VOL. 127 | NO. 156 | Friday, August 10, 2012
The Nashville federal court judge who turned down the city of Memphis’ second request to use photo library cards as voter identification said the city’s legal theories in the opening rounds of what became a larger case this week were “not a model of clarity.”
September festival part of Goner Records’ well-loved story
The fact that Memphis-based Goner Records is now in its eighth year of existence – well beyond the point when digital innovation has snuffed out so many other players amid the physical media landscape – is a testament to the wisdom of some basic business principles.
Nine months after the Occupy Wall Street movement came to Memphis with a camp site in the Civic Center Plaza Downtown, the Occupy Memphis group has been evicted by the city.
Ubiquiti Networks Inc., the communications technology company founded by prospective Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera, saw its share price plummet Friday morning after the stock market's opening bell.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are seeking a $681,200 civil penalty against FedEx, saying that the package-delivery company violated rules on shipping hazardous material two years ago.
Wilsonville, Ore.-based LinenTablecloth.com has entered the Memphis industrial market, leasing 82,500 square feet at 3046 Datsun Drive for its new distribution center.
A countywide school system can coexist with municipal school districts with the right terms, says Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
Before there were traffic counts and computer models and the specific concept of supply chain management, there was a map of the continental United States and maybe some concentric circles with Memphis at the center and most of the 48 states within those circles.
Punk-rock musician Marvin Stockwell says life on the road touring the United States, Canada and Europe with his band Pezz uniquely prepared him for his professional role as longtime public relations manager at the Church Health Center.
ADVERTISING. YOU GOTTA LOVE IT. From time to time, I’ve been invited to lecture on advertising, copywriting and the creative process in college classrooms – as opposed to the uninvited lectures I’ve given in all kinds of rooms. I tell students that advertising is a terrible business made up of itty-bitty margins, great big egos, volcanic eruptions and Richter 8 earthquakes – and those are just the staff meetings. I tell them it’s a constant emotional roller coaster of soaring ups and crushing downs, of inspired thought and amazing idiocy – and that’s all before lunch.
Part one of a three-part series Prayer must be at the heart of church fundraising, but the fundamentals of fundraising also contribute to success. We met Willis White when he was serving as co-chair for a $3.5 million, multi-year campaign to retire the debt on the Allen Temple Baptist Church Family Life Center. We worked with White, his co-chair Constance Walker and the church’s campaign leadership team during their campaign.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee general fund tax collections finished the budget year at $543 million above estimates after July revenues beat expectations by $2.7 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Thursday after new data pointed to improvement in hiring and greater exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest gains in hiring.
DALLAS (AP) – The leader of the pilots' union at American Airlines resigned Thursday after pilots rejected a concessionary contract offer that he supported.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in 18 months in June, pushed down by a steep drop in oil imports and a rise in exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported losses of $57 million per day in the last quarter and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple's Safari browser.