VOL. 131 | NO. 1 | Friday, January 1, 2016
A prime piece of Downtown real estate linking Beale Street and the South Main district has been sold.
Things move quickly once it is decided the incumbent mayor will not be returning to City Hall.
OSI Creative has chosen Memphis to pioneer its Mothers and Jobs initiative, a program designed to provide employment for local single mothers.
The development company that wanted to build a speculative industrial park on the former Mall of Memphis site has sold the property instead.
We end 2015 with an eye on the Mississippi River as the city marks the New Year with three major New Year’s Eve outdoor celebrations – one on Beale Street, another in the newly-awakened Overton Square and yet another in the Broad Avenue Arts District.
During a breakfast meet-and-greet with young professionals earlier this fall at International Paper’s newly opened building on its Poplar Avenue campus, IP chairman and CEO Mark Sutton recalled attending an investor day event during his first month on the job.
The iBank Tower, located at 5050 Poplar Ave., has sold for $19.2 million, and for the first time, the same owner controls both the iBank Tower and the nearby Clark Tower at 5100 Poplar Ave.
With backing from the City of Memphis, local neighborhood associations can receive up to $2,500 to make their neighborhoods safer.
The surprise had been gone for a long time. Everyone expected University of Memphis redshirt junior quarterback Paxton Lynch to declare for next spring’s NFL Draft.
In their last game of the 2015 calendar year, the Memphis Grizzlies had survived an epic fourth-quarter scoring drought, climbed above Marc Gasol’s broad shoulders in overtime, and emerged with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat at a happy FedExForum.
As handoffs go, this one was a fumble.
The Tennessee Titans are on the clock. If they lose to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s season finale, the Titans franchise will have the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for the first time since the Houston Oilers took Earl Campbell first overall in 1978.
The black kid across the hall came from Pearl in Nashville and had a full-ride scholarship.
Ray’s Take New Year’s Eve is traditionally a time to make resolutions about what we will do in the coming year. But, since investing is one of those topics that don’t come easy to a lot of people, let’s do something different. Make resolutions of what you will not do.
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Motorists in Tennessee who don't buckle up could face stiffer fines under one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.
NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.
NEW YORK (AP) – The volatile trading that defined 2015 led to a very choppy market for companies wanting to go public.
NEW YORK (AP) – In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed – or endured – by 2015's biggest winners and losers.