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1. No Charges Recommended in Clinton Email Probe, FBI Says
- Wednesday, July 06, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Comey called her actions "extremely careless" and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical approach to handling classified material.
2. FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Cookie Dough Amid E. Coli Fears
- Friday, July 01, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.
3. Snapshot: How Memphis-Based Public Companies are Faring
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
Acquisitions have been a common theme among many Memphis-based public companies the past few quarters. Here is a roundup of those transactions and other business highlights from each of the companies.
4. Nonprofit Operators Told That Failure Can Bring Long-Term Success
- Thursday, May 12, 2016
“Innovation and the Courage to Fail.” That was the theme for the 11th annual conference for the nonprofit sector presented by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and Nonprofit Quarterly.
5. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
6. Statewide Demand Outstrips Supply of Qualified Workers
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
Tennessee is surging as a major manufacturing state, bouncing back from the Great Recession by attracting billions of dollars in new investment and creating thousands of new – and often very high-paying – advanced manufacturing jobs.
7. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:
1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.
8. Consumers Buying More Organic Products, Despite High Prices
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.
Sales of organics have been rapidly growing since the United States put strict rules in place and began certifying organic products in 2002. According to the Agriculture Department, the number of U.S. organic operations has more than tripled since then; the number grew 5 percent just last year.
9. What Better Place for an NRA Convention?
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
10. How Government Aims to Protect Low-Income Users of 'Payday' Loans
- Friday, March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan.
Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts. Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed.
11. HJ Heinz Buys Kraft To Build $28 Billion Food Giant
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
12. Fruits and Vegetables Get a Star-Studded Marketing Push
- Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?
A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.
13. Real Pastime: Forgiving Our Stars
- Friday, August 01, 2014
A story on baltimoreravens.com carried the following headline: “Ravens fans give Ray Rice a standing ovation.”
14. Ni Hao, Y'all: US Hinterlands Woo Chinese Firms
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) – Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.
They're coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan Province, China, 7,600 miles away.
15. Food Companies Work With Farmers on Sustainability
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Some big food makers are getting serious about making sure farmers grow crops in ways that minimize damage to water, soil and the environment, according to a report released Wednesday that called for more companies to demand sustainable supplies.
16. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
17. Food Industry Seeks Voluntary GMO Labeling
- Friday, February 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.
18. Food Industry Cuts Calories Four-Fold Over Pledge
- Friday, January 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.
19. Holiday Weekend Gives a Boost to Auto Sales
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
DETROIT (AP) – The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as November sales rose 9 percent to beat strong numbers from a year ago.
Sales ran at an annual rate of 16.4 million cars and trucks last month, making it the best rate of the year according to Autodata Corp.
20. Flagship Facility
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
NexAir, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the country, recently debuted a new advanced welding and cutting demonstration lab at its renovated Downtown headquarters on Walnut Street.
21. International Paper to Lay Off 1,100 in Alabama Mill Closure
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
International Paper Co. will close its paper mill in Courtland, Ala., in several stages through the first three months of 2014.
22. Bryce to Keep 318 Workers in Memphis
- Friday, April 19, 2013
A packaging maker for retail brands like Frito-Lay and General Mills is getting a tax incentive worth $3 million to keep 318 workers in Memphis and add 95 new employees as part of a $21 million expansion here.
23. Going Green
- Friday, July 27, 2012
Many organizations of all sizes and across all sectors seek to “green” their facilities and operations but often worry about how reducing their carbon footprint could affect their bottom lines.
24. Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market to Vets
- Monday, April 30, 2012
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) – The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families from being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits.
25. Performance Of Memphis Public Cos. Varies Widely
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Memphis is home to several publicly traded companies that have made an indelible mark on industries ranging from transportation to finance and manufacturing.
Here’s a snapshot of how those companies are faring at the moment. (For a detailed look at AutoZone, see related story, "The Fast Lane.")
26. Memphis Up for Vote for Hunger Campaign
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Memphis is one of 200 communities up for vote as part of a national Fighting Hunger Together spring campaign that was launched Monday, April 9, in Nashville.
Nearly 4,000 Walmart stores nationwide will provide opportunities for meal donations through the purchase of participating supplier brands such as General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg’s.
27. Cargill Files $1.4M Permit App For Pres. Island Storage Bldg.
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
2615 Channel Ave.
Memphis, TN 38113
Permit Cost: $1.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2012
28. Cargill Files Permit App for Pres. Island Storage
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Cargill Corn Milling North America, which operates a wet mill on Presidents Island in Memphis, is planning work on a “flexi-container storage building” there, according to a $1.4 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
29. Irish Stories
- Monday, March 19, 2012
Throughout the nation’s history, millions of Irish men and women – in an effort to escape poverty, famine, joblessness and English oppression at home – made the journey across the Atlantic seeking fresh starts in the “land of opportunity.”
30. Companies Propose Curbing Junk Food Ads for Kids
- Friday, July 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed by the federal government.
31. Howard Robertson Among Top 20 Honored in Radio
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
Howard Robertson of Memphis is one of the 20 most influential African-Americans in radio, according to Radio INK Magazine, a leading radio industry trade publication.
Robertson is CEO of Spotset Radio Network, which networks groups of radio stations from a database of 13,000 across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of advertisers and advertising agencies.
32. Wal-Mart to Make, Sell Healthier Foods
- Friday, January 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wal-Mart, the nation's largest grocer, says it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same, joining first lady Michelle Obama's effort to combat childhood obesity.
33. Higher Commodity Prices May Spur Inflation
- Monday, January 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising wholesale prices for food and energy are putting pressure on manufacturers and retailers to pass higher costs to customers. It's a trend that could raise inflation in the United States and slow economies in Asia and Latin America.
34. High Cotton
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.
“That trading floor,” she says, “is the Graceland of cotton.”
35. County Commission Spars Over PILOT Rules For Suburbs
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Shelby County Commissioners sparred over how much oversight is too much when it comes to awarding tax breaks for corporate and industrial moves to Shelby County and expansions of existing businesses.
36. States' Probe of Foreclosures Could Force Reforms
- Friday, October 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A joint investigation by every state and the District of Columbia could force mortgage companies to settle allegations that they used flawed documents to foreclose on hundreds of thousands of homeowners.
37. O’Conner Vying for ‘Feeding Dreams’ Honor
- Friday, September 03, 2010
Donald O’Conner may not be running for office, but he wants your vote. In fact, he would like your vote every day now through Halloween.
O’Conner, director of Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy, is the Memphis nominee for Feeding Dreams, a contest put on by General Mills Corp. to recognize black community leaders who work to create better neighborhoods.
38. Nucor to Build Steel Testing Lab
- Friday, May 28, 2010
Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is expanding and enhancing its Memphis presence with a $1.2 million steel testing laboratory.
39. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.
40. Little Guys, Big Guys
- Monday, February 22, 2010
No one would mistake a local institution like Tri-State Bank for one of Wall Street’s mighty titans of finance, whose recent woes brought the U.S. and world economies to their knees.
41. Ledbetter Joins UT Medical Group’s Dept. of Urology
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Dr. Christopher K. Ledbetter has joined the Department of Urology at UT Medical Group Inc.
Ledbetter will care for patients at UTMG’s urology clinic at Methodist South Hospital and at Methodist University Hospital, where he focuses on minimally invasive robotic urological surgery.
42. Couple Opens Up About Restaurant Closure
- Monday, February 15, 2010
Richard and Barbara Farmer opened Jarrett’s in 1994.
The restaurant on Quince Road in the Yorkshire Square shopping center served its last meal on New Year’s Eve, a victim of the economic downturn.
43. Industry Halts Food Label Program over FDA Concern
- Monday, October 26, 2009
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Smart Choices nutrition labeling program, created voluntarily by nine large U.S. manufacturers, is halting after federal regulators said such systems could mislead consumers, officials with the labeling group said Friday.
44. Eddie Bauer Files for Bankruptcy Protection
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Struggling mall retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday but said a bidder already has agreed to keep the majority of its 371 stores open, honor gift cards and hold onto most employees.
45. Fred Smith Talks Green: Helps the environment and Fedex's bottom line
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fred Smith is going green. In the case of the FedEx founder, however, it’s a different shade – something like military fatigue green.
46. Recession Forces New Focus In E-Commerce Marketing
- Wednesday, May 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – Online retailers are shifting their marketing from traditional advertising to less expensive tools such as Facebook, Twitter and e-mail as they seek market share or just work to retain customers, according to an industry study released Tuesday.
47. Weyerhaeuser Posts Q1 Loss on Weak Housing Market
- Wednesday, May 06, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Weyerhaeuser Co.'s first-quarter loss deepened as a near-dormant housing market knocked down sales of its lumber and wood panels.
48. Macy's CEO Got 2008 Compensation of $14.82 Million
- Thursday, April 02, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc.'s Chief Executive and Chairman Terry Lundgren received compensation valued at $14.82 million in 2008, much of it in stock compensation, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures disclosed in a regulatory filing. That was up 3 percent from 2007.
49. Food Giants Race to Pass Rising Costs to Shoppers
- Monday, August 11, 2008
Companies throughout the food chain are changing the way they do business in response to soaring grain costs, and consumers are likely to bear the brunt in the form of rising food prices.
Farmers are making the broadest cuts to their livestock herds in decades, meaning meat at the supermarket will likely cost more in coming years. Middlemen are trying to shorten the duration of supply contracts to 90 days from one year so they can pass on higher costs more quickly. And food brands are shrinking the contents of their packages, from ice-cream cartons to beverage containers.
50. Medtronic’s Hawkins Takes on Larger Role
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The head of one of Memphis’ leading biotech companies will expand his role in August, following in the footsteps of a predecessor with dual roles.
Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. president and CEO William A. Hawkins has been named chairman in addition to his current roles, effective Aug. 21.
51. Medtronic Names CEO To Position of Chairman
- Monday, June 30, 2008
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said last week that William A. Hawkins, the company’s chief executive, was named to the additional position of chairman.
Hawkins’ appointment is effective Aug. 21, the day of the company’s annual meeting. At that time, Arthur D. Collins Jr., the company’s current chairman, will retire from the board.
52. Medtronic Names CEO to Position of Chairman
- Friday, June 27, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that William A. Hawkins, the company's chief executive, was named to the additional position of chairman.
Hawkins' appointment is effective Aug. 21, the day of the company's annual meeting. At that time, Arthur D. Collins Jr., the company's current chairman, will retire from the board.
53. Northwest CEO Says Consolidation 'Highly Likely at Some Point'
- Monday, February 11, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Northwest Airline Corp.'s chief executive has told employees that further consolidation within the airline industry is "highly likely at some point" and that doing nothing could be Northwest's "worst alternative."
54. Nucor Names Ferriola COOOf Steelmaking Operations
- Friday, September 07, 2007
John Ferriola has been named chief operating officer of steelmaking operations for Nucor Corp. Ferriola takes over the job Sept. 30.
Nucor chairman, president and CEO Dan DiMicco, in an
55. Nucor Files $47 MillionPermit For Steel Mill
- Monday, March 19, 2007
Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker Nucor Corp. is closer to forging its new $230 million steel mill in Memphis' Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park.
Nucor has filed a $47 million building per
56. Executive Shifts AnnouncedAt First Horizon National
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
First Horizon National Corp. officials announced Monday that J. Kenneth Glass, chairman of the board and CEO, will retire effective April 17 - the date of the company's annual meeting.
57. The Grand Finale
- Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Billy Joel did it in his song "Allentown," which evokes the steel mills of Lehigh Valley, Pa., and the lines of factory workers whose lives center around "iron and chromium steel."
Dan Brown did it in his controversial novel "The Da Vinci Code," which whisks readers through the ornate corridors of the Louvre, the art museum on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.
58. Archived Article: Q&a
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Michael, I'm going to go ahead and answer Nos
Paula Casey is immediate past-president and a board member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. TDN: What factors are currently attracting residents to the Downtown area?
PC: Residents o...
59. Archived Article: Apartments (lead)
- Monday, August 02, 2004
Multifamily Projects Get Under Way
Affordable housing strong as overall market awaits pickup
The Daily News
Construction on two multifamily projects totaling just over $16 million is set to begin in comi...
60. Archived Article: Wood Prices (lead)
- Monday, June 14, 2004
Wood Demand Drives Higher Prices
Increase pushes up builder costs, affects home prices
The Daily News
Home sales remain strong in the Memphis market, which means business is good for the real estate and home ...
61. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery
Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael Riley and...
62. Archived Article: History (lead)
- Friday, September 12, 2003
We will Monday through Friday, tell you who is buying, selling, borrowing, building, suing, marrying, getting unmarried and w
The Daily News Rich in History, Tradition
New format continues long record of progress
The Daily Ne...
63. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, June 23, 2003
International Trade Centers-Tennessee Small Business Development Centers, Memphis Regional Chamber and the University of Memph
International Trade Centers-Tennessee Small Business Development Centers, Memphis Regional Chamber and the University o...
64. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Real estate agents mark 25 years of service
Real estate agents mark 25 years of service
A testimonial to a companys integrity is the length of time its employees work there, said Harold E. Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors chief executive officer.
65. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, April 29, 2002
Memphis Public Links, a division of the City of Memphis Park Services, introduced the Memphis Players Card, which offers golf Memphis Public Links, a division of the City of Memphis Park Services, introduced the Memphis Players Card, which offers go...
66. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, December 28, 2000
EPA settles federal lawsuit EPA settles federal lawsuit with Nucor over emissions Nucor Corp. Inc. will spend nearly $100 million to settle a environmental suit alleging it failed to control the amount of pollution released from its steel factories ...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Victor Mills was named as the general manager of the Peabody hotel Victor Mills was named general manager of the Peabody hotel. He joined the Peabody Hotel Group in 1990 through the Peabody Orlando hotel. During his tenure, he earned the Peabody Gro...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 26, 2000
Janice M Janice M. Harbor of Germantown, president and director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services Mid-South Division, was awarded the accredited buyer representation designation by the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council of the National Association of ...
69. Archived Article: Graphic (permcont)
- Monday, April 03, 2000
Lots of building Lots of building Not surprisingly, homebuilders topped the list for the most building permits issued for new construction to individual general contractors for the month of February. Of the more than 200 permits issued during the mo...
70. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 16, 2000
The Memphis Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division presents ``Bad Faith with Carol Mills Hayden of McDonald Kuhn as speake The Memphis Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division presents ``Bad Faith with Carol Mills Hayden of McDonald Kuhn as speake...
71. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, August 23, 1999
Master Graphics Inc Accredo Health Inc. reported net earnings for the year ended June 30 increased 208 percent to $4.4 million or 63 cents per diluted share, excluding the effects of a non-recurring charge for the early retirement of debt and prefer...
72. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, May 21, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Breaking down barriers A new program seeks to improve community relations by promoting the building trades By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Building with bricks and mortar is the usual business of the Memphis Building & C...
73. Archived Article: Lucb Lj
- Friday, March 12, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON LUCB approves Orgill Building penthouses By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Proposals for penthouses atop the Orgill Building, office buildings, a retail center, a branch bank and a landscape and nursery firm were among projects give...
74. Archived Article: Law (duis)
- Thursday, December 03, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Cracking down for Christmas Law enforcement and advocacy groups work to stop the dangerous mix of drinking and driving By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Although Thanksgiving is over and the nations celebrants are settling bac...
75. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 28, 1998
David A David A. Boelter has joined Medshares Inc. as president of Medshares Nursing Services Inc. and Medshares Infusion Group Inc. He formerly was national director of home care and hospice services for Vencor Inc. Thomas W. Clarke has been appoin...
76. Archived Article: Delta Serv Chg
- Friday, February 06, 1998
By CAMILLE H Industrial cleaning company buys land near I-55, Brooks Delta Services Inc. starts construction on 26,000-square-foot shop facility By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis-based Delta Services Inc. has started construction on a 26,0...
77. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, March 03, 1997
Women are traveling more than ever for business purposes, and some travel companies are launching programs to meet the needs of the growing number of women business travelers Women on the go Programs offer advice to growing number of women business ...
78. Archived Article: Cargill Expansion Lj
- Friday, September 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Cargill expansion underway, on schedule By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is progressing smoothly and according to schedule on Cargill Inc.s $80 million expansion project, which began about three months ago at the companys ...
79. Archived Article: Athens Paper
- Friday, September 06, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Athens Paper Co. moves to larger quarters in Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Athens Paper, a paper wholesale company headquartered in Nashville, has purchased an existing building at 4155 Getwell and plans to move from its exi...
80. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 17, 1996
Memos 11/17 Odell Horton Jr. has been promoted to associate general counsel for the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He has been with the office of general counsel at UT-Memphis since 1990. Horton received his juris doctorate from the University of ...