VOL. 127 | NO. 181 | Monday, September 17, 2012
The parent company of First Tennessee Bank is one of the most tech-savvy banks around, according to the information technology trade publication InformationWeek.
Orpheum’s performing arts center to develop young theater fans
Plans are moving forward for The Orpheum Theatre Memphis’ new Performing Arts and Leadership Centre, a $10.7 million facility that will enable growth in student participation and other professional development programs.
The countywide school board could start getting information from search firms this week and probably vote on a process for picking a merger superintendent by the end of October.
Southern College of Optometry has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Plough Foundation to support a construction project that will provide the college’s 500 students with new classroom facilities and state-of-the-art instructional space at its Midtown campus.
When Meghan Heimke was considering names for her boutique marketing firm three years ago, she didn’t have to look much further than her own backyard.
Every day, most of us sit and routinely use computers that are somehow connected to virtually every part of the planet we inhabit. Recently we have viewed events occurring as far away as Mars. And we do all this wirelessly. I suspect most of us do not question it, or even find it all that unusual, that we receive signals over long distances without any connecting wires. In view of this, maybe you won’t find it so unusual that signals also pass between and among human beings interacting with each other.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Community, business leaders discuss what's needed to grow minority businesses as demographics shift
Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh brought a wake-up call with him to Memphis at the end of August, when he came to the city as one of several featured speakers for the Memphis Minority Business Council Continuum’s 2012 Economic Development Forum.
Eleven years after the 9-11 attacks, we still mourn for those lost in the attacks and the wars that followed and the war that continues in Afghanistan.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's tax collections have fallen short of projections in the first month of the budget year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers say they'll issue a second subpoena for state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear before a legislative committee after she didn't show up to a Friday meeting to discuss an audit that raised questions over her office's investment practices.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The New York Stock Exchange is paying $5 million to settle federal civil charges that it gave some customers an unfair head start by providing them with trading data ahead of the wider public.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. retail sales rose in August from July because consumers paid higher gas prices and bought more cars and trucks. They were more cautious elsewhere, suggesting the weak economy has made many selective about spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new White House report issued Friday warns that $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be "deeply destructive" to the military and core government responsibilities like patrolling U.S. borders and air traffic control.
NEW YORK (AP) – Delivery times climbed quickly as Apple Inc. started taking orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday, suggesting strong demand.