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1. Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws
- Monday, March 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
2. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
3. Closing Fannie, Freddie Could Boost Mortgage Rates
- Thursday, August 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.
4. Obama Pitches Mortgage Overhaul as Housing Rallies
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) – Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.
5. Senators Propose Overhaul of Housing Finance
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage guarantee giants, and shift more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector.
6. Ticket Rush: Film Fans Hand Hollywood Record Cash
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.
7. As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms, Voter Angst is Palpable
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) – Five hundred miles from Washington, the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli is filled with angst over America's elected leaders and their latest struggle to prevent a fiscal crisis.
8. On Economics, Foreign Policy, Corker Eager to Act
- Monday, December 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Bob Corker is spending a lot of time lately talking to Democrats.
The freshman lawmaker from Tennessee unveiled his own 10-year, $4.5 trillion solution for averting the end-of-year, double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and then spoke briefly last week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Deficit-cutting maven Erskine Bowles had forwarded Corker's proposal to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.
9. Georgia Drug Dealer Turns Up in Fed Case
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
When Torrance Hill testified in Memphis Federal Court this week about his role as a major drug dealer from Columbus, Ga., and the Atlanta area, it was new to the jury in the Petties drug organization trial.
10. Obama Wants Small-Business Bill This Year
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking cooperation in a polarized climate, President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to act quickly on bipartisan measures that would extend tax breaks for small businesses and help startup companies raise money. He said he would sign the legislation "right away."
11. Oden Celebrates 40 Years in 40 Days
- Monday, November 14, 2011
In 1971, when gas was 40 cents a gallon and a postage stamp sold for 8 cents, Dale Oden founded a one-man design shop in Memphis.
12. Alexander Endorses Bipartisan Debt Reduction Plan
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Sen. Lamar Alexander has endorsed a debt reduction plan that would reduce federal spending by $500 billion as a down payment to reduce the deficit.
In a statement Tuesday, Alexander, R-Tenn., said the proposal would find almost $4 trillion in reductions over the next 10 years.
13. AP IMPACT: CEO Pay Exceeds Pre-Recession Level
- Monday, May 09, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – In the boardroom, it's as if the Great Recession never happened. CEOs at the nation's largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today.
14. AG Opinion Says Memphis-Only Vote On MCS Charter Surrender
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Another day, another in a series of legal opinions that continue to better define the terms of the standoff between Shelby County’s two public school systems.
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has issued a legal opinion that confirms only Memphis voters would vote in a referendum on a Memphis City Schools (MCS) system charter surrender.
15. Senate Shuns Push for Elimination of Pet Projects
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – By a sizable – but dwindling – margin, the Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing lawmakers to keep stocking bills with home-state projects like roads, grants to local police departments and clean-water projects.
16. White House, GOP Look for Middle Ground on Taxes
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House and Republican lawmakers set the terms for a looming tax debate Sunday, coalescing around a possible temporary extension of existing income tax rates that would protect middle class and wealthy Americans from sharp tax increases next year.
17. Officials: Belt-Tightening Will Cut Major Command
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department plans to shed one of its 10 major military commands as Defense Secretary Robert Gates tries to pare billions from the Pentagon budget, officials briefed on the plan said Monday.
18. Obama Sends Congress Small Business Lending Bill
- Monday, May 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has sent Congress a proposal to create a $30 billion support program to unfreeze credit for the nation's small businesses.
The $30 billion fund would provide support to small and medium-sized banks with assets under $10 billion to encourage them to increase lending to small businesses.
19. Dodd Sees New Hope for Bipartisan Bank Bill
- Friday, February 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying a new route to break through an impasse on writing banking rules to prevent another financial meltdown.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said Thursday he has recruited Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to help draft a bill that can win the GOP support needed to get it through the Senate.
20. Banking Regulation Bill Hits Impasse in Senate
- Monday, February 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to reach bipartisan agreement on regulations to prevent another financial meltdown have reached an impasse in the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman Christopher Dodd said Friday he will move forward with his version of the bill.
21. US Senate Democrats Move to Curb Fed's Powers
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed stripping the U.S. Federal Reserve of its supervisory powers and creating instead three new federal agencies to police banks, protect consumers and dismantle failing institutions.
22. Senate Questions Obama's Financial Oversight Plan
- Friday, June 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to increase oversight of U.S. banks and other financial institutions met with skepticism on Capitol Hill on Thursday, where senators sharply questioned whether it was enough to prevent another economic meltdown.
23. Both Parties Expect Democratic Senate Pickups
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.
24. Mortgage Market Leveling Out
- Friday, January 13, 2006
The number of local mortgage filings has been dropping over the past three years, but it might have to do with the Shelby County market feeling the effects of banner activity during 2003. There were 60,812 mortgage filings in 2005, compared to 68,788 in 2004 and 82,354 in 2003. This count includes first mortgages and refinances on residential and commercial property.
25. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, June 21, 2005
The eWomenNetwork accelerated networking luncheon begins at 11:30 a
The Memphis Metro chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members meets at 11:45 a.m. today at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Cost is free for members; $25 for non...
26. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, August 02, 2004
Collierville Faces Growth With Strict Standards
The Daily News
Collierville officials view the bustling East Memphis suburb as an emerging island of commercial development, easily distinguished in its look and plan...
27. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Memphis Home Sales Still on the Rise
The Daily News
If May is any indication of things to come, Memphis-area real estate agents will be in particularly high gear during the already-busy summer months.
Still rising. Ma...
28. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
29. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Inventory Locator Service, Inc Inventory Locator Service, Inc., an aviation and marine electronic firm, has shattered the $1 million mark in total dollars bid on ILS BidQuest, the company's online procurement product, and has also exceeded the $3 mi...
30. Archived Article: Blues Ball (lead)
- Wednesday, September 20, 2000
The Blues Ball plays at Gibson Guitar Factory Gibson factory site of Blues Ball encore By Sue Pease The Daily News For a Memphis business desiring to raise awareness about its products and services, having a party, or rather "the" party of...
31. Archived Article
- Monday, May 15, 2000
Call centers: a ring of opportunity Call centers ring with opportunity for Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The world is calling, and Tennessee is picking up the phone. Call centers are a booming sector of the states economy, and representat...
32. Archived Article: Desoto (bott)
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON MarketBase 99 to showcase North Mississippi business By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News North Mississippi business and industry will be in the spotlight at DeSoto Countys third annual business exposition, an event organized by the So...
33. Archived Article: Real Fcs Expo 99 Lj
- Tuesday, March 02, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Home Expo 99 Memphis Area Home Builders Associations annual products showcase starts Friday By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Anyone considering remodeling, buying or building a home will have the opportunity this weekend to see som...
34. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
35. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
No cable - 95 percent of businesses can access compared to RR 20 percent Serving it up dish-to-dish By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News As computers get smaller and faster, businesses look for more options to get information more quickly. A new service ...
36. Archived Article: N. Ms Bus. Expo Lj
- Friday, May 01, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON North Mississippi Business Expo set for May 19 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News "Lets Get Down to Business" will be the theme of the second annual North Mississippi Business Expo, scheduled for May 19 at the Northwest Mis...
37. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, December 03, 1997
Digital versatile disk ? the well-publicized successor to VHS tapes, compact discs and CD-ROMs ? will struggle in the video and music industries but be a major success for the personal computer industry, according to a recent report from Forrester R...
38. Archived Article: Road Runner Chg
- Friday, October 17, 1997
By CAMILLE H Time Warner brings online cable service to Memphis By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Time Warner Communications high-speed, cable on-line service, Road Runner, will be available in December in selected areas of the Memphis market, com...
39. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, June 13, 1997
Robin Scott Studios has been selected by Time Warner Media for the handling of all its local commercial production and post production Robin Scott Studios has been selected by Time Warner Media for the handling of all its local commercial production...