VOL. 129 | NO. 39 | Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close 10 Memphis schools with the new school year.
Popularity of e-cigarettes grows though risks unclear
Create A Cig, located in a strip mall on Poplar Avenue across from East High School, is not just an electronic cigarette retail store.
Deutsche Bank allegedly discriminated against minority neighborhoods in the Memphis area in the way it handled bank-owned properties, according to a complaint filed with the federal government.
Two months after all sides in the federal court case over the reformation of public education in Shelby County settled their remaining differences over the formation of suburban school districts, the judge in the case is about to review a new part of the three-year-old lawsuit.
The annual year-end commentary from Memphis-based Southeastern Asset Management always provides an instructive look at the economic landscape and a peek at the playbook of an investment firm led by a pair of prominent Memphis businessmen.
The first reviews of the tentative Shelby County Schools rezoning plan for students were positive, with the plan winning applause Monday, Feb. 24, from parents in the Shelby Forest area.
You hear it all the time: A freshman needs to know his place. And although University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner didn’t say that to forward Austin Nichols, and teammates didn’t tell him to stand down, there was an element of hesitation in his game.
Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.
Referred prospects offer one of the strongest returns of any marketing or sales strategy you can deploy. After all, a good referral costs nothing to generate and a referred prospect is much more likely to become a customer than an average lead.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Thousands of Tennesseans have signed a petition supporting the state's Common Core standards amid efforts by some lawmakers to do away with them.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make a counterproposal to Tennessee's efforts to carve out a special deal for Medicaid expansion.
JPMorgan Chase plans to eliminate a total of 8,000 jobs this year as its mortgage business shrinks and as the giant bank aims to control costs at its branches.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Eli Lilly and Co.'s experimental injectable diabetes treatment dulaglutide fared on par in a late-stage study with another drug that's already on the market.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.