VOL. 129 | NO. 15 | Thursday, January 23, 2014
When most of the members of the Memphis City Council were elected in 2007 in the largest turnover of seats in the history of the council, some of the new members made their first priority increasing the ranks of the Memphis Police Department.
Conduit Global call center to create 1,000 jobs
Conduit Global will hire 1,000 people over the next three to five years to staff a large call center in Shelby County, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Andre Mouton, director of investment at the Singapore-based boutique investment firm Angaros Group, traveled to Memphis last year to participate in the “Investor Day” for Seed Hatchery, the startup accelerator whose programming culminates with participating startups to make funding pitches to investors.
Toward the end of his run as Memphis City Schools superintendent, Kriner Cash talked of a switch in schools to digital devices for learning away from school.
Fundraisers and other campaign events for judicial candidates are difficult.
Retired Memphis Police Major Ron Fittes opened his campaign for Shelby County Commission Tuesday, Jan. 21, by telling a group of more than 80 supporters in Germantown that the commission will be his full-time job if elected.
Ray’s Take Around half of all workers older than 55 have less than $50,000 saved for retirement. We hear this message over and over along with warnings that many Americans may never be able to afford to quit working. Some respond by effectively giving up hope. Others keep saving, but live in constant anxiety that it probably won’t be enough. They may be fine and not even know it!
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”
The proposed Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) needs to be rejected. While most of the recent debate has been confined to the impact on education funding, there are several more serious issues with the TDZ.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would let students at public colleges and universities use their campus identification card to vote is dead this session.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's mayors say U.S. cities have largely rebounded since the economic downturn. They want Congress to work together to bring more stability to the financial markets.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.
NEW YORK (AP) – Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers.
NEW YORK (AP) – The hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find.