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1. CBS' Moonves the Latest Powerful Exec Felled in #MeToo Era
- Tuesday, September 11, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry's most powerful executives.
2. Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash
- Friday, July 20, 2018
It's one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings?
Americans have a cozy relationship with debt – student loans, credit cards and car loans are commonplace. The Federal Reserve said that consumer borrowing rose $24.5 billion in May alone to hit almost $3.9 trillion. And that doesn't include mortgage or real estate-secured debt, like home equity lines. Add rising interest rates to that mix and you've got quite the budget burden.
3. CBS News Fires Political Director for 'Inappropriate' Acts
- Friday, January 5, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for "inappropriate behavior," the latest in a string of powerful men to lose a job over alleged misconduct.
Six weeks ago, CBS News dropped Charlie Rose after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances. He had been on its morning show, "CBS This Morning," and was a "60 Minutes" contributor.
4. US Auto Sales Likely Dropped in 2017, But Remain Strong
- Thursday, January 4, 2018
DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak may be ending, but demand for new vehicles – especially SUVs – remains healthy as the new year begins.
U.S. auto sales are expected to fall 2 percent to 17.1 million in 2017, according to Kelley Blue Book. That would be the first year-over-year decline since 2009, ending an unprecedented seven-year expansion.
5. NBC Names Hoda Kotb as Lauer Replacement on 'Today'
- Wednesday, January 3, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
7. Tavis Smiley, Suspended By PBS, Vows to Fight Back
- Friday, December 15, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming.
8. NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'
- Thursday, November 30, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – NBC News fired "Today" show host Matt Lauer for what it said Wednesday was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct accusations that have swept through Hollywood and the media over the past two months.
9. New Allegations Against Rose Emerge From Women at CBS News
- Thursday, November 23, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – The morning show where Charlie Rose worked until being fired Tuesday is reporting that two women at CBS News claim that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also whispered a sexual innuendo.
10. CBS News, PBS Cut Ties to Rose Following Sex Allegations
- Wednesday, November 22, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.
11. Walmart Sees Strong Online Sales Lift Third-Quarter Results
- Friday, November 17, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores.
12. Walmart Sees the Future and It is Digital
- Wednesday, October 11, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.
13. Last Word: Vince Carter Leaves, Fairgrounds and Pulling the Plug on Green Tech
- Friday, July 7, 2017
Vince Carter joins Zach Randolph with the Sacramento Kings next NBA season with an $8 million one-year pact for Carter. Still no word on Tony Allen’s free agency status as we put this up. The Grizz plan to retire Randolph’s jersey.
14. Pelley Out, Mason Temporarily In as CBS News Anchor
- Thursday, June 1, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS' effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has been a success in the morning, not so much in the evening – and "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job.
15. Wal-Mart Keeps Working to Make Inroads Against Amazon
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.
Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping season. That's an indication that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against Amazon, which has built fierce loyalty with its Prime two-day shipping program.
16. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
17. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
18. Wal-Mart Buying Online Retail Newcomer Jet.com
- Tuesday, August 9, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is buying fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, scooping up a newcomer that launched a year ago with the intention of challenging online leader Amazon.
19. Redemption Unreachable as Pete Rose Keeps Screwing Up
- Friday, December 18, 2015
In the TV commercial, banished Hit King Pete Rose is walking down a hallway lined with trophies and baseball memorabilia. His stated purpose: to promote Skechers Relaxed Fit shoes.
Anything for a buck, right, Charlie Hustle?
20. Target Profit Climbs as Customer Traffic Increases
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.
21. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.
22. Festive Drinks and Fun Venues
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
A number of new places opened in Nashville this year, bringing a bevy of new bourbons, crafted brews and incredible places to sit, relax and sip. If you are looking for more than a meal and want that genuine, trendy Nashville experience, here are a few hot spots.
23. Unemployment Rates Fall in 31 US States Last Month
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
24. Shopping Spree
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Retailers have been gearing up for a frenzied Black Friday, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but industry experts expect a lukewarm year compared to moderate growth in 2012.
Both nationally and locally, many stores opened earlier than ever before in an attempt to capture customers before their competitors and maximize a shorter-than-usual shopping season.
25. Median CEO Pay Rises to $9.7 Million in 2012
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
CEO pay has been going in one direction for the past three years: up.
The head of a typical large public company made $9.7 million in 2012, a 6.5 percent increase from a year earlier that was aided by a rising stock market, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.
26. Lost Crosswords: Part 2
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is Part 2 of a series. Don’t miss Part 1, next week. (I know what order series normally go in! Get over it already!)
Maggie the Cheagle and I decided to watch “Lost” again. Last year, we watched for the first time, with Susan along for the ride. We went through all six seasons in about two months.
27. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
28. New Airfare Rules Remove Some of the Fine Print
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
DALLAS (AP) – It comes as no surprise for experienced travelers, but novices are sometimes shocked to find that the final cost of airline trip can be much higher than the price touted on the airline's website or advertising.
29. Going Deeper Than Teamwork
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It’s difficult to write a column about employee engagement and customer satisfaction when it looks like the whole world has gone totally crazy.
I won’t recount all the headlines that we’re all too familiar with at the moment. Suffice it to say that the only piece of good news is that Charlie Sheen has lost his position as the drum major of the media parade.
30. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.
Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.
31. Bernanke: Recession Could End in '09
- Tuesday, March 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's recession "probably" will end this year if the government succeeds in bolstering the banking system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said.
In carefully hedged remarks in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Bernanke seemed Sunday to express a bit more optimism that this could be done.
32. Recession Fears, Weak Earnings Stoke Stock Selling
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – World stock markets sagged again Wednesday as a barrage of weak corporate earnings stoked fears that the government’s financial intervention won’t keep global economies out of recession.
33. Overnight Freight Icon Puts Weight Behind McCain
- Friday, June 6, 2008
Every day, the company he moved to Memphis 35 years ago accomplishes a staggering feat: It delivers a package to someone more than 7.5 million times.
Keeping everything running on time and in order at the $36 billion transportation giant that is FedEx Corp. might seem like such a daunting task that it would generate a never-ending to-do list for Fred Smith, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. Yet the Memphis businessman, who turns 64 in August, is deeply involved in yet another start-up venture that has worldwide significance.
34. A Pundit in Our Future ...
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007
He is a seer of future Senate seats, an oracle of Congressional configurations and one of the foremost prophets of presidential politics.
To get an idea of the market for Charlie Cook's forecasting prowess, consider this from his schedule last fall: In the space of a week, he was the main attraction at events hosted by the American Beverage Association, American Express and the national paper and auto industries. At one event, he was introduced by former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.
35. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 12, 2003
CMCS LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, financed $1
Bluestone Glen planned
for Holmes Road area
CMCS LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, financed $1.3 million through National Bank of Commerce, securing the loan with 20.2 a...
36. Archived Article: Mals P.2
- Tuesday, November 13, 2001
MALS Equal Justice campaign on
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is in the midst of its annual fund raiser, The Campaign for Equal Justice, this year.
Begun in 1992 with financial support from the private bar, the campaign now ...
37. Archived Article: Mals P.2
- Thursday, November 8, 2001
MALS campaign kicks off
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is kicking off its annual fund raiser, The Campaign for Equal Justice, this year.
Begun in 1992 with financial support from the private bar association, the campaign now...
38. Archived Article: Fred's P.2
- Thursday, August 17, 2000
Freds reports surge in net income Freds reports surge in net income Freds Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended July 29. Net income for the second quarter was $1.7 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, compare...
39. Archived Article: Housing Starts (lead)
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Overall home sale decline, customizing pushes values higher By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Fewer homes were started in Memphis and Shelby County in 1999, but they were more expensive, according to local housing figures. A total o...
40. Archived Article: Housing (lead)
- Friday, July 16, 1999
Second quarter housing Second quarter housing starts slightly down By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Housing starts and new home sales in Memphis and Shelby County progressed at a rapid clip during the second quarter of 1999, virtually on par with co...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: W. Scott Sneed, vice president, is manager of investments specializing in variable universal life insurance, as well as individ...