VOL. 126 | NO. 149 | Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Memphis City Council members meet Tuesday, Aug. 2, to approve a budget for Memphis City Schools that is expected to include a monthly payment plan to cover $68.4 million in city funding.
Organizations help develop entrepreneurs’ ‘raw ideas’
The investors have been courted. Early-stage companies are about to enroll in the next round of a local training program.
Local commercial real estate sales improved in all categories last month, strongly aided by two big-ticket multifamily sales.
Mid-South small-business coach Robert Staub is preparing to embark on a monthlong, statewide tour to bring his growth strategies to small-business owners in 13 Tennessee communities.
Bank of Bartlett lost a little more than $7 million from operations during the first six months of 2011.
5795 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $7.5 Million -
An Atlanta hospitality investment firm has paid $7.5 million for the Holiday Inn Select Memphis East at 5795 Poplar Ave. where Poplar and Interstate 240 intersect.
Knowledge is stored in an associative manner. In plain English, that simply means pieces of information that somehow relate to each other are linked in your brain. For example, if I say the word Graceland to most longtime Memphis residents, it will probably trigger a series of linked thoughts: Elvis, Lisa Marie, airplane, stone fence, graffiti, Whitehaven, tourists, and so forth and so on.
Part two of a two-part column. In part one of this two-part column, I shared with you that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is in the processing of revising guidelines related to the accounting of leases, effectively eliminating the concept of an off-balance sheet operating lease. While the new guidelines aren’t yet finalized, these changes are likely to impact – in some way – almost any business that currently has operating leases. In this second part of the column, I’ll talk more about the potential impact and how to prepare for it.
For many managers, the toughest part of the job is parting ways with an underperforming employee. We’re so uncomfortable with the whole process of firing that we’ve resorted to other names, like laying off, separating and transitioning. But what may start as a desire to spare someone’s feelings can spiral into a destructive process.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
Memphis-based International Paper is seeking more than 200 workers for its fluff pulp plant in Franklin County, Va.
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) – Casual dining chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Monday that President and Chief Operating Officer Sandra B. Cochran will become its CEO next month as part of a succession plan that has been in the works for two years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of State has begun a campaign to remind citizens about a new photo identification requirement for voting going into effect Jan. 2.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Recent disputes in the Tennessee legislature are once again raising questions about whether Tennessee lawmakers are using a 1970s anti-bureaucracy law to pressure regulatory agencies.
DETROIT (AP) – Car shoppers worried about the U.S. economy last month and that kept sales in a funk.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. said Monday that it has hired Edgar O. Huber as CEO and President of its Lands' End business.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The nation's top tobacco companies are spending less money on cigarette advertising and promotion and more money on promoting smokeless tobacco products, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Manufacturers had their weakest growth in two years in July, a sign that the economy could weaken this summer.
DETROIT (AP) – The government has added the Mercury Milan to an investigation into reports of wheel studs breaking on some 2010 model Ford Fusion sedans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House began debate Monday on the hard-bargained plan to avert a national financial default, even as the White House and congressional leaders struggled to round up enough votes to approve it. Supporters said momentum for the deficit-reduction compromise was on their side, but resistance from both liberals and conservatives made the outcome unclear.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats will offer a plan to end the shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes cuts in air service subsidies to some rural communities.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The first phase of a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit would pose little threat to the economy in the short term because almost none of the spending cuts would occur before 2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders began work on more office buildings, shopping centers and hotels in June, pushing construction spending higher for a third straight month. But even with the gains, activity remains at depressed levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A half-century after the advent of the pill, the Obama administration on Monday ushered in a change in women's health care potentially as transformative: coverage of birth control as prevention, with no copays.