VOL. 128 | NO. 6 | Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Two months after voters – most of them Memphians – rejected a countywide sales tax hike, there is a new proposal for a citywide sales tax hike to go on the ballot later this year in a special election.
Home organization businesses aim to eradicate closet chaos
In late 2011, Lydia Bors-Koefoed of Cordova was preparing for her daughter’s wedding and realized she needed a little extra help.
Memphis City Council members approved $12 million in funding for the coming design and renovation of Liberty Bowl stadium to make it comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Memphis-based Highland Capital Management LLC and Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, which entered the Memphis market a few years ago, are merging.
The Shelby County District Attorney General’s office and attorneys for the owners of Club Crave have been talking privately since prosecutors got the court order that closed the Beale Street nightspot during the Christmas holidays as a public nuisance.
Dr. George Huang of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is attempting to develop a revolutionary new root canal treatment that would actually regrow infected and lost pulp tissue in the roots of diseased teeth.
The James Lee House redevelopment is moving along in Victorian Village.
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
Despite what you may believe about how price-sensitive consumers are given the economic realities of late, Oracle’s “Customer Experience Impact Report” indicates 86 percent of customers would pay 25 percent more for a better customer experience.
To celebrate the New Year, we’ll begin this week’s column with an unconventional source of wisdom for business, the great Persian poet Hafiz:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A legislative bill passed two sessions ago is catching up with students who have lottery scholarships, and many find their funding severely cut.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers convened Tuesday for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly that is expected to take up measures ranging from allowing wine in supermarkets to permitting teachers to be armed in school.
NASHVILLE (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell's attempt to reel in the number of bills introduced each legislative session was met with resistance among some of her Republican colleagues as the legislative session got under way on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessean newspaper and a group of Tennessee news organizations have asked a judge to open records from the Department of Children's Services, arguing that the public needs information that would reveal how the state handled cases where children they had investigated died or nearly died.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers borrowed more in November to buy cars and attend school, but stayed cautious with their credit cards.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns.