VOL. 125 | NO. 153 | Monday, August 9, 2010
The Metro Charter Commission has approved a consolidation charter for voters on the Nov. 2 ballot, but the last day of work on the charter was anything but ceremonial. A last-minute legal opinion caused a rewrite of a major provision.
Hattiloo Theatre takes shows to the community
People stumble across Hattiloo Theatre performances without getting near its playhouse.
A sign posted to the door of Leonard’s BBQ on the ground floor of the Claridge House building announces the end of an eight-year run for the Downtown Memphis eatery.
The write-off of investments related to the development of a drug that didn’t pan out caused GTx Inc. to have a bigger loss during the second quarter.
Tobey Park will be the home of the city’s first neighborhood skatepark. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the site Monday for the $440,000 project.
The local real estate industry suffered a setback in July, as new and existing home sales declined a staggering 21 percent from the same month a year ago.
The Metro Charter Commission will complete its work Monday on a proposed consolidation charter.
Profits down. Money set aside for bad loans on the rise. Outlook uncertain.
Shelby County Commissioners consider a 1.5 percent pay hike for county firefighters at Monday’s meeting of the body.
The race for governor of Tennessee begins its second and final round this week. The results in last week’s Democratic and Republican primaries suggest Shelby County will remain a battleground.
Jim Van de Vuurst always wanted to start his own company.
In business, your greatest competitor is yourself, not the guy across town. A part of beating back yourself as a competitor is containing your ego. This is hardest for men.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
To understand how Northwest Mississippi’s small boomtowns like Olive Branch keep one-upping Memphis and reeling in jobs and taxpayers with the promise of greener pastures, an Internet video is one place to start.
Somewhere between the xenophobia and unblinking regionalism that Memphis’ economic development planning seems to run to and from is a middle ground where the attributes of our neighbors can be used in our interest and where our advantages over our neighbors can be coupled with those attributes.
Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, was in Memphis last month for the annual meeting of the Center City Commission.
Paul Edelstein’s works hang in homes and galleries from Oxford, Miss., to Damascus, Syria, but a lifelong artist always finds new frontiers in unique spaces.
Every restaurant has a cook or chef in the kitchen, but how many diners know the name of the person cooking their lunch or dinner? How many give a hoot?
The label, designed by artist Andrea von Bujdoss of Brooklyn, screams retro-Hindu-psychedelic with pink and yellow hearts, stars and curlicues. The aromas are so seductively floral that guys might be forgiven for thinking it’s a girlie wine – until the jagged grapefruit-like acidity sears through their mouths with the effect of yanking a Band-Aid from a hairy wrist. And the label glows in the dark!
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies showed a lack of confidence about hiring for a third straight month in July, making it likely the economy will grow more slowly the rest of the year. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer borrowing fell in June for a fifth straight month as households keep cutting back on credit card use.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fannie Mae is asking for less money from the government, a sign that the cost to taxpayers for bailing out the mortgage giant could be billions lower than once thought.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to make regulation of financial companies more transparent – and to close a major loophole in the sweeping financial overhaul enacted last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama's most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning, a change that comes as the White House struggles to show signs of clear economic gains to a hurting nation.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.