VOL. 128 | NO. 238 | Friday, December 6, 2013
Despite the looming possibility of winter weather, more than 20,000 people are still prepared to hit the streets this Saturday for the 12th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, a series of races designed to raise awareness of and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Shelby County Schools system aims to boost third-grade reading proficiency
For Shelby County Schools officials, there hasn’t been much time to wonder about the second part of the historic reformation of public education in Shelby County.
Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. is getting up to $40 million in an equity capital investment that will be used to expand several company divisions.
BizChair.com, an Internet retailer that specializes in selling chairs and furniture for offices, schools, restaurants, medical facilities, and homes, has inked a lease for around 382,500 square feet at 8631 Polk Lane, inside Olive Branch Distribution Center in Olive Branch, Miss.
The business of banking isn’t exactly a picnic at the moment for a company like First Horizon National Corp., which has made big strides toward lowering its risk profile but continues to see lower near-term profitability than it would like.
Plans for a fifth leg of the Wolf River Greenway in North Memphis are getting $271,305 in state funding awarded through the local Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Federal Court lawsuit over conditions at the Arlington Developmental Center is over after 21 years.
Not so long ago, forward Ed Davis entering a Grizzlies game cued a barrage of negative tweets and even a few scattered boos.
A few thoughts going forward in the wake of the ending to the Iron Bowl last weekend:
As planning director for the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Planning and Development, Josh Whitehead wears the hat of a mediator – a facilitator of wishes among government, private business, developers and citizens.
ONE SCREW. ONE CENT. ONCE UPON A TIME.
The responsible parties have done their parts – the accountants have certified the numbers, the lawyers have drawn up the contracts and the publicists have prepared a glowing press release. The buyer can already envision the return on investment and the seller is making plans for a new beach house. What could possibly go wrong?
NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.
NEW YORK (AP) – Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices.