VOL. 130 | NO. 163 | Friday, August 21, 2015
In a move to follow suit with the Power Five conferences, the University of Memphis has launched an initiative to provide full cost of attendance for its student-athletes.
The political action committee of the Greater Memphis Chamber is backing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. for re-election.
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir says the $22 million extra in property tax revenue his office collected during the past fiscal year appears to be a trend of improving health in the local economy.
FedEx Corp. pilots have a tentative contract agreement with the Memphis-based shipping giant.
Independent bookstores tend to mean something special to lovers of the printed word. They aren’t just places of commerce, even for their owners, but a sanctuary for something in danger of slipping away in an increasingly digital world.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate was unchanged during the month of July, Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday in a release.
If a Memphis beer garden can work in the spring, why not the fall?
Verso Corp. is permanently eliminating 300 jobs in Maine and laying off another 300 in Kentucky as it reduces production of coated paper and dried market pulp.
Memphis city government’s financial problems and how those problems happened was the flashpoint for the latest meeting of the top mayoral contenders on the Oct. 8 ballot.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker couldn’t have more different positions on the White House’s deal with Iran that comes to Congress in September for debate and a vote.
At a Wednesday, Aug. 19, press conference on its campus, the University of Memphis took the next step in its athletic capital campaign in announcing it had 60 percent of the needed funds for new football and men’s basketball practice facilities and that ground will be broken on each this fall.
The recognition has come, and it has been fun and, well, not so fun.
First, there was a video because in 2015 there must always be a video.
OUR POOR KIDS ARE GETTING THE BIRD. During political seasons – that’s pretty much all the time – I’m often reminded of what my first boss once told me, “You know that beautiful, almost iridescent, blue-gray dot in the middle of chicken (crap)? That’s chicken (crap), too.”
Typically, we think of sunk cost in terms of investing or economics. It’s the concept that money or some other cost you have already lost can’t be recovered. In business, the idea of sunk cost might come in to play when a project has failed. Management eventually decides that no amount of additional work will save the project. It’s best to cut their losses and walk away while they can.
If I demand a new widget today, a supplier will build one for me. If I later change my mind, the widget will still exist. Perhaps my supplier relied on debt to fund its construction. If so, the supplier now has to find a new source of demand or they must restructure the loan.
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A plan to dump millions of gallons of treated wastewater from the Memphis Regional Megasite into the Hatchie River has been withdrawn after a public outcry.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authors and bibliophiles gather at the state Capitol on Saturday for the first Mississippi Book Festival.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Union University has withdrawn from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities after two schools that are members of the organization endorsed same-sex marriage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State education officials said Thursday that new assessments in math and English for students in grades three through 11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week, with the key 30-year loan rate remaining under 4 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose slightly last week, yet remained at a low level consistent with a solid job market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy declined slightly in July yet still pointed to modest growth in the months ahead.