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1. County Seeks End to DOJ Memorandum
- Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said the move by him and Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham and Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael to end a 5-year-old memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Justice Department over conditions at Juvenile Court indicated “significant progress,” but not that all of the problems at Juvenile Court are resolved.
2. County Leaders Seek End to Juvenile Court Memorandum With Justice Department
- Monday, June 19, 2017
The Shelby County government institutions that signed off on a 2012 agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to overhaul Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court want to end what is left of the memorandum of understanding.
3. A Brighter Economic Outlook is Giving Fed Confidence to Act
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – In the United States and around the world, economic strength isn't what it used to be. But everything is relative.
The Federal Reserve is set to raise short-term interest rates Wednesday for the third time in six months – a vote of confidence in the American economy and especially in the resilience of the U.S. job market.
4. Who are the Lawyers and Judges Debating Trump Travel Ban?
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
SEATTLE (AP) – Two lawyers with broad experience before the U.S. Supreme Court argued for and against President Donald Trump's travel ban Monday before a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the case over the executive order that targets six predominantly Muslim countries.
5. McDonald's US Sales Climb, Customer Traffic Still a Focus
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it is still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.
The world's biggest burger chain said Tuesday that global sales rose 4 percent at established locations in the first three months of the year. That included a 1.7 percent increase in its flagship U.S. market, where the fast-food chain has suffered four straight years of declining customer visits.
6. Last Word: Two Science Marches, Bill Lee Kicks Off and Andrew Young on Ben Hooks
- Monday, April 24, 2017
Rainy Sunday in the city with ponchoed partisans of the Porter-Leath Ragin' Cajun gathering and Africa in April overlapping from the riverfront to Danny Thomas Boulevard. In Germantown, it was a soggy but colorful 5k for the Germantown Municipal School District with shades of blue, orange and of course pink, or was it red?, at different parts of the run.
7. Viking Range to Pay $4.7M Fine Over Self-Starting Ovens
- Monday, April 17, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi appliance maker has agreed to pay a $4.7 million federal fine for not reporting that certain ovens in freestanding gas ranges could turn on by themselves, with customers then sometimes unable to turn them off.
8. Fowler Named Chairman Of Rhodes’ Board of Trustees
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Scientist Cary Fowler is the new chairman of Rhodes College’s board of trustees, the liberal arts college announced Tuesday, April 11. He will succeed William J. Michaelcheck, who is completing his eight-year tenure as chairman.
9. Robinson Chosen to Lead Cancer Society’s Hope House
- Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Maria Robinson has been named senior manager for the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge in Memphis. In that role, she oversees day-to-day lodge operations, including guest services, volunteer engagement and community involvement.
Robinson, who is an eight-year cancer survivor herself, joined the American Cancer Society in 2012 as community manager for Relay For Life. Prior to that, she worked in the finance, real estate and restaurant industries.
10. Draft DHS Guidelines Sharpen Focus on Those Here Illegally
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
11. Networking Helping Propel Women-Owned Businesses To New Heights
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
When Memphis middle schoolers and sisters Madison Star and Mallory Iyana went on “Shark Tank” and secured $60,000 and partnerships with both Mark Cuban and Daymond John, they took their place among the ranks of female entrepreneurs who, in large numbers these days, are showing the business world that they are a force to be reckoned with.
12. Trump's Comments Likely to Cause Heartburn for US Lawyers
- Monday, February 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump lobs verbal bombshells on Twitter and fiercely criticizes federal judges overseeing his court cases. He openly discusses pending legal matters on which lawyers usually advise their clients to stay mum.
13. Freight Farms Revolutionizing Farm-To-Fork System
- Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Usually the concept of farm-to-fork is designed to keep locally-grown produce out of shipping containers, but one company is working with local farmers to do just the opposite.
The Leafy Green Machine, developed by Boston-based Freight Farms, is a virtual farm-in-a-box that converts used shipping containers into year-round hydroponic farms, which can be monitored and controlled with your smartphone.
14. VW to Pay $1.2 Billion or More to US Owners of Big Diesels
- Thursday, February 02, 2017
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
15. Garrison Exit From MATA Coincides With Push for More Public Funding
- Monday, January 30, 2017
When he first got to Memphis in the summer of 2014, Ron Garrison got asked the same question a lot – did he know how difficult the job leading the Memphis Area Transit Authority would be.
16. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
17. Obama's Final Jobs Report: Big Pay Gain, Slower Hiring
- Monday, January 09, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' paychecks rose in December at the fastest pace in more than seven years as steady hiring and low unemployment led some businesses to pay more to attract and keep workers.
18. Growing Number of Americans are Retiring Outside the US
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.
"I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security," she said. "The weather here is so perfect, and it's a beautiful place."
19. Nonprofits Raised Value In 2016 In Many Ways
- Tuesday, December 27, 2016
In any given year, charitable giving might rise or fall. But when the Chronical of Philanthropy analyzed the giving of the country’s 50 largest cities via Internal Revenue Service data, it captured a larger sample size: 2006 through 2012.
20. Lawsons Equip Educators with Tools for Success
- Friday, December 23, 2016
Kenda and Dominic Lawson were enemies before they were friends. Today they’re married and they run a company together. “We’re not about telling people what to do,” Kenda observes. “Our job is to find opportunities for children and empower teachers to create their own content.”
21. Chairman’s Circle Celebrates Successes While Keeping an Eye on the Future
- Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Since the Greater Memphis Chamber launched the Chairman’s Circle in 2012, long-term goals have always been the driving force behind their ambitions.
And now that the Circle is about to enter its fifth year, some of those goals are already being met, while others are just beginning.
22. Big Business Warns Trump Against Mass Deportation
- Monday, December 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.
23. US Life Expectancy Falls, As Many Kinds of Death Increase
- Friday, December 09, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education.
24. Disney Embraces Streaming as Ratings Sag
- Monday, November 14, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.
The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or satellite service. NFL game viewership is also down, and the contentious election drew viewers away from Disney networks like ABC to cable news networks.
25. Weld Catches Libertarian Heat At Memphis Campaign Stop
- Friday, November 04, 2016
Bill Weld didn’t wait for a question about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to come up during a Wednesday, Nov. 2, campaign stop in Memphis.
“I think Clinton would be a safer bet for the United States,” Weld said before a speech to a group of around 100 at Minglewood Hall. “That’s doesn’t mean that I’m not committed to the Libertarian ticket and trying to get us as much as we can get this year.”
26. Two Ways To Boost Employee Engagement
- Thursday, October 27, 2016
A Gallup research study of employee engagement released in 2012 found that only 30 percent of employees in the workplace in the United States are actively engaged in the work they do. Which means that 70 percent of the employees are either not engaged (52 percent) or actively disengaged (18 percent).
27. Last Word: Early Voting Lines, Bank Moves, and Death of the Hi-Tone Mural
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
Dodgers vs. Cubs or Trump vs. Clinton on your Wednesday evening. – We live in a land of choices … and screen within a screen technology.
Before the playoff game and the last of the Presidential debates got rolling there were lines at several of the early voting locations across Shelby County Wednesday on the first day of the early voting period.
28. Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Beale Sweep
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
A federal appeals court has confirmed that an eight-year-old Memphis Police Department policy of clearing the Beale Street entertainment district after 3 a.m. is unconstitutional.
The ruling Monday, Oct. 17, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a 2015 permanent injunction by U.S. District Judge John McCalla that bars the practice.
29. ABB Aims to Grow to 500 Jobs in Senatobia Within 5 Years
- Monday, October 03, 2016
SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) – Swiss firm ABB said Friday that it hopes to increase employment at its Tate County plant from 89 workers now to as many as 500 in five years. That's 200 more employees than the company had previously announced.
30. Cohen Describes Clinton-Trump Contest as “Armageddon”
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen set stark terms for the presidential general election as local Democrats opened their Memphis headquarters for nominee Hillary Clinton.
31. Morgan Tate Promoted At River City Land Co.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Morgan Tate has been named principal property manager of River City Land Co.’s property management division. A fourth-generation real estate professional, Tate joined the team at River City Land Co. in 2008 and began working for the firm’s property management division in 2012.
32. More Signatures Submitted on Arkansas Medical Marijuana Plan
- Monday, August 22, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Supporters of a plan to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas turned in additional signatures Friday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.
If enough signatures are validated, the proposal from Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana will be the second medical marijuana measure on the general election ballot this year. The group needs 84,859 valid signatures to make it onto the ballot, and Secretary of State Mark Martin's office has already verified 72,309 signatures.
33. Last Word: Early Vote Turnout Numbers, The Starbucks Factor and New Blue Collar
- Monday, August 01, 2016
Monday is the day. So is Thursday. Thursday is election day and Monday is the first day you can turn left on Union Avenue onto McLean Boulevard.
One comes with stickers. The other is simply an absence of tickets for making an illegal left turn.
34. Apple Urges Organ Donation via New iPhone Software
- Wednesday, July 06, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.
35. 8th District Republican Contenders Highlight Differences
- Friday, June 24, 2016
Most of the 13 contenders in the August Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District agree on a lot. They think the country is going in the wrong direction. They believe the policies of a Democratic president are a factor in that, and they support Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
36. Appeals Court Reverses Fraud Finding Against Bank of America
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. was not liable for fraud and subject to a penalty of over $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
37. NFL Picks Twitter to Stream Thursday Night Games
- Wednesday, April 06, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.
When the league negotiated its latest deal for the Thursday package, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast. This past season, it partnered with Yahoo to stream a game from London that took place on a Sunday morning in the United States.
38. Fed Keeps Key Rates Unchanged; Foresees Fewer Hikes In 2016
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged in light of global pressures that risk slowing the U.S. economy.
As a result, Fed officials are forecasting that they will raise rates more gradually this year than they had envisioned in December. The officials now foresee two, rather than four, modest increases in their benchmark short-term rate during 2016.
39. Orleans at Walnut Grove Sells for $29.2 Million
- Thursday, February 18, 2016
317 Royal Chartres Square E.
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $29.2 million
Sale Date: Feb. 4, 2016
Buyer: PC Orleans LLC
40. Those Valentine's Day Flowers Might Just Be From Kenya
- Monday, February 15, 2016
NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.
"I know the flowers are for giving on Valentine's Day," said Phanice Cherop, a worker at a flower farm in Kenya. "They are very beautiful."
41. Breakfast Bump: McDonald's US Sales Jump 5.7 Percent
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says offering breakfast around the clock helped jolt its sales.
Sales at the world's biggest hamburger chain rose 5.7 percent in the U.S. for the final three months of 2015, boosted by unseasonably warm weather and the launch of an all-day breakfast menu in October.
42. Crestview Collection Makes New HQ in Oakhaven
- Tuesday, December 29, 2015
4300 Concorde Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $6.9 million
Sale Date: Dec. 15
Buyer: CLI Inc.
Seller: Lester McMahan Partnership
Loan Amount: $6 million
43. Chattanooga Nonprofit's Store Filled With Items From Africa
- Monday, December 28, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The delicate Nativity scene made from banana leaves folded origami style, the sparkling jewelry, clothes and art in Chattanooga's Amani ya Juu store are created by women in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
44. Federal Agency Moving to Brinkley Plaza
- Monday, December 28, 2015
A federal agency is moving to the Brinkley Plaza office building Downtown in the first quarter of 2016.
The Memphis field office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be taking up the seventh floor in the Downtown Class B building.
45. Airlines Prep for Holiday Crush: More Flights, Bigger Planes
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend.
46. Longtime Civil Rights Activist Ozell Sutton Dies at 90
- Monday, December 21, 2015
Atlanta (AP) — Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who was associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 90.
47. Christmas in Kentucky
- Tuesday, December 08, 2015
A brisk late afternoon in early December is made more enjoyable under warm blankets while sipping bourbon ciders on a hayride through the Kentucky hills. The sun sets on a blue sky afternoon in Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and the white lights hanging from the trees begin to flicker.
48. 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.
49. Giving Tuesday
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday shopping season. Then there’s Giving Tuesday which, as you may guess, is all about giving – this time to nonprofits.
50. Time for Tuition Equality in Tennessee
- Friday, November 13, 2015
Tennessee has a unique opportunity to help the state economy and support education. Passage of the “Tuition Equality” bill in the upcoming state legislative session will provide a critical chance to educate thousands of Tennessee youth and narrow the skills gap that exists for Tennessee employers.
51. Empty Bowls Project Uses Art to Feed City
- Friday, November 06, 2015
Hunger and homelessness are problems plaguing the Mid-South, and the Memphis Empty Bowls Project hopes to play its small part in addressing the larger issue.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, art in the form of handcrafted bowls and a sampling of soups from several Memphis restaurants will be the centerpiece of an effort to raise money to feed area children in need. The event is slated for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave.
52. Dissolving Stent for Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.
53. US Trade Deficit Widens to $48.3 Billion in August
- Wednesday, October 07, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.
54. Supreme Court Declines to Review Insider Trading Case
- Tuesday, October 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.
55. VW: 'Nothing Has Changed' at Tennessee Plant Despite Scandal
- Thursday, October 01, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Inside Volkswagen's only U.S. assembly plant there's little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world. Sparks fly off robotic welding arms, new versions of the Passat sedan roll off the line and workers install equipment to build a new SUV billed as a key to reviving the company's growth prospects in America.
56. Congress Votes to Renew FAA Authority for 6 Months
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has temporarily renewed authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration while lawmakers consider whether to take responsibility for air traffic control from the government and place it under the direction of a nonprofit corporation.
57. Health Care Rx
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
The debate, hand-wringing, expert studies and frustrations over what to do about fixing the nation’s health care system are certainly a testament to the scale of the problem and the elusiveness, so far, of solutions.
58. China's Move to Devalue Currency Could Reverberate Globally
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
BEIJING (AP) — China's surprise move Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about the world's second-largest economy, whose growth has reached a six-year low. It may also fan political tensions with the United States and Europe, whose exports could become comparatively costlier.
59. You Still Use a Landline? FCC Voting on New Phone Rules
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.
60. With No Real Rival, Tennessee Republicans Attack Their Own
- Thursday, July 23, 2015
Republicans are sitting in Tennessee’s political catbird seat, but that doesn’t keep them from flying off in different directions.
Elected political leaders of the same stripe found themselves at odds this year over the Bible as a state book, Common Core education standards and Insure Tennessee, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to catch 280,000 people in a medical coverage gap.
61. United Pays Miles to Hackers Who Spotted IT-System Flaws
- Monday, July 20, 2015
Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles each on United Airlines for finding security holes in the airline's computer systems.
The awards were made under a security program that United started in May. Technology companies have offered so-called bug bounties, but they are unusual in the transportation industry.
62. Tennessee’s ‘Fighting 26’ Democrats Work to Stay Relevant
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?
When Democratic legislative leaders called for a special session this summer on Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s market-based plan to use federal dollars to catch 280,000 working people in a health care coverage gap, they found themselves alone.
63. Last Flight for US Airways Expected in October
- Monday, July 13, 2015
DALLAS (AP) – The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear.
The farewell flight for US Airways will be a red-eye – Flight 434 is scheduled to leave San Francisco around 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia after 6 a.m. on Oct. 17. The US Airways website will be turned off. Airport kiosks and signs will change to American Airlines.
64. United Airlines Suffers Second Major Grounding in 2 Months
- Thursday, July 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – United Airlines temporarily grounded flights across the country for part of Wednesday after experiencing computer problems, causing more than 800 delays.
A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama was briefed on the glitch and that it appeared unrelated to an outage hours later at the New York Stock Exchange.
65. NYSE Resumes Trading After Outage of More Than 3 Hours
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.
There was no interruption at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily.
66. Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide
- Friday, June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
67. Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
68. Climate Change as Faith Issue a Tough Sell
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
It’s been a tough few years for Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light. The state affiliate of a national network of faith communities, the organization offers its members a spiritual way to respond to climate change issues and challenges from political and other sources.
69. FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.
70. Different Strokes
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Five years ago, Jim Napolitano left Hillwood Country Club in Nashville to become general manager at Chickasaw Country Club. The economy was still wheezing and Chickasaw, which received its charter in 1922 – or two years after the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote – was trapped in a time warp.
71. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.
72. Wal-Mart Keeps It All in the Family, Chair Passed to Penner
- Monday, June 08, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.
The company said that board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is his son-in-law.
73. Beale Street Sweep Court Order Rips Police Practices
- Monday, June 08, 2015
The Beale Street Sweep is over.
It’s not the end of a song. It is the end of an 8-year-old police policy that has ordered those on the street after 3 a.m. to leave the district, go into a nightclub or be arrested.
74. Snapshot: Memphis-Based Public Companies
- Saturday, May 30, 2015
Here's a look at what's going on at the dozen public companies headquartered in Memphis:
AutoZone Inc. is one of the largest auto parts retailers and distributors in the U.S., with a store count of 5,476 as of Feb. 14. Since 1998, the company has repurchased $15.7 billion worth of its own shares. At the end of March, AutoZone continued its share buyback program with the authorization to buy back another $750 million in company stock. The company followed that news with plans to pursue a $650 million debt offering to be used for “general corporate purposes.” – Andy Meek
75. Statistics Point to Progress at Memphis International Airport
- Monday, May 25, 2015
After years of flight losses resulting from Delta Air Lines’ decision to scale back its Memphis hub, the number of flights – especially those outside the Delta system – is growing and passengers are filling the seats.
76. Should Investors 'Sell in May and Go Away'?
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Prior to the summer of 2011, if you were a follower of the Memphis Grizzlies, you could forget about the team by the end of April. When the April calendar turned to May, the Grizz faithful moved on to vacations, baseball and fireworks. Once November came around, the interest returned for the next 6 months, only for the cycle to begin again the next April.
77. US Airways Likely to Stop Flying This Fall
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways.
American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October.
78. Polish Ambassador Says Broader Europe Concept Challenged
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
When Poland’s ambassador to the United States spoke to a Memphis in May International Festival luncheon last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen came with an item from his collection of political pins.
79. Larger Aircraft, More Flights for Memphis
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
More Memphis International Airport passengers can travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting this month, thanks to larger aircraft and an expected increase in flight frequency.
While the larger aircraft won’t bring new destinations, they will increase the number of seats available on flights to those destinations. The larger planes, coupled with some expected added frequencies to those destinations, will add an average of about four flights, or 407 seats a day, for Memphis passengers once the changes are complete.
80. Study Finds 3-1 Shortfall of Women in STEM Careers
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Women in the United States have made great strides in education and entry in the workplace over the past 50 years, yet they continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, referred to collectively as STEM disciplines.
81. Convincing Girls, Women to Pursue Science and Math Careers
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Claudia Rawn is used to talking about science, so when asked to speak about women in the STEM disciplines, she was a bit out of her comfort zone.
The speaking invitation came from organizers with the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Women in STEM Research Symposium, held in April.
82. Chamber Business Council to Host Polish Ambassador
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015
The International Business Council of the Greater Memphis Chamber, in partnership with the Memphis in May International Festival and the World Trade Club, will host Ryszard Schnepf, the Polish Ambassador to the United States.
83. No Stanley Cup Delusions for Knoxville’s Ice Bears
- Saturday, May 02, 2015
As the NHL playoffs heat up, the Southern Professional Hockey League is done for another season.
All is quiet inside Civic Coliseum, home of the Knoxville Ice Bears. They ended their 2014-15 season by claiming Knoxville’s fourth President’s Cup as champions of the SPHL.
84. UAW Reports 55 Percent Membership at VW Plant in Tennessee
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.
85. Students Not Giving Up on Tuition Equality
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tennessee students without citizenship say they’ll continue the battle for in-state tuition in 2016 after a measure to help them overcome the financial hurdle of out-of-state tuition barely failed on the House floor.
86. An ‘Epiphany’ for Legislators on In-State Tuition
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tina Sharma grew up in Tennessee, graduated from Martin Luther King High School in Nashville and enrolled at Belmont University. She calls the Volunteer State home.
87. Kiesewetter Joins Fisher Phillips Law Firm
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jay W. Kiesewetter has joined the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP as senior counsel. In his new role, Kiesewetter advises clients on issues related to union organizing and elections, arbitrations, negotiations, strikes, lockouts and Labor Board charges.
88. Walgreens Aims to Close About 200 US Stores
- Friday, April 10, 2015
Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.
89. Five of the Nation’s Finest
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contribution of small business to the national economy with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. Five from Knoxville’s business community – The Tomato Head, Management Solutions LLC, Design Innovation Architects Inc., Visionary Solutions LLC and AMS Corp. – have been chosen for inclusion in the annual program.
90. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.
Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.
91. HJ Heinz Buys Kraft To Build $28 Billion Food Giant
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
92. Shular, Orgel to Receive Dunavant Awards
- Friday, March 13, 2015
The public affairs officer for Shelby County government with a reach beyond the media and a Shelby County Schools board member whose elected service began at a time of historic change in local public education are the recipients of the 2015 Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.
93. ABB Creating 200 Jobs in Memphis
- Tuesday, March 03, 2015
ABB, which bought Memphis-based electrical components maker Thomas & Betts in 2012 for $3.9 billion, is expanding its Memphis-area footprint.
The company said Tuesday, March 3, it plans to spend $30 million to build a new manufacturing site and expand its customer experience center for its low voltage products division here. Plans call for creating more than 200 jobs as a result of that investment, with another 100 jobs expected over the next five years.
94. European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.
95. Haslam Wary of Gas Tax Hike
- Friday, February 20, 2015
Despite low gas prices, a backlog on road projects and prevailing winds for fuel-tax reform, Gov. Bill Haslam is pulling back from a gas-tax increase this session.
After floating the possibility of raising the tax in December, the Republican governor appears to be changing course, in part because of his loss in a Senate committee on Insure Tennessee, the Medicaid expansion alternative that failed to make debate in the full House or Senate.
96. Americans Striving to Find Their Place in a Global Sport
- Friday, February 13, 2015
He was supposed to be the next Andy Roddick, the next great American tennis player. That’s what they said about Ryan Harrison.
97. Butler Snow Law Firm Expands in Nashville
- Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Butler Snow law firm has launched an expansion of its Nashville office as the firm Walker, Tipps and Malone PLC joined the multi-state law firm based in Tennessee and Mississippi with offices in Memphis.
98. US to Destroy Its Largest Remaining Chemical Weapons Cache
- Thursday, February 05, 2015
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.
99. S&P Paying $1.38 Billion to Settle Charges Over Crisis-Era Ratings
- Wednesday, February 04, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Standard & Poor's is paying about $1.38 billion to settle government allegations that it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
100. Consumer Prices Drop 0.4 Percent in December
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and providing further evidence of falling inflation pressures.
The Labor Department said Friday that its consumer price index dropped 0.4 percent last month, the biggest one-month drop since December 2008. It was also the second straight monthly decline in prices with both months reflecting big decreases in gas prices, which have been tumbling in recent months because of the global plunge in oil prices.