Editorial Results (free)
1. Fed Watchers Await Rate Forecast With a Hike All But Certain
- Tuesday, June 12, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What's not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead – a move that could raise the risk of a recession.
2. The Seam in Memphis Joins EEA Blockchain Initiative
- Friday, May 4, 2018
The Seam, a provider of agribusiness software and commodities trading solutions, has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative.
The Seam joined EEA to collaborate with industry leaders on the architecture and deployment of blockchain solutions for the enterprise. As a member, The Seam will work alongside many individuals and organizations by promoting and facilitating open standards, decentralized architectures, security and best practices for Ethereum-based technologies, including smart contracts.
3. Building Heritage
- Saturday, April 28, 2018
The basement of the Universal Life Insurance building, a Memphis landmark at Danny Thomas Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, is still defined by the intersection of overhead ventilation shafts and pipes.
4. Fed Likely to Hold Rates Steady at Yellen's Final Meeting
- Tuesday, January 30, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Janet Yellen's final Federal Reserve policy meeting will likely bring an uneventful end this week to her four-year tenure as Fed chair but perhaps offer hints of the central bank's approach to interest rates in the months to follow.
5. Federal Regulator Gives OK for Bitcoin Futures to Trade
- Monday, December 4, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight.
6. Fed Officials Split in July Over Inflation Worries
- Thursday, August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons.
One group of Federal Reserve policymakers felt inflation was falling too low and argued for caution in raising interest rates. Others expressed concerns that delaying further rate hikes could push inflation higher into dangerous territory.
7. First Day of School Begins With Greetings, Hopes
- Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The school year began Monday, Aug. 7, with some parents registering children on the first day, other children finding their way back into academic routines on their own and Shelby County Schools leaders awaiting the release of achievement test scores from the state that will set a new baseline for where students are academically.
8. Wilkins Launches MEMPOWER For Black Political Empowerment in Memphis
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Ricky E. Wilkins says he’s not upset about his 2014 loss in the Democratic congressional primary. He calls his loss to incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen “an education.”
9. Fed Will Likely Focus on Low Inflation But Leave Rates Alone
- Tuesday, July 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has already achieved one of its two mandates: With the unemployment rate at just 4.4 percent, the Fed has essentially maximized employment.
It's the Fed's other goal – price stability – that's stayed persistently out of reach. Inflation has been edging further below the Fed's 2 percent target. Problem is, too-low inflation tends to slow consumer spending, the U.S. economy's main fuel. Many consumers delay purchases if they think the same price – or a lower one – will be available later.
10. Fed is Set to Raise Rates This Week Despite Political Tumult
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington political world is in disarray. Britain's election tumult has scrambled the outlook for Europe. And economies in the United States and abroad are plodding along at a pace that hardly suggests robust health.
11. Fed Board Member Powell Says March Rate Hike Possible
- Friday, March 3, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Federal Reserve board member on Thursday added his voice to a growing group of Fed officials who are indicating that they may raise rates in March.
Fed board member Jerome Powell said in a CNBC interview that he believed the Fed was close to achieving its targets on full employment and 2 percent inflation.
12. Malone Takes Reins, Plans Changes At Memphis Branch NAACP
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Memphis branch of the NAACP has one full-time employee and is looking for a new executive director in what amounts to a major overhaul of the chapter as it marks its centennial year.
The new president of the Memphis branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization told a group of 50 members Sunday, Jan. 22, that she is moving to rebuild and rebrand the chapter.
13. November Fed Minutes Show Officials Moving Closer to Hike
- Thursday, November 24, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials earlier this month believed it would be appropriate to raise a key interest rate "relatively soon," with some arguing for a hike at the Fed's next meeting in December in order to preserve the Fed's credibility.
14. With Economic Outlook Hazy, Fed Likely to Leave Rates Alone
- Tuesday, September 20, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it's edging closer to resuming the interest-rate hikes it began in December.
It just doesn't seem to be there quite yet.
15. A Flurry of Tepid Economic Data Could Lead Fed to Delay Hike
- Friday, September 16, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factory output fell, consumers cut back at retailers and wholesale prices went nowhere in August, the latest evidence of a less-than-robust economy. The weak numbers could give the Federal Reserve further reason to hold off on raising interest rates when it meets next week.
16. Yellen Suggests Rate Hike is Coming, Offers No Timetable
- Monday, August 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.
17. Yellen, in Speech Friday, Could Send Signal About Next Hike
- Friday, August 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs.
All that would normally trigger a green light for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates – especially when they're barely above all-time lows. Yet the Fed, still casting a wary eye on the economy, has yet to signal that it will resume raising rates soon.
18. As Fed Meets, No Rate Hike is Expected Until Late This Year
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – On again. Off again. On again?
Anyone trying to peg the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year has been subject to a topsy-turvy shift of expert opinion the past few months. And when the Fed holds its latest policy meeting this week, few think it will provide much more clarity.
19. Storm Leads Companies to Postpone Earnings Reports
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy barreled into the East Coast and caused the first unplanned shutdown of financial markets since 2001.
20. MF Global's Dive Shows Few Changes on Wall Street
- Friday, November 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – After countless new rules designed to make Wall Street safer, it's come to this: Another securities firm has collapsed from risky, poorly disclosed bets.
Not enough, in other words, has changed since the U.S. financial system nearly toppled three years ago.
21. LinkedIn's Stock Up 90 Percent in Market Debut
- Friday, May 20, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – LinkedIn's stock more than doubled in its market debut Thursday because of huge investor demand for the first major U.S. social networking company to go public.
The stock traded at $103 at midday under the symbol "LNKD" on the New York Stock Exchange. That puts the company on track for one of the biggest first-day gains of 2011.
22. Exchanges Agree in Principle to New Rules
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders for major securities exchanges have agreed in principle to a uniform system of "circuit breakers" that would slow trading during periods of intense market volatility, U.S. regulators said Monday.
23. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas
- Monday, July 6, 2009
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.
24. Rogue Trader at MF Global’s Memphis Branch Rang Up About $142 Million in Losses on Unauthorized Wheat Trades
- Friday, February 29, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - A rogue trader at MF Global Ltd. rang up $141.5 million in losses on the broker's account this week, the company said Thursday, a black eye that cost the company almost a fifth of its market value.
25. Bowers Receives 16-Month Prison Sentence
- Monday, February 18, 2008
She came to federal court on Valentine's Day wearing red - her hair a slightly different shade of red than her jacket. Some of her supporters wore red as well and carried homemade signs with hearts on them.
26. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
27. Archived Article: Cme (lead)
- Monday, November 25, 2002
CME Church 228-lot subdivision on tap CME Church plans 228-lot
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
A plan to provide affordable housing in the Third Street corridor for middle-class families will go into action sometime next year, if approved by t...
28. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, March 8, 2000
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant opens a block off Beale Street in the heart of downtown's entertainment district on March 27 and offers a unique mix of internationally influenced cuisine and world-class German lagers brewed on- site Landmarks to c...
29. Archived Article: Cme Church
- Tuesday, November 3, 1998
CME Church buys CME Church buys Danville Square Danville Square Apartments, a 224-unit property at 3194 Danville Circle in the east Winchester submarket, was sold Thursday for $4.2 million or $18,750 per unit. CME Church, a Memphis-based not-for-pro...