VOL. 126 | NO. 225 | Thursday, November 17, 2011
Hank Mullany has a pretty basic mission statement and set of guiding principles for The ServiceMaster Co., the Memphis-based home- and commercial-services company he took the helm of earlier this year as CEO.
Clock ticking toward grant challenge deadline worth quarter million
This holiday season, Playhouse on the Square administrators are keeping their eyes on the calendar as they rise to a challenge worth a quarter of a million dollars.
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority re-elected its chairman and awarded two contracts Thursday, Nov. 17, at its monthly board of commissioners meeting.
The Madison Hotel’s Grill 83 has received a major face-lift, aiming to lure customers in its doors on a regular basis versus merely for special occasions.
BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (AP) – A gunman walked into a Chicago-area FedEx shipping facility Thursday morning yelling for his wife, then fired several shots that sent panicked employees fleeing before he fatally shot himself, police said.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has approved changes to the school’s curriculum that go into effect next year and reflect the changing nature of the legal profession.
On a rainy Memphis afternoon, a small pit bull-mix named Snow White wagged her tail cheerfully as a volunteer led her on a leash through the lobby of a vet’s office, following a procedure that left her with a bandaged foot and a cone around her neck.
Leadership Memphis has extended its FastTrack application deadline to Dec. 1.
BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (AP) – A FedEx spokesman says shots have been fired at one of the company's Chicago-area shipping facilities.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
As a personal injury attorney with Nahon Saharovich & Trotz PLC, Adam Johnson litigates cases in liability disputes, which entails negotiating with defense counsel, participating in mediation or ultimately going to trial.
Thanksgiving approaching only means that Christmas is right around the corner. As consumers prepare to get bombarded with holiday advertising and companies begin wondering how to push their products, businesses may be missing an enormous opportunity if they adhere to the outdated product-driven marketing strategy rather than adopting a market-driven strategy.
Unlike a day, a year, a month or a season,/ A week hasn’t a name; what is the reason? No quotation marks. The couplet is mine. Almost deep, but not quite. Consider the work that inspired the above (warning: it’s deeper):
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has named a new chief of staff.
NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup Inc. is the latest bank seeking to trim costs with a smaller work force.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Count your blessings, then get to work.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Discount broker Charles Schwab Corp. said on Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Compliance11 Inc., a provider of software that companies use to ensure their trading and other operations comply with financial regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's proposal to nearly double fuel economy standards for cars and pickup trucks is likely to cost automakers $157 billion, but it will save drivers billions more at the pump.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Democrat on a special deficit-cutting "supercommittee" Wednesday questioned whether Republicans are still interested in negotiating after the panel's top GOP member said Republicans have "gone as far as we feel we can go" on tax hikes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday, moving toward passage of legislation helping unemployed veterans and government contractors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders are feeling a little less pessimistic about the struggling housing market. But their mood hasn't changed enough to signal a recovery anytime soon.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With three weeks left for seniors to change their Medicare prescription plan for 2012, a study released Wednesday finds that copays for brand-name drugs are going up – sharply in some cases.
NEW YORK (AP) – Pharmacy benefits managers Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. lobbied the government to approve their proposed $29.1 billion merger, but cut back on their total lobbying expenses in the third quarter.
NEW YORK (AP) – More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women.
The latest installment in Aging America, a joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this so-called silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
MEMPHIS (AP) – The No. 10 Memphis Tigers have gotten a signed national letter of intent from William "Shaq" Goodwin to join the program as part of the 2012 signing class.
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners.
NEW YORK (AP) – Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, stopped offering cellphone service Wednesday, saying it's too small to compete with the big phone companies.
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook Tablet electronic device began arriving in stores and homes on Wednesday, one day ahead of schedule.