VOL. 127 | NO. 40 | Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. reported net income for its second quarter ended Feb. 11 of $166.9 million, a 12.7 percent gain over the same period last year.
ADDYs honor city’s best advertising campaigns, professionals
The gold-plated columns and crystal chandeliers of The Cadre Building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2012 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed “Hustle + Workflow.”
Sullivan Branding has finalized its lease in the Toyota Center, where it will move about two-thirds of its workforce by the end of the week.
Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories Monday unveiled its new state-of-the-art 35,000-square-foot facility at 5846 Distribution Drive, which is expected to bring a total of roughly 40 new jobs to Memphis within the next year, and as many as 65 new jobs total in the future.
John Pettey III, a managing director with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., has been named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,000 Advisors” in the country.
Lester Elementary School and Gordon Elementary School will be converted to state-run charter schools under the state’s achievement school district.
In a Memphis tradition dating back to 1928, locals from all walks of life gather each weekday during Lent at Calvary Episcopal Church to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
Early voting could top 10,000 ballots if the voting in advance of the March 6 Election Day continues at last week’s pace.
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Monday, Feb. 27, that allegations of child sexual abuse 40 years ago involving the Catholic Diocese of Memphis can go forward.
Those on the schools transition planning commission called it “the wheel.” Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald called it “the wheel of education.”
Start-up firm Miconi Project Management has completed several projects in the Memphis area in recent months, and has more in the pipeline.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
92-96 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 -
Community Bank, North Mississippi, has bought back nine condominiums and about 2,700 square feet of commercial space at 92 S. Main St. and 96 S. Main St. in One One O’ Six Lofts Condominiums at a foreclosure sale, paying $1.5 million for the properties.
When I am asked, “How’s the real estate market?” I often think I sound like a broken record: “Inventories are good, mortgage rates are at historic lows, now is the best time ever to buy.”
Last week we asked readers “What does Memphis mean to you?” This question is the driving force behind the creation of a community narrative that will help us align our efforts and come together with a shared voice so we can sing about our city in pitch-perfect unison and harmony.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new iPhone app billed as the first of its kind in Tennessee allows users to connect with members of the current Legislature.
DALLAS (AP) – Airlines have already imposed two broad fare increases in 2012, but the latest effort to raise prices is stalling.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett continues to call for tax reforms and a higher tax rate for wealthy investors like himself.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett says newspapers need to stop giving away their product for free online, but they will have a decent future if they continue delivering information that can't be found elsewhere.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's plan to replace him eventually hasn't really changed.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday, Feb. 27, that stocks remain relatively cheap compared to other investments as the economy continues to improve. He also said that the company he heads is prepared to replace him whenever the need arises.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is looking to sell off some of its stock of homes in foreclosure.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A first-of-its kind Muslim lifestyles station launched in upstate New York by a man later convicted of beheading his wife is being dropped from the Verizon FiOS lineup.
NEW YORK (AP) – Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined.