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1. Long, Winding Road
- Saturday, August 4, 2018
Considered by many to be the main artery of Memphis’ robust logistical and distribution network, the Lamar Avenue Corridor has long been clogged by its own narrow lanes and outdated capacity.
2. Tiger Hoops Sees Boost In Season Ticket Sales
- Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Mark Cockerell saw his fill of University of Memphis basketball last season – and admitted it wasn’t on his nickel. “Went to almost all the games with tickets I got at work,” said Cockerell, who works for FedEx. “There were always lots of unused tickets floating around.”
3. Paraham Joins DCA As PR, Social Media Coordinator
- Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Wesley Paraham has joined Memphis-based creative communications consulting firm as PR and social media coordinator. In this role, Paraham supports DCA’s public relations and social media strategies for clients including Explore Bike Share, Memphis Greenspace, Memphis Public Libraries and Big River Crossing, with a special emphasis on research and content development.
4. Around Memphis: May 7, 2018
- Monday, May 7, 2018
The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…
5. Heir on the Side of Caution
- Saturday, March 3, 2018
The closest and best parcel of land for a second convention center hotel in Downtown Memphis is the Mud Island parking garage. It’s a block away from the Memphis Cook Convention Center and is the first site that came up when a Denver developer approached the city last year about possibly building such a hotel.
6. Getting to the Top
- Saturday, February 17, 2018
An attorney, a physician and a college president. Three success stories. Three women who made it. They had different challenges, yes, but they also shared obstacles that are ever the same.
Dr. Marjorie Hass, Rhodes College president, recently spoke at a breakfast on campus for female students and alumni. Her message to the young women about to set out on their careers was wrapped in truth. She was encouraging, yes, but she also was not going to make promises that life can’t keep.
7. Success No Easy Road For Women In Business
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The inspiration was there early. It will seem strange at first, even Tannera George Gibson herself understands that. But all these years later, she can see the connection.
8. Retail Workers Feel Disruption From Shifting Shopper Habits
- Tuesday, January 9, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.
The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople, cashiers and others. The shifts are driven, like much in retail, by the Amazon effect – the explosion of online shopping and the related changes in consumer behavior and preferences.
9. Last Word: Liberty Bowl Sell-Out Prep, Beale's Year and Tubby Talks
- Friday, December 29, 2017
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is a sell out as of Thursday. And while your thoughts may turn to the sight of a full stadium at the Fairgrounds, at least some of you who are going are thinking about what traffic will be like in the area. Here is the parking and shuttle game plan at the outset and a day in advance. The Liberty Bowl Parade on Beale is at 3 p.m. Friday followed by a pep rally in the entertainment district and all are welcome.
10. Memphis Sound at 60
- Saturday, December 23, 2017
As Stax Records and Royal Studios both wrap up a year of celebrating their 60th anniversary, The Memphis News looks back at the creators and purveyors of the Memphis sound and its significance, both in its heyday and today.
11. Museum of the Bible, Built by Hobby Lobby Owner, Opens in DC
- Friday, November 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups.
12. Expanding Its Reach
- Thursday, November 16, 2017
His was a story as tragic as it is familiar. E. Young had immediate family members in a gang. More than one gang tried to recruit him. His parents were in no way equipped to raise him.
When he moved in with an aunt, Phyllis Brown, he was by his own words “angry, depressed.”
13. Vols, Jackets Each Eager to Make Statement
- Friday, September 1, 2017
Enough of the talk. Enough of the speculation. Let’s play some football.
Tennessee starts its fifth season of the Butch Jones coaching era on Monday night against Georgia Tech at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN).
14. A ‘Life-Changing’ Trip To Vietnam for Midstate Vols
- Friday, July 28, 2017
Nashville’s Kyle Phillips never knew how good he had it as a University of Tennessee football player. Not until he went to Vietnam with The VOLeaders Academy for a 13-day study with numerous other student-athletes from UT. They left June 29 and returned two weeks later.
15. Last Word: ICE Raids, Who's Buying Afton Grove and Malco Powerhouse Plans
- Monday, July 24, 2017
A protest Sunday evening at the Prescott Place Apartments after federal ICE agents – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – took people into custody there and at Emerald Ridge and Corner Park apartments Sunday morning. The group of organizations protesting the federal action – Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens, Cosecha and SURJ Memphis -- say Memphis Police assisted in the immigration operation. Memphis Police deny they were involved in any way. No estimate from ICE on how many people were detained.
16. Spring Lessons: Here’s Who Vols Will Start
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones isn’t big on naming starters and divulging depth charts. Not until he has to. So it comes as no surprise the Vols enter summer workouts and fall camp with junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano still competing for the starting quarterback’s job.
17. Existing US Home Sales Reach Highest Since February 2007
- Thursday, December 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year.
18. Last Word: ASD Changes & TNReady Scores, Fred's For Sale? and Cinnabon & Ikea
- Thursday, December 15, 2016
The day after the TNReady reports cards for school districts were released, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen was in Douglass Wednesday with word of some changes in how the Achievement School District operates.
19. Vols Get Midterm B Despite Back-to-Back Losses
- Friday, October 21, 2016
Tennessee’s football team is spending this week’s open date trying to get healthy after a rugged four-game stretch of SEC football in which they defeated Florida and Georgia and lost to Texas A&M and Alabama.
20. High-Scoring Ohio Good Warmup for Florida Game
- Friday, September 16, 2016
Tennessee football returns to normalcy this week, if you call a noon EDT kickoff normal.
The Vols survived a Thursday night scare in the season opener against Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium. Then they roared from behind last Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway and beat Virginia Tech 45-24 in the Pilot Flying J. Battle at Bristol before a college football record crowd of 156,990.
21. Son of ‘Famous Amos’ Cookie Maker Mixing His Own Batch of Blues and Soul
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
If you were to cherry-pick parts of his story, it makes all the sense in the world that Shawn Amos – and today he goes by the Rev. Shawn Amos – is a blues singer and a harmonica player. It even makes sense that he speaks of having to “reconcile” who he has been and who he is.
22. The Week Ahead: May 30-June 5
- Monday, May 30, 2016
It's time to get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from a Funkadelic party at the New Daisy to a Day of Merrymaking on the Greensward...
23. Appeals Court Reverses Fraud Finding Against Bank of America
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. was not liable for fraud and subject to a penalty of over $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
24. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
- Monday, December 7, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden will exhibit Stephanie Wexler’s “uRbanRuraLandscapes” Monday, Dec. 7, through Jan. 4 at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. All works available for purchase. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
- Saturday, December 5, 2015
Touchdown Club of Memphis, will host its AutoZone Liberty Bowl Night on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Head coaches from the SEC and Big 12 teams playing the Liberty Bowl will speak. Cost is $60. Visit tdcmemphis.com.
- Friday, December 4, 2015
Germantown Community Theatre will present “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play” Friday, Dec. 4, through Dec. 20 at GCT, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Buy tickets at gctcomeplay.org.
28. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
29. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 3, 2015
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.
Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.
30. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
31. Fed Vice Chair in Spotlight as Markets Seek Rate Hike Clues
- Monday, August 31, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence.
32. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
33. Rice Moves 3-Day Divorce Conference to Beale
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
After several years in Tunica, divorce attorney Larry Rice is bringing his three-day conference for family law attorneys back to Memphis and to Beale Street.
34. Space Race
- Saturday, March 7, 2015
Businesses looking for office space in Nashville are learning a painful lesson that homebuyers already know – prices are high, and if you take time to shop around for a better deal, someone else is likely to snap up the property, leaving you out in the cold.
35. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
36. Student Debt, Rising Rents Take Bite Out of Real Estate Market
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hefty student loans are a major stumbling block for young Americans as they try to buy their first home, a National Association of Realtors’ annual survey shows.
In spite of an improved job market and low interest rates in 2014, the number of first-time homebuyers dipped to 33 percent, down 5 percent from the previous year and the lowest since the National Association of Realtors began tracking the rate in 1981.
37. Murfreesboro, Nashville Players Get Jump on UT Careers
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Jack Jones didn’t want to waste any time getting started with his football career at the University of Tennessee, so he graduated in December from Murfreesboro Oakland High School.
38. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
39. Recruiting Wars
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is in his eighth year in the NBA. But he’s just 27 years old and his 10-year class reunion at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis is still an event in the future.
40. How Bad is Knoxville Crime?
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
From murders to burglaries, most of Knoxville’s crime can be attributed to illegal drugs, police say.
But even as crime figures have remained static for years, where you live likely determines how you feel about crime and safety.
41. Vanderbilt Students Find Happiness in Music City
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.
“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.
42. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.
43. Land Grab
- Friday, May 16, 2014
It’s been implied, but an agreement on the general idea of building a Memphis Zoo parking garage was put in writing this week by the Overton Park Conservancy as protests over paid zoo parking on the park’s greensward are likely to continue.
44. Developers Show Interest in Germantown’s Arthur Property
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A 33-acre site near Saddle Creek in Germantown is seeing increased interest from developers and could change hands as early as this year, according to a real estate agent marketing the property.
Murray Foster, a broker with Taliesyn Realty, said interest in the property owned by the heirs of Boyd Arthur Sr. picked up last year and remains strong in 2014.
45. Building Capacities
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Major road and highway projects like the Interstate 269 loop, I-40/240 and the Mallory Road interchange near Frank Pigeon Industrial Park made substantial progress during 2013, with several phases of important transportation corridors wrapping up and new projects planned for 2014 and beyond.
46. Connection Complete
- Friday, November 22, 2013
State and local officials will cut the ribbon on the last piece of Tenn. 385 on the morning of Friday, Nov. 22, and the eight-mile stretch of road will open to motorists later in the day.
The roughly eight-mile section between Macon Road and Tenn. 57 in Piperton is the final piece of a nearly 50-mile route that travels from Millington through Arlington and south through Fayette County and into Collierville before linking back to Interstate 240 in the city of Memphis. Work on the $74 million section began in November 2009.
47. Tennessee Focusing on Road Safety
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Governor's Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are reaching out to communities across the state to offer help in reducing traffic fatalities.
The Tennessean reports that the agencies are putting more resources in counties that have the largest increase in fatal crashes.
48. Saddle Creek Growth Sign of Future for City
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Shops of Saddle Creek is in store for a multimillion-dollar makeover and expansion, a project that will likely be the first of several development dominoes to fall in Germantown.
Texas-based Trademark Property Co., which has operated the retail center since 2011, will expand the portion of the 148,000-square-foot lifestyle center on the southwest side of Poplar Avenue and West Street in Germantown.
49. Surprise From Fed: No Pullback in Bond Purchases
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a surprise, the Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy because its outlook for growth has dimmed in the past three months.
The Fed said it will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds while it awaits conclusive evidence that the economy is strengthening. The Fed's bond purchases are intended to keep long-term borrowing rates low to boost spending and economic growth.
50. Fed Faces Many Uncertainties as It Meets This Week
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is being engulfed by the one thing it tries to prevent: uncertainty.
Will the Fed take its first step Wednesday toward reducing the extraordinary stimulus it's given the U.S. economy?
51. Bjorklund Helps AutoZone Meet Compliance Laws
- Thursday, August 1, 2013
When Susan Bjorklund, policy and procedure attorney for AutoZone, left Houston High School for the University of Mississippi, it was with only an inkling that she might want to be a lawyer one day.
52. Fresh Market Eyes Midtown Property for New Store
- Monday, July 22, 2013
The Fresh Market, the upscale specialty grocery store, has had its sights on Midtown Memphis for some time and may have found the right address.
The Greensboro, N.C.-based grocer and retailer is eyeing the vacant office building and hotel at the southwest corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard, according to several sources, who said the property is under contract to be purchased.
53. Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
54. Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Barge
- Friday, April 26, 2013
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – For the second time in less than a week, a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge.
The latest incident on the flooded river happened Thursday morning when a barge struck the bridge at Caruthersville, Mo. The bridge carries Interstate 155 traffic between southern Missouri and Tennessee.
55. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
56. Gun Ban Would Protect More Than 2,200 Firearms
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.
57. Lawrence’s Background a Fit for Work at EDGE
- Monday, February 11, 2013
It might be said that John Lawrence has a background made to order for looking at the big picture – one of real estate, urban planning, marketing and organization management. Through the course of various career moves, he’s developed the tools necessary for the use in his position as manager of strategic economic development planning for Memphis and Shelby County’s Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE).
58. Divorce Guide Hits Silver Anniversary
- Thursday, September 6, 2012
This year marks the silver anniversary of Memphis attorney Larry Rice literally writing the book on divorce law.
59. Analyzing Real Estate’s Q2
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
THE HOUSING BUST IS OVER, THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HAS FINALLY TURNED THE CORNER … are the words that Realtors and consumers are dying to hear. The second quarter numbers for the Memphis and Shelby County real estate market are encouraging; we could be seeing the end.
60. Hollins’ Intensity Evident In Grizzlies’ Play on Court
- Friday, March 9, 2012
Sooner or later, every conversation with Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins comes back to his core basketball beliefs.
“You’ve got to go out there and play your game and let whatever happens happen,” Hollins is saying one day – or any day – in the hallway outside his office at FedExForum. “And if it’s not good enough, I’ll let you know.
61. 2011 Job Hopes Improved Most for Worst-Hit Groups
- Monday, January 9, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – For many people whose job prospects faded most during the recession, 2011 brought a small dose of relief.
When unemployment was surging, the youngest U.S. workers, the oldest, those without college degrees and men as a whole all suffered disproportionately. Last year, those groups – whose unemployment rates still exceed the national average – had better success than others in finding jobs, according to Labor Department data released Friday.
62. Back to Black
- Monday, November 28, 2011
The Friday after Thanksgiving, often dubbed, “Black Friday,” is considered by many to be the traditional start of the holiday season shopping in the U.S.
The origin of the term varies. Some sources attribute the Philadelphia Police Department’s coinage of the phrase in 1966 to describe the hectic traffic and chaotic crowds on the busy shopping day. Others deem the expression to reflect a retailer’s shift to profitability during the holiday season, when a boost in sales moves a business out of the “red” and into the “black.”
63. FDA Cites 1,200 Tobacco Retailers
- Friday, November 11, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has issued about 1,200 warning letters to retailers in 15 states for violating federal tobacco regulations since beginning inspections under a 2009 law giving it authority to regulate the industry.
64. Driving the Economy
- Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It doesn’t take much to figure out why a stock like AutoZone’s remains a favorite among investors.
There are about 240 million cars on the road in the U.S. right now, according to Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. specialty retail analyst John R. Lawrence. Meanwhile, the average age of those cars has pushed past the decade mark.
65. Ark. Commission Votes to Shut Down Wells
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — State commissioners voted Wednesday to close a well that's used to dispose of natural gas fluids and ban others from being drilled in a gas-rich area north of Conway where hundreds of earthquakes have struck.
66. UTHSC Awarded $1M for Brain Tumor Study
- Monday, July 11, 2011
The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, the contracting element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, has awarded The Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center $1 million to fund a study on brain tumors.
67. Federal Officials Release College Cost Comparisons
- Friday, July 1, 2011
Looking for a college bargain? Try any of nine University of Puerto Rico campuses, where annual tuition hovers at or below $2,000.
Counting pennies? Avoid Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, a private school where tuition, fees and room and board exceeds $50,000, making it one of the five most expensive schools on a new U.S. Department of Education guide to college costs.
68. Q3 Profit, Sales Up for AutoZone
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. turned in a strong fiscal third quarter, despite concerns about whether higher gas prices and bad weather in parts of the country would lead customers to drive their cars less – and thus need to swap out parts less often.
69. ‘Clear Leader’
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011
AutoZone Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Bill Rhodes told analysts during a presentation of the company’s second quarter results Tuesday morning that the Memphis-based auto parts retailer had its best quarterly performance since the end of 2003 for the period ending Feb. 12.
70. 'Clear Leader': AutoZone sets industry tone with another scorching quarter
- Tuesday, March 1, 2011
AutoZone Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Bill Rhodes told analysts during a presentation of the company’s second quarter results Tuesday morning that the Memphis-based auto parts retailer had its best quarterly performance since the end of 2003 for the period ending Feb. 12.
71. Dow Breaks Through 12,000, First Time Since 2008
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years Wednesday but edged lower in afternoon trading.
Investors were encouraged by President Barack Obama's call to overhaul taxes on businesses and a jump in new home sales in December. The gains were held back by weak profit forecasts from Boeing Co., Xerox Corp. and other big names.
72. Obama's Economist Pick Seen as Sign of New Agenda
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
HONOLULU (AP) – Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down unemployment.
73. Signed Contracts to Buy Homes up 10.4 Pct. in Oct.
- Friday, December 3, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes jumped in October, marking the third gain since contract signings hit a decade low.
The National Association of Realtors said Thursday its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes rose 10.4 percent in October. Contract signings were up in every region of the country except the West.
74. Home Sales Dip 2.2 Percent in October
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of previously owned homes slipped slightly in October as the housing market continues to battle tough economic conditions including high unemployment and tight credit.
75. Broadband Usage Growing Even as Gaps Persist
- Tuesday, November 9, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009.
76. High Note
- Friday, October 29, 2010
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the University of Memphis’ Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has planned a concert that will blow the roof off, assuming the walls don’t burst at the seams first.
The fact that Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection), which was chosen for the concert, is too big both sound-wise and size-wise for the school’s Harris Concert Hall is reminiscent of the growth that has taken place since the former “music department” became a “school of music” in 2000.
77. Obama Aide's Exit Could be Prelude to More Changes
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The departure of President Barack Obama's top economic adviser at the end of the year could provide the White House with an opportunity to revamp its economic team after the November elections, when voters are expected to take out their anxieties on Democrats.
78. Record Gains for US Poverty With Elections Looming
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.
79. Trade Deficit Narrows to $42.8 Billion in July
- Friday, September 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The trade deficit narrowed significantly in July as exports climbed to the highest level in nearly two years, reflecting big gains in sales of U.S.-made airplanes and other manufactured goods while imports declined.
80. Brownstone Lands First Tenant In Radiological and Vascular Center
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010
7695 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date: May 28, 2010
Buyer: MRPC Building LLC
Seller: Salvaggio Group LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: May 28, 2010
Maturity Date: Aug. 21, 2011
Lender: MedArm Inc.
81. Conserve and Protect
- Monday, May 3, 2010
Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Stroll along the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi” and it’s possible to see a tugboat pushing a barge against the current, a steamboat churning through the muddy waters, a Coast Guard cutter darting across the choppy surface.
82. 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.
83. February Existing Home Sales Drop 0.6 Percent
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing homes fell for a third straight month in February, pushing sales down to the lowest level since last July. There is concern the fragile housing rebound is faltering, making it harder for the overall economy to recover.
84. Debt Woes in Europe Could Infect U.S. Recovery
- Thursday, February 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, which led the world into recession, may now see its fragile recovery stifled by events across the globe.
Dangerously high debt levels in Greece and some other European countries could trigger a wave of national defaults, undermining revival in Europe and probably in the U.S. as well.
85. Tenn. Judge Grants German Family Political Asylum
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children was granted political asylum Tuesday by a U.S. immigration judge, according to the legal group that represented them.
86. Obama Open to Every Good Idea to Stop Job Losses
- Friday, December 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he's "open to every demonstrably good idea" to reverse the worst job losses in decades. But Obama said the government's resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector.
87. October Pending Home Sales Rise 3.7 Percent
- Wednesday, December 2, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - The number of homebuyers who signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes rose for the ninth straight month as buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time owners before its original expiration at the end of November.
88. House Panel's Probe Targets Big Mortgage Lenders
- Monday, October 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel is investigating the role of mortgage lenders in the financial crisis and is seeking information from some of the biggest U.S. companies to determine if they used deceptive practices to lure borrowers into the housing boom.
89. US Home Sales Rise 9.4 Percent in Sept., Beats Forecast
- Monday, October 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.
90. Job Losses Mar Recovery, Create Woes for Dems
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A distressed economy is widely blamed for President George H.W. Bush's re-election defeat in 1992, and a decade earlier, for the loss of 26 House seats in midterm elections by Ronald Reagan's Republicans. Yet in both instances recession had already ended or was winding down.
91. Fed's Steps to Aid Banking System Raise Risks, Too
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.
Analysts and government officials fear that the nation's biggest banks will be emboldened to resume excessive risk-taking on the belief that the Fed will be there – again – to prevent them from collapsing.
92. Risk-taking is Back for Banks One Year after Crisis
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - A year after the financial system nearly collapsed, the nation's biggest banks are bigger and regaining their appetite for risk.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and others – which have received tens of billions of dollars in federal aid – are once more betting big on bonds, commodities and exotic financial products, trading that nearly stopped during the financial crisis.
93. White House Putting Off Budget Update
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is being forced to acknowledge the wide gap between its once-upbeat predictions about the economy and today's bleak landscape.
The administration's annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama's budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.
94. Sales, Prices Slide Again in South
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
MIAMI (AP) - First-time homebuyers took advantage of sinking prices and low mortgage rates in the South in May, but problems with appraisals delayed transactions and became an obstacle for both buyers and sellers.
95. Pending Home Sales Rise 6.7 Percent
- Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The number of U.S. homebuyers who agreed to purchase a previously occupied home in April posted the largest monthly jump in nearly eight years, a sign that sales are finally coming to life after a long and painful slump.
96. Mixed Signals Abound, But Economy Remains Weak
- Monday, April 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A flurry of better-than-expected bank earnings reports this week, coupled with some tentatively encouraging economic data, suggest the economy and the financial system might not be quite as sick as many had believed.
97. At Last, Economy Leveling Off – But Bumps Not Over
- Monday, April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – At last, after a nerve-racking six-month descent, the economy appears to be leveling off.
But don’t assume the bumps are over.
Stock investors, shoppers and home buyers are less jittery. Once-frozen credit markets are slowly thawing. And economic indicators that had been going from bad to worse are showing signs of stabilizing – though still at distressed levels.
98. Red Flags Abounded During SEC Probe Of Stanford Cos.
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – As with the Bernard Madoff case, the scandal surrounding billionaire R. Allen Stanford now seems clear and obvious in hindsight. Yet Stanford managed to run his alleged scheme even while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators investigated his businesses.
99. New Info Surfaces in Priest Sex Cases
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Fifteen priests in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis have been accused of sexually abusing children since the diocese was formed in 1971.
That was among the disclosures made in a Circuit Court hearing late last week to set the ground rules for the pending civil trial of a lawsuit against the diocese and the Dominican religious order. The hearing continues Thursday.
100. Building Permit Filed For General Washburn Apts.
- Tuesday, January 20, 2009
56 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $5.7 Million
Project Cost: $8 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2009
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Downtown Developers LLC
Tenant: Downtown Developers LLC
Contractor: Naylor Construction
Architect: Blackledge Architecture PC