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1. US Trade Deficit Jumps to 5-Year High of $48.5 Billion
- Wednesday, March 08, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit jumped in January to the highest level in nearly five years as a flood of mobile phones and other consumer products widened America's trade gap with China. The result underscores the challenges facing President Donald Trump in fulfilling a campaign pledge to reduce America's trade deficits.
2. Final 4 is Proof NFL Teams Must Have Elite QBs
- Friday, January 20, 2017
Now that the NFL playoffs are down to four teams remaining, it is easy to point out the common thread among them: Elite play at the quarterback position.
Whether it is Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers – all of whom have won Super Bowls – or Matt Ryan, who was selected as an All Pro this season and could win the MVP Award, the Patriots, Steelers, Packers and Falcons have a game-changer calling the signals.
3. Gov't to Require Cars be Able to Talk to Each Other
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.
4. Wal-Mart to Launch Own Mobile Pay System
- Friday, December 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card or its own store gift card through its existing smartphone app at the cash register.
5. Need Reason to Pay By Phone? Apple, Google Add New Features
- Monday, June 22, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
6. Medicare Chief Steps Down, Ran Health Care Rollout
- Monday, January 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.
7. ‘Wake-Up Call’
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
Last week, Joel Hobson, broker-owner of Memphis-based Hobson Realtors, posted notes in the workplace and a message on the company’s website notifying clients that they may have to meet sales staff at the office or provide proof of identification.
8. New Prospects in 2014 for an Immigration Overhaul
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – His agenda tattered by last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws.
9. Twitter Just One Symptom of IPO Fever's Return
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
IPO fever is back.
Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies start trading. Twitter is the star this week, but the number of offerings shows that it's not just social-media darlings that are seeking and attracting investors.
10. US Service Firms Grow More Slowly, Hiring Weakens
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two reports Wednesday showed that U.S. service companies grew more slowly in March and private employers pulled back on hiring. The declines suggest businesses may have grown more cautious last month after federal spending cuts took effect.
11. Fed Stands by Stimulus, Sees Stronger US Economy
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed's extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.
12. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
13. Former Southwest Twin Drive-In Coming Down
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
The old Southwest Twin drive-in theater at South Third Street and Raines Road is the property of the federal Homeland Security Department for the time being.
One of the old screens is still there at the busy corner through the Westwood, Coro Lake and Indian Hills communities. But trees in front of the screen block about a third of the height of it.
14. Retail Sales Weaken in Dec. But Cap Record Year
- Friday, January 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud.
Sales eked out a 0.1 percent increase in December, to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion.
15. Retail Sales are Helping Economy Grow Consistently
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Economic growth is picking up in the final three months of the year, fueled by higher consumer spending, rising business stockpiles and modest increases in hiring.
The start of the holiday shopping season in November helped produce the sixth straight monthly increase in retail sales. Gift-buying Americans spent more on clothing and electronics, and sales of autos and furniture also rose.
16. White House Takes Hard Line in Spending Showdown
- Monday, December 05, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House signaled Friday that President Barack Obama will take a hard line in ongoing negotiations over a $900 billion-plus catchall spending bill that's needed to keep the government running through next September.
17. Economy Shows Signs of Health After Summer Slump
- Friday, October 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy appears slightly healthier than many had feared it was a few weeks ago, raising hopes that it can end the year on an upward slope.
A raft of data Thursday show layoffs are trending down to a six-month low and factories in the Mid-Atlantic are growing again after contracting for two months. Nevertheless, home sales fell and the housing market is expected weigh on the economy deep into 2012.
18. Analysis: Democrats Hit Reset on Health Care
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Weary of getting pounded over the new health care law, Democrats are hitting the reset button for next year's elections.
They're changing the subject to Medicare.
19. Obama Calls Meeting With Leaders ‘Constructive’
- Friday, July 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Deadline approaching, President Barack Obama said he and congressional leaders worked through a "very constructive" debt-crisis session Thursday with congressional leaders but the parties were still far apart on deficit reduction proposals. He said he would reconvene the negotiators on Sunday.
20. Daily News Collects Five Reporting Awards
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Daily News won five awards during the 2011 Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors contest, including three first-place finishes and a sweep of the business news category.
The ceremony, a combined presentation with the Tennessee AP Broadcasters, was held Saturday at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. The Daily News competed in Division IV for daily newspapers with a circulation of under 10,000.
21. The Daily News Finalist for Five TAPME Awards
- Monday, April 11, 2011
The Daily News has been named a finalist for five 2011 Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors awards in the Division 4 category, assigned to daily newspapers with a circulation of under 10,000.
22. AP Analysis: Foreclosures Raise US Economic Stress
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The nation’s economic stress inched up in December because higher foreclosures outweighed lower unemployment, according to The Associated Press’ monthly analysis.
Bankruptcy levels remained largely unchanged from November. But the depressed housing market took a toll. Foreclosure rates rose in 33 states, most sharply in Utah, New Jersey, Nevada and Arizona.
23. Consumer Confidence Index Hits 8-Month High
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer confidence hit an eight-month high in January. The increase suggests the rising spirits that fueled a holiday shopping boom are carrying over into the new year as people feel better about the job market.
24. Less Worried About Layoffs, Jobholders Spend More
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A steady decline in layoffs is giving the vast majority of adults who have jobs the confidence to spend more freely and help energize the economy. They no longer worry so much about losing their jobs.
25. Consumer Confidence Falls in September
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Americans’ worries about job security flared up in September, causing a widely watched barometer of consumer confidence to dip unexpectedly and raising more concern about the upcoming holiday shopping season and the overall economic recovery.
26. Economy Dampens Retirement Hopes
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rising costs and uncertainty about the economy have workers less confident in their ability to save enough money to retire comfortably, say the authors of a new study released Tuesday.
27. House Passes Obama's Economic Stimulus Bill
- Monday, February 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.
The bill was passed 246-183 with no Republican help. It now goes to the Senate where a vote was possible late Friday to meet a deadline of passing the plan before a recess begins next week.
28. Bernanke: Improving Health Care Is Critical Challenge
- Tuesday, June 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Bolstering the performance of the U.S. health care system is one of the biggest challenges facing the country, said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Monday.
New medical technologies and treatments are allowing people to live healthier, longer and more productive lives.
29. Ready for Takeoff
- Monday, August 06, 2007
Signs of what was once a naval air station still abound, but Millington Regional Jetport finally is starting to discover its own identity and carve a bigger niche in the airways.
Thanks to a renewed contract with FedEx Corp., a host of capital improvements and an ambitious marketing campaign to lure more aviation businesses, the jetport is poised to reach great heights.
30. Archived Article: Bbb Online St
- Monday, November 29, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON BBB offers guide for online holiday shoppers By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News A recent report by Deloitte & Touche estimates that consumers will spend about 20 percent of their holiday budgets online. The Better Business Bu...
31. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, January 23, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A way out YWCA Abused Womens Services offers help to victims trying to escape domestic violence By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News A new emergency response program and the upcoming opening of a shelter for women seeking treatment...
32. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, December 05, 1997
The states unemployment rate for October dropped to 5 percent, down four-tenths of a percent over the month, the Department of Employment Security announced last week The states unemployment rate for October dropped to 5 percent, down four-tenths of...