VOL. 133 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 15, 2018
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. will spend $1 billion on a modernization of its Memphis hub over a six-year period, company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith announced Wednesday, March 14.
As expected, the University of Memphis and head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith parted ways on Wednesday, March 14.
NASHVILLE – One of several bills considered retribution against the city of Memphis for the removal of Confederate statues died in a House committee today amid questions about its constitutionality.
Memphis Leadership Foundation aiding nonprofits with back-office support
Each summer, about 150 inner-city youth enjoy For the Kingdom Camp. The purpose is to provide a Christ-centered and challenging camping environment for discipleship, character-building and recreation.
Back in January, the FedEx board approved a $3.2 billion package that had pay raises, bonuses and similar items that have become the corporate reaction to federal tax reform that set a lower rate of taxation for companies that repatriate money they have overseas. There was a mention of $1.5 billion for the Indianapolis hub and unspecified plans for the Memphis hub to come later. And later was yesterday in a pretty modest announcement at Signature Air given the scope of what FedEx has planned for its Super Hub here.
The city will formally dedicate a plaza in honor of the 1968 striking sanitation workers at an April 5 ceremony, one of numerous events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
Come September, Jesse McDonald will be serving wings out of his new food truck, New Wing Order, with a menu that includes wings, Buffalo chicken tacos and barbecue nachos.
With less than a month to file for the August state and federal primary elections, there are still a few decisions to be made by would-be candidates working in the shadows of those running in the May 1 county primary elections.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
Memphis resident Stevie Moore has been waging a war to take illegal guns off the streets since someone shot his son in the head with an AK-47 15 years ago.
In early February, CNN.com published “12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018,” a list of destinations dealing with tourism backlash because of overcrowding and other issues. In my March 1 column, “Coming Around to Cruises,” I mentioned the mode of tourism as a reason many European destinations are overcrowded.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee House subcommittee has approved legislation with in-state tuition for public college students whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Shane Reeves has won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Tennessee Senate.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has dismissed two campaign finance complaints against Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black in her gubernatorial bid.
Declaring enough is enough, tens of thousands of young people from Maine to California walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in one of the biggest student protests since the Vietnam era.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WASHINGTON (AP) – Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking's cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.
SEATTLE (AP) – Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents.
ATLANTA (AP) – Insider trading charges were announced Wednesday against a former Equifax executive who sold his shares for nearly $1 million before the company's massive data breach was revealed to the public and the stock price plunged.
NEW YORK (AP) – Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the "next Steve Jobs" has forfeited control Theranos, the blood testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a "massive fraud."
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami.
In the heart of America's diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump's tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow to be his top economic aide, elevating the influence of a long-time fixture on the CNBC business news network who previously served in the Reagan administration and has emerged as a leading evangelist for tax cuts and a smaller government.