VOL. 126 | NO. 174 | Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Memphis-based International Paper Co. will buy Temple-Inland Inc. of Austin, Texas, in a $4.3 billion deal announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, that increases IP’s dominance in industrial packaging.
AutoZone, auto repair competitors shift business into gear
It doesn’t take much to figure out why a stock like AutoZone’s remains a favorite among investors.
Shelby County Commissioners are preparing for a long afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7, as they interview applicants for the seven seats the commission will fill on the new countywide school board.
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter is resigning from the county’s legislative body effective Oct. 1 to move to Nashville and join the statewide education reform group headed by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.
With no debate, Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Sept. 6, gave the final approval necessary for the schools consolidation settlement to become a consent decree.
The developers of a roughly $8 million apartment development planned for Mud Island are scheduled to go before the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday to apply for a 9-year tax freeze for the project.
Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) is gearing up for its third annual conference, titled “Got the Healthcare Reform Blues?,” which will take place Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
It’s a cliché phrase that rings true for nearly every professional industry: it’s all about who you know.
Gretchen Gassner Turley has joined Red Door Wealth Management as director of client relations, a newly created position.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series. Public relations is part art and part science. Because you’re dealing with fellow human beings – reporters and editors – there’s no one-size-fits-all checklist that will ensure you never make a misstep. There are, however, common pitfalls to avoid ensuring your best opportunity for strong coverage and continued long-term relationships with key reporters.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee’s new law to require nearly all voters to show a photo identification card at polling places beginning next year has led state officials and interest groups to plan education campaigns before the 2012 elections.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials marked National Preparedness Month on Tuesday by stressing the need for readiness for natural disasters, mindful of the Memphis flooding last May and the April tornadoes that claimed 37 lives in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is promising to be accountable to Congress and is playing down the lawsuits his agency will be able to file against banks and other financial institutions.
NEW YORK (AP) – Drugstore chain Walgreen Co. reiterated Tuesday that it plans to stop filling prescriptions managed by Express Scripts Inc. on Jan. 1, saying contract renewal negotiations between the companies are stalled.
A new deadline for privately run versions of the government's Medicare program may trip up customers who typically wait until the holidays to settle on their health insurance coverage for the coming year.