VOL. 130 | NO. 181 | Thursday, September 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.
Developers of the former Mall of Memphis site were again delayed as the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine tabled a vote on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes benefit for the speculative industrial site.
This year keeps shaping up to be a milestone for the Indie Memphis Film Festival, which has tapped local filmmaker Ryan Watt to serve as its new executive director following the departure of Erik Jambor earlier this year.
Chefs Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer are stepping out of Brookhaven Circle for the first time to expand their restaurant interests, with a new concept – their fourth – planned for Carlisle Corp.’s The Chisca on Main.
Local shareholders and national development leaders got deep in the heart of Soulsville USA this week with an all-day deliberation on how to bring placemaking to one of Memphis’ struggling historical areas.
Affected by higher operating costs in its ground division and weaker demand for freight services, FedEx Corp. had to lower its projected earnings for fiscal 2016.
On the road to the last televised debate in the Memphis mayor’s race, the four major candidates know each other well.
A year ago, Ole Miss put up 13 fourth-quarter points to rally and defeat Alabama 23-17 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. The victory wasn’t secure until 37 seconds were left in the game and Senquez Golson intercepted a Blake Sims pass in the end zone with an acrobatic catch that required an official’s review to be ruled valid.
Memphis City Council members gave final approval Tuesday, Sept. 15, to a freeze on the city’s deferred retirement program in an effort to bolster police ranks and keep the force from dropping below 2,000 officers.
Ray’s take: Investopia defines lifestyle creep as a situation where people's lifestyle or standard of living improves as their discretionary income rises either through an increase in income or decrease in costs.
A while back I wrote that I’m thinking of shuttering the I Swear Crossword and column at year’s end. Most of this essay will be devoted to viewer responses to that notion. The writers shall remain nameless – you know, to protect them, whether they’re guilty or innocent.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A vast majority of speakers at a series of statewide hearings are voicing opposition to a legislative proposal to allow government officials to impose new charges on taxpayers to view public records.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Tuesday he won't apply to fill a vacancy on Tennessee's Supreme Court.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shelby County Schools has announced that its Innovation Zone program received a $10 million privately funded grant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to avoid another contentious budget showdown and warned that the economy would surely take a hit if the government shuts down again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero.