VOL. 132 | NO. 188 | Thursday, September 21, 2017
Elvis Presley Enterprises has announced it will significantly alter the plans for its new entertainment venue in Whitehaven after the Memphis Grizzlies raised concerns surrounding a noncompete agreement with the city involving FedExForum.
The Germantown Performing Arts Center has announced plans to develop a new 1.5-acre open-air performance center that will be located due north of its current location at 1801 Exeter Road.
The Economic Development Growth Engine board has approved Loeb Properties' request for a 15-year tax abatement to build a 100-room boutique hotel near Overton Square.
Frontier Airlines is expanding its service at Memphis International Airport, announcing Wednesday, Sept. 20, that it will offer three nonstop flights weekly to Orlando, Florida, beginning Nov. 2.
For most of the ongoing discussion about a reconfiguration of the Fairgrounds, the Liberty Bowl has been a part of the background. Much of the attention has been on what to do with the Mid-South Coliseum and what new uses or buildings will do to existing parking.
The calendar says fall but the weather says summer and in Arlington the flags and notices say election day. The polls at the two polling places in Arlington open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in municipal elections – the only regularly scheduled election of 2017 in Shelby County, which in our politics is frequently regarded as an invitation for departures and vacancies in other office that cause the scheduling of special elections. We’ve already had those earlier this year for a spot on the Lakeland commission and a state House seat.
The effects of another companywide restructuring at newspaper publisher Gannett Co. Inc. – which owns USA Today as well as The Commercial Appeal – have touched the newsroom in Memphis, following an even deeper round of local cuts earlier this year.
Loved ones dream of Alzheimer’s prevention and a cure
Phyllis Roy lost her husband, John W. Roy, to Alzheimer’s disease on April 27. He was 75 years old and had been diagnosed seven years earlier.
Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd ended his company’s fundraising contract with the Beale Street Merchants Association Tuesday, Sept. 19. But he again insisted the contract was not a conflict of interest in his duties as a council member voting on items involving the entertainment district.
Highwoods Properties Inc. has sold a massive portion of its portfolio in Southwind to a New York-based investment group for $39 million.
FedEx’s earnings per share for the first quarter were down year over year, as the Memphis-based shipping company continues to feel the effects of a June 27 cyberattack on subsidiary TNT Express that ended up costing $300 million.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general says information was stolen from more than 3 million state residents when hackers infiltrated the credit reporting company Equifax.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened economy and could mean higher rates on mortgages and other loans over time.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart won't be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers.
NEW YORK (AP) – After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is confirming that its new Series 3 Apple Watch has problems connecting to a cellular network. The problems arise when the watch joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity. The company says it is investigating a fix for the problem.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.