VOL. 123 | NO. 163 | Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival, which kicks off its 11th annual run in October, has already surpassed last year’s festival in at least one area: entry fees.
Ten years ago, when Ben Jabbour was serving as president of the Memphis World Trade Club, he realized that not enough shippers in town had any idea of how an ocean port worked – how it received cargo, transferred those goods onto the right vessels and shipped them to points worldwide.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is well on its way to getting the funding it needs to break ground on the new nursing building that will be constructed on its Midtown campus.
Demolition on a Whitehaven apartment complex owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises could begin by the end of this year, said Memphis City Council member Harold Collins.
Shelby County Commissioners did it the hard way this week on the second of three readings of a new set of proposed charter amendments.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc.’s fiscal first-quarter profit rose 11 percent on double-digit growth in its spinal and cardiovascular businesses, the medical device maker announced Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Brinker International Inc., the owner of the Chili’s Grill & Bar chain, will sell a majority stake in Romano’s Macaroni Grill to a private equity firm.
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether or not the government is actually on the verge of taking over mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, investor fears that a bailout is imminent could turn such a worst-case scenario into reality.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted the state a long-sought permit to build a new spillway at Reelfoot Lake.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis city schools will be using bar codes to help track students and their attendance starting this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wholesale inflation surged in July, leaving prices for the past year rising at the fastest pace in 27 years, according to government data released Tuesday.
Small businesses are helping employees become better managers - of their own money.