VOL. 127 | NO. 161 | Friday, August 17, 2012
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has a new bankruptcy reorganization plan that includes 6 percent pay cuts for nonunion employees, a cut in paid vacation time by one week and a smaller company match in 401(k) retirement plans to take effect in 2013.
Changes in store for Ronald McDonald House’s annual radiothon
Members of the media joined the children of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Wednesday, Aug. 15, for an outdoors tricycle race on the nonprofit’s campus at 535 Alabama Ave.
Invacare Continuing Care Inc. has inked a 3,500-square-foot lease at 4187 Senator St. in Southeast Memphis.
When Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are in Nashville Monday, Aug. 20, to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam one or both of them will probably also discuss possible incentives for Memphis International Airport.
The possibility of a countywide sales tax referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot has caused a scramble among political leaders.
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The week that’s now drawing to a close is Exhibit A for why a national tech media site co-founder said he and his partner are relocating their operation to Memphis.
The ad hoc committee to recommend a process for selecting a single superintendent for the coming schools merger is complete.
Countywide school board forums on the merger plan continue through the weekend with two public meetings at the same time Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at Mitchell and Frayser high schools.
Kerry Hayes knows a thing or two about what makes a city tick.
WE ALL LOSE, 7-1. While the suburbs cite the test performance of Memphis students as a primary reason to form their own systems, a closer examination reveals that they themselves seem to be lacking in a basic understanding of math.
Part two of a three-part series. Fundraising is one way congregations secure the funds needed to bring their vision to life. We met Willis White when he served as co-chair for his church’s $3.5 million campaign. He shares his reflections to help those considering their own campaign. Motivation, prayer, faith and teamwork were key to his experience.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Electricity rates for Tennessee Valley Authority customers in seven states will not be increased in the coming fiscal year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Twenty-six big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid the federal government in tax, according to a study released Thursday by a liberal-leaning think tank.
WASHINGTON (AP) – It started with allegations of hangman's nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up for the third straight week, staying slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders broke ground on slightly fewer homes in July than June. But in a hopeful sign for future construction, applications for building permits rose to their highest level since August 2008.