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1. Mark Russell Named Executive Editor of CA -

Mark Russell, the interim executive editor of The Commercial Appeal since May, is the permanent choice for executive editor of the daily newspaper.

Russell’s permanent move into the position was announced Tuesday, June 28. He is the first African-American leader in the 176-year history of the institution.

2. Russell Named Executive Editor of The Commercial Appeal -

Mark Russell, the interim executive editor of The Commercial Appeal since May, is the permanent choice for executive editor of the daily newspaper.

3. Russell Is New CA Executive Editor -

Mark Russell, the interim executive editor of The Commercial Appeal since May, is the permanent choice to be executive editor of the daily newspaper.

4. Ole Miss Buys Baptist Hospital in $22 Million Deal -

2301 S. Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655

Sale Amount: $22 million

Sale Date: June 15, 2017

5. Commercial Appeal Will Seek New Office In Memphis With Digital Capabilities -

The Commercial Appeal announced Monday, June 19, that it will be putting its iconic 495 Union Ave. property on the market and will begin the search for a new location.

6. Last Word: Wahlburgers, CA For Sale and Council Day -

We really go for hot food brands around here – whether its restaurants or supermarkets. And it makes us suckers to some degree. I don’t mean that in a bad way. Memphis without being open to all possibilities and what others see as impossible is just not Memphis. But when it comes to the business of brands sometimes you start to wonder. We may be guilty of putting too much weight on a brand to solve problems that no brand anywhere can solve.

7. Commercial Appeal to Sell Union Ave. Location, Search for New Office -

The Commercial Appeal, announced Monday, June 19, that it will be putting its iconic 495 Union Ave. property on the market and will begin the search for a new location.

8. Commercial Appeal Plans to Move, To Sell Union Property -

The Commercial Appeal building and site at 495 Union Avenue is for sale, the newspaper announced Monday, June 19, on its website.

9. Commercial Appeal Changes Continue as Editor Signals Departure -

For a little over a month now, it’s seemed as though almost as soon as one significant change materializes at The Commercial Appeal, another follows close behind.

Just in recent days alone, the CA’s union has launched new actions against the paper – for a total of three actions now pending – related to its latest round of layoffs. Meanwhile, CA editor Louis Graham announced Wednesday, May 3, he’s stepping down to take a job as the executive director of enterprise content at ALSAC.

10. Last Word: Watching the Masthead, Dunavant Award Winners and Gin Blossoms -

Jones Lang LaSalle says it can save the University of Memphis and by extension the state 12.5 percent of the cost of running its facilities. That’s included in a statewide higher education facilities contract the Haslam administration appears poised to award in a fast-moving return to privatization proposals. But the administration is encountering resistance from legislators who cite a letter from the Tennessee Comptroller that calls into question the cost savings estimates.

11. Last Word: The CA Marks A Year, Bike Lanes and Nicole Miller for Fashion Week -

The city of Memphis is in a two-front legal fight in federal court over alleged surveillance of protesters that landed several dozen of them on the City Hall list – according to each of the two lawsuits filed this past month.

12. Gannett Cuts 30 Percent of Commercial Appeal Newsroom -

The Commercial Appeal newsroom got around 30 percent smaller Tuesday, March 28, as a result of cuts made by the newspaper’s still relatively new corporate parent, Gannett Co. Inc.

13. 3 Gannett Papers Moving to 3-Day-a-Week Print Editions -

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) – Two Gannett Co. daily newspapers in Louisiana and one in Mississippi have announced plans to publish their print editions three days a week, beginning April 5.

14. Last Word: Building a Bigger Police Force, Old Desk Calendars and Summer School -

Since the Memphis Mayor’s race of 2015 became about how best to build a larger Memphis Police Department, the discussion has always had an element of controversy to it on a larger scale than a head count of who has a badge.

15. CRE Brokers Speculate on Future of Commercial Appeal Headquarters -

When USA Today Network executive and president of The Tennessean newspaper Laura Hollingsworth came into town the day after The Commercial Appeal announced printing operations will be moving to Jackson, Tennessee, she told the staff that while no immediate plans were in place, selling the daily paper’s iconic building was certainly a possibility down the road.

16. AP, Other Media Ask Judge to Order Release of iPhone Records -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters.

17. Last Word: Wessman Trouble, Selling 495 Union and An Underground Film Icon -

When Wessman Development came to town last year with the idea of a boutique hotel, the Palm Springs, California company was part of the flood of smaller hotel projects Memphis was seeing and is still seeing. Then the company added another hotel and just this month the redevelopment of a building on Madison west of Second Street as apartments with retail on the ground floor. In a very short period of time, Wessman has had a lot of plans for Memphis.

18. Commercial Appeal Changes Reflect News Industry Realities -

In a special staff meeting this week at The Commercial Appeal, USA Today Network executive and president of The Tennessean newspaper Laura Hollingsworth was asked whether The CA’s corporate parent might sell its longtime home at 495 Union Ave.

19. Last Word: MATA and the TBI, Fieldstone Gets Bigger and Wedge Bills -

Since Gannett bought The Commercial Appeal there has been a lot of speculation about what would remain of the Memphis operation in a newspaper chain known for consolidating not just in-house parts of the publishing process but the reporting side too. The biggest question in the air was the fate of the large printing presses at the CA. And Monday evening, there was an answer.

20. CA Moves Printing To Jackson In April -

The Commercial Appeal will no longer be printed in Memphis starting in April.

The newspaper announced Monday, Feb. 13, that printing of the daily will move to Jackson, Tennessee where The Jackson Sun newspaper is printed, effective with the April 18 edition.

21. Last Word: Timing The Recovery, The Problem With Car Lots and UT Bricks -

The recovery from the worst national economic downturn since the Great Depression has been slow and long. Any optimism about the growth we are seeing, particularly in commercial real estate, is tempered by thoughts about when the recovery might take another inevitable dip – even if it’s not as bad as what we saw starting in 2008 and 2009.

22. Newspaper Deal Falls Apart as Gannett Gives Up on Tronc -

NEW YORK (AP) – USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.

Gannett's target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett since April because it said it preferred to go it alone and focus on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news and video.

23. Gannett Cuts Newspaper Workforce, Two From CA -

In the wake of media conglomerate Gannett Co. – parent company of The Commercial Appeal – moving to slash 2 percent of its workforce, those cuts are being felt in Memphis.

24. Gannett Trims Headcount At Newspapers, Including CA -

In the wake of media conglomerate Gannett Co. – parent company of The Commercial Appeal – moving to slash 2 percent of its workforce, those cuts are being felt in Memphis.

25. Commercial Appeal Sees More Changes This Week -

The Commercial Appeal saw a few changes this week, both behind the scenes and in its print and digital products.

Earlier this week, the paper was designed in the newspaper’s building at 495 Union Ave. for the last time. That work is being handled now at a so-called design studio in Nashville owned by the CA’s new corporate parent, the media conglomerate Gannett.

26. Last Word: Z Bo and the Second Unit, Gannettized and the Electoral College -

Zach Randolph will not be starting for the Grizz this season as the post-Grit & Grind era enters the “Second Unit” chapter.

It will be interesting to see fan reaction Thursday at the Forum when the Grizz play Atlanta in another pre-season game. Randolph did not start Monday night’s pre-season opener against Orlando either.

27. Commercial Appeal Sees More Changes This Week -

The Commercial Appeal saw a few changes this week, both behind the scenes and in its print and digital products.

Earlier this week, the paper was designed in the newspaper’s building at 495 Union Ave. for the last time. That work is being handled now at a so-called design studio in Nashville owned by the CA’s new corporate parent, the media conglomerate Gannett.

28. The Tennessean to Sell Longtime Nashville Offices -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessean is putting its longtime offices in downtown Nashville up for sale.

The newspaper reports (http://tnne.ws/2bODpVH) that no price has been named for the 10-acre property that is located in the Gulch neighborhood of the city.

29. Last Word: Spec In East Memphis, Bike Share Test and Gannett Earnings -

Pinnacle Financial is the anchor for the first Class A spec office space in Memphis in just about a decade.

Madeline Faber breaking the Boyle lease news for the $20-million office tower at 949 S. Shady Grove Road. This is what office-space developers have been talking about for quite some time and as more time passed there was apprehension about the window for spec office space running out.

30. Revenue Up, Profit Down At Gannett -

Shares of The Commercial Appeal’s parent company are down some 12 percent this year, compared to a more than 6 percent year-to-date gain in the S&P 500 index, and the company’s second quarter earnings released Wednesday, July 27, help partly explain why.

31. Gannett to Restructure Commercial Appeal -

The union that covers newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal has begun the process of formally challenging a new series of cost-cutting and efficiency measures in the works at the paper, comparing the moves to “The Hunger Games.”

32. Last Word: The Sound of Dominoes, Brexit Anxiety and Schilling Farms Backstory -

The Memphis Newspaper Guild makes it official – filing grievances against Gannett, the new owner of The Commercial Appeal, over the first significant changes in how the paper is put out. Those changes involve abolishing copy editing positions and making them part of the new job of digital producers.

33. Gannett Plans Restructure of Commercial Appeal Newsroom -

The union that covers newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal has begun the process of formally challenging a new series of cost-cutting and efficiency measures in the works at the paper, comparing the moves to “The Hunger Games.”

34. Last Word: The Hot Seat, The Cohen-Rubio Letter and a New Historical Marker -

The hottest seat in a room of hot seats in city government can be being director of the Memphis Animal Shelter.

You wouldn’t think that from the job description, which seems pretty basic. Round up stray animals and put them up for adoption. But that’s being overly simplistic because it begs a lot of questions about how many animals and what happens if you run out of space.

35. Tribune Rejects Second Gannett Bid; Sets the Stage for Talks -

NEW YORK (AP) – Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.

Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in McLean, Virginia, put the total value of the revised offer at about $864 million, which includes some $385 million in debt.

36. Last Word: South of Crump, Council Day and Haslam on the Fed's Bathroom Memo -

Neon is coming back to E. H. Crump Boulevard and the momentum of development continues to move further south to the Crump border with South Memphis.

Ghost River Brewing Co. is making plans for a tap room that opens this fall as part of its existing brewery at South Main and Crump.

37. Gannett Raises Offer for Tribune Publishing by 22 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) – USA Today owner Gannett has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22 percent one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers adopted a "poison pill" plan to thwart the unsolicited offer.

38. Last Word: The Airport and Hotels, Loans and Musicians and Underground in Town -

That didn’t take long. Fired one day, hired the next for Dave Joerger now formerly of the Grizz.

39. Tribune Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan to Fend Off Gannett -

NEW YORK (AP) – Fending off an unsolicited takeover by the owner of USA Today, Chicago's Tribune Publishing has adopted a shareholder rights plan, better known as "poison pill."

Gannett offered to buy Tribune Publishing last month for more than $388 million. Tribune rejected the offer last week, saying the price was too low. The company owns the Los Angeles Time, Chicago Tribune and a number of other newspapers.

40. Last Word: Budget-Mania, TNReady's Backstory and Slow Down Millenial Investors -

The Overton Park Greensward controversy moves back to City Hall Tuesday as the council talks over an ordinance that sets further in stone the council’s decision in March to give the Memphis Zoo control of two-thirds of the greensward.

41. Gannett Tells Tribune Shareholders Not to Vote for Board -

NEW YORK (AP) – Gannett is escalating its pursuit of rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for its board member nominees up for election in June.

42. Last Word: Memphis Gets Busy, Elections Future and Past and Dad Rock In C-Y -

While their folks are still getting settled over in the front office at The Commercial Appeal, Gannett announces Monday an $815 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing which would put The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune in the expanding USA Today family.

43. USA Today Owner Gannett Bids for LA Times Publisher Tribune -

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.

44. Feds Approve Gannett $280M Purchase of Journal Media Group -

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Federal regulators have approved media company Gannett's purchase of newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million.

The two companies said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the purchase. The deal is expected to close Friday.

45. Last Word: Pastner's Georgia Tech Post-Season, Who Filed and Greensward Invitations -

Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.

And the Grizz found it Thursday like a light at the end of a long-tunnel where a lot of people slipped and fell and can’t get up.
The light was Houston flaming out at home to Phoenix without the Grizzlies having to make a basket.
It’s all about the math. Stay in school, young people.

46. Deal for Commercial Appeal Parent Co. Almost Final -

Shareholders of Journal Media Group Inc., parent company of Memphis’ The Commercial Appeal, have approved a merger agreement that will see Journal Media’s acquisition by Gannett Co. Inc.

47. Deal for Commercial Appeal Parent Co. Almost Final -

Shareholders of Journal Media Group Inc., parent company of Memphis’ The Commercial Appeal, have approved a merger agreement that will see Journal Media’s acquisition by Gannett Co. Inc.

48. Last Word: 7 Dead in North Mississippi, City Hall Shuffle Continues, Another UCI Exit -

With first light Christmas Eve in North Mississippi the death toll from the Wednesday storm and tornadoes rose to seven with more than 40 injured, that according to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant who has declared a state of emergency.

49. Journal Media Sets March Shareholders Vote On Gannett Deal -

Journal Media Group has called a March 1 special meeting of its shareholders to vote on the $280 million deal that would sell its newspapers, including The Commercial Appeal, to Gannett Co. Inc.

50. Justice Department Wants More Information On CA Sale -

The U.S. Justice Department has requested more information including documents from Gannett Co. Inc. and Journal Media Group Inc. about Gannett’s proposed acquisition of the newspaper chain that includes the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

51. Consolidation of Tennessee’s Newspapers Bad for Taxpayers -

The federal government isn’t likely to descend on Tennessee with trust-busting vengeance once three of the state’s four largest newspapers are owned by the same company.

Newspapers are too far down a virtual slippery slope of monopolism to retrieve from the hands of Gannett, which recently announced it plans to pay $280 million for Journal Media Group, the owner of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and Knoxville News Sentinel.

52. Ghosts Of A Paper -

–30– In 1936, she was the society editor and all of 24 and he was a graphic artist for The Commercial Appeal and barely 21. A man walked up to her desk, the first one you came to off the elevator at the front of the old city room, and asked, “Could you tell me where I could find Cal Alley?”

53. Commercial Appeal Parent Company Sold to Gannett -

Only a few months after The Commercial Appeal got a new corporate parent – Journal Media Group – the Memphis daily is set to get another.

Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today and other newspapers around the U.S. including The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tenn., and The Tennessean in Nashville, has reached a deal to buy Commercial Appeal parent Journal Media Group for about $280 million.

54. Commercial Appeal Parent Company Sold to Gannett -

Only a few months after The Commercial Appeal got a new corporate parent – Journal Media Group – the Memphis daily is set to get another.

Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today and other newspapers around the U.S. including The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tenn., and The Tennessean in Nashville, has reached a deal to buy Commercial Appeal parent Journal Media Group for about $280 million.

55. Gannett Completes Split of Print, Broadcasting Divisions -

McLEAN, Va. (AP) – Gannett has completed the split of its print and broadcasting divisions into separate companies.

The broadcasting and digital arm, which will be called Tegna Inc., will run the company's television stations and websites such as CareerBuilder. It will also include Cars.com. Tegna will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday under the "TGNA" ticker symbol.

56. Sweet Potato Baby Cooks Up Awards -

Aryen Moore-Alston, executive chef and owner of Sweet Potato Baby, recently received two honors for the boutique catering and baked-goods company she opened in Memphis last year.

Sweet Potato Baby was named a winner of the American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a national organization that mentors entrepreneurs and small-business owners. It was also named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “10 to Watch” in 2015 list, which recognized companies and organizations that stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community.

57. Commission Approves New County Fire Trucks -

The Shelby County Commission voted Monday, Jan. 12, to approve $2 million in funding to buy three custom fire engine pumpers and a rescue truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. for the Shelby County Fire Department.

58. County Commission Endorses Haslam's Medicaid Expansion Plan -

Shelby County Commissioners, including some vocal Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act in general, are calling on the Tennessee Legislature to approve Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan.

59. Strings Come With Fairgrounds Zone -

Shelby County Commissioners could take up an endorsement Monday, Jan. 12, of the city’s proposed Tourism Development Zone for redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

But at this point, the backing has a lot of strings attached. And those strings involve two issues related to local schools funding.

60. Sharp & Robbins Names Popwell Partner -

Chris Popwell has been named the newest partner at Sharp & Robbins Construction, which will now operate as Sharp, Robbins & Popwell LLC. Popwell joined Sharp & Robbins’ Memphis office in 2008 as an estimator/project manager and most recently served as general operations manager of the Nashville office since 2012.

61. Gannett Splits Publishing, Broadcasting in Two -

NEW YORK (AP) – The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies.

62. News Media Challenge Ban on Journalism Drones -

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.

63. Gannett First-Quarter Net Profit Falls 43 Percent -

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) – Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny.

64. News Media Protest White House Press Access Limits -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of leading news organizations protested to the White House on Thursday against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as little more than "government propaganda."

65. Gannett Reports Lower 2nd-Quarter Earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) – Increases in digital and broadcast revenue were not enough to make up for the ongoing decline in Gannett Co.'s newspaper business, leading the publisher of USA Today to report a more than 22 percent drop in its second-quarter net income.

66. Gannett Laying Off 700 More Workers Amid Ad Slump -

McLEAN, Va (AP) – The nation's largest newspaper publisher is laying off another 700 employees to cope with an unrelenting advertising slump.

Gannett, the owner of USA Today and more than 80 other daily U.S. newspapers, hoped to complete the cuts Tuesday. The layoffs are occurring at most Gannett newspapers but not at USA Today.

67. New GMs at Murfreesboro, Clarksville Newspapers -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Michelle Russell has been named general manager of Murfreesboro's The Daily News Journal and Richard Stevens is the new editor/general manager of Clarksville's The Leaf-Chronicle.

68. Wal-Mart Remains Atop Fortune 500 List -

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. remains atop the Fortune 500 list even as it struggled to keep its U.S. customers coming in the door.

69. New York Times Profit Triples, Helped by Cost Cuts -

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings more than tripled, helped by cost cutting, an improving ad market and lower pension costs.

70. Broadcasters' Woes Could Spell Trouble for Free TV -

NEW YORK (AP) - For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer.

The business model is unraveling at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the local stations that carry the networks' programming. Cable TV and the Web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars. The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.

71. Newspaper Circulation May be Worse than it Looks -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While U.S. newspapers are losing subscribers at a staggering rate, a few dailies stand out because their circulation is rising. But they aren't necessarily selling more copies.

72. Publisher of The Tennessean Retires, Successor Set -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessean newspaper's president and publisher, Ellen Leifeld, is retiring and Gannett Co. Inc. has named Carol Hudler to replace her.

73. Gannett Ad Sales Still Dropping Despite Q3 Profit -

NEW YORK (AP) - Net income at Gannett Co. fell 53 percent in the third quarter as the nation's largest newspaper publisher endured another big decline in ad revenue.

74. Gannett Expects Q3 Earnings to Top Estimates -

NEW YORK (AP) - Gannett Co., the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S., said third-quarter earnings should far outpace expectations despite a narrow shortfall in revenue, as layoffs and falling newsprint costs help offset weak advertising sales.

75. Cost Cuts Return New York Times Co. to Profit -

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit climbed nearly 85 percent, as it cut costs aggressively to deal with punishing declines in newspaper and online advertising.

76. McClatchy Cost Cutting Yields Surprising Q2 Profit -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - McClatchy Co.'s second-quarter profit more than doubled as a cost-costing spree that wiped out one-third of the newspaper publisher's staff offset the loss of more advertisers and subscribers.

77. New Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since January -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits last week fell to the lowest level since early January, largely due to changes in the timing of auto industry layoffs.

78. 467K US Jobs Cut in June; 9.5 Percent Jobless -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting the economy’s road to recovery will be bumpy.

79. Hunke, Hillkirk Named to Top Posts at USA Today -

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - USA Today, the nation's largest newspaper, filled two top executive positions Tuesday by naming David Hunke as publisher and John Hillkirk as editor.

Hunke had been publisher of Gannett Co.'s Detroit Free Press and chief executive of the partnership that oversees that newspaper and The Detroit News. Hillkirk had been USA Today's executive editor.

80. U.S. Newspaper Circulation Declines -

Circulation declines at the nation’s newspapers are speeding up.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations said Monday that average daily circulation declined 7.1 percent in the October-March period from the same six-month span in 2007-2008. The latest figures represent data from 395 daily U.S. newspapers that reported in the current and year-ago periods.

81. Gannett Shares Up 39 Percent on Investment -

Shares of USA Today publisher Gannett Co. Inc. surged 39 percent Thursday after a regulatory filing showed fund manager Ariel Investments LLC more than doubled its stake in the newspaper company in the last quarter.

82. AP: Gannett Slashes CEO's Pay Package by 60 Pct -

SAN FRANSCISCO (AP) - Gannett Co. slashed its chief executive's pay package by 60 percent last year, passing along the financial misery that has tormented the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as its stock price and profit shrank amid an industrywide drop in advertising revenue.

83. Hilton Hotels Signs HQ Lease in Tysons Corner -

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Hilton Hotels Corp. has announced that its new headquarters will be in the Tysons Corner section of Fairfax County.

84. Rocky Mountain News Closing after Friday Edition -

DENVER (AP) - The Rocky Mountain News will publish its last edition Friday.

Owner E.W. Scripps Co. announced on the newspaper's Web site Thursday that its search for a buyer for the paper was unsuccessful.

85. Gannett Imposes 1-Week Unpaid Furlough as Ads Drop -

NEW YORK (AP) - The publisher of USA Today is imposing one-week unpaid furloughs on most of its U.S. employees during the first quarter.

Gannett Co., which also owns The Coloradoan in Fort Collins, Colo., and television stations KUSA and KTVD in Denver, says the furloughs could minimize the need for further layoffs.

86. Gannett Eliminating 100 Management Jobs at Papers -

NEW YORK (AP) - Gannett Co. is eliminating about 100 management jobs at its newspapers across the country on top of about 1,000 job cuts, including 600 layoffs, announced last month.

Neither round of cuts affects Gannett's flagship newspaper, USA Today.

87. Gannett 's July Revenue Slides 12.3 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) - Gannett Co.'s July revenue fell 12.3 percent as retailers cut back on ad spending and classified ads continued to shrink, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher said Friday.

For the month ended Aug. 3, the McLean, Va.-based company, which publishes USA Today, said revenue fell to $546.4 million from $622.9 million a year ago.

88. Economy Remains Stuck in Low Gear -

NEW YORK - A private sector measure of the economy's health showed the largest drop in a year, and while new jobless claims fell for the second straight week, they remain near the highest levels since 2002. The reports are the latest evidence the languishing American economy remains stuck in low gear.

89. Gannett to Eliminate 1,000 Newspaper Jobs -

Gannett Co. is eliminating 1,000 jobs, including 600 layoffs, across its newspaper operations, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.

USA Today, the largest-circulation newspaper in the country, wasn’t affected by the latest round of cutbacks, but had 45 job cuts of its own last November.

90. Suit Filed Against Elkington Over Shreveport Promotion -      A bill collector has filed a suit against Beale Street developer John Elkington over a bill for promoting a 2003 Mardi Gras celebration in Shreveport, La.
     Memphis attorney Paul I. Mendel

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