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Like Willy Wonka, this Memphis chocolatier wants his sweets to tell stories

Sep 5, 2022
With flavors like barbecue, cornbread and banana pudding, Phillip Ashley Rix found an unfilled niche in the luxury chocolate world.
A box of luxury chocolates from Phillip Ashley Rix.
(Courtesy Rix)

Low-wage workers are reviving Dr. King's 1968 Poor People's Campaign

May 8, 2018
Low-wage workers have jobs, but many still live in poverty. So thousands of them, along with clergy and activists, are working to try and change that.
Kentucky Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Courtesy of Steve Pavey
The new visitors’ center at Graceland, called Elvis Presley’s Memphis, includes museums, restaurants and gift shops. It opens on Thursday and represents the largest expansion of the Memphis tourist attraction since it opened in 1982. 
Courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises

Prince's Paisley Park will open its doors to fans

Aug 26, 2016
Prince's museum will be run by a firm with ties to Elvis Presley's Graceland.
Music fans visit a memorial created outside Paisley Park, the home and studio of Prince.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

My Economy: In Memphis, it all happens at night

Dec 21, 2015
The holidays are a boon for a city with a FedEx hub.

Memphis mayor to feds, 'Do something!'

Dec 27, 2012
Memphis, Tenn., is the poorest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census. And Mayor AC Wharton worries that inaction on the fiscal cliff would have a drastic impact on already cash-strapped residents.

Memphis tries to lure its natives home

Aug 20, 2012
Memphis -- a city that has struggled with population decline and high unemployment -- wants its native sons and daughters to help fuel a comeback.

For public good, not for profit.

Memphis mayor on the city's recovery

Dec 28, 2011
In the summer of 2010, Memphis was filled with abandoned houses and other effects of the subprime crisis. A year and a half later, how's the city doing?

MID-DAY UPDATE: Economic news bad. Stock prices good.

Jul 22, 2010
/**/ Sales of previously occupied homes fell in June; new unemployment benefit plans rose. Yet at this writing, Wall Street's jumping. What d...