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1. Strickland Names 6 Chiefs to Report Directly To Mayor
- Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland rounded out his team of top advisers and division directors with six appointees who will report directly to him – a structural change to how previous mayoral administrations have worked.
2. Pinnacle Adds To Team in Memphis
- Saturday, December 05, 2015
Pinnacle Financial Partners has added some new local talent to its Memphis ranks.
The Nashville-based bank, which in recent days wrapped its acquisition of Memphis-based Magna Bank, has brought on three veterans of First Tennessee Bank as well as a senior portfolio manager from Metropolitan Bank.
3. Pinnacle Adds To Team in Memphis
- Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Pinnacle Financial Partners has added some new local talent to its Memphis ranks.
The Nashville-based bank, which in recent days wrapped its acquisition of Memphis-based Magna Bank, has brought on three veterans of First Tennessee Bank as well as a senior portfolio manager from Metropolitan Bank.
4. The Week Ahead: Nov. 16, 2015
- Monday, November 16, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from a Stax lecture on music and the Vietnam War to Hillary Clinton’s visit…
5. Clinton Adds Details to Plans on Prescription Drug Costs
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vowing to build upon President Barack Obama's signature health law, Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping plan to hold down the rising cost of prescription drugs and target pharmaceutical companies that flood the airwaves with ads.
6. Magna Bank Prepares for New Memphis Identity
- Saturday, September 12, 2015
Magna Bank in Memphis isn't set to open for business with a new name above the door for a couple more months, now that its acquisition by Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners has officially closed.
7. Historic Ashlar Hall in Limbo After ‘Renovation’
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The owner of historic but troubled Ashlar Hall says he will move forward with plans to redevelop the property into a veterans center as questions continue to swirl around the state of the building, located at 1397 Central Ave.
8. Under Fire for Data Breach, Obama Personnel Chief Steps Down
- Monday, July 13, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, June 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Overton Room at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Eric Spiegel and Chris Glenn of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP will discuss cybersecurity. Register at midsouthafp.org.
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable discussion with Jeff Schultz, senior vice president of sales with APG Office Furnishings, Thursday, June 25, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. The topic is “The Customer Buying Process.” Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.
12. Awards Spotlight Knoxville's Top Achievers
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
The depth and strength of the Knoxville area business community was highlighted recently with the Knoxville Chamber’s 11th annual Pinnacle Business Awards presentation.
A dry cleaner, government contractor, clothing designer, technology innovator and media executive were among the Knoxville area companies and business leaders recognized for their achievements.
13. More Older Americans are Being Buried by Housing Debt
- Wednesday, June 03, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band.
14. Want a Great-Paying Job? Here’s the Deal
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Want a new career with nearly unlimited upside potential? One that will have employers beating down your door?
Uncle Sam wants you – to join the technology workforce.
Nationwide, skilled tech workers are in short supply, with more than half a million jobs going unfilled. And in Tennessee, where the rapidly expanding economy has companies competing for every qualified worker, the state is going to great lengths to train people in sought-after tech skills – footing the entire bill, in some cases, for adults willing to retool their careers.
15. Pinnacle CEO Talks Memphis Plans in Wake of Acquisition
- Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Flush from its newly announced acquisition of Magna Bank and the hire of a team from First Tennessee Bank, the newest entrant into the Memphis banking market already is looking down the road, planning more hires and a careful expansion of Magna’s existing footprint.
16. Pinnacle Financial of Nashville Acquires Magna Bank of Memphis
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
When it comes to their newly announced entry into Memphis via an acquisition of Magna Bank, the Nashville leadership of Pinnacle Financial Partners is already thinking big – on everything from workforce to services offered to the bank’s eventual size here.
17. Knoxville Area a Magnet for Retirees
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.
Moderate weather, without the bone-chilling Northern winters or the searing heat of Florida summers, is a big draw, along with its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, says King, 58, who migrated from Dayton, Ohio, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and then to Knoxville.
- Friday, December 12, 2014
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Perre Coleman Magness, author of “Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook” for a discussion and book signing Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
19. Haslam to Hold 4 Days of Budget Hearings This Week
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is holding four days of budget hearings this week as his administration prepares its annual spending proposal to be delivered to Tennessee lawmakers in January.
20. Program Launched to Grow State’s Small Businesses
- Thursday, November 27, 2014
Because many small businesses might still find access to credit tight, and because putting new capital to work in small businesses can give the economy a jolt through the creation of jobs, a pair of organizations has launched a new lending program with those factors in mind.
21. For-Profit Programs Face 'Gainful Employment' Rule
- Friday, October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.
Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose access to federal student-aid programs.
22. Fuchs Joins Vaco Logistics as Recruiter
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eddie Fuchs has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics, where he’ll consult with distribution, transportation and manufacturing companies to help identify candidates for leadership and specialized skill positions. Fuchs, who previously worked in the business development department of Intermodal Cartage Co., was recently named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2014 Young Memphians list.
23. U of M’s Rudd Touts Freshmen Growth
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
The student population at the University of Memphis is growing, but the city’s largest higher education institution is becoming more selective about those who apply for admission.
And University of Memphis President David Rudd said in the coming academic year, his first at the helm of the university, he plans to introduce the first needs-based scholarship program in the 102-year history of the institution as well as offer a flat tuition rate for students who continue on the school’s trajectory for graduation and attaining degrees.
24. FedEx Founder Highlights Economic Club Fall Slate
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
FedEx founder Fred Smith will make a rare public speaking appearance in Memphis Nov. 6, as part of the fall 2014 lineup of speakers planned for the Economic Club of Memphis.
25. Welcoming Home Baby Boomers
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Part two of a two-part series. Talented leadership is always in high demand. The question is: Where do you look for leaders, who are you overlooking and how do you effectively sustain their involvement?
26. $1,000-a-Pill Sovaldi Jolts US Health Care System
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Your money or your life?
Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000.
Leading medical societies recommend the drug as a first-line treatment, and patients are clamoring for it. But insurance companies and state Medicaid programs are gagging on the price. In Oregon, officials propose to limit how many low-income patients can get Sovaldi.
27. Career Banker to Take Over Veterans Department
- Monday, June 02, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
28. University of Memphis Provost Kicks Off President Interviews
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
David Rudd began with the obvious this week, as the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis began individual sessions with faculty, students and staff at the city’s largest institution of higher education.
29. Marijuana Study in Veterans Wins Federal Backing
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.
30. Obama 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy
- Wednesday, March 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.
31. Dickerson to Carry Tradition of Service as Young Lawyers Division President
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Jake Dickerson, associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is the incoming 2014 president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
The division arranges and hosts continuing legal education seminars, networking events, pro bono opportunities and fundraisers such as the annual golf tournament benefiting the Porter Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. MBA members 36 years or younger, or within their first three years of practice, are automatically members of the division.
32. Music Veterans Record Song to Benefit St. Jude
- Monday, November 25, 2013
The efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been the focus of an outpouring of financial and charitable support in recent weeks, the latest example of which is a song by music industry veterans to raise money for the hospital.
33. Diverse Background Helps Garrard Find Career Calling
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Mike Garrard has popped the top on a new career as executive director of the Silvercreek Senior Living Center in Olive Branch.
34. Catholic Charities Launches Program For Homeless Veterans
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This month Catholic Charities of West Tennessee launches a new program called St. Sebastian Veteran Services to provide critical assistance to homeless veterans and their families and to those facing imminent eviction or foreclosure.
35. Lew Urges Quick Increase in US Borrowing Limit
- Friday, October 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday urged Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit before Oct. 17, warning that a Republican idea to prioritize payments with cash on hand could cause "irrevocable damage" to the U.S. economy.
36. US Borrowing Authority to be Exhausted by Oct. 17
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday the government will have exhausted its borrowing authority by Oct. 17, leaving the United States just $30 billion cash on hand to pay its bills.
37. Citi Executive Works to Improve Small-Business Status
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – When small-business owners hear the name Citigroup, they're more likely to think of a bank that caters to big corporate and international clients, not one that will serve their needs.
38. Kronos Aims to Bring Green Energy to All
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
Kronos Energy Solutions is hard at work on a new hybrid charging system for electric cars, which it hopes to debut in the next six to nine months, and the company is also making plans for possible expansion of its headquarters in Cordova by early next year.
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Southerland Place Germantown is hosting a free VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at 7701 Poplar Ave. The workshop is for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses who live in assisted-living facilities. Jim Austin of Veterans Financial Inc. will present. Seating is limited; call 752-8444 to reserve a spot.
- Friday, June 21, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “The Color Purple” Friday, June 21, through July 14 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
41. Southerland Place to Host Veterans Benefit Workshop
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
Southerland Place Germantown on Saturday, June 22, is hosting a free Veterans Affairs benefits workshop for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who live in assisted-living facilities.
Jim Austin, an insurance agent with Veterans Financial Inc., will lead the presentation on benefit eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Austin will explain who qualifies and how to apply for the maximum monthly tax-free Aid and Attendance Pension for surviving spouses ($1,113), single veterans ($1,732), and married veterans
42. American, US Airways Name Post-Merger Leadership
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
DALLAS (AP) – The new American Airlines will have more top executives from smaller but more successful US Airways than from the current American.
Five US Airways executives will follow their current CEO, Doug Parker, when he takes control after the airlines complete their proposed merger. Three executives from American parent AMR Corp. were named to the new company's leadership team.
43. Commercial Advisors Adds Jensen to Capital Markets Group
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Luke Jensen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Capital Markets Group. In his new role with the commercial real estate firm, Jensen focuses on investment sales, debt and equity, development, and principal deal sourcing and structuring.
44. House GOP Gears Up for Debt Showdown This Summer
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Get ready for another debt showdown this summer. House Republicans are preparing for one.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Wednesday to protect Social Security recipients and investors in Treasury bonds if the government hits the limit of its borrowing authority.
45. FTN Financial Grows With New Offices, Hires
- Monday, February 11, 2013
First Tennessee Bank’s capital markets subsidiary has been on a tear lately. FTN Financial has grown on several fronts, including with the addition of a public finance department as it expands into the general market municipal bond sector and with the opening of new offices as part of that expansion. The company also has opened additional new offices around the country and added employees in other areas to handle general growth.
46. Council Votes on Sales Tax Referendum
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Memphis City Council members take the first step toward a fall referendum on a citywide half percent sales tax hike Tuesday, Feb. 4, as they vote on the first of three readings of the referendum ordinance.
47. State Budget Will Include Local Medical Community
- Monday, February 04, 2013
The two biggest capital spending items in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s state budget proposal are a $62 million renovation of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and a new $60 million Community Health Building at the University of Memphis.
48. Business CEOs Call for Raising Retirement Age
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.
49. Robinson Brings ‘Even Keel’ to Role at Methodist South
- Monday, October 15, 2012
For a newly appointed CEO responsible for managing a nationally acclaimed hospital, James “Jay” Robinson III seems surprisingly laid-back.
The tone of his voice is relaxed and conversational as he discusses his new leadership role at Methodist South Hospital and the path that led him there. This calm and congenial demeanor, cultivated during his 20-year career, is one of Robinson’s keys to effective management.
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” Thursday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Oct 7, at Poplar Pike Playhouse, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit tnshakespeare.org.
51. Administration Warns of 'Destructive' Budget Cuts
- Monday, September 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new White House report issued Friday warns that $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be "deeply destructive" to the military and core government responsibilities like patrolling U.S. borders and air traffic control.
52. House GOP Passes Latest Anti-Regulation Bill
- Friday, July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-led House on Thursday passed legislation that would freeze major government regulations until the unemployment rate, now at 8.2 percent, drops to 6 percent or below.
53. Bailey Likes Solving Problems for Law Clients
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
The law firm founded by Olen “Mac” Bailey Jr. with a goal of being a leading estate planning law firm in the Memphis area celebrates 16 years in business this year.
Bailey, who concentrates his practice in estate taxation and planning, asset protection planning, charitable gift planning, business succession planning and elder law, doesn’t expect the focus areas of The Bailey Law Firm to change much going forward. But he does allow that while he thinks the firm has reached a “good size” for the time being, growth might still be on the horizon.
54. Ackermann Joins FirstBank as Financial Manager and VP
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thomas “Lynn” Ackermann has been hired as financial manager and vice president of the Memphis Poplar branch of FirstBank.
55. MED Forms Committee to Examine Minority-Owned Biz Dealings
- Friday, May 04, 2012
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has formed an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding the amount of business the hospital conducts with minority-owned companies.
56. 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.
57. Recruitment Ads by For-Profit Colleges Targeted
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Where do for-profit colleges get the money they spend on all those highway billboards and television and radio ads?
Mostly from the government, at least indirectly. Federal money, most of it through the financial aid that students get, accounts for up to 90 percent of for-profit colleges' revenue – even more in some cases if veterans attend the school on the GI bill.
58. Breaking Free With The Salvation Army
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.
59. ‘Positive Message’
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The most recent figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a falling jobless rate for the Memphis metro area.
New, more current figures will be out later this month that show the area’s latest unemployment picture. But in the meantime, the Memphis area has played host to one job fair after another in recent days, while across the state there have been more than 20 such fairs in the past 15 months.
60. ServiceMaster to Help Vets Secure Franchise Funding
- Thursday, March 08, 2012
Four brands from The ServiceMaster Co. have joined the online fundraising program Boost A Hero to help military veterans purchase franchise businesses.
61. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
62. Housing Conference Slated for Jan. 7
- Monday, January 02, 2012
The “Home For The Holidays: Housing and Economic Development Conference” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College Union Campus Building E/Gym, 737 Union Ave.
63. Agreement Near on $1 Trillion Spending Bill
- Friday, December 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Bipartisan agreement is near on a massive $1 trillion-plus year-end spending package and should be reached in time avert a possible government shutdown this weekend, lawmakers said Thursday.
64. Regions Financial Appoints Execs
- Monday, December 05, 2011
Regions Financial Corp. has appointed two company and industry veterans to new positions within the bank’s business services group.
65. Bernanke Seeks to Reassure Vets in Weak Economy
- Friday, November 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday tried to reassure U.S. soldiers, a group hit hard by high unemployment, that the Fed is working to strengthen the economy.
66. Wealth of Experience
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
Paul Tudor Jones loves the feel of newsprint in his hands.
Get a newspaper business veteran talking – especially one from the pre-digital business, when the typing on newsroom keyboards sounded more like a clacking – and they can still hear the sounds, smell the ink and see the bustle. And they’ll tell you so.
67. Five Hot Job Categories for Retirees, Older Workers
- Monday, October 17, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) – Looking for a job isn't just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want to work.
The challenge, of course, is finding suitable work in an economy with chronically high unemployment.
68. NYC Investor Jones Recalls Memphis Roots
- Monday, September 26, 2011
Decades before he worked his way to the top of the financial world as a billionaire hedge fund manager and influential market guru, Paul Tudor Jones had an early affinity for the newspaper business.
69. Debt Panel Members Prompt Doubts
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative Texas Republican congressman has been chosen by House Speaker John Boehner to co-chair a powerful new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit by over $1 trillion.
70. Long and Winding Road
- Friday, April 22, 2011
When Millington leaders gathered in a field off Navy Road earlier this month, the city’s current mayor, Richard Hodges, and his two predecessors were together for a project in which all three played a major role.
71. Are You Missing Out on Benefits?
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
Ray’s Take: There’s a lot of news coverage about people defrauding the government through Medicare, Medicaid, social security or other programs. These scams are stealing millions of tax dollars and are worthy of concern.
72. Soon the Government Check Won't be in the Mail
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Before too long, the government check will no longer be in the mail.
Officials have settled on the dates when millions of people will no longer be able to get their Social Security and other benefit checks by mail.
73. Recession Pain Still Real, Despite End, Obama Says
- Tuesday, September 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Monday he doesn't care that the Great Recession has been declared over by a group of economists. For the millions of people who are out of work or otherwise struggling, he said, "it's still very real for them."
74. Banking Execs Say Gov't Needs to Back Mortgages
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration invited banking executives Tuesday to offer advice on changing the government's role in the mortgage market. Their response: stay big.
While the executives disagreed on the exact level of support needed, the group overwhelmingly advocated the government should maintain a large role propping up the nearly $11 trillion market.
75. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Delist Shares from NYSE
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Government-sponsored mortgage purchasers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to delist their shares from the New York Stock Exchange. Both stocks tumbled in Wednesday morning trading.
76. ‘Change is Inevitable’
- Friday, May 14, 2010
“They aren’t making buggy whips anymore.”
That’s what Tom Wilson, career counselor for careerhands.com, tells people who have lost or left jobs and are looking for something else in the workplace.
77. Fannie Mae Seeks $8.4B in Aid After Q1 Loss
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae has again asked taxpayers for more money — this time $8.4 billion — after reporting another steep loss for the first quarter. The taxpayer bill for rescuing Fannie and its sibling Freddie Mac has grown to $145 billion — and the final tally could be much higher.
78. Social Media Icons
- Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”
In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.
79. Rainey Kizer Names Waddell Partner
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Amanda C. Waddell has been named a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, auto liability and insurance coverage.
80. PROMISES, PROMISES: Records Not So Open with Obama
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions to the nation's open records law to withhold federal records even as the number of requests for information declines, according to a review by The Associated Press of agency audits about the Freedom of Information Act.
81. Duncan-Williams Expands Financial Staff
- Friday, February 19, 2010
Memphis-based investment banking firm Duncan-Williams Inc. is expanding its public finance efforts in New York with the addition of two financial veterans there.
82. TennCut: Why the state Medicaid program is slashing services to thousands of disabled people
- Monday, November 02, 2009
Thyroid disease, congestive heart failure, blood clots, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the health problems Memphian Ann B. wakes up to every day. For 11 years, she has been covered under a class of TennCare called Supplemental Social Security, or the “Daniels” class. Ann asked that her last name be kept anonymous.
83. Prayers for Peaceful End to King Sibling Feud
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) - A follower of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday invoked the spirit of the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta, in praying for a peaceful resolution to the legal battle among the King children.
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Talk Shoppe will present “Home Financing: How to Get the Best Deal in Today’s Market” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
85. Cohen to Hold Town Hall Meeting
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, will host a town hall meeting Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Bridges Inc., 477 N. Fifth St.
Residents of the 9th Congressional District will have the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns about a variety of issues, including health care, the economy, crime, veterans’ benefits, financial aid for higher education and Social Security.
86. CBU Granted Status To Give Veterans Benefits
- Monday, June 22, 2009
Christian Brothers University has been selected as a Yellow Ribbon University, which enables the university to offer qualified veterans full tuition benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program.
87. Citigroup CFO to Become Citi Holdings Chairman
- Monday, March 23, 2009
Citigroup Inc. announced Friday that it tapped Chief Financial Officer Gary Crittenden to become chairman of the unit in charge of its riskier assets and tougher-to-manage ventures, the latest move in a massive management reshuffling at the struggling bank.
- Friday, November 14, 2008
The Seventh Annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon will be held today at 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. James Carville and Mary Matalin will speak about today’s political climate. Tickets are $100. To purchase tickets, call 516-0500.
89. Wall Street Turns to Consumers To Gauge Economy
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on consumers.
90. Cash Wants to Enlist Paid Tutors From Student Ranks
- Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As part of the sweeping overhaul he envisions bringing to Memphis City Schools, new district superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash wants to enlist students to work for the school system as tutors.
“What if instead of working for Back Yard Burger … for $6 an hour, work for me. Work for city schools,” Cash said last week to about 250 members of the Memphis Rotary Club.
91. War VeteransCould Use Lottery Money
- Friday, April 11, 2008
Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the state Senate.
The measure sponsored by Democrats Jim Kyle o
92. Advancing Bill Would Offer Lottery Scholarships to Veterans
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the Senate.
The measure sponsored by Democrats Jim Kyle of Memphis and Joe Haynes of Goodlettsville was among bills that passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
93. Lottery Money Would Be Used To Send Iraq, Other Vets to School
- Friday, March 21, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of a Senate lottery subcommittee say they support legislation that would use excess lottery funds to allow honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to attend school.
94. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.
95. 100th Hyatt PlaceOpens at Wolfchase
- Monday, January 07, 2008
Hyatt Place opened its 100th hotel Dec. 27 near Wolfchase Galleria.
To commemorate the opening, Hyatt Place Memphis/Wolfchase Galleria is partnering with United Services Automobile Assoc
96. Memphis VA to HaveCaregiver Pilot Program
- Monday, December 10, 2007
The Memphis VA Medical Hospital will be one of eight VA medical centers nationwide to benefit from $4.7 million provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs for "caregiver assistance pilot programs."
97. Mortgage Giants may not Provide Silver Bullet for Distressed Market, Experts Say
- Wednesday, August 08, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Easing the investment constraints faced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be enough to rescue homeowners and investors caught up in the mortgage market turbulence.
Shares of the government-sponsored home-loan financiers have surged in recent days on speculation that regulators will raise the amount of mortgage securities Fannie and Freddie can hold as investments. Mainstream Wall Street analysts believe such a move would ease the country's housing woes by injecting more cash into the market.
98. Some Commissioner Pay Raises Exceed Consultant Recommendations
- Tuesday, July 24, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Pay raises for several members of Gov. Phil Bredesen's Cabinet exceeded recommendations made by a consultant hired to evaluate compensation levels in the executive branch.
99. Governor's Cabinet Spends $35,060 in Travel So Far This Year
- Thursday, July 19, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen's Cabinet has spent $35,060 on out-of-state travel for the first six months of this year, according to disclosure reports.
A state ethics law enacted by the Legislature last year requires that out-of-state travels by Cabinet level officials be available on the Internet.
100. You Reap What You Sow
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The two-man advertising and design firm that opened in the Cooper-Young area earlier this year is - as its name might suggest - enjoying a bumper crop of new clients and reaping a harvest of steady business growth.