Editorial Results (free)
1. Robot Fast-Food Chefs: Hype or a Sign of Industry Change?
- Friday, May 4, 2018
BOSTON (AP) – Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl – and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston.
2. Mortgage Market Slows in December, Up 8 Pct. in ’17
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Buoyed in part by solid numbers for 2017, bankers in Memphis like David Umsted are already looking ahead to what they foresee will be another busy year for the mortgage business locally thanks to a mix of underlying strengths for the market.
3. Startups and Artisans: EPIcenter caps a Busy 2017 Supporting Entrepreneurs
- Monday, January 1, 2018
Memphis’ startup ecosystem and its small-scale makers and artisans community took another leap forward in 2017, with new programming, resources and support to help all of those entrepreneurs continue to thrive.
4. Last Word: Sessions Notes, Lakeland Elects and Golf Classic Turns 60
- Friday, May 26, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t stick with the script he has when he makes a speech, like the one he gave Thursday at the federal building to a room full of federal prosecutors and local and state law enforcement. Some of that comes from his background as a former U.S. Attorney and Alabama’s Attorney General, not to mention his tenure as a U.S. senator.
5. Sustaining the Rally
- Saturday, April 1, 2017
Innings come to an end, games come to an end, and seasons come to an end. Yet the Memphis Redbirds are forever playing against their best selves – those grand and glorious days when AutoZone Park was new and the Triple-A baseball team competed in the highest-level pro sports league in town.
6. Memphis Museums and Attractions Broaden Reach With Host of Upgrades
- Saturday, March 18, 2017
Elvis Presley Enterprises made a splash in recent weeks with the grand opening of the 200,000-square-foot museum, restaurant and retail complex known as Elvis Presley’s Memphis. But the Graceland operator isn’t the only local institution upgrading what it offers visitors.
7. Memphis Economists: Trump Tweets Turn the Page on GOP Playbook
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
It’s long been a cornerstone of Republican political orthodoxy that government should “get out of the way” of businesses, and that the fewer mandates and regulations, well, the better.
8. Last Word: Secrets In A Small Town, Bullard Bounce and Beale & Mud Island
- Friday, January 15, 2016
Munford! A winning Powerball ticket for the largest jackpot ever was sold in Munford and that warrants a rare exclamation mark.
Possibly two when you consider that small towns are supposed to be places where it is nearly impossible to keep a secret – at least from the other folks in the town.
The fact that it was sold at Naifeh’s, a long-standing Tipton County business institution adds to the story.
The person who bought the ticket in Munford holds one of three winning tickets which comes out to about $582 million for that ticket.
That is roughly the size of the city of Memphis operating budget.
There was a similar mystery underway Thursday in Dyersburg where someone bought a Powerball ticket worth a paltry $2 million. Probably worth an exclamation mark if I wasn’t over the limit and already feeling the unspoken disdain of my reporting brethren who are judging me harshly as you read this.
9. The Long Road to ‘Overnight Success’
- Monday, January 5, 2015
The label “Overnight Success” has been mistakenly used to describe someone whose achievement is actually the result of a lifetime of hard work, sacrifices and overcoming adversity.
Being an overnight success implies a sudden, surprise appearance of success, like an unexpected guest at the door. Actually, success travels on a well-constructed path and visits the prepared.
10. Connecting Creatives
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
In a body of water, an undercurrent is something that moves beneath the surface and which, though it might be unseen, is unwise to ignore, especially when it flows in the opposite direction of currents visible on the surface.
11. Graceland Manager Maps Global Outposts
- Monday, August 18, 2014
The recession and changes over the last nine years in the companies owning 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises played a role in delaying plans for the expansion of Graceland into a 120-acre campus in Whitehaven.
12. Globetrotting Stephens Eyes Eventual Return to NBA
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
North Texas told D.J. Stephens no, said they no longer had a basketball scholarship for him. Remember that?
The only reason Stephens wound up at the University of Memphis was that a new young coach named Josh Pastner needed bodies to fill out the roster after John Calipari left for Kentucky and took everything but the nets off the rims at the Finch Center.
13. Worksite Consultants Preps Employees for Job Rigors
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
In an industrial park in Southeast Memphis is a facility that can best be described as an “adult jungle gym.”
Among warehouses, 18-wheelers and office space is the home of Worksite Consultants. With its 3,000 square feet of ladders and ramps, boxes and weights of all measure, owner Denise Higdon and her team put the employees of some of the area’s largest companies through their paces.
14. ‘Waiting for You’
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
Five days a week, the indefatigable restaurateur whose name customers often shorten to Sue, or Ms. Sue, comes downstairs.
Five days a week, she makes the usual preparations, the kitchen on the floor below where she lives clangs to life, a door is unlocked, and the Little Tea Shop waits for first-timers and hungry regulars to make their way inside, past a large sign out front that greets passers-by with a photo of owner Suhair Lauck.
15. Chasing a Dream With Hat in Hand
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Cody Hudson hit his first professional home run and trotted around the bases just like he had done at Austin Peay and, before that, Houston High School. He stepped on home plate and then turned toward his team’s dugout – in this case, the dugout of the San Angelo Colts.
16. Made in Memphis
- Saturday, August 3, 2013
Memphis’ geography is limited to roughly 300 square miles, but its identity stretches beyond the city limits, resonating to the far corners of the globe.
The city’s brand has obvious cornerstones, such as its place in the nation’s cultural topography. But setting aside those no-brainers, like the rock ‘n’ roll innovator whose mansion in Whitehaven still attracts gawkers from around the world, a lot of what makes Memphis’ story is the story of what’s made in Memphis.
17. Lighting the Spark
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.
18. US Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
19. Market Value
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Investor Warren Buffett admitted in his annual letter to shareholders recently that he was “dead wrong” in his early 2011 prediction that the housing market would have begun recovery by now.
20. New Perspective On ‘Growing’ Your Business
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Previously, I wrote about the fact that nature tends to get things right, and if you replicate patterns found in nature, you will likely be successful at whatever you desire to accomplish at work. Now let’s take things a step further and consider a situation where humans and nature must totally cooperate to accomplish a desired result: Let’s talk about farming.
21. Former Government Programmer Finds Passion in Unseen Things
- Monday, July 19, 2010
When computer programmer Greg Dunn willingly left his job in the Shelby County District Attorney’s office last November to pursue his own freelance business, Unseen Things Inc., he was repeatedly asked the same question.
22. Remember the Main
- Tuesday, January 2, 2007
In the midst of guiding the development partnership he helped assemble to create what could become the largest African-American-led project ever in Downtown Memphis, Darrell Cobbins heard from an old friend recently.
23. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Online Real Estate Transactions Make Debut Not just for listings anymore Homebid.com offers home buyers the ability to make their transactions online By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For some time now, the search for a new home has frequently...
24. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, September 20, 1999
Qigong: Cultivating chi The ancient Chinese practice of qigong, with its gentle, flowing movements that optimize health and energy, is developing a following among Memphians By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tired of pounding the pavement on that dai...