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1. Top Lawmakers Wrapping up Catchall Spending Bill
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional negotiators raced to complete an agreement Monday on a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.
2. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
3. Judge Likely to Approve AMR Bankruptcy Exit
- Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge signaled Thursday that he is leaning toward approving American Airlines' emergence from bankruptcy protection but wanted more time to reflect.
"I'm finding the arguments in favor of confirmation fairly persuasive," Judge Sean H. Lane said from the bench. He could sign off on American's restructuring plan at the next hearing on Sept. 12 or in a written decision prior.
4. Judge Raises Free Speech Question About SEC Disclosure Rule
- Monday, March 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court judge asked Friday how a new federal rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose payments of $100,000 or more to foreign governments squares with the First Amendment's free speech protection.
5. Saluting UNCF Founder Patterson
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Black History Month celebrations are incomplete without a salute to nationally recognized fundraiser Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund. Named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Patterson was committed not only to fundraising but to collective fundraising that has changed the lives of generations of African-Americans.
6. Court: Obama Appointments are Unconstitutional
- Monday, January 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.
7. US Economic Recovery is Weakest Since World War II
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest.
8. Court Leaves Ruling Against Big Tobacco Intact
- Monday, July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.
The companies sought to overturn a federal judge's order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.
9. Tax Reform in This Election year: It's Not Likely
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tax reform sounds like a good idea to lots of people, but where to start? Eliminate the popular deduction for home mortgages? End the write-off for charitable contributions? How about expanding the Social Security payroll tax?
10. Obama Takes on Big Government: 'It Has to Change'
- Monday, January 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking more power to shrink the government, President Barack Obama on Friday suggested smashing six economic agencies into one, an election-year idea intended to halt bureaucratic nightmares and force Republicans to back him on one of their own favorite issues.
11. Nation Adds 200K Jobs in December Hiring Surge
- Monday, January 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand.
12. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor'
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.
13. Unemployment Claims Lowest Since '08
- Friday, December 23, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – In in the latest sign that the U.S. economy is surging at year's end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession.
14. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Since March 2009
- Friday, December 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
15. A GOP Debt Plan Would Hit Some Popular Tax Breaks
- Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of taxpayers who take advantage of deductions for mortgage interest, charitable donations and state and local taxes would be targeted for potential tax hikes under a GOP plan to raise taxes by $290 billion over the next decade to help reduce the nation's deficit.
16. Supreme Court Will Hear Health Care Case This Term
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – a case that could shake the political landscape as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term.
17. Cain Tweaks 9-9-9 Tax Plan to Allow Exemptions
- Monday, October 24, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain on Friday redefined his tax plan to exclude the poorest Americans and to allow some deductions, abandoning the zero-exemption feature of his "9-9-9" proposal that helped win headlines but would have meant a tax increase for 4 out of 5 Americans.
18. Feds Still Mum on Reason for Gibson Raids
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
Federal officials have shed a little light on last month’s raid of Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Memphis and Nashville – but not too much.
19. Families Urge Action as US Drafts Alzheimer's Plan
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers – and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father could get some rest.
20. Gang of 6 Deficit Effort Gains Momentum
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators said Tuesday that they've reached agreement on a major plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the coming decade in what could be a bold entry into a debate on the deficit long bogged-down by bitter partisanship.
21. Obama Reaps Victory as Judges Uphold Health Law
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans.
22. New Rules to Cut Confusion on Sunscreen Claims
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers and other claims on sunscreens.
Under new rules published Tuesday, sunscreens will have to prove they filter out both ultraviolet B rays and ultraviolet A rays to claim they protect against skin cancer.
23. Obama Gains Foothold; GOP Autumn Surge Behind Him
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.
24. Southwest Closes $1B Purchase of AirTran
- Tuesday, May 03, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. has closed its purchase of AirTran.
For travelers, nothing much changes right away. Travelers will continue to deal with whichever airline sold them their ticket. And policies such as checked bag fees will stay the same for now. AirTran charges for checked baggage, while Southwest allows two bags for free.
25. Alexander Questions Federal Standards
- Monday, April 25, 2011
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the federal government should stop grading schools as part of the federal No Child Left Behind standards.
“I think it’s time to get Washington out of the business of announcing whether schools in Germantown and Collierville are succeeding or failing,” the Tennessee Republican told a group of about 200 Thursday at the Germantown Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.
26. Both Parties Helped Run Up US $14 Trillion Debt
- Friday, April 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two centuries after America's birth, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. Just three decades later, it has soared above $14 trillion, and accusations of blame are flying. Both Republicans and Democrats played major roles in driving the figure sky high.
27. Wiseman ‘Sets the Table’ for Policy as Lawyer, GOP Chair
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Like most lawyers, some of whom will point to the first time they watched Perry Mason or read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Lang Wiseman gets asked a lot about how he got into the field of law.
28. 20 States Ask Judge to Throw Out Obama Health Law
- Friday, December 17, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.
The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.
29. States Cutting Benefits for Public-Sector Retirees
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – William Liberty began as a trash collector in Lindenwold 37 years ago and worked his way up to public works supervisor. Until recently, he figured he would hold on to the job until he turned 65.
30. 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.
31. Memphis Hospitals Named to U.S. News List
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Two Memphis hospitals made the best hospitals list in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of health care facilities.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ranked first in the nation for pediatric cancer. Last year, the hospital ranked third on the list.
32. Obama Walk in Sand is Prelude to Primetime Speech
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
33. Ex-WaMu CEO Defends Bank's Actions Before Failure
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The former CEO of Washington Mutual, the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, on Tuesday defended the bank's actions to reduce risks from the looming housing bust.
Kerry Killinger, who led the Seattle-based thrift, also argued that WaMu had adequate capital and shouldn't have been seized by the government in September 2008. The bank "should have been given a chance to work its way through the crisis," Killinger said in testimony prepared for a hearing by a Senate panel.
34. Unemployment Eclipses Fiscal Jolt
- Friday, February 19, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The jobless got a hand. Taxpayers got tax breaks. And a sinking economy stabilized.
But the public’s response to President Barack Obama’s recession-fighting policies has been increasingly dreary. And the reason is simple: six months of unemployment above 9.6 percent.
35. Obama Open to Every Good Idea to Stop Job Losses
- Friday, December 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he's "open to every demonstrably good idea" to reverse the worst job losses in decades. But Obama said the government's resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector.
36. Jobless Rate Tops 10 Percent For First Time Since ’83
- Monday, November 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The national unemployment rate has passed the psychological threshold of 10 percent for the first time since 1983 – and is likely to go higher.
Nearly 16 million people can’t find jobs even though the worst recession since the Great Depression has apparently ended. Persistently high unemployment could hurt the recovery by restraining consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of the economy.
37. Job Losses Mar Recovery, Create Woes for Dems
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A distressed economy is widely blamed for President George H.W. Bush's re-election defeat in 1992, and a decade earlier, for the loss of 26 House seats in midterm elections by Ronald Reagan's Republicans. Yet in both instances recession had already ended or was winding down.
38. High Court to Review Local Gun Laws
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment, ensuring another high-profile battle over the rights of gun owners.
39. Appeals Court Overturns Campaign Finance Rules
- Monday, September 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent advocacy groups will be able to spend more money to try to influence federal elections under a decision Friday from a federal appeals court that overturned rules limiting nonprofits' campaign spending.
40. Job Losses Slow As Unemployment Dips
- Monday, August 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers sharply scaled back layoffs in July, and the unemployment rate dipped for the first time in 15 months, sending a strong signal that the worst recession since World War II is finally ending.
41. HUD Official Calls Memphis Public Housing Efforts ‘Extraordinary’
- Monday, August 10, 2009
Ronald Sims, deputy secretary of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, came to Memphis just days before Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton left office last month.
Among his hosts were two of the contenders in the coming special election, Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and interim Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery, who still served as chairman of the City Council at the time.
42. HUD Official: Memphis Public Housing Reforms A National Model
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
In the last days of the Herenton administration, officials from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development have been using the city’s conversion of public housing projects to mixed-use communities as an example for the nation.
43. 467K US Jobs Cut in June; 9.5 Percent Jobless
- Friday, July 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting the economy’s road to recovery will be bumpy.
44. Stimulus Money Boosts Health Clinics Serving Poor
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) - Homeless teenagers at a central Colorado shelter are feeling the effect of the U.S. government's economic stimulus package. It's the feeling of a dentist's drill.
45. Obama Spells Out Major Financial Rules Overhaul
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new "rules of the road" for the nation's financial system Wednesday, casting the changes as a critically important response to the economic crisis and the greatest regulatory transformation since the Great Depression.
46. Report Concludes Uninsured Are Costly For All
- Friday, May 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Health insurance premiums for an average family are $1,000 a year higher because of costs of health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.
And private coverage for the average individual costs an extra $370 a year because of the cost-shifting, which happens when someone without medical insurance gets care at an emergency room or elsewhere and then doesn't pay.
47. Congress Has Little Appetite For Health Care Taxes
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s the toughest question of all in the debate over revamping the nation’s health care system – how to pay for expanding coverage to nearly 50 million uninsured people.
Ask lawmakers about raising taxes and the responses range from emphatic opposition to noncommittal statements about “putting everything on the table.”
48. AP Poll: After Obama's 100 Days, US on Right Track
- Friday, April 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people jobless. Billions of dollars in bailouts. Trillions of dollars in U.S. debt. And yet, for the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is on the right track.
49. Federal Deficit Totals $164.4B in November
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government registered a record budget deficit for the month of November, reflecting the impact of a recession on tax receipts and the mounting costs of the $700 billion financial rescue program.
50. GOP Open Seats Boost Democrats House Chances
- Monday, October 27, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A rush of Republican retirements has positioned Democrats to pick up 20 or more seats in the House and transform what might otherwise be a march to modest gains on Election Day into a wave to a lopsided majority.
51. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
52. Sports-Related Cases Heat up in Media
- Thursday, May 08, 2008
When a professional athlete goes to trial, the media shines a bright light.
And ESPN.com writer and commentator Lester Munson told a group of Memphis lawyers the light can distort appearances and even become too much of a temptation for judges.
53. Republican Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.
54. National Debt Hits $9 Trillion for the First Time
- Friday, November 09, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - The national debt has hit $9 trillion for the first time.
The Treasury Department, which issues a daily accounting of the debt, said Wednesday that the debt subject to limit was at $9 trillion on Tuesday. It was $8.996 trillion on Monday.
55. Some Banks may be Poised to Gain Mortgage Business Amid Housing Industry's Troubles
- Friday, August 24, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Where other lending executives see misfortune, Ronald Hermance sees a chance to grab business from the competition.
Hermance's bank, Hudson City Bancorp Inc., a regional savings and loan in Paramus, N.J., with $50 billion in assets, is handling a 25 percent increase in mortgage applications this year, even as investors stay away from nearly all types of home loans.
56. Thompson Senate Campaign Manager Takes Over Likely Prez Effort
- Thursday, August 09, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred Thompson on Wednesday tapped the man he credits with saving his 1994 Senate campaign to take over his likely presidential bid.
Bill Lacy, a former strategist for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and Republican National Committee, will run day-to-day operations of Thompson's committee to "test the waters" for a presidential run.
57. News Analysis: Thompson's Road to Official Candidacy Less Than Smooth
- Thursday, August 02, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Not yet a declared White House candidate, Republican Fred Thompson may as well be for all his recent stumbles, from a staff shake-up to subpar fundraising to inconsistent answers about his resume.
58. Fred Thompson Shakes up His Campaign Staff
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is shaking up his still-unofficial campaign, replacing his top aide with a former Michigan senator and a veteran Florida strategist.
59. With Substance Lacking - For Now - Thompson's Strength is His Style
- Friday, July 06, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred Thompson's easygoing, no-nonsense style is clearly his strength and undoubtedly has helped him soar in presidential polls. But it may only get him so far.
Sooner or later, the all-but-declared candidate will have to answer the question: What else do you offer?
60. The Man Who Would Be President:
- Thursday, July 05, 2007
In nearly 45 years of political involvement, Fred Thompson has seen the fortunes of his chosen political party rise and fall several times over.
Those times have changed the nature of the Tennessee Republican party but not a brand of conservatism to which Thompson is expected to give national form as a contender for the White House.
61. Thompson Teeters on Presidential Edge
- Friday, June 01, 2007
In a generally favorable profile of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson that ran in the May 20 edition of The Washington Post, Liz Garrigan wrote that she once compared the lawmaker's appearance to that of the "Star Trek" character Worf.
62. After Ignoring Others' Advice, Gilbert Discovers Enjoyable Legal Career
- Thursday, May 10, 2007
Allison T. Gilbert likes to go against the grain.
When she was searching for a job after college and without a specific career in mind, the people around her advised not to go to law school. So that was exactly what Gilbert did. Almost 10 years later, Gilbert is now a member at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and industrial real estate.
63. Local Air Traffic ControllersStruggle Under FAA Plan
- Friday, March 23, 2007
Whether he's perched in a tower gazing at a sunset or planted in a chair glued to a blip on the radar screen, Pete Sufka loves everything about being an air traffic controller.
- Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Apartment Association of Greater Memphis (AAGM) hosts its third annual "Maintenance Olympics" today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Proceeds from the fund-raising event will benefit Ronald McDonald House. For more information, contact Penny Estes at 359-1050 or email@example.com.
65. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Fidelity Investments Names Memphis Center Manager
Fidelity Investments named Dwayne Craft vice president and manager of the companys Memphis Investor Center. Craft has worked with Fidelity Investments for 14 years. He graduated from N...
66. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, July 26, 2002
A painting exhibition by Bohne Lipsey will be Aug
The Art Museum of the University of Memphis has an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for children to experience the art and culture of ancient Egypt. Admission is free, but the museum rec...
67. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 18, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: June 18-June 24 June 18 Starlit Nights, the Sharpe Planetariums summer program, continues through Sept. 16. Designed to help attendees find their way around the night sky and answer stargazing questi...
68. Archived Article: Scc (lead)
- Monday, March 12, 2001
By MARY DANDO Courts, library to benefit from county considerations By MARY DANDO The Daily News It will be a bit like Christmas today at the Shelby County Commission as resolution after resolution comes before the board to approve disbursing monies...
69. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 05, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 5-March 11 March 9 Union University will host political activist Kay Coles James as the first featured speaker for the 2001 Union Forum Series this spring. James will speak at noon in the unive...
70. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 01, 2001
The 2001 Institute on the Profession of Law at Rhodes College is 8 a The 2001 Institute on the Profession of Law at Rhodes College is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Bryan Campus Life Center. "Legislation or Litigation: Congress, Courts and ...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Larry W Louis C. Jehl Jr. was named vice president and controller of Perkins Family Restaurants. Jehl has been acting controller since February. He was previously director of treasury and strategic planning. Jehl is a graduate of Washington and Lee ...
72. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 31, 1998
Aug Aug. 31 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will offer a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. titled "An Engagement Approach to Researching, Evaluating and Understanding the Company" at the Fogelman Executive Center at...
73. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 24, 1998
Aug Aug. 24 Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will present a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. Consultant Irwin Pollack will discuss radio ad selling from 8:30 a.m. to noon and radio stat...
74. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 13, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON The higher ground Attorney Ronald Gilman to take seat on bench of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 10 By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When attorney Ronald Gilman is sworn in as a judge for the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of...
75. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 1996
01/31 Memos Jennifer Combs has joined Interstate Realty Corp. as the property manager of Apple Tree Center. Combs formerly was a property manager with Trammell Crow Co. in Florida and with Henry Turley Co. in Memphis. Stephen C. Reynolds, president ...