Editorial Results (free)
1. Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules
- Monday, December 11, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it's hit the mainstream.
This week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.
2. Ignite Memphis Coming to New Ballet Memphis Digs
- Monday, November 13, 2017
If it was possible to create a mixtape of Memphis creativity, it might look like an event set to take place this week at Ballet Memphis.
The 11th edition of Ignite Memphis moves to Ballet Memphis’ new Overton Square space on Thursday, Nov. 16, bringing its signature slideshow-based presentation format to the ballet company’s Midtown digs. Organizers look for spaces like this – big enough to hold a crowd of around 300, and buzzy enough that people want to go there, be there and absorb what Ignite has to offer.
3. Buyers Keep Coming
- Friday, November 10, 2017
October was another solid month for the local housing industry. The average home sales price rose to $168,272, a 13 percent increase from October a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.
4. Home Sales, Prices Rise Sharply in August
- Wednesday, September 13, 2017
As the summer months wind down, the housing market in Memphis and Shelby Country continued the upward swing that it has been on all year.
In August, the average home sales price was $172,152, a 6 percent increase from August a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.
5. Shopping by Voice on Amazon or Google Device Could Cost You
- Friday, August 25, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant.
Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon's Echo speaker and other devices, even if your hands are tied up with dinner or dirty diapers. And next month, Walmart will start offering voice shopping , too, with the Google Assistant on the rival Home speaker.
6. Shelby County Home Sales Prices Rise in February
- Friday, March 10, 2017
Warm weather in February correlated with a real estate market that is heating up as home sales prices in Memphis and Shelby County continue to climb in 2017.
The average home sales price in February was $145,421, a 7 percent increase from $135,330 a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.
7. Retail Group: Sales to Grow 3.7 Percent to 4.2 Percent
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Despite a bumpy holiday season, chains like The Limited shutting down and department stores such as Macy's closing stores, the largest retail trade group says it's still optimistic that sales will grow this year – especially online.
8. Memphis Residential Market Growing, But Slower Than Most Metros, Study Finds
- Monday, January 23, 2017
Memphis ranks last among the nation’s 50 largest markets in a new report assessing current and forecasted housing fundamentals.
Ten-X, a national online real estate transaction platform, complied annual Census data to create its Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report for Winter, which takes into account traditional housing data like sales and permits and combines them with economic data such as population growth, unemployment rates, job growth and wages.
9. Memphis Residential Real Estate Market Remains Healthy in 2016
- Monday, December 26, 2016
A strong year in the Memphis-area residential real estate market has the potential to carry over into 2017 and even beyond.
Low inventory and the talk of potential interest rate increases are some of the main factors contributing to a competitive market.
10. UTHSC Names Storgion Chair Of Physician Assistant Studies
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Dr. Stephanie Storgion has been named chair of the department of physician assistant studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Storgion’s appointment comes as the department moves to the College of Medicine from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago.
11. Pop the Cork
- Saturday, June 25, 2016
On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in six of Shelby County’s seven municipalities approved wine sales in food stores effective July 1, 2016. The next day, Josh Hammond, president of Buster’s Liquors & Wines, put the gears in motion to acquire the restaurant adjacent to his Highland Street spirits store.
12. Eddleman Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vernetta Eddleman has joined the Family Safety Center, Memphis and Shelby County’s center for victims of domestic violence, as director of client services.
In her new role, Eddleman will be responsible for the planning, design, development and management of client services, and will also supervise and train staff and partner agency providers in delivering quality care to victims and their families.
13. I.O. Metro Launches Call to Artists
- Friday, July 29, 2011
As a regional chain store, Bentonville, Ark.-based I.O. Metro has characteristics typical of mid-size mass retailers: 20 stores in 10 states, and low to moderate prices made possible by mass production and buying in bulk.
14. Airlines Collected $3.4B in Bag Fees in 2010
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees last year. The 24 percent increase from 2009 shows how the airlines are increasingly reliant on charging for once-free services to make money.
15. Retail Slide Sends Broad Stock Market Lower
- Monday, May 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Signs that U.S. consumer demand may be weakening led to a broad sell-off in stocks Friday, setting the market on course for its third week of losses.
Retailers Gap Inc. and Aeropostale each lost more than 15 percent after cutting their profit forecasts for the year, in part because of higher costs for raw materials. Gap's sales have been sluggish, a worrying sign for investors who are counting on shoppers to lead a recovery in consumer spending.
16. Huey’s ‘World-Famous’ Burger Turns 40
- Monday, April 19, 2010
It might have been called “Hamburgers for Healing,” but perhaps that would be too cheesy and obvious. The 40th anniversary party of Huey’s restaurants in Memphis will offer live music and the eatery’s world-famous burgers with hope in every mouthful.
17. Project Greenway
- Monday, March 22, 2010
There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.
The team responsible for giving life to the Greenway – the city parks department, the Wolf River Conservancy and the Hyde Family Foundations – has achieved a pair of key milestones, both of which are being celebrated as the jumpstart this project sorely needed.
18. Great Time for US Consumers: America is on Sale
- Tuesday, October 6, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - There has never been a better time to be a consumer. America is on sale.
The Great Recession has caused massive job losses and hardship for millions, but it has also fostered a shoppers' paradise. Anyone who still has the means to spend can find unheard of deals.
19. Final Holiday Shopping Weekend Keeps Retailers Edgy
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) – The deals were there and, by most accounts, so were the shoppers. But at the close of the final holiday shopping weekend, consumers confessed they were still nervous about buying.
20. Wal-Mart Scales Back Expansion in Tough Economy
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is navigating the global economic slowdown by scaling back its store growth and capital expenditures and, instead, focusing on remodeling existing locations and creating smaller outposts.
21. Baptist Names Baker Nursing Research Coordinator
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Nursing professor Diana Baker has been named Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.'s new coordinator for nursing research. Baker is the first person to hold the position. She has been in nursing for more than 40 years and most recently served on the faculty of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
22. Illiterate Senior Co-Signing For Insurance Signs For Car Instead, Suit Alleges
- Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Walter Tidwell only wanted to help his stepdaughter, "a person who he trusted and helped raise."
Catrice Hale contacted her stepfather in June 2006 and asked him to co-sign for her automobile insurance. He agreed, but adamantly stated he had no intention of buying a car.
23. Cooper Young's Toad Hall Antiques Strives to be a Prince of a Shop
- Wednesday, May 17, 2006
When Dana Whitehead needed a name for the antique shop she was about to open, she sought a moniker unlike any other.
"I wanted something different, something whimsical, something that would appeal to different ages," she said.
24. Kennedy Takes Reins as Comcast's Memphis VP, General Manager
- Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Terry Kennedy has been named vice president and general manager for the Comcast Mid-South systems location in Memphis. Kennedy previously served as the company's area vice president in Alabama and Mississippi. Before joining Comcast, Kennedy was group vice president of operations for Charter Communications in Texas.