VOL. 128 | NO. 129 | Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission had a busy last few days before it went into limbo last week.
Habitat ReStore helps revive dormant shopping center
Memphis resident Geraldine Harris has been shopping at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore since it opened two years ago, finding discount prices and unique items she couldn’t locate anywhere else.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to hire a city “revenue officer” as a next step in efforts to change financial practices at City Hall.
Construction gets underway later this month on a 41,000-square-foot Mercedes-Benz dealership in Collierville that will include a 16,000-square-foot showroom and provide about 50 new jobs for the area.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Monday, July 1, the Midtown mansion that has been home to the 19th Century Club on Union Avenue for most of the 20th century and some of the 21st will probably be demolished.
Kela Jones has carved out a niche building the fundraising arms of Memphis-based nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.
Linguistics is the study of human language. Since a sales pitch is essentially just a conversation between two people, those with a deep understanding of the nuances behind the spoken word – or linguistics – will find more success in the sales profession.
MEMPHIS (AP) – A citizens group is seeking help in raising money to build a home for veterans who need long-term care and rehabilitation services.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennesseans facing a cut in their unemployment benefits are getting a reprieve – thanks to the federal government.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories rose in May, helped by a third straight month of stronger business investment. The gains suggest manufacturing may be picking up after a weak start to the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in two-thirds of U.S. cities in May, as steady hiring encouraged more of those out of work to look for jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve approved higher requirements for the amount of capital reserves banks must hold to cushion against unexpected losses. The change is aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from Medicare.