VOL. 124 | NO. 132 | Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Boxes in which to pack the knickknacks, papers and personal effects accumulated over the course of 17 years as the city’s chief executive line the hallway outside Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s office at City Hall.
• Board says company has performed well
The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday on a 7-6 vote a resolution declaring the mayor’s office vacant as of July 31.
Although the city’s airport garners the most attention because of its ranking as the world’s busiest for air cargo, Memphis’ road system is the foundation for its status as a logistics and distribution nexus.
Although wait times may be shorter for organ transplants in Memphis than other areas of the country, the need remains critical for more people to sign up as donors.
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
DALLAS (AP) - Discount carriers Southwest, AirTran and Frontier touched off a round of fare sales with prices below $100 on many shorter routes.
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer loan delinquencies edged up to another record high in the first quarter, according to data released Tuesday by the American Bankers Association.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president’s proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. lost a big round Tuesday in its court battle against former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg.
NEW YORK (AP) - Groups representing plaintiffs in car accidents said Monday they would oppose General Motors' attempt to quickly exit bankruptcy protection, arguing that hundreds of victims could be hurt by the government-led plan.
NEW YORK (AP) - Automotive parts supplier Lear Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after receiving support it needed from lenders and bondholders to reorganize its struggling business.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New safety standards aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks are part of a government effort to try to make food safer to eat.