VOL. 129 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Add the burgeoning industrial area in Marshall County, Miss., to the list of communities competing for a significant chunk of the Cummins Inc. jobs that are currently in Memphis.
Crisis Center fields more calls in wake of Robin Williams’ death
The phone rings and rings at the Memphis Crisis Center – 19,000 times in 2013, or 2.2 times every hour, 52 times a day, 365 days a year.
When an F-5 tornado tore through Angela Copeland’s hometown of Moore, Okla., last year, she initially felt helpless.
FedEx has urged Memphis officials to keep tax incentives for businesses in place and suggested that any major changes to the existing program could cause the company to invest elsewhere.
Memphis Made adding taproom as local craft beer scene booms
Some time in October, lovers of local craft beers could enjoy a cold brew in a new tasting room at Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s facility in the Cooper-Young district.
The music nonprofit launched by Memphis music icon David Porter has been busy since its launch in 2012, laying groundwork and assembling talent. Now it’s poised to bring a musical superstar to the city for a bash in October.
Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove pulled the plug Tuesday, Aug. 19, on a proposed November referendum on a citywide half cent sales tax hike.
The leader who guided the merger of the city’s two community colleges announced Tuesday, Aug. 19, that he will retire in June.
It’s no secret Amazon is the subject of intense public scrutiny at the moment over a flurry of controversial decisions from the online retailing giant against some of the publishers with which it does business.
A total of 15 Shelby County Schools made their way off the state’s list of the bottom 5 percent of schools in Tennessee in terms of student performance and proficiency.
Humes Preparatory Academy is no longer in the bottom 5 percent of schools in the state in terms of student achievement, as measured by state education officials.
Shelby County Commission Chairman James Harvey began the group’s Monday, Aug. 18, meeting on a hopeful note.
Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.
The new hire failure rate is astonishing and expensive, and it’s even worse for sales candidates who can be among the toughest to properly vet. Leadership IQ reports that of 20,000 new hires tracked in a recent study, 46 percent failed within 18 months.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported net income that declined by nearly 9 percent in its fiscal first quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.
WASHINGTON (AP) – After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.