VOL. 128 | NO. 86 | Thursday, May 2, 2013
Memphis-based International Paper Co. reported net earnings Thursday, May 2, of $318 million for the first quarter of 2013, a $130 million increase from a year ago.
Memphis-made VeinViewer increasing patient satisfaction at hospitals
A provision of the Affordable Care Act that ties patient satisfaction to reimbursement has been a boon for medical device maker Christie Medical Holdings Inc.
Smith & Nephew PLC said it will start a $300 million share buyback program and buy an Indian orthopedic trauma company, after a first-quarter slump in profit.
A new round of talks about the schools merger and municipal school districts is about to begin.
Later this month, three independent retail shops that stretch from Oxford, Miss., to East Memphis will join forces Downtown for a one-day “pop-up shop” event that includes food and music.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell refers to county government as “wholesale level government.”
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
As supervising attorney over both the Judge’s Action Center and the Office of Advocate for Noncustodial Parents at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court, Tom Coupé works to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society are being fairly and equally represented.
Ray’s Take Modern Portfolio Theory argues it’s essential to determine the right mix of investments for your portfolio so your level of risk tolerance is balanced with opportunities gained. A portfolio of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds has long been considered a standard.
In last week’s column, I told how a guy from another city and state who spends his winters in Belize wound up with a dead ringer for my phone number on a cell phone he bought in that country. Starting with Belize’s country code, 501, being identical to Arkansas’ 501 area code and continuing through each and every one of the last seven digits, “George’s” cell number is identical to my home land line.
Brad Martin, the newly appointed interim president of the University of Memphis who once hired Gov. Bill Haslam as an executive at Saks Inc., has been named by Pilot Flying J to oversee an internal investigation into FBI allegations of fraudulent business practices involving rebates to trucking customers.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Proponents of a new set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading say they're needed to better prepare students for college and the workforce, but critics of the measures contend they don't know enough about them and are concerned about the federal government's involvement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped a veteran Democratic congressman to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a top fundraiser and former lobbyist to head up the Federal Communications Commission.