VOL. 128 | NO. 81 | Thursday, April 25, 2013
Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies Inc. is being bought by Georgia-Pacific LLC, the two companies announced Wednesday, April 24.
UV product from Memphis-based Lumalier reduces hospital infections
About 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients in the U.S. will acquire another infection during the course of their treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FedEx Corp. said Tuesday, April 23, it won a $10.5 billion contract to carry mail between domestic airports for the U.S. Postal Service.
The footprint of the city’s dominant grocery store will undergo a facelift worth tens of millions of dollars over the next five years.
Memphis City Council members opened budget committee hearings Tuesday, April 23, on the clock and with lots of questions about what seemed to some like different budget numbers from last year at this time by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
There is a joke going around among school administrators across the country in the wake of the decision by Chicago school leaders to close more than 50 schools there.
One of the earliest items on the schools merger checklist was a new computer system that would handle the payroll and other human resources needs of Shelby County’s two school systems once they become one at the start of the new fiscal year July 1.
As a freshman lawmaker, state Sen. Steven Dickerson, R-Nashville, said he spent his first legislative session “pretty-tightly circumscribed.”
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.
Ray’s Take Persistent high unemployment and more than a decade of volatile stock markets have many people anxious to draw Social Security as early as possible even if they are shy of full retirement age. Some are so anxious about the system they want to get what they can before it goes bust. No one has a crystal ball, but more often than not, this is not the best plan.
A decade ago in this space, I told a story about receiving multiple hang-up phone calls between midnight and dawn over a period of several weeks. Via Caller ID and returning some of these calls at later times, I learned the Greyhound Federal Credit Union’s toll-free automated line was one digit off from a toll-free number I’d acquired years earlier. Somehow, I got the issue resolved with Greyhound.
It has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors. My recent taxi tips have centered on three clear winners. Gold, Apple and Cash. Let’s evaluate.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Haslam family is furiously trying to control the damage following a federal investigation into the family business that could threaten to unravel decades of growing wealth and influence that spans business, sports and politics in the state and beyond.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House now says it's willing to consider legislation that would give the administration the budget-cutting flexibility to avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Get ready for another debt showdown this summer. House Republicans are preparing for one.
WASHINGTON (AP) – After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.