VOL. 126 | NO. 146 | Thursday, July 28, 2011
A criminal investigation into corruption within Millington city government that began late last year surfaced Wednesday, July 27, with searches of government offices in the town by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents and investigators with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.
Demise of big-box bookstores leaves vacant real estate behind
As the market for brick-and-mortar bookstores lessens, the space that once housed big-box retailers could very well be snatched up faster than a paperback at a liquidation sale.
It is the city’s original database, but The Daily News – which marks its 125th anniversary this year – began providing essential public information long before even the most primitive computer was built.
International Paper Co. reported 8 percent revenue growth in the second quarter of the year.
The day after the October 2009 special city elections, local Panatoni Development Co. LLC partner Al Andrews showed up at Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s door notifying him of a site location specialist conference in Atlanta that displayed a map with big red circles around certain areas of the country as places to avoid. Memphis was one of those.
Earnings for Delta Air Lines Inc. dropped 58 percent in the second quarter ended June 30 compared to the same quarter in 2010.
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
Memphis City Council members will probably cut the city’s funding of the Memphis City Schools system for the current fiscal year to reflect a drop in student enrollment as noted by state education officials.
The Mid-South is home to more than 3,000 nonprofits, and fundraising professionals in Memphis – known as one of the nation’s most philanthropic cities. It is a group that is increasingly engaged in programs that help them keep up-to-speed on trends and developments in the nonprofit sector.
Three days after Jeffrey Smith’s father had surgery to repair a broken hip, doctors told his mother he was being discharged that day – whether or not she had found a nursing home for his rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s treatment.
Ray’s Take: Like most parents, you want to give your child a wedding to remember, and you set a budget accordingly. Unfortunately, the total wedding cost has a tendency of creeping skyward. A lot of that additional cost shows up in small increments – spending just a bit more on the venue or adding some special touch – but it all adds up to a real budget buster.
For some time I’ve wanted to write about “Friday Night Lights.” I’ve been streaming it on Netflix for a while, watched the first four seasons, became a fan.
There is good news, and bad news, for businesses seeking revenue from intellectual property assets.
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — State commissioners voted Wednesday to close a well that's used to dispose of natural gas fluids and ban others from being drilled in a gas-rich area north of Conway where hundreds of earthquakes have struck.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than $35 million in assistance has been provided to Arkansas residents who were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that pounded the state between April 14 and June 3.
A month after flooding disrupted the economy along the Mississippi River, Mississippi's employment picture improved slightly in June even though the state had 1,700 fewer non-farm jobs than a year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy worsened in much of the U.S. earlier this summer, hampered by high unemployment, weak home sales and signs of a slowdown in manufacturing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses cut back on orders for aircraft, autos, heavy machinery and computers in June, sending demand for long-lasting manufactured goods lower for the second month in the past three.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Iberiabank Corp.'s second-quarter profit dropped 41 percent as the regional banker sustained one-time expenses to complete two acquisitions, the company reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six days away from a potentially calamitous government default, House Republicans appeared to be coalescing Wednesday around a work-in-progress plan by House Speaker John Boehner to increase the U.S. borrowing limit and chop $1 trillion in federal spending. But the White House dismissed the proposal as a waste of time, and it got a thumbs-down from Senate Democrats and tea party activists, too.