VOL. 128 | NO. 222 | Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Shelby County home sales slowed slightly in October, with Realtors selling fewer homes compared to the same month last year, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports.
Early crowds strong for Vesta Home Show
The Vesta Home Show kicked off over the weekend, with large crowds turning out to explore six new homes in a gated Germantown community.
Internationally acclaimed installation and social practice artist Theaster Gates will be in Memphis this week to share some of the beliefs and perspectives that fuel his creative vision.
The Toronto Raptors had just finished practice on the main court at FedExForum. Rudy Gay, long-time Grizzly and current Raptor (for now), sat in a folding chair courtside with a bag of ice on each knee. It was Tuesday afternoon, and less than 24 hours after a two-overtime loss at Houston in which Gay had played 49 minutes, put up 37 shots (making 11) and scored 29 points with 10 rebounds.
A new food and grocery business opening in the Laurelwood Collection this week will seek to draw in foodies and health-conscious shoppers with a distinctive product focus.
You don’t have to be a genius to appreciate Wednesday night’s lecture by author and historian Darrin McMahon at Rhodes College.
There were lots of judges on hand as Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich opened her re-election campaign Sunday, Nov. 10.
The questions are ones Germantown leaders faced from the outset as they began weighing their options after the March 2011 Memphis referendum vote approving a merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
Agape Child & Family Services continues to grow its Families In Transition program, which provides housing to homeless women who have children or are pregnant.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says calling the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” is a “trap.”
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
Google holds the title of world’s most powerful search engine with comScore reporting an estimated 13 billion searches in July of this year compared to the next largest competitor, Bing, with 3.5 million. It’s no wonder why businesses of all sizes are allocating significant financial and labor resources toward improving their Google search rankings, a practice called search engine optimization, or SEO.
Markets bounced around a bit last week due to the continued volley between economic/earnings expectations and interest rate expectations. As a market observer, you must fully grasp this dynamic to translate daily volatility.
FedEx Corp. shares edged up Tuesday after activist investor Daniel Loeb said that he has taken a stake in the shipping company and met with its leadership.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's top five airports will continue to be served by a merged US Airways and American Airlines for the next five years under an agreement with the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world's biggest airline.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would let the merger of American Airlines and US Airways proceed after the two carriers agreed to give up landing and takeoff slots and gates at key airports, notably Washington's Reagan National and New York's LaGuardia. With the agreement, the government hopes to increase access to the nation's busiest airports for low-cost airlines and to maintain flights to smaller cities.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at its stores – two hours earlier than last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court looked back Tuesday at the collapse of energy giant Enron to determine who is protected from retaliation after blowing the whistle on a company's misdeeds.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is praising his choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as someone who doesn't seek the spotlight but consistently delivers good results.