VOL. 129 | NO. 16 | Friday, January 24, 2014
Sharp Corp. will stop making solar panels at its Memphis manufacturing plant by the end of March, leaving more than 300 employees out of a job.
Pink Palace IMAX theater makes transition to 3-D
When it opened in the early 1990s, the IMAX theater at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum was state of the art.
The night before Conduit Global announced this week it will hire 1,000 people to staff a large call center in Shelby County, representatives of the company stayed at The Peabody hotel.
Conduit Global’s announcement this week that it is locating a call center in Shelby County that will employ 1,000 people was a breath of fresh air for local office real estate professionals.
You couldn’t call it a debate.
It was only fitting that for the Grizzlies to finally crawl back over .500 at 20-19 on Jan. 17, they had to rally from a seven-point deficit in the last 4:01 of the fourth quarter at FedExForum to beat the Sacramento Kings 91-90.
I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.
DRIVING US CRAZY. I write about things Memphis, and there’s nothing more Memphis than the idiots on our roads. Our driving is like our unpredictable, even dangerous creativity, our shtick of doing old things in new ways and scaring people to death while we’re at it.
These days, the way in which you present yourself has become more complicated. It’s no longer just about being well groomed with a firm handshake. Your Facebook page, LinkedIn account, email address, business cards and phone number all say something about you. They are all pieces of your personal brand.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The full Senate is scheduled to vote next week on a proposal to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets, while a House committee that derailed last year's version is set to consider reviving the measure.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Thousands of state employees in Arkansas found a surprise in their bank accounts Wednesday.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to reduce their power usage in an effort to deal with subfreezing temperatures that are causing a high demand for electricity across the southeast.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Young Americans from low-income families are as likely to move into the ranks of the affluent today as those born in the 1970s, according to a report by several top academic experts on inequality.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits ticked up 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, a level consistent with steady job gains.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says that President Barack Obama's budget for next year will be released on March 4, about one month behind schedule.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it will auction a new Treasury security with variable interest rates next week. It will be the first new Treasury security offered in 17 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of existing U.S. homes edged up slightly in December, helping to lift sales for the year to the highest level in seven years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – It may just be the start of a new trend. The uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as expanded coverage rolled out under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey released Thursday has found.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.