VOL. 124 | NO. 115 | Monday, June 15, 2009
The Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to hear a direct appeal of a judgment against the city of Memphis in the long-running city schools funding lawsuit.
Shelby County Commissioners are within sight of the end of their budget year with today’s meeting.
Wall Street megabanks poised to repay the government’s bailout money aren’t the only ones eager to disentangle themselves from the grip of Uncle Sam.
Patrick McGrail started Paper Trace LLC with $35,000 in personal savings five years ago and since has grown it into an operation with $1.4 million in annual revenue.
Jess Parrish used to say that when he started Shelby State Community College in 1970, he ran it out of the trunk of his car. His comment reflected the hard work it took to start a two-year college. Parrish also was acknowledging some of the perceptions about community colleges that exist to this day – eight years after SSCC merged with State Technical Institute to become Southwest Tennessee Community College, the largest community college in the state.
Gov. Phil Bredesen made an eye-opening comment this past March when he met with the editorial board of The Tennesseean, Nashville’s daily newspaper.
The current Shelby County construction project to replace 3.5 miles of two-lane Houston Levee Road from the Wolf River Bridge to Macon Road with a nicer two-lane road has many detractors. I am one of them.
The various ensembles of the Memphis Youth Symphony present eight concerts each year, but for the first time MYS has slated a concert to be played by grownups.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has agreed to the House version of a bill to change the way judicial vacancies are filled in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to enact a minimum residential building code around Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen's spending plan is headed for a full Senate vote with the deletion of some proposed cuts by Republican lawmakers.
TEMPE, Arizona (AP) - US Airways Group Inc. is asking 400 flight attendants to take up to 16 months off in response to overstaffing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The publishers of RiseUp, a short-lived newspaper insert dealing with race and ethnicity, have filed for bankruptcy.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Insurer Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. said Friday it will offer shares of stock for sales proceeds of up to $750 million.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.
LONDON (AP) - With swine flu now an official pandemic, the race is on among drugmakers to produce a vaccine.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Globe is reporting that three area businessmen, including a member of the family that once owned the newspaper, have emerged as possible buyers.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp.'s top purchasing executive abruptly stepped down Friday to pursue what the company said were other career opportunities.
WASHINGTON (AP) - General Motors and Chrysler executives defended the closings of hundreds of dealerships Friday as House lawmakers questioned whether the decisions would save any money or help the troubled companies rebound.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mutual fund billionaire John Calamos fields the question frequently from investors: Just what exactly is a convertible bond?
NEW YORK (AP) - Commodities broke their winning streak Friday and retreated, as investors worried that prices might have shot up too fast.