the Legislative Plaza and the War Memorial Building to improve accessibility for people with disabilities after complaints were filed with the Department of Justice.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he's awaiting the outcome of an investigation into whether lawmakers improperly intervened with a state board to help three nurse practitioners whose licenses were suspended, but acknowledged he doesn't like it "when people use their leverage to accomplish a personal agenda."
Mississippi's state-licensed casinos made a strong comeback from flood closures that hit the Mississippi River gambling halls in May, winning $185.6 million from players in June.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People receiving welfare or unemployment benefits in Mississippi should be subject to random drug testing, said Billy Hewes, a Republican state senator who's running for lieutenant governor.
NEW YORK (AP) — One day after the Dow Jones industrial average had its best day this year, the stock market is drifting between slight gains and losses Wednesday. Analysts say concerns about lifting the U.S. debt limit are trumping strong earnings from Apple and a slew of new deals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new bipartisan plan to reduce government borrowing would target some of the most cherished tax breaks enjoyed by millions of families — those promoting health insurance, home ownership, charitable giving and retirement savings — in exchange for lowering overall tax rates for everyone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People are buying homes at the weakest pace in 14 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity moved a step forward Wednesday with the announcement that Wal-Mart and other retailers plan over the next five years to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods.