VOL. 126 | NO. 234 | Thursday, December 1, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission could approve a contract with an education consultant at its Thursday, Dec. 1, meeting.
City’s animal services looks for new beginning at facility
The city’s long-beleaguered animal services department will showcase its brand new $7.1 million facility at 2350 Appling City Cove Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. with a grand opening celebration that will include tours for the public and face painting and other activities for young visitors.
4Memphis magazine, formerly VIP Memphis Magazine, is under new ownership.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Re-signing center Marc Gasol is the Memphis Grizzlies' top priority right now as the franchise attempts to maintain the momentum created during last season's playoff run, general manager Chris Wallace said Thursday.
With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.
In 2008, nexAir, a Memphis-based company that specializes in the distribution of gases such as nitrogen and oxygen to hospitals and other medical facilities, was looking for a way to be more efficient.
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board. Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo.
Since June 2003, the Memphis-based law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has grown from 270 lawyers and public policy advisers to 625.
With the holiday season in full swing, ads touting the latest and greatest tablet and smartphone devices abound.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Kathy Laughter Laizure began volunteering with the Community Legal Center in Memphis relatively early in her career. In an effort to help people who couldn’t afford legal representation, she would accept as many pro bono assignments from the organization as possible.
Ray’s Take: Baby Boomers are on the brink of retirement. Or are they? The recent market downturn changed retirement plans for many people as investments shrank and homes lost their value.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service in Nashville has $2.1 million in tax refund checks it has been unable to deliver to Tennesseans.
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Census figures bear out the anecdotal evidence of more children in poverty that Tennessee schools have been seeing.
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. (AP) – The Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee has upgraded its Engine Data Acquisition and Processing System in what facility officials call a milestone.
NASHVILLE (AP) – About 100 public libraries across Tennessee will soon be sharing an online library catalog.
BOSTON (AP) – Workers continued to stash more money in their 401(k) plans in the third quarter, but the stock market's sharp decline only left them further behind in reaching their savings goals.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy expanded at a slow to moderate pace over the past two months in most areas of the country, but overall hiring was weak, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. workers increased their productivity over the summer by the most in a year and a half but the gain was smaller than initially thought.
NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein can be deposed in a civil case even before the April criminal trial of a former Goldman Sachs board member accused of insider trading, a judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A contentious labor dispute between the government and Boeing Co. that spawned a national political fight likely will be settled after the company and the Machinists union announced Wednesday they'd reached a tentative deal on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Any extension of this year's payroll tax cut must be paid for with savings from elsewhere in the budget, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – On the attack, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday of a "massive blow to the economy" if Republicans oppose him over extending a payroll tax cut, as he campaigned for more money in the pockets of U.S. workers – and in his campaign treasury.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are maneuvering to short-circuit an effort by Democrats on the National Labor Relations Board to approve rules that would quicken the pace of union elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama administration officials promised Wednesday to make changes before the Christmas travel season aimed at preventing nightmare scenarios like the one in October when hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours on planes in Hartford, Conn., during a freak snowstorm.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Angered by President Barack Obama's delay of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, Senate Republicans are moving to force him to act.
WASHINGTON (AP) – This should be a great time to buy a first home. Prices have sunk to 2002 levels. Sellers are waiting anxiously as homes languish on the market. Mortgage rates are their lowest ever.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes jumped in October to the highest level in a year. But the gain follows three months of declines and isn't enough to signal a housing recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials needs to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that has flourished despite repeated government warnings.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – More than 400 companies selling cosmetic and other personal care products have removed potentially hazardous chemicals from them, after a seven-year campaign by a large coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Congress is taking the wrong approach to fighting online piracy.