Editorial Results (free)
1. Organizers Mobilize Against Confederate Monuments
- Thursday, June 22, 2017
If there was any doubt about the precise target of the still-forming movement to remove the city’s statues and monuments honoring Confederate leaders, that was dispelled Tuesday, June 20, as more than 300 people gathered at Bruce Elementary School.
2. Trump Orders More Cash, Industry Input, for Apprenticeships
- Friday, June 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S.
3. 2,700 Vote Early, 3 Election Day Polls Move in House District 95
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A total of 2,700 citizens cast early votes ahead Thursday’s special state House District 95 election in eastern Shelby County. And on election day, three of the 14 polling places – two in Collierville and one in Germantown – will move from their regular locations.
4. Last Word: Murphy's, Mount Arlington in Midtown and Surgery Open House
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Senses, the nightclub on the eastern side of the Poplar viaduct, is back. Apparently it’s been back for a little while but the top code enforcement official involved says it is news to him and may be a violation that puts this matter in Environmental Court.
5. Groups Prepare for Persons’ Lynching Centennial
- Tuesday, May 02, 2017
When a pair of new historical markers on Summer Avenue are unveiled later this month, it will be the latest milestone in current discussions about what happened long ago in Memphis.
The markers will be unveiled at and near the site where Ell Persons was burned by a lynch mob 100 years ago this month.
6. Trump Targets Trade Abuses With Executive Orders
- Monday, April 03, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders Friday focused on reducing the trade deficit just days before he holds his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
7. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
8. Parkside Developers Finish Acquiring Land for Shelby Farms Urban Village
- Monday, January 09, 2017
Developers of Parkside at Shelby Farms, a proposed mixed-use project, took another step forward with the purchase nearly 40 acres of vacant property adjacent to Shelby Farms.
9. Have a Kid With Migraines? Sugar Pills Work As Well As Drugs
- Friday, October 28, 2016
CHICAGO (AP) – Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.
10. Photographer Steber Captures Fading Legends on Blues Highway
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bill Steber stood at the crossroads in the Mississippi Delta and made a deal with the devil that would allow him to not only master his photographic skills but become one of the most respected documentarians of Mississippi Delta blues. And kind of make a living (or at least fashion his life) while he’s at it.
11. Morgan Tate Promoted At River City Land Co.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Morgan Tate has been named principal property manager of River City Land Co.’s property management division. A fourth-generation real estate professional, Tate joined the team at River City Land Co. in 2008 and began working for the firm’s property management division in 2012.
12. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
13. Federal Officials Monitoring Sewage Spill in Memphis’ Cypress Creek
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A broken sewage line is dumping up to 50 million gallons of untreated wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Tennessee, and federal environmental officials said Friday they are monitoring the situation.
14. Federal Officials Monitoring Sewage Spill in Memphis’ Cypress Creek
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A broken sewage line is dumping up to 50 million gallons of untreated wastewater per day into a Mississippi River tributary in Tennessee, and federal environmental officials said Friday they are monitoring the situation.
15. Elections Chief Finalists Have Political Histories
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The two finalists for the job of Shelby County Elections Administrator each told the Election Commission last week that if they get the job they will have some rebuilding work to do in how local elections are conducted.
16. Grizzlies Sign KD in Free Agency, Trade Mike Conley? No, Don’t Think So
- Monday, February 15, 2016
So there’s a national report out there saying the Memphis Grizzlies will make a strong play to sign free agent Kevin Durant after the season.
17. New Owner to Revive Long-Vacant Downtown Block
- Tuesday, November 03, 2015
A group of private investors – led by Memphis businessman Michael Cook – is looking to turn a blighted Downtown block into a mixed-use development with covered parking.
Walk-Off Properties LLC bought the nine-story Hickman Building and its accompanying two-story parking garage on Sept. 30 for $1 million. The building, at 240 Madison Ave., sits across from the Fogelman Downtown YMCA.
18. Attorney Rob Ratton Joins Fisher & Phillips
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Robert W. Ratton has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Memphis office as of counsel, a role in which he represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters and supports clients with internal investigations and compliance issues. Ratton most recently served as a staff attorney at TruGreen LP.
19. College Football Notebook: Preseason Spotlight on Memphis Tigers Defense
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The University of Memphis lost eight starters from a defense that played a huge role in last year’s 10-win season.
But they also lost coordinator Barry Odom, who returned to alma mater Missouri as defensive coordinator.
20. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
- Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
21. Uber Tops Taxi Use for Business Travelers, New Report Shows
- Friday, July 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows.
In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. Uber accounted for 55 percent of ground transportation receipts compared with taxis at 43 percent.
22. Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?
Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" – "You're fired!" – after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech.
23. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
42nd annual Silky Sullivan St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m. on Beale Street. The parade will feature pep bands, floats, Memphis Grizz crew, the Boll Weevils and more. Cost is free. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.
- Friday, March 13, 2015
Eyewear Gallery, in partnership with Literacy Mid-South, is holding a book drive throughout March at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Eyewear Gallery doctors will also offer free vi-sion screenings on Fridays in March from noon to 2 p.m. Visit eyeweargallery.com.
26. No Thanks! Companies Reject ‘Shark Tank’ Deals, Still Thrive
- Friday, February 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark Tank" investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds.
27. Long Live the Pasquins
- Thursday, February 12, 2015
Charlie Hebdo promotes itself as having a viewpoint that reflects “all components of left wing pluralism.” Its business is satire. It skewers Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. It has twice been attacked by terrorists. The attack in 2011 didn’t kill anyone.
28. Vol Players See TaxSlayer Win as a Big Step for Program
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Christmas break has come and gone for the University of Tennessee’s football team. Now it’s back to business.
The Vols return to campus for practice Saturday and, after a Sunday practice, fly to Jacksonville for the Jan. 2 game against Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl.
29. Facing Health Law Hikes, Consumers Mull Options
- Thursday, November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law.
But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets – even as a bigger political battle brews over the program's future.
30. Most Congressional Incumbents Appear Safe in Tennessee
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
After defeating his Republican primary opponent by a mere 38 votes, scandal-ridden U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais appears to be only one of Tennessee's nine incumbent House members to face a serious challenge in the general election.
31. Coverage Gap Leaves Rural Tennessee Hospitals on Life Support
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That’s the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee’s financially-strapped health care institutions.
32. Power Play
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
When the Tennessee Valley Authority board voted in August to build a new power plant in Southwest Memphis, it was a decision based on factors larger than the power needs in Memphis.
But it was also a decision that is just as important for Memphis as the decision to build the existing Allen Fossil Plant there 55 years ago.
33. United Lures Top Fliers With Promise of a Hot Meal
- Friday, August 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it's upgrading first class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
34. Vols Resurrect Fond Memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.
Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.
35. McKinney Named Branch Manager at Waddell & Reed
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mack McKinney has been promoted at Waddell & Reed to district branch manager for the Memphis area. McKinney has been with the financial advisory firm for five years, holding management positions for four of those years.
McKinney works to develop field leaders and help financial advisers leverage their strengths and experiences to build successful practices. He serves as mentor to both new and seasoned financial advisers and says he’s committed to building an office that demonstrates the collective passion shared for clients and the community.
36. 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.
37. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
38. Airfares Continue to Rise, Up 12 Percent Since 2009
- Friday, January 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – The price of flying continues to climb, with the average domestic roundtrip ticket, including tax, reaching $363.42 last year, up more than $7 from the prior year.
The 2 percent increase outpaced inflation, which stood at 1.5 percent for the year, and represents the fourth consecutive year fliers have faced price hikes.
39. The Year That Was
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.
Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.
40. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
41. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
42. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.
43. Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight.
44. Cyber Crime Growing Priority for FBI
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Glankler Brown PLLC attorneys on Wednesday, Sept. 11, welcomed FBI Supervisory Special Agent Scott E. Augenbaum as the guest speaker for a cyber crime seminar for staff and clients at its East Memphis office.
45. Government, States Try to Block Proposed Airline Merger
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is trying to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause "substantial harm" to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.
46. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.
47. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
48. US Airways Shareholders Approve American Merger
- Monday, July 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – US Airways shareholders overwhelmingly approved a proposed merger with American Airlines, bringing the companies closer to creating the world's biggest airline.
The main hurdle now is a review by antitrust regulators at the U.S. Department of Justice. Concerns have been raised about the merger's impact on airfares, and the combined airline's potential dominance at Washington's Reagan National Airport.
49. Green Shoots
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
The busiest time of the year along the Shelby Farms Greenline is also the busiest time of the year for Cheffie’s, an example of a business that is a direct beneficiary of being near the Tillman Street end of the greenline that extends east to Shelby Farms Park.
50. 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.
51. 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.
52. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
53. Banks Showcase Artwork, Local Artists
- Monday, January 07, 2013
Since December, Paragon National Bank has been showcasing art pieces from Dogwood Elementary School students at its Saddle Creek bank branch at 7600 Poplar Ave.
54. Obama's Health Care Overhaul Turns Into a Sprint
- Friday, November 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The long slog has turned into a sprint. President Barack Obama's health care law survived the Supreme Court and the election; now the uninsured can sign up for coverage in about 11 months.
55. Easy Money
- Monday, October 08, 2012
When the Federal Reserve announced a few weeks ago its newest – i.e., third – round of quantitative easing intended to once again try to juice a sluggish economy, an employee of FTN Financial couldn’t resist a metaphor for the Fed’s open-ended commitment.
56. Study: Chinese Imports Cost 96,300 Jobs in Mid-South Since 2001
- Monday, August 27, 2012
A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
57. Planning Continues for Broad, Binghampton
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
As after-school traffic made its way north and south on Tillman Street last week, a crossing guard whistled children across one of the narrow streets by Lester Community Center.
The traffic was mostly cars, but the occasional bicycle from the nearby western terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline whizzed by as well.
58. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
59. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
60. Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook IPO
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the stock started trading.
61. 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.
62. American Makes its Case Against Union Contracts
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – American Airlines argued before a federal bankruptcy judge Monday that its union contracts need to be changed to make the company financially stable.
The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy in November. During that same period most of its major rivals used the bankruptcy process to cut wages and benefits, which American says has left it saddled with higher labor costs.
63. Orpheum Theatre Names New Board Members
- Friday, March 16, 2012
The Orpheum Theatre and its parent organization, the Memphis Development Foundation, has announced 10 members joining the Orpheum board of directors. The new members are: Chuck Treadway, Thomas & Betts president and chief operating officer; Don Young, Smith and Nephew senior vice president, corporate sustainability; Andy Taylor, Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors Inc. partner; Gary Smith, Apperson Crump PLC attorney; Alan Mullen, Crew Training International president; Scott Hennessy, True Temper Sports Inc. president; Keri Gage, SunTrust private wealth management/senior vice president; Robert Cox, Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC attorney; Bo Allen, First Tennessee executive vice president; and Sara Adams, community volunteer.
64. Uplifting Project
- Monday, February 13, 2012
One-fourth of The Pyramid’s deconstruction is complete, and the project to transform the arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore by August 2013 is even slightly ahead of schedule.
The city in October filed a $2.5 million building permit to begin new construction work on The Pyramid. By mid-November, the first phase – the demolition – was kicked off by general contractor Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC.
65. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.
66. New Dishes
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.
Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.
67. Morgan Keegan Loses Financial Advisers
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Memphis-based Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. is continuing to lose financial advisers as a sale of the firm that’s been in the works for months drags on.
68. GOP Blocks Obama Nominee to Head Financial Agency
- Friday, December 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The battle over the future of a new financial watchdog office escalated Thursday with Senate Republicans blocking confirmation of the man President Barack Obama named to head the office and Obama countering by holding out the possibility of appointing the nominee when Congress is on recess.
69. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
70. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse
- Friday, September 02, 2011
A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.
71. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
72. Barbour Apologizes to Activists Arrested in Miss.
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has apologized to dozens of civil rights activists who were carted off to the state's notorious Parchman prison in the 1960s for attempting to desegregate interstate travel.
73. Hickory Hill Apartments Sell for $10M
- Friday, March 25, 2011
Three apartment communities in the Hickory Hill Road/Knight Arnold Road area have sold for a combined price of $10 million.
Tommy Bronson III and Blake Pera with CB Richard Ellis Memphis’ multifamily division represented Hallmark Capital in the sale to Bellevue, Wash.-based Emerald Apartment Group. Wilson Management Inc., the managing entity behind Emerald Apartment Group, will retain and manage the properties.
74. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.
75. New Members Appointed to MED Board
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Three new board members were recently appointed to the board of the Shelby County Health Care Corp. by Mayor Mark Luttrell.
76. Despite China's Might, US Factories Maintain Edge
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories are closing. American manufacturing jobs are reappearing overseas. China's industrial might is growing each year.
And it might seem as if the United States doesn't make world-class goods as well as some other nations.
77. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
78. Where Are the Jobs? For Many Companies, Overseas
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn't anyone hiring?
Actually, many American companies are – just maybe not in your town. They're hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat.
79. Retail Rebound?
- Monday, December 27, 2010
Retail sales are looking bright this year, a sign that the pendulum of consumer confidence is swinging back in the right direction.
Holiday sales are anticipated to increase a modest 3.3 percent this year – adjusted from 2.3 percent in November – according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). This year’s uptick follows 2008’s 3.9 percent decline and also tops the 10-year average holiday sales increase of 2.5 percent.
80. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
81. Regulators Defend Actions on Lehman, Wachovia
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal bank regulators on Wednesday defended their actions leading up to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the purchase of Wachovia at the height of the financial crisis before members of an inquiry panel who criticized government oversight of the banks.
82. Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers Publication
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sixty-one attorneys from Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC – including 14 from the company’s Memphis office – have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2011. Company-wide, Butler Snow has 16 lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
83. Major Banking Bill Faces Final Vote This Week
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured the 60 votes he needs in the Senate to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, all but ensuring that he soon will sign into law one of the top initiatives of his presidency.
84. Brown Says He Will Vote for Regulation Overhaul
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts helped move sweeping financial legislation closer to passage Monday, announcing that after some misgivings he will support the regulatory overhaul after all.
85. Allen: Relief Well Timing Depends on Oil's Spread
- Friday, July 09, 2010
THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — A relief well being drilled deep into the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico to shut down the gushing well could be completed ahead of a long-set deadline of mid-August only if conditions are ideal, government and BP officials said Thursday.
86. Lawmakers Consider Changes to Bank Bill's Fee
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators who worked out a deal last week on overhauling financial regulations scrambled Tuesday to change a bank fee that has drawn opposition from key Republicans and endangered its passage.
87. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy To Build New Playground and Bridge
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
500 Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Amounts: $3.5 Million and $1.8 Million
Project Cost: $100 million (Phase I)
Permit Dates: Applied February 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
88. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
89. Not So Easy
- Monday, January 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts that average Americans understand and like may not be as simple as it sounds.
A complete ban on insurance companies denying coverage to people with medical problems would be out of the question. Forget about guaranteed health insurance for all Americans – it costs too much.
90. AP Source: Obama Considers Levy for Rescued Firms
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting an industry whose political deafness has vexed his administration, President Barack Obama is weighing a levy aimed at recovering tax dollars from government-rescued financial institutions.
91. Docs Deflect Increasing Malpractice Claims
- Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Tennessee doctors continue to fend off the vast majority of malpractice suits filed, but the five-year trend is unmistakable: The price of success grows higher every year.
Physicians and their insurance companies traditionally close up to 85 percent of malpractice cases without paying a penny to plaintiffs. But in the latest year of data available, 2007, the cost of those wins was up 17.5 percent, following an 8.4 percent rise a year earlier.
92. Federal Judge Postpones School Unitary Hearings
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the dates for court hearings on whether the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts have met their desegregation obligations.
93. CVS Ventures Into Local, Walgreens-Dominated Market
- Thursday, October 22, 2009
CVS is already bringing one pharmacy to U.S. 64 and Houston Levee Road in Cordova, and the company last week secured the land where it will build its second Memphis store.
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS, the retail division of CVS Caremark, paid $1.4 million for the 7,344-square-foot retail store at 5055 Stage Road, on the southwest corner of Stage and Covington Pike in Raleigh. The building, which formerly housed a Hollywood Video store, sits on 1.1 acres near the Memphis-Bartlett border.
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Memphis Botanic Garden will host “Career Class: Finding a Job in a Challenging Economy” with Dr. Fred Dorn today from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $159 for members and $179 for nonmembers. Call 636-4128 to register.
95. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
96. FCC Chairman Says 'Open Internet' Rules are Vital
- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said Monday in a speech that drew a cool response from the industry.
97. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill
- Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
- Friday, September 18, 2009
Methodist University Hospital will sponsor a pre-hospital-care stroke symposium today at 8:15 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 3720 Alumni Ave. The symposium for EMTs, paramedics, emergency responders and hospital staff is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call 1-888-777-5959.
99. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
100. BofA Pays $33M SEC Fine Over Merrill Bonuses
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay a $33 million penalty to settle government charges that it misled investors about Merrill Lynch's plans to pay bonuses to its executives, regulators said Monday.