Editorial Results (free)
1. August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges
- Monday, April 11, 2016
Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.
2. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 08, 2016
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
3. Auto Industry Slows for Bad Weather, But Stays on Course
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015
DETROIT (AP) – February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this year.
4. Brooks Plea Coda to Political Whirlwind
- Friday, February 27, 2015
It could have gone either way for Henri Brooks at just about this time a year ago. The Shelby County Commissioner had plans to continue a nearly 20-year political arc beyond a political track record that included seven terms in the state House and the two-term limit on the Shelby County Commission.
5. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
6. 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.
7. Filing Frenzy
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Until Tuesday, no one was running for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Schools board. No one had pulled a qualifying petition from the Shelby County Election Commission until just two days before the filing deadline for candidates on the August election ballot.
8. Election Commission Hears Ballot Challenges
- Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Shelby County Election Commissioners could complete the ballot for the May Shelby County primary elections Wednesday, March 5, by deciding on challenges to the residency of three candidates in the Democratic primaries.
9. Suburban Prospects
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Walker Taylor’s business philosophy is a simple one, and it’s helping keep his Germantown-based restaurant a must-visit for diners from around the world.
10. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
11. Detroit, Toyota See Big US Sales Gains in January
- Monday, February 04, 2013
DETROIT (AP) – American consumers ignored tax increases and trudged through winter weather to buy new cars and trucks at an unusually strong pace last month.
"(January) was like a sprinter out of the starting blocks," said Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation Inc., the country's largest auto dealership chain.
12. Labor Heads Say Obama Backs Them on 'Fiscal Cliff'
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor leaders said Tuesday that President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring the wealthy pay more in taxes, outlining plans for a public campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers.
13. WHO's Cancer Agency: Diesel Fumes Cause Cancer
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
LONDON (AP) – Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.
14. US Auto Sales Rise in January, Led by Chrysler, VW
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto sales are off to a strong start this year, continuing their brisk pace from late 2011.
Chrysler had its best January in four years while Toyota got a boost from its new Camry. Volkswagen, which wants to aggressively expand in the U.S., reported much higher sales. One sour note was GM, where sales fell compared to a strong January a year earlier.
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The Tennessee Minority Development Council will hold a membership luncheon meeting Friday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regions Bank, assembly room one, first floor, 6200 Poplar Ave. For more information or registration, contact Joyce Tabb at 830-8242 or email@example.com.
16. GM Leads Auto Sales Jump With 49 Percent Increase
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. led automakers with a 49 percent U.S. sales jump last month, aided by sweeter financing and lease deals and strong demand for newer models.
17. AP Source: GM Hourly Workers Get $4,000 Bonuses
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 U.S. hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses to salaried employees, according to company documents obtained by The Associated Press.
18. Businesses Hiring in 2011 Face a Buyers' Market
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies planning to ramp up hiring this year will have an added luxury: their choice from a flood of applicants, without having to pay a premium for top talent.
Unemployment remains near double digits, and there are nearly five unemployed workers competing for each available job. That is giving employers more confidence, while at the same time enabling them to keep wages low.
19. Beale Street Honors
- Monday, September 13, 2010
Memphis has a music heritage going back a hundred years.
And some of those earlier and more obscure artists could be forgotten if it wasn’t for the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame.
The small brass music notes lining the sidewalks of Beale Street are engraved with names as well known as Elvis Presley and as obscure, at least to some, as Dr. Herman Green, who played with many jazz greats.
20. Mayoral Bid Awakens Ford Political Machine
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Since the late 1970s, the Ford family, as a political organization, has had an interest in either the Memphis or Shelby County mayor’s office. In 1978, John Ford declared he was running for county mayor but then withdrew from the race. Five years later, he ran for city mayor.
21. In Search of an Oasis
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.
22. Obama Hails Auto Bailout as Good News in Michigan
- Monday, August 02, 2010
DETROIT (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday heralded the recent turnaround for U.S. automakers, arguing that thousands of jobs and increased production vindicate his unpopular decision to bailout the industry.
23. Ford, Nissan, Tesla's Electric Plans Get $8B Jolt
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Cultivating the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles, the Obama administration said Tuesday it would lend $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co. and about $2.1 billion to Nissan Motor Co. and Tesla Motors Inc. in a government-industry partnership to build green cars.
24. GM Eliminating about 1,100 Dealer Franchises
- Monday, May 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors Corp. on Friday told about 1,100 dealers, or nearly 20 percent of its U.S. network, that they will be fired by the automaker late next year because their sales are weak.
25. AP Sources: UAW Focusing on Talks with Chrysler
- Monday, April 20, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers union has placed concession talks with General Motors Corp. on the back burner as it tries to reach a deal with Chrysler LLC before an April 30 government deadline, two people briefed on the negotiations said Thursday.
26. With Autos, Obama Expands Government's Role
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's extraordinary auto industry intervention is assertive and coldly pragmatic, with a dose of caution and a sentimental nod to the automobile's place in the American psyche.
27. UAW Reaches Health Care Trust Fund Deal with Ford
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co. said Monday they agreed to let the automaker change how it pays for a health care trust fund for retired workers, a deal that could serve as the model for cash-starved General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC.
28. GM, Chrysler Seek Billions More, To Cut More Jobs
- Thursday, February 19, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - Billions of dollars in government loans to prop up General Motors and Chrysler won't be enough. The companies, which have received $17.4 billion so far, filed plans with the government more than doubling that request to a staggering total of $39 billion.
29. 598K Job Cuts: Most Since ‘74
- Monday, February 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. The grim figures were further proof that the nation’s job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip with no end in sight.
30. Bush, Hill Leaders: Job Losses Argue for Auto Help
- Monday, December 08, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush and congressional leaders seized on the latest grim unemployment data Friday to try to fire up lukewarm support on Capitol Hill for bailing out U.S. automakers. But they clashed anew over terms of the rescue plan and the source of any aid.
31. Chrysler Exec: Failure Could Spark Depression
- Thursday, December 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Chrysler executive warned Wednesday that a carmaker collapse could send the economy spiraling into a depression, while the United Auto Workers agreed to new concessions for their companies.
32. Groups Line Up for Another Bailout
- Monday, November 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - All aboard, there may be another bailout train leaving the station on Capitol Hill.
Talk of a $25 billion emergency loan package for the Big Three carmakers that could see a vote in a postelection session of Congress next week has a wave of business lobbyists clamoring for action – and a slice of the pie.
33. Amid Economic Turmoil, Fed Chief Consulted With Major Players in Financial World
- Monday, February 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke consulted with predecessor Alan Greenspan, major financial players and even a speech consultant as he grappled with growing economic turmoil.
34. First TennesseeLoves its Mothers
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The parent company of First Tennessee Bank is one of the 100 best companies for working mothers, according to Working Mother Magazine.
The magazine has cited First Horizon National Corp
35. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
36. Baker Donelson Hires New IT Professional
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Cheryl Proctor just joined Baker Donelson's information technology management team as client services manager. Proctor currently serves as Southeast regional vice president of the International Legal Technology Association. She will direct Baker Donelson's client support services group. The group provides firm-wide electronic services, offering Baker Donelson's clients and attorneys sophisticated document sharing capabilities and technologically advanced litigation support systems. Proctor previously served as manager of application services at Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis PLLC in Nashville.
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 03, 2003
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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...
40. Archived Article: Schools (lead)
- Friday, October 18, 2002
Memphis City Schools
American history education gets boost
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
In an effort to bolster Memphis City Schools students history scores, U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-9th) lobbied to get the district a $983,227 grant ...
41. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 01, 2001
Memphis firms keeping tight watch on security
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Safety is the watchword throughout industry since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And located in the central distribution point of America, Memphis-based...
42. Archived Article: Mlk (lead)
- Friday, January 12, 2001
MLK summit leads events commemorating day Summit leads events commemorating MLK By SUE PEASE The Daily News For those wanting to do something to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday Monday, there are a lot of options in Memphis. Starting tom...
43. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, August 30, 2000
B2B is about evolution, not revolution B2B about evolution, not revolution Electronic marketplaces always seem to launch with the promise of revolutionizing business. These days, though, the talk is more likely to be about changing the way the excha...