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1. Jobs Data Could Signal Shortage of Qualified Workers to Hire
- Monday, June 05, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?
A hiring pullback reported in Friday's U.S. jobs data for May raises that prospect. The economy added just 138,000 jobs, which was still high enough to help cut the unemployment rate to a 16-year low of 4.3 percent. With the recovery from the Great Recession having reached its eighth year, hiring is gradually weakening.
2. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
3. The Alamo? No, Vols Rally Around Loss to Vandy
- Friday, December 23, 2016
Tennessee’s football team can’t afford to get too merry when it goes into Christmas break this weekend. Not with the way it finished the 2016 regular season, and not with a chance for some redemption.
4. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 05, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
5. Big 12 a Nice Dream but a Remote Reality
- Friday, May 06, 2016
Wading in on Big 12 expansion, steroids in baseball and a few basketball questions ….
I applaud University of Memphis president David Rudd’s efforts to get the Tigers into the Big 12, should the league expand. In a short time, Rudd has been a strong influence on U of M athletics and he understands the bigger picture – that what is good for the athletics department will, in many cases, be good for the university and the city.
6. Bend and a Beer: Yoga Classes and Craft Breweries Team Up
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016
MIAMI (AP) — Call it detox and retox: Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are making their way into breweries.
While the teaching is traditional, the classes tend to attract newbies, especially men, says Beth Cosi, found of Bendy Brewski in Charleston, South Carolina and Memphis.
7. Fed Minutes: Some Saw December Rate Hike as 'Close Call'
- Thursday, January 07, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the Federal Reserve's unanimous vote to raise a key interest rate last month, some policymakers viewed their decision as a "close call" because of stubbornly low inflation.
8. Ford Jr. to Headline Dunavant Award Event
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the March 25 Dunavant Public Servants Awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Memphis East.
The awards, now in their 12th year, honor one elected official and one non-elected public official within Shelby County who demonstrate the qualities and characteristics of longtime Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant.
9. Ailing Global Economy Could Lead Fed to Delay Hike
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.
10. Power Play
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
When the Tennessee Valley Authority board voted in August to build a new power plant in Southwest Memphis, it was a decision based on factors larger than the power needs in Memphis.
But it was also a decision that is just as important for Memphis as the decision to build the existing Allen Fossil Plant there 55 years ago.
11. US Housing Recovery Appears to be Back on Track
- Friday, August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.
12. Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.
13. TVA’s Solar Balance Limits Have Riled Some Providers
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved more than 250 renewable energy projects for the year 2013 across the multi-state region it covers.
But some solar providers in Tennessee are chafing at the limits TVA has set as it attempts to balance large solar farm installations with more smaller home rooftop solar installations.
14. Fed Likely to Hint of No Rate Increase Before 2014
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – It could be quite a while yet before the Federal Reserve starts raising the interest rates it's kept at record lows for three years.
Maybe not before 2014.
That's the thinking of many analysts as the Fed prepares this week to provide more explicit clues about how long short-term rates will likely stay near zero.
15. River Test Bolsters Tenn. Inventor's Turbine Idea
- Monday, August 08, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The metallic, wheel-shaped object looks like something taken off a spaceship from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," a futuristic creation born from a 15-year labor of science and love.
16. Leadership Memphis Announces Board Members
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Leadership Memphis has announced new board members and officers for its new fiscal year.
The officers and executive committee include Eric Robertson, chair; Beverly Jordan, vice chair; Bryan Ford, treasurer; Veronica Coleman Davis, secretary; Chris McLean, immediate past chair; Jeff Gaudino, alumni chair; Christine Munson, development chair; Lemoyne Robinson, program chair; and Jeane Chapman, marketing chair.
17. Home Run
- Monday, April 18, 2011
From March to September, Matt Hughes is a busy man. His 10-year-old son plays for the Jackson (Tenn.) Coyotes, a competitive baseball team. Just about every weekend Hughes and his family of four hit the road for a baseball tournament, traveling around the Southeast to places from Memphis to Panama City, Fla.
18. MLGW Gets Serious About Delinquent Accounts
- Tuesday, December 22, 2009
With delinquent customer account balances on the rise, the city-owned utility company is taking steps to go after as much of that debt as it can.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, the largest three-service public utility in the nation, wants to hire a company – or companies – to help recover millions of dollars its customers owe. MLGW has issued a request for proposals to firms that can provide collection services, and bids are due next month.
19. Recession and Debt Drag on Commercial Real Estate
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even as the housing market starts to show signs of recovery, fortunes for commercial real estate are looking increasingly grim – and that could spell trouble for the fragile U.S. banking sector.
20. Shanker Named Partner At Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jill Uiberall Shanker has become a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Shanker is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate and Securities Team.
21. Banks Wage Rate War for Deposits
- Monday, November 17, 2008
Banks across the U.S. are engaged in a heated competition for deposits as the battered industry tries to shore up its funding sources.
From giant Citigroup Inc. to tiny S&T Bancorp Inc. – which is based in Indiana, Pa. and has just 55 branches – banks are responding to uncertain times by sharply increasing the interest rates paid on deposits.
22. TVA Increases Rates By 20 Percent
- Thursday, October 02, 2008
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s largest electric rate increase in more than three decades took effect Wednesday as thousands of consumers already are struggling to pay their power bills and avoid service cutoffs.
23. Huge TVA Electric Rate Increase Takes Effect
- Wednesday, October 01, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority's largest electric rate increase in more than three decades takes effect Wednesday as thousands of consumers already are struggling to pay their power bills and avoid service cutoffs.
24. Fed, Central Banks Move to Boost Global Confidence
- Friday, September 19, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression forced the Federal Reserve and central banks in other countries to pump billions of dollars into the world's banking system in an urgent bid to stop further damage.
25. MLGW Board to Consider Property Purchase
- Thursday, September 18, 2008
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board members today will consider the purchase of property along Shelby Drive near Mendenhall Road for $1 million.
The money will be taken out of the utility’s 2008 Electric Capital Budget.
26. Founders of Grand Events Sell Company’s Warehouse
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008
3347 Pearson Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $2.5 Million
Sale Date: June 13, 2008
Buyer: Schwarz Properties LLC
Seller: Hoyt Mark White and John Stanley White
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: June 12, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Details: Asheboro, N.C.-based Schwarz Properties LLC has bought the 130,925-square-foot warehouse that houses Grand Events and Party Rentals, which now will lease the space.
27. Commissioners Rake Money Into Networx As Wobbly Entity Endures State Scrutiny
- Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Shelby County commissioners approved Monday paying $69,000 to Memphis Networx for annual broadband and Internet service for the county in the current fiscal year and to increase bandwidth of Internet service.
28. Networx Becomes Target Of Investigation Request
- Friday, August 03, 2007
Seven Memphis legislators formally have requested that the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) investigate the fiber optics company Memphis Networx and its connection to Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (MLGW).
29. Memphis Networx: From Smart Money to Risky Business
- Friday, June 22, 2007
Memphis, Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) board members have postponed until July voting on the sale of telecom company Memphis Networx.
A clearer picture of how the MLGW spin-off got to this point is beginning to emerge.
30. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
31. 'Hello, Sunshine'
- Friday, November 03, 2006
The song "Why Does the Sun Shine?" popularly covered by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, gives a basic rundown of the huge sphere at the center of our universe:
"Yo ho, it's hot, the sun is not
A place where we could live.
But here on Earth there'd be no life
Without the light it gives."
32. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
33. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Tennessee Press Association elects vice president
Pitts Named Principal Owner at Pickering
Robert J. Pitts was named principal owner of Pickering Inc. Pitts is the companys civil engineering team leader. He received a bachelors degree from the...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 15, 1997
The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: Maura Bulick has joined the alumni association as a program coordinator. Bulick formerly worked in the Memphis office of U....