VOL. 129 | NO. 182 | Thursday, September 18, 2014
First Lady Tells St. Jude Kids About Being 'Working Mom'
First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 18, was a tightly scripted affair that afforded her an up-close look at the world-renowned hospital and a cross-section of its precocious patients, who she met with in an activity room as they worked on a project.
Memphis International Airport should have a new team of storytellers on board.
Memphis company thankful for drivers as shortage grows
Robert Wright began working as a truck driver for Intermodal Cartage Co. in March 2006, making runs to cities across the Southeast.
FedEx said fiscal first-quarter profits surged to $606 million, driven by gains in its freight, ground and express operations and a share buyback program.
The basic elements of an overhaul of city health insurance and pension benefits got some changes this week at the Memphis City Council. And it looks like the council might put off a vote on pension benefit changes originally set for a vote in October.
The Greater Memphis Chamber says it will work with its partners to help displaced Cargill Inc. employees find new jobs.
A community’s needs are infinite, yet the resources available to provide help are finite.
The political struggle to close the door and lock in changes to city health insurance coverage is proving to be a challenge for the Memphis City Council.
Ela Emami’s startup Care2Manage is an example of how the startup ecosystem in Memphis is supposed to work, and what the fruits of that ecosystem’s labor can be.
Southern Airways Express is moving its primary hub from Olive Branch Airport in DeSoto County to a private terminal located at Memphis International Airport.
Memphis International Airport officials are recommending that RedRover Co. LLC be engaged to help develop an image and marketing campaign for the airport, which is reinventing itself as an origin-and-destination facility.
Ray's take: Target date funds take their name from the year in which an investor plans to retire or stop contributing to savings and is increasingly the default choice for 401K plan contributions.
THEA crops up in crosswords occasionally. In an easy puzzle, it’ll be clued as “Ellington’s ‘Take ___ Train’.” Or “Mr. T’s ‘___ Team’.” In more challenging grids, THEA’s clues include “Actress Gill,” “German author von Harbou,” or “Mother of Eos.” Snobby solvers don’t like any of these clues; thus, they don’t like THEA. That’s about to change. Henceforth, a new clue for THEA will be available. I predict a change of attitude toward the answer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Outgoing state Sen. Jim Summerville, whose behavior has often drawn the ire of his Republican colleagues, has been charged with public intoxication.
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the Tunica Municipal Airport an additional $1.1 million to help pay for a new hangar.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels.
Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.