VOL. 125 | NO. 143 | Monday, July 26, 2010
The 31,000 Memphis employees of FedEx Corp. can feel better about the future because the company said Monday that it expected better earnings and would start matching their retirement savings again.
Memphis-based gas distributor shrinks supply chain by building hydrogen plant
Local gas distributor nexAir hopes a $1.5 million capital investment in a new hydrogen plant will significantly reduce its production costs, while also repositioning the company to emerge from a bad economy.
A 52-year-old tape recorder described by some as the Holy Grail of the music industry has been discovered in the storage room of the owner of a used bus dealership in Marion, Ark.
The Metro Charter Commission meets Monday to make one of the most important decisions it will make in drafting a consolidation charter.
Lester Dierksen Memorial Hospice plans to expand its services into Crittenden County, Arkansas.
John Lintner loves to run.
The new leader of the Center City Commission made an impassioned plea for a denser Downtown area as a solution to an exodus from the city and county.
They’ve scoured their loan portfolio, adjusted their operating plan and hired new bankers to deepen customer relationships with the small, family-run bank.
School systems across the state are bracing for more than the start of the new school year next month.
Most people who captain anything, from a piece of equipment to a group of people, have certain instruments they look at to determine the state of things. Pilots have a gazillion dials to work to keep the plane safely in the air, a race car driver has a dashboard of needles providing information as does the operator of an oil rig. As the skipper of a business, you are no different in needing critical data.
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June West was born with a proverbial thick skin. She said her parents blessed her with an uncanny ability to take criticism in stride, an important trait for anyone who faces the verbal abuse that West routinely absorbs as executive director of the nonprofit Memphis Heritage Inc.
For more than 40 years now, Midtown has been many things to many people.
Robert Plant is no stranger to Memphis or to the city’s musical heritage. In the years since his former band Led Zeppelin became history, Plant has played Memphis often.
Impressionism, with its serene, idyllic imagery, has long been a hallmark of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, but exhibits opening in July are all about powerful contrasts.
As an icon of American culture, the hamburger is infinitely variable. Though enduring as many costume changes as Madonna and Lady Gaga combined, the burger is essentially a statement of utter simplicity: a grilled or fried or broiled patty of ground beef served between two pieces of bread. The additions or condiments depend as much on regional tradition as personal taste. The lettuce-tomato-mayonnaise camp mans the barricades against the ketchup-mustard-pickle contingent, and never the twain shall agree.
This week, we return to the notion of wines to serve with the red meat that you lift, smokin’ ‘n’ sizzlin’, from your grill. The fare could take the form of burgers or steaks, pork chops or ribs, and the wine I’ll recommend today is the Cimicky Trumps Grenache Shiraz 2007, from Australia’s Barossa Valley, a region that produces many of the best of the continent’s wines based on Shiraz, as they call the Syrah grape in the Antipodes. The name may derive from the legend that crusaders brought the grape back to France from the ancient city of Shiraz, in Iran, but recent DNA testing and historical evidence point to the grape’s origin in France’s Northern Rhone region, where Syrah rules as the red wine grape.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee American Civil Liberties Union has developed a website in response to recently passed state immigration laws.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp says he does not support secession from the union after a news article said he suggested Tennessee and other states may have to consider seceding.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is hiring 20 temporary workers to help process applications for the state's lottery-funded scholarships.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say they expect a third lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice against five of the state's six human development centers.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's sales tax holiday takes place at the end of the month, and some merchants are expecting a boost in business.
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors bought stocks again on the latest reassuring news about the economy. This time, it was about European banks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's pay czar said Friday that he did not try to recoup $1.6 billion in lavish compensation to top executives at bailed-out banks because he thought shaming the banks was punishment enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some major health insurance companies have stopped issuing certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.