VOL. 128 | NO. 178 | Thursday, September 12, 2013
International Paper Co. will close its paper mill in Courtland, Ala., in several stages through the first three months of 2014.
Wine Market owner heads Down Under for symposium
When asked where good wine is made, even the teetotaler will come up with an answer of France, Italy or California.
Whether the rest of the country wants to admit it or not, the SEC has survived early and notable non-conference losses. In fact, the league is front and center for Week 3 of the college football season.
First Tennessee Bank will celebrate its 150th birthday in March. Leading up to that milestone, the way the venerable institution’s customers are engaging with its products and services is in the midst of a radical transformation – something that’s been the case for the last few years but the pace of which now is accelerating, the chief executive of the bank’s parent company told analysts this week.
The first phase of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis’ expansion plan is nearing completion, with the Firefighters Regional Burn Center set to double in size by the end of the year. The expansion will allow the hospital to better meet the demands of an increasing patient load.
After one school year watching each other, leaders of the state-run Achievement School District and the countywide school system’s set of Innovation Zone schools got together this summer to compare notes and figure out which low-achieving schools each would take for the 2014-2015 school year.
Countywide school board members began the process Tuesday, Sept. 3, of setting goals and a vision for the one year they will operate as a seven-member body.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.
Ray’s Take Marketers are very good at persuading you to buy stuff. That’s why so many homes are literally stuffed so full that additional storage facilities have become a booming business. Instead of you controlling your stuff, it controls you.
In a Huffington Post article with the dateline of Venice, Italy, actor Scott Haze says he spent three months living in the Tennessee mountains to prepare for a role in a film. Losing 45 pounds, eating a piece of fish and an apple each day, and sleeping in caves, Haze hardened himself to the role of a deranged killer for “Child of God,” which is about to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Each new month delivers a flurry of economic data. The current deluge will weigh heavily on the Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain or reduce quantitative easing. Let’s quickly review the recent releases and handicap the Fed’s taper temptation.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee doctor is being credited by the White House with protecting the public and saving lives by identifying the fungal meningitis outbreak connected to contaminated steroid injections last year.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways say that the government's opposition to their planned merger shows that it doesn't understand the airline industry.
NEW YORK (AP) – When small-business owners hear the name Citigroup, they're more likely to think of a bank that caters to big corporate and international clients, not one that will serve their needs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 350 economists have a signed a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to be the Fed's next chairman. The letter is designed to draw attention back to Yellen amid signs that Obama is leaning toward nominating his former economic adviser Larry Summers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Getting covered through President Barack Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research.