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1. Longtime Elvis Drummer D.J. Fontana Has Died
- Friday, June 15, 2018
D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ‘n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.
Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016.
2. Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind
- Tuesday, January 2, 2018
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.
In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district – and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. Everywhere you look, there are signs of a thriving city: Building cranes looming over streets, hotels crammed with business travelers, tony restaurants filled with diners.
3. Son of Nashville Mayor Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The only son of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry – whom her office described as "a kind soul full of life" – has died of an apparent drug overdose, and she asked for privacy as she and her husband face life "without his laughter and love."
4. US Auto Sales Near Record Highs in 2016
- Thursday, January 5, 2017
DETROIT (AP) – Demand may be slowing, but U.S. consumers still bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016.
U.S. sales of new vehicles – which set a record of 17.47 million in 2015 – could hit a new high in 2016. Consulting firm LMC Automotive and car-buying site Edmunds.com each predict sales will squeak past the previous record and reach 17.5 million in 2016.
5. Banks Now Giving Customers Access to Credit Scores for Free
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – It might be the most important piece of financial information about you – and it's finally easier for you to actually get a look at it.
Big banks and credit card companies are increasingly offering customers free access to their FICO score. This score, named after the software and analytics company that developed it, is used by lenders to determine how risky you are when they are deciding whether to issue a new credit card, mortgage or auto loan.
6. Koonce Joins Sedgwick Client Services
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has added K. Max Koonce II as senior vice president of client services for its casualty retail business unit. Koonce, an attorney by trade, comes to Sedgwick from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he was senior director of risk management. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart’s wholly owned third-party administrator.
7. Ford Surprises in 2Q With Record North American Profit
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
8. Nashville’s Long, Hot, Delicious Summer
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Summertime brings us wedges of juicy watermelon and drippy ice cream cones. It yields pies piled with blackberries and peaches so fresh they can fill a room with their aroma.
It offers jewel-toned tomatoes for slicing and piling onto BLTs.
9. Women and Philanthropy
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015
“Women rock!” “Women rule!” “If you want something done, ask a woman.” “Women hold up half the sky.” It’s women’s history month and time to highlight women’s roles as philanthropists and fundraisers.
10. Lower Gas Prices Boost US SUV Sales in October
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014
DETROIT (AP) – Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.
GM, Toyota, Chrysler, Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda all reported sales gains last month. Only Ford's sales fell 2 percent as it cut back on F-Series pickup sales ahead of the launch of a new F-150 later this year.
11. Sales of Ford Brand Vehicles to Top 2.4 Million in 2013
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford says 2013 North American sales of cars and trucks bearing its namesake brand will top 2.4 million, making Ford again the top-selling U.S. brand over Toyota.
12. Signs of Life
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
Home sales activity picked up in the first quarter of this year across the Mid-South, and brokers believe the market recovery is gaining traction.
Shelby County home sales rose 6 percent during the first quarter, with 3,382 sales from January to March compared to 3,179 during the first quarter of 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
13. Homes Sales Jump 17 Percent
- Monday, October 15, 2012
Shelby County home sales in the third quarter increased 17 percent compared to the third quarter last year, and local professionals say there’s a feeling of optimism among buyers and those in the business.
14. Crossing Boundaries
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Philanthropy takes a lot of planning and a lot of caution – so much so that young adults might give it a wide berth when it comes to ongoing involvement in the fundraising that is a central function of philanthropy.
15. New Formula Would Reduce Social Security Increases
- Tuesday, November 8, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as 55 million Social Security recipients are about to get their first benefit increase in three years, Congress is looking at reducing future raises by adopting a new measure of inflation that also would increase taxes for most families – the biggest impact falling on those with low incomes.
16. Wright’s Compliance Officer Resigns
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Another top executive has resigned from Wright Medical Group Inc. Vice president and chief compliance officer Lisa L. Michels resigned from the company Tuesday, Aug. 16, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing signed Friday, Aug. 19, by Wright Medical Interim CEO David Stevens.
17. Q1 Home Sales See 14 Percent Decline
- Monday, April 11, 2011
Sagging numbers for Shelby County home sales during the first quarter of 2011 came as a surprise to some industry officials who are seeing increased activity, while others said the figures matched the difficult homebuying climate.
18. Fundraiser to Purchase Bikes for Youth Access to Greenline
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
Team Max, a self-described “vigilante philanthropy movement,” is organizing a benefit to purchase bicycles for children who live in Binghampton.
Team Max is made up of friends and family members of Max Rose, who died in a car crash in 2009 at the age of 19. Rose was dedicated to serving inner-city youth.
19. Republicans Seize on Unemployment Rate Hike
- Monday, December 6, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – With unemployment rising, incoming House Speaker John Boehner vowed Friday that Republicans will show the way toward extending tax cuts in 2011 if the outgoing Democrats fail to do it sooner.
20. Home Sales Surge in Southern Cities
- Friday, April 23, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - March home sales climbed nearly 19 percent in the South as buyers scrambled to claim federal tax credits and take advantage of affordable prices.
There were 160,000 sales of previously occupied homes last month in the South, which also saw prices increase more than 5 percent to $154,800, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The last time prices rose in the South on a year-over-year basis was June 2008.
21. Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in South
- Monday, March 1, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Home sales in the South posted an annual increase of 8 percent in January as buyers grabbed hold of federal tax credits and affordable prices.
However, sales plummeted 35 percent from December, a sign that the housing market's recovery may be on shaky ground.
22. Home Resales Skyrocket in South
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
MIAMI (AP) - Home resales in the South skyrocketed last month as first-time buyers hurried to grab an expiring federal tax credit while exploiting low prices and mortgage rates.
The South recorded 176,000 home sales in November, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday, up 48 percent from a year earlier when the nation was dizzied by the financial market meltdown. The median sales price fell slightly more than 1 percent, to $151,400.
23. October Home Sales Rise 23 Pct in South
- Friday, November 27, 2009
MIAMI (AP) - October home sales in the U.S. South vaulted 23 percent from last year as buyers scrambled to grab an expiring tax credit and wrestled for lower-priced homes, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.
24. October Home Sales Rise 10.1 Pct from September
- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Home sales surged for the second month in a row in October, climbing to the highest level in 2 1/2 years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of an expiring tax credit.
25. Budget Umpire: Health Care Bills Would Raise Costs
- Friday, July 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats' health care bills won't meet President Barack Obama's goal of slowing the ruinous rise of medical costs, Congress' budget umpire warned on Thursday, giving weight to critics who say the legislation could break the bank.
26. Obama: Health Care Reform Essential to Stability
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Praising and prodding Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation's health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself.
27. Obama Challenges on Health Care
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant President Barack Obama sought Monday to revive his faltering plan to overhaul health care, delivering a full-throated promise to get comprehensive legislation and summoning lawmakers crucial to his effort to the White House.
28. P&G Taps Gary, Ind., Native McDonald to Lead
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
CINCINNATI (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. said Wednesday it chose 29-year company veteran Bob McDonald, citing his broad global experience, to lead the world's largest consumer-products company.
29. Home Sales Slip in Southern Cities in July
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sales of existing homes in the South tumbled 18 percent in July from a year ago, while the median price fell 3.5 percent to $179,300, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.
Compared to the rest of the country, sales in the South were weaker, although prices held up better. Nationwide, July sales fell 13 percent from a year ago, while the median price slid 7.1 percent to $212,000.
30. Despite Q1 Sales Decline, Realtors Optimistic About Rest of '07
- Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Home sales are down in Shelby County, but most area real estate practitioners aren't concerned. They remain bullish on the Memphis housing market, which is coming off an all-time sales record set in 2006.
31. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
32. Latest Chandler Figures Show 12 Percent Increase in Home Sales
- Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The Memphis residential market showed solid sales for the first quarter of 2006, with areas such as the Downtown condominium market and eastern Shelby County undergoing significant gains, according to the most recent data from Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
33. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Existing Home Sales Set National Record
Existing Home Market Sees Banner Year
The Daily News
With mortgage interest rates still low, residential real estate is still rapidly changing hands.
A big part of that activity is i...
34. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Realtors Association Announces President, Board
MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hub...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 7, 2003
Calendar of Events July 7-13
Calendar of Events July 7-13 July 7
Memphis Dance Group presents Take Flight: A Journey in Dance at 9:30 a.m. today through Friday at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Enjoy music, d...
36. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Crye-Leike among top
Crye-Leike among top
in national ranking
Memphis-based Crye-Leike attained a No. 10 national ranking among the nations largest residential brokerage firms, a position the company last held in 1999.
A recent report ra...
37. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Housing boom to fade, not burn out
Housing boom to fade, not burn out
The boom times may be fading for the U.S. housing market, but activity should wind down gradually from record levels rather than end in a bust, economists, builders and real...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Kim Carter joined Coastal Securities in Memphis as public finance vice president. She earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Memphis and a bachelors degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. &nbs...
39. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, February 16, 2001
After entering Gayle Roses office, an immediate calm is felt One sweet Rose By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Anyone involved the Memphis community has at least heard about Gayle Rose By day, she is the founder and chairman of The Rose Family Founda...
40. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, June 25, 1996
Sales of Multiple Listing Service-listed homes increased to an all-time high in May, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Sales of Multiple Listing Service-listed homes increased to an all-time high in May, according to the Memphis ...