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1. Older People Dying on Job at Higher Rate Than All Workers
- Thursday, August 03, 2017
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
It's a trend that's particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep working. The U.S. government estimates that by 2024, older workers will account for 25 percent of the labor market.
2. Newspaper Decline Continues to Weigh on AP Earnings
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Reve-nue also edged downward, reflecting continued contraction in the newspaper industry and a stronger U.S. dollar that reduced the value of overseas sales.
3. Memphis’ Political History Reflects Changes With New Entries
- Friday, April 14, 2017
There was a moment during the March unveiling of former Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s portrait in the Hall of Mayors when the task of framing history gave way to the present.
It came when attorney Ricky E. Wilkins talked about the importance of Wharton and his predecessor, Willie Herenton – the only two black mayors in Memphis history – to the city’s political present. Wharton attended the event; Herenton was noticeably absent.
4. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
5. Poll: Two-Thirds of US Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis
- Friday, May 20, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain precarious as ever.
6. Hoops & Dreams
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.
“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.
7. Dognapping Threat Unknown by Witness
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
My hand surgeon and my chiropractor should be paying attention to a certain case being tried in the New York Supreme Court. The finger-pointing alone is bound to result in injuries that would require an adjustment, if not an operation.
8. Cool Catt
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Honorable George Rose Smith is depicted in a John Deering wall-mounted bronze relief at the Central Arkansas Library System’s main branch. He’s in his robe, seated in front of a giant crossword grid. The inscription reads: “Wordsmith Extraordinaire – New York Times Crossword Puzzle Author – Arkansas Supreme Court Justice 1949-1987.”
9. Oh Death!
- Thursday, September 04, 2014
In the spring of 2002, I coded – for the first and, I hope, only time in my life. That’s my story and ... I was sticking to it, until I told it in the company of a med school cardiologist a few weeks afterward. He interrupted and said, “You died.”
10. AP Survey: China's Lending Bubble a Global Threat
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.
11. Bowling for Who-Knows-What
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
On the day after Christmas, 1958, I turned 7. The next day, Ole Miss played Florida in the Gator Bowl. The only other bowl games then were Sugar, Orange, Rose, and Cotton – all played on New Year’s Day – plus Sun, Tangerine, and Bluegrass, played earlier. Eight in all.
12. Census: No Sign of Economic Rebound for Many in US
- Friday, September 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not all segments of the population are seeing an economic turnaround.
13. Groups: $12 Million Mystery Donation was Crime
- Friday, December 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two election watchdog organizations on Thursday urged the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate more than $12 million in campaign contributions that were mysteriously funneled through two little-known companies in Tennessee to a prominent tea party group. The origin of the money, the largest anonymous political donations in a campaign year filled with them, remains a secret.
14. Shadowy Tennessee Donor Behind Record Campaign Contributions
- Monday, December 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million more to a prominent Tea Party group, according to new financial statements filed with the government.
15. US Panel: China Tech Giants Pose Security Threat
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – American companies should avoid sourcing network equipment from China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee warned Monday.
16. Census Data Another Sign Economy has Bottomed Out
- Friday, September 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Five years after the housing bust, the U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out.
Americans are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. More young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, while once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.
17. Small Biz Owners Grow More Pessimistic in July
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Small business owners' optimism sank again in July as they expected sales to weaken in the coming months, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The National Federation of Independent Business said its index of small business optimism fell 0.2 points to 91.2. The NFIB, which lobbies on behalf of small business owners on issues including taxes and health care, compiles the index from a survey of its members.
18. Study: Small Business Lending Picked Up in June
- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Lending to small businesses is recovering after a four-month decline.
A study released Monday by PayNet, a research firm that tracks loans to small businesses, shows that lending rose 12 percent in May from April's levels. That's the largest increase since June 2009, when the economy was pulling out of the recession.
19. Lost Crosswords: Part 2
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is Part 2 of a series. Don’t miss Part 1, next week. (I know what order series normally go in! Get over it already!)
Maggie the Cheagle and I decided to watch “Lost” again. Last year, we watched for the first time, with Susan along for the ride. We went through all six seasons in about two months.
20. Small Biz Optimism Rose in April
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Small-business owners recovered some of their optimism during April, but they’re still wary about the economy.
The National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday its index of small business optimism rose 2 points last month, bringing it to 94.5. That makes up for the 2 points lost in March, but only returns the index to its February 2011 level. William Dunkelberg, the NFIB’s chief economist, still classifies the reading as weak.
21. B&N, Microsoft Team Up on Nook, College Businesses
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a long-desired foothold in the business of e-books and college textbooks.
22. Barnes & Noble Fiscal Q3 Net Income Falls
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble said Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income fell 14 percent, as rising costs offset higher sales. The company also said it will introduce a cheaper Nook Tablet.
23. First Horizon Posts Q4, Yearly Profit
- Monday, January 23, 2012
A little more than three years removed from the worst of the credit crisis and with a new chairman of the board in place, the parent company of the largest Tennessee-based bank posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 numbers Friday, Jan. 20.
24. First Horizon Posts Profit for Q4, Full Year
- Friday, January 20, 2012
A little more than three years removed from the worst of the credit crisis and with a new chairman of the board in place, the parent company of the largest Tennessee-based bank posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 numbers Friday, Jan. 20.
25. Nation Adds 200K Jobs in December Hiring Surge
- Monday, January 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand.
26. Some Court Testimonies Kick the Bucket
- Thursday, January 05, 2012
Death is a topic that inevitably comes up in court. We cannot hide from it. We just have to take it as we find it. Today’s column will feature four items of sworn testimony where death played a role.
27. Barnes & Noble Q3 Net Loss Narrows
- Friday, December 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble Inc. said Thursday it plans to invest more heavily in its Nook e-book reader and digital media, even as it reported a third-quarter loss as sales of physical books continued to decline.
- Friday, November 04, 2011
The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will recognize filmmaker and writer William Bearden with its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award in Creative and Performing Arts Friday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Tickets are $50 per person and $400 for a table of eight. For more information or tickets, call Patty Bladon at 678-4372 or Sara Rose at 678-5086.
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
Leadership Memphis will host an information session about its fellows program Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Junior League, 3475 Central Ave. For more information or to register, email Rod Moses at email@example.com.
30. Crossword Champ Crowned
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
LITTLE ROCK – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Oh, what a beautiful morning! The sun rose brightly over the eastern edge of the city, its beams shimmering on the Arkansas River and reflecting off the edges of the Clinton Presidential Library. For those who’d made the trip to Sturgis Hall for the fifth annual Clinton School Puzzle Festival, a touristy atmosphere was the order of the day.
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Harahan Bridge Project Lunch Presentation will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon at the Cotton Museum, 65 Union Ave. Greg Maxted, executive director of the Harahan Bridge Project, will offer an overview of the obstacles and opportunities involved in bringing the vision to fruition. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
32. Barnes & Noble Q4 Loss Larger Than Expected
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected Tuesday as the bookseller continues to invest in its e-book reader Nook and as liquidation sales by rival Borders hurt its revenue.
33. Census: US Men Narrowing the Gender Gap of Old Age
- Friday, May 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Women still outlive men, but the gender gap among U.S. seniors is narrowing.
New 2010 census figures, released Thursday, show men are reducing women's population advantage, primarily in the 65-plus age group. It's a change in the social dynamics of a country in which longevity, widowhood and health care for seniors often have been seen as issues more important to women.
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A Belgian Beer Dinner will be held Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Mesquite Chop House, 88 Union Ave. The dinner will be presented by Steve Barzizza of Southwestern Beverages. For more information, call 527-5337 or visit www.mesquitechophouse.com.
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Institute of Real Estate Management Memphis Chapter will join the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis for a meeting Tuesday, May 24, at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For reservations, email email@example.com.
- Monday, May 23, 2011
Indie Memphis will present its Dance Film Series Monday through Wednesday at the Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave. “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet” will make its Memphis premiere Wednesday at 7 p.m. Other films include “Rumba,” playing Monday at 7 p.m. and “NY Export: Opus Jazz” Tuesday at 7 p.m. Award-winning short films will precede the three features. For more information, visit www.indiememphis.com.
37. SunTrust Swings to Profit in Q1, Names New CEO
- Monday, April 25, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – SunTrust Banks Inc. said Thursday it returned to a profit in the first quarter as it was able to set aside less money to cover bad loans.
38. Q1 Home Sales See 14 Percent Decline
- Monday, April 11, 2011
Sagging numbers for Shelby County home sales during the first quarter of 2011 came as a surprise to some industry officials who are seeing increased activity, while others said the figures matched the difficult homebuying climate.
39. Barnes & Noble 3Q Net Income Falls
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Book seller Barnes & Noble's third-quarter revenue rose, but its net income fell 25 percent as it continued to invest in its online operations and Nook e-readers, the company said Tuesday.
40. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.
Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.
41. US Airlines Make Money Again by Flying Less
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – After a decade of multibillion-dollar losses, U.S. airlines appear to be on course to prosper for years to come for a simple reason: They are flying less.
By grounding planes and eliminating flights, airlines have cut costs and pushed fares higher. As the global economy rebounds, travel demand is rising and planes are as full as they've been in years.
42. Medtronic CEO William Hawkins to Retire in April
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medtronic said Monday that Chairman and CEO William A. Hawkins will step down in April after three years leading the world's largest medical device manufacturer.
Medtronic’s Spinal and Biologics Business is based in Memphis.
43. High Cotton
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.
“That trading floor,” she says, “is the Graceland of cotton.”
44. Homeowners Say Loan Mods Led Them to Foreclosure
- Tuesday, November 09, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up.
45. Office Depot Chairman and CEO Odland Resigning
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Office Depot Inc.'s Chairman and CEO Steve Odland is stepping down as the office supplier struggles to turn its business around in the face of tough competition.
46. Memphis R&D Team Reinvents Dr. Scholl’s Brand
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Memphis-based research and development team behind Dr. Scholl’s has scored another hit with the latest innovation for the more than 100-year-old brand of foot care products.
Kiosks that allow shoppers to step onto a sensor that measures their feet, identifies pressure points and recommends the proper insole are now up nationwide at major retailers. The 3,000-plus Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Centers are on track to number 4,200 by October.
47. Businesses Spend More On Durable Goods in May
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Businesses spent more on big-ticket goods in May and the pace of layoffs slowed in the past week, the latest evidence the economy is improving.
Overall, factory orders for durable goods fell 1.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. But that was largely the result of a drop in demand for commercial aircraft.
48. Medtronic Reports Yearly Earnings Rise
- Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Medical device company Medtronic Inc., which has its Spinal and Biologics Business in Memphis, earned $3.1 billion during its 2010 fiscal year, which ended April 30.
49. Garrison Appointed to Leadership Post for American Bar Section
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and franchise law.
50. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
51. Job Openings Remain Close to Record Lows
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Job openings are at rock-bottom levels, according to government and private surveys released Tuesday, a trend that could keep the unemployment rate high even as layoffs slow.
52. Survey: Hiring, Spending Pickup Seen in Next 6 Mos,
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009
CHICAGO (AP) - Results from a new economic survey may ease concerns about rising unemployment and its effect on consumer spending, as forecasters say more employers appear willing to hire in the coming months.
53. Heating Oil Prices Cool Down as Winter Approaches
- Tuesday, September 29, 2009
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Homeowners who heat with oil were feeling sticker shock just over a year ago as prices soared close to $5 a gallon, but they're breathing easier now.
Heating oil prices are barely half what they were in summer 2008 – and while prices might go up and even exceed last winter's, nothing indicates any severe spike this winter.
54. Mixed-Use Development Slated For Southeast Shelby County
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
50 acres at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tenn. 385
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $4 Million
Sale Date: June 26, 2009
Buyer: Edward Rose Development Co. LLC
Seller: Turley LP
55. BancorpSouth’s Allen Retires From CFO Post
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Longtime BancorpSouth executive L. Nash Allen Jr., the company’s treasurer and chief financial officer, has retired from the bank effective Tuesday.
Allen joined Tupelo, Miss.-based BancorpSouth in 1969 as a management trainee after graduating from the University of Mississippi and was promoted to assistance vice president and assistant controller in 1974. He rose swiftly through the ranks, reaching the positions of executive vice president and CFO in 1992.
56. Target Posts 13 Percent Drop in 1st-Quarter Profit
- Thursday, May 21, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Discount retailer Target Corp. reported a 13 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as it confronts sluggish consumer spending. But the results beat analysts' estimates because of cost-control measures.
57. Public Scrutiny Blunted Bank Stress Tests
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in February that putting the nation's biggest banks through "stress tests" was vital to getting the financial system back on solid ground.
58. First Horizon CEO Strikes Optimistic Tone for Shareholders
- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
First Horizon National Corp. president and CEO Bryan Jordan opened his remarks to shareholders at the Memphis company’s annual meeting Tuesday with what most listeners probably would say was an understatement.
“What an interesting year it’s been,” he said.
Jordan went on to acknowledge the bumpy economy had left the bank holding company with a $192 million net loss at the end of 2008. The company’s loss at the end of the first quarter was $82.8 million after paying out almost $15 million in preferred stock dividends.
Also as part of the unusual series of events in 2008, the company began a major wind-down of its national business and accepted an $866 million infusion of federal capital through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
But Jordan also pointed to a strategic repositioning of the bank’s mission and operations as reasons to be optimistic about the future. First Horizon, the banking arm of which turned 145 years old this year, saw core deposits up about 4 percent in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter.
The company boasts strong capital and liquidity positions, with a Tier 1 capital ratio of 15 percent and tangible common equity to tangible assets at 7.1 percent. And Jordan said the company’s capital markets operation saw a second consecutive quarter of record earnings, with fixed-income revenues of $197 million in the first quarter compared to $156.5 million in the previous quarter.
“History supports a hopeful attitude,” Jordan said. “Our country will bounce back from this downturn. Our company also has a legacy of endurance and success.”
Actions taken by shareholders at the meeting include:
- Appointing KPMG LLP as First Horizon’s auditor for 2009.
- Electing five directors to serve until the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected: Mark Emkes, Bryan Jordan, Brad Martin, William Sansom and Vicki Palmer.
- Approving an advisory proposal on executive compensation.
The advisory proposal is an outgrowth of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, requiring any participant in the TARP program to include a non-binding shareholder vote on executive compensation.
Commonly referred to as a “say on pay” proposal, it gives shareholders a chance to endorse or speak out against the company’s executive pay program.
The First Horizon board of directors also approved Mike Rose's move from executive chairman of the board to non-executive chairman, a move that means a shifting for Rose away from an active, hands-on management role.
Rose became executive chairman more than two years ago as Jerry Baker became First Horizon's CEO. Baker was replaced in September by Jordan.
"The board and I agreed that I would serve in an executive role during what we realized would be a time of significant change for this company," Rose said in a statement. "And now the board and I agree that it's time for me to move to a non-executive role and focus my energy on the work of the board while leaving the management of the company to the strong CEO and leadership team that's in place today."...
59. Legal Community Mourns Stinson
- Monday, March 23, 2009
Judge William David Stinson Jr. died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He was 82.
Stinson served as a Shelby County General Sessions judge from 1970 to 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was assigned to the 231st Chemical Depot Company, which was sent to Okinawa and arrived just after the Japanese surrendered in World War II. Stinson spent one year in Okinawa guarding Japanese prisoners. He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant, after which he returned to his education.
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.
61. Banks Dodge About Where TARP Money’s Gone
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Banks across the U.S. released fourth-quarter numbers last week, and for many of them the earnings announcement was an opportunity to tout new loans they’ve put on the books in the wake of accepting millions of dollars in federal capital.
62. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley Merge Brokerages
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley agreed Tuesday to combine their brokerages in a deal that shows how much Citigroup wants to slim down and build up cash.
63. Target Plans Price Cuts Despite Lower Q3 Earnings
- Tuesday, November 18, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. said Monday it will aggressively cut prices to give consumers bargains during the holiday season, after weak sales of its apparel and home offerings led third-quarter earnings to fall 24 percent.
- Monday, November 10, 2008
The Memphis Bar Association will host a new member luncheon today at noon at the Memphis Bar Association offices, 80 Monroe Ave. All new members are invited to attend. To R.S.V.P., call 527-3573.
65. Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.
Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.
66. Consumer Prices Surge, Job Market Remains Strained
- Monday, August 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inflation is running at the fastest pace in 17 years, the job market is under further strain and foreclosure filings are surging.
A raft of gloomy economic data on Thursday represented a setback for those hoping to see signs of better times ahead and it may keep the Federal Reserve jammed between rising inflation and slowing growth.
67. Consumer Confidence Skids More Than Expected
- Wednesday, June 25, 2008
U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in June, sinking to its lowest level in more than 16 years, according to a private industry group.
The report Tuesday also said the group’s reading of consumers’ expectations hit an all-time low as home prices tumbled while gasoline and food prices rose.
68. 14 Applicants File for Two Judicial Vacancies
- Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Two vacancies in the western divisions of two state appeals courts have drawn a lot of interest from attorneys and judges in West Tennessee.
A total of 14 applicants filed with the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission for both vacancies by Friday’s deadline.
69. Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
3277 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $2.4 million
Project Cost: $2.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2008
70. Experts Expect Tough '08 For U.S. Retailers
- Friday, January 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - Bankruptcy and restructuring professionals are expecting a New Year's gift from the retailing industry: more business.
Retailers are expected in 2008 to have a hard time luring shoppers struggling with higher mortgage payments, fuel costs and dwindling confidence in the U.S. economy. Experts say companies competing for a slice of the diminished consumer-spending pie will find it difficult to avoid trouble if they're already carrying a heavy debt load.
71. AutoZone CEOGets $2.8M in 2007
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The chairman, president and chief executive of auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. received compensation valued by the company at about $2.8 million in fiscal 2007, according to a proxy statement filed Monday with the Secu
72. How the Playbook Failed for ‘Quant' Hedge Funds
- Monday, August 27, 2007
The managers of "quantitative" hedge funds that got roiled in this summer's stock-market selloff didn't gather after work to drink beer and swap trading ideas. But they might as well have.
A number of quant funds, which use statistical models to find winning trading strategies, reported heavy losses this month. In many cases, the managers pointed their fingers at other quantitative hedge funds, essentially saying they all owned many of the same stocks and their models told them all to sell at the same time, driving down the share prices, hurting everyone in the process.
73. A Pundit in Our Future ...
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007
He is a seer of future Senate seats, an oracle of Congressional configurations and one of the foremost prophets of presidential politics.
To get an idea of the market for Charlie Cook's forecasting prowess, consider this from his schedule last fall: In the space of a week, he was the main attraction at events hosted by the American Beverage Association, American Express and the national paper and auto industries. At one event, he was introduced by former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen.
74. November Home SalesDown From Previous Year
- Tuesday, December 19, 2006
In November, 1,369 local homes sold, down 4 percent from the 1,427 homes that sold in November 2005, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service (MAAR MLS).
75. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
76. Methodist Healthcare Builds Its Reach With My M.D. Clinics
- Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Methodist Healthcare's latest innovation took place far from a laboratory or an operating room. It's called My M.D. and is in the fast-growing town of Oakland in Fayette County.
My M.D. opened last week in a shopping center off of U.S. 64, which runs right through the tiny hamlet. The response from the people who live in the town of about 2,500 was tremendous the first week the facility was open, according to those who work there.
77. MAAR Numbers ShowPromising Area Home Sales
- Monday, June 19, 2006
May home sales in the Memphis area topped out at 1,888, up 18.8 percent from the same period in 2005, according to the most recent numbers from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
The median sales price
78. Latest Chandler Figures Show 12 Percent Increase in Home Sales
- Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The Memphis residential market showed solid sales for the first quarter of 2006, with areas such as the Downtown condominium market and eastern Shelby County undergoing significant gains, according to the most recent data from Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
79. Young & Perl Founder Moves to Baker Donelson
- Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Edward R. Young, nationally known labor and employment attorney and co-founder of Young & Perl PLC, has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office as a shareholder. Colleagues William D. Levy and William P. Dougherty also have joined the firm.
80. In Local Real Estate Market
- Friday, February 10, 2006
Like many Memphians, Roland Shapley Jr. has moved Downtown.
Shapley, who owns Kustom Kinetics, a medical equipment supply company, searched the market for a year before buying his two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condominium with a two-car garage in December 2004. He moved from an older house in the Evergreen Historic District.
81. Third Quarter Brings Rise in Bankruptcies
- Thursday, October 27, 2005
To call this a period of adjustment for the bankruptcy establishment would be an understatement.
First, there's the 512-page Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, which went into effect last week. The new law has taken a system that's been around for 27 years and turned it on its head, making it tougher for most citizens to escape their debts.
82. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 29, 2004
BOMA Inducts 2005 Officers
Gibbons Named to Chair National Committee
Judge Julia Gibbons of Memphis was named by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as chair of the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference. Gibbons has bee...
83. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, November 19, 2004
By Andy Meek
Long-Term Plan to Address City Revenue Needs
The Daily News
Dont believe the conventional wisdom the tax burden on Memphis residents and businesses is not as bad as it could be, said Marlin Mosby, manager of the Me...
84. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, April 09, 2004
Holmes Road Land
Fred's to Open
up to 100 Stores
Memphis-based Fred's Inc. said Thursday it plans to open 85 to 100 stores in 2004, with more set to open in the second half of the year. The discount chain said same-store sales rose 4.1 pe...
85. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te
Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board
Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...
86. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, September 02, 2003
(03165883) The Shops of Chickasaw Gardens LLC financed $4
Keith and David Grant Homes LLC financed $1.5 million through First Tennessee Bank National Association, securing the loan with 10 lots in the Arlington Trace Subdivision, according to a t...
87. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, June 09, 2003
to release earnings July 17
Officials of National Commerce Financial Corporation announced Friday that the Memphis-based financial services company plans to release its second quarter earnings results at ...
88. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 15, 2003
It Matters: Memphis City Schools, a live public forum, begins at 8 p
It Matters: Memphis City Schools, a live public forum, begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday on WKNO-TV.
The public is invited to attend the forum in the University of Memphis Mike Rose T...
89. Archived Article: Bankruptcy (lead)
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
In slow economy, bankruptcies remain high
In slow economy, bankruptcies remain high
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
The number of bankruptcies filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee rose slightly durin...
90. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 06, 2003
A John Dice Lawyers Helping Lawyers seminar is 9 a
A John Dice Lawyers Helping Lawyers seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Memphis City Council Chambers, 125 N. Main St.
A highlight of the seminar is a panel discussion featu...
91. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 04, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Nov. 4-Nov. 10
The Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St., presents artwork by Everett Charles Yates, on display through Jan. 15. Nov. 5
The Center for Historic Preservation, a clea...
92. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, May 20, 2002
Bankruptcies increase for first quarter Bankruptcy filings increase for first quarter By SUE PEASE The Daily News The number of bankruptcies filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee rose during the first quarter, cont...
93. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 22, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 22-April 28 April 22 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
94. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 15, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 15-April 21 April 15 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
95. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 08, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events April 8-April 14 April 8 The Shelby County Republican Women's Club invited 19 Republican County Commission candidates for districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 to speak at the club's meeting. The program begins at 11 a.m....
96. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Home prices above norm, NAR says Home prices above norm, NAR says Median existing-home prices are increasing in most metropolitan areas and typically are increasing well above historic norms, according to the latest quarterly survey by National Asso...
97. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, February 04, 2002
When economy slows, bankruptcy here rises Recession resonates in bankruptcy court as filings climb By SUE PEASE The Daily News The number of cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee rose significantly in 2001, accor...
98. Archived Article: Sales P
- Friday, December 28, 2001
Christmas bright for some retailers Christmas bright for some retailers A pre-Christmas surge in spending boosted same-store retail sales for the holiday shopping period to 2.2 percent nationwide over the same period last year, according to TeleChec...
99. Archived Article: Retail (lead)
- Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Mid-South retail seasonal outlook hopeful
Mid-South retail seasonal outlook hopeful
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
With the biggest shopping day of the year fast approaching, the seasonal retail outlook may not be as bleak as anticipated. ...
100. Archived Article: Telecheck P.2
- Monday, August 06, 2001
Same-store retail sales up in July Same-store retail sales up in July Same-store retail sales grew 2.5 percent in July over the same period last year despite there being one less weekend shopping day and analysts' reports of declining consumer confi...