VOL. 126 | NO. 254 | Friday, December 30, 2011
Electrolux's Major Appliances Division has picked W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. as general contractor for construction of its manufacturing center in southwest Memphis.
Memphis remains heart of world trading economy
Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.
While some of the Mid-South’s more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations received major gifts and successfully engaged new donor bases, the anemic economic recovery required others to hold a magnifying glass to their bottom lines in 2011.
The former Schnucks supermarket building at 975 Goodman Road in the Southaven Commons shopping center has been leased to Stepherson’s Superlo Foods.
No Memphis stores are in the first round of closings Sears Holdings Corp. has announced.
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis brought its defensive pressure and kept Robert Morris at bay for an easy win.
Plans are under way for additional classroom space at Southern College of Optometry.
The DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven will become the Landers Center on Sunday, Jan. 1.
When talking about his financial institution, the president and CEO of Paragon National Bank leaves the impression that a person needs to have the spirit of a community volunteer to work at the small, Memphis-based bank he leads.
The NBA lockout was in large measure about protecting, even enhancing, competitive balance in the league. So it was only right that the first home game of the Memphis Grizzlies’ season offered a reprise of their seven-game playoff series last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Hope has come to town in the form of the Vanderbilt football team and its first-year head coach James Franklin.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Mike Munchak takes his Tennessee Titans to Houston with a chance Sunday to cap his first season as an NFL head coach with a playoff berth.
NEW YEAR INDEED. As 2012 dawns, we’ll be able to see a number of things in a positive, new light – if only we’ll allow ourselves to look at it that way.
2012 promises to be an action-packed year with presidential elections and the accompanying debate, competition, advertising and promises. Politics will definitely be in the air. And they may find their way to the doorstep of a nonprofit you are involved with. That could be good news – an elected official who believes in your cause, who wants to help attract attention and funding to your organization. Or is it?
NASHVILLE (AP) – A lawsuit filed in Nashville claims a new policy that instructs Tennessee jailers on how to investigate the immigration status of detainees is illegal because it was crafted in secret.
NEW YORK (AP) – Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is putting some of Sears Holdings Corp.'s ratings on negative CreditWatch after the company announced weaker-than-expected holiday sales and said it would close 100 to 120 of its Sears and Kmart stores.
NEW YORK (AP) – The holiday shopping season turned out to be two seasons: the Black Friday binge and a last-minute surge.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in November rose to the highest level in a year and a half.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week off their record lows. The year ends much like it began, with few people able to take advantage of the best rates in history.
Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Thursday it expects to lose almost 90 percent of prescriptions handled by pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. after it leaves Express Scripts' networks on Jan. 1.
SEATTLE (AP) – Online retailer Amazon says 2011 was the best holiday ever for its Kindle-brand e-readers and tablet computers.