VOL. 127 | NO. 155 | Thursday, August 9, 2012
GTx Inc. Wednesday, Aug. 8, reported a net loss of $10.4 million for the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $10.7 million for the same period in 2011.
The Holiday Inn chain that started in Memphis turns 60 years old
The story of Holiday Inn could serve as a homegrown business case study of what makes a brand resonate with customers – and what qualities are needed for that brand to endure over time.
The city of Memphis is now mounting a direct challenge to the state’s voter photo identification law claiming the law adds “a qualification for the right to vote” beyond what is required in the Tennessee Constitution.
If Memphis voters approve a gas tax increase on the Nov. 6 ballot, the Memphis Area Transit Authority will have what it has for years said it lacks to provide better service – a dedicated source of continuing funding.
It was just a few months ago that Lakeview Elementary School in southwest Memphis was closed by the Memphis City Schools system – part of a shift of school-age students out of the western parts of the city to the eastern parts of the city and Shelby County.
Destination King has merged with Quiddity Entertainment of Chattanooga, Tenn., and subsequently formed LEO – an events management group based in Memphis with offices in Chattanooga and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. exists to provide crucial legal help and representation to needy Memphians.
The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Aug. 7, sending $2 million in city funding to the Center City Development Corp. for blight remediation at the Chisca Hotel on South Main Street.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
R. Hunter Humphreys Jr. considers himself a rare breed of law student – one that didn’t want to pursue a legal career in litigation.
Ray’s Take The most important thing to know about 401(k) retirement savings accounts is pretty simple: Do it, and participate to the maximum you possibly can. Don’t wait and don’t quit.
Dear Judge Vic, “So, in last week’s column, you’re saying that those vintage ’50s & ’90s xword answers are no longer tolerated? Geesh! What will I do now to make fun of you? Vocab Larry”
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) – Carmaker General Motors has begun manufacturing its new Ecotek automobile engine in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says it's too early to tell whether the defeat of House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart in last week's primary will cause lawmakers to usher through a gun bill championed by the National Rifle Association.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Secretary of State Mark Martin is supporting a state lawmaker's request that the May primary results be considered in a lawsuit challenging the new boundaries of an east Arkansas Senate district.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fannie Mae earned $2.2 billion from April through June, its second quarterly gain in net income since being taken over by the government during the 2008 financial crisis.