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1. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.
2. Back to the Gridiron
- Monday, August 27, 2012
It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.
“This is the longest day of the year,” he said.
3. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill
- Monday, January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.
4. Weirich Addresses Complexity of Sex Abuse Laws
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich knew the questions were coming when Memphis Police Department brass said Monday, Dec. 12, they are investigating child sexual abuse allegations passed on to them by leaders of the Amateur Athletic Union Friday, Dec. 9.
5. UPTA Gives Aspiring Theater Workers Chance in Slow Economy
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Anyone searching for a job these days knows they are up against thousands of invisible applicants. Theater actors and technicians, though, often see their competition firsthand.
Friday through Monday the 17th Unified Professional Theatre Auditions convention takes place at Playhouse on the Square and the Memphis Marriott Downtown, an event drawing hundreds of hopeful actors and technicians seeking work in a down market.
6. Interstate Brands Renews, Expands Lease
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Interstate Brands Corp. has renewed and expanded its lease in the Germantown Park - Kimbrough Building in Cordova, more than doubling its footprint.
7. Panel Sounds Off on New Financial Reform Bill
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The newly inked financial reform bill that spans 2,000 pages was unavoidably necessary medicine for the banking and finance industries.
That was the basic takeaway from a panel discussion Tuesday on regulatory reform hosted by the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
8. Obama Signs Sweeping Financial Overhaul Into Law
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Reveling in victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression, a package that aims to protect consumers and ensure economic stability from Main Street to Wall Street.
9. Obama Slams Wall Street Ways While Asking Support
- Friday, April 23, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama rebuked Wall Street for risky practices Thursday even as he sought its leaders' help for "updated, commonsense" banking regulations to head off any new financial crisis.
10. Fed Looking Into Insurance Contracts on Greek Debt
- Friday, February 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Thursday that the central bank is examining arrangements Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms have with Greece involving high-risk financial instruments.
11. Bayh Cites Strident Partisanship in Leaving Senate
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren't buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.
12. 3 Democrats – 2 Senators, 1 Governor – to Retire
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor – all Democrats – ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.
13. Congress Probing SEC's Madoff Failure
- Friday, September 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is reopening its inquiry into the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's failure to detect the multibillion-dollar fraud conducted for more than a decade by Bernard Madoff, this time seeking answers from the agency watchdog and potential lessons for lawmakers in crafting new financial rules.
14. Democrat Resists Subpoenaing VIP Mortgage Records
- Monday, August 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have declined to subpoena available records that might reveal whether other members of Congress got discounted VIP mortgages from subprime lender Countrywide Financial Corp. similar to the sweetheart deals given Democratic Sens. Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad.
15. Paulson Defends His Response to Economic Crisis
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Wednesday defended his response to the economic crisis last year as an imperfect, but necessary rescue that spared the U.S. financial market from total collapse.
16. White House, Hospitals Reach Deal on Health Care
- Thursday, July 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's hospitals will give up $155 billion in future Medicare and Medicaid payments to help defray the cost of President Barack Obama's health care plan, a concession the White House hopes will boost an overhaul effort that's hit a roadblock in Congress.
17. Senate Off to a Rocky Start on Health Care
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday began writing legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, but its historic first step was overshadowed by partisan anger and cost problems that troubled lawmakers on both sides.
18. Dodd's Wife Serves on Health Care Company Boards
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of a senator playing a lead role on a national health care overhaul sits on the boards of four health care companies, one of several examples of lawmakers with ties to the medical industry.
19. Kennedy Health Plan Aids Elders, Young Adults
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Proposals that would help disabled seniors and healthy young adults are among dozens of provisions tucked into sweeping health care legislation that senators will begin considering next week.
20. US Senate Dems to Start Work Next Week on Health Care
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats announced plans Tuesday to begin committee work next week on health care legislation designed to assure coverage for millions of Americans who now lack it, a key objective of the Obama administration.
21. Obama Will Broaden Bailout Spending
- Tuesday, January 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama's top economic adviser told congressional leaders Monday that the incoming president would broaden goals for using the remaining $350 billion financial bailout and insure transparency and oversight.
22. Bush: Lawmakers ‘Must Listen,’ Vote Yes on Rescue Plan
- Friday, October 03, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush said Thursday “a lot of people are watching” to see if Congress will enact the $700 billion financial rescue plan he called the best chance to restore calm to the financial industry.
23. Financial Bailout Agreement Reached
- Friday, September 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Warned of a possible financial panic, key Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday to a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.
24. Paulson Urges Quick Action on $700B Bailout
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the “mother of all bailouts” – a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation’s credit markets.
25. McCain Says Fed Should Stop Government Bailouts
- Monday, September 22, 2008
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Republican John McCain said Friday the Federal Reserve needs to stop bailing out failed financial institutions.
The Republican presidential hopeful said the Fed should get back to "its core business of responsibly managing our money supply and inflation" and he laid out several recommendations for stabilizing markets in the financial crisis that has rocked Wall Street and commanded the dialogue in the presidential campaign.
26. Fed, Central Banks Move to Boost Global Confidence
- Friday, September 19, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression forced the Federal Reserve and central banks in other countries to pump billions of dollars into the world's banking system in an urgent bid to stop further damage.
27. Congress Weighs Fate of Fannie, Freddie
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Congress should view the next few months as a “time out” in the highly charged debate over what to do with mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
28. House OKs Rescue for Homeowners, Freddie, Fannie
- Friday, July 25, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rescue legislation sailed through the House on Wednesday aimed at helping 400,000 strapped homeowners avoid foreclosure and preventing the collapse of troubled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
29. Reality Trumps Ideology In Fannie-Freddie Rescue
- Tuesday, July 22, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Odd alliances are at work as President Bush and congressional Democrats band together to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The push to reassure markets that the mortgage giants are financially healthy has thrust Republicans – who have never liked the idea of government-sponsored mortgage companies – into the arms of Democrats, who long have championed Fannie’s and Freddie’s mission of helping low- and middle-income Americans buy homes.
30. Fannie, Freddie Rescue Pushes Housing Aid
- Tuesday, July 15, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A foreclosure aid plan that was facing a sluggish trip through Congress has a powerful new engine behind it: the Bush administration's urgent request to rescue mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
31. Democrats Push for MoreHelp for Economy
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Democratic lawmakers said Sunday that Congress should pass a second economic aid plan that would focus on helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and increasing spending on bridges, roads and transit systems.
32. Regulators Say Banking Industry Strong Despite Current Problems
- Wednesday, March 05, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Banking and savings and loan institution regulators insisted Tuesday that the system remains strong despite precipitous declines in earnings sparked by the mortgage crisis.
33. Mortgage Industry Group Says Loan Workouts Grow to 1 million; Critics say Efforts Fall Short
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A banking industry group says lenders have helped more than 1 million troubled borrowers from last July through January, though critics say the response to the mortgage mess falls short.
34. Tennesseans Give $1MTo Presidential Hopefuls
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tennesseans have given more than $1 million to announced presidential candidates, according to disclosure reports filed through July 15.
The documents were reviewed by the Center for Res
35. Romney Leads the Pack With Local Campaign Contributions
- Thursday, April 26, 2007
Memphis-area supporters of Mitt Romney, the deep-pocketed Republican businessman from Massachusetts sometimes described as that state's "CEO Governor," write the biggest checks.
Local campaign contributors attracted to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are more numerous. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a small coterie of Memphis campaign donors who nonetheless dig deep into their wallets for him.
36. Archived Article: Law (y2k Act)
- Thursday, May 20, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Legislating litigation Y2K Readiness and Responsibility Act is designed to reduce the amount and cost of Y2K litigation that could occur in 2000 By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The U.S. House of Representatives took a flying...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 03, 1998
William N William N. Reed has been named president and chief operating officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. Reed concentrates his practice in litigation. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Th...