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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. Sales of iPhone X Begin: Can Apple Live Up to the Hype?
- Monday, November 6, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple's iPhone X went on sale Friday, as the company scrambles to meet demand for a marquee device that sports a lush screen, facial-recognition skills and a $1,000 price tag .
3. Apple Unveils $999 iPhone X, Loses 'Home' Button
- Wednesday, September 13, 2017
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – "One more thing." With that phrase, Apple paid homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone on Tuesday when it unveiled its latest – and, at $999, its most expensive – new version of the device, the iPhone X.
4. Wide Receiver U? That’s So 20 Years Ago
- Friday, May 26, 2017
At the 2015 SEC Media Days, Tennessee coach Butch Jones referred to his school as “the original Wide Receiver U.”
The reference goes back to the days when the Vols were loaded with fast, talented pass receivers on the perimeter. In a heady stretch from 1982-91, UT had six wide receivers selected in the first round of the NFL draft – Anthony Hancock, Willie Gault, Clyde Duncan, Tim McGee, Anthony Miller and Alvin Harper.
5. Dream a Baseball Dream
- Saturday, May 20, 2017
Memphis is Hoops City, a hotbed of premier basketball talent. That’s why University of Memphis basketball coach Tubby Smith is under pressure. The best of those hometown players on his team, Dedric Lawson, has transferred to the University of Kansas and everyone’s worried Smith won’t get the elite local talent going forward.
6. Apple Cuts Prices on Lower-End iPads, Releases Red iPhones
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.
A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't materialize, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at businesses and creative professionals. The new devices are mostly refreshes of existing models. Apple unveiled them through press releases Tuesday rather than a staged event, as it typically does for bigger product releases.
7. Drugmaker Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.
8. Medicare Weighs Changes to Controversial Plan on Cancer Meds
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration Tuesday hinted at modifications to an ambitious plan that would revamp Medicare payments.
9. Apple Releases Small New iPhone, iPad for Business Use
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges.
10. CEO Tim Cook Defends Apple's Resistance in FBI iPhone Case
- Monday, February 29, 2016
CUPERTINO, California (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to the FBI's iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a murderous extremist in San Bernardino, California.
11. Meeting the Demands of a Rapidly Aging Population
- Saturday, February 13, 2016
When Gov. Bill Haslam gave his annual State of the State address on February 1, he proposed a $34.8 billion plan providing new spending on colleges and universities, road projects and a large deposit into Tennessee’s emergency budget reserves.
12. Olymbec Compiling Airport-Area Office Park
- Thursday, January 21, 2016
Olymbec USA LLC is gaining critical mass near Memphis International Airport with the planned purchase of a 133,600-square-foot office building at 2600 Nonconnah Blvd.
13. Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.
It's also the largest so-called inversion, where an American corporation combines with a company headquartered in a country with a lower corporate tax rate, saving potentially millions each year in U.S. taxes.
14. Memphis' Bigger Brothers
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
If spending begins with saving, then Brother Adrian Powers’ fingerprints are all over the $25 million improvement campaign at Christian Brothers High School that includes a $10 million athletic development center.
15. Sliding Into Home Easier Without Balks, Walks, Brushbacks
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Real estate is a bit like baseball. It seems easy enough until a person takes a shot at explaining the intricacies of the respective fields.
Training a new agent how to use the various contracts such as the Purchase and Sale Agreement, Confirmation of Agency Status, Disclaimer, Lead Based Paint Disclosure, the various releases, disclosures are as confusing as why a foul ball is a strike unless it isn’t on the would-be third strike.
16. Stones Rock Music City
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.
17. Analyst Downgrades Apple Shares as Smartwatch Goes on Sale
- Monday, April 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – As consumers trekked to Apple stores to try on the company's smartwatch for the first time, a Raymond James analyst downgraded shares of the tech giant, saying its first product launch under CEO Tim Cook poses "more risk than reward."
18. Program’s Success Makes Vanderbilt an Easier Sell
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tim Corbin has adjusted his recruiting philosophy – both the ‘who’ and the ‘how’ – over the course of his Vanderbilt tenure, and the success that the Commodores have enjoyed on his watch has allowed that to take place.
19. Ready to Spend
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
Elizabeth Moss is in the middle of a total kitchen renovation at the Hendersonville home she bought on August 4, 2013.
20. Growth is Great, But Where Will Workers Live?
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
For the past two years, developers, property owners and Realtors alike have been treated to what some call the best real estate market in the country. Sellers are realizing astronomical returns on their investments as they shed properties that they have been strapped with for years.
21. OK, Baby Boomers: Time for Some Hard Decisions
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
She works in her yard, maintains a garden, watches her diet and is waiting for her exercise group to get started at the FiftyForward Center in Madison.
Asked about long-term care insurance, Eva Mai Nelson says, “I’ve thought about it. I don’t think it’s worthwhile to buy at my age.” She’s 83.
22. TV Makers Design for Streaming Video to Stay Relevant
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.
23. Editorial: Graceland Plan Ultimately Worth the Price
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Graceland economic impact plan is a mixed bag.
But we think ultimately and clearly it is worth the investment.
The impact of just the 450-room Guest House at Graceland hotel and resort on the larger Whitehaven area is, to use an overused phrase, a game changer.
24. Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup
- Friday, October 17, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.
25. Asking for Moon Might Leave You Grounded
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
There were 3,226 closings in August, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors numbers show, up 4.6 percent from last August. It could have increased 24.6 percent if there were more listings.
“Inventory is continuing to decrease,” GNAR president Hagan Stone notes. “There is demand from buyers.”
26. Foreclosures Drop 22 Percent in Second Quarter
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
United Housing Inc. has teamed up with Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to create the first Grace-St. Luke’s GraceBuilders House, which will involve fixing up a foreclosed home for a family in United Housing’s Homebuyer Education program.
27. Amazon Vows to Fight FTC on Kids In-App Purchases
- Friday, July 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
28. Many Seek New Homes Near Cities But are Priced Out
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.
The Phoenix lawyer moved downtown a few months ago into a new $389,000 home with a warehouse-style floor plan, a Jacuzzi tub and kitchen counters made of Caesarstone quartz. His favorite coffee spot is three blocks away. When the Arizona Diamondbacks play on Friday nights, he can watch postgame fireworks from his deck.
29. Boyle Starts New Phase at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Activity at Boyle Investment Co.’s Spring Creek Ranch has continued this year with multiple phases of construction as it develops a total of 340 lots over the next decade.
30. Apple CEO Dares to be Different From Steve Jobs
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.
31. Shelby County CRE Sales Up 14 Percent in February
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Shelby County recorded 49 commercial real estate sales in February, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
32. Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases, Reassures Shareholders
- Monday, March 3, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.
33. Latest Airline Perk: Safe Distance From the Masses
- Friday, February 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug "Grande Cuvee" Brut Champagne.
34. Government Expects to Finish GM Stock Sale by Year End
- Friday, November 22, 2013
DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government expects to sell the last of its stake in General Motors by the end of the year, bringing an end to a sad chapter in the 105-year-old auto giant's history.
35. De-Clutter for Cash and Control
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ray’s Take Marketers are very good at persuading you to buy stuff. That’s why so many homes are literally stuffed so full that additional storage facilities have become a booming business. Instead of you controlling your stuff, it controls you.
36. Apple Expected to Expand Selection of iPhones
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
37. Visible Music College, Saint Blues Team Up
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
Visible Music College and Saint Blues Guitars are teaming up to spread the word about Memphis music.
The institutions will give away four Delta Blues Box guitars this summer at music festivals, where a team of Visible Music College students also will be recruiting for the college.
38. Visible Music College, Saint Blues Team Up
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Visible Music College and Saint Blues Guitars are teaming up to spread the word about Memphis music.
The institutions will give away four Delta Blues Box guitars this summer at music festivals, where a team of Visible Music College students also will be recruiting for the college.
39. Apple CEO Promises Investors ‘Great Stuff' to Come
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook sought to assure shareholders Wednesday that the company is working on some "great stuff" that may help reverse a sharp decline in its stock price.
40. Schools Merger Budget Sent Back
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The first and very preliminary draft of a budget for the first year of the consolidated public school system in Shelby County was probably dead on arrival this week.
Even before a public hearing Monday, Jan. 4, that drew several hundred people, countywide school board members spent most of the day reviewing the numbers with the transition steering committee – a group of top administrators from both school systems.
41. Wells Fargo Funds Start Homebuyer Program
- Monday, December 10, 2012
A major effort to help people buy and keep homes in Memphis and Shelby County has launched, thanks to funding received by Memphis and Shelby County from Wells Fargo.
The Memphis-Shelby County Helping Homebuyers program is providing down payment assistance of up to $15,000 to qualifying borrowers who buy and live in a home in the city or county. The funds also can be used for renovation.
42. Weak Earnings Reports Pummel Stocks
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
Stocks plunged Tuesday in one of the worst days on Wall Street this year. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.
43. Lease Brings New Breed Footprint to 3 Million Feet
- Friday, October 12, 2012
New Breed Inc. is enhancing its Memphis operations with a new distribution warehouse lease in the Southeast industrial submarket.
44. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven
- Friday, September 21, 2012
A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.
Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.
45. School Board Debates Merger Moves
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Countywide school board members voted down a resolution Tuesday, Aug. 28, that would have put Shelby County Schools superintendent John Aitken in charge of the move toward a merged school system in less than a year.
46. Yahoo to Sell Half of its Alibaba Stake for $7.1B
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
HONG KONG (AP) – Struggling Internet company Yahoo Inc. has secured a lifeline after agreeing to sell half of its prized stake in Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba for about $7.1 billion, with most of the cash going to shareholders.
47. Late Payments on Mortgages Fall in 1st Qtr.
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The percentage of U.S. homeowners behind on their mortgage payments dropped in the first three months of this year to the lowest level since 2009, according to a new report.
48. Apple's Next Hot Release: The Dividend Check
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple made computers sexy. Can it do the same for the musty old dividend?
Issuing a regular payment to your stockholders after years of just amassing cash used to be an admission that your company has run out of creative ideas to grow profits.
49. Apple to Pay Dividend, Start Stock Buybacks
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is finally acknowledging that it has more money than it needs. But don't expect it to cut prices on iPhones and iPads. Instead, the company said on Monday that it will reward its shareholders with a dividend and a share buyback program.
50. Apple Market Value Hits $500B, Where Few Have Gone
- Thursday, March 1, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured – and none have stayed for long.
Apple was already the world's most valuable company. The gap between it and No. 2 Exxon Mobil Corp. has widened rapidly in the past month, as investors have digested Apple's report of blow-out holiday-season sales of iPhones and iPads. And, more recently, Apple has raised investors' hopes that it might institute a dividend.
51. Late Payments on Mortgages Rise Again in 4th Qtr
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Late payments on mortgages ticked up in the last three months of 2011, the second straight quarter-to-quarter increase after nearly two years of steady decline.
Credit reporting agency TransUnion said 6.01 percent of mortgage holders were behind on their payments by 60 days or more in the October-to-December period. That compared with 5.88 percent for the third quarter of 2011.
52. Time Warner Sees Growth After Harry Potter Movies
- Thursday, February 9, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Time Warner Inc. got a boost from its movie studio and cable TV networks in the last three months of the year, and the company expects growth to continue in 2012 even with the end of its lucrative Harry Potter franchise.
53. House Ready to Consider Insider Trading Ban
- Monday, February 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch officials headed for what could be a more contentious debate in the House after sailing through the Senate on a 96-3 vote.
54. Facebook Surrenders Its Privacy in IPO Documents
- Friday, February 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is baring its business soul.
The unveiling came late Wednesday when the company that depends on people to share their lives online filed its plans to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock. It's a revelatory moment that prospective investors, curious competitors and nosy reporters have been awaiting for two years. During that time, Facebook established itself as a communications hub and emerged as a threat to the Internet's most powerful company, Google Inc.
55. The 'CES Curse?' Gadget Show has Poor Record
- Monday, January 9, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.
56. Plan Would Lift Wages of Home Care Workers
- Friday, December 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Workers in the home health care industry – one of the country's fastest growing professions – would be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime protections under new rules proposed Thursday by the Obama administration.
57. NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuits Against League
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners.
So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom.
58. Crye-Leike Inks Car Dealership, Industrial Deals
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.
Nihal Khwaja with Best Deal Motors purchased the 2-acre former car lot at 5648 Summer Ave. for $150,000.
59. Yahoo Co-Founder Urged to Help Oust Chairman
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A major Yahoo Inc. shareholder is recruiting company co-founder Jerry Yang to join a crusade to oust Chairman Roy Bostock amid the upheaval triggered by the recent firing of CEO Carol Bartz.
60. IP, Temple-Inland Reach Merger Deal
- Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Memphis-based International Paper Co. will buy Temple-Inland Inc. of Austin, Texas, in a $4.3 billion deal announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, that increases IP’s dominance in industrial packaging.
61. International Paper Buys Temple-Inland
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
International Paper, headquartered in Memphis, will buy Temple-Inland Inc. of Austin, Texas in a $4.3 billion deal announced Tuesday, Sept. 6.
62. Deal Sites Appeal to Shoppers and Businesses Alike
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Groupon is adding 150 employees a month at its U.S. headquarters and trains them in a church because the conference rooms at its headquarters aren't big enough. Ideeli has crammed so much electronic equipment into its New York office that the power goes out every day.
63. State House Approves Foreclosure Bill
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Tennessee lawmakers have moved closer toward cutting back the number of foreclosure notices lenders have to publish in newspapers before borrowers in default lose their home.
Legislation drafted by the Tennessee Bankers Association and amended in legislative committees would allow lenders to reduce the current mandate from three foreclosure notice publications to two. The new notices also likely won’t include the lengthy descriptions they feature now.
64. Batter Up
- Monday, April 4, 2011
Opening Day is right around the corner for the Memphis Redbirds, who will open the 2011 campaign with improvements to both its ballpark and its financial outlook.
The Redbirds, the minor league Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, on Thursday begin their 14th season in Memphis and 12th at AutoZone Park following the move from Tim McCarver Stadium in 2000.
65. States Push Harder for Online Sales Tax Collection
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.
66. Big Airlines Try to Raise Fares Again
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – Major U.S. airlines are trying to revive fare increases for high-end tickets after failing to impose bigger price increases last week.
The move comes as airlines worry about the prospect of higher jet fuel prices. Oil prices surged to their highest levels in more than two years Tuesday as violence in Libya raised fears that oil production could be threatened there or in other OPEC countries.
67. AOL Buying Huffington Post for $315M
- Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Internet company AOL Inc. is buying news hub Huffington Post in a $315 million deal that represents a bold bet on the future of online news.
68. AIG to Issue Warrants as Part of Gov't Exit Plan
- Monday, January 10, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Insurance giant American International Group Inc. on Friday moved another step closer to freeing itself from U.S. government ownership by offering all current shareholders warrants to buy shares at $45 apiece.
69. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
70. Firm Helps Businesses Lure Hispanic Customers
- Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The growth of the Hispanic population in the Mid-South has spurred VIDA PR & Marketing Group to focus on helping businesses attract Spanish-speaking customers.
“The business community is still not really sure how to target that market,” said Dominique Pryor-Anderson, one of the company’s owners. “We decided to go full-force with it.”
71. Not Much Impact From Repeat Buyer Credit
- Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It sounded like a great idea three months ago: Hand homeowners a $6,500 tax credit to find new places to live, giving a thrust of energy to the housing market’s recovery.
So far, people are staying put.
72. BofA Names Executive Team, Looking for New CFO
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Corp. is shuffling its senior management team, moving its chief financial officer over to lead consumer and small business banking and naming a new chief risk officer.
73. Home Resales Skyrocket in South
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
MIAMI (AP) - Home resales in the South skyrocketed last month as first-time buyers hurried to grab an expiring federal tax credit while exploiting low prices and mortgage rates.
The South recorded 176,000 home sales in November, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday, up 48 percent from a year earlier when the nation was dizzied by the financial market meltdown. The median sales price fell slightly more than 1 percent, to $151,400.
74. Job Data to Show Stimulus Aided Teachers, Laborers
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's stimulus plan spared tens of thousands of teachers from losing their jobs, state officials said Monday amid a nationwide effort to calculate the effect of Washington's $787 billion recovery package.
75. On the Call: IP Stands by Russian Pulp Venture
- Friday, July 31, 2009
Memphis-based International Paper Co. is the top North American producer of cardboard box parts. It produces pulp, a raw material for paper and packaging products, through its Ilim joint venture in Russia. The two-year old pulp production venture has been losing money. International Paper said that in the second quarter its share of Ilim's losses came to $30 million.
76. Banking Community Awaits More Scrutiny From Washington
- Monday, July 6, 2009
Lawmakers in Washington are talking about new rules for a broad swath of financial companies and their transactions with customers.
Memphis bankers such as Hunt Campbell, president and CEO of First Alliance Bank, and Will Chase, CEO of Triumph Bank, are leery about what they’ll come up with. Both men regard the Washington establishment’s general response to new wrinkles in the credit crisis as regulatory overreach.
77. Americans' Net Worth Shrinks $1.33 Trillion in Q1
- Friday, June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - American households lost $1.33 trillion of their wealth in the first three months of the year as the recession took a bite out of stock portfolios and dragged down home prices.
78. User-Friendly Web Technology Developed for Small Businesses
- Monday, April 20, 2009
The co-founders of Firefly, a new system that makes editing Web pages easy for the computer-challenged, filed their patent application two weeks ago and have landed their first clients.
Chuck Thomas, a software developer, and Tim Ransom, a Web site marketing specialist, have launched fireflywebsites.com.
79. Local Institutions Wait for Piece of Bailout Pie
- Monday, January 12, 2009
As part of its $700 billion effort to shore up the country’s financial system and stabilize a shaky economy, the U.S. Treasury Department had as of last week pumped more than $177 billion in new capital into 215 banks and financial institutions.
80. Treasury Set To Dish Out Rescue Funds
- Tuesday, October 28, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department will start doling out $125 billion to nine major banks this week to get credit flowing again, giving a lift to U.S. markets on rising confidence that the government’s moves would stave off a protracted recession.
81. VersaTube Building Systems Adapts to Economy
- Monday, October 20, 2008
Companies have a better shot of surviving the economic downturn if they adapt their business models and strategies to the current conditions. Knowing this, executives at VersaTube Building Systems have undertaken a new marketing approach for their product line.
82. Tenn. Banks Pass On Bailout Plan – For Now
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Banks and other financial institutions in Tennessee have shown little interest in the $700 billion rescue plan for the country’s financial system.
Representatives of the Tennessee Bankers Association met several days ago with a cross section of the more than 230 banking institutions across the state. The message relayed to the industry group is few Tennessee banks are waiting in the wings to sell their hard-to-value mortgage-backed loans to the government and thus use the U.S. Treasury Department’s bailout plan to clean up their balance sheets.
83. Think You're a Trader? IRS May Disagree
- Thursday, September 4, 2008
Even if you make hundreds of stock-market trades a year, that doesn't automatically make you a trader - at least in the eyes of tax collectors. And that means you wouldn't be eligible for certain breaks that traders can take.
84. Oil Falls Over $3 on Weak U.S. Economic Data
- Friday, August 1, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices dropped more than $3 a barrel Thursday, retreating from the previous day's surge, as disappointing data on the U.S. economy signaled further cutbacks in energy demand for the world's thirstiest oil consumer.
- Friday, June 20, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host “Telling Your Story: Communications for Nonprofits” today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. For registration and cost information, visit www.npexcellence.org, call 684-6605 or e-mail email@example.com.
86. DUI Lawyer Advertising Ban Could Hurt Sponsor's Opponent
- Friday, April 25, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - A state senator's proposal to ban defense attorneys from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases could affect the opponent in her district's Democratic primary this summer.
87. Bredesen Has Signed 126 Bills Into Law
- Wednesday, April 16, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has already signed 126 bills into law, including measures requiring toll facilities in Tennessee be operated by American-owned companies, banning cars from parking on highway ramps and increasing the font size for birth dates on driver's licenses.
88. Proposals Would Enhance Secrecy for Lawmakers
- Tuesday, March 25, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Elected officials would be granted enhanced confidentiality protections under two measures scheduled for state Senate votes this week.
One proposal would grant lawmakers and local officials anonymity when filing complaints against businesses suspected of employing illegal immigrants. The other would close elected officials' personal contact information from public view.
89. Stimulus Package Would BoostHigher-Priced Housing Market
- Friday, January 25, 2008
A component of the government's tentative economic stimulus package announced Thursday would give an immediate lift to buyers and sellers in higher-priced housing markets.
The package ag
90. Meg Jones, Community Legal Center Increase Focus on Immigrant Population
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
For more than 10 years, the Community Legal Center has been part of the Memphis legal community. Its mission is to provide legal services to the poor. Its two major focuses are an immigration program and a pro se clinic.
91. Name, HQ Location Are Thorny Issues In Airline Merger Talks
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - A particularly thorny issue for Delta Air Lines Inc. in its talks with United Airlines and Northwest Airlines about a combination with one of the carriers is where the merged company would be based and what it would be called, industry observers say.
92. Homebuilder Sentiment Index Stuck at Record Low as Price Cuts Fail to Move Enough Unsold Homes
- Tuesday, November 20, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. homebuilders continue to be pessimistic about the housing market, as November's reading of an index that tracks their sentiment remained stuck at a record low.
The National Association of Home Builders said Monday its housing market index, which gauges builders' perceptions of conditions and expectations for home sales the next six months, came in at 19 in November, matching an upwardly revised reading for October.
93. Changing Landscape: Scripps adapts to shifting media market
- Monday, November 5, 2007
Speaking to an audience of journalists in August at an evening session of the two-day "Journalism That Matters" seminar held at George Washington University, Commercial Appeal editor Chris Peck issued a warning to his colleagues.
94. Multimillion-Dollar Changes Planned For Unique Apartments in Medical District
- Tuesday, July 3, 2007
1116-1118 Poplar Ave. and
200 N. Waldran Blvd.
Sale Amount: $1.1 million
Sale Date: June 21, 2007
95. End of the 'Flywheel Effect'
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
First-quarter residential building permits in Shelby County tumbled for the second consecutive year, according to Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
In the first quarter of 2007, 720 residential permits were filed. That's down 20 percent from the 901 filed in first quarter 2006, which is down 24.1 percent from the 1,187 filed in first quarter 2005.
96. Building Material Costs Appear To Be Leveling Off Post-Katrina, Rita
- Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It's easy to see how nearby natural disasters affect the cost and availability of construction materials. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, it created a clear demand for supplies such as lumber and forced builders to pay a higher premium for them.
97. Nearly Transformed
- Tuesday, February 6, 2007
The transformation has taken several years, been kept on track with the cooperation of the public and private sectors and will have required an investment of more than $200 million once it's all said and done.
98. Earthquake Code Enforcement Better Late Than Never - But it Will Cost You
- Tuesday, November 7, 2006
From now on, homes built in Memphis, Bartlett and Collierville will be ready to shake and rattle but not roll.
Last week, Shelby County building codes inspectors began enforcing rules designed to make new single-family homes more stable during an earthquake or high winds.
99. Class is in Session
- Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Once everything is ready for the students, this will be no ordinary classroom.
Instead of rows of desks, a globe and a blackboard, there likely will be few of the usual classroom props, the focus of which will be an unassuming patch of land in the Uptown community. The students, by and large, will be professionals young and old with an interest in learning the nuts and bolts of real estate development.
100. Despite Crowded Market, Builders Optimistic About New C'ville Subdivision
- Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Does Collierville really need yet another residential development?
Tim Wilson is betting the answer is yes.
Wilson is the president of the residential division of Cordova building and development company Chamberlain & McCreery Inc., which is set to start the first phase of a 116-lot development in Collierville near the beginning of October.