VOL. 128 | NO. 124 | Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Memphis City Council members raised the city property tax rate Tuesday, June 26, by four cents above the recertified tax rate and put the rest of a turbulent budget season to rest.
Metal Museum celebrates work of apprentices past and present
Matthew Snape was working for a blacksmith in his native United Kingdom when he got the opportunity to do a demonstration at the Metal Museum.
By Friday, June 28, as many as 300 central office employees of the consolidated school system will be without a job as the schools merger is about to become official with the July 1 start of the new fiscal year.
ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia-Pacific is converting its acquisition of Buckeye Technologies Inc. to a merger that requires a shareholder vote because of regulatory inquiries.
A government watchdog report released last week pointed to delays in setting up consumer assistance programs in states that have opted for federally run health insurance marketplaces, like Tennessee.
Early voting in advance of the July 16 special elections on forming suburban school districts opens Wednesday, June 26, at the Shelby County Election Commission offices Downtown at 157 Poplar Ave.
After working to help grow Obsidian Public Relations’ branch in Dallas since early 2012, Kerri Guyton has returned to Memphis to take over daily management of the PR firm’s local team.
Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.
Years ago psychologist Martin Seligman discovered a dramatic correlation between a salesperson's optimistic outlook and his ability to close sales. Optimists do indeed sell more than pessimists – 33 percent more. They handle rejection more easily; in fact, rejection increases persistence. Plus, they are more likely to stay motivated on their own and less likely to give up when a sales call doesn’t go well.
All eyes were on Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke last week, as the Federal Open Market Committee held its June meeting, followed by a Bernanke press conference. Let’s first remember how we got here.
LENOIR CITY (AP) – Volkswagen has opened a $40 million facility in Tennessee to distribute parts for Passat sedans made by the German automaker's nearby assembly plant.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Jackson, Miss., law firm of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada is announcing Tuesday the opening of an office on London.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. housing recovery is strengthening. Factories are fielding more orders. And Americans' confidence in the economy has reached its highest point in 5.5 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A deeply divided Supreme Court threw out the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, a decision deplored by the White House but cheered by mostly Southern states now free from nearly 50 years of intense federal oversight of their elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage guarantee giants, and shift more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector.