Max Garland, Commercial Appeal

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Recent articles by Max:

With curfew looming, sixth night of protests begins in Memphis

Protests opposing police brutality and the death of George Floyd began for a sixth night in Memphis. Tonight, the city will be under curfew at 10 p.m. → Read More

Memphis home services companies stay resilient amid COVID-19, see cleaning demand rise

Memphis home services firms are seeing some unexpected benefits as they adapt to safety guidelines, according to owners. → Read More

Here's when each Tunica-area casino will reopen and what safety measures are in place

Here are the reopening dates and measures being taken among casinos in the Tunica area, just south of Memphis. → Read More

Southland Casino Racing reopens in limited fashion to long line of patrons

“I love it when I win, I love it when I lose,” said Lloyd McKinney, who was among the dozens waiting in line for Southland to reopen at 9 a.m. → Read More

FedEx, Microsoft announce FedEx Surround service, multiyear collaboration

FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide a range of data-driven business services. → Read More

FedEx's Fred Smith optimistic about economic recovery as e-commerce booms, China awakens

“I would say we saw the lowest point, we believe, in mid-April, and there is a resurgence in some industrial shipping now,” said FedEx CEO Fred Smith. → Read More

Southland Casino Racing set to reopen May 18 as Tunica competition awaits next steps

Southland Casino Racing is set to reopen Monday, while its competition in Mississippi awaits the go-ahead from state officials. → Read More

FedEx pilots union chief calls out FAA on COVID-19 safety measures

As FedEx transports supplies for the U.S. government's COVID-19 relief efforts, the head of its pilots union says regulators must do more. → Read More

Wolfchase Galleria reopening: Many stores still closed as new guidelines take effect

As of Sunday, 35 stores at the mall were open again, according to its website. Wolfchase has more than 120 stores in all. → Read More

COVID-19 cases climb at Bartlett juvenile residential facility, 45 of 48 tested positive

An additional 17 children in a Bartlett juvenile residential facility have tested positive for COVID-19 after a second round of mass testing. → Read More

Officials say they are 'pleased' with reopening of Memphis, Shelby County so far

Three days into Shelby County’s reopening plan, officials said they were pleased with what they’ve seen as the economy opens back up. → Read More

FedEx: Sen. Cory Booker's claims on Newark hub COVID-19 safety a 'misunderstanding'

FedEx responded to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's letter that demanded answers on the company's workplace safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

FedEx hiring down amid COVID-19 despite rise in e-commerce shipments, data shows

FedEx listed 1,290 job openings on its website as of April 21, down from 3,400 job openings as of March 14, according to a dataset from Thinknum. → Read More

COVID-19 deaths among FedEx workers in Newark leave families, employees questioning company’s response

The deaths of FedEx employees in Newark follow allegations that workers haven't been notified of COVID-19 cases or received delayed notification. → Read More

FedEx deaths: Who protects workers' safety during the pandemic?

At least eight FedEx workers have died after experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, and OSHA says stronger oversight is not on the horizon. → Read More

Restaurants, retail slow to reopen in areas outside Memphis as business reboot begins

“Man, there’s a lot of rules, but it’s OK because we’re trying to survive,” said Juan Balboa, manager of Margaritas in Oakland, Tennessee. → Read More

The U.S. Postal Service is in trouble. What does that mean for FedEx?

The U.S. Postal Service is unlikely to shut down due to COVID-19, but any operational changes to keep it afloat could ripple to FedEx, experts say. → Read More

At FedEx Memphis hub, about 10 confirmed cases and workers fear preventable COVID-19 exposure

In Memphis, multiple FedEx employees fear the risk of exposure among the hub’s approximately 11,000 workers. → Read More

FedEx Freight furloughing some employees due to coronavirus impact

FedEx Freight is implementing furloughs for some FedEx Freight employees due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the company said. → Read More

Three people, including a child, killed in series of Saturday shootings in Memphis

Four shootings in Memphis on Saturday left one child and two men dead, according to the Memphis Police Department. → Read More