VOL. 126 | NO. 232 | Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The University of Memphis finds itself searching for not only a new football coach but a new athletic director as well now that the Tigers football season is over.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis has hired Eastman and Beaudine Management Consultants to help the search committee find a new football coach.
Social media allows meteorologist to forecast from home
The rise of social media – and its integration with smartphones that are never far from a user’s side – has helped meteorologist Erik Proseus prove the truth behind Bob Dylan’s admonition that you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota federal judge has put the legal fight between the NBA's players and owners on hold to give the two sides time to finish their collective bargaining agreement.
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines and its parent company filed for bankruptcy protection as they try to cut costs and unload massive debt built up by years of high fuel prices and labor struggles. There will be no impact on travelers for now.
Local homebuilders filed 91 percent more new home permits during October compared with the same month last year, thanks to an out-of-town builder’s work in a Whitehaven subdivision.
The idea seems simple enough. Put up scholarship money to fill the gap between what an aspiring college student has and what the student needs to pay the tuition for another year of higher education.
Aside from its looming battle with the state over charter schools, the countywide schools board is fighting conflicting meeting cultures of the old Memphis City Schools board and the old Shelby County Schools board.
The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received $100,000 to support the education of disadvantaged, minority and male students, who are underrepresented in the nursing field.
When an NBA lockout shortened the 1998-1999 season, the Grizzlies still made their home in Vancouver and current Griz player Rudy Gay was just a kid.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1918 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112, Sale Amount: $1 million -
Cotton Council Apartments LLC has bought the former National Cotton Council headquarters at 1918 North Parkway from TC-Met Rhodes LLC for $1 million, filing a $3.1 million construction loan through Renasant Bank at the time of purchase. The building is slated to become apartments, according to a building permit application filed in October.
Edward Irvine “Ed” Koch, three-term mayor of New York City, liked to ride or walk around the city and ask everyone, “How am I doing?” It was his trademark question. He didn’t seem to be trying to elicit praise from his constituents; he seemed to genuinely want ideas on how he could do his job better. It strikes me that this is a great question to constantly address in the workplace; only unlike Ed, employees of your business should not have to ask the question. They should get ongoing feedback without asking.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A U.S. Department of Labor report has questioned how well Tennessee is overseeing unemployment payments to an estimated 120,000 people as the state’s jobless rate lingers at near historic high levels.
NASHVILLE (AP) – TennCare was scheduled to make the final budget presentation Monday, Nov. 29, in Gov. Bill Haslam's series of hearings on state spending.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A makeup plant in central Arkansas is showing off its new solar energy system.
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge on Monday struck down a $285 million settlement that Citigroup reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying he couldn't tell whether the deal was fair and criticizing regulators for shielding the public from the details of what the firm did wrong.
NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers seem to be just as enthusiastic about shopping on their computers and smartphones on Cyber Monday as they were about finding deals over the weekend.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is offering free loaner cars to Chevrolet Volt owners worried about the vehicles catching fire.
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) – Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts announced his retirement Monday effective at the end of next year, closing out a congressional career of more than three decades capped by passage of legislation imposing new regulations on Wall Street.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats are pressing ahead on President Barack Obama's plan to cut in half every worker's payroll taxes next year – paid for by a 3.25 percent tax surcharge on the very wealthy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wary of Europe's deepening debt crisis, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States stands ready to do its part to help the continent, even as the White House ruled out any financial contributions from U.S. taxpayers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought slightly more new homes in October, a hopeful sign for the troubled housing market. But the median sales price fell to its lowest level of the year, and the overall sales pace is trailing last year's – the worst in half a century.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether pharmaceutical sales representatives can bill their employers for overtime, a case that could affect the pay of tens of thousands of people.