VOL. 128 | NO. 154 | Thursday, August 8, 2013
The countywide school board will slim down to seven members effective Sept. 1 with no expansion of the board to 13 members until the August 2014 county general elections are decided and the winners take office Sept. 1, 2014.
Cooper-Young continues to flourish organically
From where Tamara Cook sits, the future of the Cooper-Young Historic District looks as bright as it’s ever been.
Memphis-based Triumph Bank has reached a deal to acquire the mortgage division of Merchants & Planters Bank.
A Memphis-area FedEx project manager won an initial victory on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in her lawsuit against FedEx Corp. that accuses the shipping giant of failing to provide equal pay after she took over the job responsibilities of a male colleague.
Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. is one step closer to relocating its headquarters to Memphis.
The same week that the Memphis Area Transit Authority got $469,040 in city funding restored by the Memphis City Council, it lost $430,000 in funding from the state of Tennessee.
The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board approved Wednesday, Aug. 7, new design guidelines for Downtown.
Canada-based Brookfield Property Partners LP is acquiring Industrial Developments International Inc. from the U.S. subsidiary of Kajima Corp. for $1.1 billion.
For months, political forces have been gathering to make the case for a half percent hike in the city sales tax rate that would fund a city administered pre-kindergarten program.
A plan by some on the Memphis City Council to declare a four-month moratorium on all demolitions of Memphis properties on the National Register of Historic Places was put off this week after questions about the legality of the moratorium.
Editor’s Note: Part of a series about the “Our Children. Our Success.” campaign. The RISE Foundation is a nonprofit that’s trying to change young lives incrementally, with a mix of incentives and mentorship, in a program that’s focused for the moment on the 38126 ZIP code but which may grow beyond that soon.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
For Jason Salomon, an attorney with the trusts estate and personal planning service team of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, the kinetic needs of his clients and the challenges turned into opportunities keep him involved and excited on a daily basis.
Ray’s Take Time is one resource that can’t be reclaimed. While you can regain lost investments and recycle natural resources, once time has passed it is gone forever. In our youth, we trade it for money. As we get older we realize we can’t trade our money back for time. Unfortunately, people are inclined to regularly undervalue one of the scarcest assets around – time.
As I understand it, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a first-fiction item by one Robert Galbraith (not the retired doctor from Little Rock) was released last April. With generally positive reviews springing forth, 3,000 or so copies had been sold in England and the U.S. by early July. And then …
MEMPHIS (AP) – A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a state contract mental health counselor to three years in prison for fraud.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has announced a new statewide health and wellness initiative.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans borrowed more in June to buy cars and attend schools. But they were frugal again with their credit cards, indicating many remain wary of taking on high-interest debt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he'd save money if he refinanced the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn't jumped on current low interest rates because "when you're president you have to be a little careful about these transactions."
WASHINGTON (AP) – Freddie Mac earned $5 billion from April through June, the seventh straight profitable quarter for the mortgage giant.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) – Research firm IDC says Apple's iPhone continued to lose market share to Android phones in the second quarter.