VOL. 126 | NO. 95 | Monday, May 16, 2011
Obama delivers commencement speech to BTW class of 2011
President Barack Obama left the bustle of Washington politics – on a day when the U.S. hit its debt ceiling and Donald Trump said he won’t run for president – to fly to Memphis and tell the Booker T. Washington class of 2011, “I’m so proud of each and every one of you.”
Scarce new development is providing the retail sector the opportunity to rethink how it delivers its goods and services, moving away from car-dependent models and toward walkable urban centers.
Tennessee lawmakers have moved closer toward cutting back the number of foreclosure notices lenders have to publish in newspapers before borrowers in default lose their home.
A dramatic change to the retail landscape in East Memphis began in February of 2005 with one phone call.
With various national and regional retailers finally following suit and getting more active in the Memphis market, sometimes the local entrepreneurs can get overlooked.
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Federal Judge Hardy Mays has decided to try to move up the trial on the schools consolidation lawsuit instead of ruling on several key motions in advance of a later trial on the merits of the lawsuit.
There were plenty of railroad analogies when Memphis federal court Judge Hardy Mays held the first hearing in the schools consolidation lawsuit last week.
The Bluff City and the city of Liége in Belgium, this year’s Memphis in May International Festival-honored country, are both growing hubs of biotech research and incubation.
Shelby County commissioners on Monday consider an $850,000 contract with the University of Memphis to further develop geographic information services.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
In 1887, a T-shirt maker named Henry Loeb, great-grandfather of Robert “Bob” Loeb and Louis “Lou” Loeb of LOEB Properties, opened a Laundromat on Main Street. His entrepreneurial spirit transpired four generations, officially reaching the Loeb brothers in the early 1980s.
You are going along somewhat according to plan, some obstacles being overcome, and there is a chance of making a bit of profit this year. On track. Yeah. Then – are you kidding me?!
Last week, we discussed the Memphis Police Foundation, which is helping to fund essential equipment and training for the Memphis Police Department, while also serving as the conduit to construct a monument to those MPD officers who have lost their lives protecting our city. This week, let us spotlight that monument: the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit lawsuit damages in Tennessee passed the Senate on Thursday despite passionate arguments from opponents that the measure would unfairly target victims.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month, and analysts say some prices could taper off by summer.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Pay for Kroger Co.'s CEO fell again as the grocery chain's sales and profit growth fell below tough targets in a choppy economy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Inc. recently set aside $500 million to cover a possible settlement of a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader's distribution of online ads from illegal pharmacies, according to a report published Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The bad economy has shortened the life of the trust funds that support Social Security and Medicare, the nation's two biggest benefit programs, the government reported Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Friday that General Electric's aggressive legal and accounting strategy, which led to reports of a zero corporate tax liability last year, was a clever and rational response to the nation's high tax rates.