VOL. 125 | NO. 238 | Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons is leaving the job as the county’s chief prosecutor to join the cabinet of Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam.
Mallory Alexander flourishing in face of dire economy
While many peer companies are contracting amid the recession, Mallory Alexander International Logistics continues to expand its third-party logistics (3PL) operations.
Memphis-based AutoZone Inc.’s net income increased 20 percent and diluted earnings per share increased nearly 34 percent during the first quarter of the company’s 2011 fiscal year, which ended Nov. 20.
Memphis city council members are setting up a summit meeting to talk about the political standoff between the county’s two public school systems.
Former assistant Memphis school superintendent and city school board member Sara Lewis won a return to the board Tuesday evening in a special runoff election.
A daycare that serves young children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS will open its doors to the public Friday for a Holiday Open House and Donation Drop-Off.
Memphis City Schools officials have told state legislators from Shelby County that they are opposed to special school district status for Shelby County Schools.
Votes come and go. But partisans on each side of this year’s consolidation referendum have found new ways to keep the political tug of war going.
Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series.
Forget for a moment the employees who talk to your customers. This column is not about them. It’s about all the other people who have to do their jobs without ever even seeing or hearing from a customer. They may work in maintenance or accounting, IT or human resources. And while their jobs ultimately affect customer outcomes, they do so indirectly.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday he is working closely with his Republican successor on the state's annual spending plan, but that all decisions on budget cuts will be "in the hands of the new governor."
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov.-elect Bill Haslam on Monday named Julius Johnson as his agriculture commissioner.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer borrowing rose in October by the largest amount in more than two years, led by a big rise in the category that includes student loans.
DETROIT (AP) – Consumers with less than stellar credit are getting car loans again as lenders loosen their standards, and the trend is likely to continue as more lenders get into the business.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers posted a sharp increase in job openings in October, raising hopes that hiring could pick up in the coming months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says Bank of America's securities division has agreed to pay $137 million to settle allegations by federal and state authorities that it made illegal payments to win business from towns and cities looking to invest proceeds from municipal bond sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment fell in more than half of the nation's largest cities in October while rising in nearly a third, offering a mixed hiring picture.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democratic leaders have not been persuaded by President Barack Obama's arguments in favor of a tax deal he made with Republicans that would extend income tax rates for all Americans, including the wealthy.