VOL. 129 | NO. 147 | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
International Paper reported second quarter earnings of $161 million Tuesday, July 29, a $98 million drop from the second quarter a year ago when IP reported net earnings of $259 million.
Green Machine celebrates one year of mobile groceries
When the Green Machine Mobile Food Market rolled up to University Place a year ago – the market being housed inside a lime green retired MATA bus – the first customer was a 103-year-old former school teacher in a wheelchair.
The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program – or TCAP – test data for Shelby County Schools students in grades 3-8 shows 41.7 percent were proficient or advanced in math, with 41 percent proficient or advanced in reading and 52 percent proficient or advanced in science.
Cameron Kitchin is leaving his position as director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to become director of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
The state-run Achievement School District grew its math proficiency percentages in its second school year by 2.2 percentage points, reading and language arts by 3.4 percentage points and science proficiency percentages by half a percentage point – all compared to the previous 2012-2013 school year.
City engineers heard a lot of opposition Tuesday, July 29, to not only the recent changes to Riverside Drive by Tom Lee Park but also the way the city went about the conversion of the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian access only.
Memphis City Council members will at least discuss an alternative health insurance plan next month.
ABF Freight System Inc. appears poised to significantly expand its Memphis presence, but company officials aren’t saying it’s a done deal just yet.
Seven of the top 10 precincts for early voter turnout through this past weekend and the first of two weeks of early voting in Shelby County are in the suburbs.
The arrival of his digital product design company’s fifth birthday finds Simple Focus owner JD Graffam in a different position from where his firm started out in 2009.
The Memphis Grizzlies would like to activate Tom Lee Park while generating a community-wide discussion about the highest and best use of green spaces.
The University of Memphis placed seventh in the preseason poll at American Athletic Conference Media Days on Tuesday, July 29, in Newport, R.I.
Carley Cianciolo Kirby has joined Literacy Mid-South as community engagement coordinator. In her new role, Kirby will be responsible for the Mid-South Book Festival, which this year is scheduled for Sept. 25-28, as well as the citywide reading campaigns and Literacy Mid-South’s new school fundraising initiative.
There’s no denying virtual scrapbooking site Pinterest’s explosive growth, now boasting more than 40 million active users per month. The Webs 2014 Small Business Digital Usage Survey cites 20 percent of small businesses who use social media view Pinterest as a top social media channel for marketing their businesses.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Priscilla Presley is scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel at Graceland, the Memphis tourist attraction at the longtime home of her late ex-husband, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they are baffled by a letter that Gov. Bill Haslam sent to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
ATLANTA (AP) — In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama's administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global warming.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season.