VOL. 126 | NO. 72 | Wednesday, April 13, 2011
As far as mortgage activity is concerned, the local housing market was still stuck in reverse during the first quarter of 2011.
Conference keynote speakers include FedEx, Delta CEOs
FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith told several hundred attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition Tuesday that the U.S. is a leader in aviation.
Just when it looked like J.D. Sewell would outlast outgoing Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin, Sewell fell victim to the political turbulence that is part of being leader of a municipal union in an unprecedented recession.
Record stores may evolve into community gathering centers, according to middle school students and those in the business.
Acquiring funding as a nonprofit or arts organization can already be an arduous undertaking.
Cosmetic procedures such as filling wrinkles with injectables, airbrush facelifts and laser skin rejuvenation aren’t just for Hollywood starlets and Park Avenue socialites anymore.
In four Tennessee Supreme Court rulings over 16 years, attorneys, trial court judges and lower appellate courts thought they had established the standards for judging whether the death penalty can be applied in a capital murder case where the defendant claims “intellectual disability.”
Cleaborn Homes, a defining part of the inner city landscape south of Downtown Memphis for decades, began to fall Tuesday morning.
Nicole Gibson Davison has joined the law firm Bailey & Greer PLLC, where she will provide expertise in personal injury, malpractice and liability cases.
At our W&A State of the Union in February, we discussed that, in our opinion, the primary threat to America’s national supremacy was not China or an emerging competitor, but our rapidly deteriorating Federal fiscal position. We postulated that the national consciousness on the issue had moved beyond the denial and anger phases and entered into the acceptance phase, with several detailed proposals circling Capitol Hill, and that eventually one would land, forcing debate.
This is the second in a two-part series. Sales. It’s a psychological game. Sure, it takes skills to close sales, but half of the battle is in your head. A bit too much rejection in any given day can evoke fear in even the most seasoned of sales veterans, interfering with their confidence. The trick is to recognize the fear quickly, own up to it and address it before it becomes debilitating.
Lots of geniuses work alone and make remarkable contributions to our world. I joke that if you’re playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy and you’re stuck for an answer, try Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. They pretty much did it all.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Conductors from 34 countries and 30 states have applied for the Memphis International Conducting Competition in May.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Nearly a year after severe flooding closed Nashville's Opry Mills shopping mall, officials said reconstruction is set to begin.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new report says that Tennessee's foster-care program needs to do a better job of helping older kids age out of the system.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a measure to make it more difficult for teachers to obtain and keep tenure in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee sales tax collections grew 8 percent in March, the highest rate in five years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday said he won't apologize for his decision to give many of his department heads big raises while proposing only a 1.6 percent increase for other state workers.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam met with Republicans in the state House on Monday, but said they didn't discuss a measure that would curb Tennessee teachers' collective bargaining rights.
NEW YORK (AP) – Business travelers will spend $245.8 billion this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2010, thanks to improving economic conditions and increasing corporate confidence, according to an industry trade group.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The $38 billion in spending cuts agreed to last week won't prevent this year's budget deficit from setting another record high, estimated at $1.5 trillion.