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1. Bank of England Mulls Rate Cut to Cushion Brexit Blow
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
LONDON (AP) — Britain's vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its main interest rate to a record low.
2. Mortgage Market Sees 8 Percent Gain in June
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
Shelby County’s mortgage market is sticking to its familiar pattern and heating up along with the temperatures outside as total purchase mortgage volume hit $214 million in June.
That’s an 8 percent improvement over June 2015’s total of a little more than $198 million, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
Morton Museum of Collierville History will hold a lunch and learn Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at 196 Main St. in Collierville. Judith Johnson will talk about the research and process involved with placing the Davis Porter House on the National Register of Historic Places. Call 901-457-2650.
4. The Week Ahead: July 11-17
- Monday, July 11, 2016
Time to get your week started, Memphis! Our look at the week ahead includes several chances to indulge your inner art patron – from hanging out with a local comic book artist to being on stage at the Orpheum – plus other need-to-know happenings you’ll want to check out…
5. Last Word: Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minneapolis
- Friday, July 08, 2016
As I write this, I’m wondering if something else will happen once it goes up on our website that will render this irrelevant by the time you read it.
This time the datelines are Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minneapolis.
6. Bartlett Nursery Landscaping Grows Family Tree at 22-Acre Site
- Saturday, July 09, 2016
Family owned Bartlett Nursery Landscaping is enjoying its 20th year at its location on U.S. Highway 70/Summer Avenue, with more residential and commercial customers than ever looking to go green.
Much like the products it sells, the nursery has grown organically over the past two decades, expanding from a small landscaping company in West Memphis into its current lush 22-acre retail location in Bartlett.
7. Saint Francis Affiliate Opens on Summer Avenue
- Friday, July 08, 2016
Saint Francis Medical Partners – the affiliated physician network of Saint Francis Healthcare, which includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett – has opened a new 10 exam-room practice on Summer Avenue.
8. Last Word: Two Paths, Council Day, Conley Writes and WIGS Debut
- Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Two ways to look at the Fourth of July in Memphis. It was either soggy or the fireworks began early.
For probably less than a minute, the mother accused to killing four of her children last week in southeast Shelby County will make her first court appearance Tuesday morning either in person at 201 Poplar Ave. or by video link from Jail East.
9. Summitt’s Story Recalls Love of the Game
- Friday, July 01, 2016
Somehow it seems fitting that as the NBA prepares to throw around Monopoly money in what promises to be the most insane summer of free agency to date, we are also looking back at how Pat Summitt got started coaching women’s basketball at the University of Tennessee.
10. Grizzlies Like Draft Results, But Still Need Conley to Run the Show
- Friday, July 01, 2016
Not a lot of films have their world premieres in Memphis. But if it is summer and the Grizzlies have a crucial player becoming a free agent, then it’s time for a Craig Brewer short film.
11. Symbols of War Keep Dragging Us Down
- Thursday, June 30, 2016
More than 150 years ago, we fought our nation’s most bloody war, a conflagration that claimed 620,000 lives, almost as many as were killed in all other American war efforts combined.
Despite the horror of it all, we just can’t seem to learn a lesson, possibly because of Southern hardheadedness, and a century and a half later, we seem doomed to an eternal task: pushing Sisyphus’ rock to the top of a hill only to have it chase us back to the bottom.
12. Consumer Group Releases Annual List of Dangerous Summer Toys
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
BOSTON (AP) – Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that made a consumer watchdog's annual list of hazardous summer toys.
The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., presented its annual report Tuesday at a children's hospital in Boston.
13. Last Word: Back On, EDGE and Diversity and Jungle Room Sessions
- Friday, June 17, 2016
Are your lights on yet? How is your air conditioning? First came the rain Wednesday night and then came the power outages that stretched into Thursday.
So the last Twitter update from Memphis Light Gas and Water at 8 p.m. Thursday shows 248 outages in the MLGW service area with 2,746 customers still in the dark and the worst heat of the year so far. Those numbers translate to 95 percent of the customers impacted having their power restored Thursday evening.
14. With Economic View Hazy, a Wait-and-See Fed Message Expected
- Tuesday, June 14, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's all about the data. For months, the Federal Reserve has said that once economic data showed a consistently healthy economy, it would be time to resume raising interest rates. And for almost as long, the data has shown improvement and suggested that a rate hike was likely this summer.
15. Last Word: ServiceMaster Incentives, Muvico Memories and the Beale Street Cover
- Friday, June 10, 2016
It looks like the conversion of Peabody Place mall to the new headquarters of ServiceMaster is a $33.3 million job. That could be a running total depending on a PILOT amendment to come.
16. US Job Openings Rise, Yet Employers Cut Back on Filling Them
- Thursday, June 09, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.
17. May Home Sales Rise, Low Inventory Hiking Prices
- Thursday, June 09, 2016
After a strong April, home sales in Shelby County continued to perform well in May.
Total home sales increased 29 percent, from 1,266 recorded in May 2015 to 1,630 sales in May this year. Total home sales volume soared to $251 million, which is up 27 percent from last year, according to data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.
18. Yellen: Economy Improving but Timing of Rate Hike is Unclear
- Tuesday, June 07, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated Monday that the U.S. economy is improving but remains defined by so many uncertainties that it's unclear when the Fed should resume raising interest rates.
- Saturday, June 04, 2016
WLOK Radio will present its 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. The celebration will be a concert featuring Al Green, The Brown Singers, The Gospel Four, the Tennessee Mass Choir, and the Stax Academy Alumni Band. Tickets start at $20. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
20. Last Word: As The Wheel Tax Turns, New Zoo Poll and Once Every Dozen Years
- Wednesday, June 01, 2016
When the school year ends, that’s not necessarily when leaders of school systems can take it easy.
That’s because the business of school systems is about looking months if not years ahead on your mental calendar.
21. MAA Still Entertaining Headquarters Options
- Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Memphis-based MAA is a year into its search for a new headquarters, and the company is moving closer to plans for a newly constructed building.
The real estate investment trust, which focuses on multifamily properties, first announced the move last summer. MAA is currently housed in nearly 43,000 square feet at 6584 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis. It is looking for an 80,000-square-foot space, with room to grow, to house its 200 local employees.
22. Last Word: Downtown Crime Discussions, Greensward Arrests and Lead Pipes
- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
An after-midnight stampede on Beale Street a week after one person was killed and two other people were wounded in a random shooting a block north of the entertainment district.
Summer is here by tradition if not by the calendar just yet. And Downtown there is already a debate behind the frequent declaration that Downtown is the safest area of the city.
23. US Consumer Sentiment Up in May to Highest in Nearly a Year
- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.
The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 94.7 in May, the highest in nearly a year. That's up from 89 in April.
24. Last Word: Grizzdale?, Rio Bound and The Ways of the City Council
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Grizzlies just about have their new coach. He is David Fizdale who comes to Memphis from being an associate coach for the Miami Heat.
25. Microsoft Cuts More Jobs in Troubled Mobile Unit
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft said Wednesday it will cut up to 1,850 jobs and take a $950 million hit to its books as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.
The company acquired Nokia's phone business in 2014 for $7.3 billion, hoping to expand its share of the fast-growing mobile tech industry. But by last summer it had slashed the value of that business severely and eliminated 26,000 jobs.
26. Last Word: The Hot Seat, The Cohen-Rubio Letter and a New Historical Marker
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The hottest seat in a room of hot seats in city government can be being director of the Memphis Animal Shelter.
You wouldn’t think that from the job description, which seems pretty basic. Round up stray animals and put them up for adoption. But that’s being overly simplistic because it begs a lot of questions about how many animals and what happens if you run out of space.
27. Medical Device Startup Founders Flock To Memphis for ZeroTo510 Cohort
- Saturday, May 21, 2016
It was during a hospital stay for severe abdominal pain while Srinath Vaddepally was studying for his master’s degree that he got an idea for the product and company that would eventually bring him to Memphis.
28. Last Word: South of Crump, Council Day and Haslam on the Fed's Bathroom Memo
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Neon is coming back to E. H. Crump Boulevard and the momentum of development continues to move further south to the Crump border with South Memphis.
Ghost River Brewing Co. is making plans for a tap room that opens this fall as part of its existing brewery at South Main and Crump.
29. Outlook Dims for Mall Stores as Online Shopping Intensifies
- Monday, May 16, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Online shopping is reaching such a critical mass with American households that many of the icons of the traditional mall –from Macy's to The Gap and J.C. Penney – face an increasingly uncertain future.
30. Haves, Have-Nots Get Varied Tax Relief
- Thursday, May 12, 2016
Amid the rancor of bathroom and counseling bills, two major pieces of legislation slipped through the General Assembly this session with hardly a peep – elimination of the Hall tax and a partial revitalization of property tax relief for seniors and disabled veterans.
31. Budweiser Becomes ‘America.’ Drink Up. Or Not.
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – There's no trademark on America.
Budweiser, now owned by Belgium's AB Inbev, will rename its beer "America" this summer and alter its labels with images and phrases affiliated with the republic.
32. Rallings May Seek Permanent Director Post
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
When law enforcement brass talk about putting “drugs and guns on the table” – it’s a literal expression of a police department touting its ability.
Interim Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings did just that last week with the results of a 2 1/2 month operation by the police Organized Crime Unit that began Feb. 1, his first day on the job as police director.
33. Last Word: The Airport and Hotels, Loans and Musicians and Underground in Town
- Tuesday, May 10, 2016
That didn’t take long. Fired one day, hired the next for Dave Joerger now formerly of the Grizz.
34. Penney to Expand Major Appliances to Half of Its Stores
- Tuesday, May 10, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney says it will start to sell major appliances online and expand its rollout of the category to nearly 500 stores, or almost half of its stores, this summer.
The move comes after a successful test of offering major appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators in 22 markets in February. Penney got out of the major appliance business more than 30 years ago.
35. Retail, Amenities Embellish Highland Row Development
- Monday, May 09, 2016
Highland Row, a mixed-use development sprawling across an entire block in the University of Memphis area, will see its first residents this summer.
Construction began in February on the three-building project located along Highland Street between Midland and Eastland avenues.
36. Legislative Losers: All Who Disagree With Legislators
- Thursday, May 05, 2016
The 109th General Assembly is done – almost – for the year. Here’s a look at the winners and losers.
Winner: State budget
Buoyed by $400 million in surplus revenue from fiscal 2015 and $450 million in projected surpluses for the coming fiscal year, Gov. Bill Haslam spread the wealth in a $34.9 billion budget.
37. Collierville Breaks Ground On $93.5M High School
- Thursday, May 05, 2016
11605 E. Shelby Drive
Collierville, TN 38017
Project Cost: $93.5 million
Completion: August 2018
38. Startup Teams Announced for ‘Summer Of Acceleration’
- Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Monday, May 2, marked Day One of Memphis’ first “summer of acceleration,” a joint program of seven startup accelerators running concurrently that have collectively drawn the participation of 18 startup teams and dozens of founders hailing from as far away as Slovenia and Israel.
39. Ikea: 'Everything's on Track' for New Memphis Store
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A construction crew of nearly 500 is at work turning what is now a steel frame into Tennessee’s first Ikea store. This week, the crew began installing Ikea’s trademark cobalt-blue walls on the western edge of what will be a self-serve warehouse.
40. Memphis' Startup Accelerators Teaming Up This Summer
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
For several years now, Memphis hasn’t been home to a unified hub of startup companies and activities so much as a collection of startup archipelagos, the disparate factions of activity sometimes duplicating the work of other groups.
41. Last Word: When To Heal, Budget Day at City Hall and Cheese Steak Pondering
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
After Sunday’s thrashing of the Grizzlies by the Spurs in their 2016 NBA playoff debut, there is a school of thought among Grizz watchers that the sooner this is over the better.
But there are others who would have a more content off season if the Grizz could win just one game in the series as they go down and then proceed back to the cave for some summer healing.
Either way, Game 2 is Tuesday in San Antonio and then FedExForum Friday for Game 3.
42. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.
43. Memphis College of Art Making Moves to Consolidate Campuses
- Friday, April 15, 2016
Memphis College of Art has confirmed the consolidation of its Downtown campus with its Overton Park campus and will begin relevant construction over the summer.
That construction includes converting five MCA-owned apartment buildings around the Overton Park campus into studios for use in the graduate program.
44. Last Word: Tubby Fever, School Closings and March Real Estate Numbers
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Tigers basketball grapevine is nothing but Tubby Smith as of Wednesday when the speculation was joined by torrent of rumors about contact between the Texas Tech coach and the University of Memphis.
Smith has now acknowledged he’s talking with the U of M.
More background on Smith from The Sporting News and Mike DeCourcy, a former sports reporter at The Commercial Appeal, that came out before everything went Tubby here.
45. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
46. Young Cherishes Role of Rebuilding Memphis Neighborhoods
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016
“I don’t want to be viewed as the most powerful person in Memphis,” said Paul Young, a Memphis native who became director of Housing and Community Development for the city of Memphis in January.
47. Pop-Up Retail Concept Housed in Shipping Containers
- Friday, April 08, 2016
A local entrepreneur is looking to bring an innovative marketplace made out of shipping containers to Memphis.
“It’s like a real shopping mall but for pop-up shops,” said Brian Christion, who recently returned to Memphis after a real estate career in New York City.
48. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
49. Vancouver Features Tastes For All Senses
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
Every place has a food.
Canada has poutine. Sure, the country probably has a few other things, too. But Canada has poutine.
And never mind that the gooey mess of fries, gravy and cheese curds actually has origins in Quebec, on the far eastern end of Canada. A few hours into our family’s first visit to Canada in Vancouver – yes, on the far western edge of the country – the first meal had to include poutine.
50. Mud Island Proposals Advance to More Scrutiny
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The two finalists working with a Riverfront Development Corp. committee to redevelop Mud Island River Park will have their plans further reviewed by the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
51. Dodging a Disaster With Volkswagen?
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
Next month will mark five years since the first Passat rolled off the assembly line at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant. Most anniversaries are a cause for celebration.
But as Chattanoogans blow out the candles on this particular milestone they’ll be hoping that Volkswagen’s diesel emissions troubles will soon be extinguished, too, and that the new SUV model they’ll start producing this year will help VW emerge from the crisis a better and stronger company than before.
52. Last Word: A Trip to Committee, Minority Business Moves and the Issue With Reissues
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016
So those who support the general concept of de-annexation in the Tennessee state Senate were the most vocal Monday in sending the proposal back to committee for a more intense examination.
There were plenty of Memphians in the Senate chambers Monday despite the rumors that this was on its way back to committee.
Staying put until the deal is done has been a lesson won through bitter experience for some Memphis leaders.
Despite hearing from legislators in other parts of the state who are uneasy about this, the opposition remains a Memphis thing in Nashville.
But the Senate sponsor, Bo Watson, stumped his toe badly on this when he shut down an amendment Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville wanted to allow the voluntarily de-annexation of an area Millington recently took into its city limits.
So when the state and local government committee meets at noon Wednesday, it will be round – frankly, I forget which round it is. Just ring the bell and let’s see what happens.
53. Five to Watch
- Saturday, March 19, 2016
“You can’t live in Memphis without some kind of side hustle, right?” That’s the way former WMC-TV reporter Lauren Squires Ready sees it. Her side hustle, the passion project she’s been pursuing in her free time separate from all the writing, reporting and live shots as an on-air news personality?
54. AutoZone Sees 8 Percent Gain in Second-Quarter Profit
- Tuesday, March 01, 2016
When gas prices are low and falling, consumers who have more money in their wallet to spend on other things than fueling up aren’t the only ones who are happy.
It’s also a data point that makes its way into presentations by AutoZone Inc. executives, as it did when the company walked through its second quarter results Tuesday, March 1, which reflected another period of gains in profit, net sales, store count and earnings per share for the company.
55. AARP: Price Hikes Doubled Average Drug Price Over 7 Years
- Tuesday, March 01, 2016
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000 – about three-quarters of the average annual Social Security benefit.
56. US Economy Ends 2015 on Better Note, Starts 2016 With a Bang
- Monday, February 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday. Economic growth in the final three months of 2015 didn't slow as much as previously estimated, and consumers roared back to life in January, spending at the fastest clip in eight months.
57. Italian Bike Maker Opens Binghampton Service Shop
- Friday, February 26, 2016
The professional biking world is looking to put Memphis on the map. Victory Bicycle Studio has been tapped to serve as the first U.S. service center for 3T, a Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of high-end bike components.
58. Haslam Questions Need to Put Cap on Liquor Store Ownership
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he is unsure of the need to restore limits on liquor store ownership that existed before a new state law to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets.
59. AP Source: Grizzlies Sending Lee to Charlotte in 3-Team Deal
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Charlotte Hornets have acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a shoulder injury.
60. Last Word: Love and Glory and Guitars, New Frost and Scalia's Passing - Monday, February 15, 2016
To each his or her own on Valentine’s Day observances Sunday that become Valentine’s Day memories with the arrival of Monday.
The Majestic Grille, for instance, had the movies Roman Holiday and Casablanca back to back on the screen of the movie theater turned restaurant.61. US Retail Sales Rise as Consumers Shrug Off Stock Price Drop - Monday, February 15, 2016
No sound, but you really don’t need sound for the scene where Audrey Hepburn takes the throne with Gregory Peck and a beatnik Eddie Albert among the press corps at the rope line.
And The Majestic saved The Second Line in Overton Square with a loaner of some champagne after Second Line ran a bit short.
Chef Kelly English thanked the Majestic via Twitter for “saving our sweet Valentine’s Day asses.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, the same as in December. Excluding the effect of falling gas prices, sales rose 0.4 percent.62. What a Recession Does to Your Money - Friday, February 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped 14 percent since peaking last summer, and it joined markets around the world in another steep slide on Thursday. Worries are high that the sharp slowdown in China's growth, falling U.S. corporate profits and other downward pressures will pull the economy back into a recession.63. Strickland Wants Contract, Pay Boost for Memphis' Next Police Director - Friday, February 12, 2016
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland wants to offer the next Memphis Police Department director a multi-year contract for more than the $150,000 the city is currently paying interim police director Michael Rallings.64. Twitter Tweaks its Timeline in Pursuit of More Users - Thursday, February 11, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
The change announced Wednesday moves Twitter closer to a formula that Facebook uses to determine the order of posts appearing in its users' news feeds.65. EDGE Grants Development Loans to 4 Inner-City Businesses - Friday, February 05, 2016
Memphis’ inner-city neighborhoods garnered $79,000 in business development loans at the Feb. 3 meeting of the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine’s finance committee.66. Highland Heights CDC Rehabs Five More Homes - Friday, January 29, 2016
On his desk at Treadwell Middle School, Jared Myers keeps a colorful map marked by green, red and blue shapes.67. Husband-and-Wife Team Manage Brides and Business at Maggie Louise - Thursday, January 28, 2016
Molly Farrell doesn’t recall a childhood spent dreaming about wedding gowns and the perfect ceremony.68. High Court Upholds Government's Energy Conservation Program - Tuesday, January 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.69. Impatient Clemmons Anxious for Minority Voice to Be Heard - Saturday, January 23, 2016
Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.70. Last Word: The View Across The Harbor, Crosstown Undercurrents and Bonnaroo - Thursday, January 21, 2016
The fishing puns are overpowering as Bass Pro Shops expresses its interest in redeveloping Mud Island River Park, on the other side of the city harbor from the Pyramid Bass Pro Shops opened at just this past May.71. Delta Posts $980 Million 4Q Profit on Lower Fuel Prices - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Bass Pro Shops is one of five companies to express interest in Mud Island as part of the process by the Riverfront Development Corporation to go a different way with the park.
The RDC released the names of the companies Thursday.
Earlier this month, we outlined the RVC Outdoor Destinations proposal.
We don’t know nearly as much about what Bass Pro Shops has in mind or the other three firms.
All five now head for what amounts to a second round in which they submit specific plans to a search committee of the RDC including how they will pay for their plans.
DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago.
Delta shares rose almost 5 percent in midday trading Tuesday, recovering some of their January losses.72. Get Used to it: Big Drops for Stocks are Back Again - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, this is scary. Stock prices plunged again Friday and are down 8 percent in just two weeks, an unprecedented slide for a start of a year.
The vicious drops feel even more unsettling because they're such a departure from the placid and strong returns that investors had been enjoying for years. Like vacationers returning from a warm beach to a slushy commute to work, the shock of change is making something already painful even more so.73. Wright CEO: Merger Fuels Growth - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
In the wake of the closing of its merger with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices, Wright Medical Group Inc. has transformed itself into a high-growth extremities and biologics company.74. Outside the Box - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Southwest Tennessee Community College is opening its new Whitehaven Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The building, which accommodates nearly 2,000 students at 1234 Finley Road off Elvis Presley Boulevard, is seeing new life following its run as a Kroger store that closed in 2011.75. Tennessee Startups Chasing Greater Opportunities - Saturday, January 16, 2016
When it comes to launching startup companies, Tennessee is best described as “early stage.”
The less than $200 million in venture capital invested in Tennessee businesses in 2014 is a rounding error compared to the $30 billion invested in California. And when the final tally for 2015 comes out later this month, the disparity won’t be much smaller.76. Fed Official: Low Oil Prices Affecting Central Bank Action - Friday, January 15, 2016
A key Fed official assured Memphis business leaders during a breakfast address Thursday, Jan. 14, that interest rates won’t climb dramatically this year.
Jim Bullard, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, told the Economic Club of Memphis that rates today are “crazy low compared to the historical experience in the U.S.” and will “remain accommodative well into the future.”77. Miss Cordelia’s Adapts To Customers’ Needs - Thursday, January 07, 2016
Amidst a constantly changing grocery scene in the Memphis area, Miss Cordelia’s keeps plugging along in Harbor Town on Mud Island.
But don’t think the neighborhood grocer is sitting back waiting on customers to walk through the doors. The business’ 35 employees aren’t paying as close attention to the national grocery brands expanding or joining the market farther to the east because they’re focused more on listening to customers to better understand what they want.78. Q&A About the Market Turmoil in China and Beyond - Tuesday, January 05, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — After the Chinese stock market started 2016 with a plunge that unnerved investors globally, here are some questions and answers about the turmoil.
WHY DID THE CHINESE MARKET DROP SO MUCH?79. Google Helps Analyze If Rooftop Solar Panels Are Good Deal - Monday, January 04, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.80. Refugees, Regents, Privatization On Tap for New Session - Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.81. US Pending Home Sales Slip in November - Thursday, December 31, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer people signed contracts to purchase homes in November, as the real estate market appears to have cooled after sales gains for much of 2015.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 0.9 percent to 106.9 last month. It was the lowest reading in 10 months. Still, the index has risen 2.7 percent from a year ago.82. US Stocks Are Ending 2015 Mostly Flat, Capping Volatile Year - Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere.
Despite veering between record highs and the steepest dive in four years, the stock market is on track to end the year essentially flat. That means if you invested in a fund that tracks the Standard & Poor's 500 index, you have little to show for the past 12 months.83. Evaporcool Solutions Cools Off the Hot Air - Thursday, December 17, 2015
Evaporcool Solutions is doing its part for the environment from its home base in Memphis.
Founded in 2004, Evaporcool manufactures and sells energy efficient technology that is targeted for the commercial HVAC market across the U.S., with applicability around the world. Imagine a custom-built frame that is installed on the exterior of an air conditioning system.84. Plans Forming for Memphis’ First Food Hall - Wednesday, December 16, 2015
A norm on the East and West coasts – and an even older tradition in Europe and other international cities – indoor food markets are making their way to the Southeast in cities like Nashville, Atlanta, Little Rock and St. Louis.85. As Rate Hike Nears, Fed's Hints on Future to be Scrutinized - Tuesday, December 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not about what it will do. It's about what it will say.
The worst-kept secret in the financial world is that the Federal Reserve is all but sure Wednesday to raise interest rates from record lows by a modest quarter point.86. Why Relationships Are Essential To Research - Thursday, December 10, 2015
Beth Werner, Head of Retail Research and Vision at Bose
So, why are relationships essential for research? Let me begin by telling you a little about myself, and then tell you about why relationships are scary for Bose.87. Jobs Report's Big Question Mark: Will Pay Growth Continue? - Friday, December 04, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay?
Some tantalizing signs have suggested that wages are beginning to pick up after barely moving in the 6½ years since the Great Recession officially ended. On Friday, the government's jobs report for November should offer some clues about whether the modest pay gains will continue.88. Business Leaders Forging New Identity for Summer Avenue - Friday, December 04, 2015
Summer Avenue was home to the city’s first McDonald’s, the world’s first Holiday Inn and a small part of what was called the Broadway of America when the completion of U.S. 70 in 1927 took it across the U.S.89. City Council to Vote on Idlewild Gate, Water Rate Hike - Tuesday, December 01, 2015
A gate across Idlewild Street between two competing supermarket projects in Midtown tops the Memphis City Council’s next-to-last meeting of the year.
The council is to vote Tuesday, Dec. 1, on a resolution that would close Idlewild south of Union Avenue to vehicular traffic and install a gate. The reason, according to the resolution, is to prevent motorists coming from Union Avenue and the two developments from cutting through the residential area.90. Signs of Steady US Economy: Rising Pay and Solid Job Market - Monday, November 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
A flurry of data released Wednesday signaled that the fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain solid, if unspectacular, three weeks before the Federal Reserve will likely begin raising interest rates.91. LEDIC Plans Drone Flight School, Security Program - Thursday, November 26, 2015
LEDIC president and CEO Pierce Ledbetter is making a big bet on drones.
The Memphis-based company’s new $10.2 million headquarters will house the area’s only drone flight school intended to certify operators in the newly forming commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle marketplace. It also will include a drone manufacturing facility.92. US Economy Grew at 2.1 Percent Rate in Third Quarter - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked their goods at a stronger pace than first thought.
The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the July-September period, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It previously estimated growth of 1.5 percent.93. Payments Company Payscape Expands to Memphis - Monday, November 23, 2015
The financial technology company Payscape has landed in Memphis, opening an office here with plans to ramp up quickly as it works to introduce the community to its merchant services and payment processing capabilities.94. Minutes of Meeting Show Fed Pondering December Rate Hike - Thursday, November 19, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade could "well be met" by their next meeting in December.95. Short-Term Market Drop Likely Following Paris Terror - Monday, November 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.96. Branching Out - Saturday, November 14, 2015
The building going up at 2504 Poplar Ave., where a construction crew has been making steady progress since Iberiabank filed a $750,000 building permit for it back in April, represents something a bit unusual.97. Burst of Hiring: US Employers Added 271,000 Jobs in October - Monday, November 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs and likely setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.98. Memphis Tennis Tournament’s New Owners Hope to Rejuvenate Annual Event - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Another year, and another new owner of the Memphis men’s professional tennis tournament with big plans for restoring luster to the event – this time as the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster celebrates its 40th year.99. Delayed Midtown Kroger Details Unveiled - Wednesday, October 21, 2015
With completion of the Union Avenue store now 18 months past initial projections, Kroger Delta Division officials say that the store is on track and “not anywhere near your standard Kroger.”100. Bring It Food Hub Looks To Expand Reach and Participants - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Operating adjacent to Trolley Stop Market, at 694 Madison Ave., a food-focused nonprofit has just kicked off the fall season of its work connecting Memphians to healthy food from local farms.