VOL. 129 | NO. 183 | Friday, September 19, 2014
Memphis International Airport should have a new team of storytellers on board.
First Lady Tells St. Jude Kids About Being 'Working Mom'
First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 18, was a tightly scripted affair that afforded her an up-close look at the world-renowned hospital and a cross-section of its precocious patients, who she met with in an activity room as they worked on a project.
A prominent Memphis realty company has expanded its presence in East Memphis. Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has grown in the office building at 5860 Ridgeway Loop Blvd. by 526 square feet, bringing its total to 4,653 square feet.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate ticked slightly higher in August from its level in July, while remaining a percentage point lower than August 2013.
In mid-August, Memphis Police brass realized they had a crime problem in different parts of the city.
City Chief Administrative Officer George Little says he hopes the city’s long debate about health insurance coverage changes will mean a shorter discussion about proposed pension changes to come.
It’s a big game. Big enough that the University of Memphis got the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen – “The Grindfather” – to do a short video urging fans to come out for the football game this Saturday, Sept. 20, against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
Make us laugh. That’s all we ask. Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston gets cited for stealing $32 worth of crab legs from a Publix: That’s funny.
IF A PROGRAM IS 100 PERCENT SUCCESSFUL, GET WITH THE PROGRAM. I wrote something three years ago when President Obama visited Booker T. Washington High School. In light of recent events, I’d like to visit those words again.
When it comes to job seeking, sometimes less is more. Everything we do – from the clothes we wear to our resumes to our social media accounts – says something about us. These things are pieces of our personal brands.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending.
NEW YORK (AP) – UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing – although slowly – as some of them post record profits.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law – down from 8 million reported earlier this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.