Ted Evanoff, Commercial Appeal

Ted Evanoff

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Recent articles by Ted:

UAW-GM strike isn't weighing on economy of Tennessee or the nation — for now

GM strike hasn’t slowed the manufacturing economy in Tennessee or threatened to topple the nation into a recession → Read More

Greater Memphis Auto Dealers Association unveils car mechanics' school

First class of 39 students is on pace to graduate within two years, most of them owing no school debt, and find permanent jobs at auto dealers. → Read More

As deadline looms, GM Spring Hill workers braced for strike if UAW walks out

Analysts expect a strike if GM and UAW bargainers are unable to agree on terms for a new four-year contract by the midnight Saturday deadline. → Read More

Temp workers at center stage as GM, UAW bargain new labor contract in Detroit

Ten years after a taxpayer bail out, GM and the UAW face a strike deadline as both sides spar over employment levels in auto plants. → Read More

Could 'Bluff City Law,' Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Smits stoke Memphis boom?

For tourism to boom, Memphis TV series must show African Americans, and by extension everyone in the nation, can struggle and succeed. → Read More

One of the last original striking sanitation workers of 1968, Baxter Leach, has died

In 1968, Leach was instrumental in signing up sanitation workers to their AFSCME-backed union protesting already inhumane working conditions. → Read More

Angela Rye says a Dixiecrat holds back Memphis. Is it really white men, or is it the tax base?

Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer doesn’t need an outside firebrand to speak for her. She can say what she thinks. She ought to. She calls herself an activist. → Read More

Recording studio, record label proposed for Downtown Memphis by LA talent manager

LA talent manager Samuel Aroutiounian sets sights on Memphis musical artists with new record label and recording studio. → Read More

Evanoff: FedEx divorced Amazon, a split likely to define FedEx as online shopping surges

FedEx no longer will deliver for Amazon. Wonder what this means for Memphis? It’s like Ben telling Jerry, “Ice cream? Who wants to be in ice cream?’’ → Read More

Evanoff: FedEx cargo decline a sign of 'transportation recession.' What does this mean for economy?

Dialing back the Amazon business doesn’t entirely explain the cargo decline at Memphis International, the largest U.S. cargo airport. → Read More

Midtown mainstay Babalu's owner seeks buyer after chain declares bankruptcy

Babalu's will seek a buyer and keep its taco and tapas-style eateries open as it steers through federal bankruptcy court. → Read More

Evanoff: How do we tame episodes of workplace violence, like we saw at Southaven Walmart?

Background checks, active shooter drills and security guards are no longer enough to tame workplace violence, expert says, recommending bosses step up → Read More

Nissan slashing jobs worldwide following shift reductions in Canton, Mississippi

Financially struggling Nissan Motor Co. will cut about 9% of its global workforce under a turnaround plan announced in Japan → Read More

The future of Mud Island River Park: Is it too far gone, too far away?

Mud Island River Park is too worn by time, too hard to get to and too little used to ever be what its founders intended, Carol Coletta says → Read More

Evanoff: Memphis remembers 'the Eagle has landed' on July 20, 1969

Amid social chaos and assassination came the singular moon landing in 1969 and the never-forgotten words: 'The Eagle has landed.' → Read More

Evanoff: Is Memphis the next California for farming? Conservationists want to find out

World Wildlife Fund has geared up the Next California project to study whether the Delta can grow vegetables on a scale large. → Read More

Evanoff: Where's the beef? Memphis. Investors plan 800,000-acre cattle range in Mid-South

“If I had 800,000 head of grass-fed cattle, I could sell every single head,” Memphis investor Bill Townsend said. “That’s exactly where the market is today.” → Read More

Pro-union? Anti-union? Chattanooga hears it all on eve of UAW election

VW and UAW prepare for a critical union election in East Tennessee → Read More

VW Chattanooga union election dates are set for June

UAW comes back for election vote following union defeat in 2014 → Read More

Nissan autoworkers in Tennessee, Mississippi have stake in merger proposal

A deal would put in one camp the maker of Dodge pickups, Jeep SUVs and Nissan’s competing fleet of the Titan, Rogue and Pathfinder. → Read More