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1. County Leaders Face New Budget Anxiety
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Shelby County commissioners meet in special session Wednesday, July 23, to cross the last “t” of the spring budget season some 27 days after the start of the new fiscal year.
That’s “t” for taxes.
2. Female CEOs See Pay Rise, But Numbers Remain Small
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.
3. Insure Tennessee: In Like A Lion, Out With A Committee
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
What started with a roar is ending with a whimper.
On the first day of the 2016 legislative session, dozens of Insure Tennessee supporters rallied, shouted and sang songs outside the House chamber.
4. Last Word: Trump, Clinton and Stanton, The Greensward Vote and Cover Letters
- Wednesday, March 02, 2016
This will be a relatively short edition of Last Word given the crush of an exceptional Tuesday in which a day at City Hall was more exciting than the state’s presidential primaries.
5. Council's New Crop
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
They ran in the considerable shadow of the most competitive Memphis mayoral race in a generation. The new Memphis City Council that takes office with Mayor-elect Jim Strickland in January isn’t necessarily a generational shift. It doesn’t signify a wholesale ousting by the electorate, either.
6. Middle Tennessee Mayors Push for Gas Tax Increase
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
A lot has changed in Middle Tennessee’s cities, towns and communities since 1990. Tennessee’s fuel tax has not.
The Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus met at the end of 2014 and took a hard look at how the state’s gas and fuel tax, which provides funding for transportation improvement, is stuck in 1990. Meanwhile, mayors are dealing with the realities of serving a fast-growing and booming region in 2015.
7. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will present “Pursuing the Guilty and Protecting the Innocent.” Visit phelpssecurity.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. International Paper Board Expands to 11 Members
- Monday, September 16, 2013
International Paper is increasing the size of its board to 11 members with the addition of Jay Johnson, former chairman and CEO of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp.
10. Mothers Now Top Earners in 4 in 10 US Households
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children — a milestone in the changing face of modern families, up from just 11 percent in 1960.
11. Expert: Investors Confound Housing
- Monday, November 12, 2012
The role of investor-driven neighborhoods in Memphis is growing, and the impact on different kinds of neighborhoods is largely unstudied and unknown.
For instance, what does it mean that going into 2012, 54 percent of residential property sales were accounted for by investor purchases from the Real Estate Owned (REO) inventory of foreclosing lenders?
12. The Counterpunch Lands
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Our most recent musings in this space have focused on the political and fiscal dynamics here at home. While those dynamics are vital and will continue to come more into focus as the calendar turns the page to the fourth quarter, the more pressing short-term focus in the financial markets has been to the east across the Atlantic Ocean.
13. Staying on Course
- Friday, September 07, 2012
A few days ago, trade publication “The Bond Buyer” reported that Phoenix, Ariz., is facing a $14.8 million deficit to operate its six golf courses and is mulling whether to sell or shutter them.
The city is reportedly considering those possibilities in light of factors that include a glut of courses, growing competition for golfers’ attention and a decline in the sport’s popularity. Blane Merritt, general manager of the TPC Southwind private golf club in Memphis’ Southwind community, can empathize with what Phoenix is wrestling with.
14. State Grant Includes Walker Ave. Improvements
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On one very hot afternoon, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s effort to break public-private development projects out of Downtown got a $1.5 million boost.
With two food delivery trucks passing by on the crowded parking lot of Garibaldi’s Pizza, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam came to the University of Memphis area Thursday, July 26, to deliver three checks from transportation enhancement grants in the Walker Avenue area where Garibaldi’s and other locally owned businesses coexist in a compact area as well as the fourth phase of the Wolf River Greenway in North Memphis and the Highway 61 Blues Trail project.
15. School Board Moves Toward Superintendent Pick
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
At the start of another five-hour countywide school board meeting Tuesday, June 26, Jim Boyd of the schools consolidation planning commission set the stage for a busy night on several fronts.
16. Residential Energy Rating Keeps Homes Airtight
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Bill Schrader makes homes more energy efficient. As owner of Residential Energy Rating, LLC and a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) certified home energy rater, he evaluates and then rates homes based on their energy efficiency.
17. Nucor Corp.'s Q2 Profit More Than Doubles
- Friday, July 22, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. said Thursday that its second-quarter earnings jumped as a 22 percent increase in sales helped offset higher costs. But it cautioned that stiffer competition could affect its third-quarter performance.
18. Survey Examines Local Social Media Use
- Thursday, June 09, 2011
The world of social media is a trending topic these days, but its presence locally is still relatively unknown.
That’s why Obsidian Public Relations and Research Dynamics Inc. partnered to conduct a public opinion survey in hopes of learning more about the types of social media being used in the Memphis area and the implications of those habits for businesses and nonprofits alike.
19. Medtronic Profits Drop 19 Percent In Q4
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Medtronic Inc.’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings dropped 19 percent and the company predicted lower-than-expected growth for the year ahead because of a slump in implants sales.
20. Wal-Mart Offers to Buy Massmart for $4.25B
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering to buy South African retailer Massmart Holdings Ltd. for about $4.25 billion in a bid to jump-start growth beyond its sluggish U.S. business.
21. Brian Moynihan to Succeed Ken Lewis as BofA CEO
- Friday, December 18, 2009
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Bank of America's new CEO says he doesn't expect to lead a major shift in strategy at America's largest bank when he takes over from Ken Lewis on Jan. 1. But with loan losses continuing to mount amid double-digit unemployment rates, it remains to be seen whether investors will embrace staying the course.
22. Shelby County’s Malls Fight Tax Appraisals
- Monday, December 14, 2009
In a sign of the rattled state of commercial property owners amid the lingering downturn, the owners of most of Shelby County’s major shopping malls are contesting their 2009 property appraisals.
The new values, which will determine the properties’ tax bills, were sent out earlier this year as part of the 2009 countywide reappraisal of property. The area’s five most prominent shopping centers – Wolfchase Galleria, The Avenue Carriage Crossing, Oak Court, Raleigh Springs Mall and Southland Mall – all saw their appraisals rise this year.
23. Why the Struggle to Control Beale Street Continues
- Monday, June 01, 2009
Eight blocks lie between the Shelby County Courthouse and Beale Street.
The courthouse’s seated representations of wisdom, justice, liberty and authority look southward toward the entertainment district. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can hear the band in Handy Park from the courthouse steps.
24. Married Attorneys: Working Together A Bonus for Clients
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
In the Memphis legal community, it’s not hard to find two attorneys who are married to each other. Constantly meeting new people is one of the most basic components of their jobs.
But finding married couples who practice law at the same firm is not as common. As the Memphis Bar Association reports, “very few” attorney spouses work together. The association doesn’t keep specific numbers on that.
25. GM Exec Says 1,600 Will Lose Jobs in Next Few Days
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - About 1,600 white-collar workers at General Motors Corp. will lose their jobs in the next few days as the troubled automaker accelerates cost cuts in order to qualify for more government aid.
26. Goodlett Commons Picks Up Big-Name Tenants
- Friday, September 26, 2008
Goodlett Commons, the retail center that will reintroduce Dunkin’ Donuts to the Memphis market, officially is under way and its developer has announced another national name for the 12,600-square-foot building at the corner of Whitten Road and Goodlett Farms Parkway.
27. Commission Moves Forward With More Charter Changes
- Friday, August 15, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will meet twice next week for the second and third readings of two new sets of county charter changes for voters to consider.
During two days of deliberations this week, the commission approved proposed changes to five countywide offices – sheriff, trustee, register, county clerk and assessor – that would fix legal problems in the current county charter noted in a 2007 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling. Those changes are the same ones voters rejected by a narrow margin in the Aug. 7 elections. But on the August ballot they were attached to a term limits proposal.
28. Family Court Advocates Compare Baltimore, Shelby County
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
Local fans of the HBO television series "The Wire" probably would say the cop show's depiction of Baltimore bears a startling resemblance to Memphis.
Some Memphis judges, lawyers and social workers exploring the idea of a family court are looking to Baltimore as a possible example of how to create a court system that offers a more unified approach to family problems.
29. Investors See Ingredients of Black Monday in Today's Markets, Also Differences
- Friday, October 19, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - "We who are about to die salute you."
A wary Art Cashin heard this phrase in its original Latin - morituri te salutamus - from a fellow trader and student of the classics early on a day 20 years ago that would earn the ignoble title Black Monday and serve as a lesson about the fragility of rising stock markets.
30. Despite Strong Engineering Resume, Darty Keeps Focus on Team
- Friday, August 24, 2007
On paper, Mark A. Darty's long list of accomplishments in the engineering field is impressive, to say the least.
In addition to his work as executive vice president of research, development and manufacturing at Luminetx Corp., he
has been a lead engineer at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (now The Boeing Co.) and developed avionics - aviation electronics - for the F-16 fighter aircraft. He also has created products such as solid state power systems for NASA and wearable computers for the U.S. Army.
31. Let the Good Times Roll
- Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Stretching south from Memphis, past fertile fields of cotton and soybeans, U.S. 61 brings the rest of the world to a place billboards along the way advertise as a garish Delta oasis. Bargain buffets, celebrity entertainers and loose slots await, they promise, beckoning travelers onward to vast temples of luck where dreams come true.
32. Anti-Predatory Lending Advocates Target Auto Title Loans
- Friday, November 10, 2006
Tennessee's next legislative session begins anew in a matter of weeks, which is why the push to get lawmakers involved in reforming the state's auto title lending industry is starting to accelerate.
33. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Uptown Center Finances
Uptown Center Finances
Property for $3 Million
Uptown Center LLC has financed three parcels at 464 N. Main St. near Auction Avenue for $3 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdailyn...
34. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, July 08, 2004
Niche Slowly Builds in Sports, Entertainment Law
The Daily News
Memphis is known for many things, from barbecue to Beale Street to the Mississippi River. But two Memphis symbols have gained a little extra prominence latel...
35. Archived Article: War (lead)
- Thursday, March 20, 2003
Tensions in Iraq alter local economic dynamics
Tensions in Iraq alter local economic dynamics
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Duration and outcome of the tense situation in Iraq are two significant unknowns facing the U.S. economy as milit...
36. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, June 04, 2001
By SUE PEASE Wright Medical prepares for public offering By SUE PEASE The Daily News A medical firm in Arlington, Tenn., is planning to go big-time with an initial public offering. Wright Medical Group Inc. registered with the Securities and Exchang...
37. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, May 08, 2001
Business development center opens doors in Milan Business development center opens doors in Milan American Ordnance LLC, a contractor to the U.S. Army at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, announced Monday a business development center will open at th...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 12, 1998
Oct Oct. 13 The Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development will meet jointly at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Drive. The speaker will be Judy Bell, vice president of Memphis Area Teac...
39. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, December 17, 1997
PC push PC push Dataquest reports increase in number of U.S. households planning to purchase a PC; survey shows 43 percent of U.S. households have a PC By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News A survey among U.S. households during Oct...
40. Archived Article: Wyndridge Lj
- Tuesday, June 17, 1997
lj 10/5 cates National REIT acquires Wyndridge Apartments By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Two sections of an East Memphis apartment complex have been purchased by the nations largest multi-family real estate investment trust for $30 million. Chicag...