About James Dowd
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- Business reporter
11/18/2008 - current
Fred's reports slight bump in monthly sales, flat year-to-date
Updated 04/11/2014 at 12:16 a.m.
Memphis-based retailer Fred’s Inc. reported March sales rose only slightly, a sluggish performance that mirrored rival Family Dollar, which Thursday said it will cut jobs and close 370 stores.
Startup Memphis: New vision emerges, new horizons beckon
Updated 04/07/2014 at 12:15 a.m.
It's time to start up, Memphis. That's how I opened this column when it debuted in 2011 and in the years since the local entrepreneurial ecosystem has done just that and undergone a remarkable transformation.
Sisterhood Showcase on hold; complaint alleges financial irregularities
Published 04/02/2014 at 5:21 p.m.
With Sisterhood Showcase on hold, complaint seeks $2.7M against former execs at Grace Magazine
Jim Vining named master entrepreneur by exclusive business club
Published 03/29/2014 at 3 p.m.
Three decades after co-founding an investment firm in Memphis that now trades assets worth $200 billion a year, Jim Vining honored by Society of Entrepreneurs.
Wunderlich to be inducted into Society of Entrepreneurs
Updated 03/29/2014 at 12:30 a.m.
Started in 1997, Wunderlich firm now manages $8 billion
Now on the market, Harrah's in search of buyers
Updated 03/27/2014 at 9:06 p.m.
Hunt is on for a new owner for massive Harrah's Casino resort
Large honored by Society of Entrepreneurs
Published 03/27/2014 at 11:21 a.m.
Data Facts originated with an idea: I can do this
Society of Entrepreneurs honors Gerber/Taylor
Published 03/26/2014 at 6:44 p.m.
Gerber and Taylor to be inducted into Society of Entrepreneurs
Roll of dice ending for Harrah's Tunica
Updated 03/26/2014 at 7:22 p.m.
Twenty years after the casino boom reshaped Tunica, the region is bracing for the closing of its largest gambling house.
Fitz Casino in Tunica sold for $62 million
Published 03/24/2014 at 3:16 p.m.
The Fitz Casino in North Mississippi’s Tunica County is changing hands, thanks to a $62 million deal that will transfer ownership of the gaming and hotel site from the Majestic Star Casinos to Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts.
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