VOL. 124 | NO. 144 | Friday, July 24, 2009
Bernard Cowles of The Cowles Co. is a firm believer in the environmental mantra of “reduce, reuse and recycle,” and evidence of this can be found at his construction project at Cooper-Young Place, a 33-home site he developed and is building at South Barksdale Street and Elzey Avenue.
The narrowing of the field begins.
While vacancy signs pop up like weeds in many commercial areas, they are gradually coming down in the Broad Avenue Arts District.
Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Bill Giannini knew something was happening Wednesday when his cell phone began coming to life. It was just as the commission was about to hold a special meeting to determine when to hold a special election for Memphis mayor.
Shelby County’s pension fund does business with two Memphis companies that over the past few weeks have come under fire from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s stop in Memphis this week came at a critical time for U.S. Department of Justice operations in West Tennessee.
Matching employers with management personnel is challenging during any recession, but the current economic downturn poses unique obstacles, said Whitney Hodges, the owner of RSG Recruiting Service Group Inc.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2009, released today, show that the rate increased in 84 counties, decreased in eight counties and remained the same in three counties.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Auditors say energy savings should start at home for the Tennessee Department of Energy.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a $35 million expansion of the Department of Energy's nuclear landfill in Oak Ridge is under way, thanks to federal economic stimulus funding.
ATLANTA (AP) – Consumers are sending fewer, lighter packages, businesses are urgently trying to spend less on shipping orders, and it all spells bad news for UPS Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care.
NEW YORK (AP) - Analysts expect the second-quarter profit of railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. to fall from a year ago. They're just not sure how much.
CHICAGO (AP) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Thursday that a foreign tax incentive and cost cuts helped boost its second-quarter profit 28 percent.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Helped by a lightened debt load, Ford Motor Co. posted a surprise second-quarter profit of $2.3 billion Thursday, following the worst loss in company history a year earlier. Shares rose 9 percent in afternoon trading.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit climbed nearly 85 percent, as it cut costs aggressively to deal with punishing declines in newspaper and online advertising.