VOL. 128 | NO. 242 | Thursday, December 12, 2013
Borrowers are still rushing to lock in low rates, take advantage of a seemingly improving economy and get those keys to a new home in their hands.
Poplar corridor becoming hotbed for new eateries
If you blink, you might miss a new restaurant opening along the Poplar Avenue corridor in East Memphis.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is now pushing final votes on any ballpark deal into the new year.
Shelby County home sales appear to be in seasonal slowdown mode, with agents selling fewer homes compared to the same month last year, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports.
The Memphis Chapter of The Appraisal Institute presented veteran real estate appraiser Robert Stephenson with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, Dec. 5.
The last of the suburban schools agreements is making its way through a set of votes that should settle who gets what schools and the end of the federal court lawsuit contesting the formation of the six municipal school districts.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says his letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the terms of a possible Medicaid expansion in Tennessee means ongoing talks between his administration and Sebelius’ office will continue.
Carver High School has survived another attempt to close it.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
At the end of his first semester of college, Josh Baker of Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC traded in the bright orange of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the desert khaki of the United States Marine Corps.
Social media is a terrific opportunity to engage with the marketplace and build brand loyalty. Unfortunately, along with the reward comes risk. When a social media campaign backfires, your failure can be quite public.
With another successful earnings season in the books, earnings news will move to the backburner for financial market observers. In the midst of this earnings vacuum, economic news moves to the forefront, as investors try to determine if the strong earnings will be sustainable via a healing economy. Or, if the economic support is beginning to deteriorate, perhaps earnings have peaked.
Last week, I thanked all who had weighed in on the issue of stopping unwanted calls from marketers. One contributor (“Tanya”) sent me what was represented as something that had helped “cut down on phone calls to me.”
MEMPHIS (AP) – Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has won the NBA's community assist award for November for his work in the community.
WASHINGTON (AP) – About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
WASHINGTON (AP) – As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government ran a much smaller deficit through the first two months of the budget year than the same period last year, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.