VOL. 126 | NO. 18 | Thursday, January 27, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. set the stage Thursday for a coming budget proposal that will include cuts in spending and reductions in services.
Biz reset could come following Obama’s address
For several Memphis business leaders, the tone and message of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech reflected a president extending an olive branch to corporate America and hitting the reset button on a relationship that’s been noticeably strained for two years.
Each year, members of the advertising profession select one of their own for the highest recognition the American Advertising Federation Memphis can give.
In the past Memphis has been named in top 10 lists for murder, obesity, lack of education and lower standards of women’s health.
When visitors entered Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition last summer, they were handed an iPod Touch outfitted with an audio-guided tour of the exhibit’s iconic images.
Memphis companies and entrepreneurs hungry to enter new markets have a vast opportunity waiting for them in China, a land of more than one billion people who increasingly have money to burn.
Two years into an aggressive reform agenda for the Memphis City Schools system, MCS Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash had a lot of points to cover on the next phase of that reform. But a lot of frustration came through as well this week.
The Leadership Academy on Thursday hosts the latest installment in its Celebrate What’s Right Luncheon series from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
Being legal counsel for a school system is not for the faint of heart.
Ray’s Take: At the corner of Forest Hill-Irene and Winchester roads, two silos stand side by side. Nothing connects them but the vines that grow rampant in summer’s heat.
How successful are you when interacting with others? A brief lesson on open and closed systems could improve your potential to build stronger interpersonal connections. This, in turn, will help you build a successful business.
Words are the toys of a civilized world. Playing with them often results in good will and better friendships.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Bill Haslam spent five times as much as his Democratic rival Mike McWherter in the Tennessee governor's race.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – With meth lab busts up in Tennessee, records also show a substantial increase in the number of affected children, including the count of those abruptly taken into protective custody.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Regional banker Trustmark Corp. said it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit from a year ago as the company recorded declines in bad loans and cut its exposure to Florida real estate problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Buyers purchased the fewest number of new homes last year on records going back 47 years.
NEW YORK (AP) – Valero Energy Corp. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as demand for fuel and other refined petroleum products picked up.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says its board is declaring a quarterly dividend of about 64.7 cents per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 12,000 for the first time in two and half years Wednesday but edged lower in afternoon trading.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama campaigned vigorously for his revamped economic message Wednesday, warning that other countries have been grasping for first place in the global marketplace as the U.S. fell down on the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy isn't growing fast enough to lower unemployment and must press ahead with its $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has voted to abolish the system of partial federal funding for presidential campaigns.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Treasury Department official said Wednesday that the financial regulatory law enacted last summer will help the government avoid future bailouts, deflecting criticism that those risks have grown since the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A continuing weak economy and last month's bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government's deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimate predicts.